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Search: Posts Made By: rleslie
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By rleslie
By moving your boom 12", you will loose approx....

By moving your boom 12", you will loose approx. 4% of your sail area and raise the center of effort. You may want to consider loosing the vang and keeping the mizzen as originally designed. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 12,581
Posted By rleslie
Last time I checked, that is allowed in a...

Last time I checked, that is allowed in a capitalistic economy. If their prices are so out of line, it leaves the door open to other marine retailers to move in.

I make most of my purchases thru...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-23-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,573
Posted By rleslie
"The Complete Sailor" is an excellent book, but...

"The Complete Sailor" is an excellent book, but it can be over-kill if you are starting from scratch. I would recommend trying to find the ASA
"Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard" (101) text book. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 416
Posted By rleslie
Liveaboard Dock Available Pamlico Sound

We own a lot in Far Creek Harbor, Engelhard, NC and have enough room for another 44' sailboat (max 5' draft). We will rent it for $2500 per year. Engelhard is east of Belhaven and Swan Quarter.....50...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 13,509
Posted By rleslie
I singlehanded our Brewer 42 Ketch (same bottom...

I singlehanded our Brewer 42 Ketch (same bottom config. as the 12.8)for five days in Novenber from Belhaven, NC to Georgetown, SC. Four of those days were strictly motoring on the ICW and one was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,520
Posted By rleslie
A lot of it may have something to do with having...

A lot of it may have something to do with having kids. My wife and I were avid sailors until we found out we were expecting our first child. We sold the boat so she could quit working and be a stay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,307
Posted By rleslie
Look at the Furuno 1724C NavNet vx2 on ...

Look at the Furuno 1724C NavNet vx2 on pyacht.com for $2318. Great unit!!

Roger
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2006
Replies: 173
Views: 22,701
Posted By rleslie
Geeeez, you guys have it made. The best I can...

Geeeez, you guys have it made. The best I can get out of my galley wench is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!!!!

roger
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By rleslie
Craig All of the Whitby and Brewers that I...

Craig

All of the Whitby and Brewers that I have seen have the vent. Yes, the pipe does loop above the vent. Also, the supply side of the hose opens below the engine in the bilge. If any water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By rleslie
venting

On our Brewer center cockpit, the engine room vent is outboard of the cockpit on the port side. It is approx 4" above the deck and has a ABS cowl vent:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 4,000
Posted By rleslie
To get the most out of your solar panels you will...

To get the most out of your solar panels you will need a MPPT Solar Charge Controller (just google "MPPT" and you will find numerous sources). I doubt that they are compatible with wind generators....
Forum: Living Aboard 12-17-2006
Replies: 157
Views: 23,883
Posted By rleslie
Rights?

Cap'n Dave

The reason you don't list all of the regs here is because they do not exist. There are no regs anywhere that give anyone the "right" to permanently anchor/moor anywhere. (Please note...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-27-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 3,746
Posted By rleslie
Scuba Compressor

Scubaman

I''ve been looking into this also. What I have found is cost prohibitive for us so far. The best, in terms of quality and function, is the Yanmar diesel compressor = $8000. I found...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-02-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By rleslie
Cruising: A Way of Life or Vacation?

Tom

Let me know where you''ll be working and my wife and I will drop-in and say hello while on our never-ending vacation. (grin)

Actually Tom, you do make a good point. Working in a community...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By rleslie
Can anyone identify this

Let me try again:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stoutwench/detail?.dir=2b68&.dnm=bf9d.jpg&.src=ph

I e-mailed the pic to Ted and he indicated that each builer had their own construction methods...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By rleslie
Can anyone identify this

This is a picture of the centerboard on a Brewer 12.8. The u-bolt on the left is where the cable attaches to the keel to raise/lower. Can anyone tell me what the heck the screw to the right could be...
Forum: herSailNet 01-02-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By rleslie
One sink or two

We are refitting our galley and can not decide on one large sink or two small sinks. We would love to hear your thoughts (pros & cons). I really don''t like the thought of two small sinks, but have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By rleslie
GPS & Computer

Corbin39sailor

Now you have REALLY done it!!! One more gizmo to consider!! I''ve spent the last 6 months researching GPS/Chartplotters. I finally made my decision and was about to make my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By rleslie
Regatta Pointe Marina - Sensitity

The Brewer we purchased 2 monmths agp was docked in RPM for about one year. I spent 4-5 nights on the boat and really came away with a good impression of the Marina and the staff. Sorry to hear...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By rleslie
Regatta Pointe Marina - Sensitity

Is this the Regatta Point Marina in Palmetto, Fla that you are discussing?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By rleslie
whitby 42

Go to the Whitby/Brewer Assoc: http://www.bcpl.net/~bcboykin/whitby_home2.htm

AND

Join the SailNet e-mail list for Whitbys. Lots of good info in the archives.

The Whitby''s with bowsprits...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By rleslie
Sealant for aluminum fuel tank

I need to re-install the 12"x12" aluminum access lid to my aluminum diesel fuel tank.
What sealant/caulk can be used for this application?

Thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,735
Posted By rleslie
38-42 cruiser recomendations

Ben,

We recently purchased a Brewer 12.8 (42''). I have only been able to sail her twice, 3 hr sea trial and 10 hrs moving her to a yard to be pulled, she sails beautifully. 14 knots apparant and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By rleslie
combiner used with 3-step charger?

I like the idea behind the battery combiners and have read nothing but positive comments about them, but are they necessary with a 3-step charger? If they are, how would the wiring sequence lay out?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,820
Posted By rleslie
KROGEN 38

When we first started looking, I did some research on the Krogen. I found a surveyor who was highly recommended by several sailor that I know. The surveyor indicated that he had surveyed 3 Krogens...
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