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Search: Posts Made By: chopsy
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-19-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 10,426
Posted By chopsy
I had a friend who sailed his Com-Pac 23 from...

I had a friend who sailed his Com-Pac 23 from Atchison, Kansas to Biloxi. His comments agree with the others that a strong current is the worst part. He was not able to do any sailing until he...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By chopsy
Jeremy, If the Edson set-up has braided steel...

Jeremy, If the Edson set-up has braided steel cable attached to a quadrant on the rudder head, those cables could be loose which would allow some steering when not under sail but could slip when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By chopsy
Winter Storage in Houston/Galvaston?

Anyone have a good experience with a storage yard near Houston or Galvaston? I am stuck in Dallas for a few years and need to move my boat (Bermuda 30) from Vermont to somewhere within driving...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,659
Posted By chopsy
New York Canal System Mast Stepping?

Mornin' All,

I am sailing my Bermuda 30 from Shelburne, VT (Lake Champlain) to Florida. I have chosen to use the New York Canal system that should deliver me from Lake Champlain to the Hudson...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-10-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 18,856
Posted By chopsy
Feroni, I guess I can't speak to the Formosa 41...

Feroni,
I guess I can't speak to the Formosa 41 exactly, but I had an Island Trader 41. Both William Garden ketches off the same plans. THe builders in the Far East all used the same plans to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By chopsy
Michael, As Vasco mentioned, there is...

Michael,
As Vasco mentioned, there is Fernandina Beach, but just a bit further up the St. Mary's River is ....well, St. Mary's. A tiny community with several liveaboards there at the waterfront all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-29-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 7,077
Posted By chopsy
Labatt, Whoops! Shows what I know. After...

Labatt,

Whoops! Shows what I know. After reading the Pelican blog, I see that there IS a Canal going south. See, paydirt! Do the Prospector Dance. I checked all of the canal in Google Earth and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 7,077
Posted By chopsy
Hey Cruiserwannabe, Paydirt! Thanks for the...

Hey Cruiserwannabe,

Paydirt! Thanks for the link to s/v Pelican's blog. This was exactly the sort of info I was after.

To everyone else,

Thanks for the spirited discussion. I plan on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-28-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 7,077
Posted By chopsy
Sail out of Lake Champlain to Florida

I am looking to sail out of Lake Champlain, headed to Florida. No Floatilla, No children, send Rum!

Really, looking for advice from who has done this. Canal passages, best time of year, and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By chopsy
property taxes while cruising

Jack,

Thanks for the great information. I don''t think I will be in Florida (or any U.S. state) for too long (more than 90 days) I am anxious to explore the islands south. My "real" address, if I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By chopsy
Property tax while cruising

I screwed up and put this under the wrong discussion group the first time, my apologies!

I''ve been living on my boat for the last few months, swinging between Florida and Georgia with the whimsy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By chopsy
property taxes while cruising

I''ve been living on my boat for the last few months, swinging between Florida and Georgia with the whimsy of the tide and am ready to go cruising. I have no Georgia address, no Florida address....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 6,585
Posted By chopsy
Simpson Lawrence 555 windlass rebuild

Hey all,

Anybody have information on rebuilding/ servicing a Simpson Lawrence 555 manual windlass? Mine is in really good shape I think, but probably needs service. I have no manual and no clue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By chopsy
Looking for good insurance

I seem to be in the market for boat insurance in the next couple of months. Anyone have suggestions of who they are with, most importantly, how did they treat you when you had a claim?

Thanks!
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,047
Posted By chopsy
Key Bank Financing, maybe not so good.

Does anyone else have experience with financing their boat loan with Key Bank? We had ours financed with them by way of Essex Credit. Then we had an insurance claim (not our fault, another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 4,439
Posted By chopsy
Cleaning Brass

I have used "Never Dull" it works wonders. You have to remove all the crutsits first. You can find it at the automotive parts store. It is cotton inprgnated with something to clean metals. It works...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By chopsy
NOT painting wooden spars--and a delicious tip

Bruce,

As I have been in the market for new wooden masts for my boat I can give you an indication of price. We have a 41'' ketch. The main is about 50'' long and the mizzen about 45''. The quotes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By chopsy
Why painted tips on wood masts?

Jeff,

Thanks for the response! That is interesting. I am building new masts for our boat and wondered if it would br appropriate to paint any parts of the new masts .

Paul G
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By chopsy
Why painted tips on wood masts?

Anyone know the technical/traditional reason why the top few feet of wood masts were painted white? Is there an actual proportion or percentage of mast length to be painted?

Just wondering.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By chopsy
Insurance claims...how long?

Well, as of late Friday night (40 days after I filed my claim)I think I have finally come to an agreement with my insurance company! Naturally I do not have a check in my hand, and they legally have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By chopsy
NOT painting wooden spars--and a delicious tip

Bruce,

I took off years of old enamel paint and varnish from our spruce spars with just a paint scraper. No heat gun, no chemicals. The absolute key to success without damaging the wood by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By chopsy
Insurance claims...how long?

I have not had any individual who I have hired to survey the damage to my boat. I have interviewed the repair yard that my insurance co. had quote the work. I spent 3 hours with them on a Monday...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 3,914
Posted By chopsy
Begginner sailor, looking for advice on purchasing boat

James

Listen to Jack, he helps me all the time! The only thing I could add (since I am ready to cruise, but not there yet...oh..so close) is to keep in mind is that if your budget for a boat is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By chopsy
Cetol

We would never use any nasty Cetol on Gypsy. We ONLY go with varnish. I have varnished miles of teak and I would never do it any other way. Now....that being said, I saw a boat the other day and was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,991
Posted By chopsy
My boat wont start. HELP

Petunia

I am sure that you checked this already, but it happened to a friend of mine that circumnavigated twice, so it''s seems worth mentioning. He could not figure out how to get the diesel to...
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