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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By CalypsoP35
Yes, a happy day!

You know the old saying the happiest days of a boat owner is the day he buys and the day he sells the boat. Well, I want to report, that based on my observations, the saying does not apply to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,964
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

I have eye splices in my jib sheets and rather than lash them or use soft shackles I just run the tail through the eye. I used to have the same issue with my bowlines getting caught on my shrouds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,644
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

We always take our wheel off the steering pedestal and store it in the cabin. First sail of the year last spring, I tell my daughter to let us off the mooring. I then realize, I haven't put the wheel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: ACE Insurance

My policy on my 1980 Pearson 35 is through ACE. No claims to date. I've had the policy since 2002. Very little premium inflation until last year when it went up 25% and then another 13% this year....
Forum: Chartering   12-03-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,095
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: BVI May 2015

We are going back for our third charter in the BVIs this winter and have hit all the usual places, some of which we will go back to. But I also, want to hit a new spot or two that are off the beaten...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,102
Posted By CalypsoP35
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Small cooler for weekending

I have the same issue on my P-35. Very large ice box without a lot of insulation. We also use the icebox for storage of nonperishables/drygoods. We have a large Coleman cooler that we use for cold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Boats on the hard and all wrapped up

Boat is scheduled for haul out Oct 30th.:( Insurance requires a Nov 1st haulout. Looking to get a couple more weekend sails in this weekend and next. We have a 14' sailboat that we leave by the dock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

I would take the boom off completely over the winter. Are you going to shrink wrap the boat? Put a cover on? you don't want snow and moisture getting into crevices and freezing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,297
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Dinghy question

Bill,

Congratulations on your P-35, I've had one since 2001 (1980 hull #481). While I don't cruise with a dog I have friends who do, and I can tell you when you have dog duty you do not want to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Dock or Dry Dock I can't make up my mind

We can't answer the question for you because we don't know how important that $1,000 is to you. Will you have to give up something else that is more important?

But generally speaking adding 15...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 4,522
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: When is your season over for the winter

One last sail to the Vineyard this weekend. Looking forward to a great sail, and once we get there a good dinner and watching my Red Sox at a local bar. Life is good!:)

Haul out is scheduled for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Time for a new dinghy - roll up vs. air vs. rigid floor

Before the season began I bought a 10' 10" Coastal PVC inflatable with aluminum floor. It weighs 99lbs. I've been very pleased so far, it has back splashes around the motor to keep back wash from...
Forum: Racing   10-02-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: AC 35 Challenger of Record

Every other sailboat race in the world has boats, AC is supposed to be special, see if you can build a boat faster then mine. The only thing I would like to see is for more boats, err, jets to be...
Forum: Racing   09-07-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 6,364
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: America's Cup opening races

I miss the 12 meters in Newport as well. However, the 12's were a bastardized version of the AC. The genesis of the AC was, I have a bad a**s boat come see if you can beat it.

80% of all sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,102
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: oops

Bad day, that's one sailing day I'd rather be in the office working!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,657
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Neverwet should have many boating applications

I wonder how good it is for keeping bird droppings from sticking to canvas. It might be a better water replent for dodgers.
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Rigging question - What's this for?

My guess is that it keeps the boom from moving and banging around when the sails are down.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,893
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Cleaning a PVC dinghy

Answer: You pay more for it.:D I use Petit bottom paint for Inflatables. It has worked really well up here on Cape Cod. I just bought a new quart, it was $83 at West Marine, then I went to my local...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,586
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Using Bottom Paint on Brass Propeller

I've been using Trilux prop and drive spray, with limited success. By the end of the season it is pretty much all worn off. But now that I look at the label, it says for "aluminum" props. "Copper as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,570
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

My understanding is that coming about and gybing are both forms of tacking. I could very well be wrong (and it wouldn't be the first time), but that is what I was taught. Hence, the skipper should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,533
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Inflatable tender for 30' sailboat

I keep my dinghy in the water all season long early May 'till end of October. we botom paint it with inflatable rubberized bottom paint. We never haul it out to clean it during the season. We're in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,498
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: iling Into A Storm (img)

That looks like the wave my wife was describing to me as she gazed to the stern of our boat the first time we got caught in storm. (Yes, I know we were only in 5' seas, but you'd never know it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,587
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: Gelcoat Mildew-I'm so sick of gelcoat mildew

Granted, I'm in the NE, not the PNW, but I have never seen black mildew on a well cleaned and buffed gel coat that is protected by a wax finish. I get mildew on various surfaces (generally below...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By CalypsoP35
Re: What kind of paint should I use?

If I had teak veneer on my cabin walls, I would strip it and varnish it. People pay good money for teak veneer. I just started stripping my varnished veneer cabin floor. I'm surprised how easily I am...
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