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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By mad_machine
Re: What kind of boat is this?

they are a pretty boat.. and very bluewater capable. the SC31 is near the top of my list for "next boat"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,223
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

not the first time I have heard of this phenomenon. I remember reading of a sailor in the gulf of mexico coming across a "lens" of fresh from the Mississippi. It stopped his boat dead from both the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Mike Anderson still makes the very simple system that they Padey's used. I like it because it is both simple and not very bulky looking. Most of the ones I see are huge affairs bolted to the sterns...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,821
Posted By mad_machine
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

That was my point.. when you look at the price a small "weekender" like this goes for.. the half million dollar boats do not seem so bad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Oysterman 23

I almost bought one of these boats several years ago. I love Chesapeake Skipjacks and it seemed like the perfect small replica.. but the guy wanted too much money for a boat that needed a lot of work
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 4,821
Posted By mad_machine
this puts the price of boats into perspective

I have personally thought that new boats were vastly overpriced. Not going into Aesthetics of sailing ability, but the idea of spending half a million or more on something you can get on a comparably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By mad_machine
Re: New Jersey sailing

for such a small state, NJ has a -lot- of coastline (all but the border to NY is water) and sailing and boating varies from the heavy traffic of the NYC harbor to long reaches of lonely beaches with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,689
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

if I were single-handing I would not want a boat I could not "manhandle" the controls if the worst were to happen. Just imagine a serious power failure when you depend on electric winches, hydraulic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Chain Plates

buying Chinese may not be bad.. if you can be assured that the company that is importing them is "sitting on" the manufacturing plant to keep tolerances and quality up.

The Chinese are perfectly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Chain Plates

They are about to pour me a custom bow roller:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,759
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Colregs? Who cares?

the USCG uses Diesel Electrics for their ice breakers and buoy tenders. They never gave up on the tech.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,863
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

If you do not mind building them yourself.. John Welsford has several CB boats with cabins that are extremely skinny water able with the board up.

Pathfinder is available with a cabin.

The rest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Pet bird on board

I have a pet conure, the only destruction she does is to me when she is peeved. I think she draws blood at least once a week. Other than that, she is well behaved and actually quiet compared to other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,736
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Sailing a winter sport?

Around here a lot of the marina's pull their docks for the winter. Even if you wanted to leave your boat in, you can't
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Camp stove on a boat

ever read some of the horror stories with those butane stoves? I know they are supposed to back the cylinder out when they get too hot, but in many of the cases I have read, they don't and makes a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 115,455
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Show me your sailboat's interior

I just started the cabin part of my refit of my Sea Sprite 23. While it will never measure up to some of the boats here, you can be assured that any tours will be -very- short.

This is how the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Off Center Harbor

I subscribe. I love their videos!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 18,412
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Boat sank at the dock

when my boat goes in this spring (hopefully) I am going to pay a little extra for them to do what they do with the wooden boats.. leave them in the slings overnight. It has been a few years since my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,661
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

my sea sprite is 51 years old and it's cockpit drains go straight down to thruhulls. I know it seems weird, but it works. I imagine there is a reason Alberg Designed it that way
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By mad_machine
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

Chicago would definitely be interesting and would bring the racing "to the masses"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,551
Posted By mad_machine
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

AC on the Great Lakes would be wonderful...

Seriously though, I lost all interest in AC when the boats stopped looking like boats and turned into low flying airplanes with sails. I was honestly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 19,461
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

Mine is not that great.. but it does show me rebuilding my SeaSprite from stem to stern, keel to mast

Sea Sprite 23 ? Flirt | The Restoration and refit of a 1963 Sea Sprite 23...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Cancer sucks!!

Been there, Done that... I am sorry you have to go through it.

Honestly, there is nothing that can be said to ease the loss of a loved one, just be there for those that need help and do not be...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By mad_machine
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

pollution has a -lot- to do with it.. but unless the bay has oysters or the like (see the comment on the freshwater clams) there is nothing in the bay to help filter it out. Bivalves filter a lot of...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   11-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By mad_machine
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

I happen to agree with Gary here.. The history of the Chesapeake Watermen is not a pretty one, yes it is very hard work for not a lot of pay, but in many ways they brought it on themselves by way...
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