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Search: Posts Made By: northwestsailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Any info on crewed charters

You may want to make some decisions well in advance of approaching any company:

1. First, is this primarily a Vacation on a Sailboat or is it Using Some Vacation Time to Become a Better Large...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Prep boat's INTERIOR for possible knockdown

We used to carry glass wine glasses onboard, because we dislike the feel and "taste" of plastic and acrylic --- until we discovered GoVino https://www.govinowine.com/story.html) glasses while wine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,067
Posted By northwestsailor
Prep boat's INTERIOR for possible knockdown

I've been in a knockdown only once --- and that was deliberate, as we were doing a capsize course on a 19' Flying Scott. But I've also sailed on boats that were heeled so much that everything that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

Thank you to all who have responded! There are some grand ideas here.

I've also done some Googling and found a posting on sailFar.net (Vee-Berth Blues.......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Cut out centers of bulkheads: possible?

Yes, we hope that we'll find a boat with an aft toilet --- in part because using a forward toilet in a heavy sea can be very queasy-making --- but also for the reason you give. However, there are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

We weekend-cruised on a Martin 242 (almost identical to a J24 but without a forward hatch) for a few years in the Gulf Islands. At night, we put a plywood insert between the settees to make a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Cut out centers of bulkheads: possible?

We haven't bought the boat yet --- I'm in the process of doing research to find out what kind of compromises and trade-offs we'll need to make. And one of the compromises concerns interior layout.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Cut out centers of bulkheads: possible?

The reason I'm asking the question is that we don't know the right way to go about cutting out some of the center of the bulkhead --- and hope some other sailors will share their experience. That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By northwestsailor
Cut out centers of bulkheads: possible?

Can we cut out the plywood centers of bulkheads without compromising bulkhead strength? We have considered cutting them out and replacing them with lexan, but would rather have the openings, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,818
Posted By northwestsailor
Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

I've used a variety of search terms but haven't been able to find a thread that addresses where people sleep on boats and how they manage various tradeoffs in sleeping on a small boat.

If you can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Portable Generator

Where you usually sail has a huge impact on the practicality of solar power to charge batteries. In the Pacific Northwest, solar is useful for at most 3 months of the year --- while the sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Thanks to everyone who contributed serious responses to my question.
Cheers!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Newhaul, do I understand you correctly?

Five years ago, you experienced a lot of chop because of the wind and powerboats. Your Honda engine did not fit in the lazarette and spent more time with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

A dodger is the covering over the companionway, top and aft, either permanent (hard) or collapsible (canvas on struts). It allows you to sail in the rain while keeping the companionway open and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

Thanks for the input! I hadn't considered some of the boats that have been mentioned but will now do more research on them.

What I don't know is which boats I should not waste time looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

First, thank you to all of you for your thoughtful responses! Second: No, NO --- I didn't say we wouldn't be staying overnight (it's hard to do a weekend cruise without staying overnight) --- I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,062
Posted By northwestsailor
Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

We're planning to buy a 28' boat shortly after we move to the greater Seattle area, and keep it near Anacortes. I'm looking for advice or warnings about what kind of boat we should look for or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Quarter Berth Conversion

We haven't fixed on a particular boat yet but are looking at O'Day 27s, Catalina 27s, and a variety of 28-footers. 28 feet is our limit for a variety of reasons that will interest no one on this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Quarter Berth Conversion

Wonderful! That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much to both of you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By northwestsailor
Quarter Berth Conversion

Has anyone converted the quarter berth to a cockpit-accessible lazarette? Or to any use other than sleeping or I-don't-know-where-else-to-put-it storage?

None of the 28-foot candidates for a...
Forum: O'Day 09-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Replace Wheel with Tiller? Can it be done?

I want a tiller because I was a racer before I was a cruiser. A tiller lets me feel the boat, responds more quickly, is a simpler system, and responds more quickly. And, for me, a wheel on a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: O'Day 302 rear cabin, without cushions

Thanks, jimgo for your helpful response. I did see that photograph before I posted my query but I've also seen some photos of a rear cabin that appeared to have a wood base under the cushions. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By northwestsailor
O'Day 302 rear cabin, without cushions

We are trying to determine whether we can reconfigure the rear cabin on the O'Day 302 from a double-berth cabin into a combined storage room-cat bedroom.

I have searched for photos of the rear...
Forum: O'Day 09-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Replace Wheel with Tiller? Can it be done?

Thank you to all who responded, with so much detail! Your help was deeply appreciated.
E.
Forum: O'Day 09-03-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By northwestsailor
Re: Replace Wheel with Tiller? Can it be done?

Thank you both for your input. Might I ask another question? How can I find out, in advance of buying the boat, whether it is do-able?

I have not yet had the pleasure of inspecting an O'Day 30. ...
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