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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,647
Posted By miatapaul
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

Yes, these days you kind of have to expect to sail the keel off the older boat and plan on disposing of it when you are done. If you find a buyer it is really just a bonus to help you get a bigger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,285
Posted By miatapaul
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

If you have a Radio Shack locally with a going out of business sale this stuff is the GOOD contact cleaner, and was 40% off.

CAIG DeoxIT D5S-6 Spray 5 oz....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 2,621
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

I think it looks nice. I noticed this listing, but it is just out of my range distance wise. I do wonder how old the photos are. But if they are recent then it might be a very good boat. Simple, and...
Forum: Living Aboard   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Retiring soon...

Well it does sound like a lot of boat for a first timer. But I think it certainly can be done, but what I don't understand is he says he can't afford a power boat. Sure day to day operating expenses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

I agree with Caleb. Sounds like they are trying to make it right. It would not hurt to have someone look things over but if they announced their mistake they will likely get it all fixed.

Sent...
Forum: Chartering   04-20-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By miatapaul
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

Well I own three, but have not turned the tv tuners on any of them on in over 6 years, don't miss it at all, though I do admit to watching movies on on one, and on my computer. I will catch an...
Forum: Chartering   04-15-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,536
Posted By miatapaul
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

I agree that I would start off with a shorter charter. Keep records of your charter, and you might want to get some sort of signature from the captain if you participate in sailing. It may help if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,281
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

One other advantage of renting, is that it can give you the opportunity try out lots of different boats.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Heyo! I'm new.. but I'm looking to see if someone can help me..

Well lanyards are actually a fun craft to work on. Not only are they fun to make they are practical. This seems to appeal to a practical manly kind of guy who might want want to be macrame things...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,281
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Is their any place that rents small sailboats to tourists? You could rent a lot for $1500 and perhaps make a deal with the rental place to get a good price for the whole summer when available. Then...
Forum: US Northeast   03-31-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,434
Posted By miatapaul
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Did not even think about your size limitations. Whites could put the boat in the water, but I don't think they have had a slip available in years, at least one that can handle a sailboat. I may think...
Forum: US Northeast   03-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,434
Posted By miatapaul
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

Well one thing to keep in mind, where you put it in now, is not where you have to keep it in the future. So you can try one place and if it is not convenient or does not make you happy then find...
Forum: Electronics   03-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Harbor 25 - where to mount a chartplotter

Well welcome to the forums. That is a pretty day sailor there! Looks like you have two options either bulkhead, or a swing out companionway mount. Either will give a good view, the swing arm of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

I think there was an article last summer or so in Good old boat. The guy used contact cement. He stretchered the fabric around the foam and glued it to the back after the cement on both surfaces....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beautiful Alberg on the cover of GOB is

Well eBay claims that it is easy to get your money back, but it seems that neither buyers nor sellers are happy with the process. So for me, it would have to be "cheap enough" to not be bothered by a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,622
Posted By miatapaul
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Not much of my list is out of the ordinary for spring commissioning, the only real difference is that it all has to be done at once by a deadline. You might not worry that much about lifelines, and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,622
Posted By miatapaul
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Well you want to make sure everything is top shape. Did you have a survey done before purchase? If so then they likely gave you a list of things, normally listed as safety, urgent, and optional type...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Luger Voyager 30

The think with Luger boats is that they were all kits, this means they were sold in varying degrees of disassemble for finishing by the owner. Given that they can have significant variation in layout...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,430
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

The biggest issue with AGM, gel, and lithium is the charging systems must be exactly set up to strict standards or battery life will be very very short. The system will likely cost more than both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,430
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Well my basic advice on a Ranger 29 would be similar but add a good hard wired vhf and perhaps an autopilot. I still would not do a ham or radar. Might add a small dedicated chart plotter with AIS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,430
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

OK I had a long helpful thread done, but lost it.

Basically if this boat is going to work, you are going to have to think minimalist. Living on a 30 to 35 foot boat is like living in a small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,430
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Assuming you are talking about a Ranger 23, I would rewire the basics, to ABYC standards, but no more. I would not overload the electrical system, an electric air fryer is likely going to pull too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,075
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

Well that is about 36 degrees warmer than it was in my driveway this morning! Does not sound like a bad winter low to me!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Wood selection

I have only ever heard of cherry being used on interiors. Very popular now that teak prices have gone through the roof, and actually one of favorite choices left natural. Oak has been used for boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By miatapaul
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

Well figure that they say to use at least 6000 # test webbing, so it should be a strong fitting with a backing plate. I think you would end up with leaking if there is not sufficient backing plate...
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