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Forum: Chartering   11-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By calamitas
daysail charter Ft Myers Fl area

Looking for a recommendation for a daysail bareboat charter near Ft Myers, Florida, later this month. Monohull suitable for three persons, 2 of them "older Americans." A bimini would be nice....
Forum: Chartering   07-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 5,369
Posted By calamitas
charters near sandusky, oh

less than 20 minutes from Sandusky you will find Port Clinton Yacht Charters.
(I rent dock space from them)
Nice people; reasonable prices.
Port Clinton Yacht Charters, Port Clinton, Ohio...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By calamitas
Marine GPS for Palm?

I use my Palm Treo 700 for many things, and I am wondering if I can also use it as a marine GPS. There are add-ons units for it that provide GPS with street navigation for land use, but I would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 224,634
Posted By calamitas
Luneburg, Nova Scotia

Luneburg, Nova Scotia
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-21-2008
Replies: 3,399
Views: 850,234
Posted By calamitas
Cruising Area

Western Lake Erie (Port Clinton area)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 8,892
Posted By calamitas
Is bottom paint necessary in fresh water?

I have seen postings in other internet forums claiming that there is no need to apply bottom paint to your fiberglass boat as long as it is used in fresh water only and hauled out at the end of each...
Forum: O'Day   12-22-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,386
Posted By calamitas
o'day hull model or any other model?

Does anyone know of a source for a hull model or other miniature representation of an O'Day 25? I would like to put a model of my boat above my mantelpiece. Thanks.
Forum: Chartering   11-27-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,198
Posted By calamitas
Charter in Mazatlan, Mexico?

Looking for recommendations for bareboat monohull charter in Mazatlan, Mexico. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By calamitas
Genoa sheets

Have a 1976 O'Day 25. I am not sure what is the best way to run the genoa sheets back to the cockpit and to get them around the winch. The last thing I tried was this: sheets run from the sail,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-10-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 5,220
Posted By calamitas
Jib vs Genoa

Boat in question is an O'Day 25, Bermuda-rigged sloop. Any general guidelines as to when to use a jib vs. using a (120) genoa? What factors help you make that choice? Wind speed? Point of sail?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By calamitas
Thumbs up thanks

Thanks, everyone. This forum is a great resource. Yes, the vent cap is open while motor is running. I will check for possible air leaks, clean the intake screen, and replace the fuel filter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By calamitas
mysteries of outboard motor behavior

Here's a newbie question for y'all:
I have a 9.9 hp Yamaha outboard on my boat. I recently replaced the fuel line with squeeze bulb to resolve a no-start problem. Now it starts every time with the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By calamitas
what I meant to say was...

Gosh, I have touch off quite a little discussion, eh?
For the record, I had a good time sailing in Canada a couple of summers ago (Georgian Bay) on a borrowed boat. Beautiful country. It just seems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By calamitas
sailing to canada from usa

Now that the boat is docked in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie, I am considering sailing up to Pelee Island, Ontario. My boat has a Porta-Pottee. I read somewhere that Canadian regulations require that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By calamitas
outboard motor newbie question

Just got a 1976 O'Day 25 with a nice Yamaha 9.9 hp outboard. Question: is one supposed to crack (slightly open) the fuel tank cap when operating the motor? Or should one keep it tightly closed? I...
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