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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By Brucerobs2
Downtown Sailing Center and more.

There are tons of options in the area.

For instructional courses, and if near the Inner Harbor, the easiest option is probably the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore (DSC). They have various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Brucerobs2
Verizon 4G transmitters work quite in the...

Verizon 4G transmitters work quite in the chessie, as their service coverage is quite good here. It creates a wireless hotspot onboard. Speed is excellent as long as the signal is good. I'm not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,022
Posted By Brucerobs2

Ive looked at this same project. There are much higher quality replacements out there, but for a price. While I can't offer a specific model, you might be able to find a drop in replacement from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,921
Posted By Brucerobs2

The easiest (and maybe fastest) solution might just pull the mast down, and rewire. Wiring the anchor,steaming,deck lights, and co ax is fairly inexpensive, straightforward, and you'll know exactly...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20,503
Posted By Brucerobs2

As you have seen, in the price range you are looking, there are many more bad boats than good. You found a promising one in this Hunter27, so keep looking so you have a comparison.
Things to look...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20,503
Posted By Brucerobs2
'80 H27 Owner

I own a 1980 H27 and Have had it for 5 years, and it's been a great boat. I sail on the Chesapeake, and use the boat regularly for day sails, overnights, and occasionally race it on Wednesday...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-06-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,101
Posted By Brucerobs2
Purpose Built boats

My parents are currently cruising the SE coast of the US, and heading to the Bahamas for the winter on their IP38. I have spent a lot of time on this boat. IP's are great for their intended purpose-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,893
Posted By Brucerobs2
We had the same problem on my parents IP. Your...

We had the same problem on my parents IP. Your odor is likely caused by two things. The stuff already in the hoses, as other have mentioned, and also the raw water coming in (after it sits in those...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 6,765
Posted By Brucerobs2
SC and Coast Guard Documentation

Look into South Carolina's regs and the US Coast Guard Documentation process for your particular situation. You MAY be able to avoid sales tax if you move it within the appropriate time frame, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By Brucerobs2

Everyone here knows that Maryland is pronounced in "I live in Bawlmer, Merlin, not 'Naplis.:D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 6,106
Posted By Brucerobs2
Same Story...

I had really bad growth this year too using the same product. Barnacles on the prop and shaft were terrible, but also lots of slime on the hull as it was second year on the ablative. It seemed a bad...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-15-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,729
Posted By Brucerobs2
Racing and the Learning Curve

You are getting some good advice here re: crewing on a race boat. While you dont fancy yourself a "racer", I think you'd be surprised at the value of it, and how fun it can be. And more importantly,...
Forum: Diesel   07-14-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By Brucerobs2
Yanmar Mechanic-Southport NC???

My parents are currently back in Southport NC, after the diesel on their Island Packet 38 failed today in a storm. They are currently troubleshooting the usual possibilities (fuel, air, oil etc), but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 5,033
Posted By Brucerobs2
Out of State purchase


My parents purchased a Florida-registered boat last year from a private party. They reside in Georgia, but keep the boat in South Carolina. In their case, they had 90 days to get the boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-03-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,223
Posted By Brucerobs2
Which Beaufort?

My parents are on their boat in Beaufort, SC right now, and are finding that area quite nice. And the winters are a little warmer...Maybe thats an option.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,214
Posted By Brucerobs2

Mine is pretty simple.

Vodka Tonic, lots of ice, a generous slice of lime. Mixed about half and half if the Vodka is top shelf, a little less if its the cheap stuff.

Just right on a hot...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By Brucerobs2
Second the Tow Plan

No first hand experience to offer but I second the tow insurance. My parents came through there a few weeks ago and made a small navigational error, and got VERY stuck as the tide went out, sat on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Brucerobs2
Broken bow Chock Bolt

So this weekends high winds,a very low tide, and probably too tight a dock line combined to break off one of the bolts that holds down a bow line chock near my bow cleat on my 80 Hunter 27. The bolt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Brucerobs2

There are several that could work well for you, but its important to check compatibility. Check the Petit web site for as they have a compatibility chart. I have used Petit Hydrocoat for the past few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Brucerobs2
Yacht Specialties

Its most likely made by Yacht Specialties. These were pretty common on 1980's vintage production boats (Hunters, and others) but are no longer in business. They are quite similar to the Edson, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-22-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Brucerobs2
Oh Yes!!

I was using a floating painter but stupidly left a short 5-6 ft section of old line tied to the dinghy but inside the dink. We sailed to Naptown. I tied the dink in tight to the stern as we came...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,649
Posted By Brucerobs2
Navionics App

I have the Navionics App, and it works OK. On my phone (newer 3G) its still a little slow for chart details to fill in when moving across screens, which is frustrating. I would use it only as a back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 22,333
Posted By Brucerobs2
Winter sailing

Charles, the weekend does look nice here as well.

My recently-retired parents have a boat that is currently in Jacksonville so I'm planning to do some sailing from FL this winter as well. Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 22,333
Posted By Brucerobs2
We sail on the Chesapeake Bay, mouth of the...

We sail on the Chesapeake Bay, mouth of the Patapsco River. Hoping to get on the water a few more times but getting ready to haul out for the winter, unfortunately. We've had a bit of a warm spell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 22,333
Posted By Brucerobs2
Gore Tex

The "sweat from the inside" or "wet from the outside" is always the rub. If its waterproof, it usually won't breath, and vice versa. The only truly waterproof AND Breathable fabric that I have used...
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