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Search: Posts Made By: ccollins0601
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-16-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By ccollins0601
Re: Pilothouses (good for wife?) bright and airy

If you can afford a Nauticat there are definitely (used) catamarans you can afford. Gemini, Iroquois, Edel, maybe a Prout. You just have to do your research and look a bit harder to find one. Or...
Forum: Electronics 05-12-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By ccollins0601
"Backcountry" tablet for marine use?

There's always a lot of talk here about use of mobile devices, android, ipad, etc for navigation and other sailing functions. How about this? Looks pretty neat.

Earl - Backcountry Survival Tablet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By ccollins0601
Re: Cape Cod Marine Surveyor

I've used Peter Hunt for my last two boats (one monohull, one a multihull). I recommend him highly.
RNK_web1 Ľ Page 1 of 21 (http://www.huntmarinesurvey.com/)

If you can be there for the survey,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By ccollins0601
Re: Do it Yourself Boat Yard Cape Cod?

I'm currently at Earl's Marina in Fairhaven and formerly Mattapoisett Boatyard. I'd recommend both. No inside storage at Earl's, not sure about Mattapoisett. I'd reckon you're going to pay dear for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-15-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By ccollins0601
I'm a multihull owner!

I went four months this year without a boat... and that was enough. After selling my O'day 27 in March I became the owner of a 30' Iroquois MK II catamaran, Cheers, in July. I have two little kids...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-17-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,519
Posted By ccollins0601
I have 1 year old twin boys who were out on our...

I have 1 year old twin boys who were out on our 27 foot sailboat starting at 5 months. Like other posters noted, they spent most of the time in their infant seats and though our sails were shorter...
Forum: O'Day 02-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By ccollins0601
Yes the frames were sound. I put the tape on the...

Yes the frames were sound. I put the tape on the inside and outside frames, and re-used the existing screws to put the frames back together. There was a strip of rubber lining the inside of the...
Forum: O'Day 02-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By ccollins0601
I took mine apart last summer, scraped out the...

I took mine apart last summer, scraped out the old caulking, and resealed with butyl tape. Seems to have worked well so far.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 2,781
Posted By ccollins0601
I think all here on Sailnet would agree the...

I think all here on Sailnet would agree the fairest unit for marina fees is horsepower.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,464
Posted By ccollins0601
The flex you are seeing is surprising. I have an...

The flex you are seeing is surprising. I have an O'Day 27 (1973) with a 12hp outboard. I have never seen any flex or weakness in the transom, and even use it as a step to get up on the boat sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By ccollins0601
We stayed at Coral Gardens B&B...

We stayed at Coral Gardens B&B (http://www.coralgardensbahamas.com/) on Great Exuma a few years back. The owners, Peter and Betty, were great hosts and the prices were very reasonable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2010
Replies: 1,053
Views: 239,315
Posted By ccollins0601
Sunset Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod ...

Sunset Barnstable Harbor, Cape Cod

http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y348/ccollins0601/PIC-0217.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By ccollins0601
My parents live on Barnstable Harbor; I have had...

My parents live on Barnstable Harbor; I have had my 4' draft sailboat in there and had no problem getting to and from the anchorage via the channel, but I wouldn't sail that boat around the harbor....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By ccollins0601
Great story about the beer bottles. I would have...

Great story about the beer bottles. I would have "chickened out" too if there wasn't a hurricane on the way.

The boat is Amulet. We are in Earl's Marina on West Island.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By ccollins0601
Buzzards Bay Sailing, racing Earl

At the beginning of my vacation last week, my brother and I had sailed Amulet, my O'Day 27, up Buzzards Bay and through the Cape Cod Canal to Barnstable Harbor.

Our trip over was leisurely,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By ccollins0601
Also check out I Heart O'Days - Model Information...

Also check out I Heart O'Days - Model Information - O'Day 27 (http://www.iheartodays.com/model_oday_27.html)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-22-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 8,744
Posted By ccollins0601
I'm 6'4" and can almost fully stand up in the...

I'm 6'4" and can almost fully stand up in the cabin of my O'Day 27; I'd say it's 6'2 or 6'3. Of course that's just in the very center of the cabin, it's an inch or two shorter everywhere else. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2010
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,733
Posted By ccollins0601
Insalis where did you get the batten stock? I am...

Insalis where did you get the batten stock? I am missing a batten and ought to do the same thing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By ccollins0601
I would look to see if the windows have been...

I would look to see if the windows have been re-bedded or replaced. If not look for evidence of leaking. The main chainplates on this boat attach to the bulkhead and are easy to inspect, but the...
Forum: Electronics 03-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,512
Posted By ccollins0601
If you're replacing an existing unit you should...

If you're replacing an existing unit you should be able to replace the transducer also using the existing hole (the transducers are all the same size as far as I've seen). I installed the Uniden last...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By ccollins0601
I also used Peter Hunt for my O'Day 27 in...

I also used Peter Hunt for my O'Day 27 in Mattapoisett, and second nomchang's recommendation.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ccollins0601
John, I sail out of Fairhaven on Buzzards...

John,

I sail out of Fairhaven on Buzzards Bay. Alwheerler's right, it's a lot of fun!

I used to have an Aquarius 23, a trailer-sailor with a skiff-keel centerboard - from the picture the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 6,897
Posted By ccollins0601
Here's a class that seems to have made...

Here's a class that seems to have made 'cartwheel' part of the standard sailing lexicon:

Youtube: Extreme 40 Catamarans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFlmzpAb6AQ)
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-20-2010
Replies: 510
Views: 115,960
Posted By ccollins0601
If you can find it (long out of print), Southwest...

If you can find it (long out of print), Southwest and by West of Cape Cod by Llewellyn Howland is a great read for a New Englander feeling cooped up for the winter.
Forum: Chartering 01-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By ccollins0601
Not exactly what you're looking for but if you...

Not exactly what you're looking for but if you end up staying in the Tampa area check out the Kathleen D out of Sarasota (http://www.sailingsarasota.com/). I went on their sunset cruise a few years...
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