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Search: Posts Made By: Coquina
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

I pretty much have spent much of my life in the Bay. Since I was a kid our sailing schedule has been go south first and move north to avoid the nettles. I wouldn't swim in Baltimore Harbor, but other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

Note that any issue the Bay has with water quality the areas trapped behind the barrier islands in NC have at least as bad or worse once you get away from the inlets. I went to school in Florida and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

The Chesapeake is 180 miles long with about 3500 miles of shoreline. SOME of it is pretty nasty - say Baltimore Harbor, Washington DC, the Annacostia River. A lot of areas can be bad right after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

I have never seen a man-of-war in the Bay. They are more of an ocean creature. I have seen them in Florida and we used to pop them when we found them on the beach and and I have dodged them swimming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Coquina
Re: Best North American boat show?

Annapolis:
http://www.dellabarba.com/flying/viewabove/view_DSC_2791_1.JPG
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Coquina
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

I think the Chesapeake meets your needs better than most places. Due to geography hurricanes almost always cut across the Carolinas before hitting us here, thus making them less wind and more rain...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By Coquina
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

Every boat we have ever owned has been sold at a profit. OTOH we have not sold a boat in a LONG time. I cannot imagine doing it now unless the keel is made of gold and you time the commodities market...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 5,331
Posted By Coquina
Re: North Carolina - best place for sailing???

Driving from NC to DC from January to March = total nightmare when there is snow and ice.
The heat issue is entirely different deal. Anyplace south of Maine can be roasting hot in the summer. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,534
Posted By Coquina
Re: foreign customs and warrants

My cop relative sees this all the time. People take a very minor crime and expand on it until they are facing 20 years in jail for running a stop sign.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 5,331
Posted By Coquina
Re: North Carolina - best place for sailing???

A few questions:
Why does your wife not like the Chesapeake? I can't think of very many problems the Chesapeake has that NC does not have. If your wife does not like being hot NC is surely not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,449
Posted By Coquina
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

I actually have sailed through a hurricane (long story). The time has LONG passed to take a 6 knot sailboat out to sea from Hawaii. The idea is to sail WELL AWAY - like hundreds of miles away - from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Coquina
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

"Sail" on land. Will NOT work with a boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,222
Posted By Coquina
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

I can't imagine not having a traveler. it makes my boat so much easier to handle than she would be with a fixed sheeting position.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

None of the standby systems I have used were automatic. You had to react to the loss of suction and turn a pump or valve on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

To add to this: All IFR airplanes have redundant instruments run from seperate power sources. In a typical light airplane those sources are the vacuum pump and electrical system. If the vacuum pump...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

I would actually enjoy a round-the-world trip with my son, but I don't want to sell my boat to pay the gas bill and if I take the boat work will quit paying me after a month or two, so I am kind of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

By law the youngest will ALWAYS be 17. The FAA sent a nasty-gram to CFIs many years ago about "records" set by young children with CFIs in the right seat. It was strongly suggested not to participate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

My best evil trick was running the trim full up or down while doing the unusual attitudes :D
Trim runaway is a real thing too and can be quite serious. For one example, most large jets have a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

Well if you aproach it like at least half the powerboat drivers I see you'll die quickly :rolleyes:
If you really want to learn, it is fun and rewarding. Crossing oceans is a level of risk a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

Depends. As an instrument instructor that was my daily grind. Absent that kind of experience, it could be.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 1,498
Posted By Coquina
Re: Battery Acid!

If you know the battery is charged, can't you use a hygrometer (sp?) to see if the acid concentration is high or low?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,049
Posted By Coquina
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

AFAIK no one has any idea why they crashed. 17 years old is old enough to be a licensed pilot - this was not one of those goofy 7 year old kid with a flight instructor "records". That said, over...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Coquina
Ches Bay Laser - please keep an eye out

USCG Asks Mariners To Help Spot Laser (http://spinsheet.com/uscg-asks-mariners-help-spot-laser/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Coquina
Re: Help needed.

Anyone doing a safe tow job would charge several thousand dollars to do it. These boats are not all that rare, so unless you have time to sail her home look for a closer one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,900
Posted By Coquina
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

Leaving the engine up is BAD. Someone not wishing to do major repairs on their boat will likely board your dinghy and put it down for you.
HOSES: In summer, please put my hose back where you found...
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