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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 4,093
Posted By sailphoto
Mooring in 7' of water

I am not sure of this, but 7' of water seems a shallow place for a storm mooring for a boat that draws 3'3". I'm picturing the boat bucking waves as they develop in a storm and bottoming out in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 4,301
Posted By sailphoto
This seems to be a recurring thread about...

This seems to be a recurring thread about lightning. My take on the "brushes" is that they can help and I have never had anyone suggest that they can do harm. First of all, they are not "lightning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By sailphoto
Well, I'm no marine engineer but it occurs to me...

Well, I'm no marine engineer but it occurs to me that the shot bags should be secured so that they can't shift. I am picturing in my mind a knock down. The shot bags would fall to the lowest point...
Forum: Provisioning   10-13-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 9,150
Posted By sailphoto
A good dark rum of which there are plenty to...

A good dark rum of which there are plenty to choose from in the islands- look to the local brands- squeeze of lime juice and a splash of tonic.
When at home in NY it brings me back to the islands,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-20-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By sailphoto
This is a constant problem on my cutter, so I...

This is a constant problem on my cutter, so I roll in the genny as I come about. I have ha some people suggest recutting my headsail to a yankee, but of course that would leave much less sail. One...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By sailphoto
If you have a good job and you love sailing...

If you have a good job and you love sailing please buy the boat- and use it. I wish I had when I graduated college instead of standing at the harbor staring longingly at the boats for years. If the...
Forum: herSailNet   08-28-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 6,942
Posted By sailphoto
The problem with using an ionic dissipator on a...

The problem with using an ionic dissipator on a grounded boat is that you then are trying to disipate the negative charge of the entire ocean through this little stainless steel brush. It just isn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 7,675
Posted By sailphoto
We'll the first thing you two should do is hire a...

We'll the first thing you two should do is hire a surveyor to have a look at the boat before you consider buying it. It may seem expensive at first, but I am confident it will save your money and...
Forum: herSailNet   08-27-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 6,942
Posted By sailphoto
Lightning scares the bejeebes out of me and I...

Lightning scares the bejeebes out of me and I have spent many nights anchored out among other boats hoping that if lightning strikes it would find the radio tower across the harbor or a taller mast (...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By sailphoto
The boat is a 27 Dockrell Cutter. I expect to...

The boat is a 27 Dockrell Cutter. I expect to have to consult a marine architect before I begin such a project. Has any one else out there attemted such a refit?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 7,221
Posted By sailphoto
Another way to do a quick test on a shoot thru...

Another way to do a quick test on a shoot thru transducer is to fill a ziplock baggy with water and hold the transducer against the hull through the bag. If you can find a spot low and ahead of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By sailphoto
Any advice on chain plates?

My boat has its chainplates embedded into the fiberglass of the hull and one of the has recently allowed a deck leak into the cabin from the bootom of the lump of fiberglass. I am a little concerned...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2006
Replies: 80
Views: 5,634
Posted By sailphoto
I have actively searched out the green flash for...

I have actively searched out the green flash for years. Over the last 20 or so years there must have been over 100 sunsets when conditions were "perfect" for the green flash. I have stared at the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-10-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,368
Posted By sailphoto
I realized that stainless is no good underwater...

I realized that stainless is no good underwater and already have made a little skeglet out of fiberglass, which with my keel and rudder arrangement shoud render my boat pot-proof. I think we'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By sailphoto
I agree with most posters. Unless you have a...

I agree with most posters. Unless you have a crew, do not consider running back stays. They are critical and if you forget them or accidentally jibe you could KO your rig- not worth it. As for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-04-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,368
Posted By sailphoto
Well I apreciate all the comments, well most of...

Well I apreciate all the comments, well most of them at least. I'll be mounting a stainless bar on the bottom of the keel to block the notch over the winter. As far as the comments about dodging...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-29-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,368
Posted By sailphoto
Problem picking up Lobster pots with rudder

Does anyone else have a problem picking up lobster pots with their rudder. I sail a Dockrell 27 Cutter, which has a full keel with the rudder hung off the end. Over the last several years I have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-28-2006
Replies: 3,397
Views: 845,005
Posted By sailphoto
New york ( Long Island fork)

New york ( Long Island fork)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By sailphoto
I don't cruise (yet), but my wife and I try to...

I don't cruise (yet), but my wife and I try to take as many multiple week trips as possible during the summer. The problem is that we both have businesses. She sells work at art show that she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,088
Posted By sailphoto
When underway, I soak hand towel and drape it...

When underway, I soak hand towel and drape it around my neck. The evaporation cools the towel which cools me. Sometimes I also wet down my t-shirt and put it back on. Also drink plenty of water! ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 6,365
Posted By sailphoto
Sentinel use that hasn't been discussed

I use a Kellet/Sentinel which is a 15lb mushroom anchor. I is spliced to a stainless D ring which I snap over the anchor line and lower with a 1/4" line to approx. a third down the rode. I use it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By sailphoto
A few years ago I was looking for a boat in the...

A few years ago I was looking for a boat in the same range and looked at many of the same boats you are looking at. I found myself considering the catalinas mor that other boats because the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-10-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,383
Posted By sailphoto
If the real purpose of the laws prohibiting...

If the real purpose of the laws prohibiting anchoring are to discourage squatters, then they could be formed to allow active cruisers to anchor as well. A rule requiring registration with the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By sailphoto
I am not a cat expert but have been told by cat...

I am not a cat expert but have been told by cat owner whom I helped load his boat that he carries almost all provisions as far out on the beams as possible so that the weight acts as windward ballast...
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