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Search: Posts Made By: l_lym
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By l_lym
Re: New Head... salt water rinse?

When we installed a Lavac (really like it) we plumbed the sink drain and head raw water intake to the same thru hull. For normal weekending and short trips when water is in abundance we close the...
Forum: Electronics 07-09-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By l_lym
Re: laptop choice

Went for a preliminary shopping trip today and spent a while with the MS Surface. Very interesting but you need the Surface Pro to run full Windows which I need for Coastal Explorer. By the time...
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By l_lym
laptop choice

Sure this is covered somewhere but haven't found anything recent.

It's time to replace the laptop and I'm looking for thoughts on a Windows laptop something that's reasonably tough, bright with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
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Views: 4,453
Posted By l_lym
Re: Icw

Good thread as we prepare to join the parade for the first time this fall. For us it's not only that this is a first trip well beyond our home waters but also first post retirement, more than a week...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,182
Posted By l_lym
Re: Active Captain question

This is a perfect example of why I can't get my wife to use these forums despite the very useful information and things that we can learn. When a simple questions winds up in name calling and...
Forum: Long Island 02-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By l_lym
Re: Napatree - Is it accessible since Sandy?

Was in Napatree in July and again in August. Draw 4'10". Pretty sure both occasions were mid tide. As noted above there are a couple of shallow spots in the channel after you turn the corner at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By l_lym
Re: spare (back up) anchor question

Thanks - several good ideas that I hadn't considered. From this I think that our best bet will be to keep the existing second chain & rode and store it deep & low. Then add a new set up for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By l_lym
spare (back up) anchor question

For our first trip south next fall/winter (ICW, Keys, Bahamas) we're purchasing a new gen anchor (no discussion here which one).

Question is which of existing anchors to take as spare? We'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By l_lym
Re: Anchor Snubbers Redux

Been using the Mantus Hook all summer on our bridle and find it secure and easy to use, generally reaching over the pulpit to unhook once we've brought in some chain. HOWEVER I've never fully...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By l_lym
Sail Track Tines Marine vs.MVBinfo/Dutchman

We'll be installing a new track system for the main and are looking at products from Tides Marine and Dutchman Sail Hardware. Both offer similar track systems and cars. Can anyone point to a reason...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,131
Posted By l_lym
My wife and I use a 3-1 (old dinghy vang setup)...

My wife and I use a 3-1 (old dinghy vang setup) from the end of the boom. Still have to lift the engine off the stern rail and move it a few feet forward but it makes the rest of the operation...
Forum: US Northeast 06-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By l_lym
current plan is Watch Hill to Naragansett Bay...

current plan is Watch Hill to Naragansett Bay then Cuttyhunk & MV and/or further up Buzzards Bay. Any comments on Wickford RI? Looking for alternatives to what I assume will be big crowds in...
Forum: US Northeast 06-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By l_lym
Current (loose) plan is to skip Block on July 4...

Current (loose) plan is to skip Block on July 4 week, go to Narragansett Bay and perhaps Cuttyhunk & the Vineyard and try to go to Block mid-week on the way back. All subject to change.
Forum: US Northeast 06-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By l_lym
Thanks. We have a couple of weeks for...

Thanks. We have a couple of weeks for exploration along CT/RI side as well as Eastern Long Island so perhaps will hold going to Block until the following week.
Forum: US Northeast 06-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By l_lym
Watch Hill, Block and other questions

Heading to a few new (for us) places than in the past and have a couple of questions -
- Any problems with depth in the channel or getting into the anchorage behind Napatree Point? We draw 6'4"....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,104
Posted By l_lym
Several of the above replies cover the basics. ...

Several of the above replies cover the basics. If you are new, the PRO (Principal Race Officer) will give you instructions on which role you will take. As noted above, on the signal boat there will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5,007
Posted By l_lym
more window questions

Thought I'd ask a few more questions here as this thread has already been quite helpful

Replacing the side fixed ports on our Bene first 345. The windows we're replacing are a sandwich that goes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,253
Posted By l_lym
The Goiot block looks like a perfect solution. ...

The Goiot block looks like a perfect solution. In a quick look I didn't see anyone distibuting it in the US. Where did you find them?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,221
Posted By l_lym
We cruise an '88 345 on LIS and while it's...

We cruise an '88 345 on LIS and while it's sometimes a bit tight for space when we have two couples it works well for the weekends and daysails. I happily trade a bit of space for the responsive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,441
Posted By l_lym
Also in Milford CT and while reasonably protected...

Also in Milford CT and while reasonably protected spent several hours last night doing all the obvious -extra lines, extra chafe protection, strip sails & dodger, remove dink outboard and gas can,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,133
Posted By l_lym
How many of you use a marker or buoy above your...

How many of you use a marker or buoy above your anchor as Chris31519 describes? Always seems like a good idea and I don't know if I've every seen one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 12,840
Posted By l_lym
I like the discussion of PC (or Ipad) vs. chart...

I like the discussion of PC (or Ipad) vs. chart plotter. Being used to a plotter and then sailing with a friend who uses a PC I'm frustrated when on watch to need to go below for a quick check. At...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-13-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,133
Posted By l_lym
RE: leaving the boat - way to cautious for that....

RE: leaving the boat - way to cautious for that. We're not going anywhere unless we're as certain as can be that things are all OK.

The last point about looking for like boats is a good tip that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-12-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,133
Posted By l_lym
Thanks for the tips. In general these are things...

Thanks for the tips. In general these are things that we consider. I think the biggest problem (espeically when it's a bit crowded) is the visualization of where my xxx ft of scope will put me...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-08-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,133
Posted By l_lym
choosing where to anchor

I find that my biggest problem in anchoring is choosing where to drop. All too often I can't forsee how other boats will move and easily imagine where we will end up.

We follow the general...
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