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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 7,421
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: S/V Heaven heading North

The story.

We left Charlotte Amalie and as noted headed East to pass through Pillsbury Sound and Middle Passage. My original intent was to raise sail in the protection of Pillsbury Sound but with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 1,426
Posted By Donna_F
Re: Handheld VHF on shore

Not as of 30 August 2016. FCC made a rule change. It is allowed on the shore adjacent to your boat.

Link to rule:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,939
Posted By Minnewaska
Boat odor

What we all know to be "boat odor", even if very slight, is usually a function of a wet bilge that grows molds and bacteria, mixed with dirt and oil. Boat odor.

With a keel stepped mast, our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-10-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,442
Posted By Classic30
Re: Reefing Downwind

That's what I was getting at in my post #34 above.. but, FWIW, there is a way out of this. You have two options:

a) Most-scary: Round up in a trough to a close reach after plenty of preparation,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By eherlihy
Re: North East Sail Repair Recommendations

So far;
2 recommendations for Todd from Doyle in Greenwich
5 recommendations for Steve Thurston from Quantum Sails in Bristol...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: The deal with AGM batteries

#1 Yes I believe some boaters lie, seen this first hand, though I don't believe it is always intentional.

#2 In most cases where a customer tells me their "AGM" batteries are more than 9-10 years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,691
Posted By travlin-easy
Re: Serious BBQ

I just got off the telephone with Magma and they want me to check a couple things on the regulator to determine which one I have. Apparently, there are two models of regulators, one of which is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 996
Posted By Delta-T
Volvo in Newport

What an assume weekend at the Volvo village at Fort Adams in Newport RI. Thank god the weather person could not have been any more wrong with the predictions. Both Saturday and Sunday the boats came...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3,035
Posted By Jaramaz
Post Re: Prop walk on a Crealock 37

This, and/or the "short bursts" are the usual ways to handle prop walk.


It is the propellor causing prop walk.
The amount of prop walk depends on two (2) major factors:

a) how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,247
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: Weather   10-15-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 11,056
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Midday expecting 45 knots. I still had the bloody sails up lashed to the boom and genoa furled... But by the time it became obvious it would be 60 it was too late to take them down... Then when it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 12,712
Posted By Minnewaska
Give AIS a rest

This was a new phenomenon. Over these last few weeks, I've repeatedly heard sailboats hailing commercial vessels, having identified the commecial vessel via AIS. Generally, a good practice to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By kd3pc
Re: Negotiating new boat purchase

Morris is one of the few companies left, that value the relationship they create when they build a boat. There are a few more out there, but most production builders make and sell their boats like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

Yes they do... about 40% of the time. The trick to not getting bit is pull that sucker like you're trying to pull the starter cord out and you'll be OK (don't do a 1' baby pull). I used to be a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-21-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By Halberdier
Atlanatic Canada - Wind/Waves/Temp/Animals/Ships/Salinity/Webcams etc

Here's a new viewer of oceanographic data for Atlantic Canada from the Gulf of Maine to Labrador for waves, wind, temperature, chlorophyll, ships, animals and webcams. - Marine...
Forum: Chartering   11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By TQA
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

I am a full time liveaboard in that area and it should be a great sail. St Lucia to St Vincent is the longest and the roughest patch will be just before the top end of St Vincent.

I usually stop...
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