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Search: Posts Made By: danaa
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By danaa
Bimini Covers

I have the platic windows and they work fine. You definatly want to have one to see your main. There are several plastic cleaners and waxes that help protect them. A cover is nice too although I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By danaa
Cabin sole finish

I did mine with a semi-gloss polyurathane. That is what several people recommended and it came out great! Do a light sanding between coats and do about 3 coats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By danaa
Red, sure, right? (I,m confused)

I sail in Maine which has a massive coastline with countless "ins and outs". It is very dangerous in my opinion to follow the Red Right Returning Rule in some areas because it is very difficult to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By danaa
Genoa - high tech or traditional?

Check out the Feb 2002 issue of Sail Magazine. It covers this very topic and will be very helpful.
Forum: herSailNet 03-01-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By danaa
Infants onboard

milesp is right. I have always used car seats for my kids. Have places below decks as well as above where it can be lashed in.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-01-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 13,607
Posted By danaa
Sailing With Infants?

bporter is right. Infants are easier than tottlers on boats in my experience. I now sail with a 2 year old and a 4 year old and the way I keep my wife happy is to not try to go too far and always go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 4,923
Posted By danaa
Diesel vs 4 stroke outboard???

If your boat isn''t designed for an inboard, don''t do it. If it is then it could be a good move for the size cruise you are doing especially since a lot of motoring will be involved...good luck
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By danaa

I had an older ST4000 on my 30'' Cape Dory, which displaced around 13000 lbs if I remember correctly. It worked great if the wind was light but had a hard time when things picked up a bit. I now have...
Forum: herSailNet 03-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,416
Posted By danaa
new sailors

If you know the basics of sailing, the boat will teach you. Start by going on short trips on calm days and gradually "take it up a notch" as you feel comfortable. Try lots of different points of sail...
Forum: herSailNet 03-01-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By danaa
Working with a child''''s fear of sailing

This is a tough one. If your daughter was younger, it would probably be much easier. The person that responded regarding meeting other girls her age is on the mark. This will happen after a while on...
Forum: herSailNet 03-01-2002
Replies: 27
Views: 6,416
Posted By danaa
On board conflicts

Marie -

I know of a couple of things that can be huge conflicts.

1. Keep the boat clean and well ventilated. This includes keeping the bilge and engine clean and periodically washing all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 43,064
Posted By danaa
rule bilge pump wiring

The third wire indeed goes to the manual/automatic switch. If you don''t have a switch, you can terminate this wire with a waterproof connector (keep it out of the water just in case though).

As a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By danaa
Charter Vs. Buying

davejam -

The answer to your question is "it depends". If you live near the coast and want to have a boat for after your cruise, then buy one. Remember, you must have the experience for the ocean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,385
Posted By danaa

Rob -
The responses above are quite good. I just wanted to add that you have to consider the full moon low tides which can be much lower than normal. Also don''t forget that the depth of the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By danaa
nigel calders

I am told that Nigel has over 40,000 miles "under his keel". Thats alot of learning. I have read his book on electrical systems and mechanical systems and it is top notch. I have also read his Diesel...
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