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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By aeaston
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Goat, looks like she was quite the boat. I'm guessing the in-mast furling was an addition, and not a factory option?

I hadn't given too much thought to the pilothouse serving as a sweltering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By aeaston
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Wow, hadn't realised they had this type of layout on C&C.

There's even one in Nova Scotia we could look at, which we might have to arrange, just to get an idea, for science, you know.

Looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By aeaston
Re: New to the group, can someone identify this boat?

Looks a bit like an Alberg 29 to me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By aeaston
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Thanks Delirious. We've seen quite a few C&C's for sale out this way, but we're not hugely sold on them due to the layout of accommodations below. I think a must have is a two cabin design, the more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By aeaston
Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Hi all,
The wife and I are looking for some recommendations/opinions for a larger boat for cruising/living aboard with our new family. We currently have a Tanzer 8.5 (28 feet). We’ve discovered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 845
Posted By aeaston
Not an electrician by any means, but the thought...

Not an electrician by any means, but the thought I have is that if the battery switch was left on "both" (if that's an option) then the battery with the higher voltage would drain down into the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By aeaston
I have a smaller yanmar, and have to say that...

I have a smaller yanmar, and have to say that getting parts for it sucks. The whole dealer/distributor limitation prevents me from going online and ordering parts, cause no one will ship them to me...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By aeaston
I agree that yelling expletives in the night may...

I agree that yelling expletives in the night may not make you a friend. That being said, I would also think that the chances they're up to nefarious things that they'd shoot at you over would be near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By aeaston
Re: Crazy things people say

People can be a bit nit-picky on language, eh??

I had a friend who's been out sailing with me a few times. The first time out, after we'd been sailing for a bit, I let him take the tiller. He...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By aeaston
Re: First and last sailing adventure ends with pirate attack

I think the couple seems to have taken the wrong message away from their experience. They say they'll never sail again, but are excited for a trip back to that country.

Here's what the gov't of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2015
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,407
Posted By aeaston
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Not as magnificent as many of the others, but figured I would share. This was just pre-dawn on our (wife and I) first overnight passage. No wind to speak of, we were damp and cold from the dew and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By aeaston
Re: Toerails replaced with "StarBoard"?

From the pictures, it looks like it's being used more or less just for cosmetic reasons to hide the marks where the original toerail would have been. If all those fittings (stanchions, blocks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 8,795
Posted By aeaston
Re: Magma marine grill recommendations

I also like the magma kettle grill. Bought mine last year, and have found that it's never blown out. (Had an old log style force 10 before this one, and it wasn't so good in the wind.)

My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By aeaston
Re: Lake Michigan and Huron levels historic low

When I hear about stuff like this, I can't help but think about the Aral Sea.

[url]Aral Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Different circumstances, but still a bit scary.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,570
Posted By aeaston
Re: Opinions and thoughts on purchase

Regarding your handheld VHF + Handheld GPS, I'd suggest you could combine the two. There are newer handheld VHF radios with in-built GPS receivers. This means you have a DSC VHF in your hand, which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 5,685
Posted By aeaston
Re: Are we elitists?

I never bothered with an introductory thread myself (I don't think?), though to be honest, I'm more of a listener, and generally speak up if something is of particular interest to me.

Any time...
Forum: Diesel   01-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By aeaston
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 - High pressure fuel pump not pumping

Figured I may as well update this. I had one of the yard guys come check out the engine to try to start it. He took all of about 15 minutes to start the engine, saying he was "Just finishing a job...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,875
Posted By aeaston
Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?

I had a Tanzer 22 for 3 years which I never had surveyed. Towards the end, I had to switch insurance companies, because they suddenly required a survey for the boat, which I had no intention of...
Forum: Diesel   07-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By aeaston
Re: Yanmar 2QM15 - High pressure fuel pump not pumping

Thanks for the replies. I think it is properly shimmed. We re-used the shim materials so that shouldn't have changed at all. I checked and rechecked what I'd done with the governor, referencing the...
Forum: Diesel   06-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By aeaston
Yanmar 2QM15 - High pressure fuel pump not pumping

Hello,

Wondering if anyone might have a thought on this. I've got a Yanmar 2QM15 from the early 80's. Its sat for about 2 decades unused, and the previous owner began a rebuild of it, before I got...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,059
Posted By aeaston
Re: Terrifying Spencer 42' - Should I buy?

That IS a scary boat. I'm not one to shy away from a boatload of work, but that looks like it'd not be worth the price, at any price, if you actually wanted to go sailing in something any time soon....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 13,833
Posted By aeaston
Re: Your ONE piece of wisdom...

Don't ask less experienced crew to do something you are not yet comfortable doing yourself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By aeaston
Re: Racing yacht's near-miss with large whale captured on video

Wow, that guy had a good eye and crazy reaction time. Good on them, though I suppose it was less out of concern for the whale, and moreso the integrity of the boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,569
Posted By aeaston
Re: Selling a boat - an emotional experience

I sold my first keelboat last summer, since the fiancee and I had decided to move up to a larger boat. We had two of our best evening sails on her while she was up for sale. The day we'd agreed upon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2012
Replies: 440
Views: 59,730
Posted By aeaston
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm 23, and have a Tanzer 8.5. Bought my first "real" boat (Tanzer 22) at the age of 19.

My fiancee and I are definitely the youngest ones at our yacht club, but we do find we have a lot in common...
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