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Search: Posts Made By: kb3pwc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

Have to concur that the heavy duty, industrial, walking foot machines make the job easier than the repurposed home sewing device. I looked at the Sailrite units with lust but the Scot in me had me...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-11-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Free Concert on Shaw Bay

Seven years ago we also had the pleasant surprise in Shaw Bay where a Tuba started a solo and we were kind of scratching our heads and then the rest of the group joined in and it was a magical...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-23-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By kb3pwc
Smile Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Auction

The Maritime Museum Auction is scheduled for August 31st and has an interesting group of vessels. You can find a nice choice if you are looking for a cruising boat to take you around the world...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,762
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: What is the proper VHF protocol for a dire medical emergency?

Interesting topic as we heard parts of a heat related call out over the Chesapeake Bay this sweltering weekend. What caught my attention was an announcement of a sailing vessel who had issued a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,427
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Ospreys

Yes, we also enjoy watching the air acrobatics these birds do from hovering, diving and scooping up a fish. We have even enjoyed watching an air battle of an eagle and an osprey fighting over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,597
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, over the past years I have enjoyed your posting here and was shocked and saddened with your tragic news. While it can be hard to even breathe,I hope over time you will find more strength than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Build your own SSB?

The Soft Rock kit is the latest rage in the Ham (Amateur) radio community.
WB5RVZ Softrock Software Defined Radio Homepage ( (
..fairly easy and cheap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,781
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: what glue for attaching foam insulation to the cabin interior?

We did the overhead in our previous vessel....31 foot, lots of curves and had to grind off the foam left by the old cloth on the overhead. An ugly job.

We insulated with the pink foam panels you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By kb3pwc
Whisker Pole details

I am looking to get a whisker pole for our 34 foot cutter with a J of 17 feet. The goal is to hold out our gennie when sailing down wind. We have a ring on the front of our mast and are kind of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,088
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Hunter 28.5 versus Allmand 31

Hello, Jim.

I see my husband joined in your discussion on the Allmand Sailboats. They used to have a web page but it no longer seems fully functional (Allmand Sail Dedicated to bringing Allmand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Winter Heat while at the dock

We used to use those heat lamps for hatching eggs as youngsters, where I grew up in the country and also for our dogs if they were in the kennel at night and not in the house. The dogs curled up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Happy Thanksgiving To All!

Love this holiday....all my favs! food, fun, time w/family or at least phone calls with family. We usually take the Ural to the "Blessing of the Hounds" at the local fox hunt. Today we are going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By kb3pwc
Thumbs up Winter Heat while at the dock

We have for years used small ceramic, electrical heaters for the few winter weekends we would spend aboard. We only have a 34 foot vessel and it would take 2 or 3 heaters plus a fan to effectively...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-12-2012
Replies: 457
Views: 28,010
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

It was fun to return to Schaffer's as it had been years since we have awaited for their new owners to fix it up and have some opening. The waitress advised they have yet to hold their Grand...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-05-2012
Replies: 457
Views: 28,010
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

We had a slightly different feeling about our meal this time. Clayton's prime rib was generous, tender and flavorful. Big YUM there. My Backfin crab cakes were mostly filler. :( OK, you don't...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-23-2012
Replies: 198
Views: 10,270
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: 2012 Sailing Season

Lankford Bay Marina seems to have lots of open slips but it is always best to call if you plan to come into the marina. You can call on the phone or contact them via radio and they can assign a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,639
Posted By kb3pwc
Smile Re: 1973 Grampian 26' -- Opinions & Questions

Wow, our first "big boat" was a Grampian 26. We purchased her for a song and had the most fun, sailing her all the time always having a GREAT Adventure.

Things you want on one of these vessels is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-26-2012
Replies: 198
Views: 10,270
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: 2012 Sailing Season

Will try to join all Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to getting to see everyone but need to get out of Gallipolis, OH. :)

Sorry to hear about you, Gary. We will be rootin' for your speedy...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Sailabration today

Hope you will post some pictures, Wavedancer 38. I will be trying to get to Baltimore via land Saturday. I missed the last time they were in many years ago. Do not want to miss it this go round.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By kb3pwc
Question Where do you go for a solar, motion detector?

Figured I would go to the vast knowledge lurking here for something on my wish list. Boats on our marina's mooring field seem to suffer from osprey's working overtime to construct nests on boat's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,942
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Liveaboard friendly marinas?- Chessapeake

Know you were mentioning the Western Shore for your desired location but should you wish to try the other side of the Bay, Piney Narrows Yacht Haven on Kent Island offers a nice environment for...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By kb3pwc
Re: Prop Shaft Fabricators?

Oxford Boatyard, Oxford, MD did ours....


s/v Tango, Cabo Rico 34
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,960
Posted By kb3pwc
Mystic Stainless...

I have enjoyed reading all the communication on this post. Beautiful vessel you have but I am a bit confused if you are trying to board from the side or the canoe stern. It would seem to me that...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-23-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By kb3pwc
Lankford Bay Marina also has moorings...

Denise, you may want to check out Lankford Bay Marina. It is the boat facility at the end of the road down from Rock Hall YC and it also has fuel. The YC is a nice facility at a nice price but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,756
Posted By kb3pwc
Tools Aboard How do you store em?

For the past few years we have used a commercially available black and red tool bag (satchel shape) that includes side pockets on the outside and the inner portion of the satchel holds the larger...
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