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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,380
Posted By Sailormann
No - it will cost so much money to repair...

No - it will cost so much money to repair properly that you could buy two or three other used boats instead. If you don't repair it properly you may well drown.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,601
Posted By Sailormann
The rigid vangs are great but they are not...

The rigid vangs are great but they are not topping lifts. Ideally, you will release the vang when alongside in order to minimize wear and tear. THe topping lift is there to hold the boom up.

I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sailormann
First I would look at the the rest of the hull. ...

First I would look at the the rest of the hull. Are there similar variations in colour anywhere else. This discrepancy in shading can be the result of inconsistent cleaning. i.e.: parts of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-20-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By Sailormann
I have been asked once and was flattered, I...

I have been asked once and was flattered, I don't think anyone would be offended.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sailormann
30 feet is the largest that I would recommend. ...

30 feet is the largest that I would recommend. Apart from sailing the boat, you have to maintain it, and you'd be surprised at the amount of time it talkes to keep a boat in good condition. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,953
Posted By Sailormann
The thing to invest in is the fuel cells that we...

The thing to invest in is the fuel cells that we will soon be using to power our elctric boat motors.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 12,265
Posted By Sailormann
Note that Niagaras have cored hulls. The least...

Note that Niagaras have cored hulls. The least expensive ones frequently have wet cores. Be careful. It is extremely expensive to repair a cored hull.

Good Luck ! :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,194
Posted By Sailormann
That's the difference between Schock and the big...

That's the difference between Schock and the big three
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,481
Posted By Sailormann
Not sure if this will help but... Docking...

Not sure if this will help but...

Docking (slip/mooring/club fees and initiation fees/marina fees/trailer or cradle storage/electrical and water hookup/pumpouts)

Launch/haulout (crane or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,194
Posted By Sailormann
Check out the Harbor 25: Vessels: Sail...

Check out the Harbor 25:

Vessels: Sail Reviews: Schock Harbor 25 | MadMariner.com (http://madmariner.com/vessels/sail_reviews/story/SCHOCK_HARBOR_25_070309_VS)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Sailormann
Not sure what you have read about Columbias but...

Not sure what you have read about Columbias but they were as well (if not better) built than the C&C's. They are definitely better built boats than the Catalinas and O'Days.

The best performer of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,274
Posted By Sailormann
We have Corian. It's good.

We have Corian. It's good.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-10-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Sailormann
You're welcome :) How many children do you have...

You're welcome :)
How many children do you have and how old are they ? Bad omen - you need to get her on board or else the maintenance costs will turn into a sore point between you. Don't buy a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Sailormann
Onboard charcoal grill usage is prohibited in a...

Onboard charcoal grill usage is prohibited in a lot of the clubs and marinas on the Great Lakes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Sailormann
I can't really provide you with any empirical...

I can't really provide you with any empirical information, but would hazard a guess that 1600 pounds seems about right for a 20 foot boat.

You'll probably get a faster answer on Boat Design Net -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-07-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 54,004
Posted By Sailormann
You don't know what you are talking about.

You don't know what you are talking about.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-07-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 54,004
Posted By Sailormann
The only firearms that may be brought into Canada...

The only firearms that may be brought into Canada are long guns and, in the case of Olympic competitors who have received specially issued waivers, target pistols. Nothing else. Ever. The firearms...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By Sailormann
I replaced most of our freshwater system this...

I replaced most of our freshwater system this spring. Got some really great fittings at Home Depot. They are brass 'push-on' things and I used a 3/8" ID flexible plastic hose that HD had as well. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-05-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 54,004
Posted By Sailormann
Don't bring your guns to Canada - they are...

Don't bring your guns to Canada - they are illegal and we don't want them or the attitudes that go with them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 78,166
Posted By Sailormann
What wonderfully helpful comment you've made. ...

What wonderfully helpful comment you've made. It's certainly an indication of a compassionate, caring individual able to appreciate the constraints others face in their lives; and cognisant of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,340
Posted By Sailormann
Spartite...

Spartite (http://www.spartite.com/Default.aspx?SiteID=3)

Spartite is a great product. Using it eliminates the chance of pressure points developing, as force is dispersed around the mast step...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 18,473
Posted By Sailormann
+1 ...what rlegate said. I owned one of the...

+1 ...what rlegate said. I owned one of the wooden Bluenoses. They are very nimble exciting boats and there are not many boats of its size that can keep up. Enjoy your boats folks and take care of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,999
Posted By Sailormann
Gosh Kurt - thanks for sharing ! I had never...

Gosh Kurt - thanks for sharing ! I had never seen those before but now that you took the time to copy and paste them into a forum I'll be sure to read and heed every word.


Good Luck :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,997
Posted By Sailormann
Why is your vang aft of your mainsheet ? ...

Why is your vang aft of your mainsheet ? Before you do anything you might want to go to the class association website for your particular boat and look at the rigging diagram there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-27-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 9,577
Posted By Sailormann
FWIW I spent a lot of time cruising on a small...

FWIW I spent a lot of time cruising on a small schooner that would make a Triton seem luxurious. I was a lot younger then and my priorities were different. If the boat is solid then you can add...
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