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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-05-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 64,546
Posted By mdidriksen
Is your baby stay removable? I've seen a setup...

Is your baby stay removable? I've seen a setup where the dinghy was modified to have a removable bung put in it that lined up with the baby stay. For long passages it was stowed on deck and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,844
Posted By mdidriksen
I like that downhaul idea -- will have to give it...

I like that downhaul idea -- will have to give it a try in the spring.

My boat came with hanked on head sails, and for now a furler is not in the budget. I have not found it a problem single...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By mdidriksen
Not to get back on topic or anything, but here...

Not to get back on topic or anything, but here are a few additional thoughts.

With three little kids, if your experience is anything like mine your sailing is probably often limited to shorter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,907
Posted By mdidriksen
I have a Selden Rodkicker. Works nicely, no need...

I have a Selden Rodkicker. Works nicely, no need to latch or unlatch anything. Have never had anything else (and only owned this for one season) so nothing to compare it to, but so far I like it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 15,620
Posted By mdidriksen
Omatako: Where in the article does it say...

Omatako:

Where in the article does it say that she was at fault? It may very well be the case that she was, but so far I haven't seen any details as to how the incident occurred. While I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By mdidriksen
Are you sure the cleats aren't just jammed? As I...

Are you sure the cleats aren't just jammed? As I said, I have the identical Harken equipment, and mine will swivel some -- perhaps by 45 degrees or so. Doesn't solve all of the issues you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,835
Posted By mdidriksen
I have the exact same Harken setup as you do, and...

I have the exact same Harken setup as you do, and actually spent part of my day looking at what Harken has to offer since the control blocks on the center car of my setup are damaged. BTW, instead...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 22,060
Posted By mdidriksen
Interesting that Jessica Watson's proposed trip...

Interesting that Jessica Watson's proposed trip hasn't raised the same outcry, although there is a big difference between 14 and 16.

Jessica Watson - youngest ever to sail around the world...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By mdidriksen
I have the same basic question. Still in the...

I have the same basic question. Still in the process of picking a marina for winter storage and 2 of the 3 under consideration allow mast-up storage. Pulling the stick adds to the cost of storage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By mdidriksen
Screwing in the Bilge

Okay, now that I've got your attention, here is actually a serious question.

I just installed a new manual bilge pump in my new-to-me boat. The hose terminates in the bilge in a strum box (who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mdidriksen
There is a good restaurant (not cheap though) in...

There is a good restaurant (not cheap though) in the marina/resort that is right at the entrance to the CT river in Saybrook. Stopped there a few weeks ago on my delivery trip home with my new-to-me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,983
Posted By mdidriksen
You might try reaching out to Jon Sanders and...

You might try reaching out to Jon Sanders and David Dicks, perhaps reachable through the S&S34 association or through the link below. Both of them set circumnavigation records on S&S34s and they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,983
Posted By mdidriksen
This certainly looks a lot like an S&S34 (I own...

This certainly looks a lot like an S&S34 (I own one), which incidentally was designed in 1968. Given your location I suspect you are well aware of this, but there is an S&S34 association down under...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-16-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,561
Posted By mdidriksen
I recall hearing a story like this as well. I...

I recall hearing a story like this as well. I believe it was from the Sydney-Hobart race a couple of years ago. My recollection was that the boat got pooped or rolled, and then some guy who was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By mdidriksen
I received my lettering from Speedy Signs...

I received my lettering from Speedy Signs yesterday. They were very helpful with customer service (I have a very limited space so sizing is critical) and the price was about 1/3 of the Boat US...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By mdidriksen
One more point of clarification: This is a job...

One more point of clarification: This is a job that once you start, there really is no turning back. So even had they called me to tell me that they had encountered more difficulty than expected,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By mdidriksen
There was not a detailed estimate for the work in...

There was not a detailed estimate for the work in question. By way of context, this is in the middle of a major refit -- the total cost of which will significantly exceed the purchase price of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5,319
Posted By mdidriksen
FYI, Cuttyhunk to Old Harbor in BI is 34 NM. Add...

FYI, Cuttyhunk to Old Harbor in BI is 34 NM. Add another 4 NM or so to get around into Great Salt Pond.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By mdidriksen
Yard Estimates

Curious to get the take of those with more experience than I at this game. If a yard gives you an estimate for a job, is there ever a point at which exceeding the estimate becomes something where...
Forum: Long Island   04-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By mdidriksen
Thanks for the info. Part of the appeal is...

Thanks for the info.

Part of the appeal is that if my Mom is at home she could drive over and join us (my Dad and I) for dinner. As of now, she's probably not going to be there, though, so we may...
Forum: Long Island   04-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By mdidriksen
Thanks. The Embassy Guide mentions 4 to 6 feet...

Thanks. The Embassy Guide mentions 4 to 6 feet reported depth with shoaling that can occur at the entrance. This was sufficiently vague for me to wonder if it can get even shallower than 4 feet.
Forum: Long Island   04-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By mdidriksen
Mattituck

Anyone have current local knowledge of the controlling depth going into Mattituck Inlet? I'm looking at this as a possible stopping point while bringing my "new to me" boat down from Massachusetts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,902
Posted By mdidriksen
Prepare to be boarded!

Prepare to be boarded!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 78,166
Posted By mdidriksen
SFs

SFs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 78,166
Posted By mdidriksen
Did you see his post before he edited it? This...

Did you see his post before he edited it? This is the nice version . . .
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