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Search: Posts Made By: dvuyxx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By dvuyxx
Mounting GoPro for Halyard

I'd like to hoist my GoPro camera up my spinnaker halyard. I see a lot of videos that say this is how they created their footage, but I can't find any images or descriptions of how they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,295
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I'd say I'm 80% self taught. I took two day-long sailing classes at a local marina on 19-foot(?) Rainbows(?) before buying a 35-footer. After that, I've gleaned a lot from any experienced sailor that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Mooring laws ??

Gary is absolutely right about Maryland. Other than blocking channels or private property, there are really no rules about placing or maintaining mooring balls. In New England, by comparison, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

Thanks. I was using a crowbar and an, albeit small, pipe wrench. No luck. I think I'll hit it with PB Blaster and let it sit a day ... but I'll be armed with a hacksaw when I go out to give it a try.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By dvuyxx
Getting frozen shackle off mooring ...

Can I just hacksaw through a galvanized mooring shackle. Mine is frozen and I can't get my pennant off. This is the upper shackle on top of the ball, above the top swivel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Fouling this season - How was it for you?

I use West Marine's mid-grade CCP ... it did fine on the painted areas. Just my prop and thru-holes didn't fair well. I've used Petit Zinc Barrier coat on the prop.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By dvuyxx
Fouling this season - How was it for you?

From my boats on the upper Chesapeake (Annapolis area), one our Pearson 35 and the other a small Sea Ray powerboat, it seemed to me that the barnacles this season were worse than last year -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: 2014 Sailing, another season almost finished...

Great pics. Thanks for taking us along.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: 50 Best Cities for Boating

Virginia Beach is not a sailing community. I grew up there. Not many places to keep your boat, low bridges, shallow creeks. I would love to sail down the bay and sail at the mouth of the Chesapeake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Protecting Tools

I have some tools that are showing corrosion too. Would zip lock bags help?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Maiden Voyage Trip Report - A 23-hour tour!

Sometimes this time of year, when the water is cooler, the "smoke" may be steam/condensation from the two temperatures combining - hot wet exhaust and cold ambient water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 60,521
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: I hate boats...

Sorry to hear. Hopefully it's not as bad as it seems.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: What the heck is this?

I think that the sea-kindliness rating for this craft would be a negative number. Talk about sea sickness!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Annapolis boat show

Middletons has a good raw bar. The restaurant's other fare is mediocre in my opinion.

Another good restaurant that I neglected to mention earlier is Harry Brownes on State Circle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By dvuyxx
What the heck is this?

Bientôt au port 2 - YouTube

Does anyone speak French? Is this an actual vessel or a scene from All Is Lost?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Annapolis boat show

Some better restaurants (less of a tourist trap) as you walk up Main St. To the Capitol building. Osteria, Joss, Level, Cafe Normandie.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,336
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: When Do You Get Off?

This is a good thread. As someone that sails with children, I think that I am more likely to get off the boat than go forward in a chancy situation.

From the title, I thought this thread was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Bilge cleaner - homemade or cheap substitute

Some of the things mentioned in this thread might be great bilge cleaners, but are not good for the environment and should not be pumped overboard. I don't think that phosphorous based detergents...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Star-Spangled Spectacular Air Show

We could hear the fireworks all the way in Severna Park! We did make it to the harbor for the Blue Angels. Good show. Anchored right off of Dundalk.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: sliding helm seat?

Why not put Lift-Dot type snaps (or similar) on the cushions to keep them in place? Maybe just one in each corner. I'm thinking of doing this, and I'm curious to know if anyone else has.

I'm also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Nice Vacuum Cleaner

I have a small Black and Decker 12v DC for when I'm on the mooring, and a small ORECK for when I have AC. Are you guys using an inverter to power your AC vac, or just using it at the dock? Is there a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 14,883
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: how do you remove old boat lettering

I think that before you bring out the heat gun or solvents you should just try to see if the vinyl will pull up relatively on its own. Use a plastic razor blade tool. Even vinyl that has been on for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,785
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Nice top sides. Like the gold cut. Some bottom jobs are so nice you wish you could heel hard all the time.
Forum: Pearson 08-27-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By dvuyxx
Replacing or refurbishing portlights P35

Has anyone had any experiences replacing or rehabbing the long fixed portlights on a Pearson 35 (mine is a 1979).

Mine are leaking at the outer gasket seals and at the window glazing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Looking for 36-40', plus sized cockpit

I took our Pearson 35 and moved the aft traveler to a bridge traveler over the companionway. The 9' cockpit is now fully open and the mainsheets are away from my kids. The sheets on the bridge...
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