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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By KPBaker
calling all NC sailors

Koko, I live up in Asheville,NC now,but grew up in Raleigh.I keep my 26 ft.trailerable boat on a lake in upstate SC, but have sailed her in numerous other locations including a recent trip down...
Forum: Racing   10-09-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 4,048
Posted By KPBaker
Portsmouth vs.Phrf

I''m new to racing and have been trying to figure quite a few things out. Is there a formula to convert a Portsmouth rating to PHRF? I''ve looked a little on the net, but haven''t found anything yet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2002
Replies: 28
Views: 4,555
Posted By KPBaker
Anchoring, chain diameter is a big difference?

I''ve always found this topic of which anchor works best interesting.I''ve used quite a few different ones, but prefer the Delta over-all.Each anchor obviously has different merits, but what I find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By KPBaker
How to clean Sunbrella fabrics?

I keep my boat on a local lake. Over the winter months, a substantial amount of mildew has built up on my mainsail cover.The cover is made out of Subrella. I''m not familiar with how this fabric...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By KPBaker
Size Does Matter

I just returned yesterday from a successful and very enjoyable trip cruising aboard my 26 foot Classic Yacht in the Florida Keys, and Bimini Islands. Before leaving, I had been contemplating...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-09-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 674
Posted By KPBaker
Port Everglades Departure

I''m planning on sailing out of Fort Lauderdale to West End,Grand Bahama sometime during the early morning of April 15th. Are there any other cruisers out there that are also planning on leaving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,790
Posted By KPBaker
rolling furler

There are many good furlers on the market for your size boat that can be installed by you.I installed a CDI roller furler on my 26 footer. I''ve been very happy with the perfomance of it.If money is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-03-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 8,072
Posted By KPBaker
Cruising Boats

Thanks for all the input in regard to my search for a larger boat to meet my needs. Jeff...I''ve never been aboard an Elite 37 but saw one for sale on a website and the boat appeared to match the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-02-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 8,072
Posted By KPBaker
Cruising Boats

Hey Jeff_H

Thanks a lot for your input on the boats.Several you listed were also on my list.I copied your notes and have added them to my folder.I saw a C&C 37 recently on a web site that at first...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 8,072
Posted By KPBaker
Cruising Boats

Jeff_H,

I''ve been contemplating moving up to a larger boat sometime in the near future.I''ve been compiling a list of boats that I think would meet my needs.Reading your comments on different...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-01-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,290
Posted By KPBaker
Bahama Customs

When arriving in the Bahamas, what all paperwork is needed for the boat to clear customs? My cruising manual just states "ships papers." I have the U.S.Coast Guard document on my vessel.Is that all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By KPBaker
Buying a 1st boat

BNoble,

I agree with the previous comments pertaining to attending some schools and gaining time on the water.When I first started sailing,I attended two excellent schools...the first was "The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2002
Replies: 61
Views: 4,847
Posted By KPBaker
When does BigRed56 get out of jail?

Romeo: Not surprisingly, you totally missed the point I was trying to make concerning Jeff''s expertise.Perhaps if you spent more time reading,and less time criticising, you would be a better sailor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2002
Replies: 61
Views: 4,847
Posted By KPBaker
When does BigRed56 get out of jail?

I don''t know what all other boards Jeff_H responds to, but one of the main reasons I come to this site is to read his responses.I had a teacher one time that was quite fond of saying " don''t...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By KPBaker
Condolences

I just learned of the death of Steve White-- Sailnet canvas dept.I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the Sailnet team for the lost of Steve. I didn''t know Steve personally, but he had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,751
Posted By KPBaker
Roller Furling on a trailered boat?

I have the CDI roller furler on my 26ft.trailerable boat. It works great. When I''m going to trailer the boat, I drop the mast,and bundgy tie the roller furler and sail to it.This saves a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2002
Replies: 1
 
Views: 697
Posted By KPBaker
I have two Deep Cycle Gel Cell Batteries on board...

I have two Deep Cycle Gel Cell Batteries on board my 26 sailboat. I normally use my boat for about 8 months during the year, with most of the usage on weekends.My boat has an inboard diesel that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By KPBaker
Bimini Covers

Thanks for the response Marc. I hadn''t thought about having a sunbrella flap over the window for when it''s not in use. I will be sure to go that route.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By KPBaker
Bimini Covers

I''m considering purchasing a Bimini for my 26 ft.sailboat. One option offered is to have a mainsail viewing window installed. This option seems like it would be useful,but how well do they hold...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By KPBaker
Bottom $$$

Since Jeff''s initial response, I have been checking prices around more. The first one I called quoted $30/ft.to lightly sand and apply one quote of anti-fouling paint. The second quoted $12-$15...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 5,208
Posted By KPBaker
Diesel vs 4 stroke outboard???

I also have a 26 ft.boat and I debated the same question (inboard vs.outboard) when I purchased her. I opted for the inboard diesel because I knew that I would be doing some longer trips with her and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By KPBaker
Bottom $$$

Thanks for the responses. As mentioned previously, I''m a newbie in this area. To the best of my recollection, the mfg.of my boat put a coat of Interlux barrier on her at time of purchase. The boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By KPBaker
Bottom $$$

I''m needing to have a new bottom coat put on my Classic 26 sailboat for the first time since I''ve had her.I''ve never taken a boat to a yard before to have a barrier coat put on, nor have I ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By KPBaker
Charleston,SC Bottoms

I need to have a new bottom coat put on my 26'' sailboat. Does anyone know of a boatyard in the Charleston,SC area that they would recommend? Thanks!
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-20-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 12,579
Posted By KPBaker
Anyone used Colgate''''s Offshore Sailing School in Captiva?

The Offshore school was the first I ever attended. I enrolled in the "Advanced sailing" course which was very good. The instuctor was great, the island is very beautiful, and it''s an ideal area to...
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