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Search: Posts Made By: swampcreek
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Didn't Sandy go right up though the Abacos? I remember tracking a recent storm that did just that but I can't remember if it was Sandy. Whichever storm it was when it was over and the people were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Good Boat availability theory

If you're serious then look at as many boats as you can fit into your schedule while you find the owner of this boat. Look at ones just like it as well as other kinds too. With the economy the way it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 5,554
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

I don't like hotels all that much, that was a big plus to us when we had the camper. We also went on a lot of trips with a bunch of friends who also had campers, we had a lot of fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 5,554
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

How much time do you have? We've had both at the same time but the camper wasn't being used enough and we sold it, if we didn't have this inconvenience called work getting in the way we might have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

That was my biggest fear (besides it not holding). I thought wow, look at that big shovel, I'll be dredging half the bay bottom up with that! Actually I used the windlass the first few times, even in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

Not as far as 180 deg. so I know it never had to reset itslf during our use but when deploying I just lowered it, cleated off and she dug right in (Again I always made sure it was set by hitting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By swampcreek
1st Summer With Mantus Anchor

I'm posting this incase anyone is beating themselves up on an anchor purchase as I was just last Winter. Maybe this will help...or add MORE confusion.

During the Winter of 2012/2013 we bought a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Good Boat availability theory

We bought our boat just as it hit the market, it was much cleaner than orher boats of its age and price range. Just take warning you're always going to hear of better deals down the road but if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 21,832
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Pictures of your boat

That's what we named our previous boat. When we bought the 320 she was named "Le Bijiou", that just wasn't our style.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By swampcreek
Re: What? Sharks in the Potomac....

[QUOTE=copacabana;1078381]...... there was a case of a woman being mauled by a squirrel in Canada. It was sensational news, but I don't think we should re-classify the lowly squirrel among the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 21,832
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Pictures of your boat

We just bought her last September...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-08-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By swampcreek
Re: late September on the Bay...

We like to take the 2nd week in September for our week cruise, many people putting the runabouts away, kids back in school, weather still good...well except 2 years ago when tropical depression Lee...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-08-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,627
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Pirates Weekend in Rock Hall

A little insanity keeps us from going insane! :)
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-08-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,627
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Pirates Weekend in Rock Hall

We're leaving tomorrow to spend the weekend there! We're bringing the dinghy for it's 1st use and plan to have a good time!

Everyone knows that real pirates are scum. BUT this is all in fun, like...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Sea Nettles

I Never thought to worry about THAT!....crap.:eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By swampcreek
First time using our Mantus Anchor

We used our 35# Mantus on our Catalina 320 for the first time Saturday night. Mid texture grey Chessy mud (As oppossed to the black soupy variety). She dug in instantly, I hit throttled up in reverse...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By swampcreek
Re: So..where will you be....

Weather permitting we'll be at a friends house at his annual 4th bash, I need to check his slip today to see if we'll fit. Also now that my pulled neck muscle is getting better we'll put the air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Mantus Anchors NEWS: anchor sizing tool

We put a 35# Mantus on our Catalina 320 over the Winter, we haven't used it yet but it fits great and looks sweet!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

I just came back from measuring the good ship Nauti Time. As much as I want to make a 10 footer work I have just over 11' from mast to RF, the 10' Porta Bote is 10.8' LOA. This might be too cramped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,770
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Who sells marine plywood?

Definitely shop around. I replaced a floor in my old jet boat a few years back and there was a $25 price difference between the one closest to me and another store about 15 miles away. Everyone told...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

How do you think I get into all this trouble?:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

Right now we just have a hard plastic 9.8 Watertender I bought off craigslist as well as a glorified pool toy I bought online. We have used the Watertender for just messing around but it would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By swampcreek
Re: 10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

I've been doing tons of reading, I figured I'd float this out before buying one. So I'm probably going to try to find a nice used one until I get impatient and buy a new one then hear all the phrases...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By swampcreek
10' Porta Boat For Dinghy?

After looking at all the possibilities it seems like a 10' Porta Bote might serve us best as a dinghy. Anyone have any experience with one of these used as a dinghy?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-04-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By swampcreek
Re: Hire Someone To Do Shear Stripe?

Going over some old posts...Update: We ended up doing it ourselves...IN THE WIND! All worked out FINE! I did get a quote for application...$5 per foot! Thats NUTS! I can understand someone making a...
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