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Search: Posts Made By: tweitz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single handed docking...

All good advice. Especially easy on the home dock, where you can set everything up a you wish. Two notes: I actually find it easier singlehanded by myself than with non participating crew. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,237
Posted By tweitz
Re: Confession time...

Slightly off topic, but Dale, how did you get those incredible videos?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By tweitz
Re: Diamond in the rough?

I was thinking of buying it, spending a week or two scraping the deck and then setting off for Australia before the winter is over. I thought I would wait for a storm to give me a little extra push....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,729
Posted By tweitz
Greatest fear?

Someone on board having a heart attack or other medical emergency on board. Even at our dock we are a long way from a hospital, and at sea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

That Beluga is very cool. They always look like they are smiling.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,502
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

I debated putting in a speaker when I got my new VHF with loud hailing and fog horn capability. Still thinking about it, but I was not sure where I could put it for an easy mounting and fully out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,453
Posted By tweitz
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My latest favorite gadget is my Standard horizon VHF with built in AIS. I love checking out boats or ships that I see and instantly having all the info on the vessel, its course and speed, at my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2015
Replies: 1,854
Views: 188,532
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Our set up does not have a sail drive, but a conventional rudder shaft. Although the twin rudders don't get much prop wash, there is definitely prop walk, to starboard forward, and considerably more...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By tweitz
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

I have a chartplotter mounted on the binnacle with an internal antenna, and have used a backup portable GPS in the cabin for years. Always got a perfect GPS signal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-15-2015
Replies: 1,854
Views: 188,532
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the twin rudder portion of the thread -- my Beneteau 323 had a twin rudder for a very good reason, unrelated to any of the speculation. it is a keel/centerboard version, which enables very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-14-2015
Replies: 1,854
Views: 188,532
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all of the talk about rudder failures, I am curious what people think of twin rudder designs. Obviously if something comes off in such a way that it crashes around or causes a hole in the boat,...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos 01-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By tweitz
Re: Has Smack seen this one?

For those who doubt how hard it is to recover a man overboard, imagine trying to get someone who is exhausted back aboard on a boat with that design. It is hard for me to understand why someone who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,216
Posted By tweitz
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Never took any of the formal ASA type courses on a boat. But as a kid I sailed about once a year with some cousins, who gave me some clue as to what was going on, and I got the bug. Then, in my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By tweitz
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

We tried the astroturf trick. When it didn't work, I decided that she needed the smell of some pee on it to get the idea. I think my neighbor was ready to call the asylum when he saw me walking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,915
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My lines are all led to the cockpit, but the main sheet is at the forward end, so when I am behind the wheel, I can't reach it instantly. In puffy weather I will lead the traveler lines back to the...
Forum: Beneteau 12-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,599
Posted By tweitz
Beneteau Halts Production?

When I bought my new Beneteau, I went to see it while it was still on the trailer on which it arrived. Not that unusual to see it right away. There was a fair amount of work for the dealer --...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2014
Replies: 163
Views: 16,529
Posted By tweitz
Re: Boat sank at the dock

So sorry to hear of your situation. I can sympathize because I had a similar situation earlier this year. After being launched by the yard, out boat partially sank at the dock overnight. it turned...
Forum: Islander 11-20-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,450
Posted By tweitz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By tweitz
Re: Monos versus Multihulls on a solo transat

In one of the early videos of the eventual winner, there was a big handle behind him near the stern that looked vaguely like a tiller, seemed to be moving back and forth, but was entirely unattended....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By tweitz
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

I stayed at Saybrook Point once. Beautiful and convenient facility, but quite expensive for transients, I would expect the same for seasonal users.
Forum: Beneteau 11-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,599
Posted By tweitz
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Curiouser and curiouser...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,649
Posted By tweitz
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

Thanks for the links and discussion as well. As everyone was using terms that turn out to be ill-defined, I was getting confused. I have also been trying to think of what to do for light air, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,649
Posted By tweitz
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

There is lots of discussion of gennakers, drifters, code 0, etc. etc. Are there uniform definitions of the various headsails, or are we largely talking about various vendors' trade names. I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By tweitz
Re: O'Day 272 - thoughts?

We had a 272LE for a few years. We enjoyed the boat, did not find it particularly tender and the overall quality was good. The wing keel had the great benefit of giving us shallow draft that we...
Forum: US Northeast 05-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By tweitz
Re: Best embarkation point for my wife and son

Mystic is a wonderful place. We docked right at the seaport and the only ones there after it closes are the few boats docked there. There is also an aquarium close by for the kids, though not...
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