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Search: Posts Made By: reillyjd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 9,042
Posted By reillyjd
Is this the boat involved?

I note an Alden yawl by the same name was recently restored and launched in New York, with possible plans to sail south this fall. The owner maintained a blog of the restoration's progress. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By reillyjd
It is hard to overvalue a boat design which has...

It is hard to overvalue a boat design which has an active list serve or user group, especially when looking at a project boat. You will come upon puzzles that you never could imagine, even if you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 7,522
Posted By reillyjd
I vote for the Flying Scot

I've sailed the Scot ( a lot ) and the Lightning ( a little ) and never sailed an Interlake. Having said that, I vote for the Scot for the following reasons:

Easy sailing boat, and in my opinion...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-03-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 10,312
Posted By reillyjd
Flying Scot, if you can locate one in the area,...

Flying Scot, if you can locate one in the area, would be a good boat for the family. Many camps on the east coast use them to teach novice sailors, but yet the boats also provide good (not extreme)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,282
Posted By reillyjd
How do the rules of the road consider a sailboat...

How do the rules of the road consider a sailboat with its sails up, but engine running? Does the engine need to be in gear in order for the vessel to be considered a 'vessel under power', or is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,902
Posted By reillyjd
I'd be interested to know which slide broke, and...

I'd be interested to know which slide broke, and to try and figure out if there was some reason it failed. Was it, for example, a slide that experienced significant force when the sail was reefed? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By reillyjd
Scottchop, Perhaps a few bags of potting...

Scottchop,

Perhaps a few bags of potting soil and some marigolds, geraniums, and petunias might work.

Actually, its hard to tell from here. Is that photo showing the centerboard slot from the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 11,428
Posted By reillyjd
I would think twice about restoring any boat that...

I would think twice about restoring any boat that doesn't have a good owners group who can share info about previous restorations. I brought a 1967 Pearson Vanguard back to life and it would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By reillyjd
Where can I see which boat models will be shown...

Where can I see which boat models will be shown at Miami Strictly Sail? The website is not very helpful.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 7,218
Posted By reillyjd
It is scientifically proven that sailors who keep...

It is scientifically proven that sailors who keep their boats in a state's waters but fail to pay the proper tax to the state treasury are twice as likely to find themselves aground in a channel that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 27,344
Posted By reillyjd
J40s and J42s have made the loop around the horn...

J40s and J42s have made the loop around the horn recently. Certainly a very different boat than a Pacific Seacraft or a Passport, but there is something to be said for moving that fast. There is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,550
Posted By reillyjd
Could you have barnacles on the prop

I need to dive on the prop every June to scrape a colony of small barnacles from the prop. In Annapolis they seem to be a regular visitor to my Pearson Vanguard, and I know its time to dive when I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-20-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,424
Posted By reillyjd
Sabre 38 Mk2 vs J-40 or others

Colleagues -

The ' next boat gyrocompass' is currently pointing towards either a J-40, or a Sabre 38 MK2. Both fit the criteria of 20ish year old boats that offer the necessary criteria of...
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