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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 4,754
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Paceship 23

I owned a 1977 PY23 for several years. It was our "starter sailboat" and got my wife hooked on sailboats so much that she wanted a bigger one . . . our only reason for selling our PY23. I would buy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-04-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Maine and North

Andreas:
You're going to have to go a bit further north than Nova Scotia and "the islands around there" to see a walrus in the wild. Actually quite a bit further north, as the range of the Atlantic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 8,030
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Life Span of a Boat

Particularly in the 60's there were still a lot of wooden hulled boats around. I suspect many of them have met an unhappy end, either rotting on the hard or stripped and cut up.

It takes a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 5,338
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Pearson 36

I tried varnishing all the fake wood laminate surfaces on my previous boat (Paceship PY23) after a (very) light hand sanding with very fine grit sandpaper. It improved the look/feel somewhat but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,905
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Recommend for trailer sailer with a real head?

Nice shot of a Rhodes 22 head compartment with a "real" marine toilet setup here:

http://www.rhodes22.org/rhodes/pics/WHITE1.jpg

Actually, while a lot of trailer sailors have portable toilets,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 5,905
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Recommend for trailer sailer with a real head?

Rob Roy 23

Mobnets
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28 "Westwind"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Underwater camera for bottom maintenance

I picked one up at Costco last year, but I'm not sure it's waterproof. That said, it's a wonderful aid on the boat, allowing visualization of areas you could never easily or practically see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,342
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Large cockpit lazarette - how important?

Sorry Faster, got your reply and Crusingdad's mixed up.

Cruisingdad . . . your KISS idea is worth considering . . . I think I'll try that first.
Thanks,

Mobnets
1973 Paceship Chance 32/28...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,342
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Large cockpit lazarette - how important?

Cruisingdad . . . good comment about lids being heavy and a hazard.

One key component of my upcoming lazarette makeover is finding and installing appropriate hydraulic lifters for the lid.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,342
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Large cockpit lazarette - how important?

Blessing and a curse. Mine is pretty good sized for a 40 year old design with a pinched stern. Very deep - I'm 6'6'' and can't reach the bottom. Tends to collect a lot of junk. I have "Lazarette...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Liveaboard in China - Informing on the Experience

Re:
Chinese built boats . . . check this site out . . .
hedonism.htm (http://www.hedonism1.ca/)

These folks are a Canadian couple from Thunder Bay Ontario who bought a chinese-built boat from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Learning to maintain

I'll second that one!

My first sailboat, a 23 footer spent the first season on a trailer in my driveway because I didn't have the sense to focus on the "must do's" to get it in the water, but got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,839
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Boat Cards: Pompous & Anal or A Good Idea?

I made some on my computer and home printer with some business card paper/cardstockmfrom the office supply store. Allowed me to play around with the design and print a reasonable number at a time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Strictly Sail Chicago Show Question

Used to be more like 30 larger boats but my quick count the other day looking at the website was to expect around 15 this year. Some manufacturers aren't coming. Others are still coming but bringing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Strictly Sail Chicago Show Question

We've gone to Strictly Sail each of the past three years and will be going again next weekend.

For an indoor venue there are plenty of boats of all sizes to check out and climb around in and on. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-19-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Heat Help

I think it matters as they each have advantages and disadvantages. In the end it comes down to personal preference and how you want to use it.

The upper limit allowed for portable electric...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Heat Help

I tried an oil-filled instead of a ceramic for the first time during my last weekend on the boat in mid-October. That, plus the 2, 12 Volt cabin fans on low speed to keep the air moving around gently...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2013
Replies: 154
Views: 304,871
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Blue Jacket 40 (new racer/cruiser)

Haven't read the whole string of posts here, so this may have been mentioned earlier, but anybody heading to Strictly Sail Chicago may be able to see one of these close up and personal. We're headed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 8,879
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

You might consider adding Paceship PY23 keel/centerboard version to the list. I had a 1977 before moving up in size and was very happy with it. If the admiral would let me have two boats I'd still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Galilee 15' - Need help

Inspection of the line drawing CalebD posted may reveal why there is no topping lift. The roach on the sail pictured looks as if it would interfere with a topping lift. Perhaps a light boomkicker or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 2,993
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Anybody have an e-reader?

I've been using a Kindle Fire for almost a year and am very happy with it. Use it as a reader, internet browser (built-in Wi-Fi), and music (headphones or computer speakers). My wife has an I-pad and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-08-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Davenport, IA sailing???

Compac 19:
Davenport IA might be considered the hub of a wheel of interesting trailer sailing destinations.

To the . . .
North: Mississippi River between Clinton and Savannah
East: Illinois...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Is 2 years and 1' worth ~$8,000?

I believe the "two years" refers to the O'Day being two years newer than the Hunter. In my opinion, as boats get over 20 years of age, a year or two difference in age becomes increasingly less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Winter Heat while at the dock

Mirari:
Clarification: I was living on the boat that weekend while working on the engine (reaching in from inside the cabin with the companionway steps removed). I needed a warm refuge to eat, sleep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,818
Posted By Mobnets
Re: Winter Heat while at the dock

I've tried several small electric ceramic heaters for heat while dockside on shorepower for 8 years on two different boats and have never been particularly happy with them. They are pretty noisy and...
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