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Forum: Introduce Yourself   5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: New Sailor

Welcome to Sailnet. Good luck with your search.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,962
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Biggest Decision of my Life - Need Advise

You will get plenty of advice about what boat, how much water tankage, what autopilot you will need. I know it's hard to read between the lines and respond to an internet post about someone who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,419
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Happy Independence Day!

"Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance."
Woodrow Wilson

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: sounder vs fishfinder

Good advice here, as usual. My sounder sometimes gets weird over thick muck. Sometimes, in narrow/shallow channels it won't read any depth at all or will show depths that are impossibly shallow due...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Clearing lobster pot tangle

The hook knife will work from the dinghy as well. Having a mask and snorkle may help you see what you are doing from the dink.

Practice reaching the prop/shaft with the boat hook before you have...
Forum: Gas   06-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Ericsson 32

I can't imagine a shifter cable costing much more that $100 dollars, probably closer to $40.

I can tell you from experience, backing out of a tight marina and the shifter cable breaks as you try...
Forum: C & C   06-15-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 13,386
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Any C&C 30 MkII owners out there ???

I purchased an '89 three years ago. Wing keel, Yanmar 2gm20f. No spinnaker gear. I don't race it. Spend 2-3 nights aboard each week (in season) and do short local cruises.
The design is simply...
Forum: Gas   06-08-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Atomic 4- Thermostat Gasket Sealant

Moyer Marine has all the answers to all the questions in the universe related to the A-4

I used good old permatex. YMMV
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

You will probably be OK if you arrive on Thursday. Chances are probably slim if you arrive Friday, but the Anchorage will probably be pretty quiet.

Seems like BI doesn't really get crazy until...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,781
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I'm sure there are others, google is your friend.

There is also the option of calling ASA schools and asking them to give you the option of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,781
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I mentioned the Hobie 16 earlier. If you can sail a hobie you can sail anything, they are a bit different, but once you pass the learning curve adapting from one to another is easy. Confidence is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,781
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

How about a hobie 16 (or similar)? You would need a trailer and I would suggest the masthead float. I used to have one and I'm 6'1" 200 lbs. They are a blast to sail and the trampoline is good for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Hunter 27 - A Little Look Please?

Yup, prop-less shaft and an outboard.... If you can live with an outboard, that's not a deal breaker. In fact, some might prefer an outboard.

Unfortunately, you have some combination of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,870
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

Great advice so far.

Know how to bleed the fuel system
Bring more tools than you think you will need
Be mentally prepared to take more time than what you planned for

I can say from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,844
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails in the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch until at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,975
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: BoatBound?

Yesterday I finally received a reply from boat bound. Here is a cut an paste:

"Hi Robert,

I'm so sorry for the delayed response.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a surveyor in your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,975
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: BoatBound?

Update: I emailed them again. Nothing.

I have had to tell a total of five prospective customers "no" due to boatbounds failure to follow through.

What a waste of time.

I am getting more...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,503
Posted By RobGallagher
Anchoring under sail

As someone else pointed out, try leaving the mainsheet loose as you coast to a stop to drop the hook.
If the bow falls off to port or starboard the boat won't try to sail on.

Sent from my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Inflatable Boat Airfloor Replacement with Plywood

Looks good. Keep us posted.

I'm on my second inflatable floor. Who would have thought my high priced Hypalon boat would have a PVC floor? sells some solid floors designed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By RobGallagher
Question about Eldridge and The Race

It's easier to sail to block than around fishers. You got in a good practice run :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Navigation puzzle

Do you use Eldridge? The answer to your question may lie in Eldridge. The maps with current directions and speed there may help.

More importantly, as others have mentioned:
Your angle vs...
Forum: C & C   07-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,212
Posted By RobGallagher
2013 C&C Northeast Rendezvous on Block Island

For all you C&C built and/or designed enthusiasts;

If you can't make it, but you had a nagging question you always wanted to ask Rob Ball, here is your chance.

Post the question here and during...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,560
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Initial Offer Question

While I agree with some of what you say, it must be noted that if you are financing a boat the lender will start here for a value. Survey may get you to another number, but the key word is "might"....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Wizards, put on your hats...

I'm sure someone will come up with a better answer. But, if it was me, the next thing I would try is a jumper directly to my starter battery and see if that works.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,248
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

Cheap cooler tops.

cooler seat - (

Wait till they go on sale.
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