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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,808
Posted By rads
Bottom paint in the Chesapeake

We have recently relocated our sailboat to the southen Chesapeake area. I would like to know what multi season bottom paints are being successfully used in this area. We keep the boat in the water 12...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By rads
solar panels

I am planning on installing solar panels above my bimini top and would like some information on where or who to contact about fabrication of the framework. Due to current docking situation dingy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 850
Posted By rads
Mase generators

I would appreciate any comments from people with this brand of genset as to their experiences, problems, warranntee issues, etc Specifically the 7.6 KW if possible.

Thanks
Mark
S/V Merlin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By rads
Northern Lights gensets

Does anyone have any experience with this brand of diesel generator. I am looking at the 6KW unit.

Thanks
Mark
S/V Merlin
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By rads
Sorry that is 3 hours after HIGH water at the...

Sorry that is 3 hours after HIGH water at the Battery

Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By rads
Depending on where in Manahasset Bay you are...

Depending on where in Manahasset Bay you are coming from, if around Brewer's Capri it is about 45 minutes to Throgsneck Bridge. Check with Eldridge you want to get into the East River about 3 hours...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-30-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By rads
I agree with the above mentioned comments. I...

I agree with the above mentioned comments. I prefer to use the tide flow to my advantage rather than wait for slack tide. If you hit the Throgsneck bridge about 3 hours after high water at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By rads
Cathy Can you be a bit more specific about...

Cathy

Can you be a bit more specific about the areas. Are the marinas dockominium?

Can one day sail without going offshore? Which communities would you recommend for possible relocation?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By rads
st. Augustine

What are the sailing conditions in St. Augustine and the availability of marina space (not dockominium)

Thanks
mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By rads
sailing Jacksonville, Fl

I am looking for information on the sailing conditions and marina availability in the Jacksonville area. Sailboat 44' mast height 64'

Thanks in advance
Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-19-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,513
Posted By rads
St. Marys, Ga

Can anyone give me their opinion on the sailing in and around St. Marys, Ga, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island Fl area. Are there adequate marinas? Day sailing?
Is the sailing mostly off shore?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2,535
Posted By rads
Virginia Property tax on boats

I have heard that in the Portsmouth, Norfolk area that this tax does not apply. There is only a nominal registration fee. Would appreciate advice on this and any source for this information. Is this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 2,504
Posted By rads
Savannah, Ga

possible relocation to the Savannah area in a few years. I am looking for information on the sailing conditions in the Savannah area and also availability of marinas
Thanks
Mark
S/V Merlin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By rads
XM Satellite Weather

Is anyone using this service? If so, what is your experience with it? What hardware and software are you using? Finally, has anyone used this with a laptop?

Thanks
Mark
S/V/ Merlin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By rads
west coast florida

Possible relocation to the Sarasota-Tampa area. Would like to hear about the sailing conditions and marina availabilty in this area. Non-hurricane conditions of course!
thanks
Mark
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-18-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By rads
Suggestions for overnights NJ Coast

You didn''t mention whether you are going through the LI sound or on the outside. If you are taking the sound then Atlantic Highlands marina is a great place to stop. There are moorings and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By rads
Charleston, SC

Possible relocation to the Charleston area. Would like some information on sailing in general in this area and the sailing conditions.

Thanks
Mark
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By rads
Sandy Hook NJ

Horseshoe cove is a good anchorage but fills up toward the later afternoon with alot of boats that stay there for the night. Average depth is about 10-12 feet. You will need a dingy to go ashore as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By rads
Sandy Hook NJ

Try to get a copy of the Maptech Cruising guide for the region it will give you alot of information on the area. Also Check the Atlantic Highlands yacht Club Web site
www.ahyc.net it has a wealth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By rads
Onboard Laptop

To chime in again.FWIW, Electronics fail, GPS''s lose satellite fixes, have redundancy of more than one GPS and chartplotter. If connected they are only as good as your battery power. We use more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By rads
Onboard Laptop

I am using a Dell Laptop with Maptech Software (Offshore Navigator) Connected to a Garmin handhel GPS using Garmin''s serial connection. This is very simple to set up ( I am not overly computer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-11-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,039
Posted By rads
Martha''''s vineyard

Thanks for the response. How long a trip is it from Watch Hill to Cuttyhunk and from Watch Hill to Vineyard Haven? If you wish e-mail me privately
Mark
S/V Merlin
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-08-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By rads
Catalina 42

We have a Catalina 42 MKII 2 cabin and find it has everything that we need in accomodations for cruising. For a production boat that is moderately priced you get alot for your money. We are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-27-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,039
Posted By rads
Martha''''s vineyard

I am beginning to plan next summer''s cruise and plan to stop at Martha''s vineyard. Would appreciate any advice on harbors, marina''s etc.
Thanks
Mark
S/V Merlin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2003
Replies: 3
  Gensets
Views: 877
Posted By rads
Gensets

can you tell me what you are running off your your Northern Lights 6KW generator. What is the warrantee. E-mail me privately if your answer is to lenghty.
Mark
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