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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By cheoah
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Nice job. It's an accomplishment for sure, and a natural progression for NC sailors. Great observations about crew distractions and running aground. It happens. I've seen sailboats aground several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By cheoah
Re: Rowing an inflatable

I've had several inflatables, last two high pressure floor with inflatable keel. I never put the outboard on for many trips. I'd say I row 95% of the time to my mooring, which is maybe 400' ok, 300...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,332
Posted By cheoah
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

Use the one the ferry uses. Is that big foot? I've done it a gazillion times but I don't ever use the name. Very good advice about the markers. Many people feel as if they are coming in from sea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 34,383
Posted By cheoah
Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair

I'm just remembering I sent one back a couple years ago now and haven't heard back. I haven't had good luck with these, I don't consider them a quality product. A good idea, some good elements, but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,346
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boat Shoes

The astral brewer has a little more tread and traction and the porter has more of a smooth, siped sole. It's a small company based out of North Carolina, with some great innovative designs. The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,346
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boat Shoes

Tropical climate? I don't think so. Too many good purpose built options out there with good ventilation and water tolerant. The astral footwear shoes I wear have the kind of flexibility and traction...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,346
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boat Shoes

Astral footwear.

I've worn all the rest, they suck for long term cruising and offshore work.

Astral is a new shoe brand, and they have made a great product. I own a pair of Brewers, lowyaks,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By cheoah
Re: Bilge pump wiring

Bilge pumps should run straight to a power source, ie battery or bus, with proper fuse. If you are away from the boat, does your pump fire up with a float or solid state switch? Isn't the power to...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boom Height in Cockpit

Mine was raised by PO, who was a giant. I'm only 5'11" and I never think about it.


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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By cheoah
Re: Steering cable adventure...

Weird bob. Sounds like a good time to convert to tiller :)

I'm sorry I don't have relevant experience, although I have the same wheel. As I think about its design, it would have to cross at some...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By cheoah
Re: Crealock 34 tiller shape?

Is there some benefit to one shape over the other? The F style is straighter with less drop, and the G is quite bowed.


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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By cheoah
Re: Crealock 34 tiller shape?

Jealous. Will be quite a while before I can convert, but jeez it's not that bad with a wheel. I'll be happy to just keep the boat at this point.

I guess it takes some practice docking Bill, and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-08-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By cheoah
Re: Crew Wanted: Florida to Virginia Offshore

Hi rightcoasting, did you get your boat home yet? I have a PSC 34 and love that passage in the Gulf Stream. Great time of year out there and the fishing can be epic.


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,418
Posted By cheoah
Re: Two weeks all alone what to expect?

It takes me a long time to get bored or lonely. I did multi-month silent meditation retreats when I was younger, sailing was naturally attractive as a way to get some solitude.

I saw people deal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By cheoah
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

Interesting to see people prioritize a depth sounder. That's really low on my list, I'm only concerned about VHF and chartplotter/gps. I'd rather have AIS than a depth sounder. Of course I have all...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,666
Posted By cheoah
Re: 34 vs 37

Unless you have really specific needs, keep your eye open for the best value of the two. The 34 is near perfect for singlehanding and the only thing I really dislike about the boat is the wheel. It...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By cheoah
Re: looking for info or ride on crealock 34

I bought mine in Charlotte Harbor just south of you and sailed home to NC. It didn't have a depth sounder but I stayed off the bottom through shallow waters with that shoal draft. 4' and some change...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,497
Posted By cheoah
Re: Yanmar 3HM35F Dipstick

Bill, great info about our engines. The capacities mentioned are consistent with my memory. I've got two dipsticks. I'll check them both and record measurement you list.

Ours are pretty high...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,207
Posted By cheoah
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Reminds me of a 'woman' I saw in Phnom Penh the other night. Some tourist got a surprise.

In everything I do, I try to defer to professionals when it's a project that is hard to get right as a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-19-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,946
Posted By cheoah
Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Wow. Delusional is right.

I think there is a real disconnect for new sailors sometimes that enables this kind of cavalier behavior. Too much TV, or books, and just,not realizing the gravity of a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-22-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,973
Posted By cheoah
Re: Boat Loan

Yep no nitpicking here either, but tax code is is tax code! If there was ever a thing to nitpick about...... :) A boat with those qualities does qualify. It's a salient point for this thread, which...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 4,112
Posted By cheoah
CA-HI Passage and High Swell at sea

What does ol' jimmy say about it in Cruising Routes? East coaster here, nothing much to add except make sure you get some searoom, and have your strategies thought through for when you encounter...
Forum: Diesel   11-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By cheoah
Re: Priming Racor fuel

Is your filter full of fuel? Everything is filled? You mentioned the level in the filter going down as you pump, but that's not right. You should not have to bleed at the injectors after a filter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,714
Posted By cheoah
Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

I'm running common rails on the farm now, and one of the sedans. They are great motors. There's a lot less to go wrong on my crude 3HM35F, and no port for diagnostics. Long term we're sure to be...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By cheoah
Re: Bronze Oval Portlights

Has anyone ever had an accident on these ports? I've thought about wearing a helmet in a seaway, having at least one near miss with my head/face.


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