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Search: Posts Made By: rconn2
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Re: New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

bvander66 - thanks! I'll check out the website.

arknoah - someone on this thread will be giving us some instruction and I've received a number of helpful PM's. This forum is an excellent...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Re: New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

"Run guide lines from your outer pilings to the dock and just guide the boat in close enough to grab on to something with a boat hook. Then walk her back. Do that for as long as you need to and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Re: New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

painkiller - I'm not ashamed to dock bow first... in fact I insist on it ;). Reverse... not so good... I got stuck in a corner confused by the boat handling... I think my gf was trying and I took...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Re: New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

I thought I was sending PM's, but I need 15 posts... this is 14.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-28-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
Re: New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

Thanks for all the replies! I'll post a better response later, but this is just a quick one to let you know I'm actively reading...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-26-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By rconn2
New sailors iso private instruction Pasadena, MD

We're a couple of new sailors looking for some private instruction on our boat located on Rock Creek in Pasadena, MD.

Our boat is a 1978 Catalina 27 with an atomic 4 inboard. We've been out...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-25-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,151
Posted By rconn2
Thanks for all your comments! I've noted all...

Thanks for all your comments! I've noted all your recommendations.
Forum: Atomic 4 05-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,151
Posted By rconn2
Thanks for your reply. I've noted your...

Thanks for your reply. I've noted your recommendation about the fuel pump and will look into the condition of the current one and possibly getting a rebuilt.

Re: the risk. That's good to hear. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By rconn2
Thanks for the replies. Yes, we only want...

Thanks for the replies. Yes, we only want liability or minimal "comprehensive" (I wouldn't get comprehensive for a $3675 car -- though we'll put more into this boat to make it nice, I doubt we'd get...
Forum: Atomic 4 05-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,151
Posted By rconn2
Am just thinking... how about checklists, like...

Am just thinking... how about checklists, like used with airplanes? We could print these up keep on board.

Prior to starting the atomic 4.
After starting.
etc.
Forum: Atomic 4 05-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 7,151
Posted By rconn2
Advice for new Atomic 4, gas, owners

We just purchased a 1978 Catalina 27 with a gas atomic 4. The boat is in very good condition, and has been well maintained.

I've read through a number of threads in this section regarding the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By rconn2
Boat insurance

We're new to boating and know little about insurance. How much of what kind of coverage, and from which company?

My gf, the owner, has GEICO, and received a quote for $300K of coverage (which...
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-12-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,385
Posted By rconn2
again, all excellent responses and the sharing of...

again, all excellent responses and the sharing of your knowledge is greatly appreciated. I'm kind-of settled on an IB diesel; I'm leaning towards a wheel (but gf is leaning towards a tiller), so...
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-08-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,385
Posted By rconn2
I'm now leaning towards IB and wheel. Thx...

I'm now leaning towards IB and wheel.

Thx for the comments re: cavitation w/ an OB, and the need for a good IB engine to start (and avoid early expensive work). I also read that a diesel is...
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,385
Posted By rconn2
This is an excellent forum -- thanks for all the...

This is an excellent forum -- thanks for all the replies!

There are always trade-offs... and you explain them well for IB vs. OB. I'm completely undecided. It's important to know that the drag...
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-06-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,385
Posted By rconn2
New sailors request help -- catalina 27?

Hello everyone. My gf and I are new sailors. We've taken a basic Keel Boat course and have rented Rainbows a couple of times at Annapolis.

We're looking to buy our first sailboat. Here's our...
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