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Search: Posts Made By: billsull
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello from Germany - soon to be Okinawa!

If I remember correctly, (something that happens less and less often!) he was there in '87 - '88.
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By billsull
Re: Live Aboard in Connecticut

You may want to check with Brewers Pilots Point in Westbrook, CT (halfway between New Haven and New London). They have three yards within the marina: South, East and North (it's big) and I think one...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello from Germany - soon to be Okinawa!

Welcome aboard Buds!

Given where you are now and where you're going, can I assume that you're military? If so, you'll be able to take advantage the nice little marina at Kadena AFB. My brother...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,044
Posted By billsull
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Hi Capta,

I don't want to take this thread off topic, but could you expand on the above statement? Are you referring to prohibitions against anchoring in good dive locations to protect reefs or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By billsull
Re: Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?

No secrets among fellow sailnetters! I'll answer your questions in the same order as presented:

Patience doesn't have a shore power system. That picture was taken just after we got back to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By billsull
Do you put holiday lights in the rigging?

If so, post a photo! Caution - if you have an interesting light scheme, I may plagiarize it for next year!

Here is how Patience was decorated for the recent "Trees in the Rigging" parade in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By billsull
Re: Mooring laws ??

You may want to add this website to your favorites list:

Cruisers' Net | Cruisers Helping Cruisers (http://cruisersnet.net), a/k/a the Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net

There's tons of info on this...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By billsull
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

If you don't mind the transit time on the river, then there are some very nice marinas both above and below Middletown that you should investigate. This is where ActiveCaptain will be your best...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By billsull
Re: Boat slip/mooring CT River

Hi Victor,

Welcome aboard Sailnet - even with your powerboat!

+ 1 for Green Eyes Active Captain recommendation. You won't find seasonal rates in there, but most of the marinas have helpful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,943
Posted By billsull
Re: Look for new sailboat under 25 ft.

Welcome aboard,

Delaware Bay has some skinny water, so a boat with a shoal keel or retractable keel would expand your cruising area. Com-Pac yachts builds catboats and some sloops that would meet...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By billsull
Re: Looking to get into sailing on Long Island, NY

Hi Ryan,

+1 for what Don said - you're going at the right way by offering to crew for races.

I occasionally crew aboard an Ensign that races on the Thames River in New London, CT and it's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By billsull
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

I feel the need to defend my steering system after the backwards wheel haters have voiced their opinions. ;^)

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv324/billsull59/Helm_640_zps6b2a7874.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 5,417
Posted By billsull
re: need buccaneer 210 help

Here's someone else that took on a similar project and got her sailing:

Pagoo | Saveitforparts (http://saveitforparts.wordpress.com/projects/pagoo/)

If you scroll to the comments at the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By billsull
Re: Two weeks in Block/Narragansett Bay

Looks like a great itinerary - a lot of nice short hops. I should do the same on my next trip!



I agree with Minne regarding the anchor situation. You're welcome to borrow my little CQR from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By billsull
Re: My wife, the reluctant sailor

Interesting replies all - from cavemen and other alike!



I didn't make the post to get advice for the lovelorn - I was hoping to relate a funny story and give my wife props for doing all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By billsull
My wife, the reluctant sailor

Does this ever happen to anyone else? A few weeks ago, my wife and I were going to do a long planned sailing trip from CT to Boston and back. This was a going to be a major achievement because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By billsull
Re: Trip Plan

Hi Slayer,

Do you want to stay south of the Cape? I'm heading for Martha's Vineyard this coming weekend, but after that I'm going to Provincetown and Boston before turning for home.

Here's my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By billsull
Re: Chasing the breeze

It was dead calm in my cubicle yesterday (sniff...)


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Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By billsull
Re: New to sailing

Haha! I kept my boat on a mooring in Worton Creek for a couple of years and I would go through cell phone withdrawal every time I went to the boat! I was known to wander around the marina holding...
Forum: Long Island 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By billsull
Re: Charles W. Morgan viewing

Saw that also through several miles of haze. The next day, we saw on the news that the USS Missouri had come home, so that must have been her.

Bonus points to anyone that can answer this...
Forum: Long Island 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By billsull
Charles W. Morgan viewing

Hi All,

We went out last weekend to witness the first sea trials of the Charles W. Morgan. A great time was had by all! If you are lucky enough to be able to get out on the Sound tomorrow, 6/11...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By billsull
First "big" boat--MANY questions

+1 on Faster's (and Barry's) suggestions of possible boats. If you get interested in a boat with an inboard auxiliary engine, spend the money on a pre-purchase engine survey by a mechanic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By billsull
Re: Galilee 15 - Information and PDF's needed

Hi TF,

Welcome aboard! I remember that thread that you mentioned where folks were seeking that owners manual. Poor Bubba may have been scared off by the sheer number of people that wanted it! ...
Forum: Bristol 03-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By billsull
Re: B24 (sailstar model) fix her up or else, HELP!

Greetings from a fellow B24 owner - mine is a work [not] in progress at the moment, but I hope get back to working on her soon to get her back to her former glory.

Anyway, I've done a lot of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,670
Posted By billsull
Re: New England sailors?

I think the best location relative to the airport depends a lot on how "hands on" you plan to be with maintenance when you get to the boat.

I was definitely in the do-it-yourself camp when I did...
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