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Search: Posts Made By: rwy36
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,288
Posted By rwy36
Re: Dock vs. mooring

On the subject of moorings and pump-outs: In the Old Saybrook/Old Lyme, Connecticut area, the pump-out boat will give you an orange flag to attach to your bow rail if you're in need of a pump-out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,252
Posted By rwy36
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?

Here in Connecticut, moored, anchored or docked vessels are not being 'operated'. Here's a snip from the CT Statutes Sec. 15-133, Rules for safe operation:

(d) No person shall operate a vessel:...
Forum: Chartering 03-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,442
Posted By rwy36
Re: Recent charter in BVIs

Very nice! The water down there is the 'bluest blue' there is - I'll join the jealous crowd (and start saving those nickels and dimes for our next journey south!).

Thanks for bringing me back -...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-08-2013
Replies: 394
Views: 84,676
Posted By rwy36
Re: Living aboard - and sex

This is a great (and timeless) thread. As Smack has pointed out, it's surely to be considered a Sailnet classic for years to come.

In my view, though, I think the topic could also be considered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By rwy36
Re: looking to sail liberty landing marina to newport RI

That's a great point Barry, and especially so if a strong ebb tide is also present. Heading eastward with the wind on the nose always guarantees a bumpy ride!

Bill
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By rwy36
Re: Typical isolating diode location?

Thanks Walt.

In the O'Day 302 case, I think the charging line (from the alternator) goes up to the master disconnect in the electrical panel, and the diode(s) are downstream of that. The manual...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By rwy36
Typical isolating diode location?

Hello all,

I'm thinking about changing my electrical system to remove the battery isolating diodes (and their voltage drop) and use a 'voltage sensing relay' to charge both batteries instead.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By rwy36
Re: Surveyor in CT?

I've used Art Kelsey from Westbrook, CT (860-399-5515) on multiple occasions and have been very satisfied with his services. He was very thorough in his inspections, and offered guidance for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By rwy36
Re: CT Shore Marinas

I think Midway is pretty far up the river to consider for a sailboat over the summer, you'd spend most of your weekends going up and down the Connecticut River. Midway's a great place to winter-over...
Forum: Long Island 02-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,034
Posted By rwy36
Hi Tempest, You've hit the nail right on the...

Hi Tempest,

You've hit the nail right on the head - the service business is about service, but it has to be reasonable and sustainable. Having some sensitivity to that reality (and as related by...
Forum: Long Island 02-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,034
Posted By rwy36
Tempest, Although I think you are...

Tempest,

Although I think you are technically correct, Champlin's view regarding 'theft of services' seems to have changed a bit after their proposal for expansion was denied after a lengthy and...
Forum: Destinations 02-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,802
Posted By rwy36
Here are two recommendations for Stonington, CT: ...

Here are two recommendations for Stonington, CT:

For lunch: the Dogwatch Cafe at Dodson's Boatyard.

For dinner: Noah's restaurant in 'downtown' Stonington (a short walk north on Main Street...
Forum: Long Island 02-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,034
Posted By rwy36
Hi Brad, You raise a great point, and when...

Hi Brad,

You raise a great point, and when comparing the $$ spent on the fuel dock between a powerboat and a sailboat, clearly there is more profit potential on the powerboat side when considering...
Forum: Long Island 02-02-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,034
Posted By rwy36
Hi Jim, We were probably in the pond during...

Hi Jim,

We were probably in the pond during the same period last summer - we were also out there in mid-August for a couple of days and as you said, it was very crowded.

It seems that the...
Forum: Long Island 01-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By rwy36
Stonington is a nice stop for those transiting...

Stonington is a nice stop for those transiting east out of Fishers Sound. There is a small anchorage on the west side of the channel inside the inner breakwater. A nice dinghy dock is available just...
Forum: Long Island 01-31-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,034
Posted By rwy36
Hi Rob, Although it sounds like we had a...

Hi Rob,

Although it sounds like we had a little better luck 'sneaking' showers (my wife and I took turns while at the bar, and the bartender didn't seem to mind) - we had a similar negative...
Forum: Long Island 01-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By rwy36
We just paid a little over $2K for our mooring in...

We just paid a little over $2K for our mooring in the Connecticut River for the upcoming season. You might want to consider getting on the waiting list for North Cove (which is managed by the Old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 35,300
Posted By rwy36
Based on their Web site (which requires...

Based on their Web site (which requires registration to see the pricing), a Honda Eu2000i can be had from Mayberry's for $899 with free shipping. For another $100 more, there is a model of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-29-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By rwy36
Congrats on getting back into sailing! I'm sure...

Congrats on getting back into sailing! I'm sure you'll find SailNet to be a great resource in many, many ways.

I see you from Connecticut. As you probably discovered during last season, Long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,207
Posted By rwy36
One thing to consider with the more expensive...

One thing to consider with the more expensive Hypalon-tubed boats is that the inflatable air deck is PVC (usually), so it will have a shorter lifespan than the tubes. The earlier suggestion about...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 01-28-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,035
Posted By rwy36
Another option may be to consider moorings in the...

Another option may be to consider moorings in the Connecticut River in the Old Lyme / Old Saybrook area. The summer mooring cost will be more like $2,200 and will make access to winter storage...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,857
Posted By rwy36
> So much to learn and consider Great point,...

> So much to learn and consider

Great point, and you've put your finger on one of the durable 'constants' of boating, in my opinion (no matter your experience level).

LI North Shore is an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,857
Posted By rwy36
Congrats on your imminent purchase! Both...

Congrats on your imminent purchase! Both Connecticut and Rhode Island can be great places for boating, and any berthing selection you make will involve trade-offs in many different ways.

A couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,886
Posted By rwy36
Air vs. sea similarities

Although I'm currently in the "used-to-fly" category, I have both flown and sailed on and off for several years (fortunately, I'm still sailing). Here's a couple of the comparisons I've noted along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2011
Replies: 198
Views: 11,756
Posted By rwy36
20 minutes to the boat, and then about 45-50...

20 minutes to the boat, and then about 45-50 minutes down the Connecticut River to get out on Long Island Sound (give or take 10-15 min depending on the tide). I've got one of those pesky RR bridges...
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