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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By catamount
Re: boothbay harbor this friday - looking to sail

Unfortunately, I won't be around on Friday, but I know where you could rent a sailboat for the afternoon -- West Harbor Recreation, Inc. located at Harborfields Cottages. Their number is 207-370-0678
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By catamount
Re: Looking for a village by some water

Boothbay Harbor is another nice village on the coast of Maine, and there is a boat rental outfit that rents sailboats by the day -- West Harbor Recreation, Inc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2014
Replies: 3,060
Views: 389,587
Posted By catamount
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

2012 Monhegan Race (an overnight race in Maine), sailing double-handed with my then 14-year old son. Typical very light wind overnight. We are battling with another boat (from another class) in the...
Forum: Racing   02-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,591
Posted By catamount
Re: New Safety Rules?

These tracks are not from the boat's onboard GPS systems, but from a satellite tracking system such as YellowBrick. The satellite tracking systems don't report positions continuously, but at some set...
Forum: Electronics   02-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,297
Posted By catamount
Re: Radar and AIS

One consideration that may be often overlooked is the issue of power consumption. I don't know about modern RADAR systems, but traditionally RADAR has had pretty high power demands (e.g. on my Dad's...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-16-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By catamount
Crew Wanted: Boothbay Harbor Regatta, Maine

Have sufficient crew now, so all set.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,889
Posted By catamount
Re: Closing seacocks

That would be me (open/close every use), and no I am not a full-time cruiser or live aboard.

And my boat is also very simple -- manual head, manually-pumped water, one engine, no generator, no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,889
Posted By catamount
Re: Closing seacocks

Yeah, I probably would. Belt and suspenders! Of course it would depend on how long it would be before I was able to replace the hose. Later that same day, probably not. A week or two -- yes!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,889
Posted By catamount
Re: Closing seacocks

I leave almost all my seacocks closed all the time unless I am actively using them, with the exception being the cockpit drains. Bilge pump drains are above the waterline (not at the waterline), and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By catamount
Re: "Hang" storage for a fin keel sailboat?

In terms of self-surveying, Don Casey's book "Inspecting the Aging Fiberglass Sailboat" is a pretty good guide. Do you know if the hull of the boat you are looking at is solid fiberglass, or a cored...
Forum: Newport   05-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By catamount
Re: Sleep on Your Boat

You could contact Oldport Marine (the water taxi / launch service, Oldport Marine / Newport, RI (http://oldportmarine.com/)) and ask if they could post a notice for you -- a lot of boats in Newport...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By catamount
Re: "Hang" storage for a fin keel sailboat?

As suggested above, if there were any hull damage, you ought to be able to see with your own eye any deformation or un-fairness to the hull that would be a consequence of hanging on those racks. If...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,139
Posted By catamount
Re: 5 basic reefing tips, whats yours.

Reefing Tip: make your reefing system really easy to use, so that you will use it whenever you need to.

I have a single-line reefing system on my mainsail, which combined with the slippery Strong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,031
Posted By catamount
Re: Light gray hull - any pics out there?

To increase the boat's visibility when at sea -- it's actually orange reflective tape... Not sure how effective it really is, but it does make the boat easier to find in a crowded anchorage!

Edit:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-06-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,313
Posted By catamount
Re: Hurricane Hole - How to Choose

Hurricane Hole = protection from wind, waves, and storm surge combined with good opportunities for securing the boat (e.g. excellent holding ground if anchoring). So you want to minimize fetch from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,503
Posted By catamount
Re: Overboard discharge design

Any 90's will clog, so if you have to do that you might think about how to set up your plumbing so that you can get a snake in there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,298
Posted By catamount
Re: Pulling my mast out and making it all new.

You don't really want wire to rope halyards, do you?

I switched to all rope (using new low-stretch line) for all my halyards when my mast was overhauled. Much nicer. They can be turned end-for-end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By catamount
Re: Worth of the risk to save 7% time?

Have done several deliveries from the Chesapeake to New England -- from Cape May we have always gone offshore direct to Block Island or Buzzard's Bay. From Norfolk I would probably go direct offshore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 9,031
Posted By catamount
Re: Light gray hull - any pics out there?

GREYHAWK

medium gray hull -- original gel coat for the most part, pretty close in shade to rustoleum gray primer...

Pettit EasyPoxy "mist gray" deck with KiwiGrip gray non-skid

Awlgrip...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,357
Posted By catamount
Chainplates: on my SJ21 (Mark I), the chainplates...

Chainplates: on my SJ21 (Mark I), the chainplates are embedded in the fiberglass of the cabin house sides -- there is nothing to see from inside the boat -- so no loss there. Not sure about the keel...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By catamount
When I was 14, we (my father, uncle, cousin and...

When I was 14, we (my father, uncle, cousin and I) sailed a Paceship PY23 from Saco, Maine, across the Gulf of Maine (and the mouth of the Bay of Fundy) to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and then back to Bar...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-26-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By catamount
Monhegan Race (Maine), August 12 & 13

I am considering possibly putting together a crew to race my Peterson 34 GREYHAWK in the Manana division of the Portland Yacht Club's Monhegan Race, and may be looking for one or two more experienced...
Forum: Electronics   07-23-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By catamount
Nexus was a part of Silva, but was spun off as an...

Nexus was a part of Silva, but was spun off as an independent entity owned, at least in part, by Dean Baker of America's Cup fame. They seem to be focused on instruments for the yacht racing market,...
Forum: Electronics   07-22-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By catamount
I don't think that is correct, at least not...

I don't think that is correct, at least not anymore, although there is a relationship -- on ComNav's site, they say they build some electronics for other labels, including Nexus.
Forum: Electronics   07-21-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,141
Posted By catamount
I have a suite of Nexus NX2 instruments networked...

I have a suite of Nexus NX2 instruments networked with the FDX server -- my set up includes two Multi control display units, a digital wind display unit, with wired wind, depth, and speed...
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