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Search: Posts Made By: downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,033
Posted By downeast450
Re: I may try for a solo trip in Sept.

For heaven's sake GO! Plan your days. Look for weather. No "must-dos" except be on the hook by 4:00. Good food and drink. Enjoy!! Don't forget a couple of spare anchors. Ha!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,356
Posted By downeast450
Re: Arthur

For several good reasons our launch day, which was scheduled to be yesterday, got postponed. Can't say I am too disappointed we are on the hard for another week or so..

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,258
Posted By downeast450
Re: What made you buy your boat?

FEAR!!

My wife and I were looking for a gunkholer to use along the Maine coast. We had <35' in mind. Had recently looked at a couple of prospects. The late November day I was hauling our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By downeast450
Re: Olympians to sail in poo

Olympic sailors deserve better! Preparing to be competitive at that level is a huge life commitment. Asking these athletes to compete in an "open sewer" because the hosts can't do any better is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,041
Posted By downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 4,507
Views: 248,816
Posted By downeast450
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Looks like a beach near St. Anthony, Newfoundland.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,654
Posted By downeast450
Re: How to run aground properly

The cb, on our catboat, is the only depth gauge we have. Very useful when sailing in Merrymeeting Bay. Sand of course. "The cb is bouncing, time to fall off a bit and wait for a little more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By downeast450
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

It depends!! Ha! Like everything else about sailing. Performance? Comfort, Speed, Simplicity,... It also depends on the environs of the boat to some extent. They don't have to sail the America's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

Bob,

That is my plan. It doesn't show in the cardboard mock up but the forward most "ears" of the "launcher" will be flared enough to allow the swivel to pass over that roller. It needs to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By downeast450
Re: U.S. Navy Creates Hydrocarbon Fuel From Seawater

The op was about a source of energy? My boat runs on solar. As long as the sun heats our planet unevenly I get to use the suns energy to drive my boat without waiting for it to be converted to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

mitiempo

Thanks,

That may very well be the material they are talking about using. I honestly don't remember what they said. They did say it could be machined with the appropriate profile for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

Thanks, Bob,

I had originally thought I would use aluminum rollers for a couple of reasons. Hearing the chain was one. The fabricator who will cut the ss and do the welding makes custom yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

I have been working on a bow roller, too. It is becoming a necessity as the Admiral and I get a bit older. I hate to put that "carbuncle" on the bow of our beautiful I-28 but lugging an anchor...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-10-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,127
Posted By downeast450
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Or ignore it when it isn't making a useful contribution!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,147
Posted By downeast450
Re: The run aground poll

Which boat? Ha! Haven't hit anything with the Islander, yet!. We use the cb in the catboat as a depth gauge. When we feel it bouncing off the bottom we know it is time to alter course.

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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-08-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,127
Posted By downeast450
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Seems like some of Slocum's kids were born aboard his ship. At least one died. Just saying. You can die waiting for care in an emergency room today. Or get wiped out by a drunk in a pick up the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By downeast450
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

I was going to install an ss cable like the one in your second idea. A small bail on the rudder to give it the necessary play. Never did it. Will be interested in how it works. The thought that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By downeast450
Re: Interesting anchor concept

I actually like my Rocna's roll bar.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,927
Posted By downeast450
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

The word sailors, needs to be in quotes.

We meet new friends and / or reconnect with old ones (I am working on the plans for my 50th hs reunion) and the topic of sailing often comes up. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By downeast450
Re: Teak project started

Ah! Varnish! One of my favorite topics! I do love a beautiful varnish job. I used to teach varnishing at Woodenboat magazine's school and for the State of Maine's Wooden Boat Building School. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,532
Posted By downeast450
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

What is the cut off age and how long is a "moment" ?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,760
Posted By downeast450
Re: Storage Unit?

I am with Mike,

I bought a 22' Interstate tandem trailer. I could store my car in it if I wanted to. I built some shelves and a work bench. It is mobile. It never gets any road use so it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,306
Posted By downeast450
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

Pete Fountain often helps me get the boat ready to drop the mooring. Keeps my energy up, no words to listen to, if it is a little loud in the harbor I never get complaints. I prefer listening to...
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