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Forum: Weather   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By aa3jy
Re: If you suffer from heat....

Try swimming against some of North Fl's magnitude 1 springs. Flow out these caves feel like fire hoses hitting you. Though these springs are around 70 F year round one can work up a lot expended heat...
Forum: Engines   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Cut this waterlogged line & plastic bushing off the prop shaft, am I in trouble?

Suggest using polypropylene line (floats)when towing a dingy....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By aa3jy
Re: What does W or C mean

Check with Chart no. 1
Forum: Beneteau   05-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

You are correct about "different cruising grounds" as the Chesapeake can be interesting with rather deep draft vessels.

I've been informed that most Ocean 45's in this area are shoal draft ( 5 1/2...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,537
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

Someone on the Cabo Rico google site posted a similar repower..

"I believe that Beta and Nanni are both based on a general purpose Kubota engine (used everywhere from tractors to generators) with...
Forum: Beneteau   05-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Beneteau Oceans 45

How many where made with a shoal draft keel? Seeing a Beneteu in my favorite Gunkhole off the Chesapeake with a possible 7 foot + draft is pushing it a bit in where I was as I draw 5 foot...
Forum: Beneteau   05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 832
Posted By aa3jy
Beneteau Oceans 45

Saw a fairly new Oceans 45 in my 'undisclosed gunk hole' on the Chesapeake Bay the other day.. After looking up its depth specs :eek: do they come in a shoal draft version as well?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,139
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

3mm or less and maybe shortee..carefull around the Lionfish
Forum: Electronics   03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Harbor 25 - where to mount a chartplotter

If not already on this forum..

Harbor 25 Owners (

..maybe suggestions on there might be better sought..
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Kent Narrows- The Bridge Restaurant

Chef- to be in all fairness..the current can exceed those you observed easily during Spring tides as I have sat at Piney Narrows Yacht Haven front office building and watched debris whiz by the their...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By aa3jy
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By aa3jy
Re: House bank

Having previously owned an Allmand 31 I recall putting (2)Groups of Group 27's ...two each for a total (4) batteries under that rear quarter berth. A tight squeeze but they all fitted.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   01-06-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,708
Posted By aa3jy
Marinas with slip price reduction...?

Just received in the mail from a( local)Eastern Shore marina an ad to which they are reducing their 2015 slip rates to attract new customers..

Any other marinas around the Bay doing the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By aa3jy
Jekyll Island,Ga

Spending some time on Jeykll by cruising the multitude of bicycle trails scattered on the island and enjoying the fresh caught shrimp. Two marinas here do offer some nice amenities to cruisers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

Nothing better than 1st hand 'Local Knowledge' as I'm walking the docks of this very lovely marina as I'm gathering info from on board live aboard/cruisers..

Brunswick Landing Marina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,267
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

The Cruisers iNet, The Water Way Radio and Cruisers Net as well as our 'specific boat' forum has been more than helpful in providing quality as well as quantity info concerning specific requests.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,643
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Diving from Sailboat

Those of you who dive or planning to dive with what ever system you will use or plan to use... A major word of advise: Always Analyze your Breathing Gas(s). Not going into detail here..but Google:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,162
Posted By aa3jy
Re: a bit of friday humour

Maybe this will apply to why we are different..

Cygnus III | Anchoring techniques. (

..but still have a laugh at ourselves.. :)
Forum: Diesel   11-29-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By aa3jy
Re: 3GM30 loses power

Fuel-air leak issue? Check all bango bolts around your fuel line connections..notorious for loosening up from engine vibrations
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,555
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Radar - what to look for

Yes..just had a Garmin package installed..RADAR, AIS, Chart plotter , and console instruments..has every thing that your criteria is looking for and more...

Bottom line it's the installer that...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-18-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By aa3jy
Visiting Smithsonian Environment Research Center

We enjoyed a visit to the SERC this week while on a short week's cruise. The Rhode is a favorite spot we have visited for all the years we have had vessels.

We used to visit an interesting family...
Forum: Electronics   09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

That will depend on your hull coring. Some cored hulls are not recommended for 'shoot thru' types..
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-27-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Beware of Frankenfish!

The next Chesapeake Bay will feature this ... it's next gathering.:D
Forum: Diesel   06-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,592
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Yanmar 3GM30F

Replace the T handle in the Racor filter,if you have a Racor, with a vacuum gauge and observe readings. Check lift pump diaphram for leaks. Fuel clean and algae free?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Sunfish dry mooring near Phildelphia?

Sailing and Boating in Philadelphia, PA - (

Main Line Sail & Power Squadron (
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