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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By aelkin
Wink Re: 1970 Mcvay Bluenose

Bluenose Class Association - Home Page (http://www.nsbluenoseclass.com/)

Google is your friend.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By aelkin
Re: Should I fix it, or scrap it?

Minne;
You're right, I should have been more specific....the HULL is sound, solid, no blisters. Gelcoat is shiny, and pretty slippery for a cruising boat.
The issues are all in the DECK - which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By aelkin
Re: Should I fix it, or scrap it?

All;
Thanks for the great replies so far! Keep them coming!
Some random responses:
1. I'm no longer emotionally attached to this boat, but I HATE the idea of scrapping out such a good, solid,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By aelkin
Should I fix it, or scrap it?

Hello All!
Looking for some opinions on my options.

Here's the story:
I have a 1977 S2 8.0B. I bought it in 2009, with a small soft spot on the Port side deck. We sailed it for 4 years, and...
Forum: Racing   04-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do you wish you knew going into your first serious regatta?

Hi Jenna!
Just watched the webinar - it was really good - just about right for first-time skippers and crew!

So you know where I'm coming from - I've been racing for 7 years, the past 5 as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By aelkin
Re: Old survey to new surveyor?

Siamese - I think you could go over it with the 'new' surveyor after he's done. I wouldn't start that conversation with 'look what you missed', but as 'hey - I'd like your opinion - someone else...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By aelkin
Re: Old survey to new surveyor?

I respectfully disagree with the previous poster, and with your instinct.
What is the benefit to giving the current surveyor the past survey?
If you give it to him, and he finds all the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 35 with Mod Bulb Keel, Effect?

OP - even before you disclosed it, I knew that boat.
I have a C&C 35 Mk 1 in Port Dover, and am very familiar with Scrimshaw.
Due to the extremely shallow Lake Erie waters, cutting your keel down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,523
Posted By aelkin
Re: How Old is Your Boat

Hull laid up in 1971.
She's my third boat, and the best of the bunch so far.
I have no issues with Modern (anywhere between 5-29 years) boats, but this was the only way I could afford a boat that...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By aelkin
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

Timely post - thanks!
I've been toying with the idea of backing in this year for a couple of reasons:
1 - it's salty as hell.
2 - it should (in theory) make the application of a spring-line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 325
Views: 33,589
Posted By aelkin
Re: Shameless plug

Hey!
Those are great pics, Brian!!

Andy
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,201
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35

HEY!!

From one racing sailor (who races a CC35 MkI) to another....shhhhh, please!!

;)

Andy
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,201
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 33 mk1 vs 34 vs Landfall 35

Silver;
Good topic.
I own a C&C 35-1, and race in a fleet that includes a 34, a 33-1, a 33-2, and a number of 25-30 foot C&C's.

In the 90's, this particular 33-1 won everything there was to win...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By aelkin
Dear Annapolis...

Hi there to all you Annapolis folks!

I'm a Lake Erie Sailor from Port Dover, Ontario, Canada who drove the 9 hours with a buddy to attend the Sailboat show this past weekend.

Just wanted to say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,102
Posted By aelkin
Re: I hate boats...

Hey Med;
I have no insight, but I'm reading this thread with interest.

Just thought I'd point out that I'm impressed with your conduct in a number of ways - for a guy with a young family, you're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By aelkin
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

Hey Delite;
Sorry! My bad...too busy trying to get to the punchline.

Drape the tarp over the MAST.

Cheers!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By aelkin
Re: Boomkicker and winter storage

I agree with recent posters.
I live in Port Dover.
Canadian winters on the North Shore of Lake Erie are not as rough as Michigan...

Boom off and inside the boat, or in the rafters at home.
Mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,042
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I think DavidPM answered the questions you had for me...but I'll repeat.

1 - why does fighting with the tiller slow you down? Anytime the rudder is more than 2-3 degrees away from straight fore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,042
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

CCriders just addressed the issue I thought no one was going to - the OP's original statement was something like 'won't sheeting the jib in tight help turn the boat into the wind?'

No - it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,932
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do cruisers do?

To get back to the point of the thread, NOB, the thing that keeps popping into my head when I read your comments is the 2 words that keep repeating - 'do' and 'thing'.
I think you're growing towards...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By aelkin
Re: First Cruise

Great looking boat, Dave - easy to see why she was complimented!
Forum: Racing   06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,720
Posted By aelkin
Re: Why do you race

ABH3;
Why race? Lots of reasons:
1. I'm competitive, in almost every avenue of my life. I'm too old to play volleyball, football, and some of the other pastimes I used to compete in at the level...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By aelkin
Re: How to SPINNAKER rig!! HELP!

Grampian;
Don't worry too much about it...I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. Literally. (Tanzer 22, never flown spinnaker)

So - first thing, congrats on a great boat. T22's are an...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By aelkin
Re: around the world in 898

Holy Crap!!

That's the sistership of my boat!!
C&C 35-1 - great boat...

now I have proof that I can take it around the world, swept back spade rudder and all!!

take that, naysayers!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By aelkin
Re: What's cradle worth

Not sure I agree so far.
Where I'm at, you pay for the boat storage by square footage, PLUS stand rental.
Stand rental for a 30 footer is $84 for a winter.
Cradle is likely worth about $300,...
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