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Search: Posts Made By: EJO
Forum: Irwin 03-11-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Talking Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

You said it right and some people think an O'day is better than an Irwin. I even found out that Irwins are pretty good sailing vessels as to speed, comfort, and built. Loved mine.
All old (10+...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-17-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 60,163
Posted By EJO
Re: How should I tow a dinghy?

I agree with mlibkind to me short is better to reduce drag and you can maneuver better. You will lose more than 1/2 a knot when towing behind a sailboat.
You must use a slip connection especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 9,726
Posted By EJO
Re: All is Lost

I can't believe that there were 5 pages of comments on a movie that isn't out yet. Remwember it is a movie.
Millions went to see a movie called Iron Man about a guy that could fly due to a suit?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By EJO
Congrat to Bob Perry

Congratulations to Bob for having designed the best cruising boat the Valiant 40 according to Cruising world magazine.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 2,810
Posted By EJO
Re: Steak, OMG! pan seared!

I have with interest and amazement read the last 54 postings and after reading a couple I had to scroll back to the top of the page to make sure I was on a sailing related website and not a cooking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2013
Replies: 386
Views: 16,364
Posted By EJO
Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

Minnesail you're right on that is what racing is all about, push it to the end of the ability. If it is running, driving, or sailing, biking, F-1, WCR, and so on. Push man and machine to the limit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 21,254
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin 52' video. You gotta' see this...

Your questions above have been answered and dissected in the previous 100 messages. Read the complete thread.

As for a sailing video maybe some of the other cruisers heading down the East coast...
Forum: Irwin 11-13-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

sailorme welcome to LM that lake and any other one of the Great Lakes are not to be messed with due to their short interval of wave length always less than your boat-length hence the slamming. Most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2012
Replies: 81
Views: 7,109
Posted By EJO
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

I wanna see give us a link
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 8,388
Posted By EJO
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

The money is what starts it so equalize it. Dollar for dollar and if the family can't aford the extra $1,300 for her from what I understand then you must give up something to offset the expense....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By EJO
Re: Shark Diving Excitement

Steve,
Never a dull moment when your "cruising" hope all is well with Tamiko and the Blue Cammo boat is calmed down
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 8,804
Posted By EJO
Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

Hey it looks like that Contessa is on the hard but you still can't check out below the waterline. (lol)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 8,804
Posted By EJO
Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

Ant I have been reading this whole thread and I probably can make a statement such as "most people here that don't like FC boats also don't like English cars and for that matter Italian cars". Many...
Forum: Irwin 10-10-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Hey Lake Michigan just had 22 to 25' waves within the last week and those aren't the rolling ones you have in the Gulf or Oceans. I don't go out in that as I can't handle it but the boat could....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-10-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 4,621
Posted By EJO
Re: Close call! Who had rights?

WELL SAID. It's like sailing across a 150' M/V I would avoid that as tonnage wins. AVOID AVOID AVOID no matter who is right. Nothing bad happened so it doesn't matter who was right.

Try this...
Forum: Irwin 10-10-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Sorry I misunderstood I thought 2' below waterline. Yes I still think they have good thickness hulls, hey my cabin sole is about 3/8" where I cut a hole for my table post receiver.
Are you still OB...
Forum: Irwin 10-10-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Sorry to hear that I know from drilling thru-hulls mine is(was) thicker.
Forum: Irwin 09-18-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 29,466
Posted By EJO
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

chucklesR welcome to the great old Irwin boat side. You'll find some annoyances which are immediately nullified by all the great things in and about these Irwin vessels.
After you know her inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By EJO
Re: Steering Pedestal Wanted

If you can use both I don't see why you could not remove the wheel, cable, and sprockets/sheaves, to make her a 100% tiller boat. Might not be easy as you might have to drop the rudder to do so. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By EJO
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

A lot of people keep mentioning alcohol, that might not be the case it seems to be just ANOTHER case of not knowing how to sail especially in cold weather conditions.:puke
I would blame it on both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,989
Posted By EJO
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Which is nice sailing with my 32' cruiser but a hand full with an open 19' keel-boat. He must learn because 3rd time won't end up as good. Send him the bill he apparently can afford it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,330
Posted By EJO
Re: Steering Pedestal Wanted

MegaYachtTech
Yes I'm still looking if the price is right to the Admiral:D
Send me a PM with price and I'll let you know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By EJO
Thumbs down Re: electric winch handles

Yea and a 20 gallon air compressor with impact wrench attachment will do it too. But bottom line; a drill(motor) would be real convenient in the cockpit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,364
Posted By EJO
Re: beachable/groundable trailer sailer

Look at an old Hake Seaward 25 or 26 Maybe out your price range look but for an old one (I saw one for $7K last year) or if you win the lottery go for the new 32RK 32 footer. All the comfort of home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By EJO
Re: electric winch handles

i agree I don't know where you can find a winch(larger) for $500. I saw these at Strictly Sail Chicago and they are nice but not faster than a quick hand and like said B-4 make sure you have a line...
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