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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By gbm4th
Moving to MD

I have had my boat at Oak harbor for several years. Reasonable rates and Ken is a great guy with years of experience; JB and Chris too.

Very well protected harbor.


George
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By gbm4th
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By gbm4th
Re: mooring site / marina on Chesapeake

I have my boat at Oak Harbor Marina on Rock Creek neat the mouth of the Patapsco. Relatively inexpensive and a good DIY marina for dry/winter storage.


George
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Recommend good maintenance facility

Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena is very reasonable. Everybody is busy doing spring commissioning now however.

Ask for Ken or JB.

Good luck,
George
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,035
Posted By gbm4th
Cabin Speakers

If you have a smart phone or radio with Bluetooth or wifi, Ecoxgear makes a nice portable, battery powered, waterproof speaker that sounds good. My girlfriend was listening to Pandora from her phone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Developing Nighttime Sailing skills

Thanks all for the helpful responses,

I was a little anxious traveling outside the channel approaching the Ft McHenry bridge; all the red and green blinking lights looked a little like Christmas. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By gbm4th
Developing Nighttime Sailing skills

Greetings all,
I am primarily a day sailor on the Chesapeake Bay between Baltimore and Annapolis interested in expanding my horizons a bit.
New GF enjoys sailing at night, finds it very relaxing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Anchorage for Annapolis Fireworks?

Good morning all,

Where on Rock Creek is a good place to watch the fireworks? My first year at Oak Harbor Marina just down the creek.

Thanks, and have a star spangled 4th!
George
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Repowering

My Volvo MD11 was not worth fixing and I bought a Beta-25 with some upgrades (alternator etc) and am very happy with it.

Some additional things to consider when repowering with a different engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Dinghy vs Porta Bote

Thanks for the comments everyone. I never really thought about stowing an inflatable on a bag on the mast.

There is not always a lot of wind on the Chesapeake during the summer, so anything I can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,292
Posted By gbm4th
Dinghy vs Porta Bote

I have Contest 31 and am considering options to go ashore while traveling the Chesapeake Bay. Towing a dinghy behind the boat is an an option.

Two of my marina neighbors have a small Porta Bote...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By gbm4th
Re: Contest 31 Cockpit Hatch

Good morning Bob and welcome to SailNet!

I own a 1981 Contest 31 HT and needed to replace my hatch also. Marine plywood coated with epoxy, fiberglass cloth and non-skid paint is a practical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,827
Posted By gbm4th
I did it the hard way on my rusty iron keel with...

I did it the hard way on my rusty iron keel with a grinder; very dirty job and it rusted up before I finished the other side of the keel. You will likely still have rust left over and lots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By gbm4th
1) Flush toilet/Lectrasan several times to clean...

1) Flush toilet/Lectrasan several times to clean waste from the unit (important).
2) close seacocks
3) Open removable plug in center of unit.
4) Get one of those portable oil change pumps with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By gbm4th
Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

I just had my engine replaced and a new smart regulator installed with a 65 amp alternator (the largest that would fit a Beta Marine 25). Somehow my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By gbm4th
Battery Bank Options

I currently have two 6 volt (220 amp amp hours) deep cycle batteries for the house bank and one 12 volt AGM (105 amp hours) for a starter battery.

I would love to have the room to add two more 6...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Update on the Mechanics lien. The two bills...

Update on the Mechanics lien.

The two bills were identical except for the name of the boat and the amount charged; I accepted the lower price corrected bill with the proper boat model.

It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Latest update: I filed a consumer complaint...

Latest update:

I filed a consumer complaint with the Maryland Attorney General about the invoice numbers and dates matching and lien/auction process.

The auction was canceled by the lien...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Update on the boat: Sometimes I'm just...

Update on the boat:

Sometimes I'm just stupid. I confirmed that the mechanic has received my e-mails by using the tools available in AOL.

The invoice number and date from the incorrect bill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Update on the situation at hand. On the...

Update on the situation at hand.

On the advice of my lawyer in Pa I had a discussion and provided supporting documents to the Lien Company. There was enough documentation that I got written...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
The mechanic got the boat in March. I was told 6...

The mechanic got the boat in March. I was told 6 - 8 weeks for the install. This is now October.

I was told the boat was ready in June and again in early August only to find the engine on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Thanks for the replies. Worth of the boat,...

Thanks for the replies.

Worth of the boat, $25,000. The new engine alone was almost $10,000.

The bill $5000.

The engine was installed but the hole they put into the transom for the exhaust...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,897
Posted By gbm4th
Legal advice needed

I towed my boat to Galesvelle , Md in March to have an engine refit done. Was told 6-8 weeks but vague about the price. Arranged for the new engine and propeller shaft to be delivered in early May....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,720
Posted By gbm4th
Thanks for everyones comments. Looks like I have...

Thanks for everyones comments. Looks like I have some shopping to do at the boat show.



george
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,720
Posted By gbm4th
Help finding an Asymmetrical Spinnaker

I've been reading with interest all the posts on Asymmetrical Spinnakers and hope to order one at the Annapolis boat show. I would like some type of sock for ease of handling. I sail the Chesapeake...
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