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Search: Posts Made By: Richard61
Forum: Lake Michigan 11-03-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By Richard61
Re: Circling Door County

Sorry about not answering sooner. I spent a week shaking down the boat on the Green bay side of Door County then was forced to cut the trip short due to medical problems. So after all my plans I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,188
Posted By Richard61
Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

Yes :)within the past hour I bought a Paceship P23 as a little sister to my Paceship PY26. At $461 dollars for the boat I didn't pay for a survey but spent 2 hours going over her deck to keel. I plan...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Richard61
Re: Midlife crisis Here I come!

Well I had a small medical setback but am now getting ready to splash. Its time for me to start sailing on water instead of "surfing" on the world wide web. Like I said befor, Look out green bay...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,188
Posted By Richard61
Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

Well here I go again. I have bid on 2 more boats on E-Bay. Will find out Monday if my 1 boat will grow into a fleet of 3. Richard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Richard61
Re: My two weeks are in

Been living in Wisconsin 30 + years now and still miss Grand Rapids and Meijer's Richard
Forum: Lake Michigan 07-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By Richard61
Re: Circling Door County

Thanks so much. We are leaving in about 2 weeks and my son cann't wait. Also thanks for the tip on the boaters lounge. Also Great Pictures. I lived in Door county for over 15 years and never got to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,436
Posted By Richard61
Re: Taking the bull by the horns

Shop, shop, shop. then shop somemore. At one of those stops she will speak to you. Then inspect every square inch. Also while stepping and ustepping are possible look for a launch site where you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By Richard61
Thumbs up Re: My First Circumferencing

Great pictures:D Where did you get the rain slicker for your first mate there?:confused: And as far as the jabsco deposits go I hope you plan on others making the withdrawls:laugher Stay wet Richard
Forum: Lake Superior 06-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Richard61
Re: Return to Isle Royal

By the time I get there in September they should be gone but I'll race you for them next year:laugher Richard
Forum: Lake Michigan 06-24-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By Richard61
Circling Door County

The second and third week of July I am taking my 26ft PY26 Paceship out for her shakedown cruise.:) I plan on leaving from Green Bay WI and sailing the bay all the way up to Fayette State Park in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Richard61
Re: Thinking about solar

Thanks everyone the tips and links are very helpfull. I think I will go with 1 full size panel and charge controler. I am pricing a Kyocera 140 panel and a Morningstar charge controler on-line now...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Richard61
Thinking about solar

I have a PY26 Paceship and am thinking of adding solar so I can go on a extended sailing/camping trip to Isle Royal. I have 3 batteries(2 house/1 starter) and don't use a lot of juice just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By Richard61
Re: Put this in your hatch!

My wife calls me an old goat all the time so I arready have a goat on board. Now if I would call my wife a fat cow(I never would and live to tell) I would be swimming in milk LOL Richard
Forum: Lake Superior 06-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Richard61
Re: Return to Isle Royal

My plans have changed since my first post. Due to zebra mussels in the Ashland area, I now plan to trailer up to Grand Portage MN and launch from there. I am planning to make my first trip the first...
Forum: Destinations 05-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By Richard61
Re: Upper Mississippi

I would like to give it a try but my 26 ft sailboat has only a 15 hp saildrive and I am not too sure how that would work bucking upstrean. On the other hand I like New orleans so Maybe it wouldn't be...
Forum: Lake Superior 05-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Richard61
Re: Return to Isle Royal

I saw a picture in a sailing magizane where the kayaks are mounted to hangers on the side lifeline stantions. Once at Isle Royal they can be towed or reloaded and carried on deck. When at Isle Royal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Richard61
Re: Oh for blue sails... Double layered Dacron?

Congrats. Bet she will look fine with her new sails. Richard
Forum: Lake Superior 05-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Richard61
Return to Isle Royal

Last june I took the Island Queen to Isle Royal. Hiked as far as Three Mile campground. Had a heart attack and left in a rescue boat 2 days later. So I bought a PY26 Paceship sailboat. She draws less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,764
Posted By Richard61
Re: 27' Catalina or 27' Coronado???

I throw my vote towards the Catalina, More parts and great web site support. Richard
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,188
Posted By Richard61
Re: Would you buy a boat from eBay??

Yes I bought a boat on E-Bay. However my purchace was a charity auction site (Rawhide Sales) I was able to inspect the boat but no seatrial. So far I am happy. PS they have a smaller pearson and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Richard61
Re: Oh for blue sails... Double layered Dacron?

You said you are getting new sails so what I would do is a trial run with the dye on one of your old sails. It would give you a chance to purfect the dying process. Good Luck. Richard
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Richard61
Re: Making Progress - Thanks for all the info so far....

Have Fun and post pictures, Richard
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 3,372
Posted By Richard61
Re: no discharge zones

I know this thread has been quite for a while but I was reading the June 2012 Readers Digest and on page 156 (pic 154) was a story about Portland OR. draining an 8 million gallon reservoir because a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Richard61
Re: Advice on getting started

Don't let your budget get in your way. If you can afford a sailing school that is a great place to start. anouther ave. you can try are friends or reletives you can go out with. Outherwise you can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-04-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Richard61
Re: 'Ne'w boat - excited and a little scared.....

Welcome, As hard as it is to wait for the survey it is worth it in the trouble it will save you down the road. Good Luck, and Great Sailing, Richard
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