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Search: Posts Made By: ambianceack
Forum: Chartering 10-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

Had a great experience with Dream Yacht Charters in Martinique. No issues with the 42' Catana named Tesla. I am pretty sure you will have a great experience too in the BVI. I would encourage you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Section of gelcoat worn through on cabintop

yes you can paint with gel coat, as with any paint job, a good prep is a good bond. Information at might be helpful for your project
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Catalina 22- Patching Sail, Weathered rigging & Teak, Hull stain cleaning?

Catalina Direct: ( is a good source for parts. as others have said the mending dots/sail tape should work in the main part of the sail.
FSR might work. Mary Kotes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

I always enjoyed the deer isle/stonington area or points further downeast you might want to look around muscongus bay
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

I am headed to Martinique during October 2014 for a bareboat charter and will post after the trip.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By ambianceack
Re: bermuda 40

I have been on a B40 a few times going from the Chesapeake to Southwest Harbor and thought the boat handled just fine. Crossed the Gulf of Maine in a six to ten foot sea and headwind at night and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,922
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Arthur


The storm came in a little closer than expected, about 45 boats washed up on shore. Most of the boats were less than 20-feet were a few in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

I don't. I just take the red safety cord and leave it at the dock. This keeps the honest people honest and well the true thieves would get it no matter what lock you put on it. I own some nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Thinking About a Solar Vent

just installed the 4" nicro about a month ago, has made a big difference with moisture problems and has greatly reduced the mildew smell in the cabin when coming back to the boat after being closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,334
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

In the event you do not have it, get the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book. Use the boston harbor tide for calculating vineyard sound tide.

For moorings: at Cuttyhunk are first come first serve, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,598
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mooring Line

Check this video out, if the link works, if not go to It might help answer some of your questions.

NEW VIDEO: What's In a Mooring?

Searsport harbor is similar to where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I was having trouble with my main sail too. I used McLube, and cleaned the track even went as far as painting the mast and having the track in perfect condition. Come to find out the slug on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,267
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

I cannot really answer your question but I just repainted my 35 year old 50 ft mast this spring. Last year I was seeing a lot of corrosion and minor pitting around all the stainless steel screws and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By ambianceack
Re: VHF antenna and cable recommendation

I just replaced my 35 year old cable with RG-213 and used connections PL 259 as described in this article Easy VHF Connections Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,282
Posted By ambianceack
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We installed our own Harken cruiser furler for around $1,100.00. We purchased it from Rigging only in New Bedford. MA. You may want to call Northeast Rigging in Concord, MA Phone (978) 287-0060. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Air & Moisture Filter

You might consider a Nicro Day / Night Plus Stainless Steel Solar Vent
Power - 1000 Cubic Feet per Hour
Vent Diameter: 4", Overall Dimensons: 9" Diameter x 2.5" High
Material: Stainless Steel
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Gasket?

on my 1979 Sabre, I shaped a gasket using 1/16th inch thick butyl tape, seated it then removed the excess. I also coated the interior (i.e.,the core) with clear epoxy then a thin coat of thickened...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By ambianceack
Re: canvas stitching

Hood Canvas in Marblehead is a reputable canvas company in your area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ambianceack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ambianceack
BatteryMINDer Parallel or Series

So I have used the BatteryMINDer Model SCC-015: 12 Volt 15 Watt Solar Charger/Maintainer/Desulfator With Panel for the past few years but I have only had it connected to only one of my three bank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Polyurethane Thinner

I have used acetone with polyurethane paints. We are heading to Martinique in October, I'll bring some...:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Question for paint pros

I am not a paint pro but found working with Epifanes 2-part polyurethane for the finish coat on my aluminum mast to be relatively easy to apply. I also used it on a few areas on the deck. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,282
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

Can you use a boat stand to relieve the weight on that side of the cradle then assess any exterior damage?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Installing a conduit in the mast--Worth it?

would standard pipe insulation work instead of a plastic conduit, start at the bottom and slide the insulation up the mast and tape the insulation together at each of the butt ends with the wire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By ambianceack
Re: How to support mast for easy painting

Thanks, it is a good idea, I will give it a try this weekend. Do you know a Rick Scribner down in Machias?
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