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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,050
Posted By adki110
Re: First time I swore at a customer

"It amazes me how smart relatively wealthy guys can be so clueless."
David, I grew up boating (power and sail) in Greenwich, Ct in the late 50's early 60', its not that they are clueless, they feel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By adki110
Re: What would u do? (bareboat dilemma #2)

I would not have taken the boat. If they admitted to that many problems easy to find, how many problems did they not point out?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By adki110
Re: Friend lost winch

From past experience with Hutton-Arco, be sure to send a picture of the winch to get the right parts.
Forum: Diesel   06-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By adki110
Re: Westerbeke L25 cold start

I had a hard cold start engine, replacing ALL of the fuel filters solved the problem
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By adki110
Re: Engine Instruments Fail to Read - Help!

All of the above Plus check all of the connections and terminals on the control panel (pull on them the wire may just slide out) and there may be an instrument voltage regulator (drops 12 volts to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-08-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 15,350
Posted By adki110
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

Story related to me by a licensed captain. A fully laden tanker was proceeding down a narrow channel when it was facing a sailboat in the middle of the channel. The sailboat was contacted and asked...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By adki110
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,388
Posted By adki110
Re: Boat Insurance Rant

I left United Marine Underwriters because of a $1200 increase when I moved my boat. Shopped my insurance with a broker and my insurance bill actually dropped.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,870
Posted By adki110
Re: Tow or Not

I have been through both multiple times, dinghy was always on deck or davits. I watched a flooded dinghy almost pull a 38 foot power boat under going through Plum Gut. The owner had to cut the...
Forum: Diesel   12-11-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By adki110
Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..

Before you get too deep into tearing things apart, make double sure that you have changed ALL of the fuel filters.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By adki110
Re: Winch maintenance Q, what nut is this?

Hutton-Arco was able to help me when I had a problem. Try sending them an email.
HUTTON-ARCO Yacht Winches (
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By adki110
Re: Aft Cockpit vrs Center

I've had two center cockpit boats an S2 9.2C which had a tendency to sail around at anchor until I put on a riding sail and a Whitby 42 cc ketch which stays put at anchor. The S2 was a little tight...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,428
Posted By adki110
Re: S2 9.2C Thoughts

I had a 1979 model 9.2C on Long Island Sound for 10 years. Solid boat, underpowered with the original Volvo MD7A, replaced with a 16 hp Vitus that provided plenty of push. With good sails it would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By adki110
Re: What makes a sailboat go to weather well?

OK, depends what you want to spend. I would send the sails to a sailmaker to see if they can be restitched of if they are blown out, needed to be replaced. Are you sailing alone or with your family?...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,244
Posted By adki110
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

This post merits more than I can type , but I learned at the age of 12 on a 12' catboat. Sailed on Long Island Sound 6 miles across from Greenwich to Loyds Neck (I think)( my parents never knew)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,093
Posted By adki110
Re: What makes a sailboat go to weather well?

Pretty generic question, what type of sailing are you planning to do? Lake , coastal, open ocean, class racing, cruising
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By adki110
Re: Reattaching rubber gasket, outboard motor cover

3M weatherstrip adhesive comes in a tube. 3M weatherstrip comes in a tape.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 15,993
Posted By adki110
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

The proportion of responders who state they always wear/never leave the dock without wearing them is contrary to my observations during my 53 years on the water. I don't think I have seen 1% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,068
Posted By adki110
Re: Pigtail Adapter: 30A to household 15a plug

Is this what you're looking for? I have used one when the boat was hauled.

MARINCO EEL-Style Shore Power Straight Adapter, 15A M-30A F, 1Piece at West Marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By adki110
Re: Almost free boat

That HIN is for a Florida homemade boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,455
Posted By adki110
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,138
Posted By adki110
Re: Tornadoes and boats...

As others have said, it depends on what is available. I grew up in "Tornado Alley" and have the pleasure of being in two, one while in a car. The last marina I was in had cement block heads, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By adki110
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By adki110
Re: Anchor Riding Sail vs Split Backstay

I used to run the riding sail up the toppling lift with the main halyard then tie it forward.
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   05-30-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 12,740
Posted By adki110
Re: Want Mature Cook/Crew/Friend Lady

You don't have to sign on to look at the thread.
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