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 on: Today at 05:50:56 AM 
Started by Bob&Wly - Last post by dw
Hello nice looking boat, can you tells about the cockpit floor?  Is that a vinyl flooring, I take it you like how long has it been there , etc?  The interior table matching the floor is pretty sweet also.  How well do you do with your PHRF rating seems low compared to the E.coast
Good luck selling you boat. 
Hull #693 GET 'N BY

 on: Today at 05:14:02 AM 
Started by Geoffreykwright - Last post by Dave DeAre
If you have a Charleston Spar roller furling main, it may be the remains of a vertical cotter pin from the gooseneck. If so, the boom will be loose on the gooseneck. This pin is not obvious when it is missing and boom could separate from gooseneck. This happened on my boat, several years ago. If you can, check out a sister ship, missing pin on yours should be obvious.

 on: Yesterday at 08:42:37 PM 
Started by Kyle Ewing - Last post by Kyle Ewing
Wind was slightly forward of beam.  My 135 genoa was reefed. Probably should have reefed the main but didn't have it rigged.  I dropped the traveler down half way to depower it.  Heel wad probably 15 degrees but hard to tell with the waves.

 on: Yesterday at 04:15:28 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Stu Jackson
 Question for you retired guys, How nice is it just to be able to sail when the weather is nice? >>>>>>>>


It actually takes a lot of effort.  I find it amusing to wander through a week without caring what day it is, and I just had a vacant look when a shopkeeper said, "Have a great weekend!" to me an hour ago!  :D

One does, however, HAVE to know what day it is so that the tide & current tables make sense.  Here it is critical, especially during springs.

For example, I've been on the boat since Sunday, got underway on Monday, and I think tomorrow is Saturday because I have to vacate this guest slip at Friday Harbor.

I've traveled through some of these waters by ferry, but it sure is superior when you do it on your own boat.

Getting "into" open ended cruising does take work:  provisioning properly is critical.

Then all ya got left is "Where do we go tomorrow?"

That's the FUN part.

Good luck.  If you need any more specific assistance, I'll probably be in an anchorage with "No Service" on my technologically marvelous toys.  :D

 on: Yesterday at 02:47:58 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Ron Hill
Glenn : Wouldn't cheer quite yet until those sons graduate!!                                                                            Had one of my daughters enter college with 60 credits on day one!! Only to find that she decided to graduate 4 years later with 3 majors!!  Tried to convince her that on ANY application they do not ask how many majors you have - degrees Yes but majors No.  Now a PhD and it took awhile but I finally got over it!!  With six I started paying college tuition in Aug 1972 and finished in Dec 1989.  Never even missed a semester!

Great to sail when the WX is OK and take trips and not have to be back on any certain date - WX be damned - must get back!!

We always avoided Annapolis on the weekend - you could step from boat to boat to get from the western Chesapeake shore to the eastern shore!!  The radio traffic was - to turn off the radio and hide in some cove!!

Found that the first limiting factor causing us to dock was - get rid of garbage (dingy full)!! 

A few thoughts

 on: Yesterday at 01:46:12 PM 
Started by Kyle Ewing - Last post by Steve Hansen
Sounds like a blast. What  points of sail did you manage. Were you reefed?

 on: Yesterday at 11:52:39 AM 
Started by Kyle Ewing - Last post by Kyle Ewing
We sailed from Michigan City, Indiana to Chicago (Belmont Harbor) which is 33 miles in 4.5 hours yesterday. This was an average speed of 7.3 knots, faster than hull speed!  Winds were northeast in the high teens and we saw some 6' waves.

Boat handled very well.  The only problem was a little water coming in from the v-berth hatch.  Only one of us got sea sick.  The other two were having a blast.

Donnybrook is still sailing fine after 29 years!

 on: Yesterday at 10:43:22 AM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by glennd3
Both sons just left for their junior and senior years. I am 60 and sailing has to be so much nicer when you are not limited to weekends.  I cannot wait till I am retired and can go whenever the weather is nice/perfect. I think I can retire next year, although the financial planners say that either my wife or I will live to be 93, I have to believe it wont be me. Question for you retired guys, How nice is it just to be able to sail when the weather is nice? I take a week every year on the Chesapeake as a vacation and it is so peaceful when the weekend warriors are not out! Cant wait till I can do the whole month.

 on: August 22, 2019, 04:23:15 PM 
Started by Geoffreykwright - Last post by Stu Jackson
If your water heater is leaking and needs to be replaced then consider replacing those old hoses when you replace the water heater.

Absolutely, writeup and link in Critical Upgrades.

 on: August 22, 2019, 12:54:35 PM 
Started by Geoffreykwright - Last post by Noah

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