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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-11-2020, 09:34
Replies: 58
Views: 4,574
Posted By altinr
Re: Can someone finally tell me what draft I have?

Measure from the ground to the waterline..
Forum: Navigation 17-07-2020, 15:30
Replies: 36
Views: 3,254
Posted By altinr
Re: Advice on passage from Chesapeake to New York

I have done this passage many times.
Chesapeake City is definitely a nice and secure anchorage. I have always anchored here.

It is an easy day to the Cohansey if the weather and tides aren't...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-07-2020, 07:57
Replies: 56
Views: 4,607
Posted By altinr
Re: Island Packet advice?

I just sold an IP350 (2001), and moved to a trawler.
Great boat for a couple to cruise! The aft berth is plenty Roomy if you don’t need an island berth. Plenty of storage, reasonable tankage, and...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 21-04-2020, 09:43
Replies: 68
Views: 5,208
Posted By altinr
Re: CG Documented Hailing Port Question

Hailing port is meaningless ... owner’s choice.
It’s just a way to distinguish different boats with the same name.
Your hailng port can be Aspen CO if you like!
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 19-04-2020, 04:49
Replies: 290
Views: 23,636
Posted By altinr
Re: Maryland Bans Recreational Boating for the Duration

Long Island NY has about the highest infection rate in the country!!!
Forum: Our Community 09-04-2020, 12:47
Replies: 40
Views: 4,107
Posted By altinr
Re: Gods appear to be conspiring against me!

Sorry about that! One day at a time!
Forum: Our Community 03-04-2020, 09:45
Replies: 697
Views: 52,739
Posted By altinr
Re: Anyone not in lockdown and still able to sail?

In Maryland, recreational boating is not allowed,
BUT recreational fishing for sustenance of you or your family from a boat is permitted with proper social distancing and less than 10 people.
So,...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-04-2020, 09:00
Replies: 290
Views: 23,636
Posted By altinr
Re: Maryland Bans Recreational Boating for the Duration

As long as you are fishing for food, you can use your boat.
The relevant orders from the State of Maryland are below.
...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-02-2020, 10:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By altinr
Re: Island Packet 35, are chainplates a real issue?

The majority of aluminum holding tanks have been replaced after 25 years. Most people put in plastic.
The water tanks last much longer, but all water should be filtered through a hose RV type...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-02-2020, 10:14
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By altinr
Re: Island Packet 35, are chainplates a real issue?

All Island Packets built prior to 1998 are at risk for chain plate failure, because of the grade of stainless used.
I wish I could tell you how many have actually failed. As they say, you can...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-01-2020, 11:57
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By altinr
Winter storage battery voltage

My 3 year old Lifeline AGM’s have decreased from 12.6v to 12.1 v in 6 weeks of storage in Maryland.
All loads are turned off, and the current temp is 45 degrees.
Is this normal, or something to...
Forum: Our Community 27-09-2019, 10:32
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By altinr
Re: maryland to nj question

No notification for canal. Easy! Just watch current. Also, watch current in the Del Bay.
You can take canal at cape may if your mast isn’t too high. Check the chart.
Cohansey River idn’t a bad...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-09-2019, 13:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By altinr
Re: Good place for sailing in NJ.

I had many sailboats in Barnegat Bay, up to 4’3” draft, and currently sail the Chesapeake, with many trips NY to the Chesapeake.

Barnegat Bay is small, but has nuce daysailing. You can anchor...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-08-2019, 23:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,545
Posted By altinr
Re: Thoughts on the Island Packet 29?

I currently sail an Island Packet 350, and have chartered the IP 29.
It is on the small side for long cruises, but would make a good weekender.
IP's are great boats, but remember that pre 1997...
Forum: Marine Electronics 15-07-2019, 09:14
Replies: 54
Views: 14,576
Posted By altinr
Re: Garmin vs Raymarine

I like my Garmin 1040xs chartplotter andGMR18xHD radar. They have worked flawlessly for five years. My GMR12 autopilot with A drive has been an expensive disaster. After 2 failed drive units, it...
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