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Forum: Meets & Greets Today, 15:54
Replies: 8
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Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Hello from Chicago!

Welcome to the Forum, Gus!

There are lots of Great Lakes sailors who are Members.

Here's the thread of a recent boat search (and find) by Kissmekate. She's been happily sailing all Summer with...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink Today, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By LittleWing77
Forum: Navigation Today, 02:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Going from Rochester NY by the canal and NYC how hard.

Oh - and as for the hard-of-hearing thing. Just keep a hand-held VHF in the cockpit with you (in addition to the boat's full power masthead VHF) that way you'll hear the traffic talk and could...
Forum: Navigation Today, 02:50
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Going from Rochester NY by the canal and NYC how hard.

It's pretty straightforward, Curtis. Just break it down into manageable pieces. A busy harbour like NYC is just that: busy. Don't let it freak you out too much. Make sure you're well-rested...
Forum: General Sailing Forum Today, 02:11
Replies: 28
Views: 1,342
Posted By LittleWing77
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Today, 02:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: How do I know if they're blisters?

What an accomplishment!
(And must have given you some peace of mind over the years, eh?)

Nothing like a big job well done. :thumb:
Warmly,
LittleWing77:biggrin:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Today, 01:56
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Rust on keel bolts- should I be worried?

You know who is a good resource on this Forum for his *professional* opinion?

Boatpoker. (Semi-retired Marine Surveyor of many years' experience.) :thumb:

Why don't you send him a private...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Today, 01:50
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Rust on keel bolts- should I be worried?

Oh, and just a boring administrative point: if you update your profile with your location, it will help us in future in providing responses.

Remember, this is an international forum.... :wink:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Today, 01:48
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Rust on keel bolts- should I be worried?

Welcome to the Forum, Kavu!

And congratulations on your new baby. :thumb:

What's she called? (Pics please)

Oh and a-hem. Keelbolts.

Those look pretty damn good to me. My only question is,...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats Today, 01:34
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Decisions Decision

Grampian sounds a pretty good option. And there are a lot of them in Southern Ontario....

Good luck!
LittleWing77 :biggrin:
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-11-2020, 06:08
Replies: 42
Views: 3,848
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Monitor Windvane LIKE NEW

You just proved my point.

Thank you.
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 22-11-2020, 05:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Make our dream a reality.... Looking to buy a Bluewater boat.

Please update your profile with your location.

It will help Members make relevant recommendations.

Welcome back,
LittleWing77 :biggrin:
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-11-2020, 04:51
Replies: 42
Views: 3,848
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Monitor Windvane LIKE NEW

Sorry Juggernaut,

You're coming rather late to the party. The windvane is already sold - and if you had read the entire thread and the recent number of scams that have been experienced by this...
Forum: Navigation 20-11-2020, 04:03
Replies: 50
Views: 2,735
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Why learning to sail is important

Hello from Toronto, Bugzy!

Your response was thoughtful.

I can tell you a couple of things from my training (RYA Yachtmaster Offshore) - part of one of the levels is an exercise where you're...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-11-2020, 04:33
Replies: 78
Views: 5,785
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: At what point does a boat start to get too big? (family, kids, maintenance concer

+1 :thumb:

Mike - do you get the feeling we're increasingly in the minority...? :frown:

LittleWing77:biggrin:
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-11-2020, 04:02
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Old teak decking

Teak New or Teak Nu.

We used to use it it oil the unvarnished teak on my dad's Gulfstar. Gives it a warm red glow...

I'm sorry for those people who don't like teak decks. I think they're...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-11-2020, 04:06
Replies: 85
Views: 5,835
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: A bit more boat help please.

Well you don't to be rude about it. I was just trying to be optimistic.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 18-11-2020, 03:59
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Aires WInd Vane System

Thank you George and Rog -

It made me feel like everybody was shooting the messenger last week with that Alabama guy who turned ouy to be legit!

To the Whole Forum: Please be very, VERY...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-11-2020, 03:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,052
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Formosa 36'

Good decision. At least he is a (relatively) honest seller... that boat needs a MAJOR refit! Glad you decided to walk away.

I mean, you do want to sail, right? You're not looking for a long-term...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-11-2020, 03:33
Replies: 85
Views: 5,835
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: A bit more boat help please.

Well, that Cherubini is still en route, right? Make sure you go see it as soon as possible after it makes landfall! :thumb: :wink:

LittleWing77:biggrin:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-11-2020, 18:12
Replies: 85
Views: 5,835
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: A bit more boat help please.

VERY nice! :thumb:

Go see it!

LittleWing77 :biggrin:
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-11-2020, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Diesel Engines with direct raw water cooling

I was thinking it must be an Auzzie phrase for a small quick pump...!

:biggrin: LittleWing77
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-11-2020, 06:31
Replies: 85
Views: 5,835
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: A bit more boat help please.

Sorry, that was my mistake - now that I remember, I looked at the Hunter link first and the Ericson link second, so that stern-mounted outboard stuck in my mind (it may just be the dinghy outboard)....
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-11-2020, 05:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: First open water sail-hopefully.

You'll be fine.

Abermarle Sound is an estuary and although you may be out of sight of land at a small point, you won't be for long.

The Sound is inland, part of the ICW. The reasons sailors...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-11-2020, 05:01
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By LittleWing77
Re: Tartan 27 advice

This is a valid point made by Quest. In combination with the "deck recently glassed over" comment by the owner, both seem to point to major water intrusion.

Secondly, have a look at a Tartan 27's...
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