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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-08-2011, 14:15
Replies: 5
Views: 6,297
Posted By LennyR
How to Use Simpson-Lawrence Windlass

I have a model 180 Simpson-Lawrence electric windlass on my J/40. The 180 has a vertical spindle, with a drum on top (like a standard winch) and chain gypsy on bottom. My anchor is 55# and, with...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-07-2010, 10:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By LennyR
Electrical - Engine Starting Question

The battery box in my "new" J/40 is large enough to hold four batteries. For the past month, while I've been working on the boat (since it was launched from winter storage in Maine), I have had two...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 20-04-2010, 18:10
Replies: 2
Views: 2,852
Posted By LennyR
How to Mark a Braided Rode?

I just replaced the nylon part of my anchor rode with braided line. I have always used the flag markers commercially available to mark off lengths of 3-strand line, but I don't see how they would...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 08-02-2010, 13:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,712
Posted By LennyR
Maine waters in May

I've been sailing out of Rockland, on Penobscot Bay, for 20 years and can tell you that May on the water tends of be very cool (read "cold"), sometimes wet (from the sky, that is), and blustery. ...
Forum: Challenges 14-01-2010, 11:25
Replies: 68
Views: 8,775
Posted By LennyR
My father and I learned to sail together on an...

My father and I learned to sail together on an old wooden Lightning when I was 15, using the Glenan's manual. In regard to sail trim, we soon learned, "When in doubt, let it out." That was good...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 26-12-2009, 10:13
Replies: 420
Views: 67,887
Posted By LennyR
What's in a name?

Does anyone know what the name Rocna stands for or means?
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-12-2009, 09:30
Replies: 420
Views: 67,887
Posted By LennyR
West Marine has recently lowered its prices on...

West Marine has recently lowered its prices on Rocna anchors, although they are still expensive. I just purchased a 25 kg (55 lb) Rocna for $700, which is $100 less than West was getting previously.
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 21-10-2009, 08:43
Replies: 4
Views: 2,648
Posted By LennyR
Thanks...but

Thanks, but I knew about the ARC Europe, which departs the Virgin Islands and Florida--a little out of the way for a Maine sailor. I'm looking for a group that sails to Europe from the northeast US,...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 18-10-2009, 16:29
Replies: 4
Views: 2,648
Posted By LennyR
Cruising Rallies from NE US to Europe?

Does anyone know if there are any annual cruising rallies (or groups of boats who sail in company) leaving the northeast US bound for Europe--maybe Newport to Kinsale, Ireland, or something along...
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