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Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 15-07-2018, 08:29
Replies: 2
Views: 3,863
Posted By Catamount
Re: Cape Dory Intrepid 9M sailboat

Survey Report from October 2012 available.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-07-2018, 03:44
Replies: 83
Views: 9,060
Posted By Catamount
Re: No survey needed?.... buy "as is where is"?

Decision points for determining whether you need to hire a pre-purchase survey, a post-purchase "insurance" survey, a focussed survey to address specific questions, or skip a professional survey and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-07-2018, 19:45
Replies: 43
Views: 4,796
Posted By Catamount
Re: Surveyors - How Many do You Need

For the <5K project boat, what exactly is it that you hope to learn from a professional survey? Would you possibly back out of the purchase as a result of the surveyor's report? What condition would...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 07-07-2018, 01:49
Replies: 2
Views: 3,863
Posted By Catamount
Cape Dory Intrepid 9M sailboat

Asking Price: $15,000

Location: Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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Forum: Classifieds Archive 18-01-2014, 12:06
Replies: 1
Want To Buy: San Juan 21
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Posted By Catamount
San Juan 21

I am looking for a San Juan 21 sloop, preferably the Mark I model, ideally with a road-worthy trailer, any where in New England or nearby Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic states (e.g. from Maine to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-08-2011, 04:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By Catamount
Re: How Can I Wash a Large Quantity of Line and Rigging ?

I took some old T-shirts, stiched across the neck and arm holes, and then hemmed a draw string around the waist of each shirt (you could do the same with old pillow cases, etc...) Stuff a halyard in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-07-2011, 19:35
Replies: 28
Views: 3,483
Posted By Catamount
Re: Logistics of Working on Boats ?

Parent's house (worked for me)
Neighbor's yard
Back lot at your employer's shop
Your sailmaker's loft
High School, Vocational School, or Community College (make it an educational project)?
Your...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-07-2011, 09:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,483
Posted By Catamount
Re: Logistics of Working on Boats ?

I second (third?) the notion of trucking the boat home if you have significant work to do. I live at least as far from the water as you do, and I have my boat trucked home (almost) annually! (for my...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-07-2011, 12:11
Replies: 172
Views: 27,631
Posted By Catamount
Re: Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation

Yes, you need either a "single-line" reefing system, or a two-line reefing system. I'll start with the second first.

Just as you would with normal slab or jiffy reefing, you run a reefing line...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-07-2011, 05:27
Replies: 21
Views: 3,977
Posted By Catamount
Re: AIS frenzy

A lot of boats just leave their AIS transmitters on all the time, even when at anchor, on their mooring, or in their berth! Visit a place like Newport, RI -- or it the OP had zoomed in on the harbor...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-07-2011, 05:02
Replies: 55
Views: 7,349
Posted By Catamount
Re: Are We in Over Our Heads, or Just Ignorant About What it Takes to Refit ?

Shay, I can't say whether you would be getting in over your head without knowing more about your skills and capabilities for doing the work that is required yourself. What kinds of tools do you...
Forum: Navigation 06-07-2011, 20:32
Replies: 194
Views: 38,387
Posted By Catamount
Re: SSB or Sat-Phone

If you are able to do e-mail over your sat phone, then you can use a service called saildocs (https://www.saildocs.com/) to send you gribs and other weather files. NOAA also has an ftp-email gateway...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-07-2011, 20:18
Replies: 172
Views: 27,631
Posted By Catamount
Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

One can think about weather routing on several different time and distance scales. Zooming out, one starts by looking at the established large-scale global circulation patterns in the atmosphere and...
Forum: Navigation 05-07-2011, 02:21
Replies: 18
Views: 3,974
Posted By Catamount
Re: Need Advice to Get to Maine

We have always just gone offshore from the mouth of the Delaware to some point in southern New England (e.g Block Island, or Buzzard's Bay), once even going non-stop from Annapolis to Boothbay Harbor...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 03-07-2011, 17:04
Replies: 172
Views: 27,631
Posted By Catamount
Re: Solo Nonstop Circuimnavigation

In addition to "The Long Way" and "American Promise," some other non-stop solo circumnavigations that you may want to read up on:

Tony Gooch: https://members.shaw.ca/tonygooch/

Jesse Martin...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 25-06-2011, 05:47
Replies: 41
Views: 18,172
Posted By Catamount
Re: Boat Buying Checklist

You don't pound, you tap. If you can, use a plastic-tipped hammer, not a metal one; you can use the back of a screwdriver handle in a pinch. I tap every inch or three. It goes quick: tap tap tap tap...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 24-06-2011, 04:24
Replies: 41
Views: 18,172
Posted By Catamount
Re: Boat Buying Checklist

I recommend Don Casey's book, Inspecting the Aging Sailboat (https://www.amazon.com/Inspecting-Sailboat-International-Marine-Library/dp/0071445455/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4).

Unless you have experience...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-06-2011, 02:07
Replies: 5
Views: 2,105
Posted By Catamount
Re: Crew Question: Logistics

This!

You want to make sure that you, the hired skip, and the crew, all have a common understanding of expectations, responsibilities, limitations, etc... This is accomplished by taking to time to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-05-2011, 04:07
Replies: 15
Views: 5,224
Posted By Catamount
Re: Night Sailing- Off Shore- Moonlight? No Moonlight?

I love the full dome of stars that you can only experience offshore at night on a crystal clear moonless night -- it's absolutely incredible -- but I also love sailing with moonlight, too.

As...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 24-05-2011, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By Catamount
Re: What Constitutes a Rebuild ?

As I understand it, the cylinders in some diesels (e.g Yanmar 2QM15) were sleeved as original from the factory, which supposedly makes re-building easy as you can just insert new sleeves...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-05-2011, 03:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By Catamount
Re: What constitues a "rebuild"

If the condition of the engine is an important consideration in the purchase of this boat, wouldn't you want to commission a specialized engine survey regardless of whether there was a "rebuild" in...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 23-05-2011, 03:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By Catamount
Re: Assistance (dis)qualifying online boat listings

Some questions that might help you narrow down your list:

What are your goals and ambitions for this boat? How do you expect to be using it? Where will you be sailing it? Are conditions normally...
Forum: Our Community 18-05-2011, 03:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,674
Posted By Catamount
Re: Question can we rent a Sat phone for delivery

Lots of places rent sat phones -- here are three good ones I know about:

Satellite Phone Sales, Rentals - Outfitter Satellite Phones. (https://outfittersatellite.com/)

Satellite Phones & Airtime...
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 15-05-2011, 19:06
Replies: 14
AIS
Views: 2,825
Posted By Catamount
Re: AIS

I have one, with a dedicated antenna on my stern rail. You will need some sort of display system to go with it -- I like the Vesper WatchMate -- but if you got that route, why not get the WatchMate...
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-05-2011, 18:42
Replies: 23
Views: 8,259
Posted By Catamount
Re: Erratic Indications From Depth Sounder

The depth sounder that is part of my sailing instrument system gives erratic readings exactly like those that you describe when I turn on my separate fishfinder, which has it's own transducer but...
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