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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 11-01-2021, 08:56
Replies: 350
Views: 20,194
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: About NOT power setting the anchor

While I do respect the OP’s level of experience on the subject of anchoring, this sounds a bit like my 90 year old grandfather saying that he’s never worn s seatbelt in all his years of driving and...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-01-2021, 08:40
Replies: 232
Views: 18,194
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Anchoring with 4:1 Scope?

For those of us who regularly anchor in a fairly well protected bay with stern tie options, I've rarely gone beyond 3:1. Sometimes, if the bottom is like a "bowl" with shallow sides and a steep...
Forum: Powered Boats 24-11-2020, 10:21
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

You wouldn't happen to have a scan of that page, would you? It's the only place I've seen any info about our sedan version. I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one who would appreciate a copy that is...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 17-01-2020, 09:02
Replies: 78
Views: 10,044
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Explain to an idiot what spring lines are for

I use my fore and aft dock lines to keep the boat from moving away from the dock. I use a single long spring line that is tied to the dock next to my main dock lines and it is on a center cleat on...
Forum: Navigation 06-12-2019, 07:40
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Garmin 17.10 Update Disabled WiFi??

Hi all, just wondering if anyone else has had problems with their GPS Map chart plotters after updating the software to version 17.10.

I recently updated 3 units (GPSMap 742) and now the WiFi is...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-11-2019, 08:09
Replies: 126
Views: 10,236
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Closing Seacocks

We have 3 seacocks on our boat and leave them all closed unless we are on board. They are not all easy to get at, but on one of them we attached a length of copper pipe to the end of the valve...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-11-2019, 08:53
Replies: 70
Views: 10,408
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: thousands of bottom blisters

We have just gone through this with our 1990 Cooper Yachts Prowler.

We saw a few blister during a haul out, but we wanted to make sure they were treated and investigated, before repainting the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-10-2019, 06:31
Replies: 210
Views: 15,235
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Sailing vs Cruising

Good advice.. Mine only lasted for 3 months, but that's just me.. Most people are probably smarter than I am, lol..
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-10-2019, 06:57
Replies: 210
Views: 15,235
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Sailing vs Cruising

Wow, lots of discussion about cruising vs sailing..
I don't sail, I have a power boat with brand new twin engines and I cruise, but sailing has always intrigued me, so I watch all the sailing YT...
Forum: Powered Boats 09-08-2019, 10:27
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Point well taken! Actually, after I posted that, we found out that the adapter plates are the wrong ones, so the right ones are arriving Monday. No big deal, except that the shop now owns the first...
Forum: Powered Boats 08-08-2019, 07:05
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

I'd apologize for this long post, but I think it's great that a few other Cooper Yachts owners can share info here, in the only online thread I'm aware of to so do. So, just to keep this going... We...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-07-2019, 07:20
Replies: 64
Views: 9,691
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Fresh Water or Salt Water to flush the toilet?

Tudorsailor, I'm curious about what effect vinegar has on the waste breakdown process in the tank. Seems like if anything, it would help..
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-07-2019, 07:05
Replies: 64
Views: 9,691
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Fresh Water or Salt Water to flush the toilet?

Fo those of us who are coastal cruisers, not living aboard, I think it makes sense to use fresh water. We just installed an entirely new waste system in our Coopers Yachts Prowler and in hindsight,...
Forum: Powered Boats 18-06-2019, 08:59
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Well, if I ever find any kind of manual for these boats, I would gladly share in here and Iím pretty sure that Forbes Cooper wouldnít mind, since it will help every one of the owners of his boats....
Forum: Powered Boats 18-06-2019, 07:20
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Wow, rdn48, lots of work for sure! I wish we could put in 2 new fuel tanks instead of the single 600 litre tank we have on the port side (odd way to balance a boat). We had a 150 waste tank in the...
Forum: Powered Boats 07-06-2019, 08:49
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Well, folks, here’s a bit of an update on our 1990 Prowler.
We took it to a shop with a guy who is locally known as the best Fiberglas guy around, where we had the hull sandblasted and every single...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-11-2018, 09:26
Replies: 100
Views: 9,356
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: Two stroke or four stroke

We currently have an old 15hp Evinrude 2 stroke for our 8' dinghy. We have just been hoisting it up onto the swim grid, but we are going to go for a Tohatsu 6hp 4 stroke for a few reasons. It's a bit...
Forum: Powered Boats 03-10-2018, 10:17
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Thatís all great info, thank you! Ours is not a Sundeck, just a 32í with a single V berth and a deck at the back, but of course the table area makes room to sleep 2 more. We would probably never have...
Forum: Powered Boats 03-10-2018, 07:38
Replies: 46
Views: 31,056
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Re: 10m Cooper Prowler - Seaworthy?

Hi folks, just joined the forum because I found this thread in a search, so here it is brought back to life again. We just recently bought a Cooper Yachts Prowler and once we knew the boat was the...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-10-2018, 07:21
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Coast Wanderer
Intorduction..

Hi all, looking forward to learning from all of you who have had experiences with cruising and are willing to share the knowledge you have gained.

We wife (and dog) and I have just recently...
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