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Forum: Meets & Greets 31-08-2020, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Danm1
Re: It all began as a joke...

Given your time frame, I wouldn't worry about lessons before spending some time on the water. Check out the nearest schools for things like "introductory sails." Maybe look for daysails on crewed...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-08-2020, 11:24
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Danm1
Re: Northeast US yard recommendation for bottom job

Further west, I recommend Barron's on City Island, but they may be full up.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 29-08-2020, 10:25
Replies: 96
Views: 5,692
Posted By Danm1
re: TALOS Giveaway - EXTENDED TO SEPT. 7, 2020!

Enough to make me run for cover if it showed lightning getting closer. Good safety feature for August afternoons.
Forum: Our Community 14-08-2020, 10:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By Danm1
Re: Book recommendation for a lady.

Atlantic Circle by Kathryn Lasky Knight is a good read too.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-08-2020, 15:14
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Danm1
Re: Buying a sailboat with broken strut

I had to replace a bolt on strut after the prop got fouled and strut sheared. Shaft was bent. Transmission was okay, but the new strut didn't line up exactly so the engine mounts had to be...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-07-2020, 16:54
Replies: 51
Views: 3,921
Posted By Danm1
Re: Batteries without a battery box?

Geico required a picture of my batteries secured in boxes before giving me insurance.
Forum: Our Community 01-07-2020, 10:18
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Danm1
Re: Dockwa

I have also used them successfully for same day reservations, but I think it depends on the sophistication of the systems at the participating marinas and yacht clubs. Some probably have live, up to...
Forum: Our Community 01-07-2020, 08:53
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Danm1
Re: Dockwa

I have attempted reservations for the next day and been advised that they weren't available (20-30 hours later) just before and just after my etas. Wound up anchoring out in both situations....
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 19-06-2020, 10:14
Replies: 238
Views: 14,500
Posted By Danm1
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends July 2, 2020

New anchor
And scuba gear to make sure it sets
Forum: Our Community 05-04-2020, 08:11
Replies: 76
Views: 5,373
Posted By Danm1
Re: OK - cheer me up!

Super moon behind Isla del Portixol, Spain, early March before the country shut down.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 29-03-2020, 09:21
Replies: 49
Views: 4,367
Posted By Danm1
Re: Can Sailors Learn to Go sailing Without Socializing?

My wife is the social one in our relationship, I doubt anyone would ever call me. On the other hand, she likes sailing and indulges my boat habit on the condition that I not join a yacht club. She...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 18-03-2020, 17:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,582
Posted By Danm1
Re: Covid-19. Does sailing count as self-isolation ?

Make sure you are well provisioned for when you come to shore and are told the two week clock starts when you tie up.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 17-03-2020, 11:47
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Danm1
Re: Marina closures

Marina de Valencia in Spain sent this Sunday:
Dear Clients,

Following instructions from Guardia Civil, navigation is forbidden and all the boats have to remain in its mooring until new...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-08-2019, 07:14
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Danm1
Re: First Sailboat

Good news and bad. The bad is that if you trailer a sailboat you pretty much have to plan on 30-45 minutes to raise or lower the mast at each end of your day on the water. Here's a good series of...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 16-08-2019, 07:07
Replies: 96
Views: 8,654
Posted By Danm1
Re: Running Diesel tank empty?

No fuel gauge and I am not organized enough to constantly record engine hours/minutes (15 minutes out of harbor for a day sail, maybe 20 back depending on where I drop sail). But I have managed to...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 30-07-2019, 08:57
Replies: 326
Views: 17,337
Posted By Danm1

Not greedy. Would love
Could always use some
And ...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-07-2019, 06:41
Replies: 67
Views: 4,662
Posted By Danm1
Re: Constant Power to Stereo

I bought a boat where the previous owner had direct wired the radio for this reason. I didn't realize. Had an outboard with an alternator to recharge the battery, but sailed from the mooring most...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-07-2019, 06:36
Replies: 68
Views: 7,843
Posted By Danm1
Re: Expected costs of a 9 year old Lagoon 400

I think the OP and several responders are all too extreme. It depends on current condition, wants, and how you expext to use the boat. Get a survey. Figure out any extras you want immediately. If you...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 18-07-2019, 17:14
Replies: 75
Views: 6,936
Posted By Danm1
Re: Long tacks or short tacks

Friday's wind south of LI starts out from the NE and then is forecast to shift west and south through Monday. If you are going this weekend, go east first.
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 17-07-2019, 20:06
Replies: 89
Views: 7,866
Posted By Danm1
I'm trying to think smaller is more practical. Really. I'm trying.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 02-07-2019, 13:14
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By Danm1
Re: Liquid tape

My shower bilge pump wouldn't run when wet, somewhat defeating the purpose, so I slathered liquid tape over the wires from the float to the pump and it worked. Apparently covered a short I couldn't...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 31-05-2019, 06:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By Danm1
Re: Ignition Switch Left in "On" Position

Don't know the answer, but shouldn't the alarm have been sounding? Mine blasts whenever the key is on and engine off.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-02-2019, 10:59
Replies: 90
Views: 9,263
Posted By Danm1
Re: Worried About Affording Maintenance Costs

What he said. I have always figured the cost of home ownership at about 15,000 a year (whether you spend it any given year or not) for roofs, boilers, kitchens, baths, paint, etc., not even...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-01-2019, 16:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Danm1
Re: Looking @ San Juan 21, Fixed Keel. Good Deal?

I, too, had one of these when I was younger. Great boat for daysailing. Good cockpit for company. Agree that price isn't a special bargain (although if it includes a newer outboard and good sails it...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 29-09-2018, 18:10
Replies: 47
Views: 7,185
Posted By Danm1
Re: Brokers are dumb? Or just us...

As a real estate broker I have cut my commission to make a deal (although not by the whole amount of the price reduction). You don't get paid if you don't close. Massaging sellers is also part of the...
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