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About Peenstone

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  • Birthday 12/06/1959

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    Mystic, CT
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    Sailing, Biking, and safe, reliable, commercial nuclear power.

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  1. Peenstone

    what's in a name?

    Titillation. It was a Ches Bay J-29 with an all-girl crew.
  2. Of course. 3 sec/ mi for each, the rudder hit ultimately got eliminated.
  3. New main and genoa, New primaries, new genoa lead cars (boat didn't have any). Then, converted to Forte deck mounted retractable sprit adding 3.1feet to J. Of course, a new chute. Then, replaced rudder with high aspect blade from OEM (Foss, Newport CA). Finally, added Isotherm SP refer unit to the ice box. Love it!
  4. Peenstone

    Unconventional refrigeration

    I installed an Isotherm S P unit about 9 years ago and love it. It's been trouble free and never leaked after installed. (had a small leaked during install, but located it to a mechanical connection, easily recharged with C134 can from auto parts store). We sailed the Chesapeake for 5 years with no problem, now in Mystic CT where sailing is only half a year and cold waters make the unit highly efficient. The S P unit is desirable due to its low power consumption. Only load is the compressor, which is nearly silent. The condenser is an integral part of the sink seacock, and cools via convection- no fan. We're coastal cruisers, but I believe this would work for any distant cruisers as well.
  5. Peenstone

    Sabre 362 vs J/109 vs Tartan 3500

    Yup, she's a beaut, and been on YW for over a year. I considered, but changed direction.
  6. Thanks for the update. Keep the updates coming. This is horrible and needs to be put on the front pages.
  7. Peenstone

    NYYC Invitational IC37

    The boats are awesome, the regatta competitiveness is awesome, and the venue is awesome. Great coverage, and great for the sport. We were moored adjacent to NYYC (491) for the first couple of days, a professionally managed event. Kudos.
  8. Peenstone

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Impulse 21! Lots of fun, great trainer for young sailors. And inexperienced older ones.
  9. Peenstone

    Books You Read Cruising

    Im a narrow minded reader and love non-fiction stories of the sea, and polar exploration. Just finished "Abandoned- the Greely Expedition ". It's the US version of the Franklin expedition, except for the ending. If you want a good free read, "White Slave", the wreck of a US merchant sailing ship off the coast of western Africa. Agree with others, Hampton Sides book on The Jeannette "In the Kingdom of Ice" is a great one.
  10. Peenstone

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Second for Haarstick. Had a set for my O-30 , and bought my fastest chute from him. Steve loved to talk about his cloth testing- which allowed him to produce sails with no delam. I still have the orange belt! BTW, I’m for bringing back the O-30. Had one for 10 years, amazing 30’ dinghy.
  11. Peenstone

    Show your boat not sailing

    No courtesy flag needed. 36 deg 50' 44.01" N 76 deg 18' 07.07" W
  12. Peenstone

    Show your boat not sailing

    1989 Olson 34. I've had her for 10 years, after dry sailing an O-30 for 10 years prior. Love those west coast boats.