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curm

Member Since 26 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Mar 21 2017 03:47 AM
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In Topic: What is your favourite sailing film?

12 March 2017 - 03:05 AM

If Master and Commander qualifies, so should Damn the Defiant with Alec Guiness and Dirk Bogarde.


In Topic: Vineyard / Nantucket

11 March 2017 - 03:25 AM

 

Thanks CL.  P-town would be on our itinerary, too.  

 

I like my ground tackle over moorings most of the time.

 

Provincetown is also great. I might confess that one of the gaudiest and tackiest looking tourist-trap seeming restaurants there is one of my favorite places to go for lobster. It looks like it would be an overpriced nightmare; it's not cheap, but the food was really good.

 

It's a fun place. We generally took moorings, not for fear of anchoring, but because the only protected anchorage we could see from the charts was WAY across the harbor and would be no fun at all getting to or from if the wind picked up.

 

So I see you are back in NE.  Hope you and family are well. We spent much of last year on a trip to the Bahamas but Kristina is now back in RI.

 

IMHO the best spot in the Vineyard is Lake Tashmoo if you draw 6 ft or less and can get in.  It's a 15 minute walk from the dinghy dock into Vineyard Haven.  Second best place is Oak Bluffs because it's funky and you can buy booze.  Edgartown is ok if you want to experience Nantucket without actually going there.

 

Cuttyhunk is fun once or twice.  Not much to do there.  Hadley Harbor is a nice anchorage, and if you go up Buzzards Bay, there is another great little anchorage on the North side of Scraggy Neck.  The channel winds around, but it's well marked.


In Topic: Bits n pieces n superglue vs medical stuff

13 January 2017 - 10:00 PM

I recently had surgery and they glued me together with "dermabond" which is just gorilla glue with a medical name so that it costs alot more. No sutures.

My niece, an orthopedic surgeon, told me to keep superglue in all of my first aid kits, especially the ones on my boat.  No need to get the medically-branded version, which costs 10 times as much.  She said that the risk of infection was a bit higher with glue off the shelf from the hardware store, but still low.