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Member Since 26 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 18 2014 09:15 PM

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In Topic: How to nurture a good sailing wife

12 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

According to my other half, I am to:


Reef early and often


Keep the head spotless, working and odor free


Move my tools off the boat to give her stuff more room (except when we need them)


Cook at least once a week 


(Last one can be rather self limiting)

That's about right for me, except I do more cooking.  I would also add, have a large battery bank and a good inverter for things like microwaves and hair dryers.  My wife will sail but she will not camp.

In Topic: Catalina or Hunter?

12 September 2014 - 11:36 AM

If I were 6-3, 250 and going to the Bahamas, I'd be looking at a centerboarder with headroom, e.g. a Bristol 35.5 in good condition.  But I'm biased.  


Or a Nonsuch 33, which probably has as nice an interior as any Hunter or Catalina below 35 ft.

In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

02 September 2014 - 12:40 AM

In that case everyone in Bellhaven must be dead :o

Not yet, but it's only a matter of time.  The town hospital closed two months ago.  There is a hardware store, a Food Lion, and four (count 'em) Family Dollar stores.  There are no cabs, just a guy named "CC" who drives people around for a fee. I asked CC why he stays in Bellhaven, and he replied that he's looking for a job in Hampton, VA and would leave if he could.  The anchorage (another one with not a single other boat) is opposite a grain elevator.  Enough said.


Now I'm anchored (by myself yet again)  just off the ICW  about 20 miles from Morehead City.  

In Topic: I'm in the Chesapeake: Where the Hell is Everyone?

31 August 2014 - 11:28 PM

I should probably start a new thread: I'm on the ICW, where the hell is everyone?  I've anchored out the last 3 nights in what Active Captain describes as popular anchorages, and have not seen another boat--  and this is on Labor Day weekend.


I'm in Bellhaven, NC at the moment: which makes Crisfield, MD look thriving.

In Topic: Inner forestay (solent stay) for storm sail

30 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

Have you though about reinforcement of the deck where the inner forestay will attach?  Is a good sized backing plate enough?