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Member Since 31 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2016 11:00 AM

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In Topic: Heavy Duty Bilge Cleaner

27 June 2016 - 11:00 AM

diesel and a scrub brush first to loosen sludge, then Dawn Liquid.  

In Topic: handheld VHF

09 June 2016 - 09:43 PM

Our little West Marine does fine, but it's not DSC.  

In Topic: Binoculars?

09 June 2016 - 10:40 AM

There is only one real choice ;-) : Steiner Commader 7x30, floating strap included ...


Vesa is right.  As to cost, get on Ebay and keep your eyes open.  Got my Commander Mariner's for $450.  

In Topic: Clutches slipping solution by Spinlock?

09 June 2016 - 10:36 AM

Older model 0812's had a problem w/ the jaws getting polished and not holding.  We tried the leave-it on-the-winch route, tried a jammer, replaced jaws etc.  Taking the halyd off the winch at the top mark and the inevitable 1" slip wasn't good and the jammer was somewhat of a PITA as we like to ease the main halyard downwind.    Ultimately we spoke with Spinlock and they sold us 2 new ones at cost.  No problems since then.  Boat is a Tripp 38.  

In Topic: Down the Bay Race 2016

26 May 2016 - 10:35 PM


I'm a Great Lakes sailor.  It will be my first race in the Chesapeake.  I'm looking forward to it.

Well it won't smell like a mixture of horseshit and fudge when you finish


Really?  So they've moved the city poop pump building at HYC already?  Seriously, though.  There's no Yellow Brick, I hope the navi-guessers will keep us updated on progress.  Looks like pretty consistent light/med. southerly so East or West vs. tides will play heavily.  Good luck to everyone!  We're delivering back to HYC from Fishing Bay Saturday noontime.  Hope to see some of you.  VC