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About DrewR

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    Buzzards Bay, MA
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    Boats, Porsche, The World, beer, more beer...

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  1. I have a Garmin 742s that has some limited sailsteer like (allegedly) capabilities. I race on a J105 that has a Zeus 2 and many Triton & Maxi displays so I compare them constantly. The Garmin is very limited in its sailsteer like functions. If I recall correctly, I think it only allows you to enter a single tacking angle, no polars. The Zeus is also limited in its polar entries info, I think you need to get the Hercules processor to get any meaningful data. The Garmin is ok as far as predicting laylines, the B&G is marginally better. Neither on in my opinion does a good job o
  2. I have some very first hand relevant experience with a 40.7 hard grounding having been behind the wheel of an early one in NE. I was driving and witnessed and oversaw part of the repair. What I saw was appalling. Bogged in pan-liner poorly done construction is no way to got thru life, son. Altho the boat later made it to PR and back and encountered horrible conditions I have been told. But no way in hell would I sail one offshore, no way, no how.
  3. I have, or used to have, an ancient Chapmans with wording something like: "improper flag etiquette is a sign of ill manners..." or something like that. I was going to name my Laser "Ill Manners" but never bothered.
  4. The paragon (sarc) of all things nautical, USPS says this: https://www.usps.org/national/fecom/faq/flag/stateflag.html I was brought up with the only flag to be flown is the US Ensign or US Yacht Ensign are the only 2 flags to be flown from the stern or 2/3 up the leach.
  5. +1 for BoltDepot.com. Geat place.
  6. If you do make it to Red Brook, beware the South channel. This is my home port. There is a rock near the middle of the channel that is now on Navionics charts. I reported it after hitting it. A negative tide makes it less than 6' according to the notice the harbormaster sent out, he sounded it. PM me if you want details. As for P-Town, it is a wonderful place but bring a heavy duty credit card, it is one of the most expensive places around nowadays. Buzzards Bay is a wonderful place to be, well worth the visit.
  7. Not really true, anchoring outside is fine. Inside can be an issue but if you show up on a weekday its never a problem. On the weekends there are a lot of day trippers and I can almost always find a raft up that will be gone in the evening. I've asked dozens of people if they are staying for the night and if not anchor near them and reset when they go. Hadley is my home away from home nowadays. Onset is over rated in my opinion. Just my opinion. Quissett is quaint but small and almost no shoreside amenities. You can't skip Cuttyhunk if you've never been there. Marion is nic
  8. Odd, my Dubarry boots bottoms turned hard as a rock and were like wearing ice skates. A few years ago at the NPT boat show the Dubarry rep told me that they had a problem with some of the soles, sold me a pair on the spot for 50% off the show SALE price. No proof of ownership, nothing. The original boots were a few years old and had some mileage. New ones are great so far, old ones became my winter snow shoveling boots after I belt sanded the bottoms. Some might give them a hard time for not just replacing them but I never pursued it with Dubarry and I thought the rep at the show did me a
  9. I just replaced my 3.3hp 2 stroke carb. (same engine I believe). No, there is no spring that I saw for the throttle. Just friction alone keeps it in place.
  10. SeaTows automated radio check is finished: https://mariners.coastguard.blog/2020/10/19/performing-a-vhf-marine-radio-check/ Sea Tow Automated Radio Check System no longer available: For several years, Sea Tow operated an Automated Radio Check System, which was available on VHF Channels 24 to 28 for the benefit of mariners in over 130 locations. However, on October 2nd, 2020 that service was discontinued.
  11. The engine surprisingly ran fine but overheated when run WFO. When I sliced it open at work, I couldn’t believe the engine ran at all. I too went with the same stainless elbow mentioned above. 1/2 of my mess was given to the boatyard general manager to use as a visual aid for customers.
  12. If anyone is interested in what a Yanmar elbow looks when the engine barely runs.
  13. Try out this place, R&W rope warehouse. Their annual sale pre-vid was awesome. A shit ton of end of spool and remnants sold by the pound. Some amazing deals, but like the Defender Sale, well worth the visit. They are doing a virtual sale now. I've scored some amazing deals there. https://rwrope.com/
  14. A little bit different. When on a trailer or cradle or stands, the point loading is concentrated on a very small area. When its on the water, the loads are on the entire wetted surface. A long time ago a friend had a keel model O'Day Mariner, same issue. It had sagged and distorted the ribs (???) inside. We jacked up the keel as best we could and I glassed some reinforcement in. None the worse for wear and we sailed the shit out it.
  15. Maybe put a little more info in the ad? The normal stuff, draft, engine, overall condition, year built, sail inventory, accessories, interior specs and pics, etc. might help.
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