• 69, Male
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • United States
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Toledo, Ohio
About Me:
I have had sail boats since 1976 and sailing since 1974. When not with my Bayfield 25, "Real McCoy Too" I collect antique autos, have them from 1910 thru 1975, total of 9 autos.
Current location:
Home - Toledo, Ohio, Boat - HVYC, Harbor View, Ohio
Destinations visited:
Just around Lake Erie in my boat, around the world, Europe, S. America and Australia on trips by air.
Looking to:
Get the boat ready to launch if the rain ever stops. We are to have 6 more days the weatherman says and my exterior teak needs refinishing, I wish I had put the boat in the barn last winter.

The boat went in the water and the mast setup on Sunday, 6/5/2011. So glad to finialy get it in the water.

The good news for me is the damaged to my brain from the hit on my head is almost gone (well some that know me don’t believe that). Would you believe that I actually gave up being retired and went back to work! It was only because I was asked to and I was almost made to feel guilty for not coming back.

Well the problems with the injury to my head are mostly behind me, I have some short term memory loss but other than that I am also back to being as I was.


I had written about break-ins to boats at my yacht club and just before Christmas my new French doors at my home were smashed in, I had to order new ones as the jerk did a good job on destroying the one I had put in a year ago. Now why didn't they break-in through the kitchen door about 10 feet from the French doors, I have a new one in my barn ready to install and it's cost is no were near the cost of the one destroyed. The Anderson Company really makes them hard to open from the outside without a lot of damage.

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At 11:55am on October 6, 2012, Amelia said…

Hello dear,I'm Amelia by name,I have something very important to discuss with you,please kindly email be back( will be waiting to hear from you soon.Thanks

At 11:16pm on June 21, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac,
Before I got my new & petulant 5HP, I considered the electric motor. There were 2 reasons I did not go with it. I didn't know anyone who was using one in salt water and I wasn't sure how to deal with battery ~ we're talking about a small sailboat here... no room in cockpit. Also, the currents are strong in the bays I sail, so I was a bit concerned how the electric would do under those conditions. So I ended up with the gas engine.
Then, I was amazed to meet a couple in Puerto Rico this past winter who used only an electric motor for a Westsail 32. Worked for them~ course they choose their weather~ so when they moved they were sailing and were retired so had no schedule. . So, I would consider an electric motor now.
It took a long while and lots of 'consultations' with folks, to figure how just what I was doing wrong in starting the gas engine. People would say, just pull it...... lol... it's too complicated to write here, but that wasn't helpful advice and eventually I figured it out. I would prefer to have electric start, but I would have to know how to fix that when it inevitably broke..... and I'd want to know before it happened...ain't it grand..
At 2:02am on June 20, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks about the yahoo group and other info... When I said 25 or 29 or 30, it was just in the moment I couldn't remember whether it was 29 or 30 foot..Now I do...thanks ..
At 8:31pm on June 19, 2009, Gary Elan said…
Hey can never have boats. I just bought a Sandpiper 565 in Ithaca, NY. At 18"6' and 1200 pounds she's perfect haul around and easy to launch on the lake behind my house.. Hope your big house project is going well..
At 10:47am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks Mac and would post some of your photos of the larger Bayfields on the Eye Candy Gallery discussion.
fairwinds !
At 10:30am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
fractional or masthead rig.. ???
At 10:29am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Thanks for the pics... I'm really only interested in the 25 and what is it ? 29 or 30 ? Bayfield, cause if I was to get one that would be limit... but it would be nice if I felt comfy on the 25... less boat is good.
And hey... it's a great sickness to have LOL.....
take care.. share a few now and then when you have a chance !
At 12:05am on June 19, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac, must be disturbing about the break-ins. Guess you have to lock her up. Is there any kind of liner for the Bayfield... and what winds do you need to get her going ?
At 11:46pm on June 16, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Hi Mac,
I know of your Bayfield, but haven't had the pleasure of sailing one. She's a beauty. Thanks for posting pics.... I have an ocean kayak and a 1982 ODay Daysailer II. Fractional rig, 5HP, New Tiller 2007, New Standing rigging this year, and 2 sheets sales, orginals;clean and blown out. I need to install shrods and mast base. Anyway, she, Belle Luce is on the hard on Shinnecock Bay. I also a friend's Hobie 16 in Shinnecock Bay. I'd like to find a suitable boat for me and I have short list of ones I plan to sail in the 28 to 32 foot range.
At 10:17am on June 11, 2009, Paul said…
Hey Mac,
You told me awhile back that you installed opening portlights. Can you tell me what size you used? The ones listed for Bomar and Lewmar don't seem to fit.
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Resealing handrails on Oday 30

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