I've been a sailor and boat owner since 1997, and currently sail an O'day 322 out of Newport Marina in Jersey City, NJ. I'm New York City born and raised, but currently living in Monmouth County, NJ. Counting down the years till I can leave my job and the coastline behind for who-knows-where. For me, music and sailing go hand in hand (the guitar goes where I go). C'mon over for a visit, if you get a chance.
Hi Pete, Personally I would be comfortable sailing anywhere in or around Buzzards Bay. Cutty Hunk Island is perfect, Upper long Island Sound. New London Harbor or Mystic Harbor, Perfect. Weather permitting. Joe
Great song, yer "Buttefly." Aint it somethin how expressions of the smallest things, the most vulnerable, life of a lower order seem th grandest. Powerful!
I wanna be a better song writter. Oneday I'll work on that at anchor.
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck