"Very interesting to read your comments. They make so much sense to me.
As a mom, if I'd encourage my young teenager to undertake such a dangerous voyage and he would not come home, would /could I EVER forgive myself ? I could not. I could not…"
"I would not allow a 16 year old to take on such a journey.
At 16 the human brain is not fully developed, can not rationalize fully. So, I would fear that he would not make the right decisions when he needs to make them.
He has a lot of sailing…"
"Hi friend...what have you been up to? You have great pictures that would make great paintings.
Please post your beach rlated and boat ones here in our ART GROUP on Seaknots.
Are you painting anything presently?
I have added several boat…"
Hi, Mike. My boat is a 1970 Westerly Cirrus. It's a British-built pocket cruiser made for the rough Irish Sea and waters around the UK. Sturdy as a brick, but slow as a slug. It's 22' long and draws 3.5'. It's the largest 22' boat I've ever been on; 5'10" headroom, large v-berth, enclosed head with holding tank, galley, setee, etc. Sleeps four - drinks ten. Perfect for puttering around the bay and the occasional weekend trip. I looked at larger boats, but since I'm normally singlehanding I figured I'd be better off with something I could handle alone under any circumstances. I made the right choice. (But those classy 30' and larger boats at Toledo Beach still make me drool!)
Ahoy, Mike - and happy Independence Day. I was just cruising around on the site and noticed you're a bit north of me. I sail out of a small marina just south of Monroe. We were out enjoying Lake Erie earlier today, and we'll go out again tomorrow evening to watch fireworks in Luna Pier from the bay. Fair winds!
I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
"Denis I too installed an ElectroMaax but I went with the 140A model. Also installed the serpentine belt kit and Balmar regulator. Like Scott stated John and his people did a great job and is very supportive. I too changed out the battery isolator as…"
"Hi Dennis. I just did that upgrade 2 seasons ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I put in a 160 amp Eelectromax alternator with Serpentine pull-up kit, Balmar Smart regulator, up sized battery cables and a digital battery isolator.…"
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising? I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Hello,Has anyone upgraded the Hitachi OEM alternator to a high output one with a serpentine pulley kit ?We currently have a Mastervolt 90 A with an alphapro regulator driven with a single v belt, I think it slips a little and was looking for an upgrade to automotive type serpentine pulley system.Thank you.DenisSee More