I'm a lifelong boater. I started out boating on the river system in the midwest, then moved to Michigan and the Great Lakes and now Rhode Island (The Ocean State) for Narragannset Bay and blue water sailing.
Warwick Rhode Island
My daughter is going to college in Fort Lauderdale. Sounds like a great excuse to take the ICW sometime in the next 4 years. I just started a new website to chronicle the change to a full time cruiser. www.TheCruisingSailor.com.
Still interested in the 2010 O'day rOnDAYvous in Greenport? I sure hope so. It's only a hop, skip & jump from Warwick, and I can assure you of a helluva good time. Let me know what your summer sailing plans include -- and I hope they include the rOnDAYvous.
Hey Sailor! Just got back from polishing up Twizzled again...never realized so much to clean on a 25 footer LOL..not done yet...to damn windy! Went out for early dinner at Top of the Harbor, had a glass of wine, shouldn't have...makes that 75 mile drive veryyyy long! Should have left the cushions on boat...too use to taking a nap after boatwork...hitting the hay now. I think i may be able to round up another boat for Potter's cove, if she's splashed by then. Saw two boat's in the bay sailing...same one's as before, dark hulls, lucky devil's!!!!!! ttyl...fading fast..bed looking too good! Terri
Not Fair!!!! LOL...I saw a boat out last weekend in the Bay, dark hull though..had nose pressed against the glass of Top of the Harbor restaurant..squinting ...wondering who is it, do I know them..and can I get a ride. Good for you! ttyl..busy day... Terri
Hi George! How's it going? It's been a very long winter!!! Yikes and it ain't over yet..so it seems. Spent yesterday in the marina working on mine..cleaning etc. Sun felt good, sat down on the picnic table on the gas dock and soaked in the ray's for a bit. Listened to a shoutfest across the channel at another marina..was waiting for gunshots to be ringing out. Boating season has arrived in Rhode Island..LOL... Take care! Terri
Hi George, May we see more pictures of your boat...As you are a writer you may want to be friends with "Cruising Editor" on this site...go to members above and you will see her....Also Christine Kling...I just got a boat, now I need to learn...I will accept any advice...Lola ... see my boat on my page.
Glad to help.
Yes we do love our holes in the water. After my divorce I lived on a boat. It was the best thing about my divorce!
Ever since then I don't date anyone who doesn't love sailing as much as I do. I just met a woman who owns her own boat. Sounds like a possible relation-ship coming .
I do love to talk about boating. I have the unique position of being able to talk about it and get paid for doing so. I am a writer and work for two boating magazines doing monthly articles on sailing. Hey it's a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Hello all.The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds or so. Volts and amps are correct although there is red light top and centre flashing red, does not look happy.It seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is not functioning correctly as the unit is not even warm.I cannot locate the Beneteau supplied manual, any clues as to the fault.Regards,Bilgolabands (Liberte)See More
"DOLPHIN BATTERY CHARGER - 40 AMP
The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look…"
"Another question, or if you could put me in touch with someone who may have done this.
My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?
"Hi Pete. Hope this finds you well.
I sold the boat, due to a broken leg, that left me handicapped. I want to continue being on Seaknots, for pleasant reminders, and I thought of you. Be in touch, as I follow you in your adventures"