Jeantex foul weather gear
Is this stuff any good ?

Tiller and outboard - which one controls ?
Yet another question from this new Ericson 23' owner ... We just took it out for a shakedown cruise ... very satisfying and promising. The only part that threw me (apart fr...

DIY sail cleaning ?
We live in a condo (no yard). Is it practical to consider cleaning our sails in the tub ? We just got the boat, a 1975 Ericson 23' in really good shape, but the dacron (?) sails...

Marine shop in New Jersey ?
Hi, I'm going to a meeting in New Jersey (Princeton) on wedensday. I thought of stopping at a marine shop to pick up a Garmin Bluechart CD as they are half priced in US compared t...

December Great Lakes Cruiser
Happy Holidays From Great Lakes Cruiser! The December issue of our free magazine is now posted for you to download and enjoy at In this issue, visit Cape Vi...

Thats what I need to go Sailing!

Looking for owner of luxury yacht for business opp.
Hello, I am looking for an owner of a luxury yacht (5 or more cabins) that might be interested in a charter golf cruise business in the caribbean. The boat should be in Florida. ...

Erickson owners' lists ?
Are there any on-line discussion lists for Erickson owners ? We just picked up an Erickson 23 and are looking for others who have and know these little pocket cruisers. Th...

Hillarys Yacht Club magazine
The HYC Compass magazine for December has now been published and is available on the web at: John Kennedy Compass Editor ...

Looking for an experienced answer
I am looking for a career change, and all I want to do is sailing. I have no experience whatsoever, and I would really need some experienced input. Few questions related to ...

Full Batten or not?
Hello, I'm about to buy a brand new main sail for my C&C 27. I'm debating between full batten or not (Dacron). I use the boat primarily for cruising. Are full batten sails easy ...

I want to buy Charts & Pilot Books
Fitting out new boat and looking for Admiralty Charts & (not Admiralty) Pilot Books in good condition. Areas required: 1. English Channel including Solent etc. - all areas includi...

Surveyor Noank/Mystic area
Anybody know of a good one? Ideally I'd like to find on who has the equipment to run the engine and check it out while the boat is on the hard.

Oxalic Acid
OK guys, here is one to sink your teeth into. I was advised that the best option for cleaning growth off the bottom of a fibreglass hull is Oxalic Acid. Apparently it does not damage t...

Tuning The Rigging
I have just had new standing rigging installed. I am told that it has to be tuned. Currently the rigging is not very tight. Is there any experience on here that can suggest to what specifica...

Raymarine ST1000 Plus Tiller Autopilot, Opinions please.
This is on sale and I was thinking about buying it. I have a Morgan 28OI. Here is the link to the model and price. -- B...

sailing/scuba watch
I would like to find a watch that I can use for both sailing and diving. I would like a compass and barometer. An altimeter is cool too, but I could do without. A count-down timer would b...

Hello there!, I'm looking for any Europa Boat Class factories in europa, I lives in Italy and I want to buy one, if somebody can helpme I'll be thanks.

RAYNAV 575 antenna coupler
just bought a used boat with an RAYNAV 575 Loran. Unit appears operational but the antenna coupler, part # AW-575R is missing. Where can I get another coupler for this discontinued Loran?

Ericson 34
I considering viewing and possibly purchasing a '97 vintage Ericson 34. I have all the obvious info, brochures etc but I would very much like to read about experiences, sailing perform...

help with whale pump
can anyone know where i might be able to get hold of new diaphrams for a whale gusher 15 bilge pump. I have asked at several chandlers and they say that te pump is discontinued item, failing...

Hi, I wonder if anybody experienced the same problem and found any solution. I bought used Gamefisher 3HP outboard in decent condition. It starts easily and runs great ...

Where is the best place to sell a used outboard?
I have a very good used 4.5 Evinrude, long shaft. Where is the best place to list it for sale? I live in the Boston/Buzzards Bay area and really want to attract a local buyer. Any suggestion...


Now what do I do?
My guess is that many of you started out your sailing experiences similar to me. I just bought a 16' Hobie-cat catamaran and have no idea how to sail it. The older gentleman who sold...

UK Yacht Shareholder Wanted
I have a 34ft steel sloop designed by Alan Buchanan 1965, which has been undergoing a refit for some years. Major work has been done on the hull, new steel plates etc. New Volvo engine fitte...

Removing Adhesive from Sail Numbers on sail
I bought a used sail that had stick-on sail numbers. Before putting on new numbers, I would like to remove the adhesive residue from the sail. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what to u...

the sheets are middled
What does a nautical instruction mean that says "the sheets are middled"? Thanks for your time. Stephen R.

sailing from Portland, ME thru St Lawrence Seaway to Lake Ontario
Next May I'm considering sailing our Berneteau Oceanus 370 from Portland, ME to Lake Erie via the St Lawrence Seaway. (rather than going the Hudson River) What are your comments,...

Weather Radar site
I have a friend that is bringing his 90 foot boat from Chicago to Jersey--I have been able to get weather radar sites for the trip up until the Saint Lawrence Seaway and can't seem to ...

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