Category Archives: Colinism

Boats Boating Outboards Sailing

OMC Quiet Rider, a unique idea rides again.

  If you go walking thru a boat show today you will see a number of new boats with outboards hidden behind covers. The Searay 370  is one of the best known example of this. With Twin Mercury outboards hidden under … Continue reading

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Car sales vs US population

Was reading an article by Jack Baruth over at TTAC the other day on the affordability of New cars to the middle class. Made a quick spread sheet of new car sales vs us population to give an idea of … Continue reading

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Things I never knew existed Island Packet Power Yacht

The Island Packet PY 41 is a unique semi displacement trawler based on the IP SP cruiser . The 41′ shares many traits with it’s motor sailor cousin including a ballasted keel that should make for a very seaworthy 41′. My … Continue reading

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New boat for the fleet KINGFISHER III

Another boat for the family fleet. My father picked up a 1960’s KingFisher  III sailboat off craigslist a month ago. Interestingly this is a Rhodes design  like my Mariner. We haven’t had a chance to get it out in the … Continue reading

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Lithium Batteries

There is a lot of talk about lithium batteries for cruising boats these days. My guess is it will take another few years to shake out but eventually they will be common place. Anyways in the cruisers forum post above … Continue reading

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New Site

While looking online today for a new (used boat) I found a Donzi Blackhawk. Which were cool 22′ Donzi classic with custom paint and a Mercruiser surface piercing twin prop counter rotating drive. I’ve always kind of wanted one but … Continue reading

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At the consignment shop

  I was at the marine consignment shop last year in Wickford RI (I would post a link but their site is down). It’s funny that marine consignment shops and clothing consignment seem to be the only two used stores … Continue reading

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Cold day on the river

Last week, I got a call from my father saying he was on the Connecticut river below the Old Saybrook bridge and his engine wouldn’t start. The old A4 in the the Ericson which had been trouble free all summer … Continue reading

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Bass Panel install

  Well Not my installation. Brian over at sailingit.com has a post on installing a new Bass Electrical panel (I happen to work for Bass so this is also a shameless plug) He did a very nice job with the … Continue reading

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Oday Mariner 19

  Well there she is my very own O’day Mariner. The boat needs a little work. Of course when I bought it, it was usable other than a broken mast. But as I often do with projects I decided to ” fix … Continue reading

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