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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,019
Posted By bblument
Re: Islander 32

The pictures of the engine and the "custom headliner" sure were enough to make me question the selling price, even with my own admittedly limited knowledge of boats. What killed the deal for me,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,830
Posted By bblument
Re: Squirrel Karma

I've got a very strange relationship with squirrels. As a kid, I was enthralled with them. They were cute, fun to watch, and probably the most gifted gymnasts and daredevils in the entire animal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By bblument
Re: mystery item from rigging

Before replacing my single lever engine control, I made a vain attempt at repairing the aged and failing one on the boat. Two of the shafts for the gears involved looked very much like the pic you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By bblument
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Perfect. Abso-flippin'-lutely perfect. That's the most concise, accurate, beautiful description I've ever seen of what OUR boat means to us. Wish I had thought of it.

Kudos, Minne.

Here's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By bblument
Re: Perfect gift for the navigator in your life

I was not at all familiar with the terminology for any resolutions higher than "North Northeast," etc. This was really cool, and makes great sense. Thanks, Mark!

Barry
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-13-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By bblument
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Just some random thoughts for the O.P...

My wife and I are both full-time public school teachers (music, not sailing). Obviously, we "teach" constantly. Teaching, at times, can be about trying...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3,263
Posted By bblument
Re: Real Emergencies & Fixes (The YM Crash Boat)

I enjoyed his description of the result of the test... "Not pleasant... not at all pleasant."

Oh, the mild discomfort and barely discernible sensation of caution instilled by this video....

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By bblument
Re: Boom bail P26

Thanks for the reply to the original poster, Rich. I have the same boat, same issue, and had the same questions. I ended up buying the Ronstan bail last year thinking that I could just bend it...
Forum: S2 11-30-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,780
Posted By bblument
Re: New S2 7.9 owner, offer accepted.

Schnool, congrats on the new boat... sounds like you did a LOT better passing on the first boat! Please forgive the following thread drift...

Summit.. would you be willing to elaborate on how you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By bblument
Re: Hullo There. Dad Gave Me A Boat.

Erindipity,

Welcome. I've got to confess that I'm sitting here smiling and shaking my head in wonder because your post has given me a Berry Vig Headache. The writing style is faintly...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By bblument
Re: Greetings from Oriental NC!

Welcome! I had to ask the same question when I joined here a few years ago. Look along the top menu structure where you see "Favorites," "FAQ," "Community," "New Posts," etc. On the far left is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,355
Posted By bblument
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Fun... but someone needs to teach Alton how to tie a cleat hitch... ;)

Barry
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,526
Posted By bblument
Re: Found footage

I saw about the first 30 seconds earlier today when it was still online and decided to come back to it later once I got the turkey stock started for tomorrow, etc. The part that I saw was brilliant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,526
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I KNEW I liked this guy!! Amen, Christian. Gotta have Bill Evans easily accessible at all times, too (the pianist, not the saxophonist, although Bill Evans the saxophonist is not without merit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,526
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Take Five..

Good points. I definitely fit several of the categories of folks you described who don't get to sail as often as I'd planned on, for several of the reasons you mentioned. We're all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,526
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

All points understood, Smack; thanks for taking the time to read and respond. I tend to be very direct in real life, and don't hesitate to speak my mind either.. much to the chagrin of my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,526
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I'll admit that I've been following this thread since its inception, and have read every post. After my one and only foray into attempting to have a polite measured discussion about an issue that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,123
Posted By bblument
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Grrrr... I'm aware. My choice was either to be illiterate and type "nocharge," or go outside the rules and convey my favorite nautical phrase, rather than word. I chose literacy over literal. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,123
Posted By bblument
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,702
Posted By bblument
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

I wholeheartedly agree. Common courtesy and consideration, while still alive and well in many circles, does seem to be eroding in today's "selfie" society.

As I admitted in an earlier post, I was...
Forum: Outboard 11-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By bblument
Re: Outboard Engine Start-up Problems (fictional)

If you want to get real technical, you may wish to specify what make and size outboard motor is aboard the Grampian. I'm suggesting this because some motors have chokes, while others have primers. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By bblument
Re: Small cooler for weekending

And, to add to the fun, I can't help but wish you a speedy recovery from being friggin' singed... sounds painful..

;)

Barry
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 10,054
Posted By bblument
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

Jeff,

I've been dreaming/looking at Tartans and Ericsons as future possibilities if/when our abilities and desires outgrow our P26. I'm interested in your comparisons above, but I confess I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By bblument
Re: On the market for a new boat - please help

Just in case I've been unclear, I completely AGREE with this. I was upside down on my little project boat from the moment I bought it. It's really, REALLY difficult to get out of a boat what you've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,696
Posted By bblument
Re: In the market for a new boat - please help

My pleasure.. thanks for reading my drivel. A lot of what I wrote was about me trying to convince MYSELF that I followed the right path.. :)




I know a LOT more about cars than I do boats. ...
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