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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-29-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,367
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Production buckets and the limits

They say you always remember your first time, and I suppose they're right...

It was around 1am in a seedy little bar in Guadalajara. I was already two sheets to the wind, and headed for oblivion...
Forum: Sailing Music   12-03-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 16,518
Posted By Travelnik
Re: To Start It Off

Fitting for the season:


The Grinch Song - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By Travelnik
Re: What song describes you boat best.

Wherever I May Roam, by Metallica.

Metallica - Wherever I May Roam (Video) - YouTube

:D
Forum: Westerly   06-19-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 11,062
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Westerly section??

(Jumping up and down, waving hand...)

I DO! I DO!! I DO!!!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(That is said in my best Arnold Horshack voice!)

:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Bicycling as sailing

Sailing bicycles. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 10,626
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Where are the younger people?

My son is 25, and my daughter is 19. Neither one of them are into any kind of adventuring. :(

I thought that maybe adventuring was a hereditary thing, starting from when my great grandparents, on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 9,159
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

It's not just young people that are taking small boats on long passages.
This blog is from a couple of retired people that sailed their Dana 24 from the PNW to NZ. Karen and Jim's Excellent...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By Travelnik
Re: New here with a Westerly Nomad.

Thanks for the welcome. I like the Centaurs; very roomy, and a good step up from the Nomad if I decide to go up a size. :)

I posted a few pictures of mine the way she looked when I first got her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 27,448
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Pictures of your boat

A couple of the V-berth.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 27,448
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Pictures of your boat

Sorry about the size. They were taken years ago, resized, and the originals got lost when an old drive crashed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 27,448
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Pictures of your boat

The way she looked when I bought her. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Are you done yet??

Congratulations on the new boat! :D

Any pics?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Are you done yet??

LOL! A true snotty would never say that! :laugher

You would have to tell me why your way is the only correct way, and then berate me by saying that I was a menace to all safe sailors, and that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Are you done yet??

I am one of the ones that buy something before the money disappears too. If the money is gone, you can't spend it on other things. ;)

Part of the problem that I have seen is that people are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 114
Views: 25,415
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

I would recommend Don's Marine Salvage in Clearwater Florida.
Welcome to Don's Marine Salvage. Your new and used boat parts heaven! (http://www.donsmarinesalvageyard.com/)

I had to replace my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,355
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Are you done yet??

Well shoot, that looked easy enough!

Makes me want to get a big project boat now!

Maybe a 60+ foot ferro-cement boat. I know I can fix it up, cuz I poured concrete before!


:chainsaw
Forum: Sailing Music   06-05-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 16,518
Posted By Travelnik
Re: To Start It Off

Gordon Lightfoot Christian Island.

Gordon Lightfoot Georgian Island (Christian Island) 1972 - YouTube
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-05-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,520
Posted By Travelnik
Re: How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

When the gas prices started the recession in 2006, I lost my boat because I had to leave to get work. (High gas prices hurt the advertising business bad! No tourism, so no one in the tourist...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-05-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,803
Posted By Travelnik
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 8,618
Posted By Travelnik
Re: How many sail with a TV aboard?

I don't even have it at the house! It was a big waste of money with no value in return!

All garbage and blah, blah, blah commercials. :puke

I'm a total hypocrite though...I make those stupid...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 8,724
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Which of the following activities do you usually do while on the water?

Quiet reading and listening to music.

There's something else my wife and I do that isn't on the list! ;)
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 133
Views: 17,478
Posted By Travelnik
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I do just about everything plumbing, electrical, construction, mechanical, etc.

I can sew, but I haven't tried sail making yet. There's still plenty of time though! :D
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 123
Views: 13,581
Posted By Travelnik
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

I said 0 since I'm closer than 1 minute away, but I don't live aboard (yet). :laugher
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 200
Views: 24,658
Posted By Travelnik
Re: What is the size of your boat?

Mine's 22', but it's a big 22' inside! :)

When I first saw her, I thought she was 25 or 26 feet.

At 6' tall, I have standing headroom until I get past the galley to the head area. Then, it's a...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   06-04-2013
Replies: 318
Views: 34,255
Posted By Travelnik
Re: What is the age of your boat?

I have a 1969 Westerly Nomad. :)
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