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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By ovb
Spike Africa

Hello Friends....while cruising the San Juans a while back I heard tales of a man named Spike Africa, The President of the Pacific Ocean....I googled him and found the stories fascinating...does...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-23-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By ovb
boats with the most head room

Looks like I am going to be selling my house and going to be a live aboard..but Iam tall...6.4..what boats have the most head room?
Forum: Outboard   08-16-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 12,662
Posted By ovb
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

I have a Honda 2hp that I use on my 23ft. Santana and it works great to get me in and out of the slip. When I first got the motor it was new and was difficult to start and then I put on a dingy and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By ovb
Re: First Time Crewing!!

Way to go!!!! now that you guys have been baptized by the chute check out the web page the Foredecks union...great laughs
Forum: Racing   06-04-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,954
Posted By ovb
Re: Why do you race

I have been racing on opb's for about 10 years and I am beginning to burn competitive nature that at first was high now is all but gone and it seems that the rest of our crew feels the...
Forum: Outboard   06-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,691
Posted By ovb
Re: Propane Powered Outboard Engine Experience??

I have seen the Torqweedo electric OB and the bitch that I hear is the cost...what would be cool is to have a OB powered by the battery pack in my cordless drill.....
Forum: Racing   05-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By ovb
Re: First Race

The thing about racing is that you find yourself sailing in conditions that you normally would not have chose to and at different points of sail than usual and another thing that I noticed is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By ovb
Re: Why I sail small boats

I have a Santana23 with a fixed keel I single hand with out any problem ...I can bungee the tiller walk on deck, or show a newbie how to trim sail.. ...I use a Honda 2 hp to get me in and out of my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 191,344
Posted By ovb
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

We need to know more about the 86 year old mother in law???? If you are setting out on the voyage of your lifetime would you bring your mother in law? Why???? no doubt about it ...Harry is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-10-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By ovb
Hello from Oregon

Hello all...I have been aboard for a while so I decided to intro myself ...I am a lake sailor form Oregon and I have been mostly a racer on Wavelength 24s but a lot of other smaller boats...I own a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By ovb
Re: rebuilding a trailer

What a lot of folks here do is find a old worn out power boat on a good trailer offer the owner a couple of buck to take it off his hands..I did this for $100.00 then rent a dumpster or some buddies...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 191,344
Posted By ovb
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

This is a pretty good story...let me see if if have it...Jake and RD are excited to sail the transpac so they sail on a boat owned by a raw fish restaurant...skippered by a crazy guy who cant speak...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,516
Posted By ovb
Re: Jeffs Last Sail- MUST READ

In my line of work I deal with a lot of folks in hospice....way to go Jeff...everyone that I know and talk to deals with this differently and I have never seen such bravery and courage as Jeff has...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,916
Posted By ovb
Re: rammed:by the customs & border patrol

I was with a group of friends in the San Juans and we were 1st boarded by the CG and searched while they checked our IDs these guys were very through a professional almost to the point of being jerks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,986
Posted By ovb
Re: If you don't're a freakin' moron.

Every summer I take a lot of nubies sailing and you can tell the folks that get it right daughter used to use the " lets go sailing with my dad" as a test/ fact finding trip...the man that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,554
Posted By ovb
Re: Why so many unused boats?

I sail on a lake that is drained in Oct. and refilled in March for flood control reasons and for the last 8 years there is a Lancer 28 that I have never seen sailed or any one aboard or any sign of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,881
Posted By ovb
Re: How much gas or diesel did you use this season

I have used just under 1 gallon of clear gas since April... and I will be pulling the boat around Oct. 1st...23ft Santana with a 2hp Honda
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By ovb
Re: I think I may do some racing!!!

I think that you should crew for some one else first so you can get your feet wet with out collisions and protests and insurance company's..... I crewed for years prior to racing my own boat and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2012
Replies: 322
Views: 15,515
Posted By ovb
Re: Why all the angst against racing on Sailnet?

We have a thing like this brewing on the lake where I sail....I am a Thursday night racer with the club races but I still day sail and casual sail as much as I can....the cruisers regard the racers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 14,128
Posted By ovb
Re: Your ONE piece of wisdom...

Never postpone dumping the piss bucket.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 11,868
Posted By ovb
Re: Boat dogs?

I have a Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix......the smartest dog that I have ever seen...he knows to go to the high side...and when I say "ready about" he makes sure that he is clear of all lines on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 11,867
Posted By ovb
It seems like a waste of time to build these...

It seems like a waste of time to build these things......some of the new 4 strokes are very clean and efficient. a 5 gallon gas tank is cheaper and easier to use that a 5 gallon propane tank...are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 11,867
Posted By ovb
I use a small outboard with a internal tank...I...

I use a small outboard with a internal tank...I can "slosh" the motor and take a look into the tank to see how much fuel that I have...would you have to carry one of those heavy as bag of bowling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 11,867
Posted By ovb
I guest I am a purist....just like with BBQ's...

I guest I am a purist....just like with BBQ's ....I'll stick with charcoal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By ovb
New Halyard

Hello Friends,
I am installing a spin halyard on my Santana 23 and does anyone out there have experience with a Samson product called Tenex? I found a piece of the correct length at a local Marine...
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