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Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc)   03-22-2013
Replies: 12
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Views: 1,538
Posted By Watermelon
Re: Icw

I've done the SPI to Port O'Conner stretch a few times. Given that I don't know the draft of your boat, the only thing that comes to mind that would be safe in that area for most drafts would be Army...
Forum: Islander   03-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,641
Posted By Watermelon
Re: Someone's giving me an Islander 24'

Would be interesting to see what the surveyor says. But, it looks like you've got quite a bit of work cut out for you. It looks like a lot of rotted wood is waiting in store. But, if the hull is in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2013
Replies: 436
Views: 58,174
Posted By Watermelon
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Oh, I figured out how you can tell the transplant boats in the PNW that come from sunnier places: the boats would have bimini's and no dodgers. I'm guilty of being one of them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2013
Replies: 436
Views: 58,174
Posted By Watermelon
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

Also hanging out in the Sound. 32 now, but got my first boat (Potter 19) when I was 27 and living in Austin (sailed Lake Travis and the Gulf coast). Just moved to Seattle, and still have the Potter....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,943
Posted By Watermelon
Nice work! A thought: Is there a way to print out...

Nice work! A thought: Is there a way to print out the chart/waypoint details from the PolarView application? Print Screen probably would work, but was wondering if there's a nicer print method in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Watermelon
I'm not familiar with the Ericson 29, so some of...

I'm not familiar with the Ericson 29, so some of this may not apply.

If your boat hull is cored in that location, then you'd not be able to place the depthfinder there.

There might be an air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 4,943
Posted By Watermelon
Thanks, Brak, for putting this together. The RNC...

Thanks, Brak, for putting this together. The RNC feature has been one I've been waiting on for a while. Some of my sailing area on the Texas coast doesn't have ENC charts, just RNC... go figure. I'll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2009
Replies: 436
Views: 58,174
Posted By Watermelon
I just turned 29 myself. I would have posted...

I just turned 29 myself. I would have posted sooner, but I was out sailing on the Texas coast. I'm from the Austin area with a West Wight Potter 19 (it is the best trailerable boat that fit my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 5,225
Posted By Watermelon
West Wight Potter 19 Precision 18 Catalina 18...

West Wight Potter 19
Precision 18
Catalina 18
Hunter 18 (or is it 17)
just to name a few

beater pickup may be the way to go if you want larger.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By Watermelon
Looks like a Macgregor 36 Catamaran. If you...

Looks like a Macgregor 36 Catamaran. If you google it, you should come up with some links to photos of other Macgreg 36 cats and owners manuals.

[Edit] Ah, drats... jgeissinger beat me to it by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 74,257
Posted By Watermelon
Looks great! Keep up the great work. I certainly...

Looks great! Keep up the great work. I certainly enjoy reading this thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Watermelon
You can't smell CO either (it's odorless). So,...

You can't smell CO either (it's odorless). So, carry that CO detector. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Watermelon
The biggest concern would be CO and...

The biggest concern would be CO and CO<sub>2</sub>. So, if you do get the generator, it would be a good idea to get a CO detector alarm. And, keep it far away (preferably downwind).

Otherwise, it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-18-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,124
Posted By Watermelon
ThreadKilla! You'll have to check out this...

ThreadKilla! You'll have to check out this thread... http://www.sailnet.com/forums/introduce-yourself/43747-username.html

OJ (Oscar-Juliet), i imagine would be man overboard, vessel on fire, keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,304
Posted By Watermelon
I had the case with my boat where the husband and...

I had the case with my boat where the husband and wife were both on the old title. I had to get both signatures on the bill of sale as well as other assorted paperwork. A notarized letter may also be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 3,674
Posted By Watermelon
Interesting... that puts it around #50 (Muntz...

Interesting... that puts it around #50 (Muntz Metal 280) on the galvanic scale.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By Watermelon
If you're really concerned about keeping in spec,...

If you're really concerned about keeping in spec, you could get a Loos tension gauge or something of the same sort. For my particular boat, the stays and shrouds should have roughly 3-4 inches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,001
Posted By Watermelon
The keel guides work well if you have a keel that...

The keel guides work well if you have a keel that sticks out somewhat after it's been cranked up. Mine fully retracts into the cabin, so I usually have to chase after alternatives. The suggestions...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-03-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 9,068
Posted By Watermelon
Nice boat! You can go gunkholing almost anywhere...

Nice boat! You can go gunkholing almost anywhere with that 1'10" draft. Quite a beaut. I was a bit surprised when I saw the partition inside and wondered why it was split down the middle. At first, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,591
Posted By Watermelon
I'll be doing standing rigging replacements....

I'll be doing standing rigging replacements. Sooo... no sailing for me today. Maybe tomorrow.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By Watermelon
Same here, Knothead. I think Youtube is having a...

Same here, Knothead. I think Youtube is having a maintenance outage this morning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,267
Posted By Watermelon
Darn! My 19' boat doesn't make the cut. I use my...

Darn! My 19' boat doesn't make the cut. I use my 19' boat and trailer quite often, actually. Though the past week or so, it's been dry docked while my standing rigging gets replaced and my attention...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 5,755
Posted By Watermelon
You guys (moderators) gets kudos from me. You...

You guys (moderators) gets kudos from me. You guys are doing a good job, and I know it's quite difficult, can be exhausting at times, and quite thankless. Thank you for providing an excellent service...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By Watermelon
Sorry to hear about your recent loss. Devastating...

Sorry to hear about your recent loss. Devastating wouldn't begin to describe it, I'm sure. I hope you are able to recover your gear.

My old car broken into before and I found out that...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-23-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,961
Posted By Watermelon
I've sailed in 30-35 kts out on the bay (not my...

I've sailed in 30-35 kts out on the bay (not my home pond), but no rollerfurler (my jib is hank-on). Sailing with both sails up made the ride exciting. Tried the reefed main first. It was okay, but...
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