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Search: Posts Made By: SOVT
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Minnesail
Pictures of trailer launch, and a surprise

On Friday I launched my my first boat.

I was expecting a total clown show. I haven't towed a trailer in over twenty years, I've never backed down a boat ramp, I've never raised a mast, I've never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,322
Posted By AlaskaMC
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

It was only a matter of time wasn't it. I hope this was a internet attempt at sarcasm, but more likely it was a typical attack on someone looking for help.

Good for the OP to come looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By vega1860
Re: You are not welcome

My general rule of thumb is "Don't be an ass".

It has worked out pretty good for me so far.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-13-2014
Replies: 514
Views: 28,933
Posted By captain jack
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

well, i , personally, think that, living in a country that is very much a welfare state...where we are willing to carry people without their having to even try to work or control their birth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Businesses who pay to advertise are allowed to post about their business in the forums, in their signatures, user names, etc. If you run Adblock, perhaps you don't see their giant banner at the top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 7,416
Posted By ctl411
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Bob what do you use to set the scale mast height, loa, something else?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

If you can't afford it, then it's a yacht. Otherwise, it's a boat.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 7,414
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

a general view! (
you can see the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,302
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Trust me, you can create a fair bit of solitude by sailing to Maine in the winter :-)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By manatee
New Video: Man survives 2 days in wreck 100' deep

Bet he scared that recovery diver a bit. :)

Cook's incredible rescue three days after sinking with tugboat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

I would STRONGLY suggest a controller........ I can push a bank of Lifeline 6V AGM batteries of 220Ah's over 15V with a single unregulated 12W solar panel... !!!! Controllers are cheap batteries are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By Classic30
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

It's a bit.. gimmicky.. for the 21st century.

Even the Tall Ships (all the ones I've been on anyways) don't use ship's bells for anything other than signalling by the lookout. I must admit being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,460
Posted By Coquina
Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?


I could fund every single nav aid in the Bahamas with a paper route :rolleyes:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Stamp for Immigration and Customs docs.

The Spaniards invented bureaucracry... In my experience, anywhere in Central America the more "important' the bureaucrat the more stamps hanging from the little rack on his desk. Embossing stamps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2,955
Posted By akavishon
Re: anchoring story ... your opinion sought

My boat is $35k. His boat is $2.4m ... that's 68x, methinks :))
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,310
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Harry will probably get his boat home.....altho suspect it will be hired help without him on board, or he will have to sell there........

but, as I was packing truck for the day, a thought...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 241
Views: 15,134
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Full Keel

The other nice thing about vinylester/glass matrix is that is more impact resistent and does not get a brittle or prone to fatigue as polyester.

Based on research that I have read, blister...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By CalebD
Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

We did this job back in winter of 2011/12. Our cutless bearing was similar to yours, eg., in the dead wood of the keel, in a cutaway of the rudder. It had no set screws.
We tried forcing the press...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By JulieMor
Re: Accused sailboat thief hung around marina for days before stealing boat

A perfect example what "the lure of the sea" can do to someone. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,635
Posted By night0wl
WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Hi all,

Recently, accidentally discovered something. While lubricating something or other on my Beneteau 343, I sprayed some WD-40 (wasn't using it for lubrication, just squeezed the trigger in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,369
Posted By carl762
Re: Splashified!!!

Nice boat. Have a great weekend, all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Slayer

Anyone racing? I just got asked to crew on a boat. Never participated in this event. Should be fun!
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