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Search: Posts Made By: foamy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,901
Posted By foamy
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Gender and age may dictate boat size, but from my experience in my younger days in the 60s and 70s, backpacking, and VW camping throughout Baja and mainland Mexico and other remote places with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By foamy
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

Well in the San Pedro area where I am, there are three very nice marinas far removed from industrial areas and area adjacent to nice areas, residential and commercial. Look into Holiday Harbor,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By foamy
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

I had two sail boats in Dana Point for over 15 years. Got tired of light wind (0-8 kts) most of the time. Was paying almost 700 dollars for a 40' slip nine years ago...now pay 550 dollars for same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,416
Posted By foamy
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

I wear a type 3 for another reason, to protect my body cavity is the event of a fall against a winch handle, bulkhead or some other hard object that could damage internal organs. Plus there is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-12-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 7,196
Posted By foamy
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

To each his own, but...

I grew up listening to the radio (late 40s), my family did not have a TV until the mid 50s, no color TV until the mid 60s. So I grew with an imagination like most kids of...
Forum: Provisioning 05-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By foamy
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

And along the lines of safety: suggest a hot liquid proof apron for use in the galley while cooking. Many bad burns result from the waist down when liquids spill from the galley stove or counter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By foamy
Link 2000 and or charging problem

I have a Hart invertor/charger with a Link 2000 on a sailboat I purchased a year and a half ago. No problems until about a month ago, when I could not get the engine to turnover while starting with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 8,783
Posted By foamy
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

I had a used 1980s Catalina 38, probably the best Catalina built, especially for sailing. Sold it for about 15k less than I bought it for, not counting the thousands I put into it over 13 years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By foamy
Refrigeration freezer box leak

I had my Adler Barbour refer unit charged the other day, and a leak was discovered in the interior of the freezer box (condenser plate). Probably a very small pinhole leak that was not observable.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,196
Posted By foamy
Re: Magnetic Variance

Once you figure your COA (course of advance, or desired course), remember just round off the the calculated course (true, but preferably magnetic, or if you have a deviation table, compass) to the...
Forum: US West Coast 01-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By foamy
Re: Cruising and sailing in southern CA

Don't believe all the media hype about Mexico, and from people who live thousands of miles away.

I've been sailing, surfing and exploring mainland Mexico and Baja since 1964. The "problems" are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By foamy
Re: Plastic or Aluminum for water tanks?

My boat has both a plastic 40 gallon water tank up forward, and a stainless tank of 40 gallons amid-ship. Both have inspection ports, and the water taste of both is undetectable. I filter all water...
Forum: Chartering 11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By foamy
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

Did the trip in 1994. Unless things have changed, have a "yellow bird" on Palm Island. Got to see the OJ white Ford Bronco chase as we arrived in Grenada on the bar TV. Have a great trip. OBTW, in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,952
Posted By foamy
Re: Mal de Mer

I've been at sea off and on for over 40 years and been sea sick about half a dozen times in very harsh or severe weather. I find if I put in a lot of hours or days at sea, my system acclimates to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By foamy
Re: Keel Design According to Perry

Horrors!!! I only have 20 feet under my keel in my slip in LA harbor. The bad news is when I drop a tool or my cell phone overboard...AMF.

I respect you shallow water sailors. BB chartered a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,734
Posted By foamy
Just like war movies

As a kid I played army and watched war movies. Then I spent two years "serving" my country during a war where the young men and women of the lower classes of society protected the privileged young...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,629
Posted By foamy
VHF AIS radios

Looking to up grade to a VHF radio with AIS. Partial to ICOM, but they do not have one hear in the US. Does anyone know if they will be selling these here any time soon? Thank you for any replies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 3,767
Posted By foamy
Re: When is your season over for the winter

In SoCal, many of us sail year round. I am winterizing my boat with a heavier jacket, socks for my deck shoes, and a pair of long pants. My foulies are on board in case of snow or ice. Catalina...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By foamy
Re: oil vs varnish vs epoxy

A boat friend of mine has been using Teak Guard, I believe an Aussie product. Seems to last a long time and looks like a teak finish (well sort of).
Has any one out there in boat land used this...
Forum: Morgan 08-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By foamy
Re: Morgan 27 cabin sole rotting?

From the picture, I am quite sure you have an "after market" cabin sole.

The recess where the keel bolts are located on my boat was only about 1/2" deep. As I previously stated, the stock from...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By foamy
Re: Lack of wind on long distance race

Then there was the time in the mid 90's doing a 25 mile (total) upwind downwind course, Dana Point to Newport Beach CA and back. Off Newport the wind died; down coast current was showing SOG in...
Forum: Morgan 08-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By foamy
Re: Morgan 27 cabin sole rotting?

I had a 1972 Morgan 27 for nine years. The floor was the hull, with a small recess for a bilge. You probably have an after thought false floor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By foamy
Re: Harken Roller Furlers

I have a Harken roller too, and as the previous poster stated, I too core the first 30 feet or so of my line. 38 foot boat, no problems.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4,640
Posted By foamy
Re: Vanishing Seamanship

Been at this boating stuff on and off since the late 50's and still learning new things. I have owned three sail boats during the last 25 years. Done numerous 12 to 20 day passages and countless...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By foamy
Hello from the OC

Greetings from the OC.

New member with a new to us Tartan 3800; formerly owned a CAT 38 for thirteen years; before that a Morgan 27 for ten years.

Been racing off and on since 1972, my boats,...
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