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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 15,630
Posted By Geosailor
You may also find that the fiberglass under the...

You may also find that the fiberglass under the old lettering stands just a hair taller than the surrounding area that has been attacked by the sun over the years. I used 600 grit wet/dry to knock it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2009
Replies: 90
Views: 5,102
Posted By Geosailor
I would be a sailing geologist...

I would be a sailing geologist...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,922
Posted By Geosailor
Bought 7 ports from NFM yesterday at Strictly...

Bought 7 ports from NFM yesterday at Strictly Sail. After reading up on the ports and Maine Sail's fantastic photo log, two questions:

First - any truth to the rumor that rainwater collects on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 5,544
Posted By Geosailor
Ding ding ding ding ding ding, give T37SOLARE the...

Ding ding ding ding ding ding, give T37SOLARE the prize for finally stating the obvious. Enough already. As Sydney so aptly put it, "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Geosailor
Allanbc has it right. Get a good doc, get it...

Allanbc has it right. Get a good doc, get it done, do the therapy and then some, and then some more. I can't emphasize enough how important the rehab exercises are.

I had a total hip done 3...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Geosailor
David, I did Blue Water Sailing School out of Ft....

David, I did Blue Water Sailing School out of Ft. Lauderdale about 6 years ago with my (then) 15 year old son. It was a live-aboard school, with trip from Ft. Laud to somewhere in the Keys, then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 12,387
Posted By Geosailor
One word of warning about the MKIV. The "tang" of...

One word of warning about the MKIV. The "tang" of metal connecting the head swivel to the halyard has shown a tendancy to fail. As in, mine did fail halfway through the Hook race. Harken responded...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-30-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,860
Posted By Geosailor
Ditto the others. We chartered out of Anacortes a...

Ditto the others. We chartered out of Anacortes a couple of July's ago - and while we made slip reservations for Roche and Friday Harbors ahead of time, I'm not sure we needed them. There was also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2008
Replies: 77
Views: 9,476
Posted By Geosailor
I've got an older GPSMAP 76S -with BlueChart....

I've got an older GPSMAP 76S -with BlueChart. Black and white screen -works pretty well with the charts - except for the re-fresh time when zooming in or out - very slow. For the most part, not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Geosailor
I have a SkyFi2 that works on the boat via the FM...

I have a SkyFi2 that works on the boat via the FM connection (the cassette player is busted, so I have no choice) - with the FM antenna on the masthead. Have a Terk XM antenna on the stern rail that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 13,570
Posted By Geosailor
100 miles and 100 minutes of Chicago traffic...

100 miles and 100 minutes of Chicago traffic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,340
Posted By Geosailor
I would add that Winslow made it real easy. One...

I would add that Winslow made it real easy. One call to Roadway Express - they picked it up at the house - was sent back to the house in less than 3 weeks. Who knows where the re-cert was actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,340
Posted By Geosailor
Just had my Standard Offshore re-certified by...

Just had my Standard Offshore re-certified by Winslow. Reasons were: raft was new in 1998; hadn't been done since 2003; I bought the boat (and raft) in 2006; doing a 250 mile race this summer (and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 23,310
Posted By Geosailor
Sorry, I own a Sabre 36 - your tool is is too...

Sorry, I own a Sabre 36 - your tool is is too short...:D :D :D :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 23,310
Posted By Geosailor
Absent any attempt by the owner to actually find...

Absent any attempt by the owner to actually find out what it is, one must conclude that it is actually an "Aggie Magnet." That is to say, a device designed to attract any knucklehead (present company...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 23,310
Posted By Geosailor
It's a seacock cleaner. Loosen the clamps, slide...

It's a seacock cleaner. Loosen the clamps, slide the hose over the barb, tighten the clamps, then poke out whatever is clogging the opening. The hose is long enough to extend above the waterline. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 23,310
Posted By Geosailor
Boom support? Topping lift is busted, spring on...

Boom support? Topping lift is busted, spring on the hard vang is worn out, need to support boom until the main halyard is attached????
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Geosailor
Thanks - try Gander Mountain - looks like they...

Thanks - try Gander Mountain - looks like they have stores in eastern PA.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-15-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Geosailor
Battery Buying

The last time I bought a deep cycle battery (backup sump pump from Home Despot), I had to pour in the electrolyte after getting it home. Made me feel like I had a "new" battery. So should I be...
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