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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-20-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 3,256
Posted By foamy
Re: Damned, it's winter again...

Yeah, it is rough hear in SoCal. Water at Catalina Island was in the high 70s and hit 80 one weekend we were there. Still low 70s, El Nino here we come. (Read flooding).

We SoCal sailors are...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-24-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 12,268
Posted By foamy
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

I have been on quite a few new boats recently, name the brand and I have probably been on it. One thing that strikes me is the lack of drawers on these boats. Went on about five a year or so ago at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By foamy
Re: Coastal / South bound cruising

Go for it and see what happens. You probably don't have that much invested other than "sweat equity." The post on ventilation is spot on. My boat has 4 dorades and ten opening ports, and I live...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By foamy
Re: Sailing with excess brain power

From my experience in many years of civil engineering school and graduate work in the same, plus management and finance, my observations were that just because you had a degree in something or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,486
Posted By foamy
Re: Quick meals or snacks?

For a daysail, I always have Cliff bars on hand, they keep even in high temps and in the sun. Fresh fruit and nuts too, raw no salt.

As for the Navy guy, you haven't lived until you have eaten...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,806
Posted By foamy
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

I have had two 38 foot sailboats for over 15 years, with fairleads attached to the station bases and led aft to a cam cleat on the coming in an appropriate location. I sail in an area of 12-18 knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 5,084
Posted By foamy
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Hello...I belong to a Tartan owner group in SoCal (TOSCA). We have several members with 3700s. Great boats, well built, fast, and interior and exterior layouts very good. The owners just love them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By foamy
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

My Force 10, three burner igniter has not worked for some time. I have been using a wand, works well. But I recently decided to fix the igniter. Found the battery box (lower right side situated in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By foamy
Re: Night Ops

10,000 plus blue water miles, many overnight races, many more night cruising passages.

Harness in at all times at night; make sure all have life jackets on before they come up on watch or leave...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-28-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 24,657
Posted By foamy
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

The 2014 sailing season still goes on out here in SoCal until December 31. Last Thursday had a light day out of San Pedro, CA, singlehanding in winds 8-10 kts, usually around 15. Flat water, looked...
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   10-06-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 12,706
Posted By foamy
Re: im sure the odds of finding a women to date on here is, 1 ina mill

Well, I didn't meet my current wife (my second, my wife's third husband) on the internet, but as someone stated, you may find the love of your life and a sailor too when you least expect it...My...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By foamy
Re: Sailing the trades by the Barometer

My former family doctor (now deceased) did twenty some Transpacs from the mid 40s onward. He was the navigator on many prominent yachts of the day, and while mentoring me from the age of 11 or so on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,355
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: 2,948
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: 2,948
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 pay 550 dollars for same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,298
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: 9,987
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: 5,954
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: 462
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: 13,387
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: 569
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: 4,509
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: 1,887
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: 1,457
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: 1,721
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...
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