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Forum: Atomic 4   11-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,107
Posted By CatfishSoup
Information on one cylindar Gray Marine?

I'm looking at a boat with a one-cylinder gray marine inboard and I was wondering if there are any good sources of information on them online. I googled it and found that most websites considered...
Forum: Lake Huron   11-25-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 17,769
Posted By CatfishSoup
Talking First of all, most of the things you list here...

First of all, most of the things you list here are common thing for a hiker to run into. Bears, snakes, moose, and poison ivy are a fact of life in northern nature settings, and all can be dealt with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By CatfishSoup
My god that sounds like a handful! wouldn't she...

My god that sounds like a handful! wouldn't she bear hard to leeward once you tacked and had all those headsails aback? was it a race to pass them before she accidentally gybed? That is mostly what i...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By CatfishSoup
Actually, i dont think tacking would be the hard...

Actually, i dont think tacking would be the hard on second thought. One would just point up on a close reach, harden up all the sheets and the only sail you would have to worry about would be the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 6,163
Posted By CatfishSoup
Singlehanding a gaff ketch.

Anybody have any input on the practicality of single handing a gaff rigged Ketch with two headsails? In theory, i think it would work; One would just have to haul the throat up almost all the way,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,725
Posted By CatfishSoup
The boat I am looking to buy is actually in the...

The boat I am looking to buy is actually in the Torreson warehouse. 31 foot ketch, 1940's
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
Ah, that shop really is a beauty too... Big open...

Ah, that shop really is a beauty too... Big open tables, table saw, miter saw, giant band saw, jointer, power plane, three drill presses, a full hardware selection to match a small hardware store,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
I've mentioned in other threads...she is going...

I've mentioned in other threads...she is going for 2k. The interior needs a lot of work; everything is filthy with dust and there are no cushions. There is no head. As for water systems, I'm not sure...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,725
Posted By CatfishSoup
I did a glancing-over survey of it twice, which...

I did a glancing-over survey of it twice, which is why i lack so much info on it. Im going to set up a checklist and write everything down and take pictures sometime soon. How much does a survey...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,725
Posted By CatfishSoup
That is exactly what I am trying to do. If my...

That is exactly what I am trying to do. If my sails will last me a few years i can get nice, new more efficient ones. If my hull actually does need to be re-caulked, then i will take that into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,725
Posted By CatfishSoup
Thanks for the reply. I am in Port Huron,...

Thanks for the reply. I am in Port Huron, Michigan (eastern Michigan). I don't know of any lofts in Michigan, perhaps you do.

As for the costs, I am currently trying to get a rough calculation. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
I imagine if the owner hasn't launched the thing...

I imagine if the owner hasn't launched the thing in two years, he likely isn't going to do so for an 18 year old kid to take 'er out for a spin. And paying for the launching and the mast step myself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,998
Posted By CatfishSoup
I had forgotten about Woodenboat having a forum,...

I had forgotten about Woodenboat having a forum, and you are right, that would definitely be a question for them. I have very limited knowledge in the engineering department, so i will have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,998
Posted By CatfishSoup
I appreciate it whole-heartedly, actually. I've...

I appreciate it whole-heartedly, actually. I've also heard them referred to as "birthday cakes" And modern power cruisers look like speeding tennis-shoes. And I like to call cigar boats "Compensators"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,998
Posted By CatfishSoup
The asking is 2k (yes, yes i know "gasp, it must...

The asking is 2k (yes, yes i know "gasp, it must be catastrophically crappy!") so hopefully if i walk into the yard and flash fifteen one-hundred dollar bills in front of him, he will take it (always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
That makes even more sense. Like I said, the boat...

That makes even more sense. Like I said, the boat is on the other side of the state. I'm going to head over there for a full weekend and do a complete and serious survey of the thing...I will keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
Well, I've never even touched a fiberglass boat,...

Well, I've never even touched a fiberglass boat, so I don't suppose I will be set in old ways too much in terms of survey.:rolleyes: I haven't made a full checklist for the thing, but I intend to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By CatfishSoup
Thats handy...maybe I could go there and test for...

Thats handy...maybe I could go there and test for my 100 ton while I'm there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,998
Posted By CatfishSoup
I'm sympathetic. If I had just my head poking out...

I'm sympathetic. If I had just my head poking out onto the deck with all my head-using faces laid bare for the world to see, I would be a grumbling curmudgeon too. :rolleyes: Remember, 'Only $$$holes...
Forum: Lake Huron   11-23-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 17,769
Posted By CatfishSoup
I've been to Horseshoe Island...I loved the...

I've been to Horseshoe Island...I loved the place. We anchored off in that little recess that isn't the main bay, but I took the tender for a row into the horseshoe alone and just laid back and...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By CatfishSoup
Thanks alot dog, I'll take a look and try to not...

Thanks alot dog, I'll take a look and try to not suddenly have no GPS in the middle of a tight nav spot.
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   11-23-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 12,404
Posted By CatfishSoup
*offers MrE2u2 a hand as he hobbles off the...

*offers MrE2u2 a hand as he hobbles off the gangway* :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
Im no expert woodworker, but it seems to me a...

Im no expert woodworker, but it seems to me a half-lap would be very effective because most of the force would be, as DavidPM said, compressive because of the shrouds, and for the same reason, just a...
Forum: Lake Huron   11-23-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 17,769
Posted By CatfishSoup
Lake Huron and The Marvelous North Channel

It's so sad that nobody has anything to say about Lake Huron! I'm Here to stick up for her. If you are in the Great Lakes, there is no better place to cruise than the North Channel, located in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 5,919
Posted By CatfishSoup
I just spoke with a schooner captain who told me...

I just spoke with a schooner captain who told me a half-lap with through-bolts or screws would be fine.
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