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Search: Posts Made By: trailblazer1229
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-08-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 5,519
Posted By trailblazer1229
How about infant and toddlers on day sailers with...

How about infant and toddlers on day sailers with no cabins such as a Flying Scot. I imagine the sun would be another issue. Any experiences?
Forum: South Pacific 06-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,567
Posted By trailblazer1229
After being here for 6 months, it is quite...

After being here for 6 months, it is quite different than bay sailing, but I expected that. Wind and seas not so much of a problem, but the hidden reefs are the kicker. I was out on a beer can race...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,443
Posted By trailblazer1229
I imagine they have the same quarantine issue...

I imagine they have the same quarantine issue Hawaii does.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,443
Posted By trailblazer1229
Or Hawaii.

Or Hawaii.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,859
Posted By trailblazer1229
No bananas.....No banana hammocks either.

No bananas.....No banana hammocks either.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,617
Posted By trailblazer1229
Geocaching is a little like hunting for buried...

Geocaching is a little like hunting for buried treasure on land. Some kids can not get enough of this. With a handheld gps at the bow pointing them in the direction of some "treasure" might be a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By trailblazer1229
Some of the people I was in class with were...

Some of the people I was in class with were having the same problem when our instructors kept throwing the life vest overboard when noone was paying close attention. We would be practicing other...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-24-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 8,448
Posted By trailblazer1229
This guy started in Miami eh? Well, maybe he...

This guy started in Miami eh? Well, maybe he satrted out south or southeast out of port and after a while if he got lost he figured if he sailed west he wouldn't hit land until he hit Mexico or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2010
Replies: 136
Views: 11,461
Posted By trailblazer1229
Your directions sound great, and it is nice to...

Your directions sound great, and it is nice to know someone else out there is as anal as me. However, I think the "magic time" is actually 4 minutes. You might have to check on this though. Watching...
Forum: South Pacific 09-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,567
Posted By trailblazer1229
Hawaiian sailing guide for new residents

I am looking for a little help regarding my upcoming move to Oahu.
I am looking for recommendations on sailing clubs, yacht clubs, sailing schools, etc. I have done some research on the internet but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,725
Posted By trailblazer1229
I found this site while trying to learn how to...

I found this site while trying to learn how to glass. There are a ton of plans and some photos of someone even pouring their own keel out of lead.

Bateau: boat plans for amateurs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By trailblazer1229
Maintenance check list

I recently read a post on bottom paint and how long it lasts, etc. After getting an oil change in may car and writing it down in my log, it raised a question....

Aside from the maintenance manual...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By trailblazer1229
Perhaps some of the confusion of setting an...

Perhaps some of the confusion of setting an anchor with a diver is in the crossover of sailing and diving. As I understand and as I have read about deep wreck diving, the divers dive and tie the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-10-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,196
Posted By trailblazer1229
Althugh a little unconventional I too was looking...

Althugh a little unconventional I too was looking for the first boat to be the one. I have since changed my thinking. Although I am still pretty set on something in the 36' range, I have been sailing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-10-2010
Replies: 569
Views: 138,026
Posted By trailblazer1229
Well, I've only been sailing...and racing since...

Well, I've only been sailing...and racing since this spring. Last night was our last race of the season. Skippering in 15+ winds it was blowing nicely. This was race #2 of 2 and I had come in last...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By trailblazer1229
Buy new or repair old?

I have seen a lot and back and forth over this subject in the past, but I always like to get updated information. As a prospective boat buyer I have seen people save 20k on a 20 yo boat and and sink...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2010
Replies: 576
Views: 69,102
Posted By trailblazer1229
Allthumbs, I am guessing that garage poly worked...

Allthumbs, I am guessing that garage poly worked ok for you. Reccommended??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By trailblazer1229
I talked to a termite expert the other day. He...

I talked to a termite expert the other day. He said to look for mud tunnels. Apparently termites like the ground and wood and don't like to be exposed, so they will construct mud tunnels over areas...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-19-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By trailblazer1229
I used them down here in MD. Sorry, no...

I used them down here in MD. Sorry, no experience with them up there. As I understand it, the owner is up there. I had a great instructor and the boat was great. Class was small and...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 08-18-2010
Replies: 535
Views: 41,103
Posted By trailblazer1229
Good thing he didn't fall overboard on the...

Good thing he didn't fall overboard on the transfer. Not sure he would have lasted long in those waters. Looks like his GPS coord. placed him smack dab in the "Great White Cafe."
Ocean Film Fest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,950
Posted By trailblazer1229
I agree with most that Navigation Apps might not...

I agree with most that Navigation Apps might not be the most sought after because of coverage and lack of update speed. Other things may be usefull in pre and post sail.

Wind, tide, weather app...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By trailblazer1229
Who knows, but is the factor that determines...

Who knows, but is the factor that determines which way the water swirls down the head. Northern Hem = one way, Southern Hem = the other way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 10,399
Posted By trailblazer1229
Home Depot and Lowes sells a product called mold...

Home Depot and Lowes sells a product called mold control. It is used to mitigate small mold and mildew problems around the house. Once sprayed it also protects and coats against further...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,101
Posted By trailblazer1229
I asked my instructor this question. He said...

I asked my instructor this question. He said that the mast on our particular boat was grounded to the keel and the keel should dissapate the strike thorugh the water. Knowing a bit about how...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-22-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,706
Posted By trailblazer1229
Now I am no expert, and I learned on a C&C with a...

Now I am no expert, and I learned on a C&C with a wheel, but isn't that what a tiller is supposed to do?:laugher
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