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Search: Posts Made By: Allanbc
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 10-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By Allanbc
Re: houston to corpus christi

The IWC is a long slow trip. A friend of mine did that trip in 5 days and only ran aground three times! The offshore trip is pretty easy. Keep a close eye on the oil rigs at night. We bought our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 2,988
Posted By Allanbc
Re: can i make more living room on my boat?

I like the idea of finishing out the basement. ;)

Redesigning the interior is lots of work.
Forum: Chartering 08-17-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By Allanbc
Re: info on Phuket, Thailand area charter

No charter advice to offer but I was there as a tourist earlier this year. That is one SPECTACULAR area as far as scenery goes! Have fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7,308
Posted By Allanbc
Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

A Montgomery 15 or 17 are both proven blue water boats and they can be had for much less than $10,000. :p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Allanbc
Re: Handheld LED Flashlight Bulb Conversions

In my opinion, there are just too many LED lights out there to mess with converting maglites. LED lights are inexpensive and you can find some that are really robust at a very good price. You will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,854
Posted By Allanbc
Re: Bird poop

Any liquid detergent with enzymes for washing clothes (such as Tide) will work on bird poop. It has the same enzymes as Poop Off but is much cheaper. Mix a little liquid detergent with water, apply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Allanbc
Things to watch out for...

you never know what will be floating out there.

Japanese boat washed away in tsunami spotted more than a year later - CNN.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,638
Posted By Allanbc
Re: Acoustic Insulation for engine room?

I bought Dynamat to do my engine compartment last year but never got to it. I have it on my schedule this year. I like the thinness of it because my engine compartment is really tight already. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By Allanbc
No, I honestly don't. I do however have clothes...

No, I honestly don't. I do however have clothes that are covered in bat guano! :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 2,710
Posted By Allanbc
I'm glad you didn't just kill off the bats. As...

I'm glad you didn't just kill off the bats. As has been pointed out, bats are really good to have around. As MedSailer pointed out bats carry rabies but different species of bats have differing rates...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By Allanbc
I got an excellent condition Astra IIIB sextant...

I got an excellent condition Astra IIIB sextant on Craigslist for $100.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,434
Posted By Allanbc
I would be happy with that option in the galley....

I would be happy with that option in the galley. However, I don't think the Admiral would agree with me.
Forum: Chartering 02-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By Allanbc
One of the best ways to provision foreign liquor...

One of the best ways to provision foreign liquor is to buy it duty free at airport in Belize. When you arrive, they have a duty free store and you are able to bring in 4 liters if you buy it there....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2011
Replies: 1,092
Views: 344,166
Posted By Allanbc
I just did a "low bucks" project on my boat. I...

I just did a "low bucks" project on my boat. I mostly used what I had on hand but did spend a dollar at Walmart. I went down to check on my boat and found that a Great Blue Heron has been hanging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Allanbc
We could start an "Occupy the Boat" protest and...

We could start an "Occupy the Boat" protest and camp out on his deck. :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Allanbc
Having 4x4 is even better. My sister lives close...

Having 4x4 is even better. My sister lives close to the park and I've watched many people stuck there trying to launch/retrieve their boats. :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By Allanbc
If you have a truck (or access to one), you can...

If you have a truck (or access to one), you can launch off the beach at Dink Pearson Park at Point Venture on Lake Travis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Allanbc
I've chartered out of Placencia. Where ever you...

I've chartered out of Placencia. Where ever you charter from, you need to provision there. There really are no places to reprovision. You can catch or buy/barter for fish, conch, and lobster. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By Allanbc
Ours is pretty loud too. Sound insulating is on...

Ours is pretty loud too. Sound insulating is on this winter's list of projects. On the flip side, in the Texas heat, the sound is much more tolerable than lying awake sweating all night!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Allanbc
Mike Firestone He lives in Port Aransas but...

Mike Firestone

He lives in Port Aransas but surveys lots of boats in that area. We used him for our boat. He is an EXCELLENT surveyor and will even go up the mast. He even impressed the owner...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,520
Posted By Allanbc
You can always tie a harness from a piece of...

You can always tie a harness from a piece of tubular sling. There are many different ways of doing it. All you need for ascenders is some rope to make prussic knots.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 6,990
Posted By Allanbc
Actually, that is not entirely correct. The...

Actually, that is not entirely correct. The surveyor works for you, the buyer. They are your experienced second set of eyes accessing the boat. Listen to what the surveyor tells you.

When we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,443
Posted By Allanbc
I got my hat with no problems. Thanks Jeffery...

I got my hat with no problems. Thanks Jeffery fro a wonderful site and wonderful service. I am glad to contribute.

Allan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Allanbc
Surfing is actually encouraged in my office...of...

Surfing is actually encouraged in my office...of course, I am self-employed.
Forum: Chartering 08-30-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By Allanbc
Here is a place in Corpus Christi that has...

Here is a place in Corpus Christi that has bareboat charters. I have no experience with them.

Yachting Center of Corpus Christi (http://harrisonslanding.net/Charters.cfm)

In this area, you...
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