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Search: Posts Made By: Squidd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,624
Posted By Squidd
re: What made you buy your boat?

I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison...(sorry that was a differen day)

lets just say you shouldn't drink and bid on boats on e-bay late at night...

(just saying....)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Squidd
Re: Project for a Snowy Day

My mistake, its a whiskers pole not a spinaker pole....only has clip on inboard end
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Squidd
Project for a Snowy Day

No biggie, but I brought my spin pole in and replaced the snaggly wire it had on the clip with a "Cobra Knot" (Solomen Bar or Portuguese Sinnet)

Cobra Knot | How to tie the Cobra Knot (Solomon Bar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Squidd
Re: Patching a holding tank

BTDT= new tank....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,412
Posted By Squidd
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

Lotta masts on e-bay right now shouldn't be hard to find a straight replacement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By Squidd
Re: Winter weather photos currently in your location?

This just in from the Marina...not ready to launch yet...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/2_zps199ac95d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Squidd/media/2_zps199ac95d.jpg.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,236
Posted By Squidd
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Sunfish in the 80s
MacGregor Venture Cat 6-8 years ago
Now a 27' Paceship on lake Superior
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By Squidd
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

Hey back at you Mike...

Superor is a big lake, and I do plan on (eventuall) seeing more of it including a trip to Canadian shores...

First big trip for me (week or more) will be out to Isle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By Squidd
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

My costs for boat ownership/crusing (if you want to call it that} are pretty low for the season and we have a pretty short season to begin with

I have a fair sized boat (27') and while too big to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,953
Posted By Squidd
Re: Winter weather photos currently in your location?

Lake Superior Sea (Ice) Caves

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/015_zps555cdf50.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Squidd/media/015_zps555cdf50.jpg.html)

Meanwhile back at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Squidd
Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

Looks like the vote is for 1/2" line...double braid "dock line" or three strand prefered..?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Squidd
What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

I don't have a perment slip, so the lines go with the boat...

27' 6800# shoal keel....working lengths I pretty well set with, but diameter and braid has me spooked...

I have 7" cleats on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,137
Posted By Squidd
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

I'd just tie it on top the boat and drag the whole boat home...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/2013_zps41e34856.jpg...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,592
Posted By Squidd
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

I've sailed around on my jib/genny only....and moved about just fine there and back...

Guess I just didn't know any better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,995
Posted By Squidd
Re: Sewing machine corner

I have to say I am one of those guys with an older cast iron Kenmore with the steel gears and I can sew a mean zig zag as well as straight stich....

And I have made many boat related items,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Squidd
Re: how much paint thinner do you really need?

It doesn't have a picture of a boat on the can/bottle.... so probably not recommendable. :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By Squidd
Re: Do you clear the snow from your boat?

Indoor storage for my Lady
Forum: Announcements, Suggestions Box and Site Issues 12-07-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 5,476
Posted By Squidd
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Cool we have a new bug to play with

yes i did this in all caps
Forum: Announcements, Suggestions Box and Site Issues 12-07-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 5,476
Posted By Squidd
Re: Sailnet has new owners

Lol :d

testing 123

(same here)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 474
Views: 94,003
Posted By Squidd
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Enough of those mountaintop looking down pictures....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/424272_zps76f54e05.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Squidd/media/424272_zps76f54e05.jpg.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By Squidd
Re: The U.S. Coast Guard has no legal duty to rescue you...

Within the context of "step 'up' into the liferaft".....

Would this induce a propensity to call the CG even earlier under less precarious situations...?

IE: We're not sinking and the storm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By Squidd
Re: Admiral of the year nominee?

+1

The rest of it is just a test anyway...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Squidd
Re: Why use a topping lift

I have an adjustable block and line on the end of my topping lift

Nice to raise the boom at dock for extra headroom

Can be let down after sail is up with slight slack line

Is already...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,719
Posted By Squidd
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

We use those to keep the cows warm in the winter...keeps the milk from freezing and turning into ice cream...(they are easier to milk that way):cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,719
Posted By Squidd
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/Squidd/424156_zpscb99e595.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Squidd/media/424156_zpscb99e595.jpg.html)
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