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Search: Posts Made By: SimonV
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By SimonV
Re: What is your favorite month to go sailing?

We sail 12 months of the year, any month I am sailing is a good month.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By SimonV
Re: Compass is Off

You need fire and lots of it to fix the problem, your boat is possessed.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By SimonV
Re: Need Advice on Buying a Live-aboard

I feel your road block you have made for yourself is to have a mind set that you want a live a board. Consider looking for a vessel that will allow you to comfortably cruise the PNW, the rest will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By SimonV
Re: Serious BBQ

The ones I have seen have been screwed to a rail mounted fish cleaning table.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By SimonV
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

If you have a compulsion to drink and can't regulate your intake, Drink water or juice. The wife and I enjoy a tipple when the time is right. We don't drink on passage unless the weather is right and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,508
Posted By SimonV
Re: Serious BBQ

Up here in Queensland lots of Cruisers seam to be swapping over to the Webber Q. That will be my next one.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By SimonV
Re: Swapping jibs sailing solo with no autopilot

Invest in a roller furler, You will find your sailing enjoyment will go up by much more than the cost of this now basic item.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By SimonV
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,445
Posted By SimonV
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

First off. you are delusional, if you think the average seller or broker is going to take you, or as is often the case you your wife and two kids out for a sail around the bay just in case, well it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By SimonV
Re: Most moronic rationalization for bigger boat

Darling, if we get a bigger boat you can buy more shoes and have more hanger space.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By SimonV
Re: Who goes first?

YOU bought the boat and YOU are making preps, if you are the skipper then that's it, there is no pecking order and no WE. If you feel the need To go with four crew then you have one watch and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By SimonV
Re: How to survive a shipwreck

I would rather eat Ginger.:eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By SimonV
Re: Watermakers - brands et

The Katadyn Power Survivor 80E water maker. 14 Lt/h for 8amps 12v.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 5,203
Posted By SimonV
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

Get a water maker and have it the biggest you can afford. Work on running it at least every three days.
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 3,470
Posted By SimonV

Well you will know where to find an alcoholic on a dry boat..... they will be under the gear box trying to get to the wine.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,102
Posted By SimonV
Re: Am I an SOB?

I would have acted as guide because my wife would make me (karma)? You did more than enough, but why didn't the Alternator work? Was it that the battery was too low or did it need higher revs?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,635
Posted By SimonV
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

Easy fix, rip out the previous bodge job repair and do it all yourself. Its not hard and once you start experts will come out of the woodwork.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By SimonV
Re: Easy Access

An Optimist........ boat, that is.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2015
Replies: 168
Views: 14,246
Posted By SimonV
Re: Florida is at it again

I have been looking at the charts for Florida, that's a lot of skinny water and now they want to make anchoring difficult. Do they want visitor to their State.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-07-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,161
Posted By SimonV
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

You shouldn't be too quick to find fault with someone's story using your own failings. I along with others keeping valuables aboard use waterproof devices to protect said items. I keep my Good book...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,668
Posted By SimonV
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

If theirs is a normal comprehensive insurance policy then there will be a clause that covers you, or any other person using the vessel with the owners permission. But check first.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By SimonV
Re: Cleaning mold on aft cabin walls

we had reoccurring mould on the wood bulkhead and vinyl head liner in the head. We used diluted bleach to kill an remove the mould then later wiped every thing down with oil of cloves, I hated the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-31-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By SimonV
Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

What..... don't you want to share?:confused:
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-31-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By SimonV
Re: Running one sail

I sailed many thousand miles under head sail only and if the wind is not enough to keep the heady full I put up the socked A/sim but don't fly the kite at night. I plan my trips down wind, if not I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By SimonV
Re: Thought there was something strange..

I try not to look up, it's going to be too late anyway. I have faith in the charts when it comes to bridges and power lines, for power lines the heat of summer starts to concern me. The admiral heads...
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