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Search: Posts Made By: SOVT
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By garrison57
Thumbs up The Sapphire will sail again...

Thought I would post and give an update since it's been a LONG time since. The Sapphire is constantly getting some kind of makeover and the latest project is doing something about the wore out, leaky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By RichH
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

Warning Will Robinson, Warning Will Robinson .... many/most boat 'topside' paints should NOT be sprayed - for some serious 'health' reasons.

Most of those paints that have an acrylic co-polymer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-24-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 4,382
Posted By Group9
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

People living in the USA, often get the idea that every country gives a wagging finger and stern lecture to illegal aliens because that's the way the US handles it. I've traveled all over the world,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,670
Posted By capta
Re: Where do you mount your chart plotter?

I am absolutely flabbergasted by many of the responses on here.
We have our 10" display chartplotter on the binnacle and could not imagine having it out of reach.
In inclement weather, though it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,941
Posted By manatee
Re: Quick meals or snacks?


I *could* have said
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 11,411
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I am a bit amazed at the hubris and superiority exhibited by many here. These are world class sailors. They have exceptional tools. A serious mistake was made, potentially by the navigator, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,475
Posted By Tenoch
Re: How do these seacocks look?

As some are suggesting here, you will certainly die the next time you step foot on the boat, and probably take all aboard down with you, not to mention the environmental disaster of the oil and fuel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By nolatom
Queasy crewmember? The "old standards" still work...

Well, at least they did yesterday, a charter I had in a small sport skiff with two couples.

One of whom felt a little queasy an hour in, hid it well but finally 'fessed up.

Step One: We turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 11,721
Posted By nccouple
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I'm keeping tabs. We've got McGregor, Hunter and 1 your mama.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,734
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-15-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By sea dragon
Smile Hello From Sicily Eolian Islands Here We Come

Following my last day in Taormina and my arrival last night in Milazzo I caught a good rest to get up early today to repack my suitcase and remove a number of items that I was not going to need on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Minnesail
Pictures of trailer launch, and a surprise

On Friday I launched my my first boat.

I was expecting a total clown show. I haven't towed a trailer in over twenty years, I've never backed down a boat ramp, I've never raised a mast, I've never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4,322
Posted By AlaskaMC
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

It was only a matter of time wasn't it. I hope this was a internet attempt at sarcasm, but more likely it was a typical attack on someone looking for help.

Good for the OP to come looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By vega1860
Re: You are not welcome

My general rule of thumb is "Don't be an ass".

It has worked out pretty good for me so far.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-13-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 45,838
Posted By captain jack
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

well, i , personally, think that, living in a country that is very much a welfare state...where we are willing to carry people without their having to even try to work or control their birth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,227
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Businesses who pay to advertise are allowed to post about their business in the forums, in their signatures, user names, etc. If you run Adblock, perhaps you don't see their giant banner at the top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 11,548
Posted By ctl411
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Bob what do you use to set the scale mast height, loa, something else?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,402
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

If you can't afford it, then it's a yacht. Otherwise, it's a boat.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 18,145
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

a general view! (
you can see the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,197
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Trust me, you can create a fair bit of solitude by sailing to Maine in the winter :-)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By manatee
New Video: Man survives 2 days in wreck 100' deep

Bet he scared that recovery diver a bit. :)

Cook's incredible rescue three days after sinking with tugboat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,015
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

I would STRONGLY suggest a controller........ I can push a bank of Lifeline 6V AGM batteries of 220Ah's over 15V with a single unregulated 12W solar panel... !!!! Controllers are cheap batteries are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Classic30
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

It's a bit.. gimmicky.. for the 21st century.

Even the Tall Ships (all the ones I've been on anyways) don't use ship's bells for anything other than signalling by the lookout. I must admit being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,265
Posted By Coquina
Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?


I could fund every single nav aid in the Bahamas with a paper route :rolleyes:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Stamp for Immigration and Customs docs.

The Spaniards invented bureaucracry... In my experience, anywhere in Central America the more "important' the bureaucrat the more stamps hanging from the little rack on his desk. Embossing stamps...
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