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Search: Posts Made By: SoOkay
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By SoOkay
Re: NY Harbor area Sail Loft Recommendations?

Everyone, thanks for the feedback!

hellosailor: I'm smack in the middle of NJ

Hadn't seen there was a quantum loft in NY. Will track that down as a first option
else it'll be off to city...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By SoOkay
NY Harbor area Sail Loft Recommendations?

Our Spinnaker isn't sailing as well with the new hole we put in it. Turns out it sailed better before we had the hole.

Quantum (manufacturer), doesn't have a loft nearby. Can anyone recommend one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

See, all you have to do is sail faster and finish in daylight. Problem solved. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By SoOkay
Re: What is this device?

It's the control for my Grampa's model trains! Awsome


ok I'll be going now..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Fukushima

From a radiation level, it's safe to visit places like Bikini Atoll, the remaining problem is with radiation levels of any food grown in the island.
Forum: Provisioning 05-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

I've had the same set of non-stick pots onboard for 10 years. No rust issues.

I've had some steak knives develop rust, but thats about it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By SoOkay
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Won't buff out!

We got rammed 2 weekends ago by a cruiser while we were tied at the dock.
He's now replacing our tender, Davits, and paying for the labor.

He wasn't even sailing, it was motoring! Lost control...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,520
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

It's easy to miss the dragon. On some maps they've drawin it right where it is. You have to have the right maps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,520
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

It's sad that a serious question can become such a free for all. This happens entirely too often here, where someone posts a question and in just a few posts there's no actual meaningful content...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,520
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

storm umbrellas are the black ones right?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Won't buff out!

We're gonna need a bigger boat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Won't buff out!

hmm... sailboat jousting! I think there may be something to that :)

Smack, let me borrow your boat, i want to try something...
Forum: Electronics 05-02-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By SoOkay
Raymarine software update to Lighthouse II

Has anyone with a Raymarine MFD upgraded to the new Lighthouse II software?

I'm curious what the benefits were and if there were any problems with it.

I'm always hesitant to upgrade something...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Bleach for cleaning cabin?

Bleach is a very common cleaner for boats, like others have posted. If you can get it, Clorox has some scented ones that make it a bit more pleasant than the smell of bleach.

I'd recommend when...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,739
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

ok, I agree with you. They're marketing to their audience. But it's not just the brochures, it's the boat designs as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,752
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

While sitting at a dock we were recently rammed by a boat who lost control coming out of their slip due to the currents inside the marina.

The boats name, aptly enough: "Swift Current"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,639
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Using these as jerry cans

you know, static buildup is something I hadn't thought about. Learn something every day.

So here's a question then, wouldn't the metal jerry cans be even worse in this regard?

I guess there's a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,639
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Using these as jerry cans

You're good to go with those. You've covered contamination and venting. Can't imagine what else would be a problem.

Have fun diving you lucky dog!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,739
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

As I see it, the main factors are:

Physical ability
Skill
Crew size
Boat
Environment

There is a constant interplay between these that will net out how a multi-day offshore passage plays...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,785
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Motorcycle on a 30ft?

Even if you could find the spot on deck for it, I don't see how you'll keep it from rusting badly rather quickly. Just look around at what our bicycles sometimes look like. Regardless, I wouldnt even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,190
Posted By SoOkay
Re: Mandatory PFDs

We're in Charleston, sailing north in 3 weeks. oh wait that wasn't the question? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By SoOkay
Re: clam cleat screws seized?

well this just turned into a lager project. If the screws are bonded you may not be able to back them out

on one hand it may be possible to drill thru, and bolt your new clam cleat on but if I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By SoOkay
Re: clam cleat screws seized?

Use a screw extractor. I try not put it on a drill, you get more control if you stick it into a socket wrench.

If the extractor can't grip, you may need to drill a small pilot hole in the screw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,890
Posted By SoOkay
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I've seen them throwing blood overboard in some sort of pagan ritual I guess. I dunno, strange cats those fishermen.
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