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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By capecodda
Re: Is it possible to travel by (own) ship as a rule?

Yea, we all hate the airports and flying now. The problem is:

Nothing goes to windward like a 747.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By MarkSF
Re: what is this goo in my bilge?

Does the 29.9 have the same deep bilge as the 31.1? Something like 4 feet deep?

I find that mine is always wet, and now and then starts to smell terrible. This is bacterial growth. It can also be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By rbyham
Re: Progressive Insurance Claim question

So nobody here has been through a liability claim with Progressive? I find that hard to believe given they do cover a lot of boats.... I agree that calling them and starting the process is the best...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,111
Posted By thevdeub
Re: CA-HI Passage and High Swell at sea

Cannot hold myself: We just did it ! It only took another solid crew :)

It was an awesome experience, and April ended up perfect. Seas were still a little rough - 18 days with 20 knots and 3-4...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 373
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   04-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
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: 5,015
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: 3,054
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: 3,188
Posted By manatee
Re: Quick meals or snacks?


I *could* have said
Forum: Racing   12-05-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 12,545
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: 52
Views: 5,114
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: 1,038
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: 13,367
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: 5,067
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: 540
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: 624
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: 4,688
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: 1,514
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: 619
Views: 48,474
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: 3,375
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: 13,536
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: 5,924
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

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

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 22,609
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: 5,514
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: 1,211
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...
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