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Search: Posts Made By: FlyNavy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: outboard in a chop

Get your crew of sunbathers away from the bow and move them as far aft as possible/comfortable...that's about all you can do while it is happening.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,043
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Is it just me with pole problems? ;)

I couldn't resist ; )
If you are to believe the ads on TV during sporting events, you aren't alone with your "pole problems".
Seriously, sit down with the associated pieces of the problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Pump Faucet No Worky

Try your local RV shop for a less expensive replacement option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,159
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Shoot Thru Hull Transducer

So Gary, my comment about knowing what is ahead of me was somewhat tongue in cheek as I'm sure that if you aren't aware of your depth until you run aground it really won't help but.... how is having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,159
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Shoot Thru Hull Transducer

I'll also recommend the forward position. You want to know what the depth is before you hit bottom, not after.
I installed my shoot through hull transducer under the V birth on my San Juan 7.7. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

I'm not seeing a spinnaker, just a jib. Clearly a small keel with a bulb on the end.
Only 400 yards off shore. Clearly more sailboat than Mr Kovacks ought to be sailing. He was prepared for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Low Bridges

We have our Hobe 16 parked in the trailer lot of the Marina where we keep our San Juan docked... mast up and ready to go. $700 for the year. We can roll from the trailer lot to the ramp, free of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,980
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

In all my days flying in the Navy I've never seen a C-130 that didn't have a crewmen sound asleep in his hammock. Great for planes, used to be the standard on ships, why not on your sailboat?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By FlyNavy
Re: Lake sailors: how do you like your wind?

Grew up sailing on Lake Erie...very long fetch and very shallow so lots of close set waves...a blast with a Hobie Cat but my friends with Lightnings couldn't hack it.
Now I'm on a 70,000 acre man...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By FlyNavy
Hobie Cat makes a "baby bob" and a "momma bob" to...

Hobie Cat makes a "baby bob" and a "momma bob" to be attached to the top of their masts specifically to prevent turtling. They won't bring the boats back upright but that's multi-hill bit of physics...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 11-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By FlyNavy
I bought some marine vinyl to re-cover our...

I bought some marine vinyl to re-cover our interior cushions and has some remaining. I decided to try it on the interior bulkheads. Just bought a quart of rubber cement, measured twice, cut once...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,121
Posted By FlyNavy
Smile I was 12 when I first went out on a Sunfish. ...

I was 12 when I first went out on a Sunfish. Sailed the heck out of that boat all summer long on Lake Erie. Bought a Jet 14 the next summer with paperboy money and found that the round bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By FlyNavy
I can’t speak from recent experience but having...

I can’t speak from recent experience but having grown up on the shores of Lake Erie near Buffalo, I seem to recall that all of the Marinas were empty by November. The storms can come quite quickly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,346
Posted By FlyNavy
Hard to find a boat and trailer here in North...

Hard to find a boat and trailer here in North Texas. I know because that's what we wanted, if only for re-sale options that would otherwise limit our potential buyers to Joe Pool lake.
As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By FlyNavy
Vermont?

Vermont?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By FlyNavy
I'm tired of sailing after dark just to be able...

I'm tired of sailing after dark just to be able to survive the heat. Making big plans for Monday.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By FlyNavy
You might consider a local auto body paint shop...

You might consider a local auto body paint shop to give your tiller that jet black covered with several layers of clear coat to get that shiny look your wife is looking for.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,264
Posted By FlyNavy
Listed on Sailing Texas too for $25 Seems to be...

Listed on Sailing Texas too for $25 Seems to be the same boat. Because of the different prices I wonder if this is for real. My first thought was a scorned woman geting revenge.

Ranger 25',...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2011
Replies: 209
Views: 17,370
Posted By FlyNavy
My lord, is there any water at all left down...

My lord, is there any water at all left down there in Austin? You must be down over twenty feet!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By FlyNavy
- Sailboat Hardware and Gear...

- Sailboat Hardware and Gear (http://www.massmarineparts.com/sailboathardware.aspx)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By FlyNavy
High and almost dry, looking for recommendations

All,
My neighbor bought a San Juan 7.7, (4K lb, fixed keel, 26 feet) on my advice and moored it up on Possum Kingdom Lake in the DFW area. As you may have heard, we're in a drought and all of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 5,484
Posted By FlyNavy
As much as I wanted not to join this discussion,...

As much as I wanted not to join this discussion, I can’t seem to help myself. The Signature says it all…”FlyNavy”.
I’ve sailed for as long as I can remember and first flew at the controls right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By FlyNavy
Maybe too simple but it works for us. We took...

Maybe too simple but it works for us. We took about six feet of line and attached it in a loop to the bottom rung of our folding ladder at both sides. With the boarding ladder folded up we have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,140
Posted By FlyNavy
A note of caution about runnig dry. A two...

A note of caution about runnig dry.
A two cycle engines needs the oil mixed with the gas to lubricate itself. Running the engine dry gives you that last moment without any lube in the engine for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,933
Posted By FlyNavy
Funny story along these lines. A fellow here...

Funny story along these lines.
A fellow here in Texas, an Aggie, bought a very nice, very expensive Chaparral boat for he and his family. Invested in a hydro hoist to help keep it clean and then...
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