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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By benajah
I didn't realise it was quite that shallow a...

I didn't realise it was quite that shallow a draft. My 19 foot motorboat drafts little more than that with the prop down
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By benajah
Compac 19 as a trailer sailor

I recently moved back to Charlotte NC after many years living on San Francisco Bay. Had larger boats with fixed keels.
Looking for a boat for Lake Norman, a pretty large lake close to here. Lots of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By benajah
I've got so frustrated with the scammers on...

I've got so frustrated with the scammers on Craigslist I started going for their requests, the one where they send you a fake check FedEx. Then just tell them I'll send the money back when the check...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By benajah
Restoring a trashed boat is only really worth it...

Restoring a trashed boat is only really worth it if you really like working on boats and you find real value in the pleasure of working on it.
Financially it is much cheaper to buy a pretty decent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By benajah
Disability Sailing

I'm not sure. Are you asking if there are opportunities to get your business venture sponsored, or for chances to get a boat design financed?
I'm a disabled sailor, leg amputee, and here in the SF...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By benajah
Dock Boxes

I've never bought one, but also never seen a marina that didn't already have them installed.
When I was in the army we used to buy these footlockers called toughboxes from home depot to use on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By benajah
When I got sick of my bigger boat I was...

When I got sick of my bigger boat I was determined to get a trailer boat so I could do work in the convenience of my yard, avoid slip fees and the wear from sitting on salt water. Was just about to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 8,174
Posted By benajah
Re: An Observation

Oh that looks like a lot of fun. Might be time to clear some junk out of my garage and start building one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 8,174
Posted By benajah
Re: An Observation

I think a lot of things are factors in this. First off, prior to the 60s, lake and river people primarily used canoes and pokeboats. Sailing went through a popular phase where sailing got popular on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By benajah
Re: Need advice on cost of ownership and upkeep

For a 22 foot boat, that will be put on a trailer, your maintenance costs are a small fraction of what they would be for the same boat kept at a marina.
Think of two things. First...no haul out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

This appears a lot like my current mount, but no mines not an Oday it's a Westerly 22 Cirrus something of an unusual boat in the US.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

Yeah it's hard to get a straight answer on it. To further confuse things I have seen some mounts advertised along the lines of "for a 15 hp 2 stroke or 10 hp 4 stroke.
Then again, the smallest mount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

That eases the mind some I really was not relishing the idea of drilling more holes in my transom if a new mounts holes didn't line up
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

I am buying a new outboard, 4 stroke, to replace my older 2 stroke motor. They weigh about the same, within 5 pounds or so, but in looking through catalogs and such, many outboards are listed as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 16,844
Posted By benajah
Re: tillerlock vs tiller clutch

I am about as much of a ghetto fabulous sailor as they get...my current tiller is actually an axe handle...
But I read about something that sounded good, I've never seen it in person, but:
Seems if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By benajah
I know I need to fix the deck fittings. I'm doing...

I know I need to fix the deck fittings. I'm doing it little by little. I think this boat has been stored outside for many years with the current deck fitting situation which is why I was able to...
Forum: News Feeds   04-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By benajah
I think he would be referring to the race...

I think he would be referring to the race committee having rules for that race, not a wider applying law. I am in that area and many of us SF Bay area sailors are really rethinking our tethering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 14,795
Posted By benajah
Re: DWI or DUI. or BUI. BWI

I don't know, because I am only an average sailor, but I have a whole lot more control over my boat under power than sail. I can stop on a dime, turn regardless of the wind direction, etc. it seems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 8,774
Posted By benajah
Re: scrapping a sailboat

Oh yes I admit it really is trashy, but I was a teenager back then and really didn't know any better. Was from a trashy place and everyone did stuff like that.
But to reply to your insulting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 8,774
Posted By benajah
I've found the cheapest way really is to abandon...

I've found the cheapest way really is to abandon it. The CG or Sherriff will eventually send you a bill and, at least last time I did this frequently in north Carolina, it was a lot cheaper than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By benajah
Loose Footed Mains

I like loose footed mains but my current boat doesn't have an outhaul just point for the clew tie so I am limited to using the bolt rope in the boom for now.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,789
Posted By benajah
In the state of California, a boat Is considered...

In the state of California, a boat Is considered by the government just like a car. I buy and sell boats quite a bit and the title sign off is all that is needed. Just like a used car. Seller signs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By benajah
I see what you are saying. That never crossed my...

I see what you are saying. That never crossed my mind, thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By benajah
Thanks man. So how does this stop work? Can you...

Thanks man. So how does this stop work? Can you describe it in more detail?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By benajah
autopilot tiller pilot question

I just bought a raymarine tiller pilot for my boat. I've wanted one for years and finally pulled the trigger. Only thing is, the particular way my tiller is, it doesn't have enough curve to keep it...
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