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Search: Posts Made By: Boasun
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Boasun
Re: Don't hate me....

:( I didn't get to go along!! Boo Hoo, boo hoo.

You had a great aventure...Enjoy many more...:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 2,728
Posted By Boasun
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

cruise the anchorage and board the boat with the best barbique going...
Oh! you have to have the black flag raised when you go a pirating for a meal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 8,571
Posted By Boasun
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Just go under a low bridge, that will remove the mast.
Took 4.5 feet off the mast of the supply boat I was operating... Had a mate who (according to him), knew every thing about the area water ways...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By Boasun
Re: Lightning strike

Was on one boat when lightening struck. Blew out the SSB antenna, the Antenna tuner and the SSB, then went to ground via the grounding strap for the SSB.:eek:
Made for an interesting night on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Boasun
Re: EPIRB battery replacement

Replace them, note the date and why?

YOUR LIFE and family may depend on that unit working properly
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By Boasun
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

Only if they refuse to share a tipple or two.:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,121
Posted By Boasun
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Nope!! Not going to happen....

Unless it is one of those pretty Victoria models...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,567
Posted By Boasun
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Could be done: A few items to think about;
1. He would have to stay on the 'SunFish'.
2. He would need a support vessel to carry his beer and other foods. Unless he really really likes shusi.
3....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,349
Posted By Boasun
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

Hey!! I don't know it all....

There must be something I don't know about!?

Oh Yah! Women.... I know very little about the female gender:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Boasun
Re: Rules of thumb

Running a power boat you want at least twice your draft to go more then idle engines. Unless you got wheels.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Boasun
Re: Rules of thumb

A good rule of thumb when anchoring: 5 to 7 times the depth of the water at high tide and if you have to go out to 10 times the depth it is time to find another anchorage.
Plus an anchor light...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By Boasun
Re: A good place in the south to liveaboard

Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana is reasonble. Check the various marinas in the area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 420
Views: 37,120
Posted By Boasun
Re: Would a sailboat be a good place to be

Well John Ringo has started a series about the Z.A.. The first two books are really interesting and does set up a passible senario.
1. Under a graveyard sky.
2. To sail a darkling sea.
Now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 9,715
Posted By Boasun
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Yes you can.... But those marriages are only good for the duration of the voyage.

In reality; Captains today can no longer marry people, unless you are a licensed minister or reverend or priest.:(...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,466
Posted By Boasun
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

in harbors like that you should only approach at about a half hour before slack water. Check your current tables to find the times for slack water. And if the wind and current are opposing each...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By Boasun
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

Boils down to two things:
1. No you don't need to know how to swim while sailing.
2. If you do fall over board, you really need to be a fast learner on swimming.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By Boasun
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

Not really a phobia if there are really are sharks and other 'eats everything' are coming at you with big pointy teeth.:eek:
Forum: Seamanship Articles 12-25-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 28,884
Posted By Boasun
Re: Can You Buy Safety?

you can improve safety with money. But unless you are aware of all of the hazards around you, your chance of survival is slim...
So stay alert and aware.
Forum: Orphan Brands 10-01-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 15,944
Posted By Boasun
Re: How about a Hardin 45 Thread

Repairs, repairs and more repairs.... Finally the Rapture is almost up to the standard that is required for an easy life...
She is a live aboard and comfortable... so there!! for all of you people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By Boasun
Re: Hip-Checked By A Police Boat

That officer's IQ is probably lower than the number of eyelets on his shoes....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,428
Posted By Boasun
Re: Why do skippers yell?

Actually most of the yellars learned it at their mothers' knees... When she yelled at them for infractions and at their husband for other infractions and so forth. Plus they also learned it from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Boasun
Re: Where to get a new tiller in Seattle?

And if you don't find a ready made one... Seattle is surrounded by forest (a place where trees grow) you can go out and find a hard wood branch that is a little bigger than your old tiller and carve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 2,622
Posted By Boasun
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

Grilled cheese with spam, grilled cheese with ham, grilled cheese with baloni(sp?) and plain grilled cheese... I can do all of these sandwiches...And may throw in a PB & J also.
What I can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By Boasun
Re: Stop the horns? Yikes!

Of course they did: Those ferries have career bureaucrats at the top and you know how they are....

And as far as other people's intelligence is concern; Are they intelligent??
I know that they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,975
Posted By Boasun
Re: Accused sailboat thief hung around marina for days before stealing boat

Hey I resem....er resent that remark...:rolleyes:

Of course he figured he ownes it.... After all he salvaged it from a slip at the marina...

But then I just bought the Brooklyn bridge... and...
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