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Search: Posts Made By: glmark
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By glmark
Re: Appleton, Wisconsin

Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club. $100 membership, @$300 for a plug. Racing every Tuesday night. (not me) Lots of boats for sale in the area. Most of the boats in the harbor are 22-28 cruisers. The club...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,158
Posted By glmark
rebedding my hatch lexan (if that's what it is)

Last fall kids assaulted our harbor and kicked their way into my boat. They stomped the forward hatch until the plastic came out of the frame. Nothing is broken, but the duct tape holding in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 2,488
Posted By glmark
Debt in the Water Knot Aloan

Debt in the Water

Knot Aloan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By glmark
Great responses! Thanks! I can't wait to go out...

Great responses! Thanks! I can't wait to go out and apply this new knowledge! My boat has been in the lake for 5 weeks and I've only been out 4 times! The weather here has not been cooperating, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,488
Posted By glmark
weather helm?

I was out in our Hunter 25 last night. 20kt breeze. Used only the 110 genoa. I had considerable weathe helm. Why would that be? A headsail alone should give me lee helm correct?
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 18,595
Posted By glmark
Everything I know I learned myself. It's only by...

Everything I know I learned myself. It's only by providence that I still have life, limbs, and some little sense!
I learned on a 17' Supercat on a small, warm, shallow lake. Now its a 25' keelboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 7,138
Posted By glmark
WOW! sanity and civility on the web! Good for...

WOW! sanity and civility on the web! Good for Sailnet.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-29-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,960
Posted By glmark
Maybe I just don't understand the response, but...

Maybe I just don't understand the response, but how does the snap shackle get attached to the line if not with a knot. (sorry)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By glmark
Headsail Bags

I notice that in my harbor no one uses a head sail bag. Granted many have roller furling, but many don't. Can anyone give me a good reason not to buy a headsail bag? I'm not a racer and my 110% is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 10,907
Posted By glmark
I like everything about this set up except that...

I like everything about this set up except that space heater. Experience has taught me that those little boxes always fail and despite all the safety switches, I think that they are a fire hazard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2011
Replies: 103
Views: 12,335
Posted By glmark
What a great site! I appreciate all the help! ...

What a great site! I appreciate all the help! The day after I posted the question, I saw on the national news that commercial pilots are now allowed to use the ipad for navigation. (provided they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2010
Replies: 103
Views: 12,335
Posted By glmark
Ipad for GPS

I see many folks using laptops for GPS, does anyone use an Ipad? If I wait one more season to start using GPS on our lake, I will have found every rock and shallow spot the hard way!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 7,197
Posted By glmark
Laptop GPS

Does anyone use a laptop or netbook with marine GPS? If so what hardware and what software? If there is a good reason not to use this combo, I'd like to know what it is. I would use this on inland...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 14,842
Posted By glmark
One consideration that I haven't seen mentioned...

One consideration that I haven't seen mentioned is that by definition "boiling" is the temperature that turns water into steam. If you heat the can to "boiling" you would have steam; except that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 4,369
Posted By glmark
Owning a boat (or anything else) is a privelege...

Owning a boat (or anything else) is a privelege that comes with responsibilities. What is about you that is so special that you can endanger other people's property while not paying for the services...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By glmark
Mildew sticks great!! I guess I'll just keep...

Mildew sticks great!! I guess I'll just keep cleaning it. Thank you!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By glmark
I got the mildew out, now I want to prevent it in...

I got the mildew out, now I want to prevent it in the future. Does anyone have a favorite sealer?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By glmark
mildew on calk

I am curious about cleaning and sealing the caulk that follows the toerail around my boat. A previous owner used Clear Silicone I think. These many years later it's still functional but gets pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,014
Posted By glmark
We sail a 17 foot Supercat on a shallow lake in...

We sail a 17 foot Supercat on a shallow lake in WI but it's a short season for a wet boat. Things that have gone wrong: dropped the mast and bent it, broke a shroud, tramp needed to get replaced,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By glmark
I'm pretty new, but my 1980 Hunter 25 has the...

I'm pretty new, but my 1980 Hunter 25 has the traveler (pulleys) in front of the companionway. I think it's a huge pain. It means no one can sit next to me unless they commit to handling the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,844
Posted By glmark
You can also find cargo netting for "securing"...

You can also find cargo netting for "securing" things to the top of an SUV or van at most mass merchants in the auto dept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By glmark
I give my adult passengers the option; life vest...

I give my adult passengers the option; life vest or not. BUT I always tell them what I know from experience to be true: You won't need a life jacket......until you do.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By glmark
I'm going to sort of agree with Dylanwinter1...

I'm going to sort of agree with Dylanwinter1 because it's what I did, though lessons are a really terrific way to avoid the incredibly stupid things you can do on any boat. Bigger doesn't mean too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,733
Posted By glmark
I bought a 1980 Hunter 25 this year to sail...

I bought a 1980 Hunter 25 this year to sail around Wisconsin's largest inland lake. I find that it's fun and easy and draws 3'6". BUT when we entertain there is not much room in the cockpit. Nobody...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By glmark
Larger cockpit

Greetings,
I have a 25' 1980 Hunter & find that the cockpit is too small. We only rarely use the cabin for sleeping, so I'm already thinking of a different boat. I saw an 8 meter S2 which had a...
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