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Search: Posts Made By: RTB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 357
Views: 30,312
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Steve - It's good to see you making progress. It is a good feeling to finish a DIY project. You saved a few bucks, plus I believe the old saying...."If you want something done right, do it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 35,363
Posted By RTB
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I'm sorry I never met Alicia. After meeting you, it was very obvious what she meant to you. You two did a wonderful job raising your sons. You and "the Boys" are some tough dudes. I'm sure she's...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By RTB
Re: Looking to crew in Seabrook/Clear Lake area

We live aboard, and are currently tied up at Harborwalk Marina in Hitchcock, near Galveston. Swing by some time. We will be moving down to Rockport soon for a haulout though.

I recommend you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 4,810
Posted By RTB
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

We left Kemah back in November, 2012. We are back in Texas for a while, after cruising the past two years (5000 miles). The nice thing is that you can do the ditch to Pensacola, Fl., so not too...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-22-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 8,981
Posted By RTB
Re: Just Go!

I guess this thread was geared toward people with boats already, but waiting until they think they have the perfect boat. I've said it before, but all you really need is a safe boat, below the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By RTB
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

No other marinas. We did anchor out a few times. One good anchorage is off St. Simon Island, near Morningstar Marina. Quite a tide runs there.

Another quite nice anchorage we found, was off the...
Forum: Weather 11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By RTB
Re: Florida winds

Don't forget tides and currents. I don't recall which bridge it was, but the tide was against us and we barely made it through (say less than 1/2 knot boatspeed). Was somewhere south of...
Forum: Weather 11-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By RTB
Re: Florida winds

It's a constant cycle really. Before a cold front, expect winds to go west before going north when the front hits. Maybe a lull in winds after a day or two, then going strong east to southeast. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 18,115
Posted By RTB
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Haha! I was like you many years ago. I had a brand spanking new Laguna 22', which was my first sailboat. I laughed at other sailors using their outboards, as I passed them under sail. This was on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By RTB
Re: Weather Guessing

You are right. Many times, the cold fronts either stall, and never make it. Or, at least slow down. Probably hard to predict this at times here on the Gulf.

For gribs, I use Ugrib - Software...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,863
Views: 194,290
Posted By RTB
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You should post more, but maybe you're too busy cruising?

So....who buys these production boats? Obviously not (in most cases) the hard core passage-making sailors. The ones that need and want a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,191
Posted By RTB
Re: Hurricane hole in Bahamas

There is a "hurricane hole" on Stocking Island across from George Town. The good thing is that you could almost swim to Chat n Chill!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,348
Posted By RTB
Re: Funding retirement boat

My wife and I are 62 now. I just got my first S.S. check last week. That's the thing for many of us. We're getting older as the clock ticks. How many years can you cruise (different for everyone)?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,348
Posted By RTB
Re: Funding retirement boat

That depends. Do you want to go cruising, or live on dirt? You can't sail a house. Sure, a boat is a bad investment, but you need one to cruise. What to do?

We sold our home and went...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By RTB
Re: Hello From Baytown, TX

Check with the Houston Yacht Club. My wife took a course for women there (near you).

We bought our boat in Baytown, and have been cruising full time for 18 months - Keys, Bahamas, East Coast. ...
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