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Forum: Learning to Sail   04-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,137
Posted By sharps4590
Yet another vote for Seidmans book. I have...

Yet another vote for Seidmans book. I have others and have literally studied them all but Seidmans was the first and still the one I turn to first. I spent an entire winter reading everything I...
Forum: C22   07-30-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,189
Posted By sharps4590
Purchasing a C-22

I have a line on what appears to be a very well maintained Catalina 22 at what I think to be a good price. What in particular should I be watching and looking for on this boat? For all the C-22...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By sharps4590
Congrats BC!! I'm enthused for you and your...

Congrats BC!! I'm enthused for you and your wife!!!! I bet you two will always remember your first sail. It's a hoot, ain't it!!! I'm exactly one sail ahead of you. We're going out again today...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By sharps4590
Ahhh Bob...I remember those days when we lived in...

Ahhh Bob...I remember those days when we lived in Star Valley! Back here in the Ozarks it was summer and we were waiting for our very last snow, most water was snow yesterday and you still used...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By sharps4590
Welp...I'm learnin'!

To all you guys who have been sailing for years, watch yer back trail...I'm a'gainin' on ye!!! LOL!

Yea, right, in my dreams. However, this week I've had two sails in my Bucc. Both on a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By sharps4590
Can't tell you a thing about your route from...

Can't tell you a thing about your route from Columbus east but from Columbus west shouldn't be any trouble. If you're taking I-44, (I live off I-44 near Rolla, Mo. so if I can help once you get...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   04-17-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,796
Posted By sharps4590
FSMike, no I wasn't aware of that but I did use...

FSMike, no I wasn't aware of that but I did use the wrong name. It was the West Systems I read as I have it in my bookmarks and jsut checked. Good thing for me to know and thanks.

So, from what...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   04-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,796
Posted By sharps4590
And I thought fiberglass was fiberglass.....but,...

And I thought fiberglass was fiberglass.....but, learning being one of my favorite things to do, I now learn there's more to it than fiberglass, the generic. If I understand correctly, any resin...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   04-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,796
Posted By sharps4590
Epoxy vs. fiberglass

I've read a lot of the prevoius threads on repairing fiberglass and gelcoat. I don't recall seeing one that mentioned using fiberglass as the repair. Is there a reason not to use fiberglass or is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,046
Posted By sharps4590
One could compare sailing to other "old time"...

One could compare sailing to other "old time" activites and perhaps see something of an answer. Traditional bows are popular but not so much as compounds. Real muzzleloaders still have a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
welp....now I'll at least have to try it. ...

welp....now I'll at least have to try it.

BTW, thanks again to all who helped me with my quetions.

Vic
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-25-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
bl...what does that do to your back cast?

bl...what does that do to your back cast?
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-24-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
carl, mine came last week and I'm into the second...

carl, mine came last week and I'm into the second reading. Seidman makes everything so understandable, great book.

I finally got to rig the Bucc yesterday, in the driveway without the main up,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-21-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
Walt & Sailingdog, thank you also. Training...

Walt & Sailingdog, thank you also. Training wheels.....would that be a trimaran?

The Bucc's main sheet is through a fiddle block with a cleat so don't cleat it there either? I did look up...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
Thank you gaha and T37. Being such a noob I...

Thank you gaha and T37. Being such a noob I completely forgot about dumping the main. I just hope I can remember all these things come spring!!

Vic
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By sharps4590
2 questions, simple for all but me

As I read through this forum I am amazed at the volume of knowledge. An incredible source of information and I'm grateful to those who started it and those who so generously post "what they know". ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2010
Replies: 682
Views: 32,814
Posted By sharps4590
So what really happened to the dinosaurs? And...

So what really happened to the dinosaurs? And what about the "scientist" from East Anglia who started this silly thing admitting there is no global warming nor has there been any since 1995 and that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 6,759
Posted By sharps4590
Being so far inland I doubt a seaworthy boat...

Being so far inland I doubt a seaworthy boat would be very high on my list of priorities for a while. That and I know so little about any of them I can't intelligently say anything.

However, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By sharps4590
I have no experience with that kind of sailing at...

I have no experience with that kind of sailing at all.....and precious little of any kind so I can't and won't say a word about that part. I just want to say don't take a hobby you love and turn it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By sharps4590
Thank ye kindly bubb!!! I've always been accused...

Thank ye kindly bubb!!! I've always been accused of being somewhat off in the head. I suppose this removes all doubt.

Bob, it is a wire luff. I've been walking around it every hour or so and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By sharps4590
Ok....maybe I screwed up but I don't think so. I...

Ok....maybe I screwed up but I don't think so. I bought the Bucc today and ended up getting it for $700.00 with the trailer. It's maroon with a white deck. It is filthy. Absolutely, stinkin'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By sharps4590
Thanks Mario.....came right up from there. ...

Thanks Mario.....came right up from there. Wonder what was up before?

Vic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By sharps4590
Ateve, that "chryslersailors" kept saying server...

Ateve, that "chryslersailors" kept saying server not found. I'll try it again.

bubb, thanks for the links. There is some neat videos there. I'm grateful.

bob, thank you so much. The rigging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,092
Posted By sharps4590
Found a Chrysler Bucanneer

I haven't posted in a while but haven't had anything of value to say. Perhaps that changed this week. I have an opportunity to purchase a 1978 Chrysler Bucaneer for what seems a good price,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,275
Posted By sharps4590
15' Demon

Be nice to the new guy.....he's pretty ignorant about these things!

Has anyone ever heard of Advance Sailboat Corps. and/or their 15' Demon model? If so anything in particular to know about?
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