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Search: Posts Made By: Mirari
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,514
Posted By Mirari
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

I saw one as well. It looked like a Raymarine to me. The sextant was a Celestaire Astra. I have the identical one myself
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,514
Posted By Mirari
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

Jeff,
A few notes the Movie does actually take place in modern times. If it did take place in the 80's he would certainly know how to do celestial navigation rather than teach himself in the life...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,514
Posted By Mirari
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

Saw "All is Lost" last night. I had to drive a considerable distance. Overall I was disappointed, especially after hearing the hype and seeing the trailer. Of course we as sailors see all the errors...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,855
Posted By Mirari
Re: Info on Trump 25 (Margaret D)?

I considered buying a Margaret D bare hull way back in the late 70s. Aborne Smith actually entered his Margaret D in the First Bermuda 1-2 solo race in 1977. The only details I have is he did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 6,738
Posted By Mirari
Re: Life Span of a Boat

Not likely, Plenty of FG boats aproaching 60 and still going strong. The real problem is all the systems will age and fail and unless someone keeps up with the boat it will end up being abandoned and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mirari
Re: Many cruisers with documented vessels can not enter FL legally.

So if Florida requires a registration/fee...........then what is to stop every state on the east coast from charging you a fee for passing thru their waters? Sounds like more and more of our lives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mirari
Re: Many cruisers with documented vessels can not enter FL legally.

I don't have a problem paying a $300 entry fee to the Bahamas and helping to support their economy. I am visiting a foreign country and they have every right to charge me for cruising their waters,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,654
Posted By Mirari
Re: Many cruisers with documented vessels can not enter FL legally.

Does anyone know how much the fine is? I have a documented vessel but am not state registered because I usually am not in my state waters long enough during the year to be required to register it (60...
Forum: herSailNet 12-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mirari
Re: Unleashing Womens Potential in Blue Water Sailing

My subscription ran out, but from the title I'd like to suggest women looking for Blue water challenges look into doing the Bermuda 1-2 race this coming June. We generally get 1-3 women doing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 3,098
Posted By Mirari
Re: Poly Holding Tank

77 gallon tank? That's huge. It's probably a custom shape.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By Mirari
Re: Winter Heat while at the dock

In the past I've found the most effective electric heat on the boat when working on it is to use 500 watt halogen work lights. Not only do you get heat which you can direct, but also plently of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By Mirari
Re: Please recommend sailboat museums NE US

Herreshoff mueseum in Bristol RI is a must see!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,621
Posted By Mirari
Re: picking up a vacant mooring

Intersting topic. I too am amazed at some harbors filled up with rental moorings so that you essentially can't anchor and are forced to pay rental fees and trust your boat to sometimes questionable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Mirari
Forum: Bristol 07-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mirari
Re: Bristol 40

I have a 1969 Bristol 39, which is essentially the same as the 40. My Mast step consists of a weldment that has 4 uprights welded to the top plate that fits inside the mast. The topmost visible plate...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,209
Posted By Mirari
Re: Awlgrip'ed Hulls

Awlgrip is probably the most durable paint you can get for a boat. A good awlgrip job should be good for 10 years provided you don't bang the sides of the boat. Bumpers and such will abrade it over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mirari
Re: windvanes

I consider my windvane one, if not the best purchase I every made. Having had several electric autopilot failures I'm not totally trusting of an electric autopilot, however my trusty windvane...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-08-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,690
Posted By Mirari
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Actually a Mercer 44 is not a large boat. It probably has less interior space than a modern 35 footer like a Catalina or Hunter. Its' a long, lean, head turning machine. When you sail it into a new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-08-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,690
Posted By Mirari
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Sailingfool,

I disagree. If you are willing to do all the work yourself it can be done for 30K by doing a little shopping:

1. Purchase or completely rebuild a 4 cylinder diesel: $5k-15K
2....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,690
Posted By Mirari
Re: Is a 44' too much?

How long did it take to sail from MA to the Azores in the Catalina?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 8,690
Posted By Mirari
Re: Is a 44' too much?

The Mercer 44 is a beautiful boat. Between replacing the engine, replacing the mast and fixing the hole I think you are looking at at least 30K and a lot of hours. A Mercer in nice shape should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mirari
Re: Paint on Formica?

If you sand the formica well you can easily paint over it. I've used both water and oil based paints with good success on my Bristol. I'm sure the white paint will look a lot better than Pearson fake...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 6,304
Posted By Mirari
Re: scrapping a sailboat

It sounds like you are a real piece of work. Basically you are sticking the rest of us (taxpayers) with the clean-up bill and at the same time creating an eyesore for everyone to enjoy until it gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mirari
Re: 85 yr old Sailor dies at the Marina

85 year old man in apparently good health, enjoying his last day on earth on his boat, followed by a sudden death. Sounds like a good way to go! If I had a choice I'd take that kind of death any day....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By Mirari
Re: Provincetown Mooring

Alturia, thanks for the reply. I guess I'll need to bring a fist full of dollars for tips!.........BTW, How much tip is considered reasonable for each trip?
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