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Search: Posts Made By: benajah
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By benajah
I've got so frustrated with the scammers on...

I've got so frustrated with the scammers on Craigslist I started going for their requests, the one where they send you a fake check FedEx. Then just tell them I'll send the money back when the check...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,999
Posted By benajah
Restoring a trashed boat is only really worth it...

Restoring a trashed boat is only really worth it if you really like working on boats and you find real value in the pleasure of working on it.
Financially it is much cheaper to buy a pretty decent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By benajah
Disability Sailing

I'm not sure. Are you asking if there are opportunities to get your business venture sponsored, or for chances to get a boat design financed?
I'm a disabled sailor, leg amputee, and here in the SF...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By benajah
Dock Boxes

I've never bought one, but also never seen a marina that didn't already have them installed.
When I was in the army we used to buy these footlockers called toughboxes from home depot to use on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By benajah
When I got sick of my bigger boat I was...

When I got sick of my bigger boat I was determined to get a trailer boat so I could do work in the convenience of my yard, avoid slip fees and the wear from sitting on salt water. Was just about to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 6,825
Posted By benajah
Re: An Observation

Oh that looks like a lot of fun. Might be time to clear some junk out of my garage and start building one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 6,825
Posted By benajah
Re: An Observation

I think a lot of things are factors in this. First off, prior to the 60s, lake and river people primarily used canoes and pokeboats. Sailing went through a popular phase where sailing got popular on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By benajah
Re: Need advice on cost of ownership and upkeep

For a 22 foot boat, that will be put on a trailer, your maintenance costs are a small fraction of what they would be for the same boat kept at a marina.
Think of two things. First...no haul out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

This appears a lot like my current mount, but no mines not an Oday it's a Westerly 22 Cirrus something of an unusual boat in the US.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

Yeah it's hard to get a straight answer on it. To further confuse things I have seen some mounts advertised along the lines of "for a 15 hp 2 stroke or 10 hp 4 stroke.
Then again, the smallest mount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

That eases the mind some I really was not relishing the idea of drilling more holes in my transom if a new mounts holes didn't line up
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By benajah
outboard mounts

I am buying a new outboard, 4 stroke, to replace my older 2 stroke motor. They weigh about the same, within 5 pounds or so, but in looking through catalogs and such, many outboards are listed as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 12,056
Posted By benajah
Re: tillerlock vs tiller clutch

I am about as much of a ghetto fabulous sailor as they get...my current tiller is actually an axe handle...
But I read about something that sounded good, I've never seen it in person, but:
Seems if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,493
Posted By benajah
I know I need to fix the deck fittings. I'm doing...

I know I need to fix the deck fittings. I'm doing it little by little. I think this boat has been stored outside for many years with the current deck fitting situation which is why I was able to...
Forum: News Feeds 04-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By benajah
I think he would be referring to the race...

I think he would be referring to the race committee having rules for that race, not a wider applying law. I am in that area and many of us SF Bay area sailors are really rethinking our tethering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,553
Posted By benajah
Re: DWI or DUI. or BUI. BWI

I don't know, because I am only an average sailor, but I have a whole lot more control over my boat under power than sail. I can stop on a dime, turn regardless of the wind direction, etc. it seems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 6,709
Posted By benajah
Re: scrapping a sailboat

Oh yes I admit it really is trashy, but I was a teenager back then and really didn't know any better. Was from a trashy place and everyone did stuff like that.
But to reply to your insulting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 6,709
Posted By benajah
I've found the cheapest way really is to abandon...

I've found the cheapest way really is to abandon it. The CG or Sherriff will eventually send you a bill and, at least last time I did this frequently in north Carolina, it was a lot cheaper than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,165
Posted By benajah
Loose Footed Mains

I like loose footed mains but my current boat doesn't have an outhaul just point for the clew tie so I am limited to using the bolt rope in the boom for now.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By benajah
In the state of California, a boat Is considered...

In the state of California, a boat Is considered by the government just like a car. I buy and sell boats quite a bit and the title sign off is all that is needed. Just like a used car. Seller signs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By benajah
I see what you are saying. That never crossed my...

I see what you are saying. That never crossed my mind, thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By benajah
Thanks man. So how does this stop work? Can you...

Thanks man. So how does this stop work? Can you describe it in more detail?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By benajah
autopilot tiller pilot question

I just bought a raymarine tiller pilot for my boat. I've wanted one for years and finally pulled the trigger. Only thing is, the particular way my tiller is, it doesn't have enough curve to keep it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-05-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 5,046
Posted By benajah
I ask because many have stated that a seller...

I ask because many have stated that a seller and/or a broker can sell to whoever they want so stop crying about it. This implies no rules apply to such transactions and therefore there is no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,782
Posted By benajah
Re: What is this hole in the bow for and how to fix it

Yeah, locker drain, but it should be dressed up, looks like someone shot with a .357.
At a bare minimum, seal the wood core with some kind of epoxy, or do a proper job and seal it then fit it with...
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