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Search: Posts Made By: southernsmoke
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By southernsmoke
great story... Those are tough dogs

great story... Those are tough dogs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By southernsmoke
Lot of sailing options in NC... Where exactly...

Lot of sailing options in NC... Where exactly where will you be moving? Oriental is very popular for keeping boats, they claim they have three times more boats than people
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-05-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,490
Posted By southernsmoke
The economy is in a mess right now, and it will...

The economy is in a mess right now, and it will not be getting better anytime soon.

There are only three reasons to pay "fair market" value for a boat right now:

1. you are loaded
2. You are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By southernsmoke
I sail this area all the time. You will be in a...

I sail this area all the time. You will be in a perfect area for learning, the river is very wide and you wont hit any weather you can not handle. The ground in this area is very soft (sand or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,509
Posted By southernsmoke
I read this whole thread... And having bought a...

I read this whole thread... And having bought a boat with similar goals less than six months ago, I want to throw my 2 cents in here.

The OP seems to be on the fence about what exactly he...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,314
Posted By southernsmoke
Sorry to barge in, but I am also interested in...

Sorry to barge in, but I am also interested in the oriental to ocracoke trip, although I'll be going straight there and back with the only stop being at either of these ports. If anyone has any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By southernsmoke
What sort of rod and lure setup do you use? I...

What sort of rod and lure setup do you use? I fish quite frequently but have never caught anything trolling from my sailboat!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
^I'll be sure to write up a summary of what I...

^I'll be sure to write up a summary of what I think, most of the other reviews are pretty old. If there is anything in particular you'd like to know, send me a PM or post it. The boat is solid and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-14-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 15,736
Posted By southernsmoke
Furthest I've gotten is the toeboards in the...

Furthest I've gotten is the toeboards in the water, but that was a little much for comfort until I get the hang of what I'm doing!

Thanks for the tips, gentlemen!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-06-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 15,736
Posted By southernsmoke
Question: I am very new to sailing. I have...

Question:

I am very new to sailing. I have a 27' boat that draws about 4'6. I try to take a conservative approach, since I do not have insurance and am working on getting skilled.

Is there...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-06-2008
Replies: 496
Views: 77,715
Posted By southernsmoke
Is there any sort of physics formula or general...

Is there any sort of physics formula or general rule of thumb for calculating what it will take to capsize a boat? I'm talking about a 25'+ keelboat here, not a sunfish, which everyone knows can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By southernsmoke
two slips is enough for a cat! (i kid..)

two slips is enough for a cat!


(i kid..)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By southernsmoke
Thanks for the links, I called all those places...

Thanks for the links, I called all those places today plus a few others I have found. I'll let you know how it goes, price wise, in case anyone else is looking in the area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,932
Posted By southernsmoke
Hello: My boat is currently in new bern, but...

Hello:

My boat is currently in new bern, but I want to move it to oriental, hopefully as early as july 1. Can anyone give me a recommendation of a place to keep the boat? Main considerations...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
Had the survey done, boat was in better condition...

Had the survey done, boat was in better condition than I expected. No major hull issues, and only two small blisters. Kept it on the hard and painted it, launched it Friday after working half the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,605
Posted By southernsmoke
Is it really possible to get a DUI if you're...

Is it really possible to get a DUI if you're rowing and not under engine power?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
I'm from the New Bern area. Not "sailing"...

I'm from the New Bern area. Not "sailing" anywhere yet but I hope to change that very soon. Boat will be down near oriental.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
Yep, its the same boat. I feel a got a very good...

Yep, its the same boat. I feel a got a very good deal and it is perfect for what I am looking for. They accepted my first offer, as well, which I wasnt sure they'd do.

Going on a test sail and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
well, i hope "no news is good news" because I...

well, i hope "no news is good news" because I made an offer on it today
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By southernsmoke
off topic, but are you based near oriental?

off topic, but are you based near oriental?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 6,133
Posted By southernsmoke
tanzer 27

Does anyone have any experience with this make/model of boat? The model I am looking at is from the early 80s.

I'm interested in what its limitations are, any "rules of thumb" for upkeep costs,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,495
Posted By southernsmoke
Well, your argument pretty much boils down to...

Well, your argument pretty much boils down to "this is my opinion, I dont need to define or defend it" so I guess we will have to agree to disagree.

I think that if more kids had goals like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,495
Posted By southernsmoke
What makes you think that kids have changed? ...

What makes you think that kids have changed? They havent, (actually, if you look at the studies, kids in the US today are physically maturing (puberty) earlier than ever) only what society expects...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,495
Posted By southernsmoke
Mark me down in the "GO FOR IT" category. From...

Mark me down in the "GO FOR IT" category. From what it sounds like, the kid has more experience than many people here, and if this is what he wants to do, and his parents think he is ready, turn him...
Forum: Provisioning 05-06-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,698
Posted By southernsmoke
YES x 1000

YES x 1000
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