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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,052
Posted By Cal28
Re: First boat, no experiance, what to get?

Ron

I see Cal Sailing Club (http://www.cal-sailing.org/index.php/about) has already been mentioned ... not just small dingies as they also offer keelboats as well as your experience level grows
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cal28
Re: Sailing books

The Complete Sailor - David Seidman

Recommended here to me 3 years ago ... best book I've read ... and reread ... and reread
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,944
Posted By Cal28
Re: Let the fun begin

I'd revise that time from twice to three or four times ...

AND add that each project that you start ... leads to 3 more than you need/want to do as well

Good luck ... and remember that you...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-07-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 15,137
Posted By Cal28
Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

TDW

Regarding the Snapware ... the airtight plastic containers are BPA free and most made in the USA ... although some of the glassware is now sourced in Korea and other Asian countries ... air...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,769
Posted By Cal28
Re: Gelcoat Non-Skid

I don't know anything about it ... but found this that I hope might help in some way ...

Non Skid Replacement...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-06-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 15,137
Posted By Cal28
Talking Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

I have been living aboard for three years ... and I do enjoy eating well ... one of life's pleasures ... so I will give you my experience ... please temper knowing that I am not cruising ... sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,309
Posted By Cal28
Re: V Berth Mattress

no matter what you end up doing for matress/padding ... I would highly recommend investing in a Froli system (http://www.frolisleepsystems.com/products1.html) for beneath ... works wonders and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,072
Posted By Cal28
Re: Varnishing Tips, learn with me.

all I can add (as I learn) ... is that I believe I was applying far too much varnish ... cut the amount back drastically ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

ok ... just a quick note as the focus currently is on the electrical system and I saw this (http://www.dmsolar.com/solar-module-1141.html) ...

Two DM 145w Polycrystalline Solar Panels - 290W Total...
Forum: Living Aboard   09-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,986
Posted By Cal28
Re: Looking for a liveaboard in SF Bay Area

SailingChance ...

In the Bay area ... there are deals to be had ... sure you are not going to get a perfect boat WITH running inboard ... in fact most of those available ARE available because the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-30-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 20,102
Posted By Cal28
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

keep coming back to see what's been posted ... as this is one boat I really would love to ultimately settle into ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,751
Posted By Cal28
Re: Man of Leisure

BubbleheadMD

Been living aboard for 3 years ... sounds like you've found many of the same things that has made it a wonderful adventure for me ...

the last 2 months I've stripped the Cal and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

SloopJonB

Thanks immensely ... for taking the time to write this ... and explain ... took me a couple of readings to fully understand ... looked at it all tonight ... and not only is it very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Seafarer

I forgot to measure it Sunday ... but with the good weather got a couple hours work in tonight ... and remembered ...

on the centerline ... headroom is 5' 11.5" under the main hatch...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 5,986
Posted By Cal28
Re: Looking for a liveaboard in SF Bay Area

I was going to write you a longer post ... but just saw this (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/3235483367.html) that was posted on Craig's List 35 minutes ago ... pearson 30ft sailboat in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

A long weekend and actually got alot accomplished ...

The battery box is complete ... and awaiting batteries ...
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

SloopJonB

As SlowButSteady mentioned ... it is a matter that differs marina by marina ... although I have found that private marinas (a vast minority) are abit more liberal in their rules...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Feeling rather good that work is progressing ...yes slowly overall but progressing ... got 3 hours in this afternoon as the weather is finally turning warmer (high 60's) ... and didn't go out to see...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 20,102
Posted By Cal28
Re: Anyone living on a Gemini 105MC

Only in my dreams ... and love every bit of it ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

SloopJonB

Again ... thanks for the tip ...

Did some more research tonight and found this from Don Casey ...
"Most aluminum marine hardware is anodized, and polishing can remove this surface...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Rather a slow week working on the Cal ... but I did get a couple of hours out this afternoon sailing with a friend ...

the weather has been typical San Francisco summer like ... mid 60's so I did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

After my second 4 day weekend almost exclusively working on the boat ... it was a break to get back to work this morning ... still managed to get back late in the afternoon to paint the battery box...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Tom

I understand ... the problem is I don't own a grinder ...

seriously tho' ... I do understand ... and am trying to resolve all of the potential problems that I can ...

major issues still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Took the morning off to peruse 'second hand treasures' ... first at a marine swap meet and then at 'Blue Pelican Marine (http://www.bluepelicanmarine.com/)' consignment shop in Alameda (a favorite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 7,877
Posted By Cal28
Re: Cal 28 Flushdeck project

Another full day working on the Cal ... got the plywood cut and shaped for the port side of the aft bulkhead ...
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