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Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 951
Posted By Siamese
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Congrats on the O'day. I really like those 25's. Take good care of her and...you know the rest.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By Siamese
Re: mainsail downhaul?

On my Catalina 28, I head into the wind while under sail (no motor), and make sure I have the slack out of the topping lift so the boom won't fall. Always double check it.

With the boat into...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By Siamese
Re: Ready to learn!!

I don't know if Yorksailor was making a joke.

I'm in Michigan so I can't help you out, but if there was someone around here with a sincere interest, I'd take them out for at least two reasons:
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,798
Posted By Siamese
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

If the boat has an outboard, it might be okay not to have a survey, but only if the person that looks it over for your is VERY knowledgeable. If there's water penetration in the deck, do you know...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-22-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Siamese
Re: Boat next week

Welcome to Sailnet. Because you're new to forums let me tell you about my experience.

I use forums regularly for anything from motorcycles, vintage sewing machines, firearms, to guitars, and on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Siamese
Re: sail repair

"I have not been able to get much help from sailrite"

Wow, I read through most of your correspondence with them, and was amazed at how much time they spent corresponding with you. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,889
Posted By Siamese
Re: Retiring soon...

If there was a group of new sailors, and I had to bet money on which ones would still be sailing five years later, I wouldn't put a dime on the ones who said, "As I don't think I can afford a power...
Forum: Chartering   04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,597
Posted By Siamese
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

If ma's an every day drinker, she'd have to be totally agreeable, and know up front that she's going to be put into a situation where booze is not going to be available. Never mind the DT's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Siamese
Re: Buy a boat with "catalina smile"

So yeah, find out the real cost of the repair, and deduct that from the negotiated price. And the cost of the repair is not negotiable, so you need a seller who actually comprehends that.

And I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By Siamese
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

A little bit apples and oranges, comparing a 34 and a 30. I have a preference for one of the brands you mentioned, but that preference is less important to me than my preference for whether I want a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Siamese
Re: Does anyone know what type of boat this is???

It's a Bridges Point 24, Joel White design.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Siamese
Nice Vacuum Cleaner

Found a nice vacuum for my Catalina 28. Not a lot of storage area on the boat, and it has carpet on the cabin sole.

I searched online and found the Eureka Easy Clean Handheld vacuum. It plugs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By Siamese
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

Bad product for what you wanted to do. Those veneers tend to be pretty thin, so getting it off is unlikely. Better choice would have been satin varnish or a light oil base stain followed by...
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