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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2010
Replies: 123
Views: 14,639
Posted By soulfinger
I agree with CD. Good show.

I agree with CD. Good show.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,658
Posted By soulfinger
Wow, it looks like I got really hosed on the...

Wow, it looks like I got really hosed on the netting. I always trusted Defender for the best prices...looks like I can't do that anymore.

Should I unthread all the lifelines, and then run them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,658
Posted By soulfinger
How to install lifeline netting.

So, I just ordered $300 worth of netting from Defender to install around my lifelines as a last line of defense against my increasingly mobile daughter falling overboard. Anybody know what's the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,115
Posted By soulfinger
I've bought two boats now without a survey. The...

I've bought two boats now without a survey. The first was a Catalina 250--I think with these modern "bleach bottle" boats that have very little in the way of "systems", it is very unlikely that the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,890
Posted By soulfinger
I clicked on this thread, because I too have...

I clicked on this thread, because I too have wondered at this question, and was curious to see what the peanut gallery would say about it. I think tomandchris gave about the perfect answer. It will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,700
Posted By soulfinger
Let's clear a few things up here: This...

Let's clear a few things up here:

This well is not flowing at 100,000 barrels per day, as is being reported in the media. No well on earth has ever flowed at that rate. Your information from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,700
Posted By soulfinger
I won't dispute that this is a disaster, and I...

I won't dispute that this is a disaster, and I hope heads roll for it. However, I'm very skeptical about this guy's claims that the well is actually leaking at 70,000+ barrels per day. I don't care...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 68,700
Posted By soulfinger
This is a worst-case scenario in the sense that...

This is a worst-case scenario in the sense that the multiply redundant BOP systems seemed to have all failed. Deepwater exploration is challenging for sure (I do this for a living), but occurrences...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 8,282
Posted By soulfinger
Texoma x 1000

Texoma x 1000
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,755
Posted By soulfinger
Yes, quite sure. For some reason,...

Yes, quite sure.

For some reason, Beneteau enjoys a reputation (by some) that their boats are a "step up" from a Catalina, when in fact they are generally a bit less expensive. If nothing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,044
Posted By soulfinger
This one says it has a fin keel, which should...

This one says it has a fin keel, which should tack better than the full-keeled Morgans.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-08-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,755
Posted By soulfinger
I find it hard to believe that Beneteaus would...

I find it hard to believe that Beneteaus would hold up better in the charter fleets than Catalinas. I do know that Beneteaus are about 10 to 15% less expensive for the same size length boats.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,755
Posted By soulfinger
Interesting thoughts all. My 350 might be a...

Interesting thoughts all. My 350 might be a little tight for cruising with a family, but I think a couple could make it work easily. I wouldn't feel comfortable sailing my boat in true bluewater,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-01-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,755
Posted By soulfinger
Why no Catalinas in the Caribbean?

As I was reading my "Mainsheet" magazine, I found an apparent paradox. The one story from a C400 owner who had cruised the Caribbean mentioned that he hadn't seen any other Catalinas in his voyages....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-22-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,389
Posted By soulfinger
I think the open stern is to facilitate the...

I think the open stern is to facilitate the jettisoning of unruly crew members. Other than that, I think it's plain silly.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-22-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 11,792
Posted By soulfinger
We have a 9-month old and we're doing fine with...

We have a 9-month old and we're doing fine with it. We have a pack 'n play bungeed in the cabin where we can put our kiddo for naps, or if we need to do something with the boat. Our tolerances for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 8,722
Posted By soulfinger
Is sailing about really just about "roughing it"?...

Is sailing about really just about "roughing it"? I thought sailing was about freedom, and being able to do what you want to do, how and when you want to do it. Maybe some people sail to rough,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By soulfinger
I really doubt that there are many boats that...

I really doubt that there are many boats that look good at the dock but actually sail that bad, except maybe for some old gaff-riggers, and no one would call those dock condos.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,344
Posted By soulfinger
From what I gather, most of the naysayers here...

From what I gather, most of the naysayers here haven't actually read the article.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,344
Posted By soulfinger
I found this article interesting as well. I...

I found this article interesting as well. I think the "mainster" would be good for those with roller furling headsails whose masts have an extra track on them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By soulfinger
Did you ride out the storm on your boat?

Did you ride out the storm on your boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,960
Posted By soulfinger
I'd love to replace my cabin lights with LEDs,...

I'd love to replace my cabin lights with LEDs, but for the price, I'm better off buying a generator!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,458
Posted By soulfinger
Can't comment on the Pearson, but I did own a 250...

Can't comment on the Pearson, but I did own a 250 for a while. It has some good features--it probably has the biggest cabin of any 25 footer, and it also has a huge cockpit with stern rail seats. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By soulfinger
The question to CD's answer is "What major boat...

The question to CD's answer is "What major boat company has never been foolish enough to think that owners want big white fiberglass rollbars on their boats?"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By soulfinger
Ummm..what did Beneteau do?

I've never been a huge fan of Beneteau euro-styling, but it looks like their new round of big boats is going to feature fiberglass traveler arches like we haven't seen since the Hunters of the late...
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