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Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Splitting Shore Power Cable

AC being Alternating Current, I presume. If you have an Inverter/Changer, they often have a setting to isolate the inverter to the off position. At any rate, I have done what you propose. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 6,538
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: How Old is Your Boat

So… are Sailnetters older than CFers?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: New Catalina 400 Owner

Congratulations, Rick. We also own a Catalina 400 MKII. Rosa Nautica is #277, so we're pretty similar. We are also a full keel, but have the in-mast furling. We've only had the boat a bit over...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,236
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I remember careening my boat in the harbor at Moss Landing, California. Try it now and I bet you'd have a bunch of problems with environmental laws!!
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: First sailboat for a very tall guy with a very tall family

Check out the Catalina line of sailboats. They have great headroom.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Spreading the love

To each his own. My idea of Wednesday Night Races (AKA Beer Can Races) is a bit more informal. This is where the racing is less serious. People pick up crew and lots of first-timers try it to see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,394
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: An incredible sail

Thanks Scratchee (and others) for the story (stories).

I'm the guy here with low standards. Just taking off from the dock to go pump the head is a good sail. Skipping the pumping out part makes...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: BoatUS Article

Good job, Brian. I was raised on boats, my children were raised on boats and now it the grandkids' turn. My grandaughter and I are going down tomorrow to wash the boat. She'll wear her lifejacket...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-25-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,236
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob, nice picture of the Valient. (I really want to be bad and say somthing about the flimsy bow roller, but that would be soooo bad - see the P.S.). I have to admit that it is one of my all-time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Bad boat buying experience

Yes, keep us posted. Let us know how it works out and how the boat is!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-19-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,848
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon makes good points about the need for clear footing, and that hand holds are also important. As he points out, the foredecks of many boats would be safer with hand holds. My Catalina 400 is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-17-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 235,848
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon has a good point about the "step" out of the cockpit, but I think that it has some mitigations. On the boat in his picture there are no handholds. I agree that is a recipe for trouble. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,433
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Sad news

SailingJackson sounded like a fine fellow. We are all diminished by this loss. Condolences to all.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-17-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,672
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Tethering singlehanded

Read the thread, "Sad News". Just really sad. Also it points out that with the best of preparation and intentions, even experienced sailors can die out there. So all of us, regardless of the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-13-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,236
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

OK Y'all. Here it is. In answer to the post it or be quiet challenge: 1970? Carmen Giha steel sailing boat! I'd forgotten that this was taken on the day of the Palo Alto Yacht Club Opening Day. ...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-12-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,236
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent. I don't know you. I don't know Bob. I don't got a dog in this fight.

So please think about this: Your post #601 came across as petty and negative and dosen't do a thing to make me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

"The lessor of two weevils."

Who is that quote from??

(hint: not a pirate.)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,007
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Need sailing with family advise!

ASW, Congratulations on your choice of sailing as a family experience. I learned to sail with my parents. I've sailed with my wife (and sons) for 37 years, and now I'm sailing with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,916
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Anchoring Etiquette?

Good answers above. There is one factor that I might address. When you came alongside, about four boat lengths away, and dropped anchor, you pretty much insured that you would be within his arc...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

On my Catalina I just knock the piles down. I'm kind of carefull to do it in a way that they are neat and spread in different directions. I use a bit of PVC pipe to do this. It seems to work really...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Warning: Thread Drift!!

Here's a little story for you. I was a crew on the M/V Clipperton in the 1970's. At that time, at about 200 feet, it was the largest ship in the San Pedro tuna fishing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-27-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,672
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Tethering singlehanded

I agree with Mark, to go forward often when conditions are nice. Practice, practice and practice your various evolutions. Always with an eye on how to make it safer and more efficient. You have to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,142
Views: 52,236
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Interesting, Jeff.

Yet, recently things have been a bit more respectful lately. Let's hope that trend continues. It's up to us.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Cool!!




Yes, we did it! #1000 says it all! It's cool and that's that!!
Anyone want to try for another 1000?
Let's go to the Whiskey thread and have a drink!!
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