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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 16,211
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

more free advice..Save Alaska for the summer months, Save mexixo for the winter months.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,522
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Thanks for the info and the warning..
I`m going to venture south not north.

The coldest moment in my life.. I was in a 19`Rhodes open boat. Lake Erie, July 4th weekend 1987. Friday night I sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,522
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Just curious.. What the highest temp of lake Superior in the summer months,??
I hears its very uncompfortabe to swim.
Down here in Erie, in July, August & Sept its been about 75-77 in the open...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,565
Posted By Alibaba
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

:D:D
Make sure your awake and Alert especailly when the Sun start to rise in the morning.
Make sure to keep the sun to starboard or aft at all times until about 11AM.
:D:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,522
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

When I was in 8th grade Gilligan`s Island was very popular. My friend called me the Professor. I didn't discover girls until is was a senior and became more interested in football and sex.
When I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 13,522
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Well its not June yet.. This is a result of all the artic ice melting and the sun hitting the blue water insteasd of the White Ice.
Increasing more energy into the atmosphere, thus more rapid...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum   10-20-2013
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,500
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Sailnet Changes Poll 3

I still cant seem to log on.. Whats the symbol in front of -XXX
Forum: MacGregor   10-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Tatoo yachts vs macgregors

Sure glad I didn't drive to the Annapolis Boat show.. Tatto yachts didn`t bring a 22` to the show.. Just their 26 motorsailer..

Maybe I`ll se it at the Cleveland boat show. Maybe?
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum   10-17-2013
Replies: 13
  Sticky: Poll: Sailnet Changes Poll 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Sailnet Changes Poll 3

Did they shut down the GPR section, I cant get on with my password,
What do they mean add cookies..?
Forum: MacGregor   05-21-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Tatoo yachts vs macgregors

Is that good or bad.. Any reasons not to buy one, MIght take a year ot two to get one.The Mac 19X just didnt seem big enough for cruiseing

I owned a mac 26x.. it was not a vey good SAilboat...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-20-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,810
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

There is no forum section for sunfish boats .. The largets class fleet in the world..

I think this sailfish hull is shot, out in the sun too long.. I wanted to get another Windsurfer, but dont...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-20-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,810
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Lou, thanks for the reply.. I was hoping to sail across Lake erie up on plane at about 2-15 knots.. 2 1/2 to 3 hours 30 miles erie to long point, 20 miles north east PA to long point. closer to...
Forum: MacGregor   05-20-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By Alibaba
Tatoo yachts vs macgregors

From mac sailing pages... I just discovered that Roger`s son is takng over the bussiness nd moving to florida.. Changing he name to tatoo .. I checked the website, the 26 looks the same and it looks...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 6,810
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Q.. I noticed a sunfish in my neigborhood. Siiting outside upside down for about 10 years now. i met the owner, now a 30 ` motorboater, He maybe interested in getting rid of it,
There is no sail,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Sat-nav devices face big errors as solar activity rises

i only watch the Science and ecucational channels.. a recent NASA documentary.
NASA is well aware of the solar flare energy problem.. most satelittes are shielded. NASA has sent Satlites out towards...
Forum: Lake Erie   06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alibaba
Re: anybody interested?

24 june 2012.. I just realized that I missed the CSN concert yesterday up at Presque Isle.

i also noticed tha Sailnet`s lake Erie section has very few readers..
Forum: Lake Erie   05-08-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alibaba
Re: anybody interested?

on June 23rd 2012, Crosby, Stills and Nash (1960`s rock band) has scheduled a concert in Erie Pa to raise money for improvements to the Ere Pa Historical sites.

The Concert will be limited to a...
Forum: Great Lakes   04-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,758
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Quality Marine Surveyors in Great Lakes Region

Good luck getting the boat back..

In 1980 I had Winfield Marine tow my18.000 lb 301 Crosby to Pittsbugh for only $500.00, but gas was probably only 60 cents a gallon back then.

I am currently...
Forum: Lake Erie   04-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Alibaba
Re: anybody interested?

If you are willing to share stories and photos. If you use Facebook, Twitter, or have a blog. If you are willing to help spread the Unsalted Sailing love in your neck of the woods…we’ love to hear...
Forum: Great Lakes   04-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,758
Posted By Alibaba
Re: Quality Marine Surveyors in Great Lakes Region

Grand River Raider,
. its been a few months sine your post, any luck..??
The last time I was on the Grand River was 1980, I had an ole Wooden boat called the Ali Baba which was docked at Ray...
Forum: Lake Erie   02-11-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Alibaba
I spent years in Presque Isle Bay. Kept my MAc...

I spent years in Presque Isle Bay. Kept my MAc 26X at The old cherry St marina and the new and improved Bay harbour East marina.
I have Sailed over to long Point Canada , Port Dover, Turkey point,...
Forum: Lake Erie   02-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By Alibaba
Sounds good.. Do you have 120-Volt power...

Sounds good.. Do you have 120-Volt power available so I can plug in my Fender Amp and Les paul. Afer dark I play the Solo to the Edmund Fitzgerald full Volume, It attracts the WallEye`s and scares...
Forum: Lake Erie   02-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,715
Posted By Alibaba
i used to tow my Mac 26 up to Erie twice a month....

i used to tow my Mac 26 up to Erie twice a month. I preferred Sandusky Bay because if its too rough to go out into the lake you can Still Sail on the Bay or go to Cedar Point.

A few of my friends...
Forum: Lake Erie   02-11-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By Alibaba
if you need a crew, I can help, especially since...

if you need a crew, I can help, especially since I sold my Mac 26X last year.

I am the 2nd best sailor on the planet.. (10,000 others tied for first place)

I had sailed out of The Grand River...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,268
Posted By Alibaba
Willaiam Crosby, rudder magazine designed the...

Willaiam Crosby, rudder magazine designed the Snie in 1931. his next design was a 30`motorsaisler callled the Terrapin. i bought one in 1978, for $1500. African mahojeny hull, white oak framed,...
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