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Search: Posts Made By: bljones
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,311
Posted By bljones
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Nope. Boat envy is an equal opportunity affliction. If she doesn't like the current boat, or if there is some aspect she doesn't like about the current boat,if she is not fully and truly invested in...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 265
Views: 60,686
Posted By bljones
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,572
Posted By bljones
Re: Generator

Dock Six Chronicles: New Boat, New Gear, New Reviews, Part One. (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By bljones
Re: Been Away a While... ....somebody has an engine rebuild thread to tie up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By bljones
Re: Been Away a While...


You have been missed.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By bljones
Re: First time Owner

it might simply be snow melt on the deck that ran down the hull until it got to the shadier colder turn of the blige and then froze on the keel. I wouldn't be over worried.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,025
Posted By bljones
Re: One Ship Stupid

As seen on the Dock:

The SeaRay pilot:

The "meh":...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 3,530
Posted By bljones
Re: Dinghy mods

It's already invented- and then it was improved.

Dinghy too tippy? Add Dinghy Dogs (

You'll waste a lot less time, energy and money re-inventing already invented...
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,211
Posted By bljones
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

there is apparently, ahem, a shoal of phlegm in this thread.
Forum: Provisioning 11-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By bljones
Nesting cookware review

here's the downlow-
Two pans
Better warranty than magma
Lower price

Cons: may be hard to find in USA.

Dock Six Chronicles: Galley Gear Review: Nice Nesting Pots and Pans...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-05-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,475
Posted By bljones
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

if you have $1000 to buy, you cant afford to build, and you're not going anywhere bluewater.

On the other hand, there are any number of perfectly acceptable 26-30' tired coastal cruisers needing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 207
Views: 13,521
Posted By bljones
Re: Advice From Young Punks

I am working on my drone driving skills, so i no longer have to take sailing selfies from a camera gorillapodded to the end of a boathook. I'm skipping the whole gopro step, because, sometimes,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By bljones
Re: Just Introducing Myself

JackCalico, welcome aboard.
Two kids, parents with no sailing experience, Lake St Clair and adjacent Great Lakes?
S2 9.2C.
Decent build, relatively popular on great lakes, sails well, great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By bljones
Re: Snappy or otherwise Comebacks

1. Pirates? Are you stupid?
2. I hate yoga. Oh, pirates, not pilates. Sorry, I thought it was a typo, not idiocy.
3. I'm not worried about pirates, I plan to have a ransom contingency fund. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,819
Posted By bljones
The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

A Sailnet sexton dug up CD's post from a few months back:
I admit, I am hard pressed to find the value...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 10,616
Posted By bljones
Re: safe cooking

Alex, "What is unnecessary pollyannaesque condescension?"
I'll take "Armchair Hypothetical $500/mo. Cruisers with All the Answers" for $400.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 10,616
Posted By bljones
Re: safe cooking

I like the simplicity of my non- pressurized alcohol stove. Yeah, lower energy potential than Porpane, but unless you do all of your cooking on high flame, the actual difference is pretty negligible...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By bljones
Re: Mast raising help needed

Looks like a Bayliner Bucc 180 to me:
BUCCANEER 180 sailboat specifications and details on (

Your boat has no backstay, so i...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-04-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By bljones
Re: Seems Like A Great Place For A Greenhorn Like Me.

Welcome aboard. Remember, there are no stupid questions. ask lots.

There are, however, occasionally stupid answers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,447
Posted By bljones
Re: Headset intercom vox

Of course there's sailnet. if it doesn't blow, it sucks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,323
Posted By bljones
Re: Beginner section

Hunter 260- Dodge Calibre of sailboats.
Westerly Centaur- the Rover SD1 of sailboats
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By bljones
Re: New to the forums

Oday mariner, Siren 17, Sandpiper 19, Montgomery 17, or, my American pocket cruiser favourite, a Seaward Fox 17 would be good choices in that LOA range. Stable, fun, simple. All are also pretty...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By bljones
Re: Hello!

Welcome aboard. Nice intro. I think you'll like this place.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2014
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,480
Posted By bljones
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,319
Posted By bljones
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

KejaGrad, this is a poor time of year to be actively boat shopping, so don't get tunnel vision, focusing on what is for sale in the area right now. Wait until early april, and you will start to see...
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