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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,381
Posted By equitiman
hmmm...I was all for the Portugal idea...I guess...

hmmm...I was all for the Portugal idea...I guess no one else is interested?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-24-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 11,546
Posted By equitiman
My friends say I am too nice but...

I think you guys are being too hard on CaptKris. He has come onto this thread and done a fair job owning up to the mistakes of Kacper's vist. I don't find the tone of his posts to be the least bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2007
Replies: 191
Views: 20,187
Posted By equitiman
Man this is ridiculous.... Some Americans...

Man this is ridiculous....

Some Americans don't like Europeans
Some Europeans don't like Americans
Some Americans like Europeans
Some Europeans like Americans

...problem solved.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,036
Posted By equitiman
Well put!!!

Well put!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By equitiman
Okay...so...like many things it is technically...

Okay...so...like many things it is technically possible but completely impractical! Well it was just a crazy thought and I figured that it wasn't feasible anyway so I'm not too disappointed. Thanks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By equitiman
Changing rig type

Okay...I'm not sure if this is a really stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyway...

Is it possible to change a boat from a bermudian rig to a gaff rig? Does a given boats design...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2007
Replies: 63
Views: 8,834
Posted By equitiman
Okay...how many people stopped an thought about...

Okay...how many people stopped an thought about which way they coil a line?

I tried to imagine coiling a line counter-clockwise in my head and let me tell you it was a very clumsy effort :D:D:D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-07-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,535
Posted By equitiman
Errr...I thought b*******e was a censored word on...

Errr...I thought b*******e was a censored word on this forum...:D :D :D

Where's the administrator???
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By equitiman
I say don't ever go without calm nerves. All the...

I say don't ever go without calm nerves. All the equipment in the world won't help you one bit if you panic the instant something goes wrong.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 14,632
Posted By equitiman
Wow so many good points made on this thread...but...

Wow so many good points made on this thread...but I like this one the most...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-21-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,363
Posted By equitiman
Very good suggestion (except I would raise the...

Very good suggestion (except I would raise the main before easing the topping lift :D:D:D)...you think you have it all planned out in your head until you get out there and suddenly there seems to be...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,055
Posted By equitiman
Well as I said I know the basic rules but in this...

Well as I said I know the basic rules but in this instance I wasn't quite sure what the rule was. On one hand I thought I was still considered to be "under sail"...but on the other whether or not I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,055
Posted By equitiman
Thanks again for all your replies. Shouting to...

Thanks again for all your replies. Shouting to him might have worked however by the time he was within shouting distance it would have probably been too late for him to take any avoiding action he...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,055
Posted By equitiman
Thanks guys...well at least I know now that the...

Thanks guys...well at least I know now that the answer isn't perfectly clear...so it isn't just me <G>. Just to clarify, had neither of us taken any action he would have t-boned me. He was on a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,055
Posted By equitiman
Thanks SD. What you said makes perfect...

Thanks SD. What you said makes perfect sense...but I also remember my sailing instructor telling me to always heave-to onto a starboard tack so that you are (usually) the stand-on vessel. So I'm...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 5,055
Posted By equitiman
Question about Stand on Vessel

Hi,

The basic rules for which vessel is stand on are rather simple and I believe I understand them. But I had an incident last weekend in which I wasn't quite sure what to do.

I had hove-to...
Forum: Chartering   06-15-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,009
Posted By equitiman
I definitely have to agree that some dogs are...

I definitely have to agree that some dogs are more suited to water than others. I bring my Golden Retriever sailing with me sometimes and he is freaking out the whole time...not because he is scared...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By equitiman
If you don't like to sail...

Then by all means get the Columbia. I bought a boat that was in pretty good shape (only needed a few minor things fixed) and it wound up costing twice as much and taking three or four times longer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 8,401
Posted By equitiman
Heh heh...never heard that one before! Have fun...

Heh heh...never heard that one before! Have fun looking at the boats and with whichever one you buy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,616
Posted By equitiman
Worthwhile

...Sorry K that really really sucks. Not much else to say. Perhaps another part of the silver lining is that you got a crash course in boat maintenance...now when you need to work on your "someday"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By equitiman
In principle I agree that this idea would be...

In principle I agree that this idea would be nice...however I don't think there will ever be a consensus about what is the "best gear" since such a concept varies based on different peoples needs,...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-16-2007
Replies: 150
Views: 30,180
Posted By equitiman
Nice to hear...

Hey Jim,

It's nice to hear about your ongoing adventure and follow along on this thread. If you do decide to do the RYA course in Gibraltar, contact Cathy (Trafalgar Sailing School, RYA Sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By equitiman
Thanks...

Thanks SD,

I must have been getting polyurethane and polysulfide mixed up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By equitiman
PVC Adhesive

Hello again,

Sorry but I'm almost done with all of my annoying questions... I have purchased a nice new shiny rubrail to compliment my nice new two-part poly paint but I am not sure which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,055
Posted By equitiman
If it is in fact on the aft side of the mast then...

If it is in fact on the aft side of the mast then my guess is that it is probably for the topping lift.
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