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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Chrisian, install a flicker! A batten bolted to the masthead, with a block on the end attached through an eyebolt. Run the backstay through it, but it works better if you replace your backstay with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By Markwesti
Golden Globe 2018

Back to the basics, no electronics !
2018 Golden Globe: solo non-stop, around the world yacht race announcement >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By 2ndimpression
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Nice to see you brought a old boat back to life. I sailed a Merit 25 for close to 9 years.

Didn't see your spin pole up on deck in the pictures.

If you hookup your topping lift then run the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-22-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,646
Posted By RTB
Re: Just Go!

I guess this thread was geared toward people with boats already, but waiting until they think they have the perfect boat. I've said it before, but all you really need is a safe boat, below the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

I'm running tapered sheets lead up to the cabin top winches.

Starting from the sail the sheet goes through:
- the twinger/tweaker which is lead to max beam on the boat at the toe rail.
- The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Faster
Re: Removing/Cleaning/Replacing DataMarine Transducer

Christian

By 'display' I was referring to the actual LCD module itself, not the entire display head. The module is around $60US, I've ordered a couple of them over the years from Signet in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-28-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,663
Posted By captain jack
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

that's pretty much the case in any thread where there is the possibility of more than one opinion:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By aa3jy
Jekyll Island,Ga

Spending some time on Jeykll by cruising the multitude of bicycle trails scattered on the island and enjoying the fresh caught shrimp. Two marinas here do offer some nice amenities to cruisers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,501
Posted By Bill-Rangatira
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

I think the question of quality of build is off base
as a previous owner of an early 70's columbia ... they were built like tanks
i still think the OP should refer this question to the columbia...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

This is the same part that broke. Mine are stainless straps that fatigued with age and use. Easy fix but we had to retire from racing. Luckily it wasn't blowing very hard.

[quote]x2 on flat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By RTB
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

No other marinas. We did anchor out a few times. One good anchorage is off St. Simon Island, near Morningstar Marina. Quite a tide runs there.

Another quite nice anchorage we found, was off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Brunswick Landing Marina,Ga.

The Cruisers iNet, The Water Way Radio and Cruisers Net as well as our 'specific boat' forum has been more than helpful in providing quality as well as quantity info concerning specific requests.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,580
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Water vs Gas

How much beer can this boat store? Best you remove the holding tank for the more important things while cruising.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-20-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

I have a 3350 MORC section. I looked at that tuning guide and I think it's a little high. In San Fran it's windy and I think that works fine, but on the bay you need a little more give. And I use a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Starting them out

I am by NO MEANs an expert parent, but lemme tell you my only experience.

My present wife is a "do-it-all" kind of woman.. She's extremely outdoorsy. She was raising her son essentially solo when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,580
Posted By smurphny
Re: Water vs Gas

There are occasionally plenty of "used" Survivor 35 kits available if you look on ebay. They are larger manual units and seem to be unused surplus. Although older models, they are completely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,466
Posted By mr_f
Re: Some people's children...

For those attempting to keep a tally:

Gary was vague about whether he desired the green coconut margarita or his Barbie-like companion to be "bottoms up".

Chistian is without his trousers,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By nolatom
Re: The best licenses to work on a yacht and quick start your career

I have just mailed off to renew my 100-ton license for another 5 years (by which time I'll be 70! several 'outside consults" needed to fill out the Medical form).

Maybe the US is behind the times,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,686
Posted By outbound
Re: The best licenses to work on a yacht and quick start your career

As a consumer of these services I think its- whatever the insurance company wants to see. So far they have wanted to see
years of service
number of times person has made that specific passage and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By jrd22
Re: Rolly Tasker Sails, Florida

Lots of threads on this subject.
I've bought two sails from them, rf staysail and a rf genoa, both are excellent (offshore). A lot of people are scared off by the low prices and feel that having...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,875
Posted By PBzeer
Re: East Coast Marinas - need no frills just less expensive?

Go a bit past Oriental to New Bern, 'bout as cheap of rates as you'll find, with a number of marina's to choose from.
Forum: Living Aboard   12-15-2014
Replies: 426
Views: 27,865
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Late to the party here, but a few comments picking up on recent posts:


Recent research supports this age-old wisdom: Money definitely can't buy you happiness. Money can buy a lot of things...
Forum: Racing   12-13-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 12,337
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I don't get the point of debating whether these guys should be banned, unless you are in the crowd that writes the $25 million check to send them around the world. If that crowd doesn't trust these...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-13-2014
Replies: 426
Views: 27,865
Posted By Tenoch
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I started reading this thread thinking "Hell yeah, live the life, I'm rich as hell" but by the time I got to this point reading all the posts I'm thinking "F-all I'm dirt poor" :( Truth is I sold...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-09-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,009
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

My mainsheet setup is the same as the factor 4:1 with a 2:1 traveler. No reason to change it for me. I did increase the backstay purchase to 24:1 and run it up to the traveler. Works great while...
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