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Search: Posts Made By: bljones
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,359
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: Racing 12-12-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,538
Posted By white74
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

Way too many google "experts" on this thread
maybe one of the armchair sailors would care to go and help rimas navigate after they have finished teaching team vestas how to sail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,177
Posted By travlineasy
Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

It's rare that I post in this area of the forum, but I thought this would be very beneficial to everyone.

Last week, I was looking to begin the arduous, annual task of cleaning and waxing my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-05-2014
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,905,111
Posted By PCP
Interesting boat thread:

This “hypocrite smarmonizer ass” is given up. This thread is officially under a new management.

I wish good luck to all. It is no more fun for me to post here since the ambiance has changed; I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 8,605
Posted By czarnajama
Re: Trailer sailer

I have done a lot of sailing over the past five years on such boats - in Poland! There are thousands of boats there which are trailerable, have lots of room below, drop and raise masts UNDER WAY in 5...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,597
Posted By vega1860
Re: Making money with your sailing blog

I have been working on this article for a few weeks (Between beers)

We just uploaded it today. Posted here in its entirety so you don't even have to go to our web site to see it:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,502
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

As I have read through this thread, it seems like KejaGrad, the original poster could be left with more questions than answers. After all there seems to be a number of 'drivers' which could help to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2013
Replies: 1,352
Views: 478,243
Posted By trkarl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I copied the entire post from the other thread because there are some really good ideas here! And, it took me a while to find the damned thread for some reason. linky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,531
Posted By gedaggett
Sewing machine corner

Hey guys,

I contributed to another post and to keep it from being permanently high jacked I figured I would start a thread for folks to ask questions about sewing machines seeing as it is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 19,057
Posted By jimgo
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

I have a list of a few that I've enjoyed on my blog site ( Those include:

Sail Far Live Free - Sailboats, Sailing News, and Gear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Hiring Contractors -RANT

Post like this kinda irk me, I'm sure it must irk other contractors. Why do people that do not have the knowledge or know how to do something; ask for quote then try to beat the contractors in a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By willey
Get the word out there.

Hello my name is Lloyd Willoughby. I joined your site last night. I am a 75 year old senior citizen.
It is my hope to get the word out. I have Nordica 16 Sailboat complete with trailer and brand...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,196
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

To the original poster...

I think we're probably pretty similar; I've always learned by doing. With me, however, that's always been hampered/tempered by an almost unhealthy obsession for...
Forum: herSailNet 09-14-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 28,565
Posted By Sublime
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

As a female sailor, I have found that I am only able to command a pink or purple vessel. If I'm on a boat that is of any other color, I get distracted, indecisive, randomly toss things overboard and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 34,553
Posted By RobertKWFL
Re: McGregor 36 Catamaran

I do own a Mac 36 in the Florida Keys, and, unlike most other owners, actually spend a portion of every year living aboard. It is minimalist living, but in fair tropical weather I do spend most of my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,849
Posted By capta
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

I am sorry to be so blunt and personal, but it was meant as a wake up call to all those who are blundering around on their boats (not necessarily you, in this case) without knowledge of the rules....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,620
Posted By xort
That BL knows what he's talking about, excellent...

That BL knows what he's talking about, excellent choice!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,676
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Buying neglected boat

I am not generally a fan of C&C's (owned one for 16yrs). the designs were excellent, the build quality erratic. I've surveyed hundreds of them.
I've surveyed a number of + series (34's and 37's) and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 5,481
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

This is one of those threads that seem to go in ways I personnally would never have predicted. I too am sorry that some of the responses were as harsh as they are. To me this young man comes here and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By xort
Re: Insane?

We went from a 26' power boat to a 42' sailboat. Took no lessons. Just jumped in and did it.

So far all we have done is cruised the Great Lakes, down the inland rivers to the gulf, down the west...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By poopdeckpappy
Henry B Smith found

Just heard that they found the Henry B Smith @ 500' intact after 100 yrs.

Now how cool is that
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By administrator
Re: Like Button

I think I'm going to go looking for a 'dislike' button!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By RobGallagher
Biggest JackAss handyman maneuvers

Here is my latest;

I decided to finally install that transducer that came with last Spring's new chartplotter. I was determined to put it in front of the keel. It's psychological. It has to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 14,020
Posted By lsusailing
Smile Re: My Horror Story

Kudos for posting your story. First of all this is why we have a forum (I do not post a lot but I read every single post, great wealth of knowledge).
You did a good job articulating...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By CalebD
Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

So, there now appears to be a "Thanks" button on each post.
I suppose we should all just like it and be thankful that the tech team is trying.
We will all probably end up being thankful that the...
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