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Search: Posts Made By: oysterman23
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Like many cruisers I carry tanks on my deck. And I frequently sail well offshore. A couple of notes:

1. Wave action can be brutal. I have had two of my tanks cracked by wave action. It's not fun...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Winterizing a boat

I make a wooden frame with a lot of pitch (steep sides) and throw a couple of tarps over it. Use good quality tarps and tie them snug; flapping in the breeze can damage the boat's finish.

Shrink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By SOVT
Re: Docking in a crosswind

Actually I love those kind of days.

I fly a B757 across the Atlantic weekly and for the most part automation has taken the fun out of what we do. But every now and then you get a serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By capecodda
Re: Minimum Draft

Good question, doesn't sound like Maine does it:D


Around here the mud goes on forever in some bays. People wading in have been know to get sucked in and never been heard from again.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,128
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

With only 20 slips, I assume you are easily replaced? Have to consider whether you are willing to leave over this.

That said, he was clearly wrong, as I understand your side of the story. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I can endorse either one or two part Petit paints for doing the whole topside area. While one part (EZPoxy) is maybe 40% cheaper, I can't really say that the two part (EZPoxy2) is really any harder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,718
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Quick meals or snacks?

I will admit, hard to do as a chef, but we always have some canned soup on board. I prefer Progresso of different varieties, try to find the low sodium ones. A hot clam chowder is pretty tastu on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 3,858
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Some people's children...

You don't have pants-optional Thursdays at your office?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,768
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yup, but ya know, after reading it online in PDF form, I found it was much more palatable to read as a book in my hands. I also keep it on my boat.

The guy has done a lot for singlehand sailing,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,768
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Actually I think it is one of the most useful tips so far.

Speaking of one hand, I recommend a pee bottle and a strict rule never to pee over the side while single handing. It's too much of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,966
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

"Never again". ROFL, I can agree at times with that. One day we had a rock star courtesy of the local big-name loft on a 45' boat, racing up close to the shore in unfamiliar waters and he's shouting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By BoxedUp
Re: More miserable November sailing (southeastern NY)

I would trade that "miserable" November sailing anytime for the most beautiful day at work!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,046
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rudder Failures

"I'm wondering what the cause is."
Falling standards and the rise of the hoi polloi, Smack.
First you let people play tennis in anything other than tennis whites. Then you let them use (horror)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,993
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Your Favorite U.S. Coastline

This one's for Oyster Man. Penobscot Bay for 9 days. Yeah, I'm jess bein' mean.

So, throw the Maw-g'n on a trailah, and haul the bast'd upta Rockland. Takes 'bout ten owahs ta get he-ah. ...
Forum: Apps & Authors 09-27-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,259
Posted By Mr. Bubs
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag14/Mr-Bubs/CAPSLOCK_zpsaab421ed.jpg
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2014
Replies: 192
Views: 13,926
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

If I were you I'd pull it and replace it with a depth sounder.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,226
Posted By captain jack
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

and, when you swallow this pill it somhow keeps your outside clean from inside? what will science come up with next:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Alex W
Re: Not impressed with Samson Ultra-Tech line

I'm aware of the differences in these two lines. Genoa sheets are short and lightly loaded compared to their size (since they are sized for comfort).

If your foresail is around 600sqft then in...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 08-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,624
Posted By mad_machine
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

I grew up in OCNJ.. back before it became a haven of McMansions. Friends of ours owned the now defunct 59th street pier and we would go surfing in Corson's inlet. With an outgoing tide, it would...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 14,226
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Just don't jump in while in the marina. I just don't trust dock wiring.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,631
Posted By goboatingnow
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

French bread, vine tomatoes, Camembert and some nice deli meats. A bottle of nice chilled white.

Next

Dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 4,284
Posted By PaulKroll
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

I've been wondering about the real world apocalypse of utopian leftists and right wing fascists that are everywhere wanting to tell us all how to live our lives. On the sea maybe there is a place...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 9,228
Posted By Minnewaska
Give AIS a rest

This was a new phenomenon. Over these last few weeks, I've repeatedly heard sailboats hailing commercial vessels, having identified the commecial vessel via AIS. Generally, a good practice to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By TQA
Re: Winch Free Spins

The digital camera is your friend. Take pictures of EVERY STEP as you dismantle them.

Tape down the edges of the box around the winch. Those springs will try to escape and go for a swim.

If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,018
Posted By miatapaul
Re: If you live in Hawaii.....GET YOUR BOAT OUT OF THE WATER ASAP!!

My brother was going to come to the mainland (lives on Maui) but does not want to leave his house. He is high enough that he is not worried about storm surge. I know that a lot of the marinas there...
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