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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Mycroft
Kindle book Longitude on sale again

Probably today only and only in US. $1.99 Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time eBook: Dava Sobel: Kindle Store...
Forum: herSailNet   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,934
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Is it safe to sleep overnight at the marina?

Sal, do you really think taking an offensive approach and calling them nuts is going to be productive?

Next time a discussion of waste systems, repower or anchors comes up, should I suggest the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 7,939
Posted By Cottage.Girl
Re: Sailing school reviews

A little late to this party, but I'll chime in with my two cents on Virgin Islands Sailing School.
My husband and I took the ASA 101, 103, 104 and 114 courses with Captain G in November, 2014. We...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-18-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 1,852
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Memorial Day Weekend

Donna, you can use my boat on Monday, Memorial Day - I have to work.

Gary :cool:
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-12-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,465
Posted By Leeway
Re: Missing Sailboat: Voyage Puerto Vallarta to Galapagos

Post Script: Denise is Denny, mpjhawk is a sister, as am I, Leeway, and there are 4 other sisters - all in contact with each other daily and praying Denise would come through this adventure alive. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Sailboat cost spread sheet

My previous boat was in a partnership. I found a very cool app for planning/tracking use, expenses, checklists, you name it. It's here:

Nautical Monkey - Sharing Made Simple...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-07-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,517
Posted By punahougirl84
Re: experience to start a thread

I'm new as well, though I've been reading posts here for a long time as answers to my questions come up here in Google searches.

If new people couldn't start threads, it might be hard to post in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-04-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,014
Posted By Rhapsody-NS27
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Here you go, to help you out. :)

Mountains and Seashore (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Catalina 30 - Help!


Moyer Marine is now casting new cylinder heads and other parts that were no longer available.

The Atomic-4 is undergoing something of a renaissance. Parts are plentiful and affordable....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-27-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,999
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: SE Asia to New zealand (or near by)

So young Kris, I am at the Reebak Island Resort in Langkawi, malaysia. I will be looking to depart here for Thailand at the end of the week, I don't leave on Fridays, Saturday night good crusierr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By hellsop
Re: Someone help the fishing newbie, plz!

Seconding this recommendation. That's the book I've got and it's pretty detailed. Not only about rods and reels, lines and lures, but includes an extensive identification section, how to kill your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By justflie
Re: Where to get OpenCPN charts?

Ok, finally figured out where i saw this. Check the OpenCPN facebook page. On Monday they posted "New Chart Downloader and Updater plugin released". That's why you're not seeing the option in the...
Forum: herSailNet   03-30-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Runshari
Re: Women in Boston/North Shore Area?

You nailed it, Donna. I lurk all the time, but rarely post. I wish more women would post - there's so much knowledge and experience here. Flythrough, good luck with your quest for the perfect boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By GrahamO
Observations From the 'Field'

Well into our second cruising season I felt it was time to pay back all the help we received from this forum by adding some of my observations on equipment options. I do not presume to be an expert...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By TakeFive
One-day sale on WestMarine paints

I thought you might be interested to know that Westmarine has a "Fantastic Friday" sale on their WM-branded paints today.

I've used Pettit Vivid the last 4 years, but want to change to a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,850
Posted By 4arch
Re: Lippincott Question

Wicked - I'm a former L30 owner and agree it's a great boat! Bought and sold mine from Tom Lippincott at Salt Yacht Brokerage in Rock Hall. He'd probably be the best person to ask about the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By eherlihy
Re: 6 years of cost data

Donna, I suggested that he send me the XLS, and I will post to photobucket or dropbox as a jpg. That way no one else can edit it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 39,192
Posted By svHyLyte
Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair-Final Report

Well--It is now 2-1/2 years since making our home-cooked repair/upgrade to our Day-Night Solar Vent (see Post #42) and, as previously reported, other than a slight burp caused by the formation of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 5,741
Posted By Melrna
Re: Stay away from Key Colony Beach...Sailing Related version.

Anne and I cannot thank Gary and Carol enough for hosting us. We had a great time in Marathon. We miss them already. We hope to see them this summer when we venture up the Chessie this summer.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-02-2015
Replies: 434
Views: 25,842
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Do you know what I do, when I can't sail or even work on my boat?

Out of feelings of impotence and frustration, I buy crap for my boat. This usually results in a backlog of shiny hardware to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-31-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,014
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Hi Chuck.

I'd like to be clear about something - getting good speed out of a boat doesn't mean putting the rail in the water. In most cases on almost every boat putting the rail in the water slows...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,014
Posted By MedSailor
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

The cruising woman's advisor, by Diana Jessie is my wife's favorite.

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,014
Posted By clmartin0721
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

I will get the book today, that is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.

Also, thank you for you responses, I really appreciate your input....even if I seemed a little testy on my previous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By PaulinVictoria
New lifelines

Well after one of my old wire lines failed (note that it failed at a fitting, not in the wire itself which is pretty common I understand), I decided to replace them with synthetics.
The lower eye...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By BubbleheadMd
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