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Search: Posts Made By: blueranger
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,808
Posted By blueranger
Essential knots?

Last night as I was unpacking some boxes from my recent move, I came across a book of knots/ropework. So I got to thinking, what would you consider the essential knots a beginner should know and why...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,652
Posted By blueranger
Re: Where does the dollar go the furthest?

Thank you for the responses! KW is going to be the jumping off point but I've been all over the US. Time to see some new shores. SE Asia sounds incredibly appealing. Always looking for ideas. Thanks!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,652
Posted By blueranger
Where does the dollar go the furthest?

Hi,

Looking for ideas from cruisers. I'm still amassing the kitty but I got to wondering. What destinations have you found where the US dollar goes the furthest in terms of boat parts,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By blueranger
Hi, Thank you for the help! I thought it was...

Hi,

Thank you for the help! I thought it was a shade 2 or lighter that Stars & Stripes blue Maine Sail but I've never seen either in person. I'm just going by pictures on this site. EBS001, thank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By blueranger
Name that color...

So I've been trying to find a color for my Mirage 24 that I like. I found a picture of another Mirage 24 with a color I really like. It's at the link below. Now the problem. I have no idea what this...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 05-19-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By blueranger
This sounds like something I'd like to do to the...

This sounds like something I'd like to do to the v-berth on my boat; give it a little warmth. But what the heck is a sleeper?

Thanks,
Mike
Forum: Lake Superior 05-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By blueranger
I was pretty happy with Barker's Island Marina....

I was pretty happy with Barker's Island Marina. You can google them for more info.

HTH,
Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,942
Posted By blueranger
Geez eMKay I think it looks awesome! I'm getting...

Geez eMKay I think it looks awesome! I'm getting ready to do this to my boat. Hwo did you prep the bottom? Sand or chemical stripper? If you don't mind me asking what kind of bottom and barrier paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,085
Posted By blueranger
Old merc outboard stuck...

After 3 hours hanging over my transom I come humbly to this forum for help with my head-scratcher. I have an older (1980s) mercury OB 7.5hp. Has forward, neutral, and reverse. Runs like a top; starts...
Forum: Lake Superior 06-20-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By blueranger
I sailed out of Barker's Island in Superior, WI...

I sailed out of Barker's Island in Superior, WI last year. Haven't splashed this year as probably moving for work.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-16-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By blueranger
Just a quick note; once you start grinding away...

Just a quick note; once you start grinding away you might find that the small crack is actually much larger. Make sure you grind out any and all compromised glass. HTH.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By blueranger
I got the impression it was the best hope of a...

I got the impression it was the best hope of a fed-up and worried father and a dis-affected and sinking fast teenager. While stubborness and an inability to ONLY think "inside the box" don't go over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,206
Posted By blueranger
I get nervous around poorly piloted power boats....

I get nervous around poorly piloted power boats. With PWCs, my situational awareness goes to the redline. I've had idiots on these try to swamp me in my sea kayak.

I'd be interested in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-04-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By blueranger
If you have lakefront property (or more likely...

If you have lakefront property (or more likely the backyard) check with the DNR and see if you can sink a mooring ball off your land as Cam suggested. If not, there's lots of used boat lifts on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 8,987
Posted By blueranger
Craigtoo....very cool!!! Congrats on the 1st solo...

Craigtoo....very cool!!! Congrats on the 1st solo sail!

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 8,987
Posted By blueranger
Finally got her out...

Yesterday my wife and finally got the sails bent on and headed out into Lake Superior. It was a perfect day for checking out a new to me boat (Mirage 24). Winds were light with 1-2 waves.

Very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,204
Posted By blueranger
2 hours...

I live in the Twin Cities in Minnesota and keep the boat in Duluth on Lake Superior. 2 hour drive each way. But I used to drive from Salt Lake City to Arizona for a day's hunt so it's all relative to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,103
Posted By blueranger
Where are they tangling?

You mean in the cockpit or out on the deck?

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By blueranger
Any Mirage owners? Stuck boom...

Hi,

I went to replace the gooseneck on my Mirage 24 and encountered several issues. The first one being that the metal slide attached to the aft part of the mast where the boom connects isn't...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
Posted By blueranger
From the reading I did I was under the impression...

From the reading I did I was under the impression that for all practical purposes polyester resin has pretty much been eclipsed for boat building/repair purposes by epoxy due to it's superior...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-06-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,568
Posted By blueranger
Yes: Boat Repair pictures from sailing...

Yes:


Boat Repair pictures from sailing photos on webshots (http://sports.webshots.com/album/379158521lpwriF)

(hopefully link works)

That was my first ever experience with fiberglassing and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By blueranger
Oops...

Of COURSE I have lightning protection HS, do I sound like an idiot? :o :o :o :o Quick mirror check indicates that I do indeed look like an idiot. And I think I detect a small amount of pie on one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By blueranger
Quick thank you to all that replied. Nik, great...

Quick thank you to all that replied. Nik, great idea but for my first attempt at splicing I'd rather it be on something a little less critical than the means of hoisting my mainsail. But I'll use...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-28-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By blueranger
CR, Beautiful pictures and beautiful boat!...

CR,

Beautiful pictures and beautiful boat! Glad the shakedown went well. Agree with HoneyDoII. If the PO is willing to travel along on the shakedown it's a pretty good sign.

Congratulations,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By blueranger
Sealants and halyards...

Hi,

In the Sensible Cruising thread, members SD, Halekai36 and Cam all express reservations about using 5200 and silicone. I need to install a thru-deck fitting to run the cable from my VHF...
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