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Search: Posts Made By: FalconEddie
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By FalconEddie
Hmm. What a nice thought - - the perfect sailing...

Hmm. What a nice thought - - the perfect sailing mate - - she would be, well, perfect, like that girl on "The Fifth Element".

Except then, as the glassy look fades from my eyes and reality...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-23-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By FalconEddie
Cellphone Masthead Antennas

Thanx for the response, Larry, after even six monthes. I am fairly conversant with most technologies, but not really up to speed on these cellular boosters, though I have heard several stories (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By FalconEddie
wasn''''t anyone scared?

I was not scared the first times I went out, but that''s because I''m an idiot. You see, once I had time to get my eyes opened, I got scared. Then I got better prepared and made better plans and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-17-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 4,142
Posted By FalconEddie
What items would YOU take cruising??

Of course, all of the spares type stuff others have mentioned, and add to that:

Patience - Not all other boaters are considerate when waking, anchoring, docking, etc.

Humility - Be slow to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By FalconEddie
Northeast Weather

I have heard the weather in the northeast could be unsettled. I heard it while I lived on the coast north of Boston and in Boston Harbor for fifty years.

I moved to Florida, where the weather is...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-08-2005
Replies: 224
Views: 93,760
Posted By FalconEddie
Who''''s living on what??

Ah, yes, if only it were that simple. Here I sit aboard my dream boat, in Cortez, on the Intercoastal Waterway just south of Tampa Bay. Just a few short days ago, while watching a perfect sunset and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 4,928
Posted By FalconEddie
Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor

For many years, bot on my own boats and those of customers in yacht service, I have removed stainless shackles as soon as possible and in place installed new Galvy items of the proper size.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,761
Posted By FalconEddie
Dual Anchor Windlass options

I have never seen what I''m trying to picture what you''re talking about, but cannot say I have ever seen it done on that unit. Google ''Lighthouse Windlass'' and you''ll see some examples.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,555
Posted By FalconEddie
regatta pointe marina

Angie & Richard!! I was over to your new marina and it''s huge!! I couldn''t find your boat. What slip are you in??

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By FalconEddie
florida marinas

Izabella01 said: taurus.. did you get into boot key moorings? from what you were saying in april you are unaware of the politics of boot key harbor.. why not get on the liveaboard list and ask...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 7,353
Posted By FalconEddie
Best Hull type?

It has been my delightful journey into adventure that has provided me with the insight that, whenever I discover something new, I find in myself new, untapped idiocy with which to approach it.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By FalconEddie
Keel Bolt question

I have done this operation a number of times and it is not easy.

First, it is entirely possible that only one of the keel bolts is stricken with the contaminates that cause the electrolysis and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By FalconEddie
Keel Cable/Tow/NavigationLoss

First off, your swing keel is down. It is a rusty Iron slab 6 feet long that is fat at the bottom and it weighs 300 pounds. Some of these have a dual cable system, one cable pulls it up and the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By FalconEddie

I have been rigging boats for years and have lived aboard my own sailboats for about 20 years. Every once in a while, I get some noise and after all this time, I''m fairly used to what''s ''normal''...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 2,288
Posted By FalconEddie
Getting Dog from Water into Sailboat

I have seen dogs go up regular house ladders pretty effectively, though they are usually scared to death while doing it. I have been wondering if some wider (say, five inch wide) teak steps on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 4,157
Posted By FalconEddie
Scuba Compressor

I have two friends who have taken different tacks at this and I myself find it daunting.

One friend has begun assembling a variety of new and used components and is making his own compressor for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By FalconEddie
Repairing inflatables

I just went through this whole process and discovered a couple of basic facts of life concerning RIB repair.

1.) There is no ''quick and easy'' way.

2.) Get the boat out of the water and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By FalconEddie
Abandoned Sail Boat???????

Last year I was pushed by circumstance to quickly get my boat out of one port and move 160 miles north. I was in process of building the boat and scrambled to get many things done, even installing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By FalconEddie
Weight distribution

Don''t do anything that might result in difficult handling in an emergency situation.

For instance, let''s say you ballast aft (sounds good, and should work well) and suddenly your steering fails....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By FalconEddie
Home Hull Construction

I used exactly that schedule to repair the ruined deck of a 45 foot ketch.

Truth? It was INCREDIBLY strong, and VERY heavy. The big ketch could handle it like nothing. I''m not quite as sure about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 2,761
Posted By FalconEddie
Dual Anchor Windlass options

Simpson Lawrence seem like good people and I''m sure they can help you out - - but - - and please, I mean no offense - - get the fad/crap piece of aluminum tinkertoy off your bow and stow it below....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 2,222
Posted By FalconEddie
Convincing the significant other to go cruising

There are too many important issues to consider to fit in a posting.

"Twenty years from now you will regret more the things you did not do than the things you did. Mark Twain"

On the other...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-01-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By FalconEddie
Cellphone Masthead Antennas

I am looking to install a good and simple masthead cellular antenna and the special ''low loss'' cable (which I''m not really clear on) to get both cellphone and internet access while cruising. I''m...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By FalconEddie
Cellphone Masthead Antennas

I am trying to find out what might be the best (or, most reasonable for my wallet) cellphone masthead antenna and cable setup for me to install. I also hope to use it for internet access.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By FalconEddie
Should transmission be in gear when sailing?

While the reasons for putting the transmission in gear are correct, in my humble opinion, but reinforced by a lifetime as a mechanic and the past 20 years as a marine mechanic, there is another good...
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