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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By katiejai
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

My understanding is that you should never accept a tow line but give them yours. do not know the situation with Sea Tow or Boat US--do you have some kind of agreement with them ahead of time--I do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By katiejai
Re: Salvage claim in Louisiana against an abandoned sailboat

I am always suspicious of news stories as we never seem to get the whole story. So the company seeking salvage rights--called the boat owner and was told that it had been abandoned because of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-24-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,183
Posted By katiejai
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

looks like a beauty--happy sailing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,882
Posted By katiejai
Re: Companionway bars

No, bars may not stop a determined home invasion but it will slow them down!! May even deter them altogether if they are not prepared to deal with bars. Hopefully it would give you time to call for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-12-2015
Replies: 247
Views: 14,926
Posted By katiejai
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Do you recommend a particular brand of portable icemaker? Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 5,485
Posted By katiejai
Re: Labrador...

Hey Captbillc
WOW is all I can say!!! Absolutely wonderful that you are still sailing at 93. Hope I am able to do anything at that age--never mind keep sailing. I am just getting started and have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,389
Posted By katiejai
Re: Rig tension too tight?

I just read an article on this well seemed more like a whole course on how to adjust the rigging to the right tension. There were 12 steps to go through. HE KEPT GOING BACK TO FOLLOW BOAT...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By katiejai
Re: seacocks

I will post a picture of the stern and cockpit as soon as I am able to get the US 25 hauled and cockpit cleaned out of leaves. It is currently two hours away. Thanks for all who have replied. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By katiejai
Re: seacocks

I will post a picture of the stern and cockpit as soon as I am able to get the US 25 hauled and cockpit cleaned out of leaves. It is currently two hours away. Thanks for all who have replied. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2015
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,128,802
Posted By katiejai
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

PEI hope to circumnavigate the island--ha ha. Nova Scotia and eventually head south to warmer climes--likely not this year BUT as the boat US 25 is still being refitted hope to at least get some...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2015
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,128,802
Posted By katiejai
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Do you sail down? If so what is the best time to start out and what is your preferred route? how long does it generally take you and do you go at a leisurely pace or do 24/7? Thanks
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2015
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,128,802
Posted By katiejai
Re: cruisin' grounds

Do you sail down--if so when is the best time to start down--how long and what route do you take?/ just bought a boat and looking forward to going south--likely not this year but soon I hope. thanks
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2015
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,128,802
Posted By katiejai
Re: lake superior

Trust you are enjoying the summer on Lake Superior.
If this is something you do yearly-- What route do you take to FL? When is the best time to go down to miss storms? Hurricane season
thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By katiejai
seacocks

Does anyone know if the US 25 has seacocks? I cannot see any holes in the bottom.--the only thing i can see that it would need one for is the sink??? It has an outboard and a porta potti---Does have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,992
Posted By katiejai
Re: Buying a New Stove

thanks for you reply--I am really new to this as just purchased my boat. it had previously had a two burner alcohol stove which is gone-- I do not know the dif between the gas and propane other than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,992
Posted By katiejai
Re: has anyone used an RV propane stove on a boat

Not trying to hijack thread but cannot remember how to start a new one Just wondering if it is possible--if anyone has ever taken a propane stove, and refrigerator and used than on a sailboat---...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 31,530
Posted By katiejai
Re: Florida is at it again

Perhaps they could pass a law that would restrict the length of anchorage---somewhat like camping in some locations--you are only allowed to camp for two weeks in a location and then have to move...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 31,530
Posted By katiejai
Re: Florida is at it again

RV' ers can usually find a walmart

Sorry guess I should have stated that I was talking about the proposed law that would prohibit people from anchoring for even a few hours, overnight or a few...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-30-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,593
Posted By katiejai
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

recently purchased boat that I shop vacuumed 300 pounds of water out of. laughed when I found a couple of sponges under floor boards---had read about that trick. ha ha What amount of water did you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,593
Posted By katiejai
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

glad you got a great deal!!! It just makes it sweeter when you feel you have come ahead. I know the feeling--thought I got a great deal--AND I did BUT the trailer needed new tires--not just air, at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By katiejai
Re: us yachts?

If you search US Yachts 25' you will get some details--I believe the designer was Gary Mull---this boat was also listed as possible a Pearson and one other name.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By katiejai
Re: us yachts?

This was sent to me as I have recently purchased a US Yachts 25' 1981


The US 25 is much maligned in my opinion... the build quality is usually the complaint... maybe so, but these boats are 30+...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By katiejai
Re: Getting Back On the Water

Sounds like a great deal!! All the sailing you can stand without any of the maintenance or headaches. THEN you may have a better idea of what size of boat would work for your family. Taking some...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-29-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By katiejai
US Yachts 25'

just purchased a 25' US yachts by bayliner--was then built as a pearson looking for an owners manual for this boat. Not sure of the rigging as it is a masthead sloop and I have only sailed a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 16,275
Posted By katiejai
Re: Heavy weather sailing

just a mention that when i was taking a sailing course and on the tiller. i started to feel that the boat was being overpowerd---i got a little panicky at the time and kept trying to pinch to stop...
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