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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By islandskipper23
Cleaning mooring pennants?

Hello,

After a long season in service, my Yale Maximoor 2 pennants are fouled with sea lettuce, hairy brown stuff, mussels, etc.

Anyone have a good solution to GENTLY cleaning these? My best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,709
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Technically not on the water, but watching in the rear view mirror as the lug nuts fall out of your wobbling trailer wheel is not an easy sight to forget. Now I check every lug before every trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By islandskipper23
Boat Maintenance Software?

So this may be a long shot, but I am looking for a software or a program to track my boat maintenance with a visualization component. Maybe I am over thinking it -- but I think it would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Queasy crewmember? The "old standards" still work...

I buy a cluster of ginger root and munch on it in the cockpit.

Its very spicy raw and sort of nasty, but its incredibly effective.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,255
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Can Weiman's be bought locally in New England?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By islandskipper23
Mount Gay Rum - Future Uncertain

Oh NO!!!!!!!

Mount Gay Rum refinery closed, future uncertain - Latest News - JamaicaObserver.com (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Mount-Gay-Rum-refinery-closed--future-uncertain)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Boat partnership site

Slayer,

There is a tab on the "classified" bar on the left of the screen of the Sailnet homepage. I dont know how successful it is.

Also, check out the Points East magazine website, they have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 4,130
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Steak, OMG! pan seared!

Its all about letting the steak rest for 5 minutes for the juices to soak back in -- though I often find the wait to be unbearable!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 46,092
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Glenn,

Dont mean to derail the discussion, but just wanted to say how much I loved your book.

I just finished the kindle version in Virgin Gorda (while alternating between your book, Two Years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 27,635
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Favorite meals while sailing...

For those snacks underway, there's something about slices of pepperoni between ritz crackers of triscuits with a slice of sharp cheddar from the block -- so easy so good!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Recommended references for marine electronics

Its a bit old, but the principles are the same -- I like Miner Brotherton's 12-Volt Bible for Boats -- He's got a good sense of humor which makes it very quick to read
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: New England Boat Show

Thanks Tim!

Worked for me too. I hope they have a strong showing of sailboats this year -- it seemed like last year the number of sailboats dropped off.

See you there
Forum: Long Island   01-29-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Places to shop for a family daysailer

X2 for Sailboatlistings.com or Craigslist --- its not uncommon to see Rhodes 19's on Craigslist -- sounds like that would be a good match based on your criteria
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Free Maintenance in Exchange for Sailing?

Could be worse -- at least she's not demanding that you sell the boat!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Free Maintenance in Exchange for Sailing?

Sounds good to me!

(Though not sure you want to move to New England --- its been FREEZING here)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By islandskipper23
Free Maintenance in Exchange for Sailing?

Greetings!

I would be interested in a sailing arrangement with someone in the New England area (New Hampshire through Rhode Island) who has a smaller sailboat (22-35 ft) -- such as Cape Dory,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By islandskipper23
Re: Beginner in Boston, MA

I'd second Boston Sailing Center. They have a great, informative website and the prices are right.

They also have a lot of big boats and its easy to connect with members who need crew to sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 7,656
Posted By islandskipper23
I prefer to sail alone sometimes -- getting on...

I prefer to sail alone sometimes -- getting on the water with a busy schedule is tough enough -- sometimes you just have enough time to get up and go after work
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By islandskipper23
Especially in the caribbean where you can dive...

Especially in the caribbean where you can dive down and see your anchor!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By islandskipper23
Good on ya. Once you master it in the dark,...

Good on ya. Once you master it in the dark, daytime anchoring is a breeze
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 440
Views: 61,119
Posted By islandskipper23
There should be a requirement that all people in...

There should be a requirement that all people in their mid-twenties take a year off an sail the caribbean
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 440
Views: 61,119
Posted By islandskipper23
26 here. Wish I could quit the grind and sail...

26 here. Wish I could quit the grind and sail full-time!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By islandskipper23
Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,191
Posted By islandskipper23
Cape Dory or Alberg 22!

Cape Dory or Alberg 22!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,009
Posted By islandskipper23
Well said!

Well said!
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