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Search: Posts Made By: okawbow
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By okawbow
Re: Lower rudder bushing

I've cast a bushing in place on my Bristol 24 7 years ago, using JB weld metal filled epoxy. I also used Vaseline on the shaft. It has held up perfectly since then.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 237
Views: 13,578
Posted By okawbow
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

What a ridiculous statement! About 75% of the world lives more than a day from "real" medical care. With that statement as a guide; we certainly shouldn't ever let our children ride in cars. A trip...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Here's how one couple temporarily solved the money problem while living aboard.
http://news.yahoo.com/couple-u-lived-yacht-collected-welfare-prosecutor-224125586.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By okawbow
Re: Best putty or filler for small chips on deck?

I use West epoxy mixed with wood flour until peanut butter consistency.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By okawbow
Re: crazy boom question

Shipping for the boom would be $250.00. So unless you know someone driving past my house on I 70; it would not be cost effective.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By okawbow
Re: crazy boom question

I have a boom that is about 10'5". I'd have to check for sure. It's yours if you can get it from central Illinois.

Chuck
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,230
Posted By okawbow
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

My first sailing was done on an ice boat. Learned some basic things about wind and sails on that. Then my wife won a Super Snark, and we learned how to sail on water. My real sailing education came...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Several years ago, I bought a Magellan Nav 5000DLX hand held GPS off ebay. I think I paid $25.00 or so for the GPS, cradle, manual, and 12V power cord. These units cost over $1000.00 in the early...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

My wife puts rice, flour, beans, etc., in the freezer for 2 weeks before vacuum bagging. The cold kills the bugs that are present in most grains and cereals, and vacuum bagging keeps other bugs out....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 14,460
Posted By okawbow
Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

I had 6 new sails made by Rolly Tasker for my little schooner, that cost about 1/2 of other sailmakers bids. All were custom made from my sketches and fit perfectly. Couldn't be more satisfied after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By okawbow
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

My Cheoy Lee 31' offshore ketch had concrete over cast iron ballast, with no issues after 45 years.
I have to say that the motion of that boat was the most comfortable of any sailboat I've ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By okawbow
Re: Wire rope clips vs. nicopress

I rigged my schooner conversion with galvanized wire and nicopress fittings. I bought the tool used, at a great price. I bought a spool of good quality wire rope and found the fittings and eyes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I'm sure I can get by on $500.00 a month cruising in my Bristol 24, by anchoring instead of staying in marinas, and eating Hormel "Compleats" meals, heated over a sterno can. If one stays away from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,064
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

2 years ago; my wife and I cruised for 4 months from Kentucky Lake, down the Tenn-Tom to Mobile, aL, and then across to Key West, and up the East coast to northern Maine. We spent an average of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 9,885
Posted By okawbow
re: Missing endangered man on sailboat Florida

I've heard of sailors actually anchoring out in the gulf. I sailed from Pensacola to Key West a couple years ago, and the depth in some areas is only about 75 feet. In calmer conditions, one could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By okawbow
Re: Stability

I think the "motion comfort" rating for boats is most accurate when the boat is at anchor. The type and location of the ballast makes a difference in that rating. Also, a sailboat that will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By okawbow
Re: Where to Sell Boat?

I agree that a real buyer wants all the info he can get from an ad. I have sold 3 sailboats from Craigslist ads. I put as much info and pictures as possible in the ads. All the boats sold to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By okawbow
Re: Pearl Harbor...

I was at the Arizona memorial in Honolulu a few years ago. There were more Japanese tourists there than Americans on the day I attended. By the end of a presentation by a survivor of the attack; many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By okawbow
Re: Wood this be a fast boat?

That's right Greg; old wooden boats could never be fast........

Smile Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By okawbow
Re: What would you call this type of rig?

A schooner has two or more masts, rigged fore and aft, with the main or rear mast being equal to or taller than the fore mast(s).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By okawbow
Re: River trip with mast

The lockmasters on the Tenn-tom may put you on either side of the lock, depending on whether any other boats or barges are being locked also. Most of the time, I was told to tie up about midway in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By okawbow
Re: River trip with mast

I've built a pair of sturdy supports from 2x4's that held the mast well above sitting head level. That way, the mast could be carried on the centerline of the boat, and still be high enough to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 15,719
Posted By okawbow
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

You do need to get the boat first, before you sail it offshore.........Give him a break.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 15,719
Posted By okawbow
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

A properly modified Bristol 24 is comparable to the Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. (The ones with lead ballast) I like the B24 better than the CD 25D. Mine has a diesel, lead ballast, and 6' headroom....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By okawbow
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

I'm not sure if they are making the paper chartbooks anymore. You might be able to get the Tenn-Tom books at one of the marinas on Kentucky lake. You will also need the book for the Illinois river,...
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