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Search: Posts Made By: BenthosCritter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 3,550
Posted By BenthosCritter
I think you have to be a parent to understand the...

I think you have to be a parent to understand the love you have for your child. Would I let mine sail around the world at Sixteen? No, sixteen is simply not mature enough and it could very well be...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-29-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,267
Posted By BenthosCritter
I have no qualms about moving someones halyard...

I have no qualms about moving someones halyard off their mast. Instead of using a bungee, I whip the halyard out around the other side of the spreader to get it off the mast. The owner usually gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,400
Posted By BenthosCritter
Yes you were the stand on vessel but common sense...

Yes you were the stand on vessel but common sense dictates to alter your course well ahead of time to avoid the situation altogether. The reality is its a pain in the ass for a fisherman trolling to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-25-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By BenthosCritter
About what length? Trailerable? With a head? ...

About what length? Trailerable? With a head? New? Old? There are plenty out there for only a couple thousand dollars. I would look on Craigs list. Brokers generally don't want to bother with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 15,212
Posted By BenthosCritter
Good reason for getting a catamaran. :)

Good reason for getting a catamaran. :)
Forum: Racing 05-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By BenthosCritter
I laughed. That wasn't serious. Been there,...

I laughed. That wasn't serious. Been there, done that.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By BenthosCritter
Excellent Chris. Sounds like Dockwise could...

Excellent Chris. Sounds like Dockwise could indeed be less expensive in many cases.

David
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-19-2008
Replies: 146
Views: 18,882
Posted By BenthosCritter
None of the above. I took a Red Cross course at...

None of the above. I took a Red Cross course at Lake Merritt in Oakland when I was 11 years old.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-19-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By BenthosCritter
I have an aluminum boat that I have been...

I have an aluminum boat that I have been operating for over twenty years where the bilge always has some water in it. Its where aluminum comes in contact with stainless steel where the problems...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,516
Posted By BenthosCritter
Apparently the woodwork inside the new Queen Mary...

Apparently the woodwork inside the new Queen Mary 2 is gorgeous....all of this has to be stripped out because it is flammable? Modern passenger ships do have sprinkler systems, fire doors, CO2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By BenthosCritter
Charge by the hour. Let the owner and not...

Charge by the hour. Let the owner and not yourself take the risk. Give the owner a rough estimate on time though. I think most reasonable people would agree to that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,049
Posted By BenthosCritter
A line attached to the headsail to keep from...

A line attached to the headsail to keep from screwing up at the leeward mark. Keeps it in place and ready and is disconnected before hoisting the headsail.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-07-2008
Replies: 194
Views: 13,459
Posted By BenthosCritter
Any chance of a west coast version?

Any chance of a west coast version?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,516
Posted By BenthosCritter
It's ridiculous to apply this to all existing...

It's ridiculous to apply this to all existing ships. For new construction, it makes plenty of sense.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-07-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By BenthosCritter
I would just go ahead and put the on something...

I would just go ahead and put the on something sacrificial and then cut it in half to see for yourself. My gut feeling? 3/32 of an inch....perhaps even 1/8 if you really plaster it on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By BenthosCritter
Eventually the USCG will regulate the US merchant...

Eventually the USCG will regulate the US merchant marine out of business. This seems to be their ultimate goal and they are doing a great job of it. They already make it extremely difficult for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,990
Posted By BenthosCritter
In California it is all motorized vessels and all...

In California it is all motorized vessels and all sailing vessels 8 feet and over. Human powered vessels don't require registration. Dog powered?...no idea.

The police can get pretty...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-05-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 4,817
Posted By BenthosCritter
Nobody remembered the beer?

Nobody remembered the beer?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 4,248
Posted By BenthosCritter
Hit some cold PVC pipe and PVC connectors with a...

Hit some cold PVC pipe and PVC connectors with a hammer and watch it break. Try the same with some rubber hose and nylon connectors and watch it not break. PVC is just too brittle of a material for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,031
Posted By BenthosCritter
Its been my experience that you pretty much get...

Its been my experience that you pretty much get what you pay for with boat yards. If you want to go cheap then don't expect to get treated very well. Don't expect things to get done on time. Don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By BenthosCritter
I would consider some thru-bolted pad eyes...

I would consider some thru-bolted pad eyes attached to some straps.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 8,616
Posted By BenthosCritter
Finally, Acetone does not dissolve...

Finally,
Acetone does not dissolve gelcoat...period. NOLASailing is correct. Use the manufacturers surface prep.

Good luck with your project. :)

David
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,902
Posted By BenthosCritter
"Top Sliders" :)

"Top Sliders" :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,902
Posted By BenthosCritter
Plain old Avia tennis shoes. If the wind is up...

Plain old Avia tennis shoes. If the wind is up then plain old West Marine boots.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By BenthosCritter
How are we supposed to be able to tell the good...

How are we supposed to be able to tell the good guys from the bad guys while out on the water? Are we being asked to start tracking other boaters by keeping a log of what boats we saw and where? ...
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