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Search: Posts Made By: Packrat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Packrat
Fattyknees mast

I am looking for a mast to an 8 ft fattyknees. The wood one. Let me know if you have one you can sell. Thanks. I have the bottom section, so all i really need it the top.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 12,781
Posted By Packrat
sailingmum-Don't expect me to sit back because...

sailingmum-Don't expect me to sit back because you are female. If a woman or man gives me crap I will respond. Maybe you are shocked because women usually get a pass. Look I am not a women hater but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 12,781
Posted By Packrat
Mimsy, wow very humorous comment. Here is a news...

Mimsy, wow very humorous comment. Here is a news flash! Some women are attracted to a man who doesnít allow the mass media to form his opinion. Some women actually like to be ďridden hard and put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 12,781
Posted By Packrat
It’s funny to me that this conversation came up...

It’s funny to me that this conversation came up at all. I see in L & A that MOST of the articles and letters are by women. Complaining about the women on the cover is a perfect example of the old...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,472
Posted By Packrat
I heard Berkley has a few.

I heard Berkley has a few.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-25-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 7,319
Posted By Packrat
I am dropping the whole issue now. I do value...

I am dropping the whole issue now. I do value this site and the people here. That’s why I hope I may ask foolish questions sometimes without getting kicked in the teeth. I think the sailing community...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 7,319
Posted By Packrat
Hey Doggie, I was referring to your opening...

Hey Doggie, I was referring to your opening comments to this thread. LikeÖ
You seem to be really good at asking questions but not giving any of the necessary relevant information to get decent...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 7,319
Posted By Packrat
Hey Dog, everyone here does their best to reply...

Hey Dog, everyone here does their best to reply with helpful information and kind advise. You on the other hand are negative, arrogant and rude. I donít know who died and made you god of sailing. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By Packrat
If a boat is on the market for 2 years how good...

If a boat is on the market for 2 years how good of a deal can it be? Most people start high and drop the price after a month or 2. But if they dont come to a reasonable price within 3 months they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By Packrat
If you are already in it for a grand you need a...

If you are already in it for a grand you need a handy friend who wants to sail with you. Take your time & look for off season bargains on parts. You will be surprised how rewarding it to work on your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Packrat
OK, thanks. I think going with a 2 hp is the way...

OK, thanks. I think going with a 2 hp is the way to go. No need having an over powerer dingy a family member will abuse. Thanks for the imput! It's great having the feedback.
Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Packrat
I actually think I would be OK with the 2 hp but...

I actually think I would be OK with the 2 hp but a neighbor suggested it may struggle in a little weather. He indicated it would be hard to push myself, my wife and some gear. I certainly wouldn’t go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Packrat
Powering a Dingy

I have a 8 ft Fattyknees and they call for a 2 hp engine. I am wondering if I can put a 3.5 hp on it? The 3.5 is about the same weight as a 2 hp. Also the top portion of the mast has walked off. Any...
Forum: Chartering 09-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By Packrat
My crap detector just went off!!

My crap detector just went off!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Packrat
Hey thanks! Sander I saw exactly what I need on...

Hey thanks! Sander I saw exactly what I need on the site you put up. It saves me the trouble of changing the track. Thanks everyone.
Packrat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By Packrat
mainsheet

Iím looking for hardware for a 11/4 ď T- track mainsheet. What company carries them and are they any good? Most are 11/2 ď or 1 1/8. Thanks, I donít want to change the traveler track if I can avoid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,917
Posted By Packrat
Hi Guys, I know what they are used for but what...

Hi Guys, I know what they are used for but what other lines/rigging do I need to use one. The jib sheet goes thru the outbound end of the pole but is there a preventer? Other details you can share?...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,621
Posted By Packrat
Sleepless in ?

I was a little worried about the tight quarters in a mono hull at first. Surprisingly, with the hatch right above the V berth and feet first in the tightest area it is fine. These experts will have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Packrat
Hi, I have sailed cats & day sailors in Thailand...

Hi, I have sailed cats & day sailors in Thailand as recently as Nov. 2007. I have sailed in both Phuket and the bay of Thailand. The monsoon season is from late april-oct. As to the sailing...it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Packrat
A Few Photos

I posted a few photos of my lovely women. The boat & wife.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-17-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Packrat
New Sails for an old boat

Great info guys. Thanks a bunch. John, the Hood sails you use, you mention the durability and quality. Do they hold their shape a long time and are reasonably quick? You also mention the 3rd reef. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Packrat
New Sails

I am looking for new sails, main & jib, for coastal crusing on an Ericson 32. I was hoping for some suggestions. The best price for the value? Thanks folks, Ron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Packrat
Thanks folks! I'm at Sausalito Yacht Harbor Best...

Thanks folks! I'm at Sausalito Yacht Harbor Best Friend, right near Marotta Yachts where I bought her. Great area. And I will post some photos when I take some better ones. And Vitesse, say hello...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Packrat
My New Lady

It has finally happened. I am the proud owner of a 1985 Ericson 32. I canít believe it. It has been a long process. 1st figuring out what I wanted in my price range (low). Then I had to search all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,273
Posted By Packrat
thanks everyone!

thanks everyone!
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