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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 2,377
Posted By rbyham
Re: Progressive Insurance Claim question

So nobody here has been through a liability claim with Progressive? I find that hard to believe given they do cover a lot of boats.... I agree that calling them and starting the process is the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 330
Views: 30,873
Posted By rbyham
Re: Advice From Young Punks

I am in the group that has found the gopro disappoitning. After all the hype maybe my expectations had just become unrealistic. From sound to proprietary connector to lack of streamed view to my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,887
Posted By rbyham
Re: Cetol Marine Finish Woes

I too think wood prep is key. It is very easy to stop just short of the final sanding surface needed. Any "soft" teak layer will create a less than perfect application of any varnish. My guage for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,312
Posted By rbyham
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

I single a lot with wheeled steering. Lines run aft to primary winches let's me handle jib without getting up. I make the turn by grabbing wheel with thighs or use wheel lock leaving hands for jib...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By rbyham
Re: should I be offended?

Wow sounds like I triggered some latent boat envy. Maybe we need a "prettiest boat" contest with contestants submitting 3 photos with one under sail. Soon as I get my teak done I will start...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
Posted By rbyham
Installing dodger questions

I lucked into a dodger over the weekend. It is the right color, width, height, and never been on a bit so condition is good. The isinglass is messed up from sitting in ice filled dingy but I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,651
Posted By rbyham
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

My vintage 1966 no doubt at one time had a head. When I purchased her a year ago she had a PP but the model with a 5 gal tank. I think it is like a 970 model. I even plumbed it with a deck fitting so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By rbyham
Another new sailor's story

Well boat owner anyway. See the link for a series of weekly videos that have been posted by this young lady weekly since August 2013. The videos are very well done. I thought that pointing out a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By rbyham
Re: FOUND: Good Old Boat

Great boat and even better life story GOB. Makes me want to write mine up someday. It would be different but similar in that boats have until recently lurked in the background. But for now too many...
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