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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By travlineasy
Re: What to do when conditions get really bad?

Learn how to properly heave to!

Amazon.com: Storm Tactics - Cape Horn Tested: Lin & Larry Pardey, Chris Gurr: Movies &...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 2,830
Views: 266,025
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

All of this is fine, at least till you get sick. I just spent a week in a lousy hospital with c.diff. A one week supply of special antibiotics just cost me $695, A DRUG i must take for two weeks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Mantus review

You guys gotta get out more - been side cutters since I was a kid! ;)

Gary :cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 11,969
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

You might change your mind about radar being overrated if you watch this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Esci0b_jbw

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cruise Ship

When I was young and in the employ of the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Newport News (CA 148), a 760-foot heavy cruiser, we were in the middle of a hurricane while in the North Atlantic. The ship...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 11,969
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Must be something really wrong with the radar system you used. A few weeks ago, my newly installed 3G radar system saved me from running over a kayaker who was in the main channel two hours after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Jib sheets too short, splice on extra line?

You will never be able to splice old braided line. I've been splicing braid for many years, and I, personally, will not even attempt an end to end splice in old braid. Turn loose of some of those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Alado furler installation; Disconnecting forestay

I had no trouble with the installation, and like those above, I attached my jib halyard to one of the cleats near the bow, tightened it a bit with the winch, and this took all the pressure off the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 6,578
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

What is really amazing about the media coverage is the networks get their information from Candy Thompson's news releases, which until recently I received as well. Candy stated that the boat was a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 10,770
Posted By travlineasy
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Looking for a new slip for Fall

Bowleys is a nice marina, lots of weekend boating traffic in Middle River, though. The piers are quite long, and the fairways seem a bit narrow for a 30 footer, let alone a 40 footer. The prices are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Survey Questions

Not only did my surveyor check the motor, he crawled into the engine compartment, which is damned difficult at best, checked the motor's wiring harness, checked the electrical panel, he also checked...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 11,969
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Hey, you can always be a downtrodden musician/entertainer. Over the years I've made huyndreds of dollars singing to the masses. ;)

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Chesapeake Sailing Vacation Planning

Josh, sounds you had a great time and hit many of my favorite, lower bay haunts. Smith Creek is where Scheible's Fishing Center is located, owned by my good friend Captain Bruce Scheible and his wife...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 6,578
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

Way to go, Shawn. Glad you were on the scene.

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Dog fought off attackers

Ditto, Smurf. A load of 00 buckshot would have ended the entire episode in seconds, the dog, his wife and his boat would not have suffered a bit. But you can bet your arse those pirates, had they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Older, Fat Lady's Pintail Almost Ready!

Nancy, adding photos is easy, but they must be done from an online storage area, such as Photobucket, which many of us use. Then just click the yellow icon at the top of the quick reply block and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Pair of Diesels fine in morning, won't rev past 1,500 in afternoon

Having owned many powerboats in the past, I can assure you that if those trim tabs were down, you would be hard pressed to get up to speed. Additionally, do have a single fuel tank vent, or one for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 11,969
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Alan, I made some modifications this year, cut an opening in the stern rail for easier boarding, and added a gangway, one that anchors to the gunwale with a heavy, 1/2-inch diameter pin that is about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 8,164
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Poli-Glow Application

I used Poli-Glow for the first time last spring - AWSOME!

I first cleaned the entire hull with LA Totally Awesome cleaner, which is T0TALLY AWESOME to say the very least. Just spray the cleaner...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 245
Views: 11,969
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

My wife and I have had some serious, sometimes heated, discussions about this subject. The QE2 would be fine for her, even living aboard a cruise ship would be OK. That's about as small as she wants...
Forum: Living Aboard   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 453
Views: 33,051
Posted By travlineasy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,621
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 1977 morgan heritage/westindies 36

Jeff, at my age, the boat will definitely outlive me. ;

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,621
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 1977 morgan heritage/westindies 36

Jeff, I found one of the articles. It's a good read. http://www.ericgreeneassociates.com/images/Boat_Longevity.pdf

Essentially, the fiberglass will likely outlast all of us.

All the best,
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,621
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 1977 morgan heritage/westindies 36

Jeff, there was another post about fiberglass fatigue on the forum, not sure exactly where it is, but the bottom line was that it really didn't fatigue, and some of the hulls were 50 or more years...
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