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Search: Posts Made By: Markwesti
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Markwesti
Admonished in front of the crew

This is never a good thing . It has absolutely no value . Apparently I have committed a horrible act , yes Sailneters I had the unmitigated audacity to post that a boat was for sale at far below...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 2,521
Posted By Markwesti
Re: The compass ... old hat?

I set the auto pilot to the compass . The chart plotter is important to me as it shows drift . I do not have CP & AP talking to each other and I don't have radar or AIS . Maybe some day .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 506
Views: 108,445
Posted By Markwesti
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,703
Posted By Markwesti
Re: OMG i need liveaboard soon.

Pompous elitist moron ? Perhaps . Seen it go on for over 25yrs. and I'm sick of it, for sure . It's not just the guy who wants to sneak in and not pay full share it's the guy who sneaks in and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Storage Unit?

About 5yrs. ago we were forced to make a decision . Because of our personal economy. Mrs. Westi and I decided to get rid of stuff and down size. I won't go into details but lets just say we had a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 4,274
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What kind of dinghies are de rigeur.

I'm with c.breeze I like a dink that functions. I would love a classic rowing dink but just not practical . My dinky is a Achilles 10.9, inflatable floor with a 4hp. 4 stroke Tohatsu . I had before...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What's a cutter rigged ketch? And a slutter?

Hey Bob , in that article you said after the Westsail 32 you designed the Valiant 40 ,did you not mean the Westsail 39 ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By Markwesti
Re: What's a cutter rigged ketch? And a slutter?

That was a great read . I wish I had read it 20yrs. ago . For a while I just dropped the Yankee instead of reefing the main first , and yes I got crazy weather helm ! Thanks Bob now I have to go buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Fuel Consumption

Benesailor is right . do that you won't regret it .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Forgive me Father for I have sinned....

OK enough already ! What are we getting ? By the way how much for CT ? Not that I'm looking Patricia A !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Fuel Consumption

hey nccouple , glad to hear of your new boat ! I have a 2QM 15 Yanmar I would say the consumption estimates that have been posted are accurate . If you don't want to do the gauge do the dip stick but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Sailboat as my office

I personally have not done any of this but I certainly like what you plan . My dad back in the 80's started a rep. biz and claimed his boat as the office (the boat was a new Grand Banks 42) . He did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Rigging knives

Alex , I like your set up . I've been thinking about a ceramic blade knife. And now I know why I've been saving my bicycle spokes !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Rigging knives

AZguy , check out thecoastalpassage.com look for the pro splice .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Rigging knives

Myerchinhttp://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss277/markmillerbuckethead/007-2.jpg (http://s583.photobucket.com/user/markmillerbuckethead/media/007-2.jpg.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By Markwesti
Rigging knives

They are a hobby for me, splicing too . The white one is a custom Ka-Bar, the black one is a Myerchin . Can I see yours ?http://i583.photobucket.com/albums/ss277/markmillerbuckethead/003-2.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 5,278
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Watches

I like the beginning of Easy Rider, when Wyatt (Peter Fonda) troughs his watch on the ground. While sittin on the bike getin ready to head out .
HaHa, I wear a Casio Oceanus . But only on a light...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Help with Keels, Displacement, and Roly Boats

Flopper stoppers will help on a mooring . So what boat we getting, where are you ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Standing Rig Replacement

Justenuff , the pic you show is how it's done on my boat , except at the end of the boom the line goes through a cheek block then to a purchase then to a cleat .
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Admiral is apprehensive about cruising

I like this thread , because lets face it if your wife/crew is not happy it's up to you to fix that . I can't really add anything here because everyone that has posted here has given good advice ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Genny sleeve

I thought I would let you know how it turned out . I'm having the work done at Doyle , And they are doing it just as Sailingfool described . They explained it to me how the cloth becomes part of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Genny sleeve

All good thoughts thank you . I think I'm starting to lean toward just getting the light weight cloth sewn back on . It lasted 13yrs. The ATN sleeve looks pretty good and is really engineered well ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Genny sleeve

Alan thanks for the post . I'm not really sure I understand it . For many yrs. I had a hank on Yankee and I still have a hank on staysail with a club boom . The Yankee while not a big sail, it is big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 10,293
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Not to many takers on California , I know people that won't live here because of taxes .Ie. keep those skimmers off my pension . I hear people saying, to expensive. I would not disagree . Gas right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Markwesti
Re: North Sails furling units

If I remember correctly North made two types , spool up drum and a continuous line drum . I once sailed on a boat with the continuous line , we reefed it but the line would not hold and the sail...
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