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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,706
Posted By Don0190
Re: My Attitude Sucks

Yeah, I mentioned my plan to the marina Dockmaster and she responded "you want a job driving the launch next year". That may be more job responsibility than I want.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-16-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 3,245
Posted By Don0190
Re: Damned, it's winter again...

Just went blind and had to have my wife type this :crying
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By Don0190
Re: US Navy going to teach celestial navigation

Let me tell you a true story:

I was servicing on a US nuclear submarine in about 1985. We were part of a NATO exercise and were suppose to be the bad guy and attack the fleet as it made its' way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Don0190
Re: Folding prop

I think you now have asked if it would be OK to use 3 different wrong props. Are you really willing to consider using a wrong prop to save a few dollars? I wouldn't consider the money saved on a...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-28-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By Don0190
Re: Start electrics problem

Not really. It all depends on how you pushed the buttom maybe, or whether you were right in the edge of the voltage limit for the circuit, ir whether the connection is loose and has moved some.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 3,177
Views: 410,056
Posted By Don0190
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Why can't people just be happy to sail and to hear that others are sailing? Why does everything have to be a pissing battle over petty crap just because it is different from how they do it etc.!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 969
Posted By Don0190
Re: What type of boat is this?

It doesn't matter what type (make) of boat it is. KNowing will make no difference in tracking down parts.

But you still have time ........................... to run away!
Forum: Living Aboard   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Don0190
Re: How to know for certain whether marinas actually *do* or don't want liveaboards?

In my thinking unless the marina rules define the term and specifically say that liveaboards are NOT allowed then they are allowed.
Forum: Outboard   05-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Don0190
Re: Where do you store your gas can?

I keep a 3 gal can in a cockpit locker and a little 1 gal can in the mesh pouch in my dinghy
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By Don0190
Re: Retiring soon...

Wonder how many here have just become insulted :mad:

Some of us are partially disabled, older, and FAT and we can still handle a 40-50' boat. It's just a boat not marathon with a weight lifting...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,071
Posted By Don0190
Re: Retiring soon...

Good luck and have fun!

BTW - The actual sailing part of the plan is easy to learn, don't let people try to convince otherwise. You can learn the sailing just as well living on the boat in a nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,428
Posted By Don0190
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Hell you don't even begin to have an "qualifying" boat related issue. I hate hearing whining from skinny athletic kids.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 6,002
Posted By Don0190
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

My manual says it is Ok to idle the engine, just every couple of hours to rev it up to 3000 rpm a couple of times.

I get the feeling that not many people ever read their manuals and instead follow...
Forum: US Northeast   04-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By Don0190
Re: Maine bound & back

I go around the Cape and never do the Annisquam. Far as stops I've made along the way:

Isle of Shoals
Kittery Point

Leaving from Salem Isle of Shoals is the best mid point stop....
Forum: Cal   03-24-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By Don0190
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By Don0190
Re: noob question

The way I started was:
- took ASA lessons to get bareboat certified
- joined a local sailing club at a 33' boat level
- sailed each weekend for 3 months
- bought a 39' boat and sailed it for 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Don0190
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

NE Riggers will come to your marina.

Far as sails I've been using Doyle Sail in Salem. There a few sail lofts in Salem/Marblehead.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,670
Posted By Don0190
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,848
Posted By Don0190
Re: Rebel Heart Lawsuit Dismissed

I'm on a few sailing forums; if I run into a sailing problem I'm going to sue them for all the "advice" I've gotten over the years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,828
Posted By Don0190
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

Considering how many countries the US has fought wars with, but which we can still travel to, IT"S ABOUT FREAKING TIME TO GET OVER THIS CUBA THING!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By Don0190
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

My thoughts are that buying a smaller boat with a planned update is just throwing money away. BTW - a 29' boat is still just a small boat/
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-18-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 5,380
Posted By Don0190
Re: Boat Loan

I've gotten 2 15 year term boat loans the past 6 years. 1 was from Essex on a $72k boat and current is with Suntrust on a $115k boat. Both were with 20% down and during the recession.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,268
Posted By Don0190
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

This is thread drift, but I think you are right.
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By Don0190
Re: House Battery Talk

I have golf cart type batteries and only check the water every couple of months, but if you really don't want to check the water the AGMs are the way to go.

But before you do anything you should...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,962
Posted By Don0190
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

well my dinghy doesn't have a depth finder
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