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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By bobperry
Re: What's the optimum draft for a...

Choice of draft is very personal. If you know you will spend a lot of time in draft restricted areas then go for a boat with less than 6' draft. If you THINK that maybe, one day you might be in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,403
Posted By robert sailor
Some really great posts! All cruisers love to...

Some really great posts! All cruisers love to visit each others boats and check them out. Socializing is a team sport amongst us all. I have never heard any sailor bad mouth or give a less than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By overbored
Re: Rebed deck haradware

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at (
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-06-2015
Replies: 2,538
Views: 115,310
Posted By outbound
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Unfortunately feel the need to briefly desend to your level in hopes to have you realize the futility of your person attacks.
Although the bride insists we have a house I've slept in it about...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-01-2015
Replies: 2,538
Views: 115,310
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

White: We launched FRANCIS LEE last year and I have been racing on it now for two years. It is a strip planked cedar hull with a composite deck. It's a rock solid boat and very, very fast....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 3,516
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Congratulations on buying your first boat. First boats are always a major leap of faith. The Columbia 26 MK II should be a very good first boat and should make a reasonably good choice for a 26 foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By tdw
Re: Underwater Lights

..... for about a minute or so.

I confess I would like to seem them banned from very existence. The other weekend we anchored in one of our favourite spots, only a couple of other boats, full...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-12-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 20,514
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

Yes, that could be done and we would be happy top build one like that fr you. For now I am doing what my client likes.

Fuel tanks are Fuel Cells, custom molded to fit into the keel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By miatapaul
Ted Irwin died

I know a lot of people here block the news reader, so I figured I woudl start a new thread about it. Ted Irwin died from his struggle with cancer at the age of 74.

Yacht and sailboat builder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Dickinson heater booster

11 degrees Celsius is about 52 degrees F. Southern Vancouver Island is often the warmest part of Canada in the winter.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-30-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 8,026
Posted By MedSailor
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Oh! I see you've met JamesWilson. He is a member here... or was. :D

Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,747
Posted By tdw
Re: Generator

Mate I won't even run our wind genny at night and I am obsessive about slapping halyards. Even music and voices need to be toned down after dusk, not to mention those who would engage in a bit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

I mostly singlehand, coastal/inshore in fairly protected waters, and daysailing I get the choice of going out in snorty weather or not. Anyway, I have made and fitted a new set of lifelines, uppers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paul Esterle

I sail out of that yard.. I walk I the yard in the mornings when there on weekends+. Often admired those two old girls..
Would it be presumtious of me to mail Mr. Esterle directly to offer what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 3,539
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Trolling

Yo-Yo in action.....
Fishing YoYo Mini Op-Eval - YouTube

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 7,114
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: One Ship Stupid

I would like to suggest one small improvement to that. Normally one of the advantages of a properly tied cleat knot is that it does not slide against the bearing surface of the cleat and so is less...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By svzephyr44
Small Vessel Reporting System

After my last return to the United States I decided to look into the US Customs and Border Protection "Small Vessel Reporting System." The program lets you register as a Master and register your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,867
Posted By DRFerron
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 11,464
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

goarmyonem. Chill.

First, it's those who "know everything there is to know" as you claim to about power boating who are the ones who do the dumbest things and thus have more potential to be a...
Forum: Electronics   12-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Transducer Compatability

I don't know what part of that post you were referring to, but try the link below....

New Depth Sounder With An Old Transducer (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Stereo Power Installation

The general convention in the industry is that yellow is both memory and deck power to drive the amp. Yellow is your current carrying wire when the stereo is pumping volume and switched on via the...
Forum: Engines   12-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By deltaten
Re: Drip Pan material

I use a pair of toss-away aluminum roasting /cake pans.. Just measure for fit and head to the grocery store :D..Allow for fit at entry...I had ta usettwo,duct taped together to get the rig...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-16-2014
Replies: 516
Views: 45,043
Posted By Tenoch
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I live in a place where the million dollar condo owners are always complaining about the "ugly" liveaboards ruining their view. It's frustrating, and at times offensive. I guess I have a soft spot in...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-15-2014
Replies: 516
Views: 45,043
Posted By zeehag
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

curious as to why you PRESUME that all folks with unencumbered lifestyle will be thus. .
you show your ignorance in verbalizing, err, typoing that presumption.
many unencumbered souls...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Hello and Help!!!

Well, he has the Wife, so a cat isn't out of the question.
However, stick with the short-haired variety. The long-haired ones shed like crazy, and those hairballs do tend to clog Bilge Pumps.
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