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Search: Posts Made By: pontiakos
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-29-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,929
Posted By pontiakos
Some interesting insights...

for a sailing forum, a lot of the commentary is very land centric. Your 59 years old, supported a wife, perhaps kids...sacrificed an extraordinary amount of your life for the benefit of others... If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By pontiakos
Hit the Soggy Dollar as well

If you are going to Foxy's, grab a cab and have a pain killer at the Soggy Dollar as well...worth the trip...
Enjoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,634
Posted By pontiakos
Congratulations- KA3ZHX.. F4d3d- Google Gordon...

Congratulations- KA3ZHX.. F4d3d- Google Gordon West, his site wil have all the answers u r looking for...
Forum: Chartering 09-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,619
Posted By pontiakos
My commentary is from 2 years ago..the marina is...

My commentary is from 2 years ago..the marina is correctly described by the earlier posters...you can contact Captain Ted at Santorinisailing.com , I am sure he can give you real time specifics as to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By pontiakos
THE MIGHTY FLICKA...many roundtrips....20ft long,...

THE MIGHTY FLICKA...many roundtrips....20ft long, one of the post wood modern legends. Built by Pacific Seacraft
Forum: Living Aboard 07-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,954
Posted By pontiakos
Well, u know about Dana Point, not a problem if u...

Well, u know about Dana Point, not a problem if u r under 28ft in getting a slip, above that it takes 6 months or so. No problem living aboard either, pay the Live aboard tax, they are pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,479
Posted By pontiakos
Not crazy, just fed up....

Not crazy, just fed up....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By pontiakos
great shots, thanks for sharing them!

great shots, thanks for sharing them!
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2010
Replies: 70
Views: 5,378
Posted By pontiakos
Buy a set of wireless walkietalkie headphones...

Buy a set of wireless walkietalkie headphones with a speaker mike....time and time again I watch some poor hapless wife, girlfriend daughter etc, get lambasted because the Captain just is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 3,590
Posted By pontiakos
Here is what I use, I am sure others have their...

Here is what I use, I am sure others have their preferences:

1.) Non polarized mils spec aviators
2.) Costa Del Mars full wrap fishing glasses

The aviators work well when I need to read the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By pontiakos
Interesting topic...it has been my experience...

Interesting topic...it has been my experience that one should be prepared for anything at any time...what I mean by that is what happens if you don't have a glass patch kit and u need one, what do...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-06-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,958
Posted By pontiakos
Sailing is an ongoing learning experience, even...

Sailing is an ongoing learning experience, even with all the course knowledge the real confidence comes from going out and coming back, experimenting with your boat, seeing what works with your rig,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 17,287
Posted By pontiakos
This is a great thread...your righting style is...

This is a great thread...your righting style is excellent..can't wait for the next installment
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,197
Posted By pontiakos
Bad luck and naming changing are a complete myth....

Bad luck and naming changing are a complete myth. 60% of the naval vessels serving today in other countries are refurbished USA craft and all are renamed. The Bon Homme Richard was renamed, 5 of John...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-26-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 14,765
Posted By pontiakos
There are many brands to choose including Fuji,...

There are many brands to choose including Fuji, which in the ketch configuration is quite pleasant to singlehand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By pontiakos
Try the Alii Nui

It has been a few years since I was on it, but we used to take it every year, great boat and crew...the Kea Lani use to own it. It is a catamaran around 40ft...call the Kea Lani, I am sure they will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By pontiakos
That was a great article!

Thanks for posting it
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 38,373
Posted By pontiakos
Welcome Freesail...great idea..I have a couple of...

Welcome Freesail...great idea..I have a couple of recommendations which may help you get u to where u want to go..

1.) Do not buy a $500k boat right now, while u may think a cat is the way to go,...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-22-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By pontiakos
The pics didn't look too bad, obviously she needs...

The pics didn't look too bad, obviously she needs to dry out...the new flooring will look GREAT
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,521
Posted By pontiakos
There is a Pearson Electra at the marina in Dana...

There is a Pearson Electra at the marina in Dana Point, an absolutley magnificent looking sail boat. The owner does exactly what you are describing your application would be. If the survey trims out,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By pontiakos
Very, very nice....what port is she coming into...

Very, very nice....what port is she coming into Long Beach?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2009
Replies: 47
Views: 5,231
Posted By pontiakos
I had a full size German Shepard on board...since...

I had a full size German Shepard on board...since she didn't like humans (other than the family) we never had to worry when mooring, docked, etc about any theft...ever. Men with hats, men standing in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,081
Posted By pontiakos
Interesting, I am not a believer in "luck" either...

Interesting, I am not a believer in "luck" either good or bad..

As with most undertakings, minimal skills are fine until major expertise is necessary...

I will say for "thinking" about this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By pontiakos
[QUOTE=ScuzzMonkey;488453]As long as we're in a...

[QUOTE=ScuzzMonkey;488453]As long as we're in a shooting war where GPS guided weapons are the primary force multiplier, they're going to come up with a way to keep the system accurate and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By pontiakos
It could very well happen...

The degredation in signal process and coordination is (and has been a known issue). It would not be a surprise to see the system crash. I would also comment that GPS can be degraded at will by the...
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