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Search: Posts Made By: LooseDiamond
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

With a contract you have a prayer, with words you have nothing but air.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

Ever heard the phrase, "Hard as a whore's heart?".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Outboards: sailing with the motor down.

I would think the stress on the mount and transom would be substantially greater under power (especially the scenario above with the prop coming in and out of the water) than any exerted on the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Nice new sailing docomentary

Enjoyed that video! Now to put on my steel toed boots and go to work. Just ain't right.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Towing Services

Timely thread. I signed on for Sea Tow 2 weekends ago at the boat show. Mulled it over, thinking I was pretty self sufficient, been sailing 6yrs. and no outside help needed yet.

Then I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Good Gawd, I'll fix it myself

Sounds familiar. After several times begging the local repair place to order parts (they never came in because they never ordered them), or being told "we can't get those parts anymore" I took...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 1,048
Views: 232,511
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Sunset Friday night north side Cat Island MS (kayak tethered to boat):

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/LooseDiamond/Cat%20Island%203_21_14/DSC04193.jpg...
Forum: C22 03-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: ahgottabote

Looks like sailing to me! Saturday was beautiful. Opted for the Pass Christian Mardi Gras parade Sunday. Now: Back to reality. Cold, wet Monday and staring at a full work week. Work hard, play...
Forum: C22 03-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: ahgottabote

Saturday was beautiful. Got about 5 miles in. Sunny, shorts, and no shoes. Weather getting right!
Forum: C22 02-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: ahgottabote

Congratulations! See you out there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,344
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

They are sailors. The only logical explanation is that they were out of beer.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Gulf of Mexico fishing

I'm no wildlife agent, but I would think one would need a license to fish inside the territorial waters of a state (12NM?). I believe it is on the charts.

Apparently my home state of MS allows...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: G'day

Welcome. Love the username! One hour away from his hometown Bogalusa LA.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,173
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Sailing on network TV! "Chasing Shackleton" on tonight!

Thanks for the heads up on this. It is the ultimate story of human perseverance and survival. Last week I considered the contrast with this experience vs the ships recently stuck on ice in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2013
Replies: 1,048
Views: 232,511
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Sunset Smuggler's Cove Cat Island MS taken couple of weekends ago:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff219/LooseDiamond/Photo%20Favorites/IMG_8945.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Stopping your boat

Reminds me of the time I sailed back into the harbor and my slip. Downwind for final leg into slip. I had rigged an anchor at the stern and tied it off. Threw it out as I approached slip and when...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: DDW and bailing out

Thanks for the replies. I have "chicken gybed" on occasion, and am familiar with sheeting in the main to reduce forces. Neither were an option as the vodka infused partner pulled the boom around...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: sailboatlistings blocked

I wonder if it would be possible to access the site using the tor browser:
https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en



If so, it would solve your problems with that site as well as...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-31-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By LooseDiamond
DDW and bailing out

A little background: Sailing about 6yrs and singlehand more often than not. Mostly self taught by reading and experience. Last year a buddy and I were out on my Catalina 22. Light winds so I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Notice to Mariner app?

The Coast Guard web site allows one to have Local Notice to Mariners emailed to you in pdf format. This works well for me.

Local Notice to Mariners (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain)
Forum: herSailNet 06-26-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Sandal-type Boat Shoes

Chaco Z/1 marine sandal. I got the one with toe strap. Used them on the boat, on the beach, and on mutliple day creek trips. The straps are adjustable and take a while to get just right. They can...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 06-25-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,978
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Mississippi Barrier Islands

Definitely made the right decision, especially on a hard schedule. I have spent an extra night out there more than once when I got in too close and the tide stranded me. Given that and the forecast...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 06-24-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,978
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Mississippi Barrier Islands

Yep. Saw you out there. You guys left out quite early. I fished a little that next morning and sailed along the south side west to east then back to harbor. A whole day without having to leave...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 06-18-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,978
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Mississippi Barrier Islands

IRead previous posts. If the wind predictions are accurate and maintain an easterly component, Smugglers Cove would be my choice. The South spit has eroded such that it is almost completely...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-25-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 9,263
Posted By LooseDiamond
Re: Building/modifying sailing kayak?

A friend recently turned me on to this:

Falcon Kayak Sail Kits: Go Further & Faster than ever before! (http://www.falconsails.com/)
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