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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,772
Posted By majortoo
Life Vests

I recall the words of the late Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the guru on quality, who used to blame about 80 percent of our problems to incompetent management. He later revised that number to 94 percent. ...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-13-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,831
Posted By majortoo
Condominiums

The Eastport side of Spa Creek is still in Annapolis, but has a flavor all its own. There are some nice condos in Shearwater and President's Point. Both have pools, docks and convenient locations. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 7,593
Posted By majortoo
You might check the Catalina owner web site. I...

You might check the Catalina owner web site. I hear they have a strong support system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2008
Replies: 174
Views: 10,222
Posted By majortoo
Lurkers

Hah!

We all know that many of the lurkers are either, A. scurrilous scoundrels seeking to steal our identities, or B. snoopers from homeland security trying to spot slimy scum who surreptitiously...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By majortoo
Dream Boat

A very nice boat in the 28-32 foot range is the J30. They are spacious, fast, safe (two were in the infamous Fastnet storm and both survived nicely) and provide a nice compromise of comfort and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,695
Posted By majortoo
Taser

I was thinking of hooking up one of these for my next cruise off Sudan...Did you see where a bunch of the locals in a motor launch attacked a huge "Love Boat"? The bad guys were driven off by high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,695
Posted By majortoo
taser

If we are just talking U.S., I would recommend a nice 12 ga. pump shotgun. Clean the piece regularly, and practice, practice, practice. "Sure, officer, that is for duck hunting!" When your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,695
Posted By majortoo
Taser

I would not recommend a taser under those conditions. I have thirty plus years of experience in the world of security and terrorism, and I believe that your use of the taser would simply result in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-28-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 10,749
Posted By majortoo
steering after loss of rudder

Most of the old salts I have read about referred to a "jury rig" under those conditions. This required having materials suitable for improvisation. Dropping the anchor, or rigging a sea anchor is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 7,695
Posted By majortoo
Taser

I would suggest written correspondence to the embassies of the countries to which you intend to travel. At least you would have something in black and white to show the authorities when they drag...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By majortoo
Surveyor

IMHO, a surveyor is certifying the seaworthy qualities of a vessel (or lack thereof). That is why the insurance is so high. If you don't get personal liability insurance, you are risking your...
Forum: O'Day   01-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 6,800
Posted By majortoo
O'Day Day Sailer parts

Lots of parts and advice available through the Day Sailer Class Association; Daysailer.org. Join the organization. Achieve inner calm. Become one with the boat. Rama Rama.....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By majortoo
Merit 25

Hi all,

Got to agree that 20 year old boats can be a really good deal. Good survey is key, both for determination of a fair price and for establishment of a project list (assuming you buy the...
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