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Search: Posts Made By: three-quartertime
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Vessel traffic program for iPad

Use the above Live Ships Map (Marine Traffic) app on my iPad.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 905
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Headset Communicators?

My wife and I utilized the "marriage savers" for the first time this season. In the past, we got along fine without them, but this year we moved to a slip which was challenging, especially when...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: cabin sole


The fellow that used the belt sander on my cabin sole knew what he was doing. He's semi-retired but made a living for years as a woodworker and teak re-finisher. In the summers he worked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,687
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

I'm just picking up on this thread. NOB you've been given a lot of advice, some good, some not so good. I had a business which as a result of I was involved in the settlement of hundreds of claims....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: cabin sole


I share your feelings regarding using a belt sander. I certainly wouldn't attempt it myself. All this guy was trying to do was take off the coat of Varathane the previous finisher had...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 07-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: cabin sole

I went through this a couple of years ago. I hired someone to do the job who was recommended by a slip neighbor. I checked with Pacific Seacraft and they said the original finish was Varathane...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,404
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Defend Defender!

Count me as another satisfied customer. I love their delivery. Invariably I receive my order two days after I place my order.

I once had a situation where I had a question about a product I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Which Cruising Guide to buy

I've always found the "Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake Bay" to be very useful, especially when looking for new anchorages. Also, I like the fact that it's spiral bound. It's not cheap however. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: New Hatch Lenses in Texas

I second the recommendation of Select Plastics. Last year I had them replace the lenses on my PSC 37 Bomar hatches, which leaked. Very nice job and easy to work with. The hatches now look new.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Installing prop shaft flange/transmission coupling

Yep, the boat should be in the water when aligning the engine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: PFD with harness

Regarding one of the OP's concerns, there was a problem (delayed or non-inflation) with some of the Mustang inflatables manufactured in April and May of 2012. The problem PFDs were manufactured in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: How do I keep travelift slings from topsides

Regarding the pads I mentioned in my previous post, I'v never examined them closely, but they look like they are made of closed cell foam.

First I've heard of the 3M vinyl product. Interesting. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: How do I keep travelift slings from topsides

Ditto on Chesapeake marinas using pads. I've had my boat hauled out at three different marinas. While wasn't SOP, when I pointed out that the hull is awl gripped, all three used pads between the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,967
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

The most comfortable boat shoe I've owned was a pair of Sperry's Billfish. Bought them about a year ago. I liked them so much about a month later I went back and bought another pair. I didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 223
Views: 16,029
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Heading south

Ah, Deltaville. The last time I was there was many years ago. If the hospitality today is anything like it was back then, Michael will be happy.

We ducked in Deltaville in the middle of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Stowing drop boards?

My previous boat had a wire rack for the stowing the boards. The rack was mounted on a bulkhead inside the cockpit locker. Very convenient. On my current boat, I had a canvas shop make up a sleeve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: The Perils of Rafting On

We raft up occasionally. But if there is any weather in the forecast, we break-up early. What I don't get are the rafts that wait until the weather hits before breaking up. Often everyone is half...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Oxford, MD

Anchoring near the strand - there a lot of moorings there, but enough room in a few areas to drop a hook. It would be a short row to the sandy beach.

I've never noticed anyone around the ferry...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Oxford, MD

As mentioned, Oxford is very walkable. In June, spent a night at Mears. Nice enough marina but the showers are barely adequate. Had a very good dinner at the Robert Marina inn sitting outside. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Product Search: Cheap and Sturdy Sole Latches

Try ABI marine latches: ABI Marine (ABI) Portholes, Hatch Lifts, Hawse Pipe... Marine Parts. (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: some tips I learned about anchoring this summer!

What type of anchor do you guys find works best on a grass bottom?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Storage of firearms on board

Is a flare gun considered to be a firearm?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Is he anchored too close?

Hey Mark,

What do you do if no one is in the anchorage when you get there? Wait for someone else to arrive so you know where to anchor? :)

Actually, what you say makes sense if you arrive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Is he anchored too close?

If an anchorage is crowded, it's understandable if someone anchors close. OTH it bugs the hell out of me, when there is plenty of room and someone anchors on top of you. We call them "boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,660
Posted By three-quartertime
Re: Antifreeze in water line

Okay, I have to ask - when I hear blowing out the lines with air, I think of an air compressor. Am I correct? Is that what you guys are using? Do you all own an air compressor?
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