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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-04-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By sailor50
Re: How would you say the beauty of being aboard?

Put it to music - the kids today would never understand!

Nature versus their right to jet skis.

The "you owe us mentality versus I earned It"!

Who ever bought their kid a boat - let alone a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
Posted By sailor50
Re: Slip from Hell...

There is nothing so simple as messing around with boats! You could walk (as by hand) around such a special place - admit it - what are you paying for a powerboat slip?
Forum: Destinations   06-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By sailor50
Re: Rhode Island to Florida

You did not mention how old you standing/running rigging is - are you planning on having that surveyed before you go?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,043
Posted By sailor50
Re: Aluminium mast damage/repair

If you really can't afford a new mast - make a compression post from the base of the mast step to the underside of the deck with enough fiberglass and metal to act as a mast step/collar and deck step...
Forum: Destinations   06-04-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By sailor50
Re: Rhode Island to Florida

A big hurricane evacuation plan!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,569
Posted By sailor50
Re: Wonderfully 'quirky' interior

Some people have yard art...some people have barge art! I think it's very quirky, liveaboard, artsy - and who has never been to a home or boat where the thought on the design/decor wasn't "what were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 17,396
Posted By sailor50
Re: Why West Marine pi$$es me off

Holy Crow!

I am sick of the self serving cheapo that thinks they are deserving of a freebie! Who of you have put your life, business, name, and reputation on the line? Where did your "cajones"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,657
Posted By sailor50
Re: Main sheet attachment point

Could you put a purchase on the topping lift of the main boom?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By sailor50
The engine is new. Does that make it more...

The engine is new. Does that make it more attractive in the overall picture? It's a sailboat!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By sailor50
It's a three figure posting.

It's a three figure posting.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,857
Posted By sailor50
Obviously you should store wine in a cool place -...

Obviously you should store wine in a cool place - bilge - sometimes the wet locker - foc'sl - anywhere it can be bubble, towel or styro wrapped that does not interfere with engine heat, steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,442
Posted By sailor50
To rerig or sell as is?

Is is better for resale value, as a seller, to spend money on rerigging when you are selling the boat?

What kind of renegotiation should one expect if chosen not to?

Would the boat sell faster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By sailor50
Ok, would you feel comfortable paying $10.00 for...

Ok, would you feel comfortable paying $10.00 for one pin and $20.00 for the mating socket? The price would be the same!

If WM were to repackage their purchase from Raymarine, they would have even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 2,454
Posted By sailor50
Considering the Raymarine sale to WM, probably...

Considering the Raymarine sale to WM, probably pennies on the dollar; the packaging, header cards, inventory, payments to the supplier etc., makes it more cost effective to bundle these products as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,380
Posted By sailor50
It's a mechanical WIND VANE for self steering.. ...

It's a mechanical WIND VANE for self steering..

A Windex is an arrow vane to show wind direction and is totally static. Think of the old folks on the homestead with the barn. They look up and say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 75,211
Posted By sailor50
You know what I learned about researching this -...

You know what I learned about researching this - more people get disease from not washing their hands after using THE POTTY anywhere!

At home, at work, before eating, after eating! In the USA, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By sailor50
Try removing the first few pieces of teak decking...

Try removing the first few pieces of teak decking around the chainplates.

You will have to scarf the edges to remove the polymer - but you will find if the balsa is wet, the fiberglass wet, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,442
Posted By sailor50
Do you want it done cheap, down and dirty, or...

Do you want it done cheap, down and dirty, or correctly? Expect to pay the crane fees and a rigger from $150 - 240.00 depending on whether you remove your sails, boom, get your turnbuckles marked,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,468
Posted By sailor50
Is this a ferro cement hulled vessel?

Is this a ferro cement hulled vessel?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By sailor50
Your'e not gonna find to many marinas between...

Your'e not gonna find to many marinas between Chicago, and Texas that can accommodate this set up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 6,141
Posted By sailor50
If you have wood for a coaming versus toerail,...

If you have wood for a coaming versus toerail, you can use a small eyestrap on the inboard side as a fastening point for a small eyestrap to secure a lashing
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,791
Posted By sailor50
Thanks for the correction, I got my metal M words...

Thanks for the correction, I got my metal M words confused!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By sailor50
Skyskier, He was an outgoing man, our...

Skyskier,

He was an outgoing man, our condolences to you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 5,442
Posted By sailor50
The idea is to be seen! Who really cares when you...

The idea is to be seen! Who really cares when you are offshore waiting to take a well deserved cat nap - if you are flying (displaying) the right colors.

The idea offshore - Daylight or Night time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,127
Posted By sailor50
I received a letter from at local "Documentation"...

I received a letter from at local "Documentation" Corporation today. When I get the renewal Certificate, it doesn't cost a dime. This company wants $ 50.00, to do what a 44 cent stamp does!!
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