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Search: Posts Made By: RobGallagher
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Crown 34 broker visit, won't start engine

I can't comment on the mast. As for the engine, many brokers will not start the engine and yes it's because they could do damage. Even something as simple as a closed seacock or the owner got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Good advice so far. If it's really breezy you might consider reefing as deep as possible, you don't need much power. Luffing is best if you can and feather the main in and out to keep minimum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Making a living while cruising...

And Cheers to you!

I work with a guy who just turned 70. He has more energy than two people.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Making a living while cruising...

I know I'm gonna kick myself in the end, but I'll probably never be able to afford to retire in the lifestyle that would make me happy.

I'm too busy traveling and drinking good scotch NOW. I take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: What Would You Do?

Get (or keep) the boat you are going to use the most right now. Long term saving is good, don't have a boat that will keep you from putting some money away.

Long term planning is nice, but,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,916
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Spreading ashes?

I wasn't telling him not to do it. Just maybe take a ride a ways out. As for finding a bone or tooth, whatever, don't bother me a bit. I am however aware that it might bother others.

I'd rather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: best below waterline hose?

Ditto the others on the bigger strainer. That little thing is meant for your fresh water tanks.... and that cheap plastic screw on cover will break easily... just ask me, I'll tell you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,916
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Spreading ashes?

Why the regulations?

First of, if every local funeral's remains went into a small body of water then it could in fact affect the environment, and your desire to swim at the beach that sunday.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 996
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

If you single hand or are with someone who can't turn the boat around and get you, invest in a waterproof handheld. Good ones are pricey, but there are some decent ones around for a reasonable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 4,342
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

New C&C30 ft sailboat in 1972, about $20,000 - average income $8500
New C&C30 ft sailboat in 1989, about $65000 - average income $28000
Today a catalina 31 new cost about $131000 = average income...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,204
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Agreed. I no longer purchase crap.

I'm not stupid, sometimes I buy something of high quality used on ebay rather than new. I believe in buying one of an item and keeping it forever. I find that...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,204
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Not exactly, but I hear you.

Basic food items are dirt cheap in 2nd world countries, workers may only make a few US$ per day. As are one room apartments that may or may not have A/C and hot...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,204
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Right, and what most people don't realize is how inexpensive things are in the USA.

Basic food staples, basic housing that most of us would compare to camping (or worse), knock-off brand/poor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

Just goes to show you how much we have all missed by looking in the wrong direction.

Once, sailing alone, just after sunset, I lowered my head just a tad when adjusting my chartplotter from day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Squirrel Karma

This story line seems to be going someplace. I never much bothered with squirrels and they don't seem to have a need to bother me. Been a property owner for decades now, they seem to leave me, my...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Robot Sailing Regatta Course - video

Does it ever accidentally jibe?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Living Aboard 09-07-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,271
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Buy the boat you are going to use in the present. A Newport 27 might be perfect for your needs.

When you have a four year old you might decide on a decommissioned USN Destroyer or bigger as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: My teenage design efforts

I don't get over to your blog often enough. It's always a great read.

Ten at $3.50 is $35.00. I'll take my one and only chance to correct Bob Perry on anything even remotely related to boats.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

I chartered a 29.5 in Thailand. Very roomy and comfortable layout. I would not call it forgiving. The fractional rig does help but learn to reef the main in all kinds of conditions.

I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

Thanks for that info. Very helpful.

Any reason why I can't loosen the clamps and spin the bellows 180 degrees so I can inspect the lower side? I was not the owner when the unit was installed so I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,694
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

Are these set screws sold in hardware stores or are they special order. I have a small leak only under power and would like to inspect the collar face and and clean it. Is there a technical term...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Picking up a mooring single handed

I have a pick stick, even in adverse conditions it seems to work well.

Even in heavy air I motor up to the pick up stick, then walk forward and grab it.

I have a 4 ft lead from the pick up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,445
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: BoatBound?

Yesterday I finally received a reply from boat bound. Here is a cut an paste:

"Hi Robert,

I'm so sorry for the delayed response.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a surveyor in your...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: How are sales handled on the Classifieds

I sell loads of stuff on ebay/craigs. Sort of a hobby that pays a little bit.

Cash only on craigslist. I generally list only boat related stuff because of my local, or things too big to ship. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 3,445
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: BoatBound?

I would disagree. I'm on my boat 2 days/3 nights, mid-week, EVERY week May - Nov. Weekends are open 90% of the time. I've been at the same yard since 2001 and people there think my boat never...
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