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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Valiant 32 problem with Fire Retardant in resin.

Although this article references the V-40, it may help you.
Valiant 40 Sailboat Review | Cruising World (

Also, here's some discussion of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,337
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

I asked a lot of people about Simrad vs. Raymarine above deck tiller pilots.
Both have experienced their share of failures.
Neither have been highly regarded in customer service from their parent...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-27-2015
Replies: 207
Views: 11,549
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

...and we thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

Have you considered PVC beadboard? Cut to fit, and tack it in place with a little adhesive.
Mold? Wipe it right off!

My Pearson 30 came with this horrible "weave" pattern that's supposed to look...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-27-2015
Replies: 322
Views: 17,745
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I believe he's saying that the sail was in addition to his engine.
Hell, if I had roller furling, I'd do the same thing.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-11-2015
Replies: 322
Views: 17,745
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

It's plenty hot now. I'm sorry for you folks that aren't in the water yet.

I organized and hosted a little race at my club for single and doublehanders. We had 17 boats. The air was pretty light,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,657
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Parts for Old Pintail? often has parts for older boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Catalina 30 - Help!


Moyer Marine is now casting new cylinder heads and other parts that were no longer available.

The Atomic-4 is undergoing something of a renaissance. Parts are plentiful and affordable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,441
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Yes, there was a moment when she let go of the wheel and discussion about the lightning. Then, she resumed steering. I feel that she did a fine job of keeping the boat on it's feet and stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,441
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta


You don't have to run downwind under sails. The mast and rigging alone, can provide enough windage (exposed surface area) to propel the boat.

Yes, there is a lack of stability that flow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,967
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

If this boat is for "you, you, you", my only advice is to avoid a boat that you have to hoist up onto your car top, by yourself (unless it's a kayak). Rent, join a club, or purchase a small,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 1
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Views: 500
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Red Dot

I went to the festival and saw this. It was pretty good.
However, don't forget the short film that was shown first:

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat"

This guy is sort of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: a cup of water

I'm in your area, and my boat has been sopping wet from condensation.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-11-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,576
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

Where the hell did you find these accounts?

When I stayed in Balto, I was at Henderson's Wharf. They have a gate with a cipher lock before you get to the docks. There's also a car gate that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I can only speak to the 2-blade Martec-

Yes, prop walk to port. Easily countered, once flow is built up over the rudder.
Very weak backing power.

As the pivot pins wear, sometimes a blade...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Just because you read Playboy, doesn't mean that you don't love your wife.

Relax, my son.

Now for your penance, I want you to say 20 Hail Mary's, 20 Our Father's. Then I want you to go forth...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-02-2015
Replies: 322
Views: 17,745
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Do you know what I do, when I can't sail or even work on my boat?

Out of feelings of impotence and frustration, I buy crap for my boat. This usually results in a backlog of shiny hardware to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 7,311
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

Evans Starzinger wrote a good seminar on ground tackle. His premise was basically "using the largest ground tackle you can easily handle on a day-to-day basis will be adequate for 99% of your anchor...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: New computer selection help??

I must be real lucky, or simply not taxing my computing products very hard.

I have Droid and Galaxy phones and have never had software or instability problems with them. My old Galaxy 4 still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Here's a real-life example from a friend of mine:

He had a 3-battery setup, 1 starting and 2 house.
900w microwave.

His wife tried to microwave 2 baked potatoes for 10 minutes and totally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,602
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yup, but ya know, after reading it online in PDF form, I found it was much more palatable to read as a book in my hands. I also keep it on my boat.

The guy has done a lot for singlehand sailing,...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-12-2014
Replies: 453
Views: 33,251
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

This is a dumb question that borders on belonging in OT/Politics/War/Religion.

Just like everything else in life, cruisers and liveaboards span the entire economic spectrum, assuming you're...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,663
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Again, with the false equivalency.

Propane is pressurized, and offers many points of failure along the delivery path, requiring many expensive safety features, complex plumbing, and proper storage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,333
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I don't sense that Seafarer is the one having the panic attack, it seems to be his family.

Some people simply cannot wrap their minds around a sea-bound life. It's not the norm in our culture. The...
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