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Search: Posts Made By: Dick6969
Forum: Electronics 03-31-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Dick6969
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 23,127
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Pictures of your boat

I forgot Daisy Here! I had posted a few on an earlier post and didn't know how to add Daisy. Daisy is my youngest son's girl...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 190
Views: 23,127
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Pictures of your boat

Don't have to many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,102
Posted By Dick6969
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I give it an A+. Floating dry dock, dock box, water, ele.,clean, surveillance 24/7, friendly dock hands, 2.5 miles to ocean with nice rock jettys,. Been there 5 years, was only 4 sailboats there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Dick6969
Re: And so ends another season...

Really don't have to take her out this year but would really like a cheep place to keep her over the winter. Found a place 1.5 miles from the house for $240.00 a month, fresh water w/electric. What...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 9,541
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Tartan(s), Sabre, Pearson(s), C&C(s), Catalina(s) - "Chesapeake Draft"

Look at the Pearson 323. Has 4.5 draft, Plenty of room in the **** pit 8', Lots of room inside and very sea friendly.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Dick6969
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-16-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 9,541
Posted By Dick6969
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Rotten Luck - Stays & Dinghy Question

Back stay broke 3 weeks ago. 5' seas 10 -15 knots winds. Was lucky the whole rig didn't come down. To my sons quick thinking, drop sails, tighten topping lift and main sheets, snatch block, line,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Halyard installed backwards

Use whipping line and it comes with a needle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 12,370
Posted By Dick6969
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1,986
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Fuel in oil - where to start?

gas in the oil has to come from the needle seat does not have enough pressure from float, runs in manifold down by rings into oil... on a motorcycle that is.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 18,203
Posted By Dick6969
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

Started around the age of 10 or 11. My dad had a 22' open wooden sailboat. We sank it for a few weeks be for we started using it for the season. Then a few different little boats. Had a 27' for 13...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Does cruising keep you young?

I will be 58 next year and my wife keeps telling me she is tired of raising two 22 year old's. My youngest is 22. It has to be the sailing. Also next week is my dads birthday, he will be 90. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,899
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Cleaning Hull in the water

I have found that an ice scraperworks well on the barnacles
without to much damage to the bottom coat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,274
Posted By Dick6969
Re: If you don't're a freakin' moron.

Little River Inlet S.C. Wanted to practice my heavy wind skills in the inlet yesterday October 28, 25 to 35 knots with higher gusts. I reefed in the ICW. When I got to the jettys ocean was flat. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dick6969
Re: has anyone heard of a Luger

I have a 27' Tradewinds that I have sailed for 6 years. Know you boat and what it can handle and what you can. I have had mine in some conditions that I should not have but it held up ok. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 4,597
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Sailing into the slip

When I first started sailing at about 14 years old with my dad, he never had a motor on any of his boats. So it is good to know how to do it all with out a motor. But the motor sure makes it easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Dick6969
Re: This weekends sail

Just my son (21) and me Sunday it was great. He wanted just us, so we left out of Little River Inlet, SC sailed up and down the cosat line for 5 or 6 hours 10-15 kt. with 1 to 2 foot seas. Came in,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Knapps Narrows Incident - Post Mortem

I have found that motoring into the current you have alot more control. Try it sometime I think you will feel the same way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 8,331
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Calling all Florida sailors

It's nice to know that we have a steadfast sailing community. It makes me proud to be a part of it. Hats off to all the people that helped and to all the people that wished they could have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,458
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Progressive Insurance

I have had Progressive for about 6 years now, they are gerat. Payments are about $160.00 a year for about 20k coverage. Had a break in two years ago when the boat was out of the water. They took...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2012
Replies: 181
Views: 95,668
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Boat Inspection Trip Tips

I am looking at a larger boat and this is going to make my mind up for me. I am going to order one tonight. This is the reason I joined Sailnet. THANK YOU...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Have a 27' luger for sale w/trailer
E-mail me @
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 12,177
Posted By Dick6969
Re: Your ONE piece of wisdom...

If the Wife's not happy no one is happy...
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