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Search: Posts Made By: Grunthrie
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,008
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Here's sone pretty girls

I have no idea what I'm doing here:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 5,963
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

Yes, exactly. For what a slip or mooring costs on a per day/month basis pumpout should certainly be planned for and included, especially for full-time liveabords, triply so if a 'liveaboard fee' is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Best knot to attach a painter to a mooring ball?

bowline. It's a very secure knot and allows you to leave the loop whatever size you like so you have room to work it loose easily and the chafing factor is reduced because the knot has room to move....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Sailable projects?

Alex: Thanks for the info, I'm from Washington too and can see how one wouldn't need a refrigerator on a boat, but I live in Florida now and like my beer cold:) Coolers and ice boxes only stay cold...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Sailable projects?

c witch: thanks, good info! I am also intending to be as cruiser-ly as possible in a small keelboat. That's why I like the idea of a propane stove and fridge for long weekends.

tqa: thanks for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Sailable projects?

I'm not looking to 'make my money back' but rather to find a boat I can have a couple years of fun on while developing the skills I'll need on a 30+ foot boat. Some of the skills I need to learn are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By Grunthrie
Sailable projects?

I've been dinghy sailing on club rentals lately and starting to feel ready to graduate to my first keelboat, when fiscally feasible. I have, of course, been monitoring the various web sites where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 95
Views: 5,963
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Do marina liveaboards dump their s@!^ in the river?

Where's the dislike button? The guy cracked a one-liner and no one took the bait. The original joke was more predicated on federal spending and ineptness et al, not specific to the current head of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 165,070
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Definition of SAILING (Meaning of SAILING), a 7 Letter Word (http://hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=sailing)

2 dictionaries on one page, multiple citations of sailing (n)

That said I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 165,070
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Please Jane, Tell us how you really feel:o
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Old Sailing Ads

Great fun, and interesting commentary on gender relations i.e. 'the gentler sex'. You've come a long way baby, to borrow another old advertisement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Circumnavigation book suggestions

Not a book, a blog. This couple started off with their life savings and very little sailing experience, bought a fancy catamaran and cruised the world. Got me through a lot of slow nights at work and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2013
Replies: 121
Views: 7,149
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: do you carry an acoustic Guitar?

For a guitar player thinking about ukeleles: Baritone Ukes are strung DGBE, meaning they are the same as the 4 higher strings on a standard guitar and some chords from guitar can be used on them....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,306
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

Cruise on over to The Slapdash | No Fixed Address (http://www.theslapdash.com), two sailing novices sailed around the world on a 34' Gemini catamaran. They did it slow and easy, took lots of photos...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4,763
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Slow Racing or Fast Cruising?

This thread is entirely too civil! What a breath of fresh air! (not that im not enjoying the vitriol threads :D )
At the phase of my sailing (floundering about trying to fill the sails with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Small craft advisory?

I'd always thought of it as "recreational craft advisory" from a motorboat perspective (before I began sailing)... If your livelihood isn't depending on going out in it, maybe do something else with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 4,595
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: know it all ???

Zing. Especially if one has recently read the flame wars over on the Mutiny at Dawn thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 165,070
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

And in the blue corner, wearing the aloha shirt, wielding the right fist of reason... GeorgeB!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-07-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,147
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Wait, I have a right to say no to carpool sex?!? Damn that Kevin!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-29-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,509
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Okay don, I'll take the bait:
It was actually andrew, and it took his keel and rudder along with his mast. Then the white zionist conspiracy headed by PCSO broadcast the location of his crock-boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,509
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

So, now it's Debby? Get your storms/story straight, man! Still no after pics of 'your' boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,509
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

(to a rap beat)
They see me trollin', They hatin'
SailNet posters they tryin' to catch me boatin dirty...

~Paraphrased from Chamillionaire's "Ridin Dirty"

still, ate up 30 minutes of a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 16,730
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

That's the best 'folksy wisdom' I've yet read on Sailnet!
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,205
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, et

It could have been worse...

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/99635-my-horror-story.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,256
Posted By Grunthrie
Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?

Azzarac: Went to your blog just to confirm my guess that's a Mac26, bookmarked it for future reading:)
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