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Search: Posts Made By: Unkle Toad
Forum: Racing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Pigs in the Water Regatta

that looks like so much fun. In juneau we used to have a race called the "anything that floats but a boat" race. you saw some pretty interesting stuff.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 4,862
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Portland Oregon Columbia River

Holy Revival threads batman. .. I can not help you with any specifics but you will be going against a noticeable current the whole way my times on the columbia near portland we never make more then...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: help needed

that sounds like an amazing trip I would love to go but I have no idea if I will be available then. got back from a dive trip to Domanica 6 weeks ago and can not wait to get back to those waters.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Sailing Pants

I usually wear Eddie bower convertible travel pants with the zip off legs .. nice and thin shorts if its hot quick drying an the cargo pockets although small to have velcro. the "travex" line I...
Forum: Diesel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Perkins 4-107 in Bellingham help

no survey was bought as a restoration then the company went out of business and Im stuck figuring it all out. engine supposedly had a full rebuild 150 hours ago so I do not expect any large problems...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Perkins 4-107 in Bellingham help

or if anyone knows a good mechanic in bellingham that might have some time that would work too.
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Unkle Toad
Perkins 4-107 in Bellingham help

I am getting ready to drop back in the water in a new to me sailboat with a perkins 4-107. I and the boat are in Bellingham and I am mechanically, shall we say, less then pro level.. ok less than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,899
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Best states for sailing and boating???

amazing sailing and cruising opportunities in the Pacific northwest oregon on the columbia is fun for a day sail but the puget sound and Salish sea has more then you could explore in a lifetime plus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Petite Top Side Paint

I know its an old Thread but you mention Automotive paint which is what I was thinking of doing. for a basic skills DIY'er do you think the added step of a clear coat is more work then using a marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 2,685
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Dangers of Whales

I woke up to a humpie scratching her back on our Keel once in alaska at anchor .. more then a little scary.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-29-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat

where were you 6 months ago :( .. downeaster 32 was on my short list .. its a hard market right now but assuming everything is in good order I think you can probably get 20k. tis the season and all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Vibram "FiveFingers" shoes

I have the Keen McKenzie and love them .. they are my everyday shoe easily tack thin socks thick socks or no socks and mesh sides so get rid of water when it gets in ..

I also have both the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Google Earth?

we were out and had some electrical problems .. used google maps on an Iphone to get us back into the harbor worked like a charm .. we knew the area just low enough visability that we couldnt figure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Black Sails

well .. . there is swearing, and grit .. and more swearing and grit.. a little nudity. some more swearing and grit and a little more nudity. but for me I liked it and am looking forward to watching...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,974
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

It may be disgusting but it is oh so satisifying I agree with that once a year thing that sounds about right.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-21-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 20,162
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Downside of living aboard

I was trying to look at one.(formosa 41) called and emailed the broker half a dozen times. never got a call back .. I ended up going with a different boat.
Forum: herSailNet 01-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Who is Karl?

Ive been watching and the latest looks like she has some good plans .. I think she went home for the holidays and to get some energy back after many hurdles(that she has managed to get over not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,974
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

On the egg thing. here in the US there are cleaning process that eggs go through it is believed by some that this takes off a protective layer which .. well protects the egg thus requiring...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Dreamin' a bit

this is a fantastic Idea and I was thinking it I dont believe I didn't suggest it.

Ive got a buddy who has a laser but its over a thousand miles away I am trying to convince him to bring it up...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-07-2014
Replies: 116
Views: 20,162
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Downside of living aboard

the downside .. thats easy My boat isnt big enough to have a music room so no drums for me :) .. thats all I got.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Dreamin' a bit

I am pretty new to the sailing world myself but it sounds to me like you have gotten some good advice. I agree a smaller boat teaches you more quicker. and I have been told good sailors can watch...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,927
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Just Do It--You're Not Getting Any Younger

my plan keeps on changing but I have the boat. and now I'm looking closer at the finances. if I can come up with a plan that will realistically get me a little better income while traveling I will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,506
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

I think that works..
Specific. (beer)
Measurable(how much beer)
Achievalbe(unless you live in a dry county then go visiting)
R(whatever. relevent beer sailing yeah Ill back you up there)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Next Step ?

is FJ a flying juinior? if so (or if not) I dont think the year of the boat should have much difference on whether or not it points well. I wouldn't spend the money on a new sail if your not getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,506
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

OH yeah ..
6. get into better shape so I don't feel so destroyed after crewing for a race.
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