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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By bljones
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 325
Views: 33,561
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

Still around, and back in the water. Dock Six Chronicles: It's THAT day!!! (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2015/05/its-that-day.html)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bljones
SAIL Snowbird Rally 2015- Now less for more

Wow, is this cynical. This year, SAIL magazine is again backing a ICW Snowbird Rally, building on the success the inaugural event saw last year.

But, they have ditched a long time SAIL columnist,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,865
Posted By bljones
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sail well, and sail long, compadre.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 325
Views: 33,561
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

"what I did this winter" essay:
Dock Six Chronicles: Head Games (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2015/03/head-games.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,871
Posted By bljones
Re: My 128th good film - and the future of sailing journalism

I figure that blogging is essentially literary masturbation- you do it for yourself. If you're lucky, and/or smart, you find an audience. Any actual real income is both unexpected and gratifying,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,207
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Not really- at least 4 out of those 6 months it is too cold and snowy to actually work, and, really, this isn't nuclear reactor design- there isn't as much "studying" as there is gruntwork. So, our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,207
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I've never missed a season, and i sail longer and deeper into the season than most- first in, last out, even wiht all that damn do it yourself work. And I am not standing around waiting for mechanics...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By bljones
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

walk away- this is more boat than you want to handle and there are lost of better boats out there under $2500 with their engines already installed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,207
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Fair enough.
Those who sail, sail.
those who learn the skills... keep sailing. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,207
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

When you "hit the end of your expertise level"... bust through it.

At one time, I didn't know"deep mechanical" or "deep electrical' either...but i have never had 'deep pockets", so I had to dig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,408
Posted By bljones
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

*sigh*... big trouble for moose and squirrel.
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/166/f/c/rocky_bullwinkle_sad_by_chausseeca-d7mif4m.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

High road, passive aggressive elitism, low road, unadorned aggression, thirdhand- politically correct offense taken, mods bashed, religious slights recognized and remarked.... and the KKK card...
Forum: Weather   02-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By bljones
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

All of the above advice plus a good selection of wind sites, like windalert, windfinder and windguru. They all have good coverage of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Forum: Electronics   02-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By bljones
Re: West Marine - Big sale on Lowrance HDS 5 unit, Friday only

NMEA2000 AND includes Nautic Insight charts, and a 200 khz sounder. that is a screaming deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By bljones
Re: Ouch !!!

how many wraps do you have around the winch now, George?
4 wraps might be tough to fit on a winch the size of the winches on your tanzer 22, but 3 will certainly take the load off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 22,501
Posted By bljones
Re: Hughes Sailboats

Many of the early Hughes 38s had a trim tab.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140805055410/super-villain/images/9/91/3998596-dr-evil.jpg


You should have used sharks. with frickin lazers on their heads.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

show us what you have given us to smile about. you still haven't answered my questions from a page ago- why are you recruiting here, if you can't stand us, and why should any of us considered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Sure do. If someone wants to pay in the currency of insults, i'm happy to make change and even handle the forex.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Hold up- Crewboi, you aren't a boat owner, you are just a hired winch grinder who is now looking to hire other winch grinders for rich guys who are no longer able to grind their own winches.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By bljones
Re: 53 years ago today, Coast Guard rescue from the PENDLETON, "The Finest Hours"

There is a great article on the resto of CG 36500 in the January 2010 edition of Woodenboat magazine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,416
Posted By bljones
Re: Ouch !!!

George, let the winch do the work, not your wrist. Make full rotations on the winch handle, and simply tail wiht your off hand. Make sure you get at least three wraps around the "lazy" winch, (in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Sounds like someone's begging for a ban.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

why would you want to recruit crew from a site that you clearly loathe? I mean logically, since you can't stand the rabbble here, why would you want to crew with any of us?

More importantly,...
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