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Search: Posts Made By: toddrtownsend
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 6,524
Posted By toddrtownsend
There's lots of grey here.

Well, to take the middle way, it is a bad choice to choose piracy, BUT the dead zone could very well have been created by the alleged dumping of toxic waste off the Somali coast by the Italian mob,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By toddrtownsend
Nice! I think we need more things in our lives...

Nice! I think we need more things in our lives that "bring benefits far outside it's aparent immediate utility." Sailing is the perfect example.

Todd
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-14-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By toddrtownsend
Mea Culpa, sorta

OK, I just started lurking around sailnet again and I got myself in trouble already. Poking around and talking with Dad, retired CG Aux Officer, I find that the Coasties had been defending Loran. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By toddrtownsend
Wow . . .

Wow, I haven't been lurking around here in a while, so I don't know how far your tongue is pressed into your cheek, but do you really think that Obama had any hand in shutting down the Loran...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,644
Posted By toddrtownsend
I'll buy that for a dollar.

There are two separate issues here. Blue water is the holy grail of all of us dreaming about getting out there. I will make a call when I get 20' over the bow, but it will be one of my buddies to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,288
Posted By toddrtownsend
I have a Cape Dory 28 and if all goes according...

I have a Cape Dory 28 and if all goes according to the revised plan, I will be doing the trip next year. Late summer or fall.

I am going to take the Erie Canal Hudson River way. In part...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By toddrtownsend
Try a Semi . . .

I bought the boat, quit the job, started the transition, ran out of cash . . .

I am driving a semi for a year to fill the kitty again. I hope to be in the water next summer.

Living out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 16,507
Posted By toddrtownsend
Everything is OK. The part of the plan that...

Everything is OK. The part of the plan that didn't work was finding work near the boat. I put my departure off by 9 months or a year. I'm driving a truck long haul. As a result, I'll be better...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,665
Posted By toddrtownsend
My Cape Dory 28 will be in the water next summer....

My Cape Dory 28 will be in the water next summer. I'm heading to Carribean and Central America first. I would really like to sail to Ireland. Around the world is an option; the CD28 also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 16,507
Posted By toddrtownsend
Go For It!

I am in a similar situation. I've already quit and bought the boat.

The trouble I ran into is NO WORK near the boat. I spent a month in Bay City, MI seeking employment and there was none. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 13,300
Posted By toddrtownsend
As for the Founders, I always thought that "Life,...

As for the Founders, I always thought that "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness flew in the face [pun intended] of "turn the other cheek."

Whether or not they believed or didn't they set...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-24-2007
Replies: 184
Views: 13,300
Posted By toddrtownsend
Talk amongst yourselves.

I agree it is much safer to not do this in foreign countries. Besides, Missionairies have done enough damage already. "Many of us" isn't me either.

I'm sure in casual conversation, you'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,558
Posted By toddrtownsend
Ooh! I can use some of my long neglected...

Ooh! I can use some of my long neglected education! HDPE and other similar plastics [polyolefins] exhibit 'creep.' What a cool word. Under load, dimensions, shapes, etc will gradually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,359
Posted By toddrtownsend
Just wanting it.

Kap, I completely understand wanting it so badly that you get immersed.

Sorry about the lesson. I've learned a few that way too. The next one will be great. I agree about getting your own...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By toddrtownsend
Yes, I have fiberglass experience. Not all of it...

Yes, I have fiberglass experience. Not all of it boats, but I've done a fair amount. The West System F/G Repair Manual and "This Old Boat" by Don Casey are very well illustrated. I feel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,165
Posted By toddrtownsend
Congrats! Very nice. TrT

Congrats! Very nice.

TrT
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 18,916
Posted By toddrtownsend
My 'go small go now' budget was $10,000. It's...

My 'go small go now' budget was $10,000. It's almost gone. When I leave in the fall it'll probably end up $15,000. :rolleyes:

Good Luck!

TrT
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-21-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By toddrtownsend
Saurav, For your cruising grounds, as...

Saurav,

For your cruising grounds, as described, perhaps you could do with a smaller boat.

I wanted to give you my example. I looked for a couple years. I wanted a full keel attached...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By toddrtownsend
Terribly Sad . . .

This strikes at the heart of all sailors.

What I read this morning was probably the first rambling reaction of the museum director. He talked of needing to find more money, but also wondered...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-06-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 7,215
Posted By toddrtownsend
Another hand-me-down . . .

My first boat was a hand-me-down from Dad. We sailed a Chrysler Mutineer for years when I was young. Dad was on the USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier and I had my Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge....
Forum: Living Aboard 04-02-2007
Replies: 71
Views: 68,002
Posted By toddrtownsend
In SW FL, check out Burnt Store Marina in Ft....

In SW FL, check out Burnt Store Marina in Ft. Myers. i don't know how clear the approach is. However, I think they have a limited number of l/a slips.

If I was going to do it, I would base...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-23-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,385
Posted By toddrtownsend
Wave - I just bought my boat. The boat was...

Wave - I just bought my boat. The boat was listed for $7500, I offered $5000 on Saturday afternoon, they took my offer by 2:00 Monday afternoon.

I should have hit them lower! :D

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2007
Replies: 113
Views: 15,033
Posted By toddrtownsend
At one time, I thought I was just crazy enough to...

At one time, I thought I was just crazy enough to try to do the Great Loop in an open boat. I boat the study plans for Alaska, a beautifully designed whitehall pulling/sailing boat. You'd have to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,533
Posted By toddrtownsend
Thanks! I agree. But it was also about 10...

Thanks! I agree. But it was also about 10 years in the making.



One spooky aspect to the story; about 12 years ago before I met my second wife, my dad and I were poking around and I found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By toddrtownsend
If you show me yours . . .

Very Nice Pictures! I like the laptop velcro too!

I'm doing my own photo album right now. I am using a php ****** called Dalbum; free software available at www.dalbum.org.

Check out my...
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