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Search: Posts Made By: Simon123
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Simon123
Re: How to tell when to stop recoring?

I hadn't thought of drilling a test hole on the inside for a comparison. I'll give that a shot tomorrow then, thanks for the idea.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,692
Posted By Simon123
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

For me, you aren't camping when you don't need an end date. I've done all the way down to "make a snow shelter and kill a grouse with a stick for dinner" camping and all the way up to "back the truck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Simon123
Question How to tell when to stop recoring?

So, the backstory. My little E20 was in an altercation with the lightpost at the boat ramp wherein I smashed a small hole in the back of the cockpit coaming. On this boat it's part of the deck and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By Simon123
Re: new to me 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27

One option on the rigging, it's not pay and walk away like a rigger would be but it's a reasonable compromise, is to have the mast unstepped and take all the rigging to a cable place that does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,850
Posted By Simon123
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

This above might be the best advice in the thread, if you're pushing your budget and are unsure if you can get the quality of boat you need for the money you have just go smaller! Having crewed all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 61,409
Posted By Simon123
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Truth is there's plenty of younger sailors out there, I'm one of them, crewed all over the Medt starting at 22 and got my first tiny little cabin boat shortly after getting back to the states. You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 2,390
Posted By Simon123
Re: overwhelmed w/ electrical

In response to the people that are saying "Throw everything away and start over." It's certainly an option and there is nothing wrong with it, with that said not all of us want to create a showpiece....
Forum: Chartering 01-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Simon123
Re: Chartering in Turkey

I sailed Turkey as crew right around 2000 and I had a similar experience with the locals. They certainly do hustle more to get you in the door of the restaurants or shops but that's completely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 2,721
Posted By Simon123
All the discussion of electric not being capable...

All the discussion of electric not being capable of motoring for 10 or 20 or 30 hours misses the real point which is that a vast majority of sailboats simply don't do that. I know the boats at my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Simon123
Hate to admit it but I did the mast up thing...

Hate to admit it but I did the mast up thing once. Long day on the water and the road from and to the storage lot is one way. Totally forgot that I needed to go the wrong way for a hundred yards to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 49,336
Posted By Simon123
I'm 31 and keep an Ensenada 20 on the lake...

I'm 31 and keep an Ensenada 20 on the lake nearest me here in Dallas. I'm definitely the youngest non-racer that I know but there is a surprisingly high number of people my age at any race I've...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 02-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,278
Posted By Simon123
Toledo Bend Reservoir Info?

I'm in Dallas with a 20 foot trailer sailer. I'm considering a weekend trip over to the Toledo Bend reservoir. (Reputed to be the 5th largest man made lake in the US) Does anyone have any first hand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,847
Posted By Simon123
I actually used the long handle from the my...

I actually used the long handle from the my deck/hull brush today as a makeshift pole while sailing downwind in almost no air. It's a little 20 foot pop top style boat and I just held the inboard end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,097
Posted By Simon123
I do a hybrid with my Ensenada 20'. I keep it on...

I do a hybrid with my Ensenada 20'. I keep it on a trailer in the trailer storage lot (secured parking with a private ramp) with the mast up and rigged at the marina. Much cheaper than a slip but for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-01-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 6,353
Posted By Simon123
I realize this is an old thread but I think it...

I realize this is an old thread but I think it makes more sense in this case to keep the information about a relatively unknown boat in one place. I have one of these that I sail in the lakes around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,767
Posted By Simon123
I'm not as interested in it as a means of...

I'm not as interested in it as a means of propulsion but I wonder if anyone has looked seriously at wave action as a means of electricity generation. A free floating system would be ideal if it could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Simon123
Camraderie - I do enjoy working with my hands, as...

Camraderie - I do enjoy working with my hands, as a side business I buy and restore condos that have been trashed. The general consensus I'm hearing is that I need to have the boat taken care of in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Simon123
My work is in Dallas so I can't live aboard here...

My work is in Dallas so I can't live aboard here without incurring significant trucking charges to get the boat to the nearest part of the gulf. I don't have a specific boat in mind but I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Simon123
My job now is pretty good compared to my spending...

My job now is pretty good compared to my spending habits, so the purchase of the boat and the outfitting is going to take place while I finish my degree. I work full time and go to school 1/2 time so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Simon123
General Route Planning

Here is my rough plan. I'm finishing my degree in Eng, after deciding that I didn't enjoy my initial career as much as I had hoped. Due to a lucky combination of thriftyness and employer education...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-19-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,299
Posted By Simon123
It's the mental part that gets you, I practised...

It's the mental part that gets you, I practised everything I could think of, (including freeing myself from an unintentional grounding) by telling my sailing buddy to hold on to his beer, sit in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 9,625
Posted By Simon123
" Yes, but without electricity...it's a...

" Yes, but without electricity...it's a paperweight." -----Much like any engine system without its needed fuel. At current tech and prices electric drive for a sailboat is not a common choice but I'd...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-10-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By Simon123
Considering the price of used small sailboats...

Considering the price of used small sailboats these days, (things like lasers) you could easily buy both. Then you have the 30+ foot boat when you have all day and 4 friends with you or you can toss...
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