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Search: Posts Made By: joethecobbler
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 15,276
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Sailrite Sewing Machine

If your "nicking " the plate, then your machine may have timing issues, or you're operating at the upper limits or having feeding issues and deflecting the needle.
Make no mistake, the LS series is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 15,276
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Sailrite Sewing Machine

never thought of double wrapping the top/needle thread, could work.
I'm not sure how you could increase tension on the bottom/bobbin thread. generally each thread (top&bottom) would need to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 15,276
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Sailrite Sewing Machine

alot of reference to being able to puncture thick material is misleading.
any machine can push a needle through whatever can fit under the Presser foot.
The real issue is whether the drag...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Fiberglass repair, and a fail

irregular shape is not an issue, might have to cut out any baffles. the bladder will fill any shape it's in,a plus.
ad for volume, if you can't find a 200 gallon, just use 2 one hundred. gallon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Fiberglass repair, and a fail

easy inexpensive fix.
cut access hole.
insert bladder tank.
plumb new bladder tank.
quit beating yourself up trying to "fix" the poor aged design.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

sounds like glades boat storage.
spent some time there a few years back.
was a great place and quite affordable.
had a bunch of people working on their own boats and every
Sunday they would all...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 5,641
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Generator Etiquette

Thanks for noticing, the fact that you're following my posts is encouraging.
Now, I FEEL special too!
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 5,641
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Generator Etiquette

don't take life too seriously, it's only temporary.
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 5,641
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Generator Etiquette

I don't have a generator, but I do keep an old lawn mower engine with a bad muffler aboard.
When anchored,if I see another boat approach, I fire up the brigs&straton to Ward them off.
if that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,560
Posted By joethecobbler
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,560
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Some people's children...

it's always amusing to me when someone makes the statement ;
"you don't know me" as if they are somehow different than they other millions of folks.
Or,to put it another way,
your mother might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,220
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: The best licenses to work on a yacht and quick start your career

don't believe a license is required to haul freight below a certain tonnage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Journey or the Destination

I enjoy both.
getting there by sail is great with all the adventure and excitement.
The destination is where I want to be for various reasons.
I like being in the Chesapeake in the spring for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,554
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

another time I bought a motorcycle engine from an individual in California. he failed to send the MSO,it's like a title.
called him about it and he got nasty with me.
I Googled his address and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,554
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

bought an item from a Guy out west, paid him,didn't arrive for a few. weeks. kept giving me the run around.
I googled him,his company, relatives, local restaurants,bars,other businesses in the town...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,165
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Water vs Gas

so,you're building a tanker?
if you're planning on sailing you won't need much fuel, if you're planning on motoring, get a motorboat.
you'd be better off powering a watermaker with wind and solar,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,554
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: A Not so Good Experience with a Sailnet(er) transaction

and that's why contracts and purchase agreements exist.
The spoken word is like the air,
The written word is always there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

I can't wait to sail down to Cuba,90 miles, a decent stop off before heading to Jamaica or Puerto Rico or usvi.
let's get to it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,114
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: To Sail or to Sit

Florida is just someplace I go when it's too cold where I'm at.
like right now,it's cold in the north ,So,I'm in Florida until it warms up.Maybe April maybe May!
As for the expenses, it depends on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Live aboard Plan

just pack up like you're going camping and head out.
Any moron can sail a boat,if you don't believe me just keep reading online sailing blogs and postings!
have fun,wear your life jacket.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,024
Posted By joethecobbler
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

So,where are the good anchorages in Cuba?
is there any liveaboard communities?
any dingy dockage?
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,890
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I don't drink alot,when I do drink I turn into another person.
THAT person drinks ALOT!

Bottoms up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,168
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Using sails of another boat?

don't overthink it.
just hoist the sails you got,it'll go.
I sailed up and down the whole east
coast with mismatched sails most of which I
pulled from the dumpster at marinas along the way!
when...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,890
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

type #4 - paid $1500.00 for boat, anchors always, sail the paint off it.Don't give a hoot what others do,and judge not.
As for what I got or don't, I got more than I deserve,
and do my best to be...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,890
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

when discussing the costs of cruising a few years back the answer was given as such ;
if you've got $10.00 or $10 million -
Everything you have.
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