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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Ded reckoner
Re: Marinas in Texas

There are many marinas in the Kemah/Seabrook area leading to Galveston Bay. Waterford Harbor Marina has some of the nicest facilities of a marina in this area and is a great hurricane hole. But, the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By PBzeer
Re: Marinas in Texas

Depends a bit on your sailing preferences. Clear Lake is a day away from open water, while it's just a bit farther by car to drive on down to Galveston, so you might want to keep that in mind. With...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By RTB
Re: Marinas in Texas

I'll second smack's vote for Watergate. It was our home port for several years too.

If you want more isolation, but a great marina, check out Harbor Walk Marina. We just spent 8 or 9 months...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Marinas in Texas

We had our boat at Watergate Yachting Center for a couple of years. I would highly recommend it. Very affordable if you ask me - and GREAT amenities. It's a really nice place, is well protected, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By sandy stone
Re: decal for dacron sail

You might try going to a sailmaker and asking for 'insignia cloth', the sticky-back stuff they use to put numbers and logos on sails. Colors will be limited, not sure what you're trying to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Chas H
Re: decal for dacron sail

I've seen colored dacron sewn on the sail and screen printed images.
The numbers on my mains'l was screen printed.
-CH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By capta
Re: Hawaii to SF question

I sailed the Hawaiian Islands for 2.5 years and was never "scared". We anchored on every island from Kauai to Hawaii multiple times w/o any problems;I don't remember ever dragging, anywhere.
The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Geoff54
Re: Hawaii to SF question

This is good advice.
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Read pages 288/289 in World Cruising Routes
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There are several threads discussing sailing to and from Hawaii on CF - Google "hawaii site:www.cruisersforum.com"

Go do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By capta
Re: SF to Hawaii - recommendations

There is a saying; "an old lady in a bathtub could sail to Hawaii", and it's pretty much true. You'll sail basically SW out of SF depending on the weather and somewhere around the latitude of San...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By casey1999
Re: SF to Hawaii - recommendations

If you need to be near a major metro area to do boat work, get parts or get provisions, then I would head to Honolulu. There is a west marine store there as well as marine repair services. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Faster
Re: What is this?

The are closeable/lockable vents. You can thread them open or closed with the lower handle, and lock them in any position with the toggle nut. Classic hardware ;)
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