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Search: Posts Made By: bmacfarquhar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Cheapest dry storage from Charleston to Jacksonville

I recently accepted a job offer in New Zealand and need to store my Pearson 10M long term on the hard while I'm abroad. From googling around the forums I've gathered that Hauge point near Myrtle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Nasty thunderstorms in late sfternoon has been...

Nasty thunderstorms in late sfternoon has been the pattern last few days id be interested to chat about the boat and google the model i sailed here from long island sound so am pretty familiar with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By bmacfarquhar
I would be interested what time on sat? Could i...

I would be interested what time on sat? Could i bring my girlfriend who wants to learn? I have a pearson 10m but havent had it ready to go as its been undergoing a lot of upgrades so if she could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Ill be in hilton head and free wheres the boat...

Ill be in hilton head and free wheres the boat and what kind is she? Where did you want to take her? Let me know if you still want a crew.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
The previous name was Fibonacci which is a 4...

The previous name was Fibonacci which is a 4 syllable Italian mans name. He invented the decimal and helped develop fractals but ppl dont know that and just think its weird to me its like liberacci...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
I went with sparrow and put NY NY as my hailing...

I went with sparrow and put NY NY as my hailing port figured it was a good name that will never embarrass me and cuts through the static on the radio
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Osprey is the most solid probably but might be a...

Osprey is the most solid probably but might be a bit generic compared to sparrow. Saying the word sparrow feels better then osprey on the tongue has a slightly better ring to it but i like what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Ive thought about that my girlfriend is too busy...

Ive thought about that my girlfriend is too busy to spend much time on the boat let alone ever go sailing so naming it after her may just leave a heartbreaking reminder scar that costs money to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Thanks fpr letting me know its my boat and I can...

Thanks fpr letting me know its my boat and I can name it whatever I want. I was hoping to get a consensus from some fellow mariners as to which is the best name I cant decide.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Sparrow came from a sparrow who hangs out in my...

Sparrow came from a sparrow who hangs out in my cockpit a lot and sings like a lunatic. Osprey just seems like a solid sea bird soaring a sailboat is like a soaring bird to me. Mermaid Tale is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2,435
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Help me decide on a name

So I am about to send out the form for uscg documentation and have to finalize the name for my Pearson 10M. I have whittled it down to Osprey, Sparrow, Mermaid Tale, or lullaby. Please dont tell me...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,287
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Recommendations where to liveaboard in the NW

I am looking at moving to Oregon or Washington and trying out the liveaboard lifestyle. I was wondering if people familiar with the Pacific NW could recommend good places to go. How severe are the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2,351
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Tartan 34C a bluewater boat?

It seems in most places I read about the Tartan 34C that it is accepted as being quite a seaworthy and offshore capable boat. It does have a giant cockpit however and a shoal draft centerboard keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 180
Views: 53,818
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Wood, Diesel or propane bulkhead heating stove?

I like the look of the bulkhead stoves I've been seeing at West Marine and around the internet. I think one would be a great addition to the cabin. I would be interested to hear how people have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Correct me if I'm wrong but I would think...

Correct me if I'm wrong but I would think reflective stripes would depend on incident light to work - a spotlight would have to be pointed at the beads for the total internal reflection to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By bmacfarquhar
I like the stripe idea and masthead paint for...

I like the stripe idea and masthead paint for simplicity and maximum effectiveness. I'd be sort of like a fishing float.

White decks make a lot of sense. The thermal effects of the side between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Nickmerc - the passagemaker dinghy they have a...

Nickmerc - the passagemaker dinghy they have a kit for would be my dream dinghy - it is gorgeous to look at and has a lot of character. I suppose I see a dinghy as a cheap beater bicycle - I imagine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Would yellow topside paint increase safety?

I am looking at a lot of older boats that could use to have the topsides repainted. From kayaking I was under the impression that yellow is the most visible color at sea - in fact in cycling as well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
I think it is pretty obviously implied without...

I think it is pretty obviously implied without needing to be explicitly stated that everything written on a forum is an opinion - its redundant and inefficient to say that before everything you write...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Am also quite suprised by the overwhelming...

Am also quite suprised by the overwhelming verdict that I am lazy, unskilled and inexperienced I would have thought sailors would be friendly people who enjoy helping people get started.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
bljones - Well I wont disagree that I am new to...

bljones - Well I wont disagree that I am new to the world of sailing and am trying to keep costs to a minimum but I found I've wasted a lot of time and money in past pursuits with the wrong gear/...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
I saw that one (the NN10) but its way overpriced...

I saw that one (the NN10) but its way overpriced when a typical glass dinghy with oars can be found for $400. 2.5k is a lot of profit and not a good value in my book.

Probably be cheaper to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 8,734
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Where to find a good cheap nesting Dinghy?

I have been googling around for a nesting dinghy and only seem to come up with plans to build your own. Does anyone sell a small nesting dinghy that can be stored on deck of a small cruiser? I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,866
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Architeuthis - sorry you lost your post it...

Architeuthis - sorry you lost your post it sounded like you had a lot of great ideas. Are you suggesting using starter motors as the main motor? What sort of application of starter motor would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,866
Posted By bmacfarquhar
Budget Electric inboard

I read with some interest the extensive thread on putting a golf cart type motor in place of an inboard. Someone threw out the idea of a motor for $450, a charge controller for $150 and 4 golf cart...
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