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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2015
Replies: 194
Views: 18,247
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Florida is at it again

FWC should have better things to do...but they are controlled ultimately by Tallahassee...
For starters, the weekend ICW in populated areas is a pretty wild place...drunk boaters behind the wheel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,124
Posted By souljour2000
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Depends on the kind of waves too...I mean..these waves in Mobile bay are similar to what we can see around Tampa Bay when it's really kickin up...they are high frequency...every couple of seconds......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,124
Posted By souljour2000
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Taking it on the quarter or turning upwind would depend on sea room ...also with all those boats out there in various degrees of trouble..you might want to have the more visibilty going downwind...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-24-2015
Replies: 2,154
Views: 229,057
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Weird-lookin boat in a way...After some bit of research, I also noticed that it doesnt look at all like the S&S 42...and more like the Lacoste in the Puddlejump listing after surfing the other day ...
Forum: Outboard   04-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Mercury 5hp Maitenance

Sounds like you are fairly mechanical so not that hard with that motor...I have done it and as long as you are methodical...should have it done in less than an hour... a marine mechanic 15-20 min or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By souljour2000
Re: GS 44 - I43 - KP 44 ... the short list

Irwin 43 looks very enticing...basic cabin layout. shallow draft...skeg-reinforced rudder though it looks a bit small......good tankage..a touch of "piraty Morgan OI look" in the stern with those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 17,467
Posted By souljour2000
Re: New York to Florida Via ICW

I knew a lady in maybe her early sixties who brought down her Pearson ensign or some such 22-footer a couple years ago to SW FLA...She was from an old NE boating family If I recall and probably on...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Three rescued disabled 32-foot sailboat

This was a interesting story for those who may have read about it.....seemed a rather abrupt thread though really...kudos to the skipper for his forthright comments....still surprised it didn't get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 194
Views: 18,247
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Florida is at it again

Thanks Jim, et al...Seems this is gonna be a constantly re-ocurring fight...If enuff of us all do our part and kick off some emails......we "should" maybe be okay...and the whole thing gets aborted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Anyone keep an old tire aboard for tow-assist/fender/sea-anchor duty?

Wow...good stuff guys..lots of mileage on this tire tread so far..,I mean tire thread...lol..
Btw..I need to drill a drain hole..thanks whoever said that... and a chain as a weight and lanyard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By souljour2000
Anyone keep an old tire aboard for tow-assist/fender/sea-anchor duty?

Recently dinghied out an old fatused car tire from my g/f's car trunk to my convalescent Columbia 40 at moor...a nice fat 235 /R17 ...
I have hauled one aboard before...on my old...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-24-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 16,245
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

Inquiring minds want to know..keep on the trail Jon...I read that pt 1 article and the fact they made so little actual distance escaped me..interesting.... I wonder how much farther they should they...
Forum: News Feeds   02-23-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Sailboat catches fire on Hwy 80 at Lazaretto Creek Bridge - WTOC

We live...(at least in this case)...and hopefully learn...

I just toured that area and nearby Savannah for the first time last summer...interesting. Really liked Savannah...fascinating town btw.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Discount Head Choices...

After some albeit brief study it seems to me that in most areas of US...(even possibly the FL Keys) a well-secured, well-mounted well-strapped,etc but otherwise plain old fiberglass PORTABLE toilet...
Forum: News Feeds   02-20-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,563
Posted By souljour2000
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Bronze vs Stainless steel

There are better students of metallurgy in SN than I ...who may add to the discussion hopefully... but to answer your question IMHO it is indeed "cost-driven"bottom-line issues and yet more...
Forum: News Feeds   02-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By souljour2000
Re: With four sailboats under way, it's back to the future at Hinckley - The Ellswort

Thanks for posting...What goes around...comes around...especially in capable hands...and in this case a fat wallet will also help get "back to the future"....along with the 90 hp diesel or whatever...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,754
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

I think that especially given the huge range involved in the search...almost 1000 miles off the coast of USA...the Coast guard Commanders decision should have been given more respect....but whatever...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 25,395
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Woud YOU take a Newport 30 offshore?

Been onaNewport 34 alot...solid boat from what I could tell. Don't know about hull-deck joint.. great interior layout...great handling fin keeler..
Forum: Multihull   03-25-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 27,659
Posted By souljour2000
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Excellent thread and plenty of food for thought..especially as I myself am seeing big multihulls in huge numbers come down the ICW this spring thus far...many are quite attractive...Perhaps some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Need help and advice

Enquiring minds want to know...maybe he broke a rudder... or two..hmm...?And i thought that 4-foot floating piece of piling never could be a friend...sounds like we may never know though...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Name that Dinghy!

Don't know what model..but looking at the lines I would agree with earlier poster that it's a Dyer....I row one almost every day for five years now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 5,250
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Got to Stop being Stupid

I wouldn't have thought this post would go 7 pages at first read...
The experience harborless had was, for him, (and for us), once safe and sound, both illustrative and positive.
My own...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   09-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 5,170
Posted By souljour2000
Re: looking to buy a 1969 columbia 36 footer

That was an extremely impressive retro-fitting he displayed on Picasa...maybe he's in Borneo by now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By souljour2000
Re: Info needed for Cedar Key (or Florida's Fogotten Coast)

Tarpon Springs is worth a couple days...and a nice, fairly relaxing days sail up the intercoastal from St Pete...or you can jump outside if weather is good...I did a trip from Madeira beach to cedar...
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