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Search: Posts Made By: BubbleheadMd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,229
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Just because you read Playboy, doesn't mean that you don't love your wife.

Relax, my son.

Now for your penance, I want you to say 20 Hail Mary's, 20 Our Father's. Then I want you to go forth...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,715
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Do you know what I do, when I can't sail or even work on my boat?

Out of feelings of impotence and frustration, I buy crap for my boat. This usually results in a backlog of shiny hardware to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,053
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

Evans Starzinger wrote a good seminar on ground tackle. His premise was basically "using the largest ground tackle you can easily handle on a day-to-day basis will be adequate for 99% of your anchor...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,573
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: New computer selection help??

I must be real lucky, or simply not taxing my computing products very hard.

I have Droid and Galaxy phones and have never had software or instability problems with them. My old Galaxy 4 still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Here's a real-life example from a friend of mine:

He had a 3-battery setup, 1 starting and 2 house.
900w microwave.

His wife tried to microwave 2 baked potatoes for 10 minutes and totally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,410
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yup, but ya know, after reading it online in PDF form, I found it was much more palatable to read as a book in my hands. I also keep it on my boat.

The guy has done a lot for singlehand sailing,...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 254
Views: 14,636
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

This is a dumb question that borders on belonging in OT/Politics/War/Religion.

Just like everything else in life, cruisers and liveaboards span the entire economic spectrum, assuming you're...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 16,385
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Again, with the false equivalency.

Propane is pressurized, and offers many points of failure along the delivery path, requiring many expensive safety features, complex plumbing, and proper storage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 10,301
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I don't sense that Seafarer is the one having the panic attack, it seems to be his family.

Some people simply cannot wrap their minds around a sea-bound life. It's not the norm in our culture. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 19,166
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Florida is at it again

I'm fuzzy on the issue of state vs. federal "navigable waterway".
I thought that if a waterway was designated as "navigable", that it fell under federal jurisdiction. (Army Corps of Engineers and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Do you sail with a dinghy? Do you keep gasoline onboard to power your dinghy outboard?

Maybe you don't use a dinghy, but I've heard this argument from several diesel-acolytes who carry gasoline...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Jellyfish west/rhode river?

I live in the Rhode and haven't seen a single one.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,529
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5


If you have developed a prejudice against gasoline engines or the Atomic-4, I'll never change your mind, but since you asked...

1. Yes, running the blower for a couple of minutes prior to...
Forum: P30 08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,394
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Has anyone had or seen this problem ?

I could find no tuning document by Pearson, but general tuning guides for single spreader rigs with deck-stepped masts, typically call for setting them at 15% of breaking strength of the wire.
Forum: P30 08-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,394
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Has anyone had or seen this problem ?

The P30 does have a pan liner.
The chainplates are bolted through knees glassed to the hull. (They are not glassed to the knees as in some Sabres and Irwins) The knees are more than tabbed, they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,946
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I use a trolling motor with an Avon Redcrest. I find this to be ideal for my use.
I've anchored a few hundred yards from a public dinghy dock and made 4 round trips without recharging.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 8,826
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I'll be doing a DelMarVa circumnavigation in August.

My plans for communications are:
VHF with DSC, tied to GPS.
SPOT tracker with SAR service.
Cell phone when close enough to shore.

Forum: Racing 05-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,376
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Can my boat handle racing?

People that are sour on racing aren't ever going to change their mind. Don't bother trying. Racing isn't for everyone, and that's ok.

For the OP-

The boat was built tough enough to handle it,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,486
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Do I need Foulies?

I wouldn't get hung up on brand names, but you should be prepared.

By "prepared" I mean, you should have a thin, warm, wicking, base layer, then a fleece-like middle layer, then a waterproof top...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-22-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 20,322
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Sorry to hear about the shaftlog fubar, but glad to hear you're fixed and on the water again.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?


I'm keenly aware of the mast step flaw in the P30. it was one of the very first things I checked before I bought the boat. It's all in fine shape. The boat was well maintained in its life,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,961
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

I looked at some photos to get an idea of what you're dealing with.

I agree with Alex. For short tacking your way up a channel or river, you'll have to stand alongside the wheel in order to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,342
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

You're also 100% responsible for everything that goes on, even if you were not the direct cause of the event.

Even so, be not afraid of being in over your head. Having the intelligence to ask the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

You're seriously going to have 4 separate hull penetrations on your transom?

That garden hose is still not delivering the same amount of water that a 2 inch hole below the waterline will deliver....
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