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Search: Posts Made By: hillbillybear
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 14,535
Posted By hillbillybear
Chall, Don't know that I was saying that I...

Chall, Don't know that I was saying that I disagree with what is going on. I think if I were looking to have a grand adventure, I'd want to take my time and really have fun. Get to know some of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By hillbillybear
another kid setting out

Right or wrong, another kid is getting ready to set sail to sail around the world. This young lady graces the cover of the most recent edition of Latitudes & Attitudes. She appears to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2009
Replies: 144
Views: 14,535
Posted By hillbillybear
depraved indifference

Today about 20 min. up the road a little girl was buried. Her mom fell asleep at the wheel of her car. A real tragedy. Depraved indifference???
My son is a high functioning autistic. He is in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By hillbillybear
Not quite sure what you meant in the first...

Not quite sure what you meant in the first sentence of your response, Tamas. It was kinda rambling.
As far as looking for someone to talk me out of the idea, hardly. As matter of fact, I have been...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-05-2008
Replies: 190
Views: 12,991
Posted By hillbillybear
Birdman, Whether having guns on board would...

Birdman,
Whether having guns on board would have helped against heavily armed gansters is debatable. I agree with you. But the article did not say anything about the thieves being heavily armed. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By hillbillybear
cost of sailing

I've read a few articles that describe in detail the cost of sailing. I especially like the article from Sue and Larry on sailnet. But the costs they estimate are for a larger boat. What about the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-05-2008
Replies: 190
Views: 12,991
Posted By hillbillybear
A flare gun is one shot. A spear gun is one...

A flare gun is one shot. A spear gun is one shot. What do you do about the other three thieves? Play dead? I don't think that would work. The best firearm would be a short barreled shotgun. Not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By hillbillybear
general question for a general discussion

Why is it that the UK has such a good selection on small (25 feet and smaller) sailboats. Some of them are really sweet looking. I look on some of the for sale web sites and there are many nice...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-27-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By hillbillybear
blue water cruising on a trailer sailer

Just saw this small review in a sailing mag. the other day. Sounds like it would be a really nice read. Title is "Further Offshore" by Ed Mapes. I guess he goes into rather fine detail on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-21-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 7,936
Posted By hillbillybear
Cincy, I think I am in the same boat you are...

Cincy,
I think I am in the same boat you are in. (pun intended). Lack of funds. Let me tell you the advice some fine people have given me. I wouldn't buy the biggest boat I could afford. Buy a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By hillbillybear
VERY FUNNY. Everybodys a comedian. The whale...

VERY FUNNY. Everybodys a comedian. The whale video was uhhh, spectacular. Actually here in West by God Virginia, alot of people go noodleing. I imagine you can find it on youtube if you don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By hillbillybear
bowfishing

I really enjoy archery. I have watched bow fishing on TV and think it not only good sport but a good way to get an easy meal as long as it be from clean waters. Does anyone bow fish? What are the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By hillbillybear
anyone know of any small boats cruising around

What is the smallest known sailboat to be out cruising at this time? Does anyone know of any trailer sailers or of any open boats? Where are they cruising? Are these folks having any difficulties?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By hillbillybear
Smile setting up as a single handed package

I am VERY new to sailing. I am researching craft as I learn. Can all lines on all sailboats be led to the cockpit for singlehandling? I'm not totally ignorant. I have some ideas on what I want,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-25-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 8,949
Posted By hillbillybear
Smile still researching for a trailer sailer

I always have and still am, favoring a 19' Potter. But I am still looking. Does anyone know anything about the 20' Ensenada. I just found it on the net. It looks interesting. Also, the Com-pac...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-20-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,436
Posted By hillbillybear
Thanks so much for all the suggestions. Very...

Thanks so much for all the suggestions. Very informative. Some of the info I already knew, some I did not. The most astounding thing is that Boston Whaler makes sailboats. I'm like WOW. Who...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 3,436
Posted By hillbillybear
looking for a trailer sailer

I am intrigued with small boats. Not just because they are easier to care for and they can easily be towed behind most v-6's. A small boat is all I can afford. I have been looking extensively at...
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