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Search: Posts Made By: captmetatron
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-01-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I can read a tide chart just fine. Tide charts are a prediction, not a fact and in particular I'm looking for an extreme low tide followed by an extreme high tide, not just a low tide followed by a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-01-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

The barrels contained laundry soap for one of the big hotels here, essentially it costs them to be rid of them as they take up room in their dumpster, so they let me have 'em for nothing.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Some people persist with the financial disparity. I know sailing is the sport of kings, and nowdays it seems that you need the national bank of abu shaving to afford to participate. I. am not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Update : scored approximately 18 40 gallon plastic drums as of Wednesday, I'll go see if they're suitable for the outrigger idea, and also a floating work platform might be handy to have nearby,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I've used that pulling the mast technique sort of, we swung a weighted boom out to heel my buddie's 32 Morgan off a submerged sand bar in Clearwater inlet (when we were first learning the waters, ICW...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Hehehe! "Boatin' Dirty" So, anyways, I could use some help/advice... (Haters, here it is, you were right, I'm gonna come begging for something!?!?!) I'm really not good with basic math, might be a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

So, yeah, here's how I picture this, and please let me know of any (constructive) criticism. I'm going to attach a sling-like arrangement to the port gunwale that runs under the keel and is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I agree, NCC, thank you, she rides beautifully, extremely stable under just about any conditions, how many other 38 year old ladies can ya say that about? :-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Yep, idiot seems appropriate, from my electrically powered self-contained 42' Morgan Outisland (not bad for homeless) when addressing someone who assumes so much.the tarp is for shade, there were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

lol! Ten seconds later another idiot pipes up about the chain, lol!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Yes, clearly the size of the chain is the most noteworthy part of this story. Just to add a nice little challenge to those so nitpicky, perhaps the chain size isn't accurate, so I'll restate, and say...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-21-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

The current plan is to take a couple jet skis and a deck boat up and put her on a kind of outrigger made out of 55 gallon drums and firehose to sling her sideways, reducing the keel depth, till I can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-21-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

Another point, I never abandoned the Miss Liberty, even now I haven't, she's my home, and I love her it can all still be fixed. The interferance by law enforcement accomplished no public service or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-18-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

To address a couple things... she was not anchored in the same place continuously for five years, but there was a place in the Mandalay Channel I always came back to. Her being anchored near Anclote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,741
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Interesting tale of a captain who abandoned vessel

'One' in Florida? Speaking as a one, we seem to be more of a group down here... :-€
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I know, long winded, my apologies, but the Devil here is in the details. So, I know some guys here that do commercial recoveries and I begged, rented, or borrowed enough equipment to handle about any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

My apologies if this is coming off as a rant, but as you read I hope you will recognize the intent with which it is written, I am seeking advice and perhaps help and trying to lay down a cautionary...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

The persons responsible for Miss Liberty's current condition are unknown at this time, they stripped her while she was at anchor near Anclote Key on the shoreward side by virtue of 250 yards of 3...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Re: Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 6,641
Posted By captmetatron
Miss Liberty vs the landlubbing haters!

I've started this thread to discuss and chronicle the issues that arise or have already arisen due to my five years having lived aboard the 42 foot ferro-cement Samson design ketch-rigged sloop the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-13-2013
Replies: 3,288
Views: 512,201
Posted By captmetatron
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