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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,365
Posted By socal c25
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

You rock Tom, Your my hero... LOL. I found that Target stores often advertised stuff that then didn't carry, what they did carry was the same brand but similar model as advertised. My wife...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By socal c25
Re: "New" Boat

all the hard work pays off on your first day out, you'll remember non of the pain as you enjoy the wind on your face.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,851
Posted By socal c25
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Asdf38: how about an interior pic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By socal c25
Re: Socal sailboat delivery captain needed!

LOL... Depending when you plan this I could possibly crew.
The north bound bash is always good to have extra hands to help.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 6,715
Posted By socal c25
Re: Best boat for 25 grand for coastal cruising and going from east coast to Caribbea

Your best bet is to look for a boat that someone out grew and is willing to deal on it, look to spend 10k to 15k leaving you with a little bit more to upgrade and repair with. good luck and keep us...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By socal c25
Re: Ranger 23 Paint and...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you. It's good that your handy and have a gf that helps too. As far as the emblems go you could just use generic plastic chrome letters, look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By socal c25
Re: What is your favorite month to go sailing?

Here in So Cal we sail all year round, some days are cold but no snow or ice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By socal c25
Re: Boom Gallows

I don't have gallows (small coastal cruiser), but I wish I did at times as I single hand most of the time and reefing in a blow is a biotch as the boom swings around quite a bit. I did have a problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By socal c25
Re: Catalina 30 - Help!

The price also has to do with the over all condition of the boat AND which engine. the early ones had Atomic 4 then an 11 hp, 15 hp, I think an 18 hp then around 1985 the started to put in 21 hp and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By socal c25
Re: Companionway Steps

That grip tape doesn't look too bad, basically anything you put on the steps will look out of place but there has to be something. I saw a boat that the guy routed down the center of the steps and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,194
Posted By socal c25
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Been there done that.... However she is interested in going out again, it's been 20 something years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By socal c25
Re: Sail Tweakers Disease

poor sail trim causes premature wear and possibly failure to the sails, good on you for constantly adjusting the sails, me I just steer to the wind shifts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By socal c25
Re: gaskets

Check with McMaster Carr or Graingers for industrial gasket materials
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By socal c25
Re: What Would You Do?

How about getting a trailer sailor and put your current boat at your house and make it the ultimate boat, upgrade it in every way possible. Then when you retire you will have a boat your familiar...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By socal c25
Re: Rookie needs a boat

I really enjoy my Coronado 25, it has a large cockpit for lounging and entertaining in and down below is a full size dinette and a galley with a built in ice box and sink, has a hanging locker and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By socal c25
Re: Paperwork Questions On Buying In/Near Mexico

I believe the sale and signing of paperwork has to be done in international waters the the vessel has to be out of country for 90 or 180 days. That was over twenty years ago so I'm sure laws have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-01-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By socal c25
Re: Purchase

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By socal c25
Re: New Gen water ballasted anchor

Santana was a good rag. They had a great crew list...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By socal c25
Re: New Gen water ballasted anchor

I think the Gregorski Bros. back in the late 80's early 90's invented the water ballast anchor, the inflatable spinnaker / wisker pole I think they also had a helium filled aerosail (for light air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,647
Posted By socal c25
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-19-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,651
Posted By socal c25
Re: Just Go!

I am sure that I wont be able to go cruising across oceans as I will have no income if I retire. Bad investments and a handicap that limits my ability to make a large income BUT I do get out once a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,586
Posted By socal c25
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

how about good old fashion pop rivets?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,515
Posted By socal c25
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I tried to sail once in a 7 ft. dinghy when I was about 10 years old, didn't turn out well, just couldn't figure it out. I never lost the sailing bug, I'd be sitting on my surfboard in the line up...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By socal c25
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

I checked out the website and sailboat data and I think that it is an excellent starter sailboat. After one season on it you'll be ready for a keel boat, maybe a Catalina/Capri 22...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By socal c25
Re: Taffrail log

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