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Search: Posts Made By: Minnesail
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By Minnesail
Re: This PFD could have killed me!

Instead of life jackets we call them corpse floats :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Minnesail
Re: How to survive a shipwreck

Well yeah. Isn't ginger good for seasickness?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Repainting non skid only

Thanks, good to know that's the consistency it's supposed to be!

The can is pretty banged up, the bottom bulged out, but when I opened it there was no dry skin or anything, and it's definitely the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Repainting non skid only

Uhh, dangit... It showed up today the can has been beat up a bit. Three big dents and one of the clips came off the top and maybe a tablespoon or two of KiwiGrip squeezed out.

I wonder if it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Minnesail
Re: How to survive a shipwreck

Make sure you bring a button!!

If all you have are zippers and snaps the whole plan falls apart.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Repainting non skid only

I ordered a gallon from Jamestown last Friday. They charged $20 for shipping, it's scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

KiwiGrip (http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=56089)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Minnesail
How to survive a shipwreck

Someone at work has a daily "how to" desk calendar. They pinned this one up:
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So, ah,...
Forum: Chartering 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Classic Plastic Charter

Not too far from you in Bayfield, WI Superior Charters has a Pacific Seacraft 34. Not quite what you were looking for, but close maybe?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,373
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

200 gallons for 4 people for 14 days = 3.5 gallons / person / day

Is that about the math you're using?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,971
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Not so fast!!!

This article from my neighborhood association newsletter appears to be the source of the "bull sharks in Minnesota and Wisconsin" stories: Live Sharks Caught in Minnehaha Creek...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By Minnesail
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

Yay, I win a prize!



Mr. Waska is right, upon re-reading the post it does not sound like the parents are divorced. Sounds like a weird family dynamic though.

Obviously if the mom doesn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 384
Views: 33,277
Posted By Minnesail
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Well, there's Texas and then there's Austin.
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By Minnesail
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

"It's kind of windy out there, do you think I should go sailing?"

"NO! OH MY NO! NEVER! THE HURRICANES ARE DANGEROUS! Have you ever seen the destructive force of a hurricane? Force 12 winds can...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By Minnesail
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

Wow, you all jump to the worst case scenario quickly!

There's a whole range of levels of problem drinking, and only at the very far end are you worried about delirium tremens and other dangerous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Movie "Open Water 2 Adrift"

Well there you go. Of course he was drunk.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,718
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Navigation Lights

Come on, I'm standing right here.

You don't even wait for me to leave the room before you talk about me?!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,159
Posted By Minnesail
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

The cat probably wondered why it kept getting all these different stickers stuck on it.


Seriously though, that's a good system. My wife and I are not moving to a boat but we are trying to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

I have a Catalina 22 and my wife and I have spent the night in it and found it pretty comfy. I made some slats that go across the cabin so we sleep with our heads on the starboard side and our feet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Legal distance for towing another boat?

9500 meters?! That's like six miles. Wow. Why would someone use a tow that long?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Make or break floatation-P165

This is off the topic of the thread, but you got knocked down in a Catalina 22? Wow! Were you tethered at all, or did you just hang on? Swing or fixed keel?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Make or break floatation-P165

= 3.6 cubic feet each
= 225 pounds floatation each
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Jib/Genny sheet question

Are we talking about the cow hitch? Cow hitch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

That's not recommended? Doh. It's how I've been doing mine. I haven't had any problem with it slipping (old line)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Jib/Genny sheet question

I leave my jib sheets on. I'm sure sunlight and exposure to the elements wears them out faster than if they were stored inside, but it's a lot easier than having to re-run them every time I want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,008
Posted By Minnesail
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

I prefer gin tonics. If being soaked in gin doesn't repel the mosquitoes, at least the quinine in the tonic will prevent malaria! :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,301
Posted By Minnesail
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

Yeah, get a Lifeproof case, download a free app (I have GPSLite from MotionX), and you're good to go.

Brief plug for the Lifeproof case: I guy I know that just got a puppy. The puppy used his...
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