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Search: Posts Made By: hallucination
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,073
Posted By hallucination
Re: Anchorage for Annapolis Fireworks?

Thank all of you for your tips. I end up being the guy that gets invited that fixes things. Avoiding the BUI problem is paramount.

We are coming out of Canton on the 3rd....darn weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By hallucination
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

that is where my mindset is....total FUBAR. I am NANOSECONDS away from this charter stuff.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By hallucination
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

yes, and you are correct...humorous...pathetic...yes

But, how does one bend a vang? I can tell you how a human body can get launched through a sail from first hand experience...but I have never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By hallucination
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

BWAHAHAHAHA! ROTFLMAO!!!!!

I'm in a constant state of discovery about the "credentials" of the modern "credit card captain"

We have disabled the bow-thruster....after a 3...repeat 3 CCCs sucked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By hallucination
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

Yes, mast/sail is a inmast furl. I suspect either a stupid party trick, or an over exuberant application of electric winch bravado to the vang.

Have not seen the aftermath, the maintenance guru is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By hallucination
Bent Vang-how does this happen?

Not having been able to figure out this "charterer induced" failure. I saw on my most recent maintenance log...

"Remove bent boom vang, and replace new. Refit dodger infront of bimini top, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By hallucination
Re: Gen-set vs. engine

This has been chock full of goodness! Thank you for the replies.

I do indeed plan on outfitting solar panels at some point down the road. I REALLY liked the way they worked, normally enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By hallucination
Re: Gen-set vs. engine

My inclination/mechanical/engineering background tends to steer me towards the same guidance. Engines have a "happy zone", 100hp engines can be unhappy if they are put in a condition where a 85hp is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By hallucination
Gen-set vs. engine

I know this post probably falls into the "newbie" category, but this is the first GEN-SET equipped yacht for me. so yes...I am a newbie :)

I have a fischer Panda 4200 for the genny, and a volvo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By hallucination
Re: BVI to Annapolis

Good to know, I will be going down this path next year+6 months. The ARC does a REALLY good job of pre-breifing,safety checking etc. My money broker did the canary ARC for the last three years on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By hallucination
Re: BVI to Annapolis

What is the reverse of the carib1500? I thought there was a BVI to VA/annap flotilla?

https://www.facebook.com/carib1500

anybody?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 9,596
Posted By hallucination
Re: BVI chart/nav app

Inverters on Conch can be all over the place. there are the CIG-lighter-12v versions....all the way up to 3000+ inverters. some can charge a phone, some can dry your girls hair and toast bread mix...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By hallucination
Re: Naming a boat

We just went through this whole rigamarole

We have a boat in charter...so we wanted to mess with them :)

There was a place in Santorini we sailed to and stayed overnight...Iliovasilema. Still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By hallucination
yellow bottom paint....:)

You know how websites pop-up ads from time to time? well, I just got one for VIVID yellow bottom paint, and it got me to thinking... (never a good thing)

How about painting a 6-8 foot smiley face...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By hallucination
Re: traveling with a parrot

there is a guy (tag:captain rick) that has what I think is an African Grey (not a bird expert).
He can be reached at Ambient Real Life Video Production (http://www.ambientreallife.com). there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

I'm happy to report that through several tweaks, we got the evil pole dancer off our boat.

1. Kill the dodger, biggest single improvement.

2. Asymmetrically set a bridle

3. set the boom...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By hallucination
Re: new owner, old sailor, always learning

So far it has been very positive, in both money and experience. Do you know if he went guaranteed or max income?

I'm not a big fan of the cruiser 40. She sails GREAT! but thats where it ends.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2,542
Posted By hallucination
Re: The definition of I can cook

I like where this is going!

Recently we hired a cook in Greece on our boat. I was tired of cooking the same old stuff (SOS). SOS has many variances.

We had this AWSOME CIA trained chef from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By hallucination
Re: Speedometers

I have a couple of gadgets.
Magellin triton is waterproof, lots of others


Do you have a iPhone/android in an otter box?
there are several free speedometer apps
go up level and get garmin blue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

Thank you for the confirmation ( a subset of people in chat/reply have insinuated on over reacting/ F'ed up), if you were in the BVI, you were on mine.
We are trying to balance practicality vs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

I agree with Jeff_H for the source of the problem.

I have a lot of tools in my toolbox now. Thank you everyone!

The riding sail seems like the most effective solution, but there are some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

boat is fitted with a Selden rod kicker. How does that differ from a Garhaurer rigid vang>

Of course everyone is always learning, hopefully from smart people.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

Happy boat!

I suspect that throwing a drogue is the easy button. that being said, a riding sail of some sort will end up as the solution.

I was out in a Bavaria 40 a few weeks ago, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,131
Posted By hallucination
Re: my boat dances on a ball

I have thought about that. problem is she is a single backstay with a mast roller furl. I don't know if I have a spare halyard run. Probably don't want to drop the topping lift. Plus it has a VERY...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,689
Posted By hallucination
Re: very strange yacht protuberance

Does everyone have a good sense of humor? Does everyone know what is actually going on, or are we playing? sorry a little dense/slow maybe.

My vote is they had some crap laying around, one of...
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