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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2014
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Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks smackdaddy . . . I may well do that, but I want to be able to get a boat that is NOT a "fixer-upper" like Serenity (don't want to spend two or three years fixing up) and I want to be able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Krisscross, I act fine. For most of my life I've held public contact jobs that require a fairly adequate personality (instructor, sales, etc.)! Most people who know me think I'm a fine and empathetic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Krisscross,

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Breaking Seas, but I have to disagree with your judgment on how I treated Megan (not her real name). This is probably due to how I wrote the final scene...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Those hose clamps come in handy - nice to have a box of various sizes. We used black rubber hose on Serenity.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks! But not really brilliance - Doug and I had built the bilge pumping systems including the hoses, and I had replaced all the hoses associated with the engine - fuel and raw water. I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

It's great that he found a replacement out in the Pacific, without ordering it and waiting for it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

"Bob Porter" was one of the "Bobs" that Peter had his "meeting with the Bobs" with. Good catch!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Good to hear, Tim! Hope you like it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks Josh! Drop me a note if you are ever in LA. Who knows, maybe there will be a boat then! "Doug" from the book actually set up his own sloop in Florida for Gulf sailing, at age 71!!! He turned...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

John,

Oh, she got her free copy! She also gave me written permission to use her photo on the cover (she took the photo, so legally she owns it). We are still in touch. Many people who read the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks for your note and your Amazon review, Ranthra! Only a few people in the book have their real names: me, my brother and his family, Tweety, Jon, and Duffy (I changed his last name). Everyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

@ShoalFinder: Thanks for your post! You understand all -

@emcentar: Please forgive me, didn't mean to be a downer. Shot for honesty throughout the book, especially when I was the culprit (which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

@caberg: You're over-evaluating this. The reason that description is so "precise" is practical. "Megan" (not her real name of course) was gross. She was not just "average looking." She was not "the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

@Haley: Did I really use the term "butch" and the name "Rosie O'Donnel" together? That would have been redundant!

@David: Yeah, you're right, without the personal issues (of various kinds, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Haley,

Thanks for your input, and glad to hear that (for the most part) you liked the book! The parts with the female crew members should not be taken in a vacuum. Overall, it fits in with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

I did, a long time ago. Good example of what I consider boring. No new ideas. Same old astronaut stereotypes. Bova wrote some interesting stuff decades ago (what was the title of his move-the-Earth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks manatee! I guess you can say it's Heinlein, Clarke, and Hogan, but in my own style, which I hope is gritty and authentic. One of the things that annoys me about space fiction of any kind is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks Deeman! Glad to hear you liked the book. I guess the story overall proves "where ever you go, there you are!"

If I was to re-write the book, I would make it more clear why I tolerated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Emcentar,

Thanks for your comments about Breaking Seas. I wrestled long and hard with the issue of how much "personal non-sailing" information to put in the book. I decided (correctly, I believe)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Well, Joe, I guess that's what THIS thead is, right?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks, Lostsheep! Please consider writing a short review on Amazon. With a first book, those good reviews really help a lot!

Joyce also taught me a lot about sailing and planning - I did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

@Joe: She DID look like a giant baby . . . until she turned around. Yech.

@David: She sounds really fit, so being 70 may not be a big deal. Women age slower anyhow, by 4-5 years. My biggest issue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks David. I noticed I became a "member" pretty quickly, after three weeks or so.

That's an interesting idea with the technical diving/cave diving your way to death, as an alternative to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Yeah, sailing will bring out the racer in everyone!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 42,553
Posted By glenndamato
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

David, I think you just described my last days alive! When I get really old, given the fact that I have no wife and kids, why not just buy a simple boat, provision her, point the bow west and see how...
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