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Forum: herSailNet   03-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By GCsailor
Re: Female ASA Instructors?

I am on the other side of the gulf coast, so the instructors I know are in Texas.

Captain Lucy at South Coast Sailing Adventures is superb if you end up here. South Coast Sailing Adventures,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-06-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 12,143
Posted By GCsailor
Re: Couples living aboard how goes the relationship

My 38 foot Catalina has a queen sized bed in the aft cabin which is very comfortable. Also, the cabin height is 6' 7" which is important for a person of your size.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By GCsailor
Re: Hurricane Season: What's Your Plan?

I am fortunate enough to be in a marina with floating docks, and already have eight mooring lines including 2 spring lines; so my plan is:

1. Stay put.

2. Strip off all the canvas. Fold up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By GCsailor
The boat is docked in brackish water. Water...

The boat is docked in brackish water.

Water temperature is currently 58-60.

Lows will be in the mid twenties and the highs in the mid to upper thirties for the next three days. Snow possible...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By GCsailor
Rare hard freeze- what to do?

Living in the subtropics, I never expected to need to learn about winterizing a boat. However, they are predicting a hard freeze tonight, with temperatures going down to 25 and a high tomorrow of...
Forum: Diesel   01-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCsailor
Yes, the diesel I showed is the undyed version. ...

Yes, the diesel I showed is the undyed version.

My boat is a 1997 (see signature).
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By GCsailor
Why fuel filters must be changed

I recently purchased my Catalina 380, and have been doing maintenance and a few minor upgrades. Tried to take her out for a sail last weekend, and the engine died in the channel. Had to be towed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 6,462
Posted By GCsailor
Would prefer someone who doesn't tighten fittings...

Would prefer someone who doesn't tighten fittings more than i can easily deal with.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By GCsailor
@ Sailinstuff It depends on your marina. ...

@ Sailinstuff

It depends on your marina. Mine will allow it, with an increased fee, and you must inform the marina prior to living aboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,296
Posted By GCsailor
I plead guilty to lurking and learning a lot on...

I plead guilty to lurking and learning a lot on these forums long before I joined.

In March I finally bought my boat, and have been spending much time working on it and learning about systems....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2010
Replies: 107
Views: 15,612
Posted By GCsailor
...you get wet. Then you feel stupid.

...you get wet.

Then you feel stupid.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By GCsailor
Howdy from Galveston Bay

Great to meet you all!

I have sailed since I was six years old, but only recently bought a boat: a Catalina 380. Currently working on multiple projects on it, but am taking it out for day sails. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-19-2010
Replies: 3,410
Views: 888,398
Posted By GCsailor
Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay
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