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Search: Posts Made By: 06HarleyUltra
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,785
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Mcgreggor questions

In addition to Mr Bubs,
Low speed handling can be tricky, until you find the knack. When motoring around 0-7 mph, I have both rudders in the water to help with maneuvering. I also keep the board...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,023
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: How to run aground properly

Finally!!!!!! A topic and sailing art I have mastered.....:D
Whew....feels good to have that off my back.

What's next fellas?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,686
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: The run aground poll

Oh, heck ya!!
After reading the above posts and saying..yup did that one, and that one, and that one too!!
Up too and including launching the boat off the trailer, and promptly getting it stuck. ...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,403
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

I can't imagine what their going through. I have nothing but respect for them. I'm glad their child is recovering, and wish them well in the future.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,519
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Do you play music whilst sailing?

I find it a distraction while sailing. I want to hear the water, wind, and not much else. At anchor, break it out :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,757
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

I've met some dam good people sailing my bottom feeding Mac, and cemented some life long friendships aboard her. :D
Is the boat stylish, pedigreed, or blue water certified? Ahh....Nope.
Does she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,842
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: 16 Months at adrift at Sea

Incredible story, incredible will to survive.
I'm skeptical that someone can survive 16 months at sea, adrift, with no water, and surviving on hand caught turtles and birds. (Unless he used Smack's...
Forum: Engines 01-31-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 4,386
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Nope, just a couple of times per season. I doubt that it would hurt anything, besides your wallet. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 13,596
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

There are mistakes in the movie, just like in real life. I wonder how a mid aged, tired, thirsty, concussed (possibly), frustrated person would do in real life. :eek:

Overall: not bad. Certainly...
Forum: Engines 01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 4,386
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

I use a website called pure-gas dot org to find ethanol free gas. It's plentiful here in SC, and only about 50 cents more expensive per gallon for 87 octane.
I looked up Maine, and was surprised to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 5,674
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: How many insure their boat with only liability insurance?

We have full coverage policy, 500k liability/environmental and an agreed value for the hull and trailer. It's about 200 bucks a year. Seems like a no brainer decision for us.
Let's face it, sheet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,450
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Booze, PFDs and Sailing with non-sailor friends

PFD's are required for the kids, unless below in calm weather. It still has to be in arms reach. I wear mine too.
No alcohol underway for me. Period. I'm a new sailor, and make enough well thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Admiral of the year nominee?

I have to agree with the swim ladder for ease of use and basic safety.
My second choice would be an auto inflate pfd. Again keep your loved one safe.
We drive to Charleston every so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: The Shark Hunting Dogs of Taou

Thanks for the video.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Sailboat capsizes near Bermuda, people feared dead!

Tragic. Can't imagine those conditions.
100+ people on a 40 foot sailboat?
5 tons of shifting load?
Amazing it made it that far.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 866
Views: 60,230
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

American coastal or lakes...sure. Fly it proud.
International or foreign ports?? Not a chance
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Can anyone identify this boat.

Looks like a Hartley, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-07-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,711
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Trailer sailer

I started with the same dream as you have about 2 years ago. I also have the same spouse issues, lol. So here's what I did:
I read these and other sites like crazy and absorbed as much knowledge as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,209
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: The Miracle of the Thumb

An oposing digit is not over rated...
Tough to do most anything just using 4 fingers, except pick yer nose. :)
I cut the tendon in my thumb and have permenant sutures in place now. I feel your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,678
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Too hot to sail...

We took our (new to us) Mac 26 out for the first time this past Saturday, on Lake Murray, SC. The day time temps were around 105, and mid 80's at night.
We motored for a few hours, then anchored...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,600
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Crossing the gulf and things you forgot to bring aboard

RUM!!!! :)

Fair winds, Smooth sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,605
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Suggestions for getting a dog from boat to dinghy (and back again!)

The above link (if I did it correctly) is for PAWS ABOARD. This may save you a sore back.
I am considering this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2012
Replies: 420
Views: 39,193
Posted By 06HarleyUltra
Re: Would a sailboat be a good place to be

I get Nancy Botwin (weeds) and Snoop Dog.... Whoa there..I have to hope the invasion is on 4/20. Thats the only day i'll be safe. At least i'll have Batman by my side...If he and the Dog arn't...
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