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Search: Posts Made By: Midnightflyer
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 10,765
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Gulfstar 37's Pro's & Cons

Hi, I too have been looking for a 37 Gulfstar. From what I have read it's hard to beat for a reasonably priced cruiser. Any words of wisdom from past owners?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-20-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,150
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

Hi, have fair winds and a good trip. I know you'll learn a lot form your Captain. Post a few pix for us. Bob
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-10-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 125,672
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

O.K. I've HAD IT! All you arm chair sailors quit your bitchin'! You have kicked this dog down
the road far enough.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,590
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: VHF Radio in the cockpit

[QUOTE]Honestly, in the four seasons I've had this vessel, I've used it once in a non-emergency. Cell phones seem to be our primary means of communication now.

"Cell phones seem to be our primary...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By Midnightflyer
re: 1992 Catalina 36 or 1989 Pearson 36

Ops, My bad! typo. wanted to say 1989.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By Midnightflyer
1992 Catalina 36 or 1989 Pearson 36

Hi, We have been looking for a (new to us) cruising sailboat in the 45 to 60 grand price range. We plan to cruise coastal, ICW, BVI for a year or two.
We have found a 1992 Catalina 36 and a 1989...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Flying Scot Question

Hi, I had an older flying Scot and the only thing I found different was the main sheeting, end of boom old to mid boom sheeting new most everything else was the same but the price. haul # 1 is still...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Washington DC area June 16-20th.

Hi, If you have the time, Annapolis is the boating capital of the east coast and it's only a short drive from Washington. Bob
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Sam's Club Battery

O.K. got it! If the batteries still say Energizer on the label, they are JCI batteries (Johnson Controls) and Deka if not. Thanks all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By Midnightflyer
Re: Sam's Club Battery

I called East Penn battery mfg in Pittsburgh yesterday but thy were not much help. I guess the only way is to go to Sam's and read the fine print. There IS a big difference in quality between...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By Midnightflyer
Sam's Club Battery

I have read that Sam's Club is selling the same battery as W/M, marked as "Duracell" for about half the price. How do I identify that they are the Deka / East Penn batteries?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,921
Posted By Midnightflyer
Well, I finished reading Nick O'Kelly's book "Get...

Well, I finished reading Nick O'Kelly's book "Get Her On Board" in two sittings. This should be required reading for all married men young and old. Sometimes( After 25 years ) we tend to take the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-13-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,921
Posted By Midnightflyer
WingNwing, I would love to have Ruth talk to...

WingNwing, I would love to have Ruth talk to someone that has taken the plunge. We spoke to a couple while standing in line as we drooled over one of the boats at the Annapolis Boat Show. She said...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,921
Posted By Midnightflyer
Thanks All for your input. So far: I've bought...

Thanks All for your input. So far: I've bought the book, We have been talking about the sail plan. I'll sail down the east coast to Annoplis and she'll drive down and meet me, stay in that area for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-08-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,921
Posted By Midnightflyer
Talking Her into it?

Hi, I need help. The wife is sitting on the fence, almost ready to take the next step to moving aboard. We do stay on board most of the summer on Lake Erie and sail to all the ports we can get into....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 4,572
Posted By Midnightflyer
"No good deed goes unpunished, Alas, but...

"No good deed goes unpunished, Alas, but true"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 3,656
Posted By Midnightflyer
Hey, The feds need your tax dollars! How do you...

Hey, The feds need your tax dollars! How do you think they can keep up with with their life style. How about a 6% pay cut for all of them across the board until we get this country back on it's feet....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Midnightflyer
I believe that Siamese is right, A windx on the...

I believe that Siamese is right, A windx on the mast head and some yarn on the shroulds gives most of the info you need. My 2 cents worth from cheap old me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Midnightflyer
Damn! The Brits missed. I can't believe that one...

Damn! The Brits missed. I can't believe that one that sails would find anything good in the pirates. Sink a few of them every now and then and the problem would go away. Just my 2 cents.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 16,516
Posted By Midnightflyer
It's never a bad idea to "Get it in writing" No...

It's never a bad idea to "Get it in writing" No matter what kind of transaction you are making. Good for the buyer and seller alike.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,206
Posted By Midnightflyer
CaptainForce, Thanks for the info. We are looking...

CaptainForce, Thanks for the info. We are looking for places to stop and take in the local sights then move on to the next stop. Good sailing is all ways a plus. Bob & Ruth
Forum: Living Aboard 12-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,206
Posted By Midnightflyer
Hi, Thanks for posting the info, this is what we...

Hi, Thanks for posting the info, this is what we were looking for also. The plan is to sail from Lake Erie down the coast taking as long as it takes. Staying at different places for a week or two and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 15,559
Posted By Midnightflyer
My dad was born in 1898, I was born in...

My dad was born in 1898, I was born in 1943....Man.... the things we have seen in our lifetime! I'd like to start over knowing what I know now....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By Midnightflyer
Furling Main

Hi, I'm looking for a larger sailboat for a live aboard, how long does a furling main last?
Forum: MacGregor 12-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,335
Posted By Midnightflyer
Mac24

Hi, I have owned a Mac 25 for a while and it has a way lot more room than the 24 and is a good sailing boat. Once you put the money it to get ready to sail the 24 you could have had a 25. One thing...
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