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Search: Posts Made By: RichNH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 6,082
Posted By RichNH
CNN is just announcing that Ike is headed right...

CNN is just announcing that Ike is headed right for Houston/Galveston. The National Weather Service is saying that anyone on the shoreline who are in single and two story buildings face *CERTAIN*...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,499
Posted By RichNH
How about mahogany wood strips? I was at a wood...

How about mahogany wood strips? I was at a wood supply store and they had all these scrap strips of mahogany that were perfectly sized. I got three armfuls of these leftover strips (most of it not...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 08-29-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,371
Posted By RichNH
Just wanted to post that I registered the boat...

Just wanted to post that I registered the boat today, I am fully legal to sail, drift or sink. Step by step we advance towards the water.... :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By RichNH
I agree with Bill on those books, they are not...

I agree with Bill on those books, they are not that much. They have the complete question pool plus answers and they have a textbook section which gives a good description of the principles that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 6,663
Posted By RichNH
I was always under the impression that pirates...

I was always under the impression that pirates didn't pay much attention to etiquette of any sort... :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By RichNH
Brookline, two towns west of Nashua, Just north...

Brookline, two towns west of Nashua, Just north of Leominster/Fitchburg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By RichNH
I lent her my camera and 2 sets of batteries. ...

I lent her my camera and 2 sets of batteries. When she gets back I'll post a few.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By RichNH
Crewing on a square rigger

My daughter graduated from a college in Erie, PA this past June. For two years she volunteered helping out with chores on the US Brig Niagara (US Brig Niagara & Erie Maritime Museum | Home...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-19-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Thanks Cameron, I appreciate the feedback.

Thanks Cameron, I appreciate the feedback.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,391
Posted By RichNH
You have NO idea... This state's motto is "Live...

You have NO idea... This state's motto is "Live Free or Die!" and it attracts some very unusual people.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,391
Posted By RichNH
An old saying I'm fond of "When they're coming...

An old saying I'm fond of "When they're coming over the wire, its too late to learn your job."

The best defense is one where you think about the possibilities beforehand. Come up with the various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,499
Posted By RichNH
The yard sticks seem like a good idea too, I was...

The yard sticks seem like a good idea too, I was concerned that their thickness might be too much.

I stopped in at Home Depot and Lowe's this afternoon and got a few ideas. They had wood panels,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,499
Posted By RichNH
If I knew what my boat was I'd be happy to put it...

If I knew what my boat was I'd be happy to put it in the sig. Hmmm How about 16' daysailer since that is a nice generic description. Still don't know who made it or what the model is. :-)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,499
Posted By RichNH
I found this when I googled battens material...

I found this when I googled battens material sail.

Article on battens (http://www.sailingproshop.com/ullman_sails_mainsail_battens.aspx)

I had no idea this was such a complicated subject. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,499
Posted By RichNH
Make my own battens?

The sails to my new old boat, of which I have two sets, and which I admit are in poor condition are missing the battens (well, I have 2 in one sail set (one of those is broken in half).

Do I need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By RichNH
And what's on the minds of people who sell...

And what's on the minds of people who sell them... Money, money, money.

From what I've seen over the years the boating industry from builders to suppliers of gear and services have a specific...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Lololololol

Lololololol
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Yeah! Or my crampons either! LOL After I...

Yeah! Or my crampons either! LOL

After I got home I was checking the mast and where it mounts closely (before the thunderstorm moved in). I noticed that the back stay has an extra 2' cable...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Hey thanks guys, Some great ideas, I think the...

Hey thanks guys, Some great ideas, I think the winch one will work great. I appreciate it and will try to try something this weekend. Pics to follow hopefully without blood... :-)

I'm making...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to pretty much...

Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to pretty much raise the mast up straight and then drop it in. I haven't checked this specifically yet but I'm thinking maybe the hole in the deck is a bit...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,154
Posted By RichNH
Stepping the mast

I have a 16' sailboat with a 25' mast. The mast needs to go through the deck and then sits in a base on the keel. The thing is I've never put it up, the boat is brand new to me (see my thread...
Forum: Apps & Authors 08-13-2008
Replies: 507
Views: 111,154
Posted By RichNH
I just have one book about sailing, The Handbook...

I just have one book about sailing, The Handbook of Sailing by Bob Bond. ISBN O-394-50838-6 published 7/26/80. I thought it a good overall how to book for beginners. Obviously I need to pick up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,443
Posted By RichNH
I drilled into the link to the cruiser forum and...

I drilled into the link to the cruiser forum and it was reported that the guy who was murdered heard the bad guys trying to steal the outboard off the dingy.

According to the article on his wife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,443
Posted By RichNH
I guess I started this whole rant about firearms....

I guess I started this whole rant about firearms. Being a newbie I don't know where the emotional landmines (or would that be seamines?) are. I suppose that all the forums I belong to have these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,443
Posted By RichNH
heck Seabreeze, I just wanted to know how far off...

heck Seabreeze, I just wanted to know how far off the coast I had to be before I could mount the Ma Deuces and charge them, that's all.... :-)
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