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Search: Posts Made By: idealflaw
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-17-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,624
Posted By idealflaw
need advice for crabbing out of Everett Marina

Hi there,
I tried a few weeks ago during the 'free fishing weekend' but totally failed. I only caught a small juvinile crab - had to throw it back.

I had been told by several marina dock-mates...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
hey saildog, that was an awesome video man! I'll...

hey saildog, that was an awesome video man! I'll check that out, it looks like a dream come true.

I also watched that lat&att video and others. Thanks for that link, i've never seen that site...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
Everything is reliable until it fails...

Everything is reliable until it fails unexpectedly!
I have a San Juan 23 with a 9.9HP Honda outboard, mounted on the starboard side. It is reliable.

I don't have to run to the front of the dock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
countrybumpkin, this sounds like a dream to me. ...

countrybumpkin, this sounds like a dream to me.
so far, no takers for crewing. i moor the boat quite far from where I work and no one wants to make the hike.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
Sailor, I single-hand. My co-pilot is a 30 year...

Sailor, I single-hand. My co-pilot is a 30 year old autohelm.

I used to use reverse to come into my slip but 2 months ago, the motor stalled on me and I nearly crashed into the dock. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
i am in no hurry. I just spend an hour or two...

i am in no hurry. I just spend an hour or two before I get to my car. NO one on my dock takes that long. people with more experience and seamanship than myself make everything look so efficient...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
thanks for the replies guys. I am indeed...

thanks for the replies guys. I am indeed forgetful and I'm looking to make a list especially after seeing some good stuff here.
(BTW, flaking, thanks!)

Can I ask what you mean by 'closing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,873
Posted By idealflaw
FastDocking habits

hey guys,

I'm a fairly new sailor so I'm always open to new ideas and advise on things that I find less than graceful.

Docking for me tends to be time consuming and I get the feeling that there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By idealflaw
I'd have to sell my house and rob a bank to do...

I'd have to sell my house and rob a bank to do the same thing here.

You know what insurance is awesome? My CAR insurance. Low monthly payments.. they pay for my car when it gets wrecked.. my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By idealflaw
Is having a US marked vessel really a 'safety...

Is having a US marked vessel really a 'safety issue'? I know we're not the most popular people on the globe these days but safety issues? Seems a little extreme concern.

My guess is US customs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By idealflaw
Didn't know you were never even going to canada. ...

Didn't know you were never even going to canada. Can't you just label it and fly a canadian flag as such? People do that a lot up here in Puget Sound as there are a lot of Canadians living in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,295
Posted By idealflaw
man, how much are those taxes? I'm a little...

man, how much are those taxes?

I'm a little confused why it's such a pride point to fly the Canadian flag but you don't want to pay the taxes Canada deems fair... You want USA-cheap prices but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 5,248
Posted By idealflaw
man, here in seattle, there are SO many freakin'...

man, here in seattle, there are SO many freakin' amazing 30' boats on craigslist for 8k or less.. probably some things to do, usually cosmetic only and the people you are buying it from put their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,101
Posted By idealflaw
i'm glad to hear you confirm that. I was shocked...

i'm glad to hear you confirm that. I was shocked to think that "nobody" knows what to feed them. That seemed to be a shocking gap in our scientific knowledge.

Besides, seems like generally, milk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 24,854
Posted By idealflaw
I'd like to add that this list, along with...

I'd like to add that this list, along with shotgun and chainsaw is identical to my zombie attack prep checklist.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By idealflaw
why don't they make these boats anymore? it...

why don't they make these boats anymore? it seems like they are universally loved. that's why i bought mine. I know Clark isn't around anymore but it seems like someone could really make use of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By idealflaw
congrats on the new boat. i too am a recent...

congrats on the new boat.
i too am a recent sj23 owner. regarding the pin, i too had looked at replacing. the real problem was the retainer clip that goes through the pin had corroded and could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By idealflaw
I am hauling it out tomorrow either via the haul...

I am hauling it out tomorrow either via the haul out service (175 round trip) or just using my trailer. I'm not sure if it's possible to trailer a boat all by yourself - seems like a major...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By idealflaw
i may also try tightening the nut with a wrench...

i may also try tightening the nut with a wrench (need a bigger wrench to do so).

I don't know what the cause of the leak is but I would liken it to something like a failed gasket on a sink...
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By idealflaw
no pinkish color - more of that greenish blue...

no pinkish color - more of that greenish blue color you see around brass or copper sometimes.

I agree that it'll need to be hauled - it's under the v-birth at the front of the boat - boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,512
Posted By idealflaw
leaking plumbing through hull fitting

hey guys,
I've had a persistent problem of when taking my boat out in the sound, getting standing water in my cabin. This weekend, I found over 3 inches of standing water in my cabin - basically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By idealflaw
this was a good thread. question - my existing...

this was a good thread. question - my existing halyard is a cable spliced into a rope. I want to replace it so I can run it back to the cockpit as I usually single-hand.

I'll replace it with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 5,370
Posted By idealflaw
you should go walk around a larger marina and...

you should go walk around a larger marina and study other people's rigging. when i got my boat it was very daunting to me as well.. you'll learn but that book will probably do you virtually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,351
Posted By idealflaw
did you get a good deal on it? there is...

did you get a good deal on it?

there is always bad feedback and ebay/paypal recourses, man. I know bad feedback doesn't get you much but you do have recourse.

meanwhile, are you living on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By idealflaw
Also, I'd like to add that this web forum...

Also, I'd like to add that this web forum wouldn't exist if nautical and sailing knowledge came to us in the form of 'common sense'.

No sign maker advertises boat naming/lettering as services they...
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