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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By gumbeau
Re: Galveston Bay Oil Spill

It is down by Texas City so no effect on Upper Galveston Bay. It has stopped traffic in the Houston Ship Channel which will have economic implications. I imagine it is tough to get in or out if the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/myteqy3e.jpg

Auckland, NZ


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Harvest Moon return againhttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/na8e2y8a.jpg


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Does the moon count?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/beharume.jpg


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/ma7a4eza.jpg

Gulf of Mexico during return trip after Harvest Moon


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/tu6use9y.jpg

Providentiales, Turks and Caicos


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/zabavyze.jpg

Upper Galveston Bay


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/pybyhu6u.jpg

Rome, Italy from rooftop bar of a hotel.


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/3u4e8uhy.jpg

Olbia, Sardinia


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2014
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,298
Posted By gumbeau
Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/04/ugygaby5.jpg

Kemah Entrance, Upper Galveston Bay


A governments is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned- Shepard Book
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By gumbeau
Back to the water in Texas...I hope.

After three years off the water for a family crisis I am ready to get back...with a vengeance.

I am looking to buy a boat to live on in Corpus Christi. my sailing will be short trips in the GOM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By gumbeau
I second this recommendation. If you don't...

I second this recommendation.

If you don't plan on drinking it neat then don't bother.

There is a 25 year old version of Ron Zacapa (RZ Centenario XO) but it is not sold in the US. It is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By gumbeau
Couple starve to death on stolen Yacht

Fugitive British couple who 'led champagne lifestyle' may have starved to death on stolen yacht | Mail Online...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By gumbeau
I don't disagree that the view to windward is...

I don't disagree that the view to windward is unobstructed.

But it usually requires turning around, especially in a small sailboat with a tiller.

A sailor hiked out with a tiller in one hand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By gumbeau
Anytime you are looking at the sails you are...

Anytime you are looking at the sails you are looking to leeward. Most of the work trimming the sails is looking to leeward. When you work the boat you generally work on the winwdward side looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By gumbeau
I don't know why the rule is the way it is but...

I don't know why the rule is the way it is but here is why it makes sense to me.

When sailing solo in a small sailboat you are sitting on the weather rail with the tiller in one hand and sheet in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-12-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,442
Posted By gumbeau
As soon as my post count is high enough I'll send...

As soon as my post count is high enough I'll send you a PM.

I know you from somewhere :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By gumbeau
By far the worst country to deal with regarding...

By far the worst country to deal with regarding customs is the US. Everywhere else is a piece of cake in comparison.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By gumbeau
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/443...

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/44306-laptop-chartplotter.html

Some ideas in that thread you might consider.

Don't get trapped into thinking the only way is the way some big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By gumbeau
Last time I was out it was 101 degrees (on land)...

Last time I was out it was 101 degrees (on land) and 3 knots of wind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By gumbeau
If you are reasonably proficient using a computer...

If you are reasonably proficient using a computer then using a laptop as a chart plotter is a doable plan.

Chances are you are going to bringing a laptop with you anyway. No reason you can't make...
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