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Search: Posts Made By: catamariner
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By catamariner
Just love the teak-and-holly sole look -- enjoy!...

Just love the teak-and-holly sole look -- enjoy! You say folk think you're too old, but um, you don't say what decade you two are in. Many full-time sailors are in their 4th through 7th decades, and...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-22-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 9,760
Posted By catamariner
Bob -- Cosi Fan Tutte? La Belle Helene?...

Bob --

Cosi Fan Tutte? La Belle Helene? Abduction from the Seraglio? Sweeney Todd? Fidelio? More cheerful in general, if one must have opera...

~Acat, A parrothead
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By catamariner
Zojirushi with S/S thermal carafe. But I...

Zojirushi with S/S thermal carafe. But I described all that over on your Hello entry :-) So, hello, Devin! ISTM, K-cups take up too much space and can be hard to find in some places one might want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,230
Posted By catamariner
Gee, but it didn't start, "We are all nubile...

Gee, but it didn't start, "We are all nubile young sailor lads and lasses with nothing to do but circumnavigate, do scrimshaw, and marlinspike exciting underwear..." ;-p
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By catamariner
Nautical Coffeemaker

Hi Devin,

It should work on 12V or 110V at least. It should have a stainless steel thermal carafe (remember that things can get thrown around out there, and energy efficiency is important; no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,772
Posted By catamariner
Hi there, Victor! So far you have some GREAT...

Hi there, Victor!

So far you have some GREAT advice from both posters!

We are also in the Pacific NW (near Seattle). We just bought a bluewater boat that sat for more than a year without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,871
Posted By catamariner
I know several people (mostly children) for whom...

I know several people (mostly children) for whom that would be the LAST package they ever opened. Perhaps something less apt to promote anaphylaxis in the recipient? Biodegradable bubble wrap made...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-08-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By catamariner
Me too... will let you know!

Me too... will let you know!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-08-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,584
Posted By catamariner
Dude! Nice tabbing! And that is one heckuva...

Dude! Nice tabbing! And that is one heckuva sander!!
Forum: herSailNet 08-07-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,927
Posted By catamariner
Glad it works! The boat we just bought comes with...

Glad it works! The boat we just bought comes with A/C installed and an all-electric galley, guess they were not planning on much time at anchor :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2010
Replies: 143
Views: 10,768
Posted By catamariner
THANK YOU, ffiill, I'll bet it was "tow rag"...

THANK YOU, ffiill, I'll bet it was "tow rag" originally! You have wiped out (LOL) a long-standing puzzlement of mine, the 1864 etymology (of convicts and sock substitutes) being very unconvincing!
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,185
Posted By catamariner
You'd think the marinas would realize that having...

You'd think the marinas would realize that having liveaboards means added security -- eyes and ears on the dock 24/7.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By catamariner
If you have no way to power the autopilot it...

If you have no way to power the autopilot it wouldn't be much use anyway. Have you considered self-steering mechanisms? A short summary from another cruiser on a budget: Self Steering Without A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2010
Replies: 143
Views: 10,768
Posted By catamariner
Got one. It's coming out of our new-to-us boat in...

Got one. It's coming out of our new-to-us boat in September. Anyone who's picked up this thread can PM me if interested, otherwise it will go up on various for sale lists when it gets replaced by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2010
Replies: 621
Views: 41,244
Posted By catamariner
LOL, BLJones, nice response. Some were more...

LOL, BLJones, nice response. Some were more interesting than others, but better black than red, in this case. We fly what's required, plus an SSCA burgee when we remember, but that's mostly to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2010
Replies: 621
Views: 41,244
Posted By catamariner
We like to see the one with the motto printed...

We like to see the one with the motto printed beneath the skull&crossbones: "Time Flies When you're Having Rum." In that case, no lame, it's clear you are out to have fun and willing to generate fun....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By catamariner
LOL, guys. So far, the weather course has it....

LOL, guys. So far, the weather course has it. Yes, GPS can flatline, but you also have your charts (you'd BETTER be updating your course on the paper charts, Rabbit, you need redundancy; this is your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By catamariner
Whee, Epic! Congratulations! (good feeling, good...

Whee, Epic! Congratulations! (good feeling, good feeling...!)

That's like being born a few days apart; we closed on the 28th! Too cool! I will bookmark your blog (assuming that's what /sail will...
Forum: Caribbean 07-31-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By catamariner
There have been hurricanes as late as November...

There have been hurricanes as late as November there, but usually October/all over is quoted; note Omar was an H4 and hit Oct 16, 2008 -- about every ten years there seems to be a mid-October...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By catamariner
In the Allied Princess (1978, 36') there is a...

In the Allied Princess (1978, 36') there is a large V berth with lots of space beneath, accessed by two square lids, one under each of the two cushions. I discovered that milk crates would fit into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By catamariner
Hi Rabbit, I'm a professional astronomer....

Hi Rabbit,

I'm a professional astronomer. I'd go with meteorology :-) And BTW, "astrology" is trying to tell your future by what sign the sun was in when you were born, etc. Astronomy may be the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 10,125
Posted By catamariner
Thought I should mention, when friends of ours...

Thought I should mention, when friends of ours wintered over south of Baltimore, they enclosed the cockpit with a plastic curtain hanging from the bimini -- this gave them both an "airlock" and a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 5,120
Posted By catamariner
More space is good (so sayeth the Sea Wife). A...

More space is good (so sayeth the Sea Wife). A 33' and more space didn't compute to me, but you have a much newer design than the one we sailed. I like the Arends for liveability, and the galley...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,356
Posted By catamariner
New River Inlet was dredged in April, so you...

New River Inlet was dredged in April, so you should be OK with that, but Bogue has some shoaling to 1' near at least two of the markers, and I will give you the URL for that, below.

SSCA used to...
Forum: herSailNet 06-29-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,829
Posted By catamariner
LOL, I got sucked into this thread even though it...

LOL, I got sucked into this thread even though it wasn't what I thought when I read "hygiene" :-) Note: get a twist-cap-sealed tube of semi-liquid color/gloss, b/c regular lipstick WILL melt! But I...
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