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Search: Posts Made By: joethecobbler
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,212
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

$1000 for oil skins! I love it.
I've repaired many oil skins,patched, replaced zippers, snaps,Velcro,
added pockets, altered, hemmed.
$1000 fowlies do great things for me,they may my repairs more...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

what about undeveloped land where you could put a dock.
the place just north of Daytona on the Halifax river eastern bank comes to mind.
I'm sure you've seen the place, the Guy with the big tugboat...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

none, the same amount of time I've spent telling other people how to live their lives. particularly when their lives are different culturally and every other way.
when I travel into an area I do my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

if you're thinking of buying a home, have you considered buying one with a dock? it would seem like a good idea.and would save you a small fortune in dockage in the future. also you could rent the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

been offline at my island paradise in the bay.when the weather changes I head south.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

no chartering for me,too much regulation for my interest. I'm quite content being a shoe cobbler, sewing canvas on occasion and leather working.
And yes,I'll be traveling with the geese in the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

on Smith island they're still using chlorine to treat sewage.
the people there (about 175 total) feel it is wrong and damages the bay,but it is the method dictated to them by the state! just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

if I was going to do it .. ..
oh yea, I am/did do it.
never mind.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

that's ok,like most things today, people who know absolutely nothing of the topic other than what has been spoon fed them by outside interests and hidden agendas will claim ALL knowledge of the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

the money spent by sport fishermen is a decimated influence on policy and law in MD.
as usual, follow the money.
an out of state recreational fishing license is $10 in MD,and the catch limits are...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

there are alot of hidden motivations at play on the bay.as well as much misrepresentation perpetuated by people with hidden agendas.
MD is famous for corruption, from the first setting of the area....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Diving right into a Liveaboard

dreams are nice,reality can be harsh.
not saying it can't be done, there are several living on the hook all around Ponce inlet in the ICW.their often viewed as squatters, derelicts and sometimes...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

I've met a few of those attempting to farm oysters in cages in MD and VA. haven't heard any success stories. seems they have an awfully high mortality.
as for salmon farming. that seems to be...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

so,pollution from upland runoff and sewage are nothing compared to a couple hundred old watermen who are eaking out a living by harvesting and selling what the polluting city dwellers crave?
Spoken...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: There's gold in their old Pots

Gary,I gotta go with Rapper on this.
The bay is not being damaged by watermen. it's been poisoned and politer by watershed run off and raw sewage from the cities like Baltimore, Washington,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,248
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

capitalism in motion, it works, just takes a little lag time.
just like the rest of the sailing related issues, it's always changing.
whether it's the shoaling waters or the anchorage...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 8,658
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Aft head boats

Although derided by many "boat snobs" my 32' bayliner buccaneer has one head stearboard at foot of companionway in shower. and another in the aft cabin as it is a center cockpit.
6' of headroom ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 5,268
Posted By joethecobbler
re: need buccaneer 210 help

had a 240 ,sailed it plenty. but when I moved to the coast I couldn't convince myself that going offshore in it w/ the family was a good idea.
it was fun for the lakes and canals.but it suffered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 170
Views: 5,268
Posted By joethecobbler
re: need buccaneer 210 help

it's your money. but for what you'll spend fooling w/ that 240 you could find alot better, also for little or nothing. I've had a 240 and they're ok,but it's like putting rims on a Yugo,when your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,982
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

for every tale of failure, I can offer 100 success stories.
taking the leap to the extreme is easy, tragedy and fear of the unknown sells.
Boring success stories of uneventful passages or weekend...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-19-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 7,570
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: generator a good idea?

built an insulated box to house my 3k brig's gas generator, except for a slight hum,you'd never know it was aboard.
but if I thought a louder exhaust would deter others from anchoring near me,I'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,982
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

I'm not gonna dog pile anyone.
everybody wears shoes,and everyone wears them a little different.
not everyone can feel comfortable wearing somebody else's shoes.
some won't even try em' on....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 4,982
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

these types of threads always come down to two groups, one being the go for it group comprised of those who have gone for it, a few that would of gone for it,a couple that are gonna go for it.and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-17-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 7,570
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: generator a good idea?

if you can afford it,it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

you won't get low fuel usage with any outboard or inboard gas engine.
maybe with a single cylinder diesel, but it'll be pushing a 25-28' at the most.
plan on riding the current and sailing every...
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