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Search: Posts Made By: Tallswede
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 14,549
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Concerning the folks who have a problem paying our Navy to go out and rescue these folks, The Navy boat is already out there cruising with a crew being trained or doing some other "mission". I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 3,463
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Jeanneau or Catalina

I looked at both these boats this weekend and have to say I would buy the Beneteau 37 version. I much prefered the interior, storage and cockpit on it. The Jeanneau was nice but didn't push my...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Sailing By Way of Power Boating

I learned to sail in my late 20s after having experience only in paddle & power boats. My brother in law invited me and some friends out on his Hobie 16 one day. I went thinking I wouldn't enjoy it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 2,826
Views: 304,150
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yep, been watching her video blogs for awhile and she has hit a rough patch. It will be interesting to see what she decides to do. One thing is for sure, I admire her determination and whatever she...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By Tallswede
Re: towing vehicle choices

I bought an "08 Jeep Liberty because I wanted a smaller SUV that could tow my boats. It has a higher tow rating than the Wranglers or any other small to midsize SUV at 5000 lbs. I've been very happy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tallswede
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

A machete and bug spray works for me, 'course I live in a swamp. LOL

Kevin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

I've used all three types. My Hunter 23.5 came with some horn cleats for the jib sheets. I added cam cleats and much prefer them. They make quick trim adjustments a snap for a solo sailor. Clam...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,163
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Small affordable sailboats with ample storage? (planning to live aboard)

A Watkins 27' would make a nice little liveaboard. It's beamy and comfy and might be in your budget depending on condition. A little big for trailering though. I'll second the nomination for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

I have a Hunter 23.5 (The boat I gave expenses on)
I also have a 19' 4-Winns powerboat, a 16' AMF Sunbird sloop, a 16' Jon boat and other various and sundry canoes and tiny boats.

Kevin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,427
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Actual costs of cruising/keeping a boat (dollars and cents)

OK I'm a trailer sailer so I'm on the low end of the scale. I keep my boat at a little marina on the trailer with the mast up so it's only minutes to Galveston Bay. So last year I spent -

Marina...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-19-2014
Replies: 326
Views: 19,144
Posted By Tallswede
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I definately agree with the awnings! I use tarps when anchored on my boat and it really helps. Texas summers are really hot and getting in the water with some shade over you helps too. I look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Chesapeake Bay Draft Watershed Agreement

Galveston Bay was in a similar situation 20 years ago and the water was just terrible. Boaters and environmentalists have been working with the politicians and business to try and turn this around...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 326
Views: 19,144
Posted By Tallswede
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Don, I'm right there with you. Burnt out from working, eligible for retirement, have some savings but don't want to run out of money. The whole inflation thing gives me the heebie jeebies. I know I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,508
Posted By Tallswede
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Yachts come in all different sizes. If it's a small boat with nice lines and lots of purty varnished wood work, it's a yacht. My boat, it's a plastic bottle with a little wood on it. Not quite a...
Forum: Outboard 01-27-2014
Replies: 255
Views: 54,629
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Nissan / Tohatsu 6h 4 stroke

I have the 8hp Tohasu on my Hunter 23.5 and it won't rev out either. However it will push my boat at 6 knots in smooth water at half throttle. Trying to open the throttle more doesn't do much. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,030
Posted By Tallswede
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike, that's why in many areas of the SW United States there are water shortages. Folks just turn on a faucet and water comes out with no thought of where the water comes from or where it goes when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 8,899
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

I think like cars, all the high end materials (on top of the govt. mandated equipment), Kevlar, electronics, fancy rigging, winches etc. drive the prices up. That along with the weaker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,030
Posted By Tallswede
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

I really like this thread as well as the $500 thread. Lots to learn as I hope to do some small cruises on my little boat. As far as "Camping" goes, there are so many levels of home living and what...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-18-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,075
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

My Hunter 23.5 water ballasted trailer sailer can be a handful to back out of a slip when the wind is side on to the slip. The bow blows down so easily I have to really try to predict how I'm going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,303
Posted By Tallswede
Re: How many insure their boat with only liability insurance?

Just have liability required by marina on my boat. It's a Hunter 23.5 I keep on a trailer there. I guess it's in case the mast falls on someone else's boat? Most of the boats in my marina never move...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 33,201
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Summa ya'll are way too serious. I mean really, if I was gunna be a REAL pirate I sure wouldn't be flying the Jolly Roger. I'd try to look just like one of those uppity yachties with a blue blazer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,565
Posted By Tallswede
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

Chuckles, I'm concerned I may have the same affliction you have and am afraid it may be getting worse. I was in remission for awhile but it's flaring up again. Apparently it is survivable since you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,565
Posted By Tallswede
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

I'm happy to read these posts of P.O.s who did goofy stuff. I have bought boats that were not well maintained & enjoyed putting them right. But you just have to shake your head when you find...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,578
Posted By Tallswede
Re: Trailer sailer

Now this is some good advice. If she is willing, it's a great way to get her more comfortable. I wish I had done this with my wife many years ago rather than scaring her when I bought my first "big"...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,289
Posted By Tallswede
Re: The Ocean is broken? really?

I know the state of Texas has been collecting a fee recently from drillers to clean up old wells. They are currently doing much cleanup of old wells and platforms in Galveston Bay east of the...
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