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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: We just cannot get it apart

What is the name of your special anti-seize product? And why would you recommend it over something like the Tef-gel or Lanocote?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: We just cannot get it apart

I read somewhere that the best penetrating oil was the "home made" combination of ATF and acetone. Have you given that a shot? Would using Lanocote or Tef-gell have prevented the seizing?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

From Chapman's, aren't we supposed to fly the US Yachting Ensign domestically, and the stars and stripes when we travel internationally? Isn't a Jolly Roger classified as an association flag (If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Easy Solar Panel Mount

Gary, did that solar panel come with that rigid frame or did you build it yourself? Details man! I want to build a rail mount frame that I an flip up and down as well as remounting it over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 606
Views: 45,234
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack, sorry to hear of your bad luck. I was able to see your video last weekend. Looks like the start of quite an adventure. What is the protocol? Are you going to start a thread for "The Family...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

DR, The "Blue Water" thread is ranging in on two thousand postings - we got a ways to go! (Step it up gentlemen!) Interesting, I saw four different boats sporting the Jolly Roger at my marina on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

LAME? This entire squadron is LAME!

http://flyawaysimulation.com/media/images4/images/us-navy-fa-18c-jolly-rogers-cag-fsx1.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

Jon, is that a photo of the actual charter boat in question? I am a bit chagrined that the charter operator would single out Nesbett's damage deposit to cover damage that someone else did (why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,336
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

The lesson learned is you need to notate all existing damage before you take possession of the boat and inspect it with the company when you return it (didn't they provide you with a form?) The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

So you're saying the flag is lame but it on an entire set of sails is cool? (I'm trying to get my head around this one). Even I thought that the Pirates of the Caribbean was a bit too mouse kingdom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Minne, watch again, the pirate was using his flag as a sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This guy should have known better

Omatako, it could have been a carrier transiting the area? I've had helos briefly "park" over me in low vis conditions (fog outside the Golden Gate). It was told to me later that if you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This guy should have known better

Yes, I hate it when submarines run the start line!

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0cf05b3127ccefbe55949255600000030O08JZMm7Zm2B7efAA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This guy should have known better

You may want to consult with a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure that evading a police roadblock gives them the probable cause to pull you over. I know that these people were hassled and that, but it is...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 580
Views: 20,405
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent, and all this time I was surmising that your absences were the result of you being a guest of British Columbia's grey bar hotel. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This guy should have known better

The way I read it was he was boarded first by the Coasties. They obviously didn't find any contraband bales on board so they called in the LEOs for an investigation. Hence the family being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,793
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This guy should have known better

I am not making excuses for Uncle Sam, but it could be that this boat, a size used in the drug trade was tracked all the way up Baja. When they elected to go to the isolated Mag Bay (instead of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 606
Views: 45,234
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

How many hours did you put on the clock before the Kemah mechanic worked on it? Is it possible that the new mounts raised the entire engine so it's out of alignment? Did the vibration go away when...
Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 216
Views: 10,178
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

So Smack, are the boys out of school and you are making your way to Florida or are you returning to Texas? Either way, Bon Voyage! You are now truly a cruiser as you are fixing your boat in exotic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

I have a pair of "radiator pliers" that work well for pulling cotters. These are pliers with a little notch in the face and a pocket on the gripping surface to capture the cotter (or spring loaded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,134
Views: 77,741
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Grown men wearing Crocs are lame!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: How do you rig your courtesy flag?

I have one of those little shroud mounted cleats (Hint: mount it on the inside of the aft lower shroud to decrease the chance of a sheet catching on it) You could also loop it through the coach roof...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,590
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Leather Disgrace

Remember those old tan/beige gloves by Trophy? Wore like iron and when they did wear out you get you sail repair kit out and sew in some new chaffing leather and get another season from them. ...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: AVS of 1978 Reliance 44

DL's formula uses those numbers as multipliers and factors and I was wondering if they are metric specific or if I can just plug in my feet and pounds and crunch the formula? Heh, heh, I wish I had...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: AVS of 1978 Reliance 44

DC, Bob, What would be the values for the constants 110, 400, 10 if I want to calculate in feet and pounds? How would I calculate the volume of my Catalina 34? We "Tupperware" owners want to play...
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