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Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   05-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By MisterBilge
Tempermental starter

Hey Kids

New solenoid, good batteries, fairly new starter motor.

After 2-4 cranks, everything goes silent. Will start after a few of these attempts.

1978 OMC Saildrive....eat your heart...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-12-2009
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,127,449
Posted By MisterBilge
NY harbor... NJ (side)

Greetings Aaron
I'm hoping to start down the Champlain Canal/Hudson River shortly. Do you have any suggestions for a good place to spend a night or 2 in your area?

Mister Bilge
28' S2...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By MisterBilge
Man, do I miss to Fo'c'sle. If I were to wander...

Man, do I miss to Fo'c'sle. If I were to wander into the harbor, can a vagabond sailor grab a bite and a beer at whatever that club is that replaced it?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,698
Posted By MisterBilge
I'm pickin' up what you're puttin' down, CN27,...

I'm pickin' up what you're puttin' down, CN27, but there's no such thing as "too many options." That's like The Admiral saying "I've got nothing to wear!" :laugher
I've been doing a lot of research...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,013
Posted By MisterBilge
“Too good to be true” windlass deal?

I’ve got the boat (28’ S2) in the back yard for a re-fit b4 heading off on a coastal cruising adventure next spring (not working on it today as it’s 22 below zero!) and even though I’m a great...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By MisterBilge
Hey PG Boats are like airplanes & cars. The...

Hey PG
Boats are like airplanes & cars. The smaller ones are more fun to sail/fly/drive. The learning curve skyrockets, as was demonstrated by a couple of 23 24 yr old guys who, on a lark, found a...
Forum: S2   12-09-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By MisterBilge
Mine (8.5M) workde its way out, and the rudder...

Mine (8.5M) workde its way out, and the rudder fell off! Fortunately on the mooring. I've replaced w/ lock washer & bolt.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-09-2008
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,127,449
Posted By MisterBilge
Past 28 years, Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain, VT....

Past 28 years, Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain, VT. Starting in the Spring of '09 venturing down the Hudson, out Long Island Sound, up the coast of New England, destination unknown.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Sir Stanley Muchos gratias for the warm...

Sir Stanley
Muchos gratias for the warm welcome. I’m hoping to make Wickford (for the non locals, it’s pronounced WIK-fid) one of my ports-o-call on next summer’s adventure. Come to find out I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-09-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,247
Posted By MisterBilge
Here's hoping your 2nd best day of boat ownership...

Here's hoping your 2nd best day of boat ownership goes well.

Cheers,

MrB
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-08-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Warning Gentle Readers: This is MisterBilge long....

Warning Gentle Readers: This is MisterBilge long.
Hey ‘Batts
We “met’ over on another forum. I think you PM’ed me re: hauling the standing rigging down below the Champlain Canal as being...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-06-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Yes, indeed. Our Vermont women share a trait or 3...

Yes, indeed. Our Vermont women share a trait or 3 without Vermont boats, mostly old, beamy, and with just the right touch or dry rot. The state is basically a theme park done in wood and bad dental...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-05-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 7,361
Posted By MisterBilge
Sounds like a hoot! Lemme give you a rock solid...

Sounds like a hoot! Lemme give you a rock solid "maybe." Plan "A" is to shove around the second week in June from Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain, S down the canal & Hudson, hook a left out LI Sound, and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-05-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
I got together with Brian's brother Russ out in...

I got together with Brian's brother Russ out in Colorado Springs, '77. We went for a soooooothing libation at a place where he bartended part time called "Jose Muldoon's"..... gotta love a place with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Ahh yes. Of your Midd vintage there was probably...

Ahh yes. Of your Midd vintage there was probably Brian Curry, whom I shared a farmhouse with up in Bakersfield, brother-in-law of a college roomate of mine at TCU, and Tyrone T of the "Throbulators."...
Forum: Rhodes   12-04-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 9,886
Posted By MisterBilge
Hi CP I used to have one. Sold it about 10 yrs...

Hi CP
I used to have one. Sold it about 10 yrs ago. Great boat (but then, aren't they all...well....no, but most are.)
Guy I sold it to changed the name...bad liuck if you don't perfornm "The...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By MisterBilge
G'day, Mates So, it's 1980. I've got a boat in...

G'day, Mates
So, it's 1980. I've got a boat in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, and it's Cup season. I'm hanging around "Christies" which was the (un)official watering hole of the Auzzie boat, and I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
"..there was ice cream.." Yep, my first dip was...

"..there was ice cream.."
Yep, my first dip was done by a hippie. It was Ben. He & Jerry don't do the dipping anymore.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Ahh…Mr. C You present me with my first...

Ahh…Mr. C
You present me with my first opportunity to spin a yarn.
I was schlepping around Old San Juan some years ago, and poked into a local looking joint, I believe named “Maria’s.”
Maria, who...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,294
Posted By MisterBilge
Greetings from Mister Bilge

Hello from an old fat guy whose boat (28' S2) is currently in his back yard being re-fit (backyard good....75 mile away boatyard bad.)
Been on Lake Cahmplain for about 28 yrs, come next season the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 10,050
Posted By MisterBilge
Hey Chops I'll be "chasing" you, but turning E...

Hey Chops
I'll be "chasing" you, but turning E at NYC and going up the coast of New England. Also solo. One of the oddball things I'm thinking of is hauling my 35' mast & rigging via truck & trailer...
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