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Search: Posts Made By: bljones
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By bljones
Re: Just Introducing Myself

JackCalico, welcome aboard.
Two kids, parents with no sailing experience, Lake St Clair and adjacent Great Lakes?
S2 9.2C.
Decent build, relatively popular on great lakes, sails well, great...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By bljones
Re: First Boat for Me and the Family?

Hey corystemp, welcome aboard. I have two questions:
Where are you located?
What is your budget?
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By bljones
Re: Portable Generator

Here's the win/win, IMO. Instead of spending $1100+ for the honda genny, spend $400 on 120 watts of solar panels, and $600 on a Champion generator. Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000...
Forum: Diesel 1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,124
Posted By bljones
Re: Partner shut off key on overnight run now engine won't run...

Dumb question maybe, but why does the boat have an electric fuel pump? the YSB engines all have mechanical pumps. If the boat ran for 6 hours with the key off, I will assume that the pump is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,031
Posted By bljones
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

You don't trust surveyors, but would hire a guy, yourself, who has posted dozens of basic questions asking for advice because he doesn't know much about the boats at which he is looking?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By bljones
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

diesels are like drunk gingers- they're a little freaky at first but they go forever.
NOB almost everyone of your questions has a fear-based component and usually that fear is instilled by another...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,817
Posted By bljones
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

A digest of NextBoat's low-buck projects:
Dock Six Chronicles: Low-Buck Projectapalooza (

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

She sails to her rating. Faster than Whiskeyjack, not as quick as an S2 8.0 aft cockpit. She is a setter, not a pointer.

New post with vid underway:

Dock Six Chronicles: Canada Day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

Damn, zed, my first thought was "are you phuquin' kiddin' me, it ain't that tall!" but then i actually measured.....
waterline to top of bimini......

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

Dock Six Chronicles: The Changing of the Guard, and A Tour (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

New grist for the mill:
Dock Six Chronicles: Customer Service, and Why It Matters: You Have One Job... (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,200
Posted By bljones
Re: Defend Defender!

Not that anyone is keeping score, but it's 6 pages of folks almost unanimously defending Defender, and the OP still insisting he's right.

The problem has become evident to all but the problem,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,200
Posted By bljones
Re: Defend Defender!

I feel like i should alert Home Depot that you are on your way. I wonder what the in-store paging code is for "lazy miserable cheap customer who wants you to do his research for him on a single item...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

I had the same thought. then i looked at the Nina and the Pinta and the Beagle and this 8.0C which got down to Tortola and back on her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By bljones
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

thank you for being a cautionary tale.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By bljones
Re: Fiberglass resin fillers - what do you use and why?

I use West system fillers, partly because I use West System resins and hardeners, and I know I won't have any compatibility issues, partly the convenience of being able to get supplies at every...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,334
Posted By bljones
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

If you want to figure out how to quit being an extrovert and find chicks...
...quit reading Thoreau. 1. It is a celebration of solitary acetism, hardly the best choice for someone wanting to figure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

LOL jimgo. No need to be peeved. i was never in NJ. That's where this story starts to get interesting. I didn't actually see the boat until it arrived in our slip. The portlights were an option on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By bljones
Re: New to sailnet

Welcome aboard! Laser and Tanzer 22- both very fun lake boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 302
Views: 25,567
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

I'm not real superstitious, but one of my superstitions is that to blog about a deal in the works will jinx the deal. Now, I can tell the tale:

Dock Six Chronicles: ....And Now, Something...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 6,998
Posted By bljones
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

No one has ever had to cut their cruise short, or sell their boat, because they UNDERbudgeted maintenance. However, the opposite is all too common.

in the context of this thread we're not talking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By bljones
Re: Worst place in the U.S. to sail...

worst place? North Dakota.
Second worst place? New Mexico.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 10,082
Posted By bljones
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

If this is the worst you have found, it demonstrates the weakness of your research skills. Trust me, there is idiocy much greater than my post on semantics.
Like your response, for example. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By bljones
Re: What is this thingy?

*your best Christopher Walken voice* The Chinese! They're...brilliant! Left, right, you want it, they build it!

No idea what it is. What is it? No idea. But I could kill you with it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,798
Posted By bljones
Re: Daddy-O's Home!

i will believe it when i see it. i wonder if the concussion was typing.
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