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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-11-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 5,579
Posted By wise4
Re: Close call! Who had rights?

Really?? I would think the big white sails would be a pretty good indication the vessel was under sail ;)

The exhaust does not make the vessel a powerboat.... Only mechanical propulsion can do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By wise4
Re: USCG Documention and/or State Reg??

CA does not require any type of state registration, title, sticker, numbers or fees on a documented vessel.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 9,037
Posted By wise4
Re: beneteau best boat ever built.

...... Wow..... And you even got a jab in at Catalina's ......

This forum is nothing if not predictable..... (roll eyes) :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By wise4
Re: 1977 27 ft catalina main sail halyard

Working on your boat and going up the mast while it's on the hard are two completely different animals.... Most yards do not allow it as the boat is on stands ... Therefore, a man moving around at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By wise4
Re: Propeller question

Wow... Not really sure how the thread went from a guy replacing a prop to a ranting/venting diver.... Meh... Around here every other person is a diver it seems... Hell, even my kids got certified in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 73,605
Posted By wise4
Re: composting toilet report

This thread has convinced me.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,500
Posted By wise4
Re: Overboard discharge design

3 miles off shore is fine for untreated waste in most US areas.... Works just fine for us, as at 3 miles, we're still heading offshore... We typically day sail in the 10 to 15 miles off shore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By wise4
Re: Walks to Port in reverse.

Used to deal with that on my cat 30.... Just got used to it and didn't think much about it until I installed a 3 blade prop not long ago.... I can now back straight out of my slip and turn whichever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By wise4
Re: Do you test your VHF before heading out?

My kids are in the habit of checking via the automated radio check system as we clear the breakwater .... The system is about 13nm away and does playback our transmission and then a comercial .......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 6,090
Posted By wise4
Re: Why doesn't anyone use propane refrigeration on a boat?

A propane frig doesn't need to be level as long as there is motion.... So sailing wouldn't be a problem.... The biggest issue is with safety.... Not only with a propane leak... But with the open...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,641
Posted By wise4
Re: Can you find your boat on Google Earth?

Of course! :)

Slipped our Catalina 30 in the Dana Point guest slips for a year while waiting for a perm slip..... Not hard to identify the Orca from space.... :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,509
Posted By wise4
Re: Catalina 30 standing rigging

I'm curious... If you go with the oversized wire... Are you going to tension it to the original spec or the correct spec for the new wire?

As a side note... It's scary how so many sailboat owners...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,509
Posted By wise4
Re: Catalina 30 standing rigging

I love harbor freight..... However, There's no way I would ever use one of their connectors to hold up a mast.... :)

LOL....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 8,509
Posted By wise4
Re: Catalina 30 standing rigging

Just finished replacing my standing rigging (1980 cat 30). I simply ordered rigging slightly larger than needed with swaged (sp?) eyes on the top and used Norseman fittings on the bottom... I also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By wise4
Nice :) Looks a little cold though.... ...

Nice :)


Looks a little cold though....

Went sailing the other day without a jacket.... :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By wise4
Every marina in SoCal I've visited has asked for...

Every marina in SoCal I've visited has asked for proof of insurance... I'm not only okay with that but am glad they do.... I slipped my boat for 8 months in a transient slip in Dana Point while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By wise4
Just depends on where you are..... And what...

Just depends on where you are..... And what carrier you use....

I can say my iPad 3G loses the data connection about halfway between Dana point and Avalon and doesn't get it back till I get close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,896
Posted By wise4
Nope... I meant registering.... Some states, CA...

Nope... I meant registering.... Some states, CA included dont require registration of a documented boat... And in all states, documentation takes the place of titling... At least according to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,896
Posted By wise4
A good reason to document instead of state...

A good reason to document instead of state registering the boat... In some states (like CA) - a documented boat cannot be held by a mechanic or boat yard for payment disputes. Yes, they can go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 2,715
Posted By wise4
Pfft..... That statement explains a lot.......

Pfft..... That statement explains a lot.... Perfect example of why they need to stop extending unemployment benefits....

Good luck with your job search (rolling eyes)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,970
Posted By wise4
As someone who has spent his fair share of time...

As someone who has spent his fair share of time in Iraq "defending us" (rolling eyes) .... I would be embarrased to know someone was using my volunteer service as an excuse for screwing up..... Glad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,593
Posted By wise4
The fuel dock is full service (not self service...

The fuel dock is full service (not self service like our landlocked stations) so of course I tip accordingly... My two teenage boys even have enough common curtesy to tip where appropriate...

We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,251
Posted By wise4
For the most part, all the marinas around here...

For the most part, all the marinas around here (socal) are fixed price per foot and normally have pretty good facilities. Pumpouts are everywhere and generally free to anyone who needs it. Of course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By wise4
LOL - sounds like us... Bought a 25 ft to learn...

LOL - sounds like us... Bought a 25 ft to learn on (DIY).. Then upgraded to 30 ft... Sailed it to Dana Point from MDR... Our 1st longish trip.. The 25 ft is now in the back yard waiting for our boys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,662
Posted By wise4
Sounds like you have plenty of sailing experience...

Sounds like you have plenty of sailing experience for a trip like this... Being that it somehow takes you out of your comfort zone (coastal vs protected waters)... You will probably over prepare and...
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