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Search: Posts Made By: mtboat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 4,690
Posted By mtboat
"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail...

"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
- Oliver Wendel Holmes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,077
Posted By mtboat
Agreed climbing ropes are not always the same as...

Agreed climbing ropes are not always the same as marine rope, but I've used the ATC, (first gen) on 11mm as a single and double rope, down to 5mm static line (double only).
I think the newer models...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,077
Posted By mtboat
All great posts from the climbers. I also have...

All great posts from the climbers. I also have two cents worth to add. Been in ski patrol/ backcountry rescue, and climbing. I have been using a device for many years that I have not seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2012
Replies: 420
Views: 38,850
Posted By mtboat
My pal and I were just discussing this yesterday....

My pal and I were just discussing this yesterday. If a boat was anchored in the river....
maybe the current would carry them away before they got up your anchor line, (they can also climb over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 53,997
Posted By mtboat
On a regular house sized pipe it would not be so...

On a regular house sized pipe it would not be so bad but this is a 3 inch pipe. Not a bad problem....I run a plumbers snake through the top end every other day and it all falls back in the stove....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 53,997
Posted By mtboat
Ya. The ash can go on the ground here, but I was...

Ya. The ash can go on the ground here, but I was thinking of some ,folks in the water that would have to haul it from marinas. This year it has been warm so not so much wood. Splitting wood on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 53,997
Posted By mtboat
Long thread. I did see a couple of questions that...

Long thread. I did see a couple of questions that I might like to respond to. I have been living on this boat (24 ft) since the day I got it 4 years ago. I have a medium sized wood stove in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 3,352
Posted By mtboat
me too

Hey !! I am a liveaboard in Kalispell Montana. Spent this past summer in the Big Arm marina, (Sail Inn). I used to anchor out in Somers bay, but decided to try the marina life, which was great....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,972
Posted By mtboat
lake sailors

I am lucky enough to live on Flathead Lake, Montana. 120 miles of shoreline, loads of wildlife and cool anchorages. Great wind patterns too. Check out the u tube video called Sailing Flathead Lake....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,969
Posted By mtboat
Balboa 24, $700.00

In my marina is a 70"s something Balboa 24 ft. swing keel that is fully functional on a single axle trailer. For $700 bucks. it has been sailed every year and sails now. My worries... the cabinets...
Forum: Chartering 06-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,700
Posted By mtboat
Belize is not safe

My friend operates a croc recovery foundation in Belize. The local witch, said that some missing children, were fed by the white man to the crocs. He was across island and the villagers burned down...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-27-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,203
Posted By mtboat
how many of us can relate

You are on the right track. Bought a boat at 50, moved on it before it hit the water. It has a therapeutic effect that has even removed the 3 ex's from constant memory. The people are great. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 10,811
Posted By mtboat
My sailing tunes

Got a fairly large collection of sailable, summer tunes...hope you enjoy.
With links.
Mungo Jerry
YouTube - Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By mtboat
Thanks all. I will replace them all, as per the...

Thanks all. I will replace them all, as per the advice. I got a quote from WestMarine, for the total identical rigging @$450 ish.
Would there be some other supplier y'all might recommend?

You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By mtboat
time is short

oh no, I am alone! Was it the B word?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By mtboat
Standing rigging won't

take any more abuse. Here is my situation. It is a Bucc 240,(no I am not getting rid of it) my first boat. Putting in the lake June 1st, new marina, so time is short. Noticed two strands on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,044
Posted By mtboat
how lucky am I?

Here on Flathead Lake Montana, the marinas are a little crazy.
I have been at anchor, here and there for three years because the marinas I checked either wanted $$$$ to become a member, on top of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By mtboat
Indestructable

I ran over a shallow rock ridge once, thinking I was a shoal draft boat I could, disregard the buoy's. The grinding scrape alerted me, and in a reflex, I grabbed the tiller and lifted. Good thing,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By mtboat
Ya, testing for sure. Amazing !

Ya, testing for sure. Amazing !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By mtboat
Indestructable?

Can your yacht run into a floating dock, or rock jetty, at full speed,
and sail away? This boat can. Amazing crash test of a Dehler 31.
Here you go:

YouTube - Crash Test - Dehler 31 yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By mtboat
I noticed the Whynter says 2.5 amps@12v, And the...

I noticed the Whynter says 2.5 amps@12v, And the EdgeStar says 5.4 amps @12v. It appears to be the same exact unit but the size says 2 qt. difference.
Is one of them wrong?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By mtboat
Does anyone like this unit

I will go further. I live on a large lake, and won't be spending more than a day or two away from power. When away from the slip I would use it as a 12v, appliance. I have a laptop and lights, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By mtboat
Anyone like this unit?

It is a Whynter 45 Qt. Portable fridge /freezer. Found at Home Depot, for 500 bucks. I have shore power in marina, and plan on 4 Costco 220 ah 6v when not in slip. Any comments on the unit?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By mtboat
Which 6v batteries?

I have heard of the Sam's Club, 6v golf cart battery,220 ah, $72.00.
No Sam's club here but today I saw these at Costco.
all this was on the sign.
2-GCS ,
6v ,
rated @100min.
220ah @20...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,793
Posted By mtboat
Would you buy this boat?

This Midship 25, is on Craigslist. The main faults are, the cockpit drains plug up and currently there is 2 inches of water in the foreward cabin. There is also stains where it has flooded before....
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