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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,826
Posted By SirRealism
Re: Anyone use a hammock at sea?

I have sleep apnea and cannot sleep on my back. I've always wondered whether you can sleep on your side in a hammock.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 4,785
Posted By SirRealism
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

Ocarina. You can get them in plastic or ceramic.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By SirRealism
Great to hear. As always, looking forward to...

Great to hear. As always, looking forward to sharing your journey on YouTube.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,965
Posted By SirRealism
labatt: It was very interesting talking with the...

labatt: It was very interesting talking with the staff at each of the marinas. Harbor Resort (Mt. Pleasant) said that each marina had some sort of quota mandated, and that they were at their...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,965
Posted By SirRealism
Thanks for the advice. I'll check out Beaufort...

Thanks for the advice. I'll check out Beaufort on my way south.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,965
Posted By SirRealism
Anyone living aboard in Charleston, SC?

This is rather late notice, but I'm planning a quick trip to Charleston, SC on 12/27 and 12/28. I was curious if there are any liveaboards in the area who would be interested in getting together for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-24-2010
Replies: 647
Views: 54,704
Posted By SirRealism
Mmmm, cougars biting my neck... ...

Mmmm, cougars biting my neck...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gbzOFlm0Avg/SGo2JQWnOJI/AAAAAAAAAvU/aVbNY9GqENE/s400/Morticia_adams_origional.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 5,926
Posted By SirRealism
Oh, man, I had assumed there was some high-end...

Oh, man, I had assumed there was some high-end boat mfr (perhaps French) called Ballin. D'oh!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-06-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
TK, Thanks for the words of wisdom and the...

TK,

Thanks for the words of wisdom and the kind offer of hospitality. I might take you up on that.

I had seen several people mention Eldeans, and it looks like quite a marina. A 4:30 drive...
Forum: Electronics   05-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By SirRealism
Thanks for the answers. That's a couple more...

Thanks for the answers. That's a couple more items down on my pre-purchase checklist. I'm getting closer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
That's good to know. I've been noticing that...

That's good to know. I've been noticing that boats on the Great Lakes seem to be more expensive than their counterparts on the east coast. (So far, I've just been looking online, and quite a few of...
Forum: Electronics   05-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By SirRealism
Gary, I've heard rumors that there was a quaint...

Gary, I've heard rumors that there was a quaint little body of water to the east. Is it still there? ;) Actually, a couple folks have been pointing me in your direction....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
One thing that might force the inboard/outboard...

One thing that might force the inboard/outboard issue is that my cruising might consist of sailing at day, and working a little in the evenings. (Yeah, I know, not fun, but it beats the heck out of...
Forum: Electronics   05-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By SirRealism
The basics on power while cruising

I've begun looking for my first boat, and my knowledge of marine electronics is virtually nil. Probably the best way to start would be from the goal and then ask for help working backward to what I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
Sandusky - A whole 'nother lake. Great, now...

Sandusky - A whole 'nother lake. Great, now you're making it more complicated. ha ha.

It looks as though Toledo would add an hour to my drive each way (compared to Hammond, IN). I'll look into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
SD: I've read the inspection list a couple times,...

SD: I've read the inspection list a couple times, but I'm definitely going to take an experienced sailor with me on any 2nd visit, as well. It's a lot for me to take in.

Others: thanks for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,587
Posted By SirRealism
Recommendations for Lake Michigan cruiser

I apologize in advance for the length. Jeez, I guess I ramble. For those with ADD, feel free to skip the background info. :-)


Background
I've been spending a good deal of time on sailnet the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By SirRealism
Looking at my first boat... survey?

I've begun searching for my first sailboat this year. Living in Indianapolis, I'll mostly be on smaller inland lakes. Although I'll probably try to keep it moored on a nearby lake, I definitely...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SirRealism
Mac, Yes, there are some lakes with sailing...

Mac,

Yes, there are some lakes with sailing clubs within an hour of Indy. I've definitely considered getting a laser or catamaran. I wasn't trying to say I'm not open to that. Part of my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SirRealism
Yes, IN = Indiana, and Lake Michigan is ~ 3hrs...

Yes, IN = Indiana, and Lake Michigan is ~ 3hrs away by car. But I probably don't want to liveabord 12 months there (weather), nor can I afford my house in Indianapolis and worthy boat, slip, etc.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-04-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SirRealism
I haven't determined a location yet. I live in...

I haven't determined a location yet. I live in IN, so I can say with relative assurance that it won't be very close to where I am now. :-)

I'm not considering living in WA. I took my classes...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SirRealism
Landlocked newb considering liveaboard

Hello!

I'm a relative newb to sailing. Just a bit of daysailing here and there, but I have never owned a sailboat... yet. Last year, I took ASA courses 101, 103, and 104 aboard a Person 39 in...
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