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Search: Posts Made By: SOVT
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By nolatom
Queasy crewmember? The "old standards" still work...

Well, at least they did yesterday, a charter I had in a small sport skiff with two couples.

One of whom felt a little queasy an hour in, hid it well but finally 'fessed up.

Step One: We turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 9,046
Posted By nccouple
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I'm keeping tabs. We've got McGregor, Hunter and 1 your mama.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,155
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-15-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By sea dragon
Smile Hello From Sicily Eolian Islands Here We Come

Following my last day in Taormina and my arrival last night in Milazzo I caught a good rest to get up early today to repack my suitcase and remove a number of items that I was not going to need on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Minnesail
Pictures of trailer launch, and a surprise

On Friday I launched my my first boat.

I was expecting a total clown show. I haven't towed a trailer in over twenty years, I've never backed down a boat ramp, I've never raised a mast, I've never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,789
Posted By AlaskaMC
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

It was only a matter of time wasn't it. I hope this was a internet attempt at sarcasm, but more likely it was a typical attack on someone looking for help.

Good for the OP to come looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By vega1860
Re: You are not welcome

My general rule of thumb is "Don't be an ass".

It has worked out pretty good for me so far.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-13-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 36,401
Posted By captain jack
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

well, i , personally, think that, living in a country that is very much a welfare state...where we are willing to carry people without their having to even try to work or control their birth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,879
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Businesses who pay to advertise are allowed to post about their business in the forums, in their signatures, user names, etc. If you run Adblock, perhaps you don't see their giant banner at the top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 9,067
Posted By ctl411
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Bob what do you use to set the scale mast height, loa, something else?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,698
Posted By Sabreman
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

If you can't afford it, then it's a yacht. Otherwise, it's a boat.

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 184
Views: 14,732
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

a general view! (
you can see the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,669
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Trust me, you can create a fair bit of solitude by sailing to Maine in the winter :-)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By manatee
New Video: Man survives 2 days in wreck 100' deep

Bet he scared that recovery diver a bit. :)

Cook's incredible rescue three days after sinking with tugboat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,855
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

I would STRONGLY suggest a controller........ I can push a bank of Lifeline 6V AGM batteries of 220Ah's over 15V with a single unregulated 12W solar panel... !!!! Controllers are cheap batteries are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Classic30
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

It's a bit.. gimmicky.. for the 21st century.

Even the Tall Ships (all the ones I've been on anyways) don't use ship's bells for anything other than signalling by the lookout. I must admit being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,763
Posted By Coquina
Re: Is it time to boycott the Bahamas?


I could fund every single nav aid in the Bahamas with a paper route :rolleyes:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Stamp for Immigration and Customs docs.

The Spaniards invented bureaucracry... In my experience, anywhere in Central America the more "important' the bureaucrat the more stamps hanging from the little rack on his desk. Embossing stamps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,092
Posted By akavishon
Re: anchoring story ... your opinion sought

My boat is $35k. His boat is $2.4m ... that's 68x, methinks :))
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 171,970
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Harry will probably get his boat home.....altho suspect it will be hired help without him on board, or he will have to sell there........

but, as I was packing truck for the day, a thought...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 241
Views: 17,197
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Full Keel

The other nice thing about vinylester/glass matrix is that is more impact resistent and does not get a brittle or prone to fatigue as polyester.

Based on research that I have read, blister...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By CalebD
Re: Cutlass bearing replacement

We did this job back in winter of 2011/12. Our cutless bearing was similar to yours, eg., in the dead wood of the keel, in a cutaway of the rudder. It had no set screws.
We tried forcing the press...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By JulieMor
Re: Accused sailboat thief hung around marina for days before stealing boat

A perfect example what "the lure of the sea" can do to someone. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 4,740
Posted By night0wl
WD-40 effects on gelcoat & fiberglass?

Hi all,

Recently, accidentally discovered something. While lubricating something or other on my Beneteau 343, I sprayed some WD-40 (wasn't using it for lubrication, just squeezed the trigger in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By carl762
Re: Splashified!!!

Nice boat. Have a great weekend, all.
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