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Search: Posts Made By: Markwesti
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at ( This is a great website , the how to articles are the best . ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

I would say the 4oz. as this will be your light air sail . Or you could go with the 6oz. and you could call it your intermediate head sail , and get a very light drifter . Drifters are great , you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Hey , I forgot to tell you about SNs' own Allen, AKA The Bare Foot Navigator . You can read about his zany antics here, s/v Sookie | Art Of Hookie ( . He lives on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,095
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

I like your question am I a sailor or a yachtsman ? Whatever you want . I myself would prefer sailor . There is a book that was written for you , It will answer that question for you . Please read it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,066
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

OK , here is some tough love . Don't put too much effort into the R23 , if you are going to live aboard you will need a boat you can stand up in .
As for your list , some things I don't understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,898
Posted By Markwesti
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

If the head has a holding tank and it works then I wouldn't fix it . I bet it runs on sea water, so it will smell . To help out with that pour in fresh after you are done with the boat for awhile ....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,967
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Looking at Sailboats

Hi Solon, I really like your spirit . I know what you mean about not wanting to wait , who does ? I kind of have a feeling you are going to be successful . Good luck !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,164
Posted By Markwesti
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

titus for sure you will always have a boat .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Getting into sailing

I have dealt with Glen-L , they are good people and their plans are excellent . Building one of their sailing dingys should be a blast . And like you say get some real building experience. Here is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,703
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Man I'm gonna get me those Google glasses , I'm gonna get on my Segway ride down to the marina and go sailing ! How cool would that be ? Um I'm thinking dork factor times 10.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,042
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Have a workbench?

Hey downeast450, I like this thread. I did some down seizing a while back and now most projects get done on or around the boat . Not so many down below . One thing I did for out side was to get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,263
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

The Laurin Koster seems to have a high pedigree . To put a out board on would be a mistake for all that has been said , plus ruin her good looks .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Hiring Contractors - Are component/part prices typically higher than online?

First you select your contractor. How do you find a good one ? (You tell me and we will both know.) You sound like you have a pretty good idea what the components will cost so if you can get the guy...
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