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Forum: Living Aboard   03-07-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 3,291
Posted By tarboy
Although I can't speak to the use of printers...

Although I can't speak to the use of printers afloat, I have , for years used them in poorly heated construction trailers where they were exposed to low temps and humidity. I've used the Lexmark...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2008
Replies: 79
Views: 4,518
Posted By tarboy
went to Google and typed in "grumpy old...

went to Google and typed in "grumpy old sailors"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,294
Posted By tarboy
As can be seen in my avatar photo I've gone...

As can be seen in my avatar photo I've gone through a metamorphosis since turning 68 . The spindly legs, large upper body and tendency to stand still for hours just staring into the onshore breeze...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,897
Posted By tarboy
LQTMS:) But not to stray from the topic....

LQTMS:)
But not to stray from the topic. Probably the main reason I'm stranded is the cost of keeping a boat on the water. The cost of a slip in the NY-NJ metro area for 4 seasons would equal the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 4,897
Posted By tarboy
Sen. Larry Craig lives aboard a 40' Bertrams in...

Sen. Larry Craig lives aboard a 40' Bertrams in the Capital Yacht Club. What does a slip on dock D cost? (that we're paying for).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By tarboy
RE: USS New York

Hello Bubb,
I put a link on the front page of my web site that covers the story of the LPD-21 pretty good.Bill's Mail Buoy (http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeq8wwx/billsmailbuoy2/index.html).
The links...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By tarboy
In the morning of 11 September 2001 my Wife...

In the morning of 11 September 2001 my Wife called me on my cell at a construction site 6 miles from the WTC. She told me to look east....a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center! I saw only a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-28-2008
Replies: 3,592
Views: 1,339,668
Posted By tarboy
San Diego, CA and Haverstraw Bay, NY. I'm on the...

San Diego, CA and Haverstraw Bay, NY. I'm on the hard at present. If I find a boat again, it will be the ICW from Delaware city to Cocoa Beach, FL.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,568
Posted By tarboy
Fantastic story! Thanks for posting it!

Fantastic story! Thanks for posting it!
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-27-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,159
Posted By tarboy
Coming into this thread a little late. Regarding...

Coming into this thread a little late. Regarding the age factor; I see this as no obstacle. I took the week long U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Course last year at age 68. My instructor was younger than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,397
Posted By tarboy
That is the very article I have, Jody. Thanks!

That is the very article I have, Jody. Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,397
Posted By tarboy
Correction

the word " violent" should have been "violate"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 3,397
Posted By tarboy
This brought to mind the accident in Clear Lake,...

This brought to mind the accident in Clear Lake, CA the night of 29 April 2006. A 24' power boat operated by a local Sheriffs Deputy ran into a 27' sailboat , causing a fatality. The skipper of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By tarboy
Thanks Matt. I'll check out my e-mail. I thought...

Thanks Matt. I'll check out my e-mail. I thought it was quiet here tonight!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By tarboy
Thanks, All, for the feedback. It is much...

Thanks, All, for the feedback. It is much appreciated.
Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By tarboy
Thanks, guys. I checked the lists of surveyors in...

Thanks, guys. I checked the lists of surveyors in Sailnet 'Articles'. Long lists indeed!
Soul Searcher, may I ask you to E-mail to me the name and contact info for your surveyor.
Thanks,
Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By tarboy
RE: Surveyors

Thanks very much. The boat I'm considering is on Merritt Island, Florida near the Cape Canaveral canal. I have sent inquiries to 'licensed' surveyors but I wonder what agency issues said license. Can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By tarboy
A question on surveys

I'm looking at a 1981 Catalina 27. I will need to travel a thousand miles to check it out. I am planning to have the boat hauled for survey.
I have two concerns:
1. Is there a risk of collusion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2008
Replies: 474
Views: 40,445
Posted By tarboy
One day while walking through K-Mart, a girl,...

One day while walking through K-Mart, a girl, maybe 23, caught my eye. She seemed to be giving me a very provocative stare. I went on my way wondering, 'Has my Mojo come back?!' When I returned to...
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