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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By bblument
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

In that pic, shouldn't the cheek block for the clew reef cringle be placed aft of where that cringle would lie, towards the aft end of the boom? In that picture, it looks like there would be...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-15-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By bblument
Re: female crew wanted for Bahamas cruise

FWIW, I took Fletchersguitar's first response to the O.P. MUCH differently than anyone else. I probably took the O.P.'s post differently, too.

First, I'll admit it. I've kind of had it with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By bblument
Re: Zanshin, Killarney_Sailor & Sea Life meet in St Martin

Let me know if you need a fairly inexperienced crew.. willing to cook and clean... or should I put that in another forum?

Bb
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By bblument
Re: VC Tar, or "Who paved may boat?!"

On a barely-related note, the boot stripe on our boat seems to be some kind of reddish bottom paint (?!?!?!?) painted on top of a reddish piece of vinyl?!?! When I compound/polish the topsides, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By bblument
Re: Zanshin, Killarney_Sailor & Sea Life meet in St Martin

Really sorry I missed it, and am SORELY wishing I had looked you up when we were there in February. We'll be back next Feb... any chance of a second chance then? Oh... and the four beers... ummm......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By bblument
Re: A bit of bird watching silliness

I think Donna just flickered us all off.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By bblument
Re: A bit of bird watching silliness

I dunno, but this whole thing is so auk-ward it needs to go the way of the dodo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By bblument
Re: A bit of bird watching silliness

Would somebody please close this turkey of a thread before some other nuthatch commits another cardinal sin and continues this raven lunacy?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By bblument
Re: Compression post misalignment

I don't know how your 30 is set up, but I, like Jeff, have also replaced the compression posts and mast support crossbeam on my P26. I don't know if any of this will be of any use, but here goes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-27-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By bblument
Re: Hunter 27 - A Little Look Please?

Wooof... sure wish I had a fiancee who'd make an offer on a boat that just called to ME! Congrats!

(OK, I know.. St. Pat's day is over... but can't help a little "wearin' o' the green" over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By bblument
Re: Confession time...

Nothing evil about THAT drone usage in the slightest. BEAUTIFUL, inspiring shots, in every way; the boat, the scenery, the wildlife, and the angles and clarity from which you captured it all. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,695
Posted By bblument
Re: Hunter 27 - A Little Look Please?

This is just a shot in the dark, but perhaps for many boats (especially the smaller ones) a survey is not required if the owner only desires liability insurance, rather than hull insurance? When...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,966
Posted By bblument
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

In fairness to the United States, Nostro, I'm pretty sure one could find a person in pretty much any country who makes statements that many of their countrymen find disturbing. We don't have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 23,614
Posted By bblument
Re: Choosing a wind generator

Perhaps you Air X is suffering from a case of broken wind?

sorry..... long day...
Forum: Outboard   03-21-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By bblument
Re: Johnson 4HP Seahorse 4R77B

I did a pretty thorough renewing of a neglected '87 8hp Johnson Sailmaster two years ago, and found the following site EXTREMELY useful. This guy knows his stuff...

OMC outboard related articles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By bblument
Re: Squirrels, mold and tight steering.

Are you guys sure you don't mean "Totally Awesome?" That's what I use.. great stuff. Have they upgraded it to "ABSOLUTELY Awesome" now?!?! If so... I'm ticked!! I don't have any!!! Gotta git me...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-21-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,598
Posted By bblument
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

Thanks, Sailormon. Good points. Finding a way to link my tiller to the outboard as Dave suggested would solve everything. Right now, my throttle/shift control is ideally situated to be used in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 264
Views: 22,868
Posted By bblument
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Only if the child doesn't have good parents. Good parents are FAR more preferable.

Just my opinion. Of course, my opinion is based on working with thousands of children from all walks of life...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-21-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,598
Posted By bblument
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

GREAT idea.. thanks. I just poked around to see how other folks have done that, but all I found were instances where the outboard was mounted off to the side (off the centerline of the rudder) on a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-21-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,598
Posted By bblument
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

I must be hungry... the first time I read that, my eyes saw "better served putting the money into really rubbed beef steaks"... mmmmm

This might be a bit too much thread drift; if it is, let me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,405
Posted By bblument
Re: Flying drones

I've got no problem with any of that, provided that the surfers and boats you're photographing have no problem with it. I don't mean to imply that drones don't have a place, nor that they aren't a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By bblument
Re: noob question

I'll heartily second what I believe is the underlying point DR made above. You can (and should) read a lot, and there's lots of great stuff out there TO read, but everything you read will click into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,405
Posted By bblument
Re: Flying drones

I know I'm going to get cyber-spanked for this, and may possibly deserve it, but... well..... here goes...

The MAIN reason "drones" - quadracopters - have become so popular is because is they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,501
Posted By bblument
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

You know, the short synopsis of this thread is that folks have different ideas of how to deal with the issue on their boat. It's THEIR boat. When on their boat, deal with it the way THEY wish. Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,405
Posted By bblument
Re: Flying drones

Paul,

Thanks for replying. I agree with your last statement above; compared to some of the other issues humanity currently confronts, the issues surrounding flying toy/hobbyist-quadracopter/drone...
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