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Search: Posts Made By: polaris2.11
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,172
Views: 378,283
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I've used bicycle inner tubes filled with sand to weigh down skeeter netting over deck hatches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Moving up - How do you know it's the right time?

Well, you are boat shopping, as you tend to do - and you happen across a boat that you cannot NOT buy. Things change. You jump off the cliff. Enjoying the ride...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,130
Posted By polaris2.11
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Towing a Kayak

We strap our kayaks from the stanchions outside the lifelines. This works well as they are very light weight kayaks (about 25 lbs), so very easy to load and deploy on the water. They also serve as...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Va/nc/sc

We keep our boat (Hunter 23.5) on North Creek on the Pamlico River (10 mi east of Bath NC) and sail most weekends year round. Unless we can find last minute cheap flights to Mexico, we'll be out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 2,838
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Just be cautious, but stretch a little every time you go out - or at least some of the times. Sail often. Experiment. You'll have it figured out before long.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,350
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Took me a year or so, sailing 100 days per year, to relax and start to really commune with the boat/water/wind. One of the best and finest experiences of my life.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 12,579
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

I'll plug my Sweetie's blog...

Womenswrites (

Of course, I think she is a great writer and photographer. You may too.
Forum: Outboard 01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Outguessing the Outboard

On my outboard (Tohatsu 8 hp), the output is 6 amps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 10,308
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

We call cruising on our Hunter 23.5 'pampered' camping. The longest trip so far has been 13 days. We were as ready to go on day 13 as day 1. I spent a coupla decades making several trips a year...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,308
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Hunter 23.5. We love ours.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 6,794
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

For me the question is more about motor versus no motor. Sail. No question.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,467
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, et

I've wondered about tethers. I used to do a lot of mountaineering and one of the biggest hazards was getting tangled up in your rope. If you read 'Accidents in North American Mountaineering' (yeah,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Hard to choose, but last weekend sailing a fast reach for 7 hours, full sail, following sea (oddly, wind had shifted from E to S, headed W) was some foin foin sailin. Surging well over hull speed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,164
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Tohatsu troubles

rhr1956 -

We usually run our 8hp Tohatsu with the throttle just cracked open and it quietly pushes our 24' boat along at around 3.5 kt in smooth water. In rougher conditions, we might open it up...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 18,741
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Making a living as a liveaboard

Back in the 90's, when they were giving credit cards away, I somewhat seriously considered signing up for all I could, taking max cash advance on every one, and sailing off alone forever. Then I got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Jeanne Socrates completes circumnavigation

Yay Jeanne!! I've been following her log since day 70 something. Inspiring.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 3,164
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Tohatsu troubles

clean the carb

I'd let a shop do it

if you take it to a shop, be sure to lay it down for transport on the 'arm' side (don't make the mistake I did, oily mess and extra repair work)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,145
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

PFD goes on when there are white caps. ok, if it is really hot (we don't have inflatables) and the wind is steady, PFD goes on when there are white caps and you leave the cockpit. We don't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Work gets in the way...

+100 on all that

We sailed nearly 100 days last year and it just was not enough... stoopid job, pesky kids...

I mean, last weekend, we just reached down the Pamlico, then back up... seems kinda...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: VHF Antenna Masthead Installation Questions

Seatow has an automated radio check on channel 27 in Washington. Just call in and it repeats what you said back to you.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-17-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By polaris2.11
Crew available for sail out of Channel Islands Harbor

... thought I'd give this a try.

I have a business trip to Oxnard the week of May 13. I'll be working in the naval yard on the 14th and maybe part of the 15th, but could then make time to join a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-11-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 138,208
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

ok, I achieved my first BHM worth reporting in this august company last weekend. Motoring into a creek to anchor up for the night up a narrow, but well marked, channel leading to a boat ramp. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-26-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 138,208
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Enjoyed the complete thread. Maybe it needs revived. Lessee... I often forget to put the centerboard down on our Hunter 23.5 and then wonder why she won't point, but that doesn't really rate in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?

We're all for the bucket (with tight fitting lid) and the double doodie bags. Easy to carry out into the cockpit for a view. Much tidier than the PP. It would be nice to have a proper seat for the...
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