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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,693
Posted By topsailbeach
I have an aversion to gasoline since being...

I have an aversion to gasoline since being involved in a fiery crash.
I row
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-19-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,534
Posted By topsailbeach
Belhaven is indeed nice with good facilities...

Belhaven is indeed nice with good facilities nearby and decent stores and restaurants good choice if you like peace
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 19,597
Posted By topsailbeach
I looked at a HR in litle creek VA nice boat...

I looked at a HR in litle creek VA nice boat although the teak put me off wood looks nice in a boat. My experience with exterior wood tells me I am lazy with regard to non mechanical items otherwise...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By topsailbeach
conditions in the ICW are not always conducive...

conditions in the ICW are not always conducive for a sailboat and if time is the constraint and not fuel cost then a power boat is better noise is one of the factors to consider also
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 89
Views: 9,483
Posted By topsailbeach
unfortunatly the pirates may have longer range...

unfortunatly the pirates may have longer range guns than you do if you open fire at a distance there are many rifles that can hit from a 1.5 mile distance
Staying away from known areas is a better...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,018
Posted By topsailbeach
A waterproff container submerged can keep a lot...

A waterproff container submerged can keep a lot of thing cool. The UHT milk was a good idea vacuum packed country ham keeps well until opened in the old days the three main preservatives were all sss...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,693
Posted By topsailbeach
The cruiseair is a good solution but I would...

The cruiseair is a good solution but I would prefer a diesel generator as I dont like to carry gasoline as well as diesel fuel and the cruise air doesnt require lot of amps.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 3
  gemini
Views: 1,900
Posted By topsailbeach
The Gemini is a nice lower end cat aimed at...

The Gemini is a nice lower end cat aimed at making the lesser well blessed of us able to buy one The cockpit area on the MC is comfy and with the enclosure is nice in weather. The hull slap is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 4
  Gemini
Views: 1,674
Posted By topsailbeach
The drive lock for reverse is prone to damage and...

The drive lock for reverse is prone to damage and it will get bent under impact


the hull slap is a factor in some respects but not too bad and does not give motion sickness
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By topsailbeach
My gemini carried a 2 meter dinghy and I dont...

My gemini carried a 2 meter dinghy and I dont think I would go any bigger than that on davits.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By topsailbeach
The Gemini latches work well spray with silicone...

The Gemini latches work well spray with silicone lube on plunger to stop sticking as they will when not used frequently
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