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Search: Posts Made By: Gary3675
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,497
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Sailing Toys! What should I put on my Christmas list?

How about a RC a Laser (Large but stows nicely) or Micro Magic (Small RC Boat). Lots of fun at anchor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Replacement stanchions?

Second Garhauer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Recommended Rigger Near Baltimore?

Second Oak Harbor Marina.......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Radio controlled sailboat models

Check out the Micro Magic ...which is small. I sail it in our pool and also in the Chesapeake. Love the boat and it has different rigs for different wind conditions. Light air has not been a problem....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Inexpensive slip in Western Chesapeake?

If Rock creek off the Patapsco is an option try Oak Harbor or White Rocks Marina.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Jib Sheets and Boat Shows

APS in Annapolis has line on its sale rack and I think they give another 15% off during Boat Show week.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 839
Posted By Gary3675
Re: How much Paint

I painted a 33 ft boat with 1 gal......1 coat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Gary3675
Re: My Summer of Sailing

There is an active Thistle fleet in Annapolis...Severn Sailing Association.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

Bring the line and tape back through......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Calling all Engine Experts....

Our 2 boats had this problem.....We pulled the pick up which was clogged. We also replaced fuel filters. Would recommend pulling the fuel tank and cleaning it then replace pick up, fuel lines and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Gary3675
Re: newbie deck pipe question

If the deck pipe is on the bow it is probably for the anchor rode. After you pull the anchor up you hook the "hook"(on the separate piece) onto the chain and the weight of the chain holds the cap...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By Gary3675
Re: More what's this rigging questions

The lowest eye on the leach may be just a flattening reef.....There may be no corresponding eye on the luff and if there is one it might just be the Cunningham
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Replacement Hardware

Try APS in Annapolis MD. The have many small boat parts.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Chesapeake C&C Rendezvous 2013

Also interested......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Gary3675
Re: old sails?

Is the clew all the way down against the boom. Maybe you are missing a slide and the end of the sail. Just a thought.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,421
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Celebrity Sailors Past/Current?

Buddy Epsen....Beverly Hillbillies fame...Thistle sailor
1st place Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Thistle "Rebel Yell" #1010 in Newport Beach, CA
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,175
Posted By Gary3675
Re: head problems

I have both Lavac and the Thetford Tecma EasyFit Premium Plus (electric). I really like both although the Lavac I had to use a few times before I began to like it. The Lavac tends to use a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Gary3675
Re: So Where Do I Start Trying To Find A Reputable Marine Surveyor?

I Third jaronson's recommendation of Derek Rhymes. He has surveyed 2 boats for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Disadvantages of a Loose Footed Main?

You can put grommets in the foot then attach slides. We would buy a main with a bolt rope and do this. Worked great and inexpensive
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,977
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Boom tents- Show 'em here.

I used the electrical conduit also. I just bent it into an arch and tied it to the rail then to the boom or spinn pole to keep it in place. Tarp was already in place so the tubing pushed the tarp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Gary3675
Re: Looking for light wind buying advice

Thistle is a great light air boat. Old boats are still competitive on the race course and hold their value. for used boats....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By Gary3675
Re: comfortable inflatable pfd

Spinlock deck vest are GREAT I love mine. Very comfortable.
Forum: Racing 07-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By Gary3675
Re: attention Cal31 Tall Rig-need a spinnaker

Try Bacon Sails in Annapolis....look for a "rocked panel" which will be a newer Spinnaker.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,141
Posted By Gary3675
Re: knot for mainsail halyard

You can find the stopper ball at any marine store...West marine has them. They are the one wth the hole in the middle. Push the line through .... tie a knot and your done. I know this works great for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 5,141
Posted By Gary3675
Re: knot for mainsail halyard

There is another way....Thistle sailors are putting a ball on the end of the haylard...where the shackle would be.
Look at this site.....this explains it.....very simple and a cheap way to attach...
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