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Search: Posts Made By: Robby Barlow
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,016
Posted By Robby Barlow
Well I certainly hope you like cats, cause if you...

Well I certainly hope you like cats, cause if you plan to live aboard & sail around the world with the wife who appears to be cat struck, you won't get very far unless she's happy. In theory I too...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,397
Posted By Robby Barlow
Welcome brady... seems rather difficult to answer...

Welcome brady... seems rather difficult to answer your fairly precise question, but if considering to buy and start sailing, Clear Lake Shores may be a place to look. :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,059
Posted By Robby Barlow
And there was me thing the 2002 'Buying a boat'...

And there was me thing the 2002 'Buying a boat' thread was old!

Wake up you guys, but let sleeping dogs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By Robby Barlow
Unfortunately you don't mention how much you plan...

Unfortunately you don't mention how much you plan to invest in your new boat, and I don't know the going rates in the US, but if you plan to buy new in 1 yr. or 2, it's most likely that current...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 25,508
Posted By Robby Barlow
Is this just my PC or is this thread really 6...

Is this just my PC or is this thread really 6 yrs. old?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2008
Replies: 1,053
Views: 242,745
Posted By Robby Barlow
One of the things I most like to see at sunset......

One of the things I most like to see at sunset... :p

Sunset preference (http://www.lacoctelera.com/myfiles/platamar/Caipirinha.jpg)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By Robby Barlow
Although I'm not sure how to explain this in...

Although I'm not sure how to explain this in English, or whether my line of thinking is correct or not, but my first impression is that the sensitivity of the self steering is set too 'tight',...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,195
Posted By Robby Barlow
Not sure if this is what you be looking for... ...

Not sure if this is what you be looking for...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc226/Starykon/hangon.jpg
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-17-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,373
Posted By Robby Barlow
Agreeing with the above, and assuming the rigging...

Agreeing with the above, and assuming the rigging in question is not the one pictured in your avatar, I can only add that any possible troubles will/should be pointed out to you by the survey you're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Robby Barlow
Welcome thetao, suggest you read Saildogs...

Welcome thetao,
suggest you read Saildogs thread re. advice for newbies, afterwards you'll probably be able to be a little more specific as to the info you require.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Robby Barlow
Apart from Google you can try this site : ...

Apart from Google you can try this site :
Pangolin (http://www.pangolin.co.nz/index.php)
they also offer a free tracking service. The same question came up about a week or so ago, so do a search...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 7,310
Posted By Robby Barlow
TDW...where would you be coming from?

TDW...where would you be coming from?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,150
Posted By Robby Barlow
Hate to follow suit but personally also think...

Hate to follow suit but personally also think that the size of the vessel you're thinking about is not a problem. Apart from running costs being higher than for a smaller boat, only mooring could be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Robby Barlow
berkshire... basically there are a couple of...

berkshire... basically there are a couple of things to consider, depending on the size of the lake & boat, draft may be an issue. On the other hand 'sweet' water has less flotation (or whatever you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,446
Posted By Robby Barlow
hbb, even today there are people out there...

hbb, even today there are people out there cruising on $1 a day. Whether you can adjust to cruising on your budget, mainly depends on your abilities to make due, and also in part on where you're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Robby Barlow
Welcome to sailnet 'future sailor'! Sorry I...

Welcome to sailnet 'future sailor'!

Sorry I can't be of much help, but I was just wondering if there is a special reason for why you don't just move the boat overland to your workshop from where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By Robby Barlow
Don't do as he does, just do what he says!

Don't do as he does, just do what he says!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By Robby Barlow
Whatever you do, forget about buying any of these...

Whatever you do, forget about buying any of these Yankee abominations so praised here on Sailnet, and stick to buying good old German quality. :D :D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By Robby Barlow
As SD mentioned, it depends very much on what...

As SD mentioned, it depends very much on what you're looking for, but boats or for that matter cars, in my opinion are not exactly a good investment, as you will almost never recover the money you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-02-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,743
Posted By Robby Barlow
Thumbs up on the purchase & the best of luck,...

Thumbs up on the purchase & the best of luck, enjoy your future sailing.

Sorry, but what was the 'simple question', as Cam & the others seem to have answered the difficult ones already. :p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Robby Barlow
Columbia, must say I agree with Gary1, but then...

Columbia, must say I agree with Gary1, but then again the finished thing does look good. On the other hand, is the 'most' complicated way to do things necessarily the best?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By Robby Barlow
Not exactly the most illuminating thing around,...

Not exactly the most illuminating thing around, but cheap & power saving are solar powered garden lights from your local DIY store, also good as 'at anchor' light up the mast as they can be set to go...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 08-31-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,710
Posted By Robby Barlow
Is this a question regarding the number of home...

Is this a question regarding the number of home made descendants / spouse, or the part time harboring of not related minors to accommodate for someones sick sexual preferences?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-31-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,670
Posted By Robby Barlow
Hi Suzy...don't know this yacht so had a look on...

Hi Suzy...don't know this yacht so had a look on yachtworld.com and from what I've seen there it seems OK. As argued many times here before bluewater is a very widely deployed term, but as with any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,380
Posted By Robby Barlow
First of all welcome to sailnet watom! ...

First of all welcome to sailnet watom!

Secondly it would be helpful to know what boat you're talking about, and until then I can thirdly say yes there is a metric sized packing for your boat,...
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