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Search: Posts Made By: Rick486
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Rick486
Re: How to value used sails?

Keep in mind that a used sail is like a used automobile tire. Who wants to buy a used tire? Someone who can't afford a new tire. Hence......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,286
Posted By Rick486
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

If one muster ponder this question, then for sure he is not a yachtsman.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 13,964
Posted By Rick486
Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...

Aviate,,,,navigate,,,,,communicate. I remember that Eastern accident. Nobody was aviating at the time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 3,326
Posted By Rick486
Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Good topic. What I do in order to try to avoid injury around the boat, heavily loaded lines, hot engines, bilge crawling, etc. is to carefully think through every evolution before attempting it, step...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 2,831
Posted By Rick486
Re: First they took the TBT....now they want the paint!

All you guys who voted for Obama and his gang are going to continue paying the price.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 3,746
Posted By Rick486
Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

First of all, the America's Cup is no longer about sailing. It has morphed into a freakish display of expensive technology financed by people who have skin in the game, or are super wealthy and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 7,795
Posted By Rick486
Re: anchorage etiquette

Good analogy Tom. Of course, there's also "...ice cream..." envy I've also witnessed which sometimes accompanies "..generator resentment...". :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 7,795
Posted By Rick486
Re: anchorage etiquette

There are generators, then there are generators. And they are not all the same. The worst case is a power boat with a portable generator. Never anchor or moor close by. Why? Because they must run the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,739
Posted By Rick486
Re: moorings in Maine

When contemplating a move to Maine I would suggest the following:
1. Rent before you buy to be certain that the winter climate is to your liking. True anywhere, but especially in a location where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By Rick486
Re: Lobster Pots & a prop protection wire from Keel to Skeg?

Suggest visiting this thread for a protracted lobster pot discussion.
First time cruisers to Maine take note - Page 2 - SailboatOwners.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 6,826
Posted By Rick486
Re: Closing seacocks

I have 7 thru hulls below the water line and I close all of them when leaving the boat for more than an hour or so, except if she is tied up in my slip or another when I'm running the A/C. The A/C...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 1,706
Posted By Rick486
Re: America's Cup - anyone else interested?

The America's Cup is just another traditional pursuit that has been completely destroyed by the infusion of huge money. In the modern era it was an interesting, exciting one design racing series....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Rick486
Re: Shipping 30 ton IP 38 cross Country ????

That is one heavy IP 30. How did she ever get to 30 tons?????
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Rick486
Judging by recent test scores by kids out of...

Judging by recent test scores by kids out of public schools, "far in the future" is here now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 14,717
Posted By Rick486
Well said. I have much in common. Except now...

Well said. I have much in common. Except now there are an incredible number of really attractive women 55 and up that I never imagined would be so attractive.
Forum: Diesel 01-29-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By Rick486
I had a 4-108 in my previous boat and I once lost...

I had a 4-108 in my previous boat and I once lost all the oil into the bilge through a defective oil pressure sending unit. This took place on a long day under power. The low oil pressure alarm...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rick486
msite.martiniadnetwork.com

Anyone know what this thing is? The pages load very slowly and down in the lower left corner of my browser appears "waiting for msite.martiniadnetwork.com. Anybody?????
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By Rick486
That shows for the local you are looking at, i.e....

That shows for the local you are looking at, i.e. "Vineyard Haven" for example, high tide occurs 55 minutes after the reference (Boston let's say) and low occurs 0 minutes (or maybe you left out the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,454
Posted By Rick486
Well, I've cruised in 3 different boats for 30...

Well, I've cruised in 3 different boats for 30 years from Canada south to NYC and have touched once (touch wood) in all those years, while seeing many, many beautiful harbors. But I have avoided...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,454
Posted By Rick486
My best advice is don't run aground. Period. In...

My best advice is don't run aground. Period. In most navies around the world, or shipping companies, if a captain grounds his or her command, he/she is removed for cause. I sort of approach sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By Rick486
[QUOTE=flyingwelshman;810875][QUOTE=Rick486;810868...

[QUOTE=flyingwelshman;810875][QUOTE=Rick486;810868]Always toss a tot overboard in thanks after a safe passage "the old man"./QUOTE]

So up to what age would be considered a 'tot'? I know a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,392
Posted By Rick486
I hope all had a Merry Christmas. My...

I hope all had a Merry Christmas.

My personal disclaimer: I am not a superstitious person or promote anything similar... I am a realist but I find the history of some sailing superstitions...
Forum: Pearson 12-14-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,126
Posted By Rick486
P30 Yare Where are you?

Hello Pearson 30 owners:
I am a four time Pearson owner. I've owned 2 Ensigns, a P30 and P39 yawl. I've loved them all over almost 40 years. I am writing today to ask about my former P-30, named...
Forum: P30 12-14-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rick486
P30 Yare Where are you?

Hello Pearson 30 owners:
I am a four time Pearson owner. I've owned 2 Ensigns, a P30 and P39 yawl. I've loved them all over almost 40 years. I am writing today to ask about my former P-30, named...
Forum: P30 11-27-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,098
Posted By Rick486
P30 "Yare"

I once owned a P30 and she was a great boat. er name was "Yare" and I believe she was built in 1971 but I don't know the hull number. I built a custom nav station and installed hot water. She also...
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