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Search: Posts Made By: Johnnycatt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,421
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Miami to Bimini

Is crossing to Bimini in the summer better than going in the winter?

I underfstand 25ft swells may be a bit of hyperbole, but I've done them in Search and Rescue missions in a power boat of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,421
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Miami to Bimini

Dry tortugas is my 2nd choice, although I would launch out of Key West (or rent a boat).

I went to Fort Jefferson once when I was inthe USCG stationed on a 210' cutter out of St. Petersburg, FL......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,421
Posted By Johnnycatt
Miami to Bimini

I get ONE week off every year (I own a business and my wife owns one, too).

I have two options 1)the week of Thanksgiving or 2)the week of Christmas/New Years.

I have a strange idea that I'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,361
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: sailing with my dog

my dog likes to jump off the boat... no ramp gets her back on :).. gotta do it "manually!"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: If Thinking of going out to sea?

Great pic of the kids, but I never saw much of that view (the bridge)... I was a fireman down in the engineroom. My cutter is no longer in Tampa. She's in Portland, OR (I think). I spent one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: If Thinking of going out to sea?

Brian, you make it sound so aweful... I mean, YES, you are RIGHT, but I have 10 times more problems with light wind in the gulf than I have with heavy seas or high winds... Obviously, I don't even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: If Thinking of going out to sea?

ANYONE can feel to correct me on this, but if you are coming to the Gulf Coast, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, no one "ownes" the "beach" down here in the "South". (I have lived on the coast of MS, AL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

@Minnewaska,

I don't really mind having my post removed, it's their website, they can do whatever they wish. I was simply instructed to veiw the "Registration terms and use" to see why... funny...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

Sir,
Using OxyClean or "machine washing" was, formerly, my opinion of "DISrespect for the flag." You can feel free to wipe mud from your shoes with the flag if you wish (as long as the flag you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

@TTC,

I have no ax to grind with you. You are free to love me or hate me - I don't care. i bare you no malace or anger; I do think you are misguided in your analysis of my statements, but that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

Here is my rebuttal:

My post was NOT deleted for "political content" mine was deleted for being "off topic"..

I was encouraged to read the Registration Terms and Conditions of Service"

Guess...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

TTC said:
[quote] "I don't think any of Johnnycat's drivel has anything to do with the OP's question. And I certainly isn't relevant or welcome in a discussion on the proper disposal of a sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

fortunately, i think it is HIGHLY relevant...

I said to burn it, that is the proper method of disposal. to be quite honest, in my "wave the flag - go USA" days I would have actually found it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Old Glory, slightly moldy. What to do?

***HIGHLY POLITICAL***

** Moderator Edit**

The body of this post has been removed as it was entirely off topic for this thread. Such political statements, however strongly held, are not for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,994
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: If Thinking of going out to sea?

The Gulf is easy... hell I've been out there when the water was so calm you could see the reflection of the moon as clear as teh moon itself! (now the Gulf can get nasty, but they usually name those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Stainless Steel help.

My brother is a cliff climber... I asked him a similar question once. His answer: "I replace "bad" equipment immediately. I change my "good" equipment every 3 years regardless of how many times...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Wacky Wind

as the golf slogan goes... "Grip it and Rip it!"

I prepare for the lightest condition and dump the main when it gets too "hot".. but I'm on meds for it, now!! ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Johnnycatt
on-board electronic inter-communications

ok.. I know bikers use some kind of helmet mounted communication system when they ride in a "pack."

My question is does anyone know any headset that 3 peolpe can use to communicate on the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By Johnnycatt
Legalities or "non-sailing problems" with sailing to the Bahamas

Hi all,

After the girls leave for college (in only a few years), the wife and I would like to sail to the Bahamas on our own boat. My wife will not even discuss the trip without knowing the way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Johnnycatt
Info needed for Cedar Key (or Florida's Fogotten Coast)

Hi all,
I am tring to plan a little vacation for my family and wanted some info on Cedar Key, Florida and/or the "Forgotten Coast." I have 2 teenage daughters who are both highly athletic and seem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: longer hitch for launching boat

hey, man, if it works for you, go fo it...

Mine is almost exactly the opposite... one guy already posted the idea, but i LOVE my trailer's extention. the "trailer hitch" is on a 10-ft long 3x4...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Johnnycatt
a song for all those who sail in their dreams...

Waiting for my real life to begin - Colin Hay - YouTube
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,243
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Not so Gas lines

ok, I was in maritime law enforcement in the US Coast Guard for 4 years back in the 90's and I don't rememeber enforcing ANY laws like what is published above me... BUT they could have added some...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: Video of my son and I sailing today...

awesome video... give it a few more years and he'll be doing all the work! and you can relax and shout orders as a "capt" should!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Johnnycatt
Re: 3 blade prop or two blade folder

for what it's worth, I am an old evenrude mechanic.. I remember somewhere in my training one of the instructors saying that the best prop would theoretically be a "single blade." I cannot remember...
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