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Search: Posts Made By: Unkle Toad
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat

where were you 6 months ago :( .. downeaster 32 was on my short list .. its a hard market right now but assuming everything is in good order I think you can probably get 20k. tis the season and all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,051
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Vibram "FiveFingers" shoes

I have the Keen McKenzie and love them .. they are my everyday shoe easily tack thin socks thick socks or no socks and mesh sides so get rid of water when it gets in ..

I also have both the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Google Earth?

we were out and had some electrical problems .. used google maps on an Iphone to get us back into the harbor worked like a charm .. we knew the area just low enough visability that we couldnt figure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Black Sails

well .. . there is swearing, and grit .. and more swearing and grit.. a little nudity. some more swearing and grit and a little more nudity. but for me I liked it and am looking forward to watching...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 74,991
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

It may be disgusting but it is oh so satisifying I agree with that once a year thing that sounds about right.
Forum: Living Aboard 01-21-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 15,625
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Downside of living aboard

I was trying to look at one.(formosa 41) called and emailed the broker half a dozen times. never got a call back .. I ended up going with a different boat.
Forum: herSailNet 01-13-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Who is Karl?

Ive been watching and the latest looks like she has some good plans .. I think she went home for the holidays and to get some energy back after many hurdles(that she has managed to get over not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 74,991
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

On the egg thing. here in the US there are cleaning process that eggs go through it is believed by some that this takes off a protective layer which .. well protects the egg thus requiring...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Dreamin' a bit

this is a fantastic Idea and I was thinking it I dont believe I didn't suggest it.

Ive got a buddy who has a laser but its over a thousand miles away I am trying to convince him to bring it up...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-07-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 15,625
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Downside of living aboard

the downside .. thats easy My boat isnt big enough to have a music room so no drums for me :) .. thats all I got.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Dreamin' a bit

I am pretty new to the sailing world myself but it sounds to me like you have gotten some good advice. I agree a smaller boat teaches you more quicker. and I have been told good sailors can watch...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,490
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Just Do It--You're Not Getting Any Younger

my plan keeps on changing but I have the boat. and now I'm looking closer at the finances. if I can come up with a plan that will realistically get me a little better income while traveling I will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,295
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

I think that works..
Specific. (beer)
Measurable(how much beer)
Achievalbe(unless you live in a dry county then go visiting)
R(whatever. relevent beer sailing yeah Ill back you up there)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Next Step ?

is FJ a flying juinior? if so (or if not) I dont think the year of the boat should have much difference on whether or not it points well. I wouldn't spend the money on a new sail if your not getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,295
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

OH yeah ..
6. get into better shape so I don't feel so destroyed after crewing for a race.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,295
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

1. Sail more
2. get my boat in the water and sail it
3. cure cancer
4. get a sailing dinghy and sail it
5. continue planning/reasearching and figure out where my first long(ish) trip will be. to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Bernzomatic Handy Torch, Solder, Rope Cutter Tool

I used to have a very similar handheld in my "whatever" crafting kit .. think Ill get a new one handy thing to have around.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unkle Toad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By Unkle Toad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,415
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Best U.S. city for sailing, living aboard, working

Here ya go.

Portland named best American city in 2013 | OregonLive.com (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/12/portland_named_best_american_c.html#incart_river_default)

pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,054
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

if you are getting a tow to the dock you will be staying on getting back to the marina for pump out might be a problem

if you dont know much about boats getting that mechanic to do a quick once...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,391
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

Really guys I get all of the "it rains all the time" "it sucks here" posts and I say the same thing to people. but we like sailors and we like other sailors to have good water and wind too so how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Yard left my diesel cap open ...

sounds like the Marina is top notch. Oops so sorry we made that mistake lets go above and beyond to make sure everything is right ..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,391
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

well Alex and jrd have pretty much said it all. I have spent most of my life in the pacific northwest. I am in the south sound Olympia and the wind tends to be kind of light. we have a lot of days in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By Unkle Toad
Re: Great Boat at Auction: Navy 44

well I get invalid auction now on the original link. so thats likely to slow the conversation down a little
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