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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,024
Posted By SURV69
Years ago

I read an article(don't ask me where), that stated that new boats built after the introduction of power plants(steam), included sails cause of a mistrust of these unproven(to the masses), "engines".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 7,024
Posted By SURV69
These are sailboats

I had always been under the impression that if I wanted to get there fast to go with a power boat and pay through the nose in order to go that fast.

Sailing is not really a "speed" thing for...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-02-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 7,705
Posted By SURV69
Conservation FIRST

Conserve, conserve, conserve.

I may never see the day when the magic solar panels are readily available or when lifetime superbatteries reign supreme.

I'm sure the time will come relatively...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,094
Posted By SURV69
Fresh Meat

Nothing better than a new thread.......

there are a LOT of good deals in the marinas and I seriously doubt the asking price holds much after the first few months of trying to sell a sailboat . . ....
Forum: Newport   01-30-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 975
Posted By SURV69
Port Galley Needs Adjusted

Evidently, anyone who has a Newport 28 with the galley on the PORT side(which seems to be the "wrong" side for Newports) has noticed that the icebox is every bit near-impossible to work with.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 42,026
Posted By SURV69
If we could forget about "hull-speed" and spend...

If we could forget about "hull-speed" and spend more time considering a speed that requires far less energy, electric would look much more viable.

First off I don't rely on speed after playing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 35,806
Posted By SURV69
OBVIOUSLY one place does't cut it. BUT if a...

OBVIOUSLY one place does't cut it.

BUT if a person owned 2 similar boats, what then?

I'd say one boat in Great Lakes for summer and a second Boat near the south east coast for winter.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-01-2009
Replies: 207
Views: 112,791
Posted By SURV69
Are you a "recreational" boater?

if so, I'd say the Macgregor 26X and above are truly nice recreational boats.

Nothing wrong with recreational boating.

In fact I venture to say 99% of the boaters(other than fishing), are for...
Forum: Pearson   02-02-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,423
Posted By SURV69
1973 Pearson 26

Does anyone have a straight-on rear view picture of a 1972-74 Pearson 26?

It would be nice to have information on the angle of the rudder in rlation to the boat cockpit too.

I'm contemplating...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-10-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 34,128
Posted By SURV69
I don't understand

why a paid-for boat has depreciation listed as an "expense"?

Granted, depreciation would diminish value, but it can only diminish the value of the item.

SO . . . a $20,000 depreciates until...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-17-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 5,510
Posted By SURV69
No Restrooms And No Pumpout?

He might(probably is), in violation of epa rules to allow a live-a-board under those conditions.
Forum: Polls   05-12-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 7,115
Posted By SURV69
I expect to use my boat more often this...

I expect to use my boat more often this year(SAILBOAT).

In the past, I would drive my truck to the boat. This year I will very rarely drive my truck . . . I'll drive my motorcycle and I'll spend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 5,844
Posted By SURV69
UP-TO-DATE water depth/chart information

Where can a person get up-to-date information for charting?

A nearby river was dredged lately but the new information's not on charts yet.

Where I'm docking, I've heard that the area's also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By SURV69
You should direct this question to a radio repair...

You should direct this question to a radio repair "person", since he/she will have knowledge and ordering information about the type of connector you need . . . even if the connector is old and...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-10-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By SURV69
Natural Speed

I read an article in a boating book years ago about what was called a boat's "natural", speed . . . not to be confused with hull speed.

My boat, at the time had a "natural" speed of about 2+...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,789
Posted By SURV69
This could be an on-going conversation. Any...

This could be an on-going conversation.

Any numbers in cruising might be meaningless, if you were going to spend a lot of time in Georgia, on the hook.

Numbers would be meaningless, if...
Forum: Provisioning   04-06-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,802
Posted By SURV69
I intend to keep messy foods out of the galley. ...

I intend to keep messy foods out of the galley. I don't mind a good, messy and greasy meal on an outside grill . . . but not in the galley.

My remark about filling holding tanks was in reference...
Forum: Provisioning   04-05-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,802
Posted By SURV69
Has anyone ever considered solar-heated cooking? ...

Has anyone ever considered solar-heated cooking?

I wouldn't want to set up an apparatus like this and leave the boat since the "cooker", would probably have to be re-aligned to the sun, or might...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-29-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 15,646
Posted By SURV69
I Expect To Run Aground

If I religiously follow the charts of Lake Erie.

The charts are based on some obscure, probably made-up low water datum with the average depth of water being 4 feet above datum and high water...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-28-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 15,650
Posted By SURV69
Wild Magic

The 1973 Pearson indeed has a head with an intake, holding tank & pumpout.

I'm very much single, about 4 years from retirement and should have SS & PERS to keep me going. I also hope to ply my...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-27-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 15,650
Posted By SURV69

I just bought a 1973 Pearson 26 and plan(hope?) to make it a liveaboard cruiser.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-21-2008
Replies: 596
Views: 165,467
Posted By SURV69
dumb . . . dumb . . . dumb

A few years ago, I was sailing wing & wing in very light winds.

Since I couldn't feel the wind on my back, I felt that closing my eyes and paying very strict attention to the slightest breeze on...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-21-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,242
Posted By SURV69
I Have A Dream Toooooo

To live on my 26' Pearson and for the world to leave me be(after retirement).

I've always been a loner, even though I've always worked with people and even though I've always liked helping people....
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