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Search: Posts Made By: capttb
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By capttb
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

I've used the software from for over ten years, they are on the IRS list of companies that have a free filing for AGI of $60,000 or less. I've been using the "deluxe bundle" for $20 that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,724
Posted By capttb
Re: Greatest fear?

Hitting a whale
They've gotten pretty thick year round in our area and I've had a couple of those "Holy Crap !! where'd that giant freakin' whale come from !!!" incidents.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,035
Posted By capttb
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

After a structure fire we used to use high velocity electric fans called "smoke ejectors" to clear the smoke from a building so we could remove our air masks to overhaul. Then we started using large...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

They say the most boring job in the world is weatherman in San Diego, day after day "And the weather today is ..... nice, just like yesterday and tomorrow".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Bill of sale for use tax, and usually for the property tax, however on my last boat I paid use tax on the purchase price of $75,000. Later received property tax bill with assessed value of $85,000,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Correct, use tax is only once, if state registered DMV will collect when you change ownership, if a documented vessel you pay State Franchise Tax Board, or they will eventually find you and bill you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By capttb
Re: San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

In general shallow draft is less desirable in So. Calif., really not much need.
Owner of a boat berthed in the state on Jan. 1 will be assessed property tax annually by the county, about 1 percent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,208
Posted By capttb
Re: Bilge pump switch retrofit

And still the last thing I do before leaving the boat is to open the bilge and lift the float switch to make sure it all works.;)
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By capttb
Re: Vendor recommendations requested

I was afraid it had come up on a survey, "Mainesail" a frequent poster from your area has made a couple recommendations in a post on "another" forum.
Stainless Steel Shaft vs. Bronze Prop -...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By capttb
ABYC requires bilge discharges be "above...

ABYC requires bilge discharges be "above waterline at any angle of heel" so vented loops are usually not used,.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,614
Posted By capttb
There's a weekly barge of shipping containers...

There's a weekly barge of shipping containers filled with groceries for Avalon that returns filled with garbage. Two Harbors has a landing craft for the weekly grocery run, probably cheaper by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By capttb
Re: Sailing a winter sport?

I sail all winter, but the only time our decks get icy in San Diego is when someone spills their Margarita.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By capttb
Re: Barnacles clogging through hull

Looking around for something to clear the intake once I noticed my cheap Rachet wrench had a round knurled handle that was just the right size to ream the wildlife out a little, as an added bonus the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,072
Posted By capttb
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I've spent a lot of time in a boat alone but I really think that was mostly practice of a lot of informal instruction. I grew up in the harbor and everyone had boats so about the time you could swim...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 817
Posted By capttb
Re: Putting a boat in charter in California

Chartering your boat is similar to renting your home, you have to minimize your emotional attachment and think of it as a business asset.
Your resale will be lower and more difficult, I know the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 7,327
Posted By capttb
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Well, Once again I find myself the subject of Sailnet ridicule due to my pursuit of comfort afloat. I'm with Gary, after standing from San Francisco to San Diego first thing I bought was a cushy seat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By capttb
Re: Rudder Replacement Problems

Seems like you are going to need an "expert" opinion, I'd involve a surveyor whose work I'm familiar with. After checking the problem in water he'll need you to do at least a "short haul" so he can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,784
Posted By capttb
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,309
Posted By capttb
Re: Production buckets and the limits

I still have the cheap red plastic "production" bucket I got at the drug store next to the marina in Alameda 4 years ago in my cheap white plastic "production" boat. I thoroughly sea trialed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By capttb
Re: Vang mechanical advantage

My Catalina 320 came from the factory with a Garhauer that would allow the boom to lower past "level" therefore crashing into the dodger unless held up by the topping lift. When I took it in to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-09-2014
Replies: 1,256
Views: 150,248
Posted By capttb
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon, why didn't you post that picture over on the thread about keeping your glasses dry in the rain?:cool:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,822
Posted By capttb
Re: USCG Boarding Procedures

I was motoring into harbor, they never boarded, I showed them my "paperwork" and they had me proceed while they followed and I held stuff up so they could see. My flares were expired but still within...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By capttb
Re: Standing Rig Turnbuckles (How Do You Mount Them?)

I try to stick with "righty tighty, lefty loosey" where threads are concerned, I guess that's right hand up ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,134
Posted By capttb
Re: When Do You Get Off?

When the life risk of staying with the vessel exceeds the risk involved with leaving the vessel?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-30-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,680
Posted By capttb
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

I've been wondering about the use of "sleeved" masts on a lot of boats lately, there's a Hunter next to me and the mast is joined about 8 feet above the cabin top, it's a conventional main, not...
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