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Search: Posts Made By: captain jack
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,242
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i have to agree with them. it's easy to sit back and judge another person's situation. it's quite another to be in it. it's like those people, usually ones who have had opportunities of which they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

yeah. just checking it out on line, it does look like a big headache.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

good call, dude. the guy says it is a CDI FF2. although he must be mistaken. flexible furlers all have a plastic luff. it has to be a reefer. now, to find out what one.

so, the next question will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

well. that could pose an issue. the racks on my truck are only so long....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

it is local. i haven't tried getting it apart, yet.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

wow. not looking for that kind of headache.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

it does have two pieces. so, that's another possibility. he says he is going to get me some better pics.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

awesome. thank you sir. that's a great lead. i will contact him tomorrow. it would be good if it is because i could surley get the pieces to make it long enough.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By captain jack
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

dremel tool cut off wheels tend to break easily and the tools don't tend to have the grunt of rpm's for heavy work. that's why i said an air powered die grinder. but, then, i didn't realize you were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By captain jack
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

a tubing cutter can do ok, although, it will often indent the metal around the cut.

a sawzall with a steel cutting blade works but most stainless is very hard and wears blades out fast. that can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

http://http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh545/devilknight69/00j0j_4ROw3YZOO6j_600x450.jpg (http://s1251.photobucket.com/user/devilknight69/media/00j0j_4ROw3YZOO6j_600x450.jpg.html)



this is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

i don't have a jib, yet. i mean, i have one that i can use but it's not one that is actually the one for this boat...if you see what i am saying. so, why not get a furler and get a jib that fits...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

hopefully, he will send me some pics
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

well, here is a question. if i can get and post pics, do you think someone here might be able to id the manufacturer?

it has aluminum extrusions not pvc flexible type. i do know that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

yeah. that's what worries me. he is asking $250 for it. but, if i can't find the sections...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

wish it was easy to make that conversion. my holiday20 is fractional and dropping the jib was a quick, easy first reef. it sailed perfectly well on main, alone. a big main and smaller jib is more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
Re: need a good opinion

not 6 inches. that would have looked like 6". it's 6 feet. i made the note in the original post to make sure my meaning is clear.

i have to avoid using the hatch mark notation. it creates a lot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By captain jack
need a good opinion

hi folks. most of you may know i am refitting a 1971 cal 27. i recently found a guy parting out a ruined sailboat. he has a jib furler that he is willing to sell for a good price. unless i found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,277
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

hmmmm i hadn't noticed that anyone who flew one, or thought it was not lame or improper to fly one, criticized anyone for not flying one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,277
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

yes. but, you don't choose not to fly one specifically because you think it lame but, because you don't want to draw attention in case you screw up. different reasoning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,277
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

i can answer a part of that. those who take themselves, and life, too seriously never think they take things to seriously. they think everyone who is not so serious is simply irreverent, silly,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,277
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

this thread does prove that point far more effectively than it proves that flying a pirate's flag is lame.



edit: originally, some sort of strange internet vortex made this post come through as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 908
Views: 65,277
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

lol. some people are just overly serious... and that's why they can't understand people who fly the jolly roger from their sailboats.:D



"why so serious, son?" (...the joker)
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,242
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

that parable is designed to enforce the idea of living a defferred happiness lifestyle. you work and slave during the summer of your life, eschewing fun in favor of work, so that you can live well,...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 252
Views: 14,242
Posted By captain jack
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

i know where every penny of mine goes but, then again, i'm not in the above mentioned group. more's the pity:D
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