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Search: Posts Made By: OPossumTX
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,228
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Just because you read Playboy, doesn't mean that you don't love your wife.

Relax, my son.

Now for your penance, I want you to say 20 Hail Mary's, 20 Our Father's. Then I want you to go forth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,350
Posted By sciencebum
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

Sailing in SF Bay, my first time at the helm after passing my ASA 103 certs, sailing a Santana 22.

Me: Hey! Look at that HUGE tanker coming under the Bay Bridge. It's so BIG!
Friend: Should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,539
Posted By aloof
Re: Yanmar single-cylinder engine

Attaining hull speed with the auxiliary engine is not a rule. The money and weight inherent in a large engine can be put to much better use.

I suppose the exception would be if your home berth is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,339
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Wasn't there a thread a bit back about people who left their halyard clanging against the mast?

I suggest mounting the turkey fryer on their boat! :)
Forum: Electronics 11-19-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 24,805
Posted By WGEwald
Re: SSB Installation

Conductive Grease

Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By capt jgwinks
The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or...

The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or something to keep the cold air from flowing down into the bilge. Your fridge unit will run less and/or ice will last longer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,599
Posted By shananchie
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Funny. Since I resumed visiting this site a few months ago, I've had the feeling that a certain number of posters are not really sailors, but people just passing the time on the Internet. No one who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Even my 8HP 2 stroke only uses 1.5 gal/hr. You should get 2 hours, or drop down to half throttle and get double or more.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2014
Replies: 572
Views: 146,081
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: What does this do?

Yes. Maybe not from that boat; sometimes gear gets misplaced. I can see it sliding into a squared off strap or milled opening at the end of a control shaft. The little tab would keep it from sliding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,504
Posted By DRFerron
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

We have BoatUS unlimited towing. It paid for itself for the next five years with just one tow.
Forum: Diesel 04-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Re: Pencil Zinc location for Yanmar 2GM

a 2GM raw water cooled motor, will have zincs in engine.
My 3GM raw water cooled motor has 2 zincs on starboard (fuel
filter/dip stick) side and 1 in back.
The 2GM raw water should have 2 zincs,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,649
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Shari - One more thing. Remeber, when you ask even a remotely "open ended" question with an audience like SailNet (every level of experience and knowledge) you are going to get all kinds of answers,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Is this pro wiring?

Since I see my post resurrected from last year, I thought I would add a follow up. I cut away the entire old wiring harness and ran all new color coded wire from the tank sensor to the level gauge. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,234
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

for the newb sailor(no offence to anyone here) over reliance on vangs on downwind courses is the number one cause of boom failure, gooseneck failure and anything related to boom BREAKAGE

this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 11,762
Posted By PCP
Re: Major problem in mexico

Zeehag coll down. I was being ironic. I appreciate your knowledge about Mexico and your attitude in what regards saying what you think.

Regarding mixing with others I am a typical Portuguese in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

If you're going to play an electrical Sherlock Holmes then you need a proper magnifying glass.

You should have -- ALL boats should have -- an AC/DC clamp-on ammeter. Decent ones are cheap these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Getting new lines. Any standard color?

I hate when people buy a spool of one color and try to save a few pennies. Sailing is hard enough, why disguise your control lines?

Sheets really don't matter. If you mix up a jib sheet with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 30,617
Posted By HaleyF
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

These all seem really tiny for bluewater boats. You should pick up a copy of 'The Voyagers Handbook'. It has some really good info about the types of boats that do crossings and the hardware...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

I guess we just have to go back to the old "+1"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 13,601
Posted By bljones
Re: My Horror Story

Harborless, some of the things you have done don't make a whole lot of sense- like adding a fuel pump, and then pumping to build up pressure before starting. You don't need to do this.

if the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-16-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 146,081
Posted By Alex W
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

3rd sail on the Catalina 25, which also made it my 3rd sail after taking classes.

It's March, nice out. My wife and I go through the Montlake Cut over to Lake WA. I don't check plan on going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 4,361
Posted By veet
Re: manual for galilee 15

Good morning. I now have a PDF format version of the Galilee 15 Owner's Manual. I'll be glad to email it to those who want it.
Forum: Electronics 09-14-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,816
Posted By hellosailor
Re: VHF antenna issues?

"apparently Industry Canada has decided that "turning on" a VHF radio constitutes "operating", " Not unusual or odd, since once there is power by definition the radio is operating. Maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 11,336
Posted By trk2
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Has anyone actually experienced being aboard a sailboat with no mast? I've moved several sailboats between harbors for winter storage without masts, and the boats were all more stable without a...
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