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Search: Posts Made By: JimMcGee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Always take a camera...

Damn Gary my buddy and his wife have a place on Big Pine. Summer afternoons they lay out in the canal on floats with a cooler and cocktails. I can`t imagine their reaction if they saw a Big dorsal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Shore power question

I think Charlie Wing's book on boat electrical systems has a chapter on installing shore power.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Diamond in the rough?

"This belongs to an older couple in their late 80's to early 90's who wanted me to sell this for them. They had a dream and never went through with it. The plans/ blueprints that were created were as...
Forum: Racing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: behavior on other's boats

I'm a mellow bay sailor. I go out to enjoy the day. Sometimes that means pushing her hard, sometimes it means sailing her flat while we enjoy snacks in the cockpit.

So far the folks I sail with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,206
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

My willingness to do some jobs can be measured in the mg of naproxen and ounces of rum required afterward.

:D

Great thread Smack. What I always found amazing is how little DIY the power boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

I believe the article said their were six people aboard.

If he was running a commercial charter does that raise the legal stakes, or only the civil stakes?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: My Boat Deal Offer Fell Through

There really are a LOT of boats out there.

Take a deep breath and move on.

You will find the right boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

Well if Tampa Bay is anything like Barnegat Bay the IQ of the captain is inversely proportional to the horsepower hanging off the transom.

The attorneys here can weigh in the legal implications, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Interior upholstery - need inspiration

We looked at a lot of colors when we were redoing our interior. You can get some ideas online but seeing a color in person makes a huge difference.

What worked for us was going to the Annapolis...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

From the article:
"At this point, with the fog, you couldn't really see anything,"

"It's estimated that Santiago was traveling between 40 and 50 miles per hour"

"The four-motor SeaVee skidded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,206
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Honestly if someone went up your mast and did anything for $20 I think you did OK.

One local yard here has a flat fee of $100 to replace a masthead light.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,206
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Yeah sometimes a jury rig becomes a permanent fix; or somebody just didn't know how to do it right. I found a couple of scary things in our boat.

DIY electrical work is what really scares me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,206
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

1. Being able to fix things is a skill.
Call it McGyver or whatever, but it helps to be able to either fix it right or jury rig it as needed and to know the difference.

Once you know how to "fix...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Perhaps this has happened before? :D

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Hmm TDW starts it and I end up in the parking lot with Rapp.

Where's Fuzzy, the furrball is buying the next round !

And don't get me started on Texas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Rapp, well said. Unfortunately you paid the price for other people's sins in the past.

Now that we're past that, so this priest walks into a bar...:D



I grew up in Jersey but most of my big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Rapp, politics and religion tend to elicit strong emotions and strong responses. That's why the subjects have been banned to PRWG otherwise known as "the sewer"....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Steve, sorry about the misunderstanding. Without the quotes I took it to be your post.

The rest I stand by. This is SailNet, I come here to talk about and learn about sailing. Folks can keep their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Actually that is EXACTLY what they are doing. This is a SAILING FORUM. Attaching religious missives to a post here is passive-aggressive preaching that implies your beliefs are of greater value than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Wood selection

If you're doing the cabin sole maple would be fine. After all it's in an enclosed space. I had some hard maple on a sawhorse jig that sat outdoors for years. It went silver gray but didn't rot so it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hillerange Seaward Princess Hinge Repair

Paul,
I did the NASA tour in Houston a while back and looked at the lander.

Those guys had HUGE cajones or had to be certifiably crazy. Probably both.

That thing really was duct tape, JB...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

Can anyone recommend a good source for stainless tubing and fittings?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,787
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Ahh, for a while there it was starting to feel a bit like the "old Sailnet" :D

Life's to short to find reasons to be pissed off all the time, best to ignore those folks.

FWIW Andrew your sig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Cockpit seats

These seem like a good idea until you pick one up !

Man those suckers are bulky, couldn't imagine storing two of them down below.

The nice thing about the sport-a-seat is it lays flat for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Hillerange Seaward Princess Hinge Repair

LOL, I think you could do a moon landing with JB Weld, duct tape and a little bailing wire :laugher
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