SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 75
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: CruisingCouple
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Ah yes. Mad. I must be. I mean, after all I live in the north where ice on the lakes is completely normal well into late spring. Flashback to last year in case your memory is short:
NWS reports...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Who said anything about climate change? Somebody wanted to know why the ice didn't melt like it was supposed to. Those are the standard canned answers provided these days, for pete's sake.

It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

I don't know that that's all that alarming unless you want to be alarmed over it. Being somewhat of a history buff, and especially where my sailing ancestors are concerned, it is unfortunate that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

The Soo Locks opened yesterday on schedule and the first freighter locked thru last night. Poe is open but they're still welding on gates on MacArthur.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/46yiddItQTGjjXMxhdk4XhDXEKJQfHEKMlOMNqNQqOc=w380-h440-no
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Snorkeling is fun, no doubt. But for us it can never match a sunrise in the Slate Islands on a cool morning with fog in the cove, loons calling, and cooking breakfast over a campfire on the shore.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Bob, the tropics aren't all they're cracked up to be. Too many people down there crawling over each other like rats in a cage. Here, you can sail up to the Slate Islands and get a nice anchorage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

I'm pretty sure that there has been times in the past, long before modern records, when this place has experienced worse extremes. Man hasn't been around long enough to know about it. We see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

All weather, when it is outside people's "comfort zone" is an anomaly. I'm happy to see what we call a "good old fashioned winter" return to the Great Lakes Basin. The water levels will be up, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Well, I don't like to argue with folks and this is why I get tired of these internet forums pretty fast.

Even this year she was not froze along the North Shore on some days. If the wind is still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Just got off the phone with my dad and out of curiosity asked him when he remembers Superior freezing over. He said 1936, 1963, 1979, 1994, and this year.

The media sensationalism makes it a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Ummm... Nope. She was froze over in '94 too. Didn't read your article or anything. Don't have to. Been living with Lake Superior long enough to know that she freezes over, on average, about once...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Not even John was around there? I thought he's always there. Acts like he's working during the day. Then at night I suspect he sleeps in that Pretorien that's for sale in the heated storage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Yep, USCG Cutter Alder. Where were you? I was on Wisconsin Point when I watched her break her way out to sea. She sure throws a lot of water with the props grinding up ice behind her. 6,000hp in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Nice thing about it is that the water levels are up on the lake because it didn't lose to evaporation this year and we'll have good runoff from the watershed. That means not grounding the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 11,556
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Hey people and fellow sailors - just because there is ice on Lake Superior why do the climate change people, either yeah or nay, have to come out of the woodwork?

Here are some facts:
My dad has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Your opinions pretty much agree with mine. But those opinions are formed from the btdt standpoint. I've seen and worked on way too many boats that somebody bought cheap and then it cost what the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

christian.hess, you might not have said the above quoted, but I'm saying it and I'll continue to say it until somebody builds the boat I would like for cruising. If the Legend 37 came with an option...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Sure you can. All those things are what they build marine gensets for. The trouble with most boats is that they don't have a genset because after strapping a Yanmar propulsion engine inside the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

More than likely it would've been a Yanmar. Yanmar built several sizes of them back in the day. They were never very popular because they were expensive, very heavy, and never proved to be all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

The first time you hit something at sea and damage your prop and bend the shaft and tear your rudder off you'll wish you had an outboard. I know cruisers who have hit something at sea and just that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Well of course. There's always the cockpit :)

With four people onboard it's a mad dash, sorta like stakin' a gold claim, as to who gets the forward berth. The aft berth is the "dungeon". Don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Indeed I know of more than one cruiser who ended up enjoying the dock life for an extended period of time after their Yanmar or Westerbeke diesel gave up the ghost. Not too hard to blow a good chunk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

With a displacement hull, a lot depends on how fast you want to try to push the boat. Our Legend 37's 3HM35F at wide open throttle burns 1.6 gal/hr @ 6.9 kts. Back it down to 2500 rpm and it drops...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By CruisingCouple
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

This is what we have on our Hunter 22. That bracket was made by some company in Minneapolis and I can't remember the brand name of it. It has spring loaded assist for raising it out of the water. ...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 75

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.