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Search: Posts Made By: Tranquilo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Tranquilo
Bottom Painting/Sanding

Forgive me if this seems like a dumb question, but I need to sand the bottom, and re-finish this year. Marina has quoted $600. Does this seem like a fair price? Is it a job that's worth spending $600...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-08-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,231
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Annapolis - Atlantic early June

Let me know if you still need crew. My 18 year old son is looking for ways to boost up his resume before we head down the ICW in the fall. He isn't long on experience, but he took lessons, and I...
Forum: Destinations 08-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Tranquilo
Info needed, routes Great Lakes and ICW

Killarney, sorry is not permitted on the boat, and not needed here. Your feedback is MUCH appreciated!
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-08-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Tranquilo
Living the Dream... 3 adults, and 2 Dogs Style

Thanks for the encouraging thoughts! Haven't been keeping up on the blog lately as we've hit some speed bumps! But hoping to get back at it very soon, please keep the faith!!
Forum: Diesel 08-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Tranquilo
Diesel stalling, about to Give Up

Thanks everyone for the advice! We did replace the fuel, and the marina arbitrarily decided to do the injectors also. Grrrr! But we had our first stall free sail! Fingers crossed!!
Forum: Diesel 07-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Tranquilo
Diesel stalling, about to Give Up

Ok Sailnet, you're my last hope. We bout a Hunter 33, and on the sail test it stalled. The mechanic said it was because the Yanmar fuel pp was taken out and replaced with a cheap automotive hack job...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Tranquilo
GPS Installation

It is a Raymarine plotter/GPS either the C series or E series
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Tranquilo
GPS Installation

To anyone who has ever installed a GPS, does this require a skill, or can anyone with a general mechanical aptitude handle the task?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Tranquilo
First Sail New Boat

Ok folks, we finally got our new boat, a 1994 Hunter 33, in the water, and ready to sail. We head out for the sail test Saturday, and if all goes well, we'll sail her from Midland to Penetang. We had...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-17-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 14,562
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Charts and Maps of the ICW

I am ASTONISHED at the arrogance of a few in this thread!! I just finished writing in my Blog, of how the sailing community is tight knit and always willing to help each other!

Seriously? The ICW...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2013
Replies: 4,626
Views: 269,886
Posted By Tranquilo
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-11-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Tranquilo
Hello as the adventure begins

We are three, who are in the early stages of planning our adventure to the Caribbean, and just wanted to share our story, for anyone who may benefit in making their own plans. We also welcome the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-02-2013
Replies: 846
Views: 91,750
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Full or fin keel?

OK, dumb question, but it won't be my first or last... is a winged keel, and fin keel one in the same?
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Captains Licence

I plan on travelling the US coast, and down into the Caribbean beginning in 2014. I will be sailing this summer and next, in Canada. But most of the experience referenced above will come from outside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 22,995
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

I'll throw one out there, a little different, but the author of the Sailing Book A Sail of Two Idiots, Renee Petrillio. GREAT book, which was very informative. When I found her contact info, and...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Tranquilo
Captains Licence

While I know I'm getting waaaayy ahead of myself, can anyone offer insight on what is required to get a captain's licence? Specifically, I'm wondering what would be required if my long term desire...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Living the Dream... 3 adults, and 2 Dogs Style

Thanks everyone, for your comments! It's great to be able to share our thoughts with people who get it!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Living the Dream

Ya thats where we always get the 'crazy' in response to our story. They were both abandoned, and we have a soft spot for Mal's. They are a hard breed to find a home for, and now they're family. So...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Hi! Bought a sailboat without knowing how to sail..

May I suggest you read the book Sail of Two Idiots by Renee Petrillio. We stumbled on it at the Toronto boat show, and it was the first book I've ever read cover to cover. Some may question its...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Tranquilo
Living the Dream

We're planning on heading out for the Caribbean, August 2014... My wife, my son, two Alaskan Malamutes, and a Hunter 33. Nuts or brave, here is our story:

livingthedreamin2014.blogspot.com
...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 02-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Tranquilo
Living the Dream... 3 adults, and 2 Dogs Style

We're planning on heading out for the Caribbean, August 2014... My wife, my son, two Alaskan Malamutes, and a Hunter 33. Nuts or brave, here is our story:

livingthedreamin2014.blogspot.com
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Our Sailing Adventure

Sorry Caleb... I'll try to get their pic up! One is larger, but both are small by Malamute standards. Both are not typical mal's
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Tranquilo
Re: Our Sailing Adventure

Capta,
May I ask your source on the Husky feedback, whether it's personal or more rumor? I've heard varrying stories on that, but the most reliable source I've heard was that their coats help...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Tranquilo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Tranquilo
Our Sailing Adventure

In 2014 we plan to set out for sunnier skies, warmer weather, and whiter sand. On the adventure will be my son, his step mom (my wife) myself, and two Alaskan Malamutes.

Here is our Blog,...
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