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Search: Posts Made By: Tetra
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,866
Posted By Tetra
Re: How to run aground properly

I did some keel anchoring last week in the Keys. I find it helpful to have an audience. Our hour-long kedging operation was made much more enjoyable by having observers there to enjoy the show. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Tetra
Re: Sailing Yacht worth $14,000,000

William Buckley used to say that he'd not set foot on a sailboat that couldn't make ice cubes. I bet this boat can make them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By Tetra
Re: Sailing Question

If one of the characters is a murderer, no boat would be big enough.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Tetra
Re: In Search of Custom Sailmaker

I'd recommend Bill Tosh in Texas. He's made two for me. No, three. Excellent work.

T C Boats (http://www.tcboats.com/)
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 12-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By Tetra
Thanks, guys. My next boat is under construction...

Thanks, guys. My next boat is under construction now. Details are here: http://www.svbluepeter.com

Soon, I'll be on the water again and I'd like one more shot at that tricky pass.

John
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 06-25-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By Tetra
Thanks for the nice thoughts and words, everyone....

Thanks for the nice thoughts and words, everyone. I wanted an adventure and certainly got one.

sailortjk1, your comments are good ones and well taken. It's hard to say what I might or might not...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 06-25-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,470
Posted By Tetra
Wrecked my boat

Well, the Texas 200 was quite an adventure this year. Read my story here:

http://www.svbluepeter.com/lossstory.htm

John
Boatless in Oklahoma
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 06-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,100
Posted By Tetra
Texas 200

The second annual Texas 200 cruise takes place next week, June 8 - 12. Those of you who are in the area, watch for 50 small sailboats that will be travelling from Port Mansfield to Magnolia Beach. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 9,319
Posted By Tetra
Two words. Psychological. Warfare.

Two words.

Psychological. Warfare.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tetra
I was selling a home-built 8' sailing pram last...

I was selling a home-built 8' sailing pram last year and had gotten inquiries from all over. One gentleman in Florida emailed and was very interested in it. He'd always wanted to get into sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By Tetra
That wasn't a pump out vac. You found the bank's...

That wasn't a pump out vac. You found the bank's night deposit tube system.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 9,647
Posted By Tetra
As an Oklahoma sailor, I can confirm this...

As an Oklahoma sailor, I can confirm this statement. You learn early how/when to reef. We have wind here and lots of it. I have jiffy reefing on two sets of reef points and can reduce sail in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By Tetra
For my upcoming cruise up the Texas coast, I used...

For my upcoming cruise up the Texas coast, I used a screen capture tool to save off SeaClearII screenshots for my route (and alternate routes). I burned these to a CD and the friendly folks at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By Tetra
Reading Jack London and R. L. Stevenson as a boy....

Reading Jack London and R. L. Stevenson as a boy. I was never the same.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 5,724
Posted By Tetra
Jaws 2. A bunch of kids are on small sailboats...

Jaws 2. A bunch of kids are on small sailboats having a great time.

A shark then eats them, but up until that time, they were having a great little sail.
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 01-23-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 6,877
Posted By Tetra
The keel points upward, right? That part always...

The keel points upward, right? That part always confuses me.
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 01-23-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 6,877
Posted By Tetra
Your choices in that area are probably the Corpus...

Your choices in that area are probably the Corpus public marina, Island Moorings in Port A, the Port A public marina, Cover Harbor in Rockport or Key Allegro in Rockport/Fulton. When we cruise that...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 01-22-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 6,877
Posted By Tetra
As I understand it, traffic isn't a huge issue;...

As I understand it, traffic isn't a huge issue; rather, it's the prevailing winds. Sailing from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Western Carib can be done, but you'll have wind and waves on the nose the...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 12-17-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 6,877
Posted By Tetra
Corpus Christi sailing videos

Here are some videos I shot while sailing on Corpus Christi and Aransas Bays over the Thanksgiving week. Crank the volume up and enjoy!

http://www.tetra-sail.com/seaflight.htm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Tetra
I replaced all of my running rigging this year...

I replaced all of my running rigging this year with Samson line from Defender. I was pleased with both product and service (and price!).
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc) 10-01-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 6,877
Posted By Tetra
I do some sailing in your waters. As with mdbee...

I do some sailing in your waters. As with mdbee above, I also sailed in the Texas 200 Raid back in June, sailing from Port Mansfield to Port Lavaca (in my 15 ft boat!). I'm also heading down on...
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