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Search: Posts Made By: fiatracer163
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 8,843
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

Yo mama is so fat she put on Guess jeans and the answer popped out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 8,843
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

yo mama so fat the escape velocity from her surface exceeds the speed of light.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 8,843
Posted By fiatracer163
Worst Sailboats Ever!

Everyone always talks about the best blue water cruiser or the best PHRF racing boat, but no one talks about the worst boats ever and what makes them bad. In my mind it's almost as important to learn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

So I've had my first donation. I will be sending out a potato salad recipe soon. Hope this is the first of many to come. Any other advice from you guys on how to step away from daily life and live...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

I sold the Fiat back when I was in my 20's and had a choice to buy a touring motorcycle or a sailboat. That's how I ended up with the Catalina 27.

All I need is 500,000 people to buy my Potato...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

The wife and I moved up from a Catalina 27 to a Person 323 this year. The boat needs some work, but we have taken it out a few times this year. The sails are old and blown out, and it needs new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

I am in my early 30's and currently do not have kids or pets to hold me back, only a great wife who will be coming with me. Please donate and there might be a good potato salad recipe in it for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

I will also use the money to further the development of the ultimate sailboat potato salad recipe as I sail away...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By fiatracer163
Help me please, advice also helpful

I'm not normally a guy who asks for help, but I am having a really bad day at work and need to digress. In doing so, I decided to start a social experiment to see how generous the common person is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By fiatracer163
Where did all the old line drawings go?

I would like to know what all the builders did with their old drawings when they went under in the 80's and 90's. I would hope there is some collector out there who has a storage unit with rows of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By fiatracer163
Stability

I would like to know what makes a boat more stable when anchored; hull design or weight. My wife and I would like to do more trips, but we both feel that our current boat (Catalina 27) is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By fiatracer163
re: "All is Lost" Movie Sequel

That watch only has a range of 90 nautical miles off shore. I think they were working on a low orbit satellite version that would work anywhere in the world, but I don't know if it ever made it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By fiatracer163
Best time to buy a New Autopilot?

When is the best time to buy a new autopilot? I have seen 15% off all WM purchases during thanksgiving. Is now the best time, or will I see prices drop in spring?

Thanks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,973
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

physics - Is this tealight-flowerpot heater more efficient than just tealights? - Skeptics Stack Exchange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers

Phoenix Contact makes the best one in the world.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Good Boat availability theory

Where is the boat located?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By fiatracer163
Chicago Sail Show

I'm going to be buying a roller furling unit soon, And would like to know if I would hold off till the show?

Do they offer good deals at the show? or should I just buy it now?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By fiatracer163
Fiberglass boat cleaners

Is it safe to use common cleaners like Bleach, Vinegar, 409, and other household cleaners on a boat and should I rinse them off or can I get away with just spraying and wiping? I'm going to clean my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 420
Views: 50,493
Posted By fiatracer163
My friend an I have boats in the Milwaukee area....

My friend an I have boats in the Milwaukee area. I have a Catalina 27, he has a Irwin 10/4. We are both under 30.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By fiatracer163
Also, with the sail only show coming to chicago,...

Also, with the sail only show coming to chicago, should I hold off and wait to see if I can find any super deals at the show? I have never been to it before and I don't know what to expect.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By fiatracer163
Flex foil or aluminum foil for roller furling?

Is there a major difference between a flexible foil and a solid aluminum foil, as far as performance goes? I will be hoisting a 135% and that is my only sail so it will go on in spring and come down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By fiatracer163
Is there a major difference between a flexible...

Is there a major difference between a flexible foil and a solid aluminum foil, as far as performance goes? I think I'm going to go with the snap furl from Schaefer with a PVC foil unless there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,843
Posted By fiatracer163
Schaefer CF700 vs Harken MKIV 0

Can I get some feedback from others on what roller furling to buy?

Schaefer CF700 snapfurl

Or

Harken MKIV 0

Will be installed on a Catalina 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By fiatracer163
New boat, Need new sails, Have new questions.

How much of a difference will there be between 7oz and 6oz sail fabric?
Is there that much of a difference between sail fabric from different makers?

Challenge Cloth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By fiatracer163
Head sail size

Can someone help me out!!! I'm going to buy a new roller furling and head sail for a catalina 27 tall and would like to know what size I should get? Should I just go all out and get a 150% or should...
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