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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By MarioG
Re: My case for Why you should ditch your engine on a daysailor

Sailed our Chrysler 22 with out an engine the whole time we owned it, was so new to sailing at that time we didn't know we needed it.
Forum: Endeavour   12-01-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By MarioG
Re: hinges

Still looking for original hinges for my E-32, i have a bag (12 or so) of new perko ss hinges I am willing to trade for originals in good condition.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 5,884
Posted By MarioG
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

It was our coastal sail and we were a little clueless, NOAA was calling for a storm to hit around midnight, so I figure we could get across the Albermarle sound long before it hit. Long story short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By MarioG
Re: Outboards: sailing with the motor down.

the real problem of leaving it down and in neutral is it can damage the transmissions gears.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By MarioG
Re: Need tips on moving a small wooden Catspaw Dinghy from R.I. to CA

try Grayhound bus i have used them for large auto parts.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By MarioG
Re: Full Time Cruisers

Congrats Tim, we have been cruising since Oct 2010 ourselves. Hope to see you out here somewhere. But you might have to come south expecially during winter months. We haven't made it past the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By MarioG
interior wood for new Catalina

Does anyone know where I can find factory style wood for the new Catalina's?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,390
Posted By MarioG
Re: Wife won't retire with me....

Greg I'm from NY and moved to NC because of the winters there so you can imagined how quick I laughed when she said that, but hey can't argue when it gets you aboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,390
Posted By MarioG
Re: Wife won't retire with me....

After taking my wife to Florida during the winter it wasn't hard to get her aboard with the idea of becoming cruisers after the time for me to retire, what I didn't expect was her to tell me at 45...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 20,578
Posted By MarioG
Re: Florida is at it again

While living in NC I heard this to many times, so my reply was and after 5 yrs we were called boss.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By MarioG
Re: Replacing compression post w/SS post?

Lol climbhike thats what I call my stainless steel compression pole. The stripper pole on my boat is 35 yrs old and looks great and sturdy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,657
Posted By MarioG
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

I think I would name a sail boat "What's your hurry" radio calls would sound something like this when wanting to contact "osprey osprey, what's your hurry"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By MarioG
great transient deal in south Carolina

How can you beat the deal you can get at Coquina yacht club, the harbor master is giving a dollar a foot and a third night free if you pay for 2 nights. Located near the south Carolina/north Carolina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,021
Posted By MarioG
Re: Go Green, Cruisers!!!

I have Rayovacs from china-mart going on 3 yrs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,691
Posted By MarioG
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

When drilling stainless steel you want to drill real slow.

You could cut a grove in the head and use an inpack driver / hammer to remove bolts.
Forum: Endeavour   04-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By MarioG
Re: Shower Plumbing Endeavour 33

Cal on my 79 E-32 the shower is pumped overboard. The thru-hull is located under the transom.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By MarioG
Re: Where to start for a wannabe cruiser?

Welcome to Sailnet. You found one of the great place to start.

Un-like you I had very little sailing experience before becoming a full time cruiser, but sites like this made getting the knowledge...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,225
Posted By MarioG
Re: Rebel Heart- Keeping positive

I hope everything works out for them.
Its a shame the media was clueless and didn't seem to care about getting ant of the facts straight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By MarioG
Re: Miami Vice Threads

Been on a few Endeavour 42s very nice interiors and very spacious.
Forum: Living Aboard   04-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 34,630
Posted By MarioG
Re: Cats on Board

Stupid thats the name of my cat, has already used up 3 of his 9 lives by going overboard. He really is not very graceful. He is not good crew, lazy,( thinks he can sleep on my chest when I nap),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 4,014
Posted By MarioG
Re: Your anchor is too big

Understanding that we live on the hook at least 350 days out of the year, having an oversize anchor makes the first mate sleep well at night. In the beginning she wasn't happy unless I put out both...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-29-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 3,326
Posted By MarioG
Re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat

you can also put an E-bay ad with a buy it now at your asking price. I and I'm sure others look at the boats on E-bay. I one my 2nd boat on E-bay and know if I don't stay off their site might endding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,622
Posted By MarioG
Re: Surviving Storm

hey where you guys with the great advise when we were knocked down during a Nor easter on our 1st coastal sail? I only have to agree about the hypothermia because I was 1 degree away from it when I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,977
Posted By MarioG
Re: Anchor and Chain for sale

Hey I would have bought it , but some guy decided to buy me a whole new setup after he ran across my anchor rode.

I say sell it if you don't need it.
Forum: Endeavour   03-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By MarioG
Re: Shower Plumbing Endeavour 33

Mine is a pull swith next to 115 outlet.
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