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Search: Posts Made By: Hawkwind
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,966
Posted By Hawkwind
All this thinking about boat drinks got me...

All this thinking about boat drinks got me nostalgic for one of my favorite youtube vids. It's been posted here before but I'll share it again anyway cause it so cracks me up.:D

YouTube - Idiot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 2,966
Posted By Hawkwind
Why did the girl get a DUI and then sent on her...

Why did the girl get a DUI and then sent on her way? Presumably, a DUI implies that you are out of control and a danger to yourself or those around you. In court it will be their word because there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2008
Replies: 48
Views: 8,481
Posted By Hawkwind
I did this on my old Venture 222 on a couple of...

I did this on my old Venture 222 on a couple of ocassions. I had the boat for over 20 years so I broke and replaced the keel cable a few times. Use your winches to lift and you can push the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 12,478
Posted By Hawkwind
Thanks for the great info. :) I...

Thanks for the great info. :)




I would think that anytime you used a sail mounted in this way, you would be distorting the foil somewhat. I really don't like this setup too much.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 12,478
Posted By Hawkwind
I've been thinking of getting an asymetrical. ...

I've been thinking of getting an asymetrical.

I was looking at the picture on the linked page that SVAuspicious posted showing the tacker. I wonder if jibing might be a problem. It looks like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7,620
Posted By Hawkwind
I doubt that wax would do much good if it sat...

I doubt that wax would do much good if it sat underwater for a season. You need bottom paint in the great lakes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 7,856
Posted By Hawkwind
No life jackets, no safety harness. That one...

No life jackets, no safety harness. That one girl was even told she couldn't use a safety harness, after she had requested one. In my experience, many people resist putting on life jackets because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Hawkwind
The Fall 2007 picture was taken today.

The Fall 2007 picture was taken today.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Hawkwind
Seiche

Spring 2007

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~hawkwind/spring.jpg

Fall 2007

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~hawkwind/fall.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiche
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hawkwind
As eryka said, this has been happening forever to...

As eryka said, this has been happening forever to some degree. This was the worst one I've seen, but I'm usually not at the marina in the late fall.

The overall lake levels have been falling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hawkwind
Here's a typical summer view. Yes the water is...

Here's a typical summer view. Yes the water is shallow at some points, but it's there.

http://marinas.com/view/marina/4186

We had a very strong west wind on Tuesday so Buffalo got all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Hawkwind
Where's the water?

Can you say seiche?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiche

These were taken Tuesday at Humbug Marina in western Lake Erie. My friend pulls his Catalina 25 with a 4'3" fixed keel at that lift.
...
Forum: Cal 09-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 6,854
Posted By Hawkwind
Here's a picture of the axe handle lever gizmo. ...

Here's a picture of the axe handle lever gizmo. It's not fancy, but it works.

http://www.wideopenwest.com/~hawkwind/handle.jpg
Forum: Cal 08-31-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 6,854
Posted By Hawkwind
I've been meaning to update this post in case...

I've been meaning to update this post in case anyone is thinking of a Cal 24.

My above post on the difficulty in lifting the motor is still my number one complaint with this boat. I rigged up a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Hawkwind
I've watched propeller screws going over my head...

I've watched propeller screws going over my head while I was pulling an inner tube with a dive flag. I think the stink boaters thought it was a racing pylon.

I'm sure it helps but there's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Hawkwind
My question was about the legal implications. I...

My question was about the legal implications. I think it's pretty obvious that mistakes were made. I would also guess that the owner/survivor will be punished for life by his own guilty conscience....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Hawkwind
I assume you need something for the salty water. ...

I assume you need something for the salty water. The Canadian shore of the Great Lakes is on the US charts. Anyway, here's the link to the chart viewer I usually use.

On-Line Chart Viewer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Hawkwind
I thought of that too. lol If I see any...

I thought of that too. lol

If I see any updates to this story, I'll post the link.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Hawkwind
I should also mention that the weather front was...

I should also mention that the weather front was predicted. If he had glanced at The Weather Channel the night before, he would have seen something like a 60% chance of severe thunder storms. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By Hawkwind
Small vessel capsizes

Here's a local tragedy from this last weekend. The area described is western Lake Erie.

Coast Guard finds fisherman's body near river 06/13/07...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 3,833
Posted By Hawkwind
There were a couple of recent threads on this...

There were a couple of recent threads on this subject. Here's one of them.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/29388-fluid-compass.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2007
Replies: 236
Views: 14,395
Posted By Hawkwind
I was all set to argue vehemently against any...

I was all set to argue vehemently against any sort of license til I read the very sad story from USCG.:( It sucks when children pay for an adults stupidity.

Even so, I still lean towards no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Posted By Hawkwind
I see a lot of walleye fishermen in my area. ...

I see a lot of walleye fishermen in my area. There are a couple of things I've observed.

1.) They often wear camoflauge clothing.

2.) They always bring beer.

I've fished off my boat but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 5,134
Posted By Hawkwind
Teak is expensive. Mahogany too. Also, I think...

Teak is expensive. Mahogany too. Also, I think Greenpeace get's mad if you buy the stuff because children are abused or habitats destroyed or something like that. I seem to remember reading about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Hawkwind
I use a converted PLASTIC tacklebox. You don't...

I use a converted PLASTIC tacklebox. You don't want metal, it just rusts.

More than tools, mine is filled with an assortment of pins, clips, shackles, duct tape, electrical tape, light bulbs,...
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