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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By foamy
Re: Coastal / South bound cruising

Go for it and see what happens. You probably don't have that much invested other than "sweat equity." The post on ventilation is spot on. My boat has 4 dorades and ten opening ports, and I live...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,269
Posted By foamy
Re: Sailing with excess brain power

From my experience in many years of civil engineering school and graduate work in the same, plus management and finance, my observations were that just because you had a degree in something or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,260
Posted By foamy
Re: Quick meals or snacks?

For a daysail, I always have Cliff bars on hand, they keep even in high temps and in the sun. Fresh fruit and nuts too, raw no salt.

As for the Navy guy, you haven't lived until you have eaten...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,467
Posted By foamy
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

I have had two 38 foot sailboats for over 15 years, with fairleads attached to the station bases and led aft to a cam cleat on the coming in an appropriate location. I sail in an area of 12-18 knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,113
Posted By foamy
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Hello...I belong to a Tartan owner group in SoCal (TOSCA). We have several members with 3700s. Great boats, well built, fast, and interior and exterior layouts very good. The owners just love them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By foamy
Re: Force 10 Igniter issue

My Force 10, three burner igniter has not worked for some time. I have been using a wand, works well. But I recently decided to fix the igniter. Found the battery box (lower right side situated in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,786
Posted By foamy
Re: Night Ops

10,000 plus blue water miles, many overnight races, many more night cruising passages.

Harness in at all times at night; make sure all have life jackets on before they come up on watch or leave...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-27-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 23,447
Posted By foamy
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

The 2014 sailing season still goes on out here in SoCal until December 31. Last Thursday had a light day out of San Pedro, CA, singlehanding in winds 8-10 kts, usually around 15. Flat water, looked...
Forum: Looking for Companionship...   10-05-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 11,862
Posted By foamy
Re: im sure the odds of finding a women to date on here is, 1 ina mill

Well, I didn't meet my current wife (my second, my wife's third husband) on the internet, but as someone stated, you may find the love of your life and a sailor too when you least expect it...My...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By foamy
Re: Sailing the trades by the Barometer

My former family doctor (now deceased) did twenty some Transpacs from the mid 40s onward. He was the navigator on many prominent yachts of the day, and while mentoring me from the age of 11 or so on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,034
Posted By foamy
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Gender and age may dictate boat size, but from my experience in my younger days in the 60s and 70s, backpacking, and VW camping throughout Baja and mainland Mexico and other remote places with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By foamy
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

Well in the San Pedro area where I am, there are three very nice marinas far removed from industrial areas and area adjacent to nice areas, residential and commercial. Look into Holiday Harbor,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By foamy
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

I had two sail boats in Dana Point for over 15 years. Got tired of light wind (0-8 kts) most of the time. Was paying almost 700 dollars for a 40' slip nine years pay 550 dollars for same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,978
Posted By foamy
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

I wear a type 3 for another reason, to protect my body cavity is the event of a fall against a winch handle, bulkhead or some other hard object that could damage internal organs. Plus there is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-12-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 9,610
Posted By foamy
Re: wall sized TV, on a sailboat

To each his own, but...

I grew up listening to the radio (late 40s), my family did not have a TV until the mid 50s, no color TV until the mid 60s. So I grew with an imagination like most kids of...
Forum: Provisioning   05-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 5,823
Posted By foamy
Re: Looking for galley help/ideas

And along the lines of safety: suggest a hot liquid proof apron for use in the galley while cooking. Many bad burns result from the waist down when liquids spill from the galley stove or counter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By foamy
Link 2000 and or charging problem

I have a Hart invertor/charger with a Link 2000 on a sailboat I purchased a year and a half ago. No problems until about a month ago, when I could not get the engine to turnover while starting with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 12,135
Posted By foamy
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

I had a used 1980s Catalina 38, probably the best Catalina built, especially for sailing. Sold it for about 15k less than I bought it for, not counting the thousands I put into it over 13 years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By foamy
Refrigeration freezer box leak

I had my Adler Barbour refer unit charged the other day, and a leak was discovered in the interior of the freezer box (condenser plate). Probably a very small pinhole leak that was not observable.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,300
Posted By foamy
Re: Magnetic Variance

Once you figure your COA (course of advance, or desired course), remember just round off the the calculated course (true, but preferably magnetic, or if you have a deviation table, compass) to the...
Forum: US West Coast   01-22-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By foamy
Re: Cruising and sailing in southern CA

Don't believe all the media hype about Mexico, and from people who live thousands of miles away.

I've been sailing, surfing and exploring mainland Mexico and Baja since 1964. The "problems" are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By foamy
Re: Plastic or Aluminum for water tanks?

My boat has both a plastic 40 gallon water tank up forward, and a stainless tank of 40 gallons amid-ship. Both have inspection ports, and the water taste of both is undetectable. I filter all water...
Forum: Chartering   11-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By foamy
Re: St. Lucia - Grenada in March/April

Did the trip in 1994. Unless things have changed, have a "yellow bird" on Palm Island. Got to see the OJ white Ford Bronco chase as we arrived in Grenada on the bar TV. Have a great trip. OBTW, in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,839
Posted By foamy
Re: Mal de Mer

I've been at sea off and on for over 40 years and been sea sick about half a dozen times in very harsh or severe weather. I find if I put in a lot of hours or days at sea, my system acclimates to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By foamy
Re: Keel Design According to Perry

Horrors!!! I only have 20 feet under my keel in my slip in LA harbor. The bad news is when I drop a tool or my cell phone overboard...AMF.

I respect you shallow water sailors. BB chartered a...
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