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Search: Posts Made By: WuWei
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By WuWei
Rick, Sorry I missed your post. My hubby...

Rick,

Sorry I missed your post. My hubby and I are the proud owners of a US 30', Wu-Wei. You can visit our website for all that is US Yachts: DIY Sailor, US Yachts owners group...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By WuWei
SailorTJK1! Great picts! Thanks for sharing...

SailorTJK1! Great picts! Thanks for sharing your adventure! I grew up in Two Rivers (the city next to Manitowoc) so it is really neat to see picts from my "motherland"! Every time I go home, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By WuWei
LOL! The more work you do, the more things you...

LOL! The more work you do, the more things you find that need to be repaired or replaced! Those lists keep getting longer and longer! But, that is just the beauty of boat ownership! Just when you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By WuWei
Well, when I write MY books- "Wu-Wei- the Tao Art...

Well, when I write MY books- "Wu-Wei- the Tao Art of Carnival Cruises- How to Get to Platinum and Avoid Sailing Your Own Boat in Bad Weather Because the Buffett is Really Delicious and They Make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,187
Posted By WuWei
TDW- We did really enjoy that bottle of rum that...

TDW- We did really enjoy that bottle of rum that we smuggled aboard our Carnival cruise to Grand Cayman and Ochos Rios- we returned today, and hardly any was left. Thank you! But we won't mention...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By WuWei
Hi! We have a 12.6 Hobie Tandem Mirage Outfitter...

Hi! We have a 12.6 Hobie Tandem Mirage Outfitter kayak that we tow behind Wu-Wei. Tow? Heck yeah. The drag is minimal, we no longer have to tow a dink that slows us down, mess with the outboard,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 16,117
Posted By WuWei
I like to use something to the effect "My Other...

I like to use something to the effect "My Other Boat is a POWER BOAT!" with an anti-sailboat sticker for the dink. Ahh, yes... Meanwhile, my innocent sailboat remains unmolested.... especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 4,187
Posted By WuWei
1) TDW (Mr. Wombat promised me a bottle of rum...

1) TDW (Mr. Wombat promised me a bottle of rum AND $20 USD for that. So there, Alex... he he he... J/K!)

2) Moitessier- he sailed for the love of sailing and not the fame.

3) Captain Cook-...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 16,117
Posted By WuWei
Yes. Wu-Wei is documented, but we have had to...

Yes. Wu-Wei is documented, but we have had to register the dink in the state of Florida every year. If it has a motor, you must register it. Having a motor makes it a vessel, regardless of size or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 5,983
Posted By WuWei
Boca Chica NAS Marina (Key West)

As some of you already know, we were originally scheduled to spend a good part of our 30-day vacation traveling to Key West with our US 30', Wu-Wei. Unfortunately, after 4 rough days at sea with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 4,080
Posted By WuWei
Mr. Wombat, Thank you for the wonderful...

Mr. Wombat,

Thank you for the wonderful story of your journey and the great photos! I, too, am a big fan of flying KAL. Although, I must say it is strange, being a sailor and all, sailing Korea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 60,132
Posted By WuWei
Thank you for the kind words! I, too, am always...

Thank you for the kind words! I, too, am always glad to learn about other boat brands. I had my heart set on a Hanse at one time- until Carlos and Maria bought one and it became their nightmare. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 60,132
Posted By WuWei
Thank you very much! We've really had fun...

Thank you very much! We've really had fun working on her. Eventually, we are going to replace cabinets and put in Corian countertops.

We have an Engel. I think it is 45 quart- the medium-sized...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By WuWei
On the ICW, watch out for the blue-haired...

On the ICW, watch out for the blue-haired powerboaters near Cape Coral. Even though they are AARP members, they like to throttle past sailboats- if you haven't learned your lesson at 75... For...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By WuWei
Just watch out for Venice, esp near the inlet. ...

Just watch out for Venice, esp near the inlet. You definitely don't want to be outside the channel- shallows are no joke. We draw 4'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 60,132
Posted By WuWei
Alanjp, Feel free to visit our website and...

Alanjp,

Feel free to visit our website and post picts of your US 25' at: http://www.diysailor.com. We love hearing from other US Yacht owners and seeing their project picts!

No one is bashing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-13-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 4,465
Posted By WuWei
Our US 30' also has that shower in the head that...

Our US 30' also has that shower in the head that has no enclosure and is too small to make one. Not worth putting the extra moisture in the boat, either. We have a hose and sprayer attached to our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 60,132
Posted By WuWei
John, Technically, your boat is NOT a Bucc-...

John,

Technically, your boat is NOT a Bucc- it's a US Yacht! Funny, we had the rigger out a few weeks ago to replace the Windex, pulleys for the flag lines, retape the spreaders, inspect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,316
Posted By WuWei
This is true! Yesterday, I told the hubby, while...

This is true! Yesterday, I told the hubby, while we were crusining up the ICW, "Hey, let's stop and top off..." His reply? "Nah, we've still got a half tank according to to fuel gauge..." Yeah,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 7,279
Posted By WuWei
The owner's manual for our engine says to lock it...

The owner's manual for our engine says to lock it in reverse. Today, I forgot and the hubby was in the engine compartment while we were under sail. He commented, "The prop sure does spin a lot when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By WuWei
Okay, guys. Brasso also cleans chlorofram...

Okay, guys. Brasso also cleans chlorofram low-quarters really well, thank-you-very-much... You know, us Active Duty peeps have to wear our Class-As every so often...

The sad part- the "Never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2008
Replies: 246
Views: 27,376
Posted By WuWei
Please let Mrs. Wombat know that she has a very...

Please let Mrs. Wombat know that she has a very beautiful arm! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2008
Replies: 246
Views: 27,376
Posted By WuWei
DJ, You rock! I'd go shopping with you any day...

DJ, You rock! I'd go shopping with you any day at Bath & Body Works and Boater's World! What remodeling projects are you working on for the house? I don't know what it is, but there is something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By WuWei
Using vinegar also works great at cleaning brass....

Using vinegar also works great at cleaning brass. I used to buy it by the gallon at Sams and dump it and the brass parts all on a big bucket OUTSIDE and let them sit overnight. But, brass is still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 6,794
Posted By WuWei
I just have a normal small house dehumidifier. ...

I just have a normal small house dehumidifier. Cheap, and works great on shore power. I take it off and store it in the back of the truck when we go sailing. Regardless of the one you use, it...
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