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Search: Posts Made By: MikeGuyver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 3,994
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Whatever the market will bear + 15%....that's how west marine got so big.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

drive the pin out,clean it then drive it back in
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: what might this be?

Yup, it's a recycle bin filler.
Forum: Chartering 07-04-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,850
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

There's an old saying "show me someone that never makes a mistake and I'll show you someone that never does anything". Learn from it and move on. Use it to be more sympathetic to someone else when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 3,961
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Really? Oregon, really?

You can add LaPush Wa. to your list of places to stop, I've been in there 3 times. Be aware that a SW swell will make entry rough if not impossible but other than that it's not bad and it makes the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,122
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Best states for sailing and boating???

kinda like asking which state has the prettiest girls......or best beer.....

I like both...with teeth !
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,844
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

Or bring it to Oregon, we don't impound boats or rape the owners.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: What does this do?

No, haven't you guys ever seen a Canadian fog knife ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 10,175
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

We have lived aboard nearly two years and the relatives still think we've lost our minds. They might be right, maybe we have, but if so, they weren't our most valuable possessions , we still have our...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: What is the best beginner sailing book ?

seem all the ASA instructors I talk to use Jobson Sailing Fundamentals
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,419
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Smallest planing dingy/motor

West Marine AL290 (9'10") w/ older 8 hp Honda. I weigh in at a semi-chubby 220. On a plane the Garmin said 21kts. With wifey aboard it has trouble climbing the bow wave, but will plane at 15kts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,107
Posted By MikeGuyver
re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

at the newest marina in Portland Oregon

40' slip $279:00
live aboard $125:00
metered elect. $.12/kw , (mine runs $20:00/summer $100:00/winter)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Practising to be a liveaboard

rent an efficiency apartment , pile your luggage inside the front door so you have to climb over it every time you enter or leave. Now cut the room in half so you'll have 3-400 square feet to use....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Another “which boat is best” post, but with details

I'll probably catch a bunch of crap for this but have you thought of a Mac? they're cheap. Find one in Seattle, truck it up there, sail it down and then unload it when you're done .

Fire Away.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

Find a set of left handed drill bits, because they turn to counter clock-wise they will usually catch the thread helix at some point and back it out. Purchase a set that includes tap drill sizes for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By MikeGuyver

We spent a couple months last summer in BC, nice place, nice people (except one grouch in Egmont ). If I had to find something to complain about it would be the total lack of good beer. I didn't even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,240
Posted By MikeGuyver

I'm sure there are more "pirates" on the streets of Portland than there are in Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean or any other cruising area you choose to mention. They just don't have boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,596
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Sailing Hallucinations on long sails

Last year while herding my cattle from Chicago north to Canada about the third night out we were riding along side the swimming cows and thought surely there was a sailboat on a port tack right in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,690
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

This is not an area to be trifled with. If you NEED to move a boat through this part of the world be VERY cautious. If you think you want to move your boat through this area, especially in winter,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 5,690
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Sea Delivery from SFO to PNW how feasible?

I've made this tip twice in both directions. If you cannot wait till August-October, plan on taking it in short harbor hops with a close eye on weather. The bar entrances can get hairy even at slack...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 5,283
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

As usual the only one who knows how to sail is the blowhard you're talking to at the moment.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: should I be offended?

The ones that don't have training wheels are monohulls.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: should I be offended?

I was once asked if my boat was a chlorox bottle !. I looked him in the eye and said " why, yes it is, and what is your boat ?" he said I"t's a xxxx yyy zzz," and when I get blah,blah,blah...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,644
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

Why don't you raffle something useful, an ANCHOR ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

A "Will work for food " or you could hire my ex
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