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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,795
Posted By algee
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

I think a plan to get the MOB back on board is a real important step. If you don't think so, try getting a 220 pound couch potato, who needs help to get out of his recliner, back on board.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By algee
Re: Cancer sucks!!

Remember the good times.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By algee
Re: Derelict Catalina22 value? (bottom feeding content)

Make sure you can get the title. I know that in Florida a boat without a title is unsaleable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,123
Posted By algee
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

I'm not an engineer or a marine architect, but I think some of you are bashing the OP a little too much. His design could be leading edge or over the edge, but who knows if it might not be the spark...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By algee
Re: Bristol 32 needs work or Endeavor 32 work done

I will 2nd the plug for the Endeavour 32. Over the past 40 years I have owed a many different brands of sailboats from 24' to 39', and all have had +s' and -s'. I've owned an Endeavour 32, for...
Forum: Racing   07-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By algee
Re: Bayview Mac Race recap

Nice report of a great race! It sure brings back memories. I sailed on GRAND SLAM, a C&C 35 back in the late 80's. We won our class 3 years straight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By algee
Re: Is it a crazy thought?

Nice boat and it sounds like a great trip, but I am confused, are you talking about single handing from NYC to Lake Champlain? That is over 300 miles and the mast will have to be unstepped and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By algee
Re: refurbishing wooden oars

Perfect timing for this thread. I just bought a pair of wooden oars on Craigslist for $19 to use on my dinghy. They are old and cracked, and beat up, and there are traces of at least 4 paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,698
Posted By algee
Re: Defend Defender!

I am not defending Defender or any other marine retailer, but, I think it's asking the impossible for a retailer who has thousands of items in inventory to be an expert at everything. I feel the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By algee
Re: USCG Documentation Fee Question

It is amazing that when you call a real person answers on the 2nd or 3rd ring. BUT it can still take 3 months (or more) to get your papers back, and if you don't dot an I or cross a T, you will go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,829
Posted By algee
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

Wheel Steering for a 22' sailboat!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-18-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By algee
Re: Is this a good deal?

Don't forget to get a valid title!!!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By algee
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Listen to Sandusky Sailor!!! He knows what he's talking about.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,289
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

Maybe my point should be that the combintion of a harness and a Pfd, regular or inflatable, may not be the best option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,289
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

1. Boat capsizes

2. Tether holds them to the boat

3. Pfd inflates and and forces them into the bottom of boat

4. They can't release from tether

5. They drown
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,289
Posted By algee
Re: PFD with harness

In the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac race 2 sailors were killed when the boat Wingnuts capsized in a storm. They were trapped under the boat and died of head injuries and drowning when they were unable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,720
Posted By algee
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

I used the open type clam cleat for racing and cruising for many years and always liked them. Be sure they are sized right for your sheets, and they have a fair lead from the winch. They are fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By algee
Re: Sparkman & Stephens trivia game

I remember the game, but I don't remember playing it. The price tag on the box says $1.99, so you got a great deal. My guess is that the more wine that is consumed, the more fun this game will be!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,787
Posted By algee
Re: Notice To Mariners: New Reef off Key West

I think I see a weekly reality show coming out of this.....or maybe a great movie.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By algee
Re: Canada to USCG Documentation...What's the process???

Be aware that the USCG documentation process can take almost 3 months to complete, and if there are any problems with the paperwork your application goes to the bottom of the pile for processing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By algee
Re: Trip S Florida to Galveston Bay

The rail bridge at Port Mayaca on the Okeechobee Waterway has a fixed vertical clearance of plus or minus 49 feet, so this might decide which route you take, depending on your mast height. Either...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By algee
Re: Perkins 4.236 low RPM

Don't forget to make sure the prop is clean and straight. A fouled prop can cut RPM's and speed way back. Of course this doesn't explain why you can only get 1500 RPM with no load.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-11-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 15,087
Posted By algee
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

The main engines, generators, pumps, and other gear, all apparently suffered from lack of repair and maintainance. This, along with lack of spare parts,and knowledge of systems, probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,660
Posted By algee
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

Weather rocks and sex stones are still easy to find.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By algee
Re: Starting weeknight races for the first time.

I don't know what the rules are where you are going to race, but where I am, single handing is not allowed in our races. Plus, you will learn a lot with an experienced crew on board.
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