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Search: Posts Made By: MikeinLA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 1,981
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Phones Apps

This is a really stupid question, so bear with me. I'm a techno-dummy. I have an Ipad and I've played with a few charting apps, but only at home where the WiFi is automatically working. Does the GPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,354
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Getting sanitation hose over fittings

I redid my waste system last year with that awful white sanitation hose. I found that hose lube and cursing worked best. I saved a 2' piece of the hose so if I ever run across the inventor I can beat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 8,461
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

You're comments remind me of an old play on words....."Happiness is in the pursuit".

Good luck to you.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 8,461
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

I've always been attracted to the PSC Dana 24. I'd be curious what you folks think about that boat for ocean passages and Caribbean island hopping.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,167
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Boston Bomber in a Boat

Figured he'd be a stinkpotter. No self-respecting sailor would get blood on a boat.:rolleyes:

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Boat recommendations for a Newbe

Take a look at the Catalina 27. They're everywhere, roomy for a 27, sail well and are easy to sell later.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,197
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Beneteau vs. Catalina - seeking advice / opinions

I can't speak to the Beneteau, but I've had either a 1986 or current 1991 Cat 36 for the past 26 years. You will probably not lose any money over the next 5 years with either. You will enjoy the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,314
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

I think the public in general DOES consider sailing or power boating to be elitist. I'm always amused when I tell clients that I'm writing reports on the boat today and they give me the "Oh, on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,599
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Catalina 42 ... Why not?

Ha Ha, me too. This thread's been making me get out the 42 brochures again, sure would like that forward cabin. The only threads you ever read here about Catalinas is how they melt in salt water....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Living on a sailboat

Don't Feed The Trolls. They'll only keep coming back if you do.:hammer

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,936
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: hand held radio for man overboard

Curious what the range is for that. In doing MOB drills, the boat really moves away from the MOB quickly. FWIW, when alone I wear an inflatable PFD AND a belt-pak inflatable PFD just in case. On the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,695
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Does DOW 795 ever cure, bond or dry?

PLEASE don't ever use the phrase "DOW 795" in a title again. :eek: I haven't checked my stocks in a few weeks and I almost had a stroke. :laugher

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,105
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Why so many unused boats?

You might say the same about me if you didn't look closely. The 3% interest rates have had me crazy busy all year. I get out sailing with friends every few weeks, BUT, you'll find me there a few days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: When is the wind speed too much?

I'm a 10-15 knot kinda guy. If I'm coming back from Catalina and get stuck in windier stuff, I handle it but I don't enjoy it as much. If it's blowing 20+ before I leave the slip, I'm more likely to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 9,437
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

My EX-wife made me sell my boat.

Pretty much all I have to say on the subject.:o

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,801
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: How do you organize your tools?

I use 2 good sized tool bags. In one are the commonly used tools like a mallet, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, crescent wrenches, etc and that one sits beside the nav station out of the way. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 6,991
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show

I agree. I often go to powerboat shows just to watch the bimbos board the boats with their stiletto heels.:D

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 21,152
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

Becky, lately I find myself re-reading and enjoying a lot of the books by some of the authors you mentioned and others. Try that. ;)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,430
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: V berths

I have a Catalina 36 which, by all accounts, has a pretty fair sized V berth. When I lived aboard many years ago, my GF and dog & I got along fine. Recently, I find it a bit claustrophobic. I'll wake...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-07-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,209
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Tell Me About Jeanneaus

Thank you for all your comments so far, they are really helping. Is there any downside to the iron bolt-on keel or the deck-stepped mast?

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 10,543
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Bug out boat

Actually, Tenoch, every word that Capt G said was absolutely true except he forgot to mention NDAA (google it). Your response only demonstrates your lack of awareness of current events. Also, Capt G...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-06-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,209
Posted By MikeinLA
Tell Me About Jeanneaus

Hi all. I have fallen hard for the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409. I first saw her at Annapolis last year, but put her out of my mind since the salesman said they only made a 3 cabin. Now I see they have a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Thinking about upgrading...

I would judge each boat on it's merits without regard to it's age. If a boat has been well maintained, an older boat could have a newer "effective age" than a poorly maintained newer boat. If you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Hello from Venice, CA

I started the same way. Thirty years ago there was a club in MDR called Calypso. I took their 4 lesson course and was then able to rent boats for the day. I started with 27 footers and worked up to...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-21-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,631
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Thinking about living aboard

I lived aboard a Catalina 36 years ago and it was absolute HEAVEN. Of course, I was in Southern California, so there was no condensation, boat smell, etc to deal with. My GF and I both worked at the...
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