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Search: Posts Made By: mr_f
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By mr_f
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

I thought the whole renaming ceremony had to be performed while sailing backwards across the equator. Sounds like a good shakedown cruise. Do you need crew?
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By mr_f
Re: boats with the most head room

http://www.stanleysmallcraft.com/attachments/Image/Win_Builder_3.JPG
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,305
Posted By mr_f
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

Let me get this straight. Your premise is if you are on a yacht, you are not bad people and are unlikely to commit crimes. You would like to be on a yacht. And you would like help planning a series...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By mr_f
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

I believe hotdogs point was this:

For a 24 second difference per mile to equal a 15% increase in speed, assume the following equation (SPM = seconds per mile):

SPM + 24 = 1.15*SPM

Or, more...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 3,485
Posted By mr_f
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

Squirrels crap on your lawn, why shouldn't I?

Birds crap on your car, why shouldn't I?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By mr_f
Docking in a crosswind

For those of us who are nervous docking in a strong crosswind, it could be worse:

Harrowing flight landings filmed in United Kingdom and Germany during extraordinary storm (VIDEO) - The Washington...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By mr_f
Re: Removing/Cleaning/Replacing DataMarine Transducer

Datamarine is long gone, but the service personnel formed a new company, DMI marine, and will service old datamarine instruments.

I used them to rejuvenate failing datamarine wind, depth, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 3,859
Posted By mr_f
Re: Some people's children...

For those attempting to keep a tally:

Gary was vague about whether he desired the green coconut margarita or his Barbie-like companion to be "bottoms up".

Chistian is without his trousers,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By mr_f
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Sabre is not out of business. They are not currently making sailboats, but the company is alive and well and still supporting their sailboat owners.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,420
Posted By mr_f
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

because you asked:

http://my.boatus.com/consumer/pdf/2009-01-DefectAndItsAftermath.pdf

more info:

http://my.boatus.com/consumer/pdf/2010-12-ItsTheSolutionThatCounts.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,126
Posted By mr_f
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Wait? You can get booted from SA?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,948
Posted By mr_f
Re: Never been in a slip

I owned my first "big" boat for approximately 5 hours before my first experience entering a slip. It didn't go very well.

(But no harm was done)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,579
Posted By mr_f
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Well, we have reached the season with much worse noise than halyard slap. The boat across from me apparently stripped their furling main today. Now something in that mechanism is banging inside their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,126
Posted By mr_f
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Back in the good-old-days, lawyering was an honorable profession, practiced by people that cared deeply about how well their arguments were trimmed, and the expediency in which they could navigate...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,383
Views: 155,814
Posted By mr_f
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

True blue-water sailors have no reason to go to shore, so no reason to store a dink.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-23-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 49,176
Posted By mr_f
Re: Micro cruisers

This guy is fantastic.



http://turtleislands.net/tmc/onroof.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,504
Posted By mr_f
Re: New main sail

Mr. Wilson,

Is the fact that not everyone has the same priorities as you upsetting you again? There are people you can talk to about that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By mr_f
Re: ICE box Drain plumbing

Both our current and previous boat had the ice-box drain plumbed to a hand pump at the sink, allowing you to pump when appropriate down the sink drain.

Doesn't draining ice-box water into the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By mr_f
Re: A survival story in St Marten

I think the lesson here is that steel boats are a danger to us all. Ban them before we all are sunk.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By mr_f
Re: Buying my first boat please help

What circumstances would occur where having a contract before survey end up costing extra money? This has not been my experience in any of several boat or house purchases. The contract is written so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By mr_f
Re: Buying my first boat please help

You forgot a few important steps:

You arrive at the boat and realize it was grossly misrepresented by the ad/broker.

You find another boat to go look at.

Repeat many times.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-10-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 6,834
Posted By mr_f
Re: Pacific Seacraft 63' ketch nears completion

Thanks for this Bob. I was very curious how all of this works.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By mr_f
Re: Looking for boat suggestions...

Oh. I guess I misunderstood this part:



;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By mr_f
Re: Looking for boat suggestions...

It is a little over your size and draft range, but if price were no object, this is the ketch I would consider:
...
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By mr_f
Re: Fastest Boats

My boat is the fastest.
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