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Search: Posts Made By: MarkMiner
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By MarkMiner
Enjoy the sailing and the family! You deserve it....

Enjoy the sailing and the family! You deserve it. Thanks for all the help and words of wisdom.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By MarkMiner
Julie Rosen of Duluth is what you could call an...

Julie Rosen of Duluth is what you could call an extremely lucky woman.

While sailing solo Sunday in Lake Superior, the 52-year-old fell from her boat and was rescued after spending more than an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By MarkMiner
Sorry, that's annoying. That didn't happen when I...

Sorry, that's annoying. That didn't happen when I found the article. Anyway, she supposedly fell off her boat while singlehanding and survived in the water for over an hour. She was found after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By MarkMiner
Solo sailor rescued after falling overboard in Lake Superior

I can't believe this woman lived. I was in this water last week and couldn't stand more than 5 minutes before it was intolerably cold. She is very lucky.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,747
Posted By MarkMiner
CD- Yes the risk is low at 6 feet. However, the...

CD- Yes the risk is low at 6 feet. However, the real risk at that depth is arterial gas embolism (AGE), not decompression sickness (the "bends"). I spent two years as Diving Medical Officer in Pearl...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,777
Posted By MarkMiner
Nobody ever seems to talk about the old Sundeer...

Nobody ever seems to talk about the old Sundeer line on this forum, but I would love to have one for that trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 7,228
Posted By MarkMiner
The owners manual for my boat, which has a...

The owners manual for my boat, which has a saildrive, says to leave it in neutral for a fixed prop, and in reverse for a folding prop. I have tried it both ways (I have a fixed prop for now), but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By MarkMiner
Just finished a trip from Chicago to Bayfield,...

Just finished a trip from Chicago to Bayfield, which was awesome. If you have the time, take it and enjoy as many stops along the way as you can. I wish I could have stopped more, but didn't have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 6,912
Posted By MarkMiner
cored vs solid fiberglass hulls

Aside from the obvious benefit of cored hulls being lighter, are there other drawbacks to having a cored hull vs a solid fiberglass hull? Are there different techniques for constructing a cored hull...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarkMiner
Steve- Thanks. We are going fairly early in the...

Steve- Thanks. We are going fairly early in the season, so I don't expect there will be much of an issue getting a slip, but did you make reservations ahead of time, or just show up?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarkMiner
Thanks Guesser- great advice.

Thanks Guesser- great advice.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarkMiner
Thanks for the info. I have been perusing both...

Thanks for the info. I have been perusing both references. We will probably stay on the American side to avoid the hassles of customs. Any experience with the George Kemp marina?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,838
Posted By MarkMiner
Advice on the locks at Sault St Marie

I will be transiting the locks between Lake Huron and Lake Superior this summer, as well as spending at least a day or so in Sault St. Marie waiting for new crew. I am looking for any advice from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By MarkMiner
Thanks. I never would have thought of that. I was...

Thanks. I never would have thought of that. I was imagining drilling a billion holes in my boat, and then having the picture end up crooked.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By MarkMiner
Mounting framed pictures

I love sailing, but am terrible at decorating. My wife wants to mount some framed pictures in the salon of our boat. What is the best way to do this?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2007
Replies: 310
Views: 12,335
Posted By MarkMiner
Interesting article in usatoday: ...

Interesting article in usatoday:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-27-nword_x.htm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2007
Replies: 153
Views: 11,528
Posted By MarkMiner
Shortly after completing my first keelboat class,...

Shortly after completing my first keelboat class, I decided to take my brother and sister out for a little sail. I don't remember exactly what kind of boat it was, but it was a small 20 footer of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By MarkMiner
Thanks for the input. I did go ahead and buy the...

Thanks for the input. I did go ahead and buy the Dufour 455 which I will be taking delivery on in Chicago and then sailing it back to Bayfield, WI on Lake Superior in early summer. As has been...
Forum: herSailNet 01-23-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 13,619
Posted By MarkMiner
Hi - My husband got me a foul weather jacket...

Hi -
My husband got me a foul weather jacket from Helly Hanson and it's my favorite one I've ever owned - I got the red and black one and it's a very flattering fit. Good luck! Wife of a sailor -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 3,057
Posted By MarkMiner
Does anyone have any experience with Awlcraft? I...

Does anyone have any experience with Awlcraft? I am told that you can buff and repair it, unlike Awlgrip.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By MarkMiner
Thanks. Maybe sailnet should add some to their...

Thanks. Maybe sailnet should add some to their store.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By MarkMiner
Galley strap

Any suggestions on where I could find a galley strap? I can't seem to find one in any of my usual places, including online.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,741
Posted By MarkMiner
Hull-deck joint on Dufours

I am interested in a new Dufour which I think will work well for me (mostly coastal cruising in the Apostle Island of Lake Superior with a couple of near/offshore trips each year. My local dealer...
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