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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By I-33
Too good to be true?

There is something wrong with this. If I believed it was really as stated, I'd be bidding like crazy. Salvage value alone would make this a winner!

Check out the sellers feed back. 96.5% is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2007
Replies: 299
Views: 13,013
Posted By I-33
No clear answer

I usually enjoy all the tomfoolery and such that goes on here. OTOH, I think Cam's point about discouraging Newbies is valid. Other people don't. Sometimes it is irritating when a thread gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By I-33
Towing insurance can be a good thing

I have a good friend who operates a 6' draft boat in a shallow channel. He wisely subscribed to the unlimited Sea Tow plan--said it was about $140/year. I was with him when he got stuck so bad it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2007
Replies: 310
Views: 13,790
Posted By I-33
Lighten Ship!

Giu:
Well, first I would get a really big SAW!--but you probably wanted it to remain afloat--oh well!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By I-33
Need Marine Surveyor SF Bay

I need to find a surveyor around Oakland for a pre-purchase or C&V survey on a 51' ketch. I want the most thorough, nit-pickin' guy (or gal) you know. Somebody that brokers probably hate because he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 3,304
Posted By I-33
Top Heavy?

I look at those modern cruise ships and wonder what their limit of positive stability is. I'm sure it must be an optical illusion, because to me it looks like they would topple right over the first...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   02-10-2007
Replies: 113
Views: 18,561
Posted By I-33
Truthsayer underway

Here's "Truthsayer" on Galveston Bay.http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t44/gilhuguley/Gil_Truthsayer1.jpg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-03-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By I-33
Be careful!

Ok,make your offer contingent on having the boat in "survey-able" condition. I would not accept his contention that the engine is ok and just needs to be installed. The owner knows more about his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,705
Posted By I-33
Oh no! Giu, I didn't know you were a lawyer! I...

Oh no! Giu, I didn't know you were a lawyer! I take back all those nice things I said about you!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By I-33
Yacht Survey dot com

I second that! While some think David Pascoe (the surveyor of Yacht Survey.com) is an opinionated egotist, I think he is knowledgable and plain-spoken. To some, that may be abrasive, but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 4,454
Posted By I-33
Cummins vs Perkins

I don't know about the Cummins marine engine, but their 4bt & 6bt truck engines are outstanding. I don't believe Cummins' factory does the marinization of their engines, so there would be concern...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,094
Posted By I-33
Can you provide us with the brand name, please. ...

Can you provide us with the brand name, please. I, for one, would like to investigate this solution. Thanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,297
Posted By I-33
Talking French Navy

Ok Giu, let's have some fun. Go to Google.com, type in French Military Victories and click I'm Feeling Lucky.;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 6,094
Posted By I-33
Raymarine ST40 Wind

I bought a Raymarine ST40 Wind instrument that failed when lightning stuck the boat 3 slips down from mine. I'm not blaming Ray for that though. While it was working, I liked the display, but could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2007
Replies: 106
Views: 13,484
Posted By I-33
What I have bought at West Marine seems to be...

What I have bought at West Marine seems to be higher. I look at them sort of like the "Seven Eleven" of the marine world. I guess you pay extra for the convenience. If it is something I don't need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By I-33
AWG wire sizes

This info is easily available on the internet--just Google *AWG wire sizes*

AWG 0000 (4/0) is .46-inch diameter and can carry about 300 amps

AWG 4 is .2043 in diameter and can carry about 60...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2007
Replies: 213
Views: 19,344
Posted By I-33
It is true that the aircraft autopilot is put to...

It is true that the aircraft autopilot is put to extensive use in today's airline cockpits--however there are usually 2 pilots in that cockpit and at least one of them is awake!

We certainly have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,088
Posted By I-33
Pawn shop rejection?

[quote=JouvertSpirit]Thieves. I've been lucky. I do worry about my boat's contents. She is going into dry dock this month for a repower and I'm thinking that I'm going to remove some items like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-23-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 6,446
Posted By I-33
Maybe sunk?

I know charter boats take a beating, but the "upgrades" seem excessive to me. Something just doesn't sound right. I agree wholeheartedly with getting a good survey!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By I-33
200w + aerobic benefit?

I ride my stationary bike 30 min a day--it would be great to get some electricity in addition to the aerobic benefit. I'm going to try to rig it up so you don't have to use a whole bicycle--save...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By I-33
Anybody else having trouble getting to the Arvel...

Anybody else having trouble getting to the Arvel Gentry site (www.arvelgentry.com)? My browser times out.
Gil
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2006
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By I-33
Isn't that so true! Remember all the furor over...

Isn't that so true! Remember all the furor over Y2K? Lots of consultants, hardware and software manufacturers and others made millions off of fear! I never believed it would be much of a problem,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 8,052
Posted By I-33
Flower Gardens

The previous owner of my boat used it often for that exact purpose. It is a 1978 Islander 33. He added additional fuel tankage and racks for his scuba gear under the settee. I have never made the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2006
Replies: 194
Views: 12,497
Posted By I-33
Any coffee cup has a handle side and a non-handle...

Any coffee cup has a handle side and a non-handle side. So it is proper on a US Naval ship to have the handle on the handle side, while in the Royal Navy (since they are looking at it from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2006
Replies: 122
Views: 19,563
Posted By I-33
William Garden designs

Formosa, Vagabond, Hudson--all are salty-looking beautiful ketches!
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