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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By mrybas
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

You summed it up pretty well. The Jeanneau is going to be spacious and better for entertaining. It will sail better in light wind. There will be a lot less bright work to maintain.
The Baba is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-29-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 911
Posted By mrybas
Using Google Earth offline on Mac

Before I head back to my boat in the S. Pacific, I would like to download Google Earth data to use when I don't have internet access. I have found the GE images really help give a better idea as to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By mrybas
Which Panels and Controller

Hi,
I would like to add solar panels on top of my Bimini. I could fit two panels as large as 65'' x 35'' on either side of the back stay. What brand and size panels should I get? What MMPT...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,962,232
Posted By mrybas
Unfortunately these boats are way out of my...

Unfortunately these boats are way out of my league.....but it doesn't hurt to dream.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,962,232
Posted By mrybas
Has the Futuna line of boats been discussed on...

Has the Futuna line of boats been discussed on this thread? If so, I apologize.....I haven't made it through the entire thread (yet).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,748
Posted By mrybas
deniseO30- Thanks for the compliment. You're...

deniseO30- Thanks for the compliment. You're right, I'm out sailing. We just got into Charleston after cruising the Bahamas last winter.

baidarka7- I knew the boat needed a bit of work, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By mrybas
Advanced Cats- Good RIB for cruising?

Advanced Cats - Unique and fast inflatable catamarans (http://www.maddogextreme.com/model/Advance_Cat.htm)

I have seen these RIB cats (not necessarily from this company) in large surf in New...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,258
Posted By mrybas
Looking for Mast Steps, Recommendations?

I would like to add folding mast steps to my rig. Can anyone recommend a manufacturer? There are some aluminum ones on Amazon by "Sea Dog" for $20....are these any good? What material would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,861
Posted By mrybas
Some photos of the bottom ready for barrier coat:

Some photos of the bottom ready for barrier coat:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,861
Posted By mrybas
Tips for barrier coating with Interprotect?

So my boat has been out of the water since last October. Upon hauling her last fall, I noticed a band of thousands of little (BB to #2 pencil eraser sized) blisters to about 30'' below the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By mrybas
I have everything thing complete besides taking...

I have everything thing complete besides taking the OUPV exam (TWIC card, drug screening program, physical, etc). I completed all of these things while I thought I would only need to complete the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By mrybas
Where did you get your cd exam from? ...

Where did you get your cd exam from?

lydanynom- I'd bet 3 out of 4 people with auto license couldn't pass the written part of a drivers test without brushing up on the rules.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,983
Posted By mrybas
OUPV License Test?

Well I thought my Captan's license was in "continuity" (the coast guard used to have this option for those that didn't want to go through the hassle of renewing, but didn't want there license to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,976
Posted By mrybas
I did some HT on bare wood around the cockpit...

I did some HT on bare wood around the cockpit coaming around 10pm......no bubbles. It must be a sun/heat related problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,976
Posted By mrybas
Well I thought today would was "The Day" to start...

Well I thought today would was "The Day" to start laying Honey Teak on all of the teak attached to the boat. We (4 guys all with some experience and one who is a woodworker for a living) started...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,976
Posted By mrybas
It sure is nice to look at, but a lot of work! ...

It sure is nice to look at, but a lot of work! No, the deck is going natural (untreated).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,976
Posted By mrybas
Rich- Wow, thats an impressive amount of advice. ...

Rich- Wow, thats an impressive amount of advice. I'm also in PA (just north of Philly)....can I bribe you and your varnish brush to help with a few cold ones:) ? I do have a large fan (36'') at one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,976
Posted By mrybas
Bright-work refinish with Honey Teak, advice?

I’m about to start laying Honey Teak on my bright work laden boat. So far we have stripped the old coating (I believe it was Cetol…..it ranged from reddish to dark brown and fairly opaque), washed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2010
Replies: 255
Views: 180,560
Posted By mrybas
Forgive me if this has been brought up already,...

Forgive me if this has been brought up already, but has anyone used "Aqua-Buff"? I have had a few guys at the marina (the knowledgeable ones) tell me that Aqua-Buff is the only way to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-01-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,129
Posted By mrybas
New Mar ABC 12-35

The boat I purchased last fall came has a New Mar 12-35 charging (4) 6-v AGM batteries and a single 12-v starting battery. Does anyone know if this is a "smart charger" that will match the charging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By mrybas
Btrayfors, I'm pretty much clueless when it...

Btrayfors,
I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to SSB, but trying to learn. Could you explain "removable head" and "HF-DSC"?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By mrybas
Our boat on the Delaware River, just north of...

Our boat on the Delaware River, just north of Philadelphia. Is that you in LBI? Hurricane Bill? I was in Maine for that swell and got some nice point and reef breaks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,808
Posted By mrybas
My hatches have 3 cross support bars (if you look...

My hatches have 3 cross support bars (if you look closely at the pic in the first post you can see them behind the tinted polycarbonate). I bought GE ultraglaze to bed the lens with. I was planning...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-14-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By mrybas
My bother and I are fixing up a boat right now...

My bother and I are fixing up a boat right now and hope to head to the islands for some surfing and kiting in the fall. My grandparents live in OC (38th central) so I have spent a lot days surfing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,808
Posted By mrybas
There is a place on Byberry Rd called Everything...

There is a place on Byberry Rd called Everything Plastic. I was going to have them cut new 1/4'' Acrylic.

killarney_sailor- The orignal lens was 3/16'' polycarbonate. I was planning on replacing...
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