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Forum: Good Old Boat   12-16-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,653
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: LEDs afloat

we have been hit twice in 4 years, once just before we bought. Last hit was July 5 in Muskegon Michigan. A direct hit vaporized the main mast Windex. We lost:
Wind instruments
boat speed
VHS...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 190,179
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

I searched the thread for Heritage One-Ton (Morgan designed 37'-9"). I feel this is a good candidate for the list. Older IOR design. I spent many years racing this one & in some pretty bad weather....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 25,521
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

We took a lightning strike in July. Lots of things were wiped out.

My Marine Beam SOLO deck spots were lifetime warranted & replaced.

My Vesper Marine Watchmate 850 is being covered as well....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 25,521
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Very Good Vendor Thread

I bought SIGNALMATE port, starboard, stern lights at the ALL SAIL Chicago show several years ago. All were filled with water this spring. The vendor said the early units had problems and replaced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 6,182
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Blooper Sail

We raced a Heritage One Ton in the 70s. (Morgan 37). The Blooper was essential on this IOR design, high aspect boat. It would stop the rock & roll even in very lumpy waves. We once ran it from...
Forum: herSailNet   01-16-2014
Replies: 263
Views: 89,774
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: sailing braless!

this thread is no good without pichers! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,579
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Beautiful location & unmatched scenery, however, we swam in warm, fresh water every day:D

Baei Fine is the border of the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. (earth's oldest rocks) The north...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,579
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

Baei Fine & Topaz Lake - North Channel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,579
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

I also suggest the North Channel of Lake Huron. Seasonally, there are times you will see almost no one. This place is rated one of the top ten cruise destinations on the planet. There are also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2012
Replies: 1,130
Views: 287,044
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

We took these westbound at the Straits of Mackinaw in August. No photo shop. it really looked like this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

So - is it a luxury item if it is your only living quarters i.e. house? I'm sure there is no room heere for any sort of reason or logic.

Love the photo - says so much. I hope you saw it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,675
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Can you find your boat on Google Earth?

I press ALT and PTINT SCREEN to capture the active window. Open Paint or other image editor and EDIT PASTE the image from you clipboard as a new image. Crop as you like and SAVE AS - - -. Make sure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

[QUOTE=JonEisberg;844045]Geez, no wonder the rest of the world sees us as a bunch of crybabies... Here we are, paying a fraction of what most of the industrialized/developed nations of the world pay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

Hope you enjoy. I haven't seen it in years. Sellers is fun. I may rent it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

This is a taxing authority's favorite tacktic. Divide and stick it to 'em. In Cleveland, the issue of a new sports complex was put before the voters on several occasions & always rejected. The big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

You would love, "The Mouse That Roared" It is a book made into a movie. Ironinc comedy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,675
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Can you find your boat on Google Earth?

I have tracked ours from the previous owners at Lauderdale By The Sea where it sat on a canal at the owners condo to its present location in Muskegon Michigan. The top of the mast over the roof in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 133
Views: 8,104
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: How much more blood can they suck?

About every 30 to 50 years State or Federal hacks institute a luxurty tax with the logic that anyone with these toys can afford it. The unintended results every time is that this group also has the...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   03-01-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Suggest we consider putting folks in touch with...

Suggest we consider putting folks in touch with reputable brokers and yards we trust. Lots of boats need new owners here in Muskegon, Mich. The yards launched less than half of the wintered boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,690
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Check these guys out. If you have a way to swing...

Check these guys out. If you have a way to swing the fee, their school its an experinece of a lifetime. (S Pacific) They also offer boat search assistance that might be well worth the cost. We...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-28-2011
Replies: 280
Views: 84,900
Posted By NICHOLSON58
The beter plan might be to drop the hook and wait...

The beter plan might be to drop the hook and wait for dawn if possible. Sometimes it is best to plan your approach to be in daylight. The risk at night is a life-changer if you hit the rocks. Your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 25,521
Posted By NICHOLSON58
I have several BIBI lights. Jeff collaborated...

I have several BIBI lights. Jeff collaborated with me to design a WINDEX light. I have two (mizzen & main) and they are great. Ask him about one for your boat. Really bright and powered off the nav...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,982
Posted By NICHOLSON58
I was ready to spring on large Kyorcea panels...

I was ready to spring on large Kyorcea panels when I ran into SunPower 19% efficient panels. So far I am unable to find a way to buy except through installing distributors $$$$. Fortunately, Sanyo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By NICHOLSON58
I found our alternator not putting out. 14 of 16...

I found our alternator not putting out. 14 of 16 diodes were fried as was the regulator. I had the alt rebuilt at a truck alternator and starter repair shop for 68 bucks. We replaced the regulator...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 25,521
Posted By NICHOLSON58
As much as I agree with the "Worst Marine"...

As much as I agree with the "Worst Marine" moniker, they have a policy now to match any on-line price you can show for the exact item. My guys in Muskegon Michigan on Henry Street even will do a...
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