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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By MysticGringo
If its for rock climbing, yes, you want a dynamic...

If its for rock climbing, yes, you want a dynamic climbing rope. If its for ascending the mast, you want a static rope. It's what we use when ascending out of caves, but you definitely don't want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,119
Posted By MysticGringo
I've never done it that way, but I've only been...

I've never done it that way, but I've only been climbing for 15 years... maybe it's an older technique. From what I read, in both posts, It wasn't clear, and I felt it was worth mentioning. I'd hate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 5,119
Posted By MysticGringo
Very few climbing harnesses have gear loops that...

Very few climbing harnesses have gear loops that are rated for full weight! Be very careful that you are using one of those if you are doing it this way! Most harnesses the only loop rated for human...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-24-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,576
Posted By MysticGringo
So how do they know you're a liveaboard? Should...

So how do they know you're a liveaboard? Should live aboard have a special flag? What if I'm a drug runner / live aboard?

You paint a scene of an elderly couple in rocking chairs on their porch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,215
Posted By MysticGringo
I have a few plants onboard, and I kinda dig...

I have a few plants onboard, and I kinda dig them. I sail with them too... usually one sits in the beer holder by the wheel. They are indoor plants, and my rule is unless I'm mid-project, I want to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,576
Posted By MysticGringo
(EDIT BY CD - personal attack) This...

(EDIT BY CD - personal attack)




This is meant as a half joke, I'm sure you're not an idiot, but being friends with a group of people does not excuse the prejudiced nature of your words. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,910
Posted By MysticGringo
Whoa!

Whoa!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,196
Posted By MysticGringo
How does it keep it dryer, other than keeping wet...

How does it keep it dryer, other than keeping wet people completely out? I wouldn't think the amount of water a person drips into the cockpit to be that big of a deal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-16-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,576
Posted By MysticGringo
I've never been boarded, so I made an assumption...

I've never been boarded, so I made an assumption that you'd ease up atleast to level the boat some.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-16-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,576
Posted By MysticGringo
Why didn't you slow the boat?

Why didn't you slow the boat?
Forum: US West Coast   11-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By MysticGringo
Since this topic rose from the dead... I...

Since this topic rose from the dead...

I was talking recently to a fellow with a very nice sailboat (brands are not important) who told me the boat won't sail with any speed till the winds hit 15...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 11,481
Posted By MysticGringo
Won't that still keep the column of water in the...

Won't that still keep the column of water in the hose as the valve will create vacuum as the water tries to drain out of the hose?

I have check valves on my lines, but I use two pumps with...
Forum: News Feeds   11-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By MysticGringo
Hope we didn't just find the location of Creole...

Hope we didn't just find the location of Creole Belle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 7,434
Posted By MysticGringo
Yes he did: The OP said his boat was...

Yes he did:



The OP said his boat was worth $18,000... not $180,000. He's also the only one who said the words "oh well" up to that point.

I'm sure the "8 year grandson was a typo"... but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 7,434
Posted By MysticGringo
Huh? Where is this coming from? When did he say...

Huh? Where is this coming from? When did he say he has a couple hundred thousand tied up in his boat... or call it a mega yacht? And you had an 8 year old putting anchor bolts into the ground and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,073
Posted By MysticGringo
I was about to post to be wary of a man named Dan...

I was about to post to be wary of a man named Dan Steadley.

Get a solid contract, one with performance clauses. Check their DOT numbers, and try to be there when the pickup and drop off happen if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-31-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 10,307
Posted By MysticGringo
I had a similar experience as you. This is my...

I had a similar experience as you. This is my first winter aboard, and we stayed on during Sandy. I did everything wrong when I comes to condensation. I buttoned up the boat tight, kept bringing in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,388
Posted By MysticGringo
I bought my boat about 6 years ago. It's in VA,...

I bought my boat about 6 years ago. It's in VA, while I'm a 10 hour drive away in OH. I had great plans... but life doesn't care what plans you make. So I would settle for coming for a week every...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,362
Posted By MysticGringo
I was imagining it to be more along the lines of...

I was imagining it to be more along the lines of not abiding by the rules as to which side of the road you travel on versus speeding or going slow in a fast lane.

Either way, I agree that working...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,362
Posted By MysticGringo
So basically the rules apply to everyone but...

So basically the rules apply to everyone but lobstermen. Good thing it doesn't work like this on the roads.

I understand that they don't care and won't notice much damage comparatively, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,640
Posted By MysticGringo
I had the exact same issue as you, and turned out...

I had the exact same issue as you, and turned out it was halyard wrap. Solved it, and all is back to normal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-08-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 7,872
Posted By MysticGringo
Because I just put the boat back in the water 2...

Because I just put the boat back in the water 2 weeks ago from painting the bottom and didn't have the time, energy or money to do the counter tops at same time. :(
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 14,309
Posted By MysticGringo
He's probably made his decision by now... he's...

He's probably made his decision by now... he's probably already sold it and bought his next boat... Check the date.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-08-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 7,872
Posted By MysticGringo
Cool. I wonder if there are different versions...

Cool. I wonder if there are different versions with different levels of hardness. A few I've seen still remain pretty clear. One I saw said it'd withstand 270 degrees without marring or staining......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By MysticGringo
Our v-berth is not spacious, and you do need a...

Our v-berth is not spacious, and you do need a certain amount of flexibility to get in and out, but it's very comfortable and cozy.

I had custom sheets made and put memory foam over the cushions,...
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