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Search: Posts Made By: Johnrb
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By Johnrb
Blowin: Check the websites of local yacht...

Blowin:

Check the websites of local yacht clubs as they frequently have "buy and sell" sections - and some allow ads from non-members.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 7,115
Posted By Johnrb
Whenever a Euro tosses the cultural superiority...

Whenever a Euro tosses the cultural superiority thing my way, I refer them to these gems:

YouTube - ABBA - Honey Honey - Germany, May 1974 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeGtaSWzFRA)
YouTube -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 5,917
Posted By Johnrb
I suggest legally declaring PWC as skeet and the...

I suggest legally declaring PWC as skeet and the problem will be taken care of.

"IMHO, the starting point of the US regulations is that peolple are free to do anything they want, except for a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 21,171
Posted By Johnrb
Cam - sorry to see you leave under these...

Cam - sorry to see you leave under these circumstances. I look forward to your contributions as a land yachter though. I do understand Sailnets's position with respect to a SLAPP happy company and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 2,009
Posted By Johnrb
"If I take a floating object from below," If...

"If I take a floating object from below,"

If the object is floating below, you're in trouble - the boat's sinking. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,429
Posted By Johnrb
01-18-2001 Going on eight years, this must...

01-18-2001

Going on eight years, this must be a record. A rep point is in order.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 6,880
Posted By Johnrb
"What do you do with a stoned sailor?" Lend...

"What do you do with a stoned sailor?"

Lend him your cell phone to call 967-11-11
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,732
Posted By Johnrb
Mike raised a good point. I used to crew on a 36...

Mike raised a good point. I used to crew on a 36 ft. boat that was co-owned by two people. It was used almost exclusively for racing (with the occasional day sail in between) and the owners were on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,330
Posted By Johnrb
For Lake Ontario? :eek: Niels: Is there any...

For Lake Ontario? :eek:

Niels: Is there any reason the C&C 27 isn't on your list? I realize most aren't diesel powered but the Atomic 4 is a well proven engine with a safe track record. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By Johnrb
Heh, I wonder if the lights were supplied by...

Heh, I wonder if the lights were supplied by Lucas Industries.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Johnrb
I don't expect the Russians will be too...

I don't expect the Russians will be too politically correct in handing any encounters with the thugs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By Johnrb
Fast, but not early as impressive as the dude who...

Fast, but not early as impressive as the dude who went para sailing (aka flying) in Tropical Storm Fay recently. Now that was fast - :eek:

NEWSRADIO - 1290 WJNO...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 25,506
Posted By Johnrb
I can sense Sailingdog coming any minute now. ...

I can sense Sailingdog coming any minute now. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,328
Posted By Johnrb
"The Problem is, it is quite hard, and sometimes...

"The Problem is, it is quite hard, and sometimes not well received, when on a sailing site, I talk and show images of castles and monuments that have very little to do with sailing, and sometimes,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,484
Posted By Johnrb
If you search on Yachtworld under "Frers" 36 ft....

If you search on Yachtworld under "Frers" 36 ft. you will find five listed (one sale pending). Here is the URL:
1980 Frers (Sail) Boats For Sale...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By Johnrb
This is a start (I hope), a small start but one...

This is a start (I hope), a small start but one none-the-less. I only have a problem with capturing the pirates:

Unidentified ship captures 14 Somali pirates

Warship captures 14 Somali pirates...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By Johnrb
A Singaporean liquefied gas carrier meets pirates...

A Singaporean liquefied gas carrier meets pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades - what could possibly go wrong.

On a more serious note, just what will it take for the civilized world to get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2008
Replies: 190
Views: 13,241
Posted By Johnrb
Here is the link to the earlier discussion: ...

Here is the link to the earlier discussion:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/45938-us-sailor-hacked-death-guatemala.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By Johnrb
"In my industry conductor theft is a problem....

"In my industry conductor theft is a problem. Every now and then they will find some genius cooked to death because he tried cutting into a live line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By Johnrb
Add manhole covers to the list. Wouldn't you...

Add manhole covers to the list. Wouldn't you like to drive into that hole in the road.

"LUFKIN, Texas - It's an open case - someone has been stealing manhole covers in Lufkin."
"Police say at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Johnrb
I read Maiden Voyage about a half dozen years ago...

I read Maiden Voyage about a half dozen years ago and consider it one of the most interesting sailing books I've come across. What I liked best was reading about the maturing of Aebi both as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Johnrb
This is highly unlikely. That number roughly...

This is highly unlikely. That number roughly corresponds to the C&C built Sharks (after Hinterhoeller merged to form C&C). Here is a C&C brochure from that era that lists the displacement as 2,200...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 15,469
Posted By Johnrb
One more reason to appreciate winter in the great...

One more reason to appreciate winter in the great white north - freeze it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By Johnrb
Shipwrecks can be remarkably well preserved in...

Shipwrecks can be remarkably well preserved in deep, northern freshwater. It's not only the cool temperature but also the lack of oxygen at depth and fewer creatures than found in salt water.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Johnrb
Here is a link below to an interview with the...

Here is a link below to an interview with the captain of a Canadian frigate regarding Somali pirates. H.M.C.S. Calgary received a distress call from a Taiwanese freighter that was being attacked. ...
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