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Forum: Beneteau   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By ericb760
Re: Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over by head" PROJECT boat

How does a boat get from Maui to Chicago?

The guy I bought my boat from picked up a 2007 Hunter 40 with significant damage from a galley fire. It took about a year of continuous work, but it...
Forum: herSailNet   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,931
Posted By ericb760
Re: Is it safe to sleep overnight at the marina?

This OP has posted in several different forums regarding living aboard in SoCal marinas. I don't know if she's naive, new to sailing, trolling Sailnet, or all of the above. Either way, living aboard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 22,773
Posted By ericb760
Re: liveaboard Marina del Rey, CA

If you are dead set on living aboard anywhere in SoCal, your only real options are the marinas up the shipping channel in Wilmington. Even so, you'd still have to buy your own boat. But, there are...
Forum: Outboard   11-16-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 2,975
Posted By ericb760
Re: Would anybody be interested in an electric outboard like this?

I don't know if it is or it isn't. I do know that when I am offshore, the best I can do is KISS, keep it simple stupid. My 1976 Johnson 6hp outboard starts on the first pull, every time, and I trust...
Forum: Outboard   11-16-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 2,975
Posted By ericb760
Re: Would anybody be interested in an electric outboard like this?

Good for you, you're a 1%'er in my book.

I live and sail on the California coast, and unless you make passage to Catalina, you're back in your slip before the next sun rises.

I am not yet a fan...
Forum: Outboard   11-15-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 2,975
Posted By ericb760
Re: Would anybody be interested in an electric outboard like this?

Those two sentences describes approximately 99% of sailors in my marina, and most of the sailors I've ever known, myself included.

Where do you live and sail that you head for self-sustained blue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,270
Posted By ericb760
Re: Tiller or Steering Wheel for Single-Handing

At 33', and a 12" offset of the wheel house, didn't that put you awfully low when sailing with a starboard wind?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,270
Posted By ericb760
Re: Tiller or Steering Wheel for Single-Handing

I've been aboard a lot of 27' to 30' boats, mainly Catalina's, that have been retrofitted with wheels. As has been acknowledged already, you lose a lot of cockpit space with a wheel, and their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By ericb760
Need help pricing a dinghy...

I looked in the classifieds, but there doesn't seem to be much action there.

I have a 9' inflatable Avon Redcrest dinghy that came with my boat and has been stored beneath my cockpit sole, taking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By ericb760
Re: Marinas in Texas

If you can only spare a weekend or so a month, then the extra hour to Galveston is a waste of your time. Sure, Galveston is on open ocean, but you're not going to be sailing off to the Florida Keys...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By ericb760
Re: Marinas in Texas

I had a cheap slip at the Blue Dolphin Marina in Clear Lake for a couple of years back in the 90's. Not sure what it's called now. It was convenient because it was the first marina upon entering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By ericb760
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

Sorry. Those days are long gone from California. No marina "welcomes" live-aboards unless you're sailing a million dollar yacht. Even then it's iffy.

If you think you're going to move here, buy a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,780
Posted By ericb760
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I found the post relevant to me in the U.S. Did it specifically address sailing? Maybe not. But, it did expose me to relevant laws that may, or may not, be relevant to sailing in U.S. waters.

Why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,780
Posted By ericb760
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,780
Posted By ericb760
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

So, this is what fresh air smells like! I crawled out of the sewer to post in this thread and, perhaps, give some of you something to think about.

First, one of the first gun threads I was ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By ericb760
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

In my day job I am a nurse, so washing my hands sometimes dozens of times a day can't be avoided. My hands dry out when I'm not on the boat, but seem even worse when I am. I keep a box of exam gloves...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By ericb760
Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

With the weather cooling, it's time for me to tackle maintenance that I've been putting off. A day working on the boat leaves my hands thrashed, cracked, bloody, and sore. Looking for some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 29,216
Posted By ericb760
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

I think, with his lack of an outboard, and his lack of anything that would translate to actual sailing experience, he's simply too embarrassed to ask for the help it would take to land at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 29,216
Posted By ericb760
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

According to his Facebook feed, he had 75 days worth of food, 85 days ago. He skipped Hawaii, and is now skipping Kiribati, on his way to....some point South? His plan when he left NorCal was to...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By ericb760
Re: Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

Am I right in assuming that I will first drain the oil using the plug in the lower unit. Then I'll tip the motor upside down to remove the bolts holding it on? I've never done this type of...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By ericb760
Re: Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

Thanks! As I pull the lower unit off, I'm bound to have questions...
Forum: Outboard   08-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By ericb760
Impeller Replacement 1976 Evinrude 6hp

I've decided I'm going to keep the old Evinrude that came with my boat. Since it isn't my primary engine, I can work on it when I have the time to do so. The last time I started it I did not see any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By ericb760
My longest sail batten broke....

Went sailing today in moderate winds (10-12 knots). Had a light sail and nothing broke, and nothing appeared to be stressed to anything beyond normal. Until I got back to the slip. While securing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By ericb760
Re: Installing Stereo in my H23

I just spent three days on my boat with my wife and kids. Sailed Saturday and Sunday. I'm usually onboard mid-week to avoid the crowds. I think you may have me confused with another boat...
Forum: Outboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,313
Posted By ericb760
Re: Mercury 4hp four stroke first use report oil overheat.

Sometimes things get lost in translation. If I understood it properly, you remove the prop and tape over the water inlet on the bottom of the shaft? Really, who is going to do that after every use?...
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