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Forum: Living Aboard   11-20-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,907
Posted By markpillow
Re: Salon cushion redo

if you do want new foam, check out THE FOAM STORE. they have the best prices I've found around here(kemah). Is the seatback too striaght, or the bottoms too shallow? Maybe you could go with thinner...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,120
Posted By markpillow
Re: Small boat voyaging

this guy just showed up buy our marina in Kemah, Tx. He's sailing this beat up Catalina22. So I go over and say high. He said, he just came back from Balize buy way of the Keys.:eek:
Forum: Diesel   07-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By markpillow
volvo md2b

My new to me 37 year old volvo won't shift into reverse. I have the RB transmission. I can shift into forward, but reverse only works while I'm pushing hard on the shifter. If I let up its back in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By markpillow
new salon cushions

The Admiral is looking to have new cushions made. someone recomended Nufoam to her as a mold proof solution. Has anybody heard of it? is it overkill? does anyone have thier own recomendations? thank...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-03-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By markpillow
Smile We did it

After years of reading/lurking on this forum and all the advice I've gleened, I bought a boat anyway. A real fixer upper to boot! She's a 1974 Morgan OI 33. All she really needs is some paint, some...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-03-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By markpillow
Admiral Pillow's Debut

:) I lived a very sheltered boating life until I met my husband, Mark. Being the ski boater that I once was, it reflected my fast paced life. I am learning sail boating means slowing down and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2010
Replies: 96
Views: 7,433
Posted By markpillow
Eve

I named my catalina 22 "EVE" because she's my first boat. I guess i'll call my surf kayak LILITH...?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 22,538
Posted By markpillow
hypocracy??

when i was eight i used to hunt water moccasins with a rock or stick, becuase i didn't have a b-b gun. Was i safer without a gun? When i was in the seventh grade the coaches wanted me join the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,675
Posted By markpillow
i've got a catalina 22 at Inland Marina, just...

i've got a catalina 22 at Inland Marina, just east of April Sound on 105. They have a lift there but you can't work on your own boat there. they will do cleanings and outboard work and such there,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-26-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,099
Posted By markpillow
reserected

sorry to resserect this but i have the same project comming up. when i was looking into the same problem, i found a picture indicating that the builder has the original wiring run through periodic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By markpillow
reply

the dock master at my marina had a rudder and gave it to me for free! now i just have to become an electrician and a small engine mechanic. i'm not posting her name as she was un-named when i got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By markpillow
Talking new boat!!

I just wanted to tell everyone(meaning the whole world) that i'm the proud new owner of a 1986 Catalina 22. She's on the lake just north of houston where I bought her. I moved her from from the PO's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 6,863
Posted By markpillow
boat repair jobs?

i don't want to sound un-remorsful for all those unfortunate boat owners...but... i've just moved back to houston from central Oregon, as the first step toward getting a sailboat(still saving up) and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2008
Replies: 229
Views: 23,306
Posted By markpillow
I see what looks like some wear marks about 4-6...

I see what looks like some wear marks about 4-6 inches along the non-holed end??? good for a couple beers worth of pondering. good luck
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-21-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,566
Posted By markpillow
how old?

whenever asked i just say "the last birthday i celebrated was 39" my mama told me not to use the f words.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 9,226
Posted By markpillow
help thy neighbor

get your self a drill and a snorkel and help him on his way. who's gonna believe he didn't do it.
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-21-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 8,740
Posted By markpillow
back-up here

i don't have very much experience( dingies and such), but i'm thinking the first thing to do is make damn sure everyone has their pfds on and on corectly. it doesn't sound like you could have...
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