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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,590
Posted By mariner3302
Re: Now what

Let us know what you do and how the little one is!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 3,590
Posted By mariner3302
Re: Now what

Nothing better than a cat on a boat! I had one but he drowned. He tried to jump off the boat to go walking around when we where tied up in Bimini. Sorry to be a downer but he was an awesome crewman....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,765
Posted By mariner3302
Re: Do it all boat, Caribbean and Rtw

I think that sailing (in)experience needs to be addressed before what boat is a "do it all". Most RTW sailors have had multiple boats that has left them with a ton of experience. Personally, I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By mariner3302
Re: Winter sailing months around NC, SC,

I singlehanded from Oriental for a year and the winter was the best sailing. Dressed for it of course but I did a lot of Oriental to Ocracoke and outside around Caped lookout then into Beaufort. Then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By mariner3302
Re: First single hand

Keep it up!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By mariner3302
Re: First single hand

Great job! I singlehanded my Tartan 34-2 for a few years and about 5000 sea miles without an autopilot. Yuck.

There is a great feeling of accomplishment in doing it alone!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,458
Posted By mariner3302
What a crock

EDIT PERSONAL ATTACK
You have what... a week in the DR? You don't have a CLUE what you are talking about. WHORES??? Sure didn't see any in the month or so I was there. Nor was I 'shaken down' or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-18-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 9,918
Posted By mariner3302
I have one if anyone is still looking!!!

I have one if anyone is still looking!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,899
Posted By mariner3302
Didn't see the other posts before I wrote this....

Didn't see the other posts before I wrote this. Magnificent discussion. I think that as all things, as technology advances, we will see more and more diverse methods of systems in use. The trick is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 5,899
Posted By mariner3302
Don't forget, electric drives/motors have been...

Don't forget, electric drives/motors have been used to propel vessels for almost 100 years... Diesel/electric submarines. This is not 'new technology', it is old technology that is being put into a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,422
Posted By mariner3302
Dog's right, I would NOT remove the winches. They...

Dog's right, I would NOT remove the winches. They can really come in handy. I wish I had one on the mast.
Forum: Tartan   10-23-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 4,708
Posted By mariner3302
http://www.tartanowners.org/models.phtml

http://www.tartanowners.org/models.phtml
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By mariner3302
The swamp is open and it is a very nice trip....

The swamp is open and it is a very nice trip. They should have completed the drag of the canal to get a lot of debris out. I was there a couple months ago and it was quite nice. The locks are very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By mariner3302
Inflatable tender emergency inflation device

I have been thinking about this for awhile. It has to be possible to use a small compressed air cylinder such as a scuba pony tank or emergency bottle to inflate the tubes. I saw that Zodiac has some...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors   07-26-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By mariner3302
Shoulda hung him... dumb ass. What a STUPID thing...

Shoulda hung him... dumb ass. What a STUPID thing to do!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-26-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,706
Posted By mariner3302
Damn did THIS thread get hijacked!! Maybe back on...

Damn did THIS thread get hijacked!! Maybe back on track now though. Might be looking for crew to go south on the East coast in a couple months. I am in NC now. Heading to RI and MN for August and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,501
Posted By mariner3302
Truck stop's generally give you the freshest fuel...

Truck stop's generally give you the freshest fuel especially the bigger ones. BUT the trick is that you are buying on road, taxed fuel. By buying from a marina or similar offroad fuel supplier, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,618
Posted By mariner3302
Called Frank & Jimmy's and the guy punched all...

Called Frank & Jimmy's and the guy punched all the data into the computer and it popped out 16x12, by golly! Aren't computer's wise? Gonna call another place or two but am pretty sure they will say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,618
Posted By mariner3302
Yanmar 3GM30F prop recommendations, please..

I had some variable pitch job, 2 blade, about 16 inches diameter. It overloaded the engine and wouldn't allow the RPM's to advance over 2900 when they should get to 3400. No, I don't want to fiddle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By mariner3302
This site has a lot of good links and articles and such...

http://www.sail-japan.info/site/modules/content/index.php?id=29

Lot's of good info here...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-24-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By mariner3302
Wanted : recent Navionics gold XL3, SC - Bahama's

If you have one in good shape and fairly recent, please let me know how much. Could trade for all the NOAA BSB's, downloaded on DVD with Coast Pilots and other sailing stuff like a chart viewer...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,410
Posted By mariner3302
Ahh! I see! Best of luck then! It sounds like a...

Ahh! I see! Best of luck then! It sounds like a great idea now, sailing is always something people are interested in learning or refining!
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,835
Posted By mariner3302
Although doing is much better than simulating,...

Although doing is much better than simulating, simulating has it's place too. Using models to show how things work can be cheap education. Sail trim and docking for example. That National Geographic...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,410
Posted By mariner3302
Far be it from me to ask dumb questions... but...

Far be it from me to ask dumb questions... but how are you going to teach sailing if you have limited and dated experience? Blind leading the blind? How long do you realistically expect the current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,697
Posted By mariner3302
Completely Agree...

Completely Agree...
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