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Search: Posts Made By: Scotty C-M
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

It's really common for a 24' sailboat to dock without a motor. Practice, Practice, Practice. Have fun.
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

Topping lift for the pole.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,919
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Spreading ashes?

Interesting. So I spent some time on the internet. California State regulations require being beyond 500 yards from shore. EPA regulations require being at least 3miles from shore. If I remember...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,919
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Spreading ashes?

In California spreading ashes at sea has to be at least 500 yards from shore. Look up your requirements. Crematoriums offer a salt based urn. Throw the whole thing in the water. It dissolves. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Buy this deal, or pass?

Capta, would that be a 10' radar pole? :D

By the way, I have a complete Raymarine system with plotter, auto pilot, wind, speed, and depth. It is a C series. They are all integrated and work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Windows in canvas?

We have a Bimini and a connector. The Bimini has no windows. Even without the connector piece I never had a problem looking forward and up to see the main. The connector has one very large window....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,609
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Greatest fear?

My biggest fear is that someone on board will get seriously hurt. Especially if it is by some error on my part. Being Skipper on a boat is a big responsibility.
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: boats with the most head room

There are lots of boats that have ample headroom. What kind of boat do you like? I don't mean to not answer your question, but there are so many other criteria that may be more limiting. Examples:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Do you think I'm going to blow myself up

Why would you store gas in an unvented area? It is really easy to build a storage tank, complete with vent. Build it into the lazaretto.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,869
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Which 27 ??

Randy, We owned a Catalina 30 for about 10 years. It was a great boat for us (and our three boys). Good luck to ya - let us know how it works out. :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Pearson 303 question

Both (Catalina and Pearson) great boats. Buy the one with best condition, best gear and best emotional appeal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 65,243
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I really can't immagine why anyone cares. It's just a silly little flag. If you do think that it has some large significance, well, we'll just agree to disagree.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,540
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Don't have any experience on the Catalina 445, but I do own a Catalina 400. Similar in many ways, I find my boat to be easy to single-hand. Like IStream, I have the boat rigged to make it easier,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Best tow service/package?

I've had to call Vessel Assist (BoatUS) a couple of times. Great service. They have several locations near where I sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,331
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I know a fellow who did this: He donated a fancy lunch aboard his boat AT THE DOCK. If he felt that the people were OK, they became friends. As friends they then took off for a day sail. This...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-04-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 5,188
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

Putting an outboard on that boat would be ... not to efficient. Fix the engine before you buy the boat (set up an escrow account or something like that). You'll be better off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,424
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Wood filler?

Old school ... try some Elmers Glue mixed with the teak.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Barnacles clogging through hull

John. I've done a lot of diving, so I have some hints. Go down to a sport store and get a wetsuit. You can also get them on Craigs list or rent one at a surf shop. I carry a light wetsuit on my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Barnacles clogging through hull

Disconnect the hose from the through hose. Have a bottle brush ready. Open the seacock and insert the bottle brush - wash the heck out of it. Pull it out and close the seacock.

Three things I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

Great boat. You can enjoy it for years. The lessons are a great idea. The wife is even better!! Happy birthday. (Wow, what's next year??)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-25-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,478
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: How unsafe would this be for occasional heat?

I read some of the report linked by Denise. Thanks. It appears that hypoxia (low oxygen) is a significant danger. It seems like a really bad idea to use this type of heater. If you're going to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,604
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Best aft master berth on under 50' boat?

One of the reasons why we bought the Catalina 400 is the large aft cabin, with a double bed with access from both sides. Since we do coastal sailing, it is very easy to use. I like an aft cockpit,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 8,769
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Talking about health issues ... I mentioned to my wife that we should buy this boat, she said something about me giving her a heart attack.
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Salty california kid needs advice

You sound like me when I was younger. I"m 66 years old now and have spent all my life around boats. I was employed for 36 years as a school teacher, but I spent significant time employed in fishing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 65,243
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

So what. It's not a powerful symbol. It's just kid stuff. Not remotely in the same category as the confederate flag or the swastika. Believe it, no Somali pirate is flying that flag. As far as...
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