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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-30-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Sadly -Canadian Sailors Body Discovered Jan 25, 2016 -Baja Sur Mexico

So sorry for the loss of your friend. I think you should probably contact the Canadian embassy either in Cabo or Canada with your information unless you already have done that. It is likely important...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-28-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Sadly -Canadian Sailors Body Discovered Jan 25, 2016 -Baja Sur Mexico

The Mexican Govt. and Canadian embassy were making inquiries to the Ensenada boatyard of Baja Naval this week re. information of a sailors body found in south Baja Mexico on the Pacific side. Baja...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Luff Tape Repair -Stumped. Sailmaker Thoughts?

To answer some of the above posts here goes.

* No. The luff tape did not pull out of the groove by being the wrong (small) size. The aluminum extrusion join came apart and the sharp edges cut the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Lightbulb Luff Tape Repair -Stumped. Sailmaker Thoughts?

In attempting to remove my newer 135% headsail from the headstay foil the luff tape became torn 6 feet from the head. Boat is 45' Norseman. I thought the sail was not coming down due to a rope or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Need Passage Routing Advice-San Diego to Seattle

GO. AWAY. TROLL. ...See all the intelligent peoples replies?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Need Passage Routing Advice-San Diego to Seattle

Per. my original post. Um. -I'm looking for folks who've done the route.
I have ALL of Jimmy books BTW. God bless Jimmy.

Actual "hey we did this last year" is of more value than just about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,336
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Squatters at dock!?

ABSO-FRICKIN-LUTELY. Your friend arrives at 2am in his boston whaler and tows it a short distance and drops the hook ( or ties it to a mooring). You know nothing. Seen nothing. Since you don't own a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,615
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Moisture Meter Recomendations

For sure. It was a badly soaked hull. In fact to prove it to the guy we went around the entire yard of boats (apx. 20) many with the same bottom paint. Found a few with wet areas.

I thought it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,615
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Moisture Meter Recomendations

I bought a CT-33 and it was invaluable when I was inspecting boats before purchasing my Norseman.

I do need to sell it now though. Of note is the poor guy who hauled his 60 foot power cruiser in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Need Passage Routing Advice-San Diego to Seattle

Would really appreciate some advice from someone who has sailed this route before. We are departing San Diego for Seattle WA this Sept. 13th.
I've done my due diligence with pilot charts and route...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,532
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

As a sailmaker and retired hard core racer I agree with this post 100%. A passage is about the trip not exactly the destination. A light air day (or week) is a good opportunity to think about why you...
Forum: Electronics   09-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Need Audio Amp -Bluetooth Direct to Speakers

Oh. So you connect the earbuds to the speakers. Wow. You got another post. How about answering the question as opposed to snarkism. I don't need ******* idiots here.
Forum: Electronics   09-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Need Audio Amp -Bluetooth Direct to Speakers

Ok, I thought there would be tons of threads on how to bluetooth stream direct to speakers via a standalone bluetooth audio amp. I need a hardware solution.

I am looking to do this for the onwatch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Burly Bow Eye -Can you help with advice?

I would love to hear your advice and hopefully hear from someone who has fabricated a stout bow eye. I've searched for photos and other info but have come up short. I did see a perfect double bow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4,389
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

I have no idea ......

(Maybe not but the abuse was uncalled for ..... edit by tdw.)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 4,389
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

Need help determining which windlass to buy. Is there a winch I need to avoid? Is there a winch that is a great deal and good quality? Not much info on the net on windlass reviews. Anyone see a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Would You Sail This Rig Across an Ocean?

Well, this boat is a Perry designed '81 Golden Wave 42. It apparently does have running backs but they are not attached to the lower shrouds under the lower spreader. They run somewhat much higher...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Would You Sail This Rig Across an Ocean?

I'd be interested to know from those who build/repair/understand rigging, if the following setup on a "bluewater" boat sounds correct:

Boat in this case is a 42 foot masthead sloop (modified fin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Please Tell Me You Have Sailed A Golden Wave 42 -RHP Design

Thanks! I think this is a matter of interpretation of the term tender. Semantics? I was thinking "tippy". If your Tayana 37 is initially tender but sets into a tack and bears onward like a truck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Please Tell Me You Have Sailed A Golden Wave 42 -RHP Design

And. Drum roll. ...No more replys needed! Thank you for your succinct reply to my query on stability. This ties it up neatly for me. It answers my question about a "tender" boat in re. the GW42. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Please Tell Me You Have Sailed A Golden Wave 42 -RHP Design

I am in need of feedback on tenderness of a Cheoy Lee -Golden Wave 42. I'm about to make an offer on this boat. If you don't know, this is a fantastic boat -IMHO. Very well put together, strong and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,824
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Are ALL Sellers LYING MORONIC DOUCHBAGS??

Wow. I wish I had read my own thread as OP (time travel) before moving on the expensive evaluation of these boats. What I've taken away from this is it's critically important to press the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-20-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,824
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Are ALL Sellers LYING MORONIC DOUCHBAGS??

Thanks. This thread has become invaluable to my boat buying process. And yes, my broker said "make an offer and get a survey". I was really happy to finally see a really nice boat that met my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-20-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,824
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Are ALL Sellers LYING MORONIC DOUCHBAGS??

-EXACTLY MY POINT! Although I do not think anyone makes offers blind ie. I do a personal inspection before making the offer and writing the deposit check (escrow) to the broker. But the issue that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-16-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,824
Posted By CheckedOutRob
Re: Are ALL Sellers LYING MORONIC DOUCHBAGS??

Wow -Thanks to everybody for your great insights!! I think many people have been in my shoes. JulieMor you have some wise words and you seem to know finance! I've taken everyones input and now am...
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