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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 10,475
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Itgoshen said it best...

just cus most of ya'll are probably too old to have your stupid questions and ridiculous dreams chronicled for eternity on the internet doesnt mean you didn't have them....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2014
Replies: 229
Views: 27,043
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

thanks for posting this! its reminding me how badly i need to get back to el tunco and sunzal ASAP. need any help ? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 846
How do manage or prioritize your to do list?

Do you just keep an old fashion piece of pen and paper and cross it off as you go? Do you have an awesome xcel spreadsheet? Anyone out there using something like Microsft Project or is that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,027
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

I got a pair of Reef Spiniker's paying no attention to the name implying they are a sailing shoe... pure coincidence. But they are however an excellent shoe for sailing. The thing I like most about...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Just Another Struggling Dreamer

I realized I never introduced myself. I'm just another one of those people who has the idea that the grass is greener on the ocean side.

Started sailing J22s 3 years ago and got hooked. Now Ive...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,988
Re: Three Years From Cruising

Although before a cruise it probably is prudent to think about everthing that could possibly go wrong ;)
Forum: Living Aboard   12-17-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 33,940
Re: Cats on Board

On leaving a dog in the boat while you leave for a bit....

I have left my friends 70lb pitbull in a 28 foot boat for about a couple hours while I went to go get a meal. I was pretty nervous about...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,988
Re: Three Years From Cruising

Awesome plan! Don't let the naysayers get you down. Its all apart of the journey. It always amazes me the way some people tend to focus on all that can go wrong rather than whats possible.

Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   12-09-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Free Maintenance Help in Baltimore/Annapolis Area

I'm inexperienced, younger, and looking to learn.

I acquired a boat 2 years ago and am becoming overwhelmed by it ( I'd be happy to explain acquisition story if interested.) I think I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Re: Seized Seacock Help

I got one of them... it was the brass hammer and a few minutes of tapping that did it. Just as I was begninning to doubt, it just slid right out.

The other one is proving a little more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Seized Seacock Help

So I have gotten most of my seacocks apart to lap and grease but can't get the last two. They are spartan cone plugs.

I've tried:
Heat gun
Pb blaster
Hitting with dead blow hammer
PVC for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Re: Newbie Bottom Paint Q

Thanks for all the input. I decided I am just going to suck it up have her hauled and painted, fix the packing gland myself (or attempt to) then put right back in the water. The chance of getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Newbie Bottom Paint Q

I can tell there are a decent amount of barnacles on the bottom and it needs to be repainted. (its been at least 2 years since its last haulout) My question though is: Should I just wait until next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 196,486
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Is the process for non skid the same minus the wax. i.e. clean, compound, cutting creme, then Woody's Wax instead of collinite? Can non skid be compounded?


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