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Search: Posts Made By: oysterman23
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Tank bladders are another topic that comes up frequently. They can work, but they need to fit properly and be properly adhered.

However, in this case, if the OEM tank is that rusted, I would be...
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 11,927
Posted By drakeParagon
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Episodes 33 and 34 available early for our patrons and our friends on Sailnet.

Welcome to Newport, Parts 1 and 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmq8LGC6Rs

Thank you so much to everyone here...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By Jammer Six
Re: Just another "heave to" question ...

Sounds like the answer is less headsail, not more. You're already getting blown too far down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Cruising Gear #2

Keep in mind that if it were not for beer, most of us would not be alive today, America would not have been discovered because old Chris would have died of thirst while crossing the Atlantic, we...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-02-2015
Replies: 66
Views: 4,976
Posted By smackdaddy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,790
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

If I wait for someone else I would never do it as I would wait forever.

I sail alone because no one can get off their ass and come sail with me.


Mark
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Lashing lifelines

Not true for Amsteel. Check the Samson web site. It develops 50% at a 1:1 diameter, and in a loop termination, each leg carries only 50%. This is true because the Ansteel flattens out under load,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By tdw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Is it Spring Yet?

When Minnesota thaws, New York is only a day or two behind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 4,968
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Our first good video

We also use Sony to edit our videos, Youtube and full length DVDs, I type all text into a word processor first, then cut & past into Vegas, then Jill reviews it once more. The ONLY way I can get it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By mbianka
Re: An Interview With Dylan Winter!

When so many people are chomping at the bit to cruise "out there". His videos remind one that just cruising ones local waters can be just as beautiful, rewarding and fun.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-15-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,031
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

At the very least I hope the Coasties gave them a nice 2-hour lecture on their incurable stupidity and duty to never go near the water again. Ever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,221
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Huge price drop on Standard Horizon HX851

Thought I would post a recollection of my HX851. I needed to replace the rechargeable battery pack after the first year. As I mentioned above, I keep it in the ditchbag and, therefore, probably not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Spreading ashes?

Done this quite often

Set this up ahead of time.
A length of 6 in white PVC sewer pipe from home depot. Zap strapped to the rail. straight down to just above the water will take care of any blow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,603
Posted By warren5421
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Don't plan on racing, just enjoying myself. My ideal is away from loads of boats and people. I'll be looking at 2-7 days down the outside coast then back. Bad weather I'll find a harbor to set in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Like many cruisers I carry tanks on my deck. And I frequently sail well offshore. A couple of notes:

1. Wave action can be brutal. I have had two of my tanks cracked by wave action. It's not fun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: BS1088 bulkhead installation inquiries

:laugher It gets worse. There are a few other Ballad owners who literally took out every piece of internal furniture, sanded & painted the interior, and built it back up using all new materials....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Winterizing a boat

I make a wooden frame with a lot of pitch (steep sides) and throw a couple of tarps over it. Use good quality tarps and tie them snug; flapping in the breeze can damage the boat's finish.

Shrink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By SOVT
Re: Docking in a crosswind

Actually I love those kind of days.

I fly a B757 across the Atlantic weekly and for the most part automation has taken the fun out of what we do. But every now and then you get a serious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By capecodda
Re: Minimum Draft

Good question, doesn't sound like Maine does it:D


Around here the mud goes on forever in some bays. People wading in have been know to get sucked in and never been heard from again.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,328
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

With only 20 slips, I assume you are easily replaced? Have to consider whether you are willing to leave over this.

That said, he was clearly wrong, as I understand your side of the story. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,590
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

I can endorse either one or two part Petit paints for doing the whole topside area. While one part (EZPoxy) is maybe 40% cheaper, I can't really say that the two part (EZPoxy2) is really any harder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,057
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Quick meals or snacks?

I will admit, hard to do as a chef, but we always have some canned soup on board. I prefer Progresso of different varieties, try to find the low sodium ones. A hot clam chowder is pretty tastu on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,346
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Some people's children...

You don't have pants-optional Thursdays at your office?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,352
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yup, but ya know, after reading it online in PDF form, I found it was much more palatable to read as a book in my hands. I also keep it on my boat.

The guy has done a lot for singlehand sailing,...
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