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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By gregpecaut

If you remember the forest fires in Fla. several years ago, the A$$ H01e that started those fires used marine flares. I would not set one off from my back yard, you could start a forest fire, or the...
Forum: Apps & Authors   07-16-2008
Replies: 544
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 139,407
Posted By gregpecaut
Talking Most Important Book

MUST READ; BOWDITCH THE AMERICAN PRATICLE NAVIGATOR. Don't leave the dock without it! :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 4,458
Posted By gregpecaut
Life Raft

I have a 9' dinghy (inflatable) that I tow when coastal sailing, and store when off shore. BUT no life raft. ;) I do carry an EPIRB. You need an EPIRB long before you will need a life raft. If you...
Forum: Outboard   10-03-2007
Replies: 261
Views: 73,679
Posted By gregpecaut

As far as a small under 30' sail boat being too much for a )NE cylinder engine, that's bunk. A British Seagull Feather Weight (less than 1.5HP) will move a heavy 30' full keel boat at up to 4 knots...
Forum: MacGregor   09-03-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 5,317
Posted By gregpecaut
High Seas

It's already been said about the boat being light and the seas stopping their forward motion, however, if you keep the jib sheeted in it will back wind and help bring the bow around. Also if you move...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-14-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 6,835
Posted By gregpecaut
Anchor Danforth Type

I have used a Hooker and Supper Hooker anchors and several others. They are not Danforth anchors. Danforth anchors use a different angle for the flukes, sharper flukes, and set well in the most...
Forum: Atomic 4   02-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 4,930
Posted By gregpecaut
A cheap and good test can be done to let you know...

A cheap and good test can be done to let you know what may be wrong with your engine. Take an oil sample to a Speed Co oil change facility or any of the larger truck stops and have them do an oil...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2007
Replies: 682
Views: 32,806
Posted By gregpecaut
It's not that there are people that strongly...

It's not that there are people that strongly dissagree that some (1 degree over 100 years) warming has occured, but that it is caused by man. Human co2 emmissions account for only 10% of the co2. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 3,474
Posted By gregpecaut
I drive truck and many add refidg to these. Many...

I drive truck and many add refidg to these. Many have tried marine, and RV units, but the ones that have the most sucess use an apartment fridg (from walmart) and an inverter. Cheap and it works!...
Forum: Provisioning   10-14-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 10,331
Posted By gregpecaut
Boat wine

Not really making wine, but this does save space on the boat. 200 years ago the wine drank onboard was brandywine. It's simple to make. Just add 1 1/2 oz. of brandy to 2 1/2 oz. of water. That...
Forum: Bristol   10-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,304
Posted By gregpecaut
New Old Boat

Just bought myself a Bristol 30' and would like to know anything you Bristol owners have found out with your Bristols. Like what tends to need taking care of. Any problems you may have had....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 3,048
Posted By gregpecaut
Start with taking her out in all kinds of...

Start with taking her out in all kinds of weather. If a 40k wind seems like it's too much for you in your boat, stick to coastal cruising. If you have everything under controll and feel you and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,214
Posted By gregpecaut
Just a note on the question of center cockpit vs...

Just a note on the question of center cockpit vs aft. The center cockpit layouts allow an aft cabin, which allows more privacy when family crusing, however that also means less room in the salon. ...
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