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Search: Posts Made By: RAGTIMEDON
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-14-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
I have a funny feeling most of the boats in Haiti...

I have a funny feeling most of the boats in Haiti are hauling chunks of broken concrete now. The Question Steve asked about Cat 30 - Anything is fun to sail!! But if you buy a Catalina there are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
I'm glad I DIDN"T eat lunch before -- I probably...

I'm glad I DIDN"T eat lunch before -- I probably would have lost it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 3,223
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Those aren't the boobies Sea Monkey was hoping...

Those aren't the boobies Sea Monkey was hoping for..............
Forum: Diesel 07-15-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 4,958
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
keep it clean!

:) Last I looked an atomic 4 was a gas engine:) but who cares? IMHO it is important to use C series oils in a diesel, Rotella being one of the better ones. 5 or 10 viscosity will leak thru a bad...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-03-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 8,101
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Wish I were closer, I'd love to crew for you. ...

Wish I were closer, I'd love to crew for you. Yes, you were crazy to buy without survey, but crazy is essential when you sail small boats! Yes, you wer lucky to get her in good condition at a great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2009
Replies: 71
Views: 2,850
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Congrats, Wombat -- does this mean you will have...

Congrats, Wombat -- does this mean you will have to put another grill on your stern rail?????
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-17-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 11,372
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Here in the river and when I sailed the Great...

Here in the river and when I sailed the Great Lakes, the greatest danger in fog was not being run down by freighters. Both Great Lakes freighters and river barge towboats use radar in the fog, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Wink WHOA! If it was Gui would you say he is a good...

WHOA! If it was Gui would you say he is a good young man?????????? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I'm old enough to say he's a young man, but GOOD???????:eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
I'd be inclined to combine all the Trojan wet...

I'd be inclined to combine all the Trojan wet cells into the house bank and buy a 27 wetcell for starting, connected thru the Echocharger. Two reasons for this choice. If you use an AGM, as was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
IMHO one should never put a check valve in a deck...

IMHO one should never put a check valve in a deck scupper or cockpit drain. If you are anywhere near shore, there are likely to be trees dropping leaves on your deck, particularly during a heavy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,314
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
It's an old thread -- perhaps I shouldn't...

It's an old thread -- perhaps I shouldn't ressurect it, but it appeared on my screen, so.... These guys all talk about over revving the engine and/or increasing speed too fast. I had a 28 O'Day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2009
Replies: 172
Views: 13,605
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Post suggestion---

Just a suggestion -- to make the calculations easy, why not start the measured markings on your rode from a point 7 times the distance from bow chock to water, or if your depth sounder is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 21,442
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
One variable no one mentioned is where you are...

One variable no one mentioned is where you are cruising. When we crossed Lake Michigan years ago, we used to figure 5 knots as minimum speed, because the run was about 60 NM where we usually...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 4,733
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
We all know how you feel -- ELATED! they say...

We all know how you feel -- ELATED! they say the two best days in a sailor's life are when he buys a boat and when he sells her! But Sabre makes a fine boat, and that looks like a beautiful...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-31-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 28,163
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
He's right in omly one line -- boating is...

He's right in omly one line -- boating is expensive. What pleasure in life is not? Wife is expensive - kids are expensive - but could I or most of the rest of you imagine life without them? The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Wink Oops!

Minor problem with disinformation. :( Molecular weight refers to weight of one mole, which may or may not be equal in physical size to a mole of another substance. A more accurate measurement for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 3,512
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
but it looks darn good for the firs ever! my...

but it looks darn good for the firs ever! my first half dozen looked like heck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 3,512
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
splice is stronger if the fat part is longer. ...

splice is stronger if the fat part is longer. Splice looks smoother if you taper the core so it goes smoothly from the fat part to plain rope size.
Forum: Atomic 4 12-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Talking yes, I know it's off the subject but I just...

yes, I know it's off the subject but I just noticed that Leither has a retired member:puke --they've got a pill for that!:laugher :laugher :laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-22-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
A cruising couple we met in our marina in October...

A cruising couple we met in our marina in October had left Norway in May 2005, wanderind the world. If you google BIKA, which is the name of their boat, you can find out their path which had led...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 4,338
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Thanks, Quietly. We appreciate your service and...

Thanks, Quietly. We appreciate your service and all your fellow Americans in Baghdad. BTW I know Stockton lake, it's where we bought Ragtime.
I agree with the poster who said he'd like to be in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Dubbledee, I envy your good fortune -- you will...

Dubbledee, I envy your good fortune -- you will have a great boat! Comparitivly speaking I have a sea slug, and I know it, but it's the limitations of the bread box, nowhutimean?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,551
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
45,000 Chrysler workers laid off will not be as...

45,000 Chrysler workers laid off will not be as bad as it could be, because most United Auto Workers union members get what is known as "sub-pay." If the banks keep us from financing new cars and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
Glad you saw the humor in it --- some of the...

Glad you saw the humor in it --- some of the lawyer/sailors who hang around here wouldn't! Of course if he has a slip with power outlet and a small electric heater, you could stay on the boat and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-18-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By RAGTIMEDON
So you think sailboats are expensive? Try...

So you think sailboats are expensive? Try trading her in, and find out what expensive really means!
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