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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By FSMike
Re: New Bimini/Dodger?

I've gotten quality work from both
Kustom Kovers in Daytona Beach
Custom Marine Canvas in St. Augustine.
Forum: Electronics   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By FSMike
Re: Bare Minimum Electronics

I spent some years sailing around the coasts of Georgia and Florida in a 26' gaffer luxuriously equipped with navigation lights, including an anchor light, and a battery.
After a year or so I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,559
Posted By FSMike
Re: What's the furthest you've sailed in the smallest boat?

I wandered from St. Simons Is., Ga. through the keys to Tarpon Springs, Fl. in my 26' double ended gaff rigger. That was primarily harbor hopping, longest trip I recall was probably Marathon to Ft....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By FSMike
Re: Hit & Run

Did you report it to the appropriate LEOS? USCG, Sheriff, Marine Patrol, etc. They might have arrested a drunk with damage to his bow during that time period.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By FSMike
Re: making money as a scuba instructor?

You might be able to find seasonal jobs at a resort.
Probably have to be prearranged.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,167
Posted By FSMike
Re: Budget, livingaboard, boat size..

About 8.07% - give or take lol. Or 09.37% if you look at it another way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By FSMike
Re: Ran aground!

Serious? Who knows? The purpose of keeping the fiberglass sealed is to keep water from saturating the fiberglass. If the raw fiberglass is exposed I would seal it with some epoxy now.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By FSMike
Re: Ran aground!

Assuming the white spot is intact gel coat it'll be fine until spring, just keep the barnacles etc. scraped off.
If the damage has gone through the gel coat to raw fiberglass you can always put...
Forum: Racing   1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By FSMike
Re: BVI - Around Tortola Race

Did the bear get seasick lol?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,707
Posted By FSMike
Re: Rapido 60 - The most perfect cruiser?

One thing's for sure - if you can afford to buy the boat, you can afford to build a dock.
And if you do buy it, can I go for a ride lol?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,461
Posted By FSMike
Re: Damned I hate winter!

Well Gary, at least if you can get all that stuff done you're definitely healthy enough to sail south again.
Wave when you pass Port Orange next fall.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By FSMike
Re: Back into sailing

Welcome aboard jdazey.
What model cat did you get? Love Chris White's designs.
Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By FSMike
Re: Windria - hyperlocal weather forecast application for sailors

I really like this. how do you switch from one model to another?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By FSMike
Re: how to convert the naive and the unwilling?

Mistake # 1 - kayaks in a breeze. You could have cancelled.

Mistake # 2 - a monohull instead of a catamaran. If it's not too late to change you might want to do so (if it's in the budget).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By FSMike
Re: Repainting over previously barrier coated bottom

It's my understanding from your original post that you are changing paints to avoid having to use teflon, rather than because your current paint has teflon.
If that is indeed the case, then removing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,585
Posted By FSMike
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Sorry to change the subject, but there's something I don't quite understand.
Why is this type of thread a sticky instead of a plain old garden variety thread?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By FSMike
Re: Pirate skeleton found...

Well, I wouldn't fly them from the mast lol.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By FSMike
Re: Yamaha 15hp vs. 20hp

Anyway, probably different carburetors.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By FSMike
Re: Engine Starting Issue

What he said. Adding a starter relay (two in my case) made all the difference in the world.
Forum: Polls   12-29-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By FSMike
Re: Poll: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

It wouldn't be accurate anyway.
Real pirates don't participate in polls lol.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By FSMike
Re: How often do you update your charts?

Rarely, there has to be a good specific reason for me to do so.
In my limited cruising area I usually know where I am and what local problems there might be.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By FSMike
Re: Through Okachobee or the keys?

Current information on the Okeechobee Waterway depths, locks, maintenance schedule, etc. can be obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, Fl. office.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By FSMike
Re: Olympic Cesspool

Notice the laughing emoji at the end of the post.
Forum: News Feeds   11-24-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By FSMike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By FSMike
Re: Dingy ideas wanted......

A cover on your dinghy can definitely help keep the rain out, especially if you use some bows to keep the cover arched so water won't pool.
If nothing else it should keep your dinghy from getting...
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