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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By skipmac
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

No way a screw will work here. Cannot imagine what the guy at West Marine was thinking.

Fill the cavity with something (thickened epoxy?) through bolt it and use a good backing plate.

Hard to...
Forum: Electronics   01-29-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,554
Posted By skipmac
Re: Finally! A boat-sized computer

Does the Dell run on 110 or use a brick. Point of course can it be hooked up to 12V DC or would one have to run and inverter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By skipmac
Re: Predicting Sea Nettles

Interesting thread. I have only been to the Chesapeake once, a couple of years ago when I brought a boat south from CT to FL. After an overnight sail from DE we got to the Chesapeake looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Bingo. I thought the Black Dog might give it away. And the back story, the photos were taken during hurricane Irene. It was much nastier that it looked in the pictures but I hear that is usually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Almost there. You're getting really warm.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

OK. Here's another go at it. http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/skipmac/DSC_0479_zps4d4c688e.jpghttp://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy347/skipmac/Nikon314_zps5e7fbec2.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Recognized it because Eleuthera is where I went on my very first cruise. Had to look twice since it has been forty years and the details are a bit fuzzy after that much time.

If I recall the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 420,488
Posted By skipmac
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Glass Window, Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 19,403
Posted By skipmac
You have to have an out of FL address and remove...

You have to have an out of FL address and remove the boat from the state by the deadline (I forget if it's 30 or 90 days) or Florida WILL ding you for the sales tax.

You can get an extension of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 7,955
Posted By skipmac
I have owned and lived aboard boats with alcohol...

I have owned and lived aboard boats with alcohol and propane. The only problem I ever had was with alcohol, almost caught the boat on fire when alcohol leaked onto the stove top, caught on fire and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-17-2010
Replies: 498
Views: 85,883
Posted By skipmac
1. Potential for wrecking the boat and loss of...

1. Potential for wrecking the boat and loss of life vs tired and sea sick for another few hours or even few days? Obviously no comparison. Problem is tired and sea sick makes it more difficult to...
Forum: herSailNet   11-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,872
Posted By skipmac
launch singlehanded

Well, can't help you with how to deal with obnoxious crew for racing but in addition to a 42' sailboat I also have a 20' ski boat and previously a 25' speedboat, both of which I launched singlehanded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 12,756
Posted By skipmac
The question is really too open ended to answer...

The question is really too open ended to answer exactly. By "maintain" do you mean only repairs and upkeep or do you also want to include dockage, power, etc? Will you do ALL the labor yourself...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By skipmac
If they gave me the boat I still couldn't afford...

If they gave me the boat I still couldn't afford the upkeep. Don't even want to think about the dockage in S CA.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,007
Posted By skipmac
Have always put toilet paper in the head and...

Have always put toilet paper in the head and never had a clog from it. Of course I do ask guests to use some restraint in the amount. If a large wad is needed some reason (I don't ask why) either...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By skipmac
It was easy for me. I just had to sell my boat...

It was easy for me. I just had to sell my boat when we got married, buy a house, pay off the mortgage, remodel the house, put money in the bank and then add 28 years of begging, pleading,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By skipmac
Had the same question. Had downloaded all the...

Had the same question. Had downloaded all the NOAA charts and started looking for charts of UK and the Med (not going yet but my daydream for a couple of years down the road) and was really shocked...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By skipmac
Second the recommendations so far. Assuming no...

Second the recommendations so far. Assuming no major structural problems the Pearson will be a stronger boat if you plan going offshore, the Hunter built for coastal cruising.

Definitely get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1,335
Posted By skipmac
Well actually one less problem, there was an...

Well actually one less problem, there was an electronic nav system that started up in the early seventies called Omega. World wide coverage with 8 land based transmitters. Did need to buy paper...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   11-22-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 5,143
Posted By skipmac
Since St Thomas in the USVI and Culebra & Vieques...

Since St Thomas in the USVI and Culebra & Vieques (PR) are both part of the US is customs clearance required? I sort of thought it would be like sailing from Key West to Miami.

But maybe things...
Forum: Caribbean Islands   11-22-2008
Replies: 8
  bahamas
Views: 2,177
Posted By skipmac
Lots of great stops but Georgetown Great Exuma is...

Lots of great stops but Georgetown Great Exuma is one of my all time favorite harbors. Small town attitude but large enough for good stores, food restocking, local restaurants, etc. But not so...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-19-2008
Replies: 131
Views: 64,285
Posted By skipmac
Never tried but I thought you could print the...

Never tried but I thought you could print the charts downloaded from NOAA?
Forum: Provisioning   11-19-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6,257
Posted By skipmac
Loved cast iron on my boat and had no problem...

Loved cast iron on my boat and had no problem with rust (see previous post on care), but found one serious down side. Had a skillet fall off a counter when an unexpected wave hit and land on my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-19-2008
Replies: 498
Views: 85,883
Posted By skipmac
I grew up landlocked and knew no sailors when I...

I grew up landlocked and knew no sailors when I started out so learned everything to start with by reading every book and magazine I could get my hands on. Then with only two voyages to my credit...
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