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Search: Posts Made By: bljones
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,236
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Not really- at least 4 out of those 6 months it is too cold and snowy to actually work, and, really, this isn't nuclear reactor design- there isn't as much "studying" as there is gruntwork. So, our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,236
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I've never missed a season, and i sail longer and deeper into the season than most- first in, last out, even wiht all that damn do it yourself work. And I am not standing around waiting for mechanics...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By bljones
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

walk away- this is more boat than you want to handle and there are lost of better boats out there under $2500 with their engines already installed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,236
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Fair enough.
Those who sail, sail.
those who learn the skills... keep sailing. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,236
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

When you "hit the end of your expertise level"... bust through it.

At one time, I didn't know"deep mechanical" or "deep electrical' either...but i have never had 'deep pockets", so I had to dig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By bljones
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

*sigh*... big trouble for moose and squirrel.
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/166/f/c/rocky_bullwinkle_sad_by_chausseeca-d7mif4m.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

High road, passive aggressive elitism, low road, unadorned aggression, thirdhand- politically correct offense taken, mods bashed, religious slights recognized and remarked.... and the KKK card...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By bljones
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

All of the above advice plus a good selection of wind sites, like windalert, windfinder and windguru. They all have good coverage of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By bljones
Re: West Marine - Big sale on Lowrance HDS 5 unit, Friday only

NMEA2000 AND includes Nautic Insight charts, and a 200 khz sounder. that is a screaming deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By bljones
Re: Ouch !!!

how many wraps do you have around the winch now, George?
4 wraps might be tough to fit on a winch the size of the winches on your tanzer 22, but 3 will certainly take the load off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 21,145
Posted By bljones
Re: Hughes Sailboats

Many of the early Hughes 38s had a trim tab.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140805055410/super-villain/images/9/91/3998596-dr-evil.jpg


You should have used sharks. with frickin lazers on their heads.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

show us what you have given us to smile about. you still haven't answered my questions from a page ago- why are you recruiting here, if you can't stand us, and why should any of us considered...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Sure do. If someone wants to pay in the currency of insults, i'm happy to make change and even handle the forex.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Hold up- Crewboi, you aren't a boat owner, you are just a hired winch grinder who is now looking to hire other winch grinders for rich guys who are no longer able to grind their own winches.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By bljones
Re: 53 years ago today, Coast Guard rescue from the PENDLETON, "The Finest Hours"

There is a great article on the resto of CG 36500 in the January 2010 edition of Woodenboat magazine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By bljones
Re: Ouch !!!

George, let the winch do the work, not your wrist. Make full rotations on the winch handle, and simply tail wiht your off hand. Make sure you get at least three wraps around the "lazy" winch, (in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Sounds like someone's begging for a ban.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,839
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

why would you want to recruit crew from a site that you clearly loathe? I mean logically, since you can't stand the rabbble here, why would you want to crew with any of us?

More importantly,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,043
Posted By bljones
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

they are, and they are a corrosion nightmare.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,043
Posted By bljones
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,043
Posted By bljones
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

A few concerns come to mind: 1.Any abrasion will leave shreds of plastic in the water. 2 any abrasion will allow water in, eventually causing a blister, which will cause drag, eventually causing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,845
Posted By bljones
Re: Canadian Boats Selling in USA

When you decide to detour off the high road, you make sure you get as deep in the mud as you can, don't you?

Thanks for letting me know exactly what you think of me. I appreciate your honesty.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,845
Posted By bljones
Re: Canadian Boats Selling in USA

You weren't the only one with friends in those buildings and on those planes, so get off your outrage soapbox.
The border wasn't the problem, and it takes a feebleminded piece of work to think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,845
Posted By bljones
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