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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By bshamblin
safety bottom scraping mask/snorkel?

would it be reasonably safe to scrape the bottom of a boat with anti fouling paint that is still in the water while using mask/snorkel/plastic scraper with respect to getting poisoned?
Forum: Apps & Authors   06-05-2012
Replies: 536
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 131,889
Posted By bshamblin
Re: Recommended Reading

anything by lin and larry pardey.

anything by p c bolger - 101 sailing rigs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,502
Posted By bshamblin
pros/cons of boom footed jib?

sailors,

im thinking of fitting a boom footed jib to a compac 23 to be able to tack with less sail tending, but ive never used a jib with a boom before. can anyone who has give me advise about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,560
Posted By bshamblin
Re: Do you personally get seasick?

lin pardey has a good discussion of this in THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE OFFSHORE CREW.

i have enough motion sickness sensitivity that i have been a coastal sailor never going too far offshore. ...
Forum: There's This Place...   05-31-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 8,169
Posted By bshamblin
Re: Florida sailing

consider goin to the Books Online - New, Rare & Used Books - Movies & Music - Alibris Marketplace (http://www.alibris.com)
and searching for "claiborne young cruising guides"
marinas are described...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-30-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By bshamblin
How would you say the beauty of being aboard?

Anchored in seven feet of water
Sea grass over shell/marl bottom
Out of warm sleeping bags
In Blackwater Sound

January cold early morning air
Wetsuit cold water on the ladder
This land is...
Forum: Electronics   05-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,968
Posted By bshamblin
best coastal usa hand gps = garmin 78sc

sailors,

i need a handheld gps for coastal usa with depths, tides, markers/navaids.

is there a better one than the garmin 78sc?

thanks,

bill in nc
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