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Search: Posts Made By: meuritt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 38,543
Posted By meuritt
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

The original buyers of my boat, way back in 1972 bought the boat, hired a french captain to sail them across the English Channel and teach them everything they needed to know in three days, including...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By meuritt
Re: Training and Developing Crew

When I get new crew aboard for the first time I try to figure out what they are wanting, a boat ride, to help out a bit, or to learn how to handle the boat. ( A sailing club I belong to has a fair...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2012
Replies: 173
Views: 23,879
Posted By meuritt
Re: Favorite meals while sailing...

I've been experimenting with cooking in a thermos. It appears any kind of slow cooker recipe can be adapted, so far I've made some excellent soups from simple ingredients, one for lunch works like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By meuritt
Re: Checking depth sounder calibration (Clipper Cove silting question too)

I was anchored at Clipper Cove two weeks ago. A smaller boat than I tried tacking out at 10:30 with a low of .2 at 10 am and found himself stuck in what would be the middle of the shoal. At 11 am I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By meuritt
Re: The Live Wind Map!

I discovered sailflow.com recently.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,557
Posted By meuritt
Re: fisher 25

I have a related boat, so it might be different.

My steering is hydraulic, if you put the emergency tiller in position it will not move if you don't open the bypass valve. On my kit the valve is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,376
Posted By meuritt
Re: Advice on SF Bay summer sailing

The tides and resulting currents are a big part of successfully sailing the Bay. May I suggest you look into either the Coast Guard Auxiliary or Power Squadron classes to get a better understanding....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,008
Posted By meuritt
Re: Lets see your boat pets

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7758645/best%20one%20small.jpg

Zelda, the blond, and Rocket the Red, both mini dachshunds.
Forum: herSailNet 05-04-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 3,256
Posted By meuritt
Re: Meat & Potato Man

This could be me, but no, it's not.

I do better w/o lots of wheat in the diet, my s/o is gluten intolerant and I've adapted to less wheat and discovered all sorts of health improvements. But you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,097
Posted By meuritt
Re: Den Haan Rotterdam

I have one of those trawler lamps and love it for the light and the warmth. It came with the boat. Fussy it is, though using kerosene and not 'lamp oil' made a huge difference. One internet retailer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,929
Posted By meuritt
Re: Should i use a radar reflector

I've got an 80's era Fruno aboard. I am learning to use it by using it in the day time with good visibility. The canal to my dock is more than a mile long. One day I was watching the radar, looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,574
Posted By meuritt
Re: Bringing the hound along

Mini Dachshunds, but that Carin Terrier is a very close second
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7758645/best%20one%20small.jpg
They are not allowed in the cockpit while underway w/o supervision. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,917
Posted By meuritt
Re: Cruising/sailing with musical instruments... ?

What could be better to take aboard than one of these
qhttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/7758645/concertina.jpg

but for a humidity friendly instrument
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7758645/pipes.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By meuritt
For those free charts, click here...

For those free charts, click here (http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/BookletChart/PacificCoastBookletCharts.htm). If you have a good printer available, you can print them pretty large. I print mine at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,364
Posted By meuritt
Anchoring in the bay mud can be interesting, not...

Anchoring in the bay mud can be interesting, not because of the mud, but of the reversing current. I have anchored most just around the corner at China Camp, with the delta emptying out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,647
Posted By meuritt
After a phone consultation, I went with their...

After a phone consultation, I went with their suggestion to swage the uppers and use Norsemen on the lowers. We mad some additional purchase with the order that was wrong size. An email got return...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,488
Posted By meuritt
With that distance you do want to be careful...

With that distance you do want to be careful about choosing your time/tide. If you hope to be moving soon, you are not going to be doing much sailing, you will be listening to the droning of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,377
Posted By meuritt
I have a Water Witch, won't shut off, will be...

I have a Water Witch, won't shut off, will be going back to float switches.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,211
Posted By meuritt
This may be useful information, I had the same...

This may be useful information, I had the same symptoms but with a diesel.

Morse single lever control, boat in gear went 5k. It also went from neutral @600 rpm to in gear @1000. From 1100 to 1500...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,849
Posted By meuritt
Not only is standing headroom an issue, but so is...

Not only is standing headroom an issue, but so is sleeping. I couldn't find a sailboat I was happy with under 32', and the 37 I now have doesn't have room for both of us 6'+ folks in the same berth,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By meuritt
I am going to be a grouch. I found a club that...

I am going to be a grouch. I found a club that seemed on the up and up, even had their own private marina with a 20' draft at low tide. Curious, of the 50 slips, only about 5 boats ever left. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By meuritt
I have had these for two years myself. First tank...

I have had these for two years myself. First tank I bought had the safety assembly inside jam, they replaced that and I bought one additional one. Both of those are doing great. I bought mine from...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By meuritt
I have a boat with starboard prop walk, we can...

I have a boat with starboard prop walk, we can turn it more or less in place, counter clockwise. The new slip I have recently taken is the first I have had where I have current (small) and wind to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By meuritt
Cables came in today. Clerly stated in packaging...

Cables came in today. Clerly stated in packaging "Do Not Oil"

It seems just keeping the exposed ends cleans is all that is required.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By meuritt
C33 Cable Lube

my boat has 3 C33 Morse cables, one broke, one sticky and one apparently OK. Got replacements for the first two ordered and should arrive this week. Dock gossip suggested the sticky one could be...
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