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Search: Posts Made By: FSMike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 702
Views: 50,300
Posted By FSMike
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Which thing is truly lame -
Flying a pirate flag?
or
Worrying about others opinions?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By FSMike
Re: Cuba

The 10th (and last) edition of Bruce Van Sant's book Passages South mentions sailing the north coast of Cuba using the night lee, but he says to expect longer waits for windows and shorter legs.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By FSMike
Re: Looking to sail near North Port, FL

Where is North Port, Fl.? Or North Poert by your alternate spelling?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,120
Posted By FSMike
Re: To Sail or to Sit

I don't understand keeping a boat in Florida, having lots of time, and not sailing much. That's what the Bahamas are for.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By FSMike
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, whatís your next move?

The equipment required for an online signal suitable for working at sea might eat up a sizable portion of your budget.
I suggest you investigate this thoroughly if you haven't already done so.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,630
Posted By FSMike
Re: Sailing Backwards?

When I was a kid learning to sail on a lake one of the first things you learned was how to sail your pram backwards.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By FSMike
Re: Aluminum Hulls for Cruising Boats

Now I know why I was advised long ago to never lose a penny in the bilge of an aluminum boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,387
Posted By FSMike
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Used to stay at a marina which had a lot of weekenders. Beginning on Sunday night those of us who lived there were treated to a huge racket whenever the wind piped up. Some of us went around and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By FSMike
Re: Hurricane hole in Bahamas

Very succinctly put.
Forum: Diesel 10-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By FSMike
Re: Engine running cool

I think your boat is trying to tell you it wants to go south lol.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-16-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By FSMike
Forum: Weather 09-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By FSMike
Re: hurricanes, typhoons etc.. times and seasons?

Google typhoon seasons, hurricane seasons, etc.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By FSMike
Re: dinghy sailing question

By sock style do you mean a sail that slides down over the mast?
Since you say there is no outhaul does that indicate there is a boom?
If so, can you detach the sail from the boom and wind it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By FSMike
Re: Chopped Strand Mess

Only thing I can say is work in an area you don't mind getting trashed, and buy lots of disposable gloves.
Oh yeah, if you aren't wearing a paper suit wear clothes you don't care about.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By FSMike
Re: Southeast Florida Coastal Cruising Q's

When you decide on a maximum draft don't forget the possibility that sooner or later there will be a little voice whispering in your ear" Why don't we go to the Bahamas?"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By FSMike
Re: Don't hate me....

Is it OK to harbor a mild dislike for you lol?
Nice trip.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By FSMike
Re: Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

Which is why taking mineral/trace element supplements is a good idea if your drinking water is RO sourced.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,799
Posted By FSMike
Re: Give AIS a rest

If you are under sail you are going to be on either port tack or starboard tack regardless of whether you are on a run or close hauled or any other point of sail.
Which tack you are on is determined...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By FSMike
Re: Mast weight

I'd say less than 150 lbs.
Forum: Cruising Videos 08-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,511
Posted By FSMike
Re: Celebrating Two Years of Sailing in the South Pacific

Hi Livia -
Glad you and yours are still having a good time.
What's the beer like in the Pacific lol?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By FSMike
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

Me too, albeit with a Yamaha 6 hp.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By FSMike
Re: Sharknado

Sugar's bad for you. Use a blotter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,922
Posted By FSMike
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

Please watch your language.
Use of the "W" word makes many of us break out in a cold sweat.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-28-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By FSMike
Re: Checking in then out

Is that a SailNet promotion to get people to use the personals more lol?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By FSMike
Re: organizing bitter ends of sheets and halyards

How did the wenchs feel about being mounted on the cabintop?
Coiled and tied yet?
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