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Search: Posts Made By: Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,710
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

Most of you are talking about much larger boats than I have dealt with, but the selling of my Sunfish was not a happy thing, even though I had "upgraded" to a roomier sailing dinghy. Now facing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,630
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I'm just a day-sailor, and a trailer-sailor at that. But I have run the numbers (because I have dreams). For the middle-class American, having a sailboat and even cruising it - coastal anyway - is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,482
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Can a mainsail w/ a bolt rope foot be sailed loose footed?

When I sent my old bolt-roped dinghy sails in to Sail Care for refurbish, I asked them to update my main as best they see fit (me being a fairly new sailor and relying on their experience). It came...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Dreamin' a bit

A pair of dinghys is a great idea, if your wife is okay with getting wet. My wife and I started on a little 12' dinghy, and worked our way through a couple of 14-footers. Now we are transitioning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Educated decision.

I wouldn't be into sailing either, if my wife didn't enjoy it. Married life for us has always been about finding common interests beyond what drew us together. Lucky me!



I should have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 33,119
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Good question. I am not the one to answer it though, since I don't believe in appeasing children. Amusing them? Now, that's different. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 33,119
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Okay - against my better judgement, I will say this is what's lame. Supposed adults, not for the amusement of children, flying a flag (any flag, anywhere) that somehow associates the flyer with any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Educated decision.

I'm not experienced enough to give boat advice. But I am experienced enough to agree with others that you should not take out a loan for a boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,989
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

No - it sounds like you did not try one of those. The Aladdin mantle lamp is entirely silent. You are confusing it with pressurized gas mantle lamps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,989
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

So - this thread has attracted me because I have been wondering about heat. Having never yet owned boat with a cabin (our latest has a cuddy w/dodger), I have no idea what is commonly used for heat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,989
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

As I suspected. And thanks for the interesting read!




To add to the amusement. Unlike the subject o f the OP, this product doesn't even have the appearance of providing the mechanics to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,989
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

No need for a pot. They put out a lot of heat as they come. We have three of them. With a properly trimmed wick and adjusted not-too-high, they burn cleaner than a flat wick - and one will heat a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,340
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Free sailBoat

Excellent! Looks like you did it justice and still got your money's worth.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 4,558
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

A lot to think about there. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 4,558
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

One of the more common ways that experienced river runners drown is from foot entrapment. River current running even as slow as 4 mph (< 3.5 knots) can hold a body under if the foot is snagged in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: But really, is it sailing, or?

I have watched a few videos of the Hydroptere. One of them ends with the boat inverted. Wish I could remember which one.

Anyway - that certainly does not make it "not sailing", eh?

Of course,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,559
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

Sure.

The PO of my Ranger 20 didn't leave the boat wanting for anything needed for sailing, or for regular maintenance. He spent a good deal of time making me aware of things that could still be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,394
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

Capta -

Semantics...."situational awareness" = paying attention. Welcome to the new age.

It may be a new term, but it is widely used in the transportation industries. Maybe hasn't made it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,394
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

You said a mouthful, Jack.

Wow - I would never have guessed that by this time there are vessels of this size with no data recorder. Eye-witness accounts and individual memory are so unreliable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Opti BFS!

Dry suits aren't that expensive. Compared to other sporting gear....or a boat. Never pay retail.

That was an awesome video!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,394
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

"Both women were placed on paid administrative assignment."

I read right past that. No - that wouldn't be an option for me either. What a deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 4,394
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: sailboat and ferry collide!

I don't know anything about the maritime industry standards - but I am in the transportation industry. As a long-time locomotive engineer, I am sometimes responsible for training new engineers. In...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,610
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: looking for a small sailboat

That is the exact reason why we have chosen to keep the Snark, even after acquiring better/bigger sailboats. And, why the heck not? Good luck on your search.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,610
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: looking for a small sailboat

Having gone through this same process only a few years ago - I would agree with both Krisscross and JustinB. Much, much better sailing in a 14' sloop-rigged dinghy - but if roof-topping is a must,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,438
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Guess I missed this thread the first time around.

When I first started sailing in (on?) a Sunfish, capsizing was pretty normal stuff. Righting that boat and re-entering was so easy, that it led...
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