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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By TrueBlue
Re: SailNet sure has changed

Faster (Ron), Smackdaddy, RobGallagher, Sailormon . . . thanks for the replies!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By TrueBlue
Re: SailNet sure has changed

Too bad my photo albums have disappeared from the gallery. They brought back memories of some very happy times on the water in our last boat.

Where's sailingdog and all the others from our past -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By TrueBlue
Re: SailNet sure has changed

Stopped the pop-ups by resetting McAfee. Tolerable now. Thanks for the advice Sailormon6.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By TrueBlue
Re: SailNet sure has changed

Hey guys!

Still sailing, but in a small day-sailer now off our closely backyard beach, coastal sea kayaking mostly, scuba diving occasionally, architecting for supplemental income, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By TrueBlue
SailNet sure has changed

Granted, it's been a few years since I logged in here - just checking in out of curiosity mostly. I can see many nice improvements to the site and offer congrats to the owners for an apparent fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,701
Posted By TrueBlue
Be very careful of what you ask for Alex. But...

Be very careful of what you ask for Alex. But since you asked, here's a blast from the recent past . . . ;) .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/archdiver/sugarscoop-giu-II.jpg
Forum: Provisioning   08-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
Posted By TrueBlue
Sorry John, wasn't my intent to stomp over your...

Sorry John, wasn't my intent to stomp over your recipe - just never tried candied fruit added to salsa . . . it's probably a kick. I've always made it with fresh fruit, local grown or tropical.
...
Forum: Provisioning   08-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,418
Posted By TrueBlue
Aside from using Cholula hot sauce (from Mexico),...

Aside from using Cholula hot sauce (from Mexico), that's exactly how I've made my salsa for years - spent quite a few winters in Mexico and became very intimate with local salsas. I don't think they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 8,086
Posted By TrueBlue
Large dogs are very ill-suited to full-time...

Large dogs are very ill-suited to full-time onboard living, based upon my observations of several close liveaboard, dog-loving friends. The problems with having a long-legged large dog onboard are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By TrueBlue
It seems that for now, your best option is to...

It seems that for now, your best option is to start off with an affordable, trailerable boat and deal with all the associated downsides of trailering . . . and there are many. But, this approach...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 24,947
Posted By TrueBlue
Frog, After posting that suggestion, I realized...

Frog,
After posting that suggestion, I realized your tastes were honed to Bermudian rigs. Sorry if this is off-topic. But for me, the sight of catboats sailing against a New England backdrop is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By TrueBlue
Another consideration is if the weight of the...

Another consideration is if the weight of the Hunter 33's inboard engine block was originally factored as supplemental to your keel's ballast. Removing the engine would therefore raise the boat's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 24,947
Posted By TrueBlue
If you're searching for a fine quality, stiff and...

If you're searching for a fine quality, stiff and stable daysailer, check out Marshall Sanderling - an 18 ft. gaff-rigged trailerable catboat, that certainly isn't as fast as many much lighter, more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 33,459
Posted By TrueBlue
My immediate reaction upon first hearing the...

My immediate reaction upon first hearing the initial report of this event, was to condemn the PB's helmsman as being stereotypical. But, after reading subsequent reports of the owner's character, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By TrueBlue
Excellent UW shaft zinc tutorial Fstbttms - and...

Excellent UW shaft zinc tutorial Fstbttms - and very close to my technique. The task gets more interesting though, when you're dealing with larger zincs and 4 set screws, such as my old boat's 40 mm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By TrueBlue
They look like cormorants - very common surface...

They look like cormorants - very common surface diving, coastal predators in the Northeast. Didn't know they went that far offshore though.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By TrueBlue
Or, a fores . . . errr, jib sock.

Or, a fores . . . errr, jib sock.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,402
Posted By TrueBlue
Keith, From your post in another thread, I...

Keith,
From your post in another thread, I assume you know that my wife and I recently sold our NC33. Being an obsessive Nauticat owner for the past 4 years, I had collected a wealth of information...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,007
Posted By TrueBlue
JP, we're fine thank you. I do check in on...

JP, we're fine thank you. I do check in on occasion - but don't hang around like I used to. Family activities such as our daughter's recent wedding, have taken priority this summer.

Although,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 13,007
Posted By TrueBlue
Occasionally, we needed to temporarily tie up to...

Occasionally, we needed to temporarily tie up to pilings which did not have cleats attached. Especially whenever pulling up to docks at the Goat Island Marina for fuel - which has no floating docks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,887
Posted By TrueBlue
What do you mean by "fair game" SD . . .? ?...

What do you mean by "fair game" SD . . .? ? :confused:

I may not ever choose to own a Hunter, Beneteau, or a Catalina as my next boat, nor have I ever owned one in the past. But I do understand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,887
Posted By TrueBlue
Sailnet needs more members with an attitude like...

Sailnet needs more members with an attitude like tweitz and fewer who think that the worth of all sailboats should only be measured by whatever boat they choose to own.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,141
Posted By TrueBlue
All of RI is a no-discharge zone - out to the 3...

All of RI is a no-discharge zone - out to the 3 mile limit, and there's a lot of coastline. RI may be the smallest state, but has one of the greatest ratios of coastline/per sq mile in the country....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-12-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 14,741
Posted By TrueBlue
Pamlicotraveler, tokobe has accurately...

Pamlicotraveler,
tokobe has accurately described what to expect with overnighting in The Great Salt Pond. We have been cruising there for many years and will continue to do so with our next boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By TrueBlue
I always clipped the mainsail and staysail wire...

I always clipped the mainsail and staysail wire halyards to port and starboard dorade guards, along with the two rope flag halyards.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/archdiver/TBdoradesm.jpg
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