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Search: Posts Made By: The Ol Man
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,214
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Smacky is a published author

Experence is what you learn, knowledge is what you share with others, thanks Smakdaddy for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 216
Views: 9,504
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Sailing, safety, & size

To paraphase a famous ship designer: Any sucessful ship is a conglomeration of three factors, Design, Construction, Crew Ability. Any succesful ship's Design is the correct balancing of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5,891
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Jwing and unimacs
It has been proven that we can change, you in your lifetime have seen it. Can we change it more and faster? Yes I belive it can be done. I have a feeling that mother nature is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5,891
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

I got news for you MarkofSeaLife. Polution is the cause of Gobal Warming. Air polution by the exstream continued use of fossil fuels can and is changing the chemical make up of the air we breath;...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5,891
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

I thank all of you who took the time to read my rant. I appoligise for loosing my temper over some who call us 'old hippies'- sorry, I am too old to be called a hippie and was busy in SE asia at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5,891
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

Call me a tree hugger I don't care, I know what I have seen; but in calling me a tree hugger you will now get a tree hugger's rant!
I have lived longer than most of you reading these posts and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Manatees

Isn't the sea a wonderment of life. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 5,891
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

It isn't just the Pacific, it's all the Oceans, Gulfs, Bays, and waterways around the world.
If you want proof just go to your nearest local water, see it for yourself!
Mankind, in his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,307
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts

Yes, I agree that we are spoiled, BUT, without getting into a political discustion, who made us this way?
We are a government of the people, FOR, the people. The government is not supposed to be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,738
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Sailing is better than sex...

However there is an infectious ailment, "2 ft itist"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,307
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts

The gubment giveith and the gubment taket away, curses on the gubment!
I wonder what the courts will think of your GPS data records in an accident case? "Oh, you didn't have a recording data...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,730
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Does a first sail ever go as planned?

In the military we have a saying...At the first shot, all plans are subject to rapid modification...the same applies to sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 3,279
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Circumnavigating the world with NO prior sailing experience ever before

A general thought from an ol' man-
You will never know what you can or can not do until you try, and maybe try again and again. If you never try then you can Never Know!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Useful Stuff--Finger Nail Polish Bottles

Great idea, thanks for passing it on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,724
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Is it Dangerous to Sail Underpowered?

I agree 110% with Tempest! Safety and comfort should be the foremost considerations, particularly singlehanding. You are sailing, not racing; you are out there to enjoy the moment, not wear youself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,929
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Fiberglass Wharram Ariki Catamaran

She looks great! Congrates for being coragious to be the first to take a proven design and moving its construction into the twenty first century. Better materials will just make it a better boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Lee Shores

The Ol Man
It's very hard to get someone to hold your beer when singlehanding!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Charleston, SC - Help, please

The Ol Mans's 2 cents worth:

Macgreger 25 is a good possibility if cost is a concideration. Older boat yes, but with a good rep. Easy to rig out, less than 30 min,s with some practice, easy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By The Ol Man
Re: Nav light question

The Ol Man's two cents worth in addition to the above:

When moving about in a busy harbor at night: 1. Remember those big ships have the right of way in the channels because of their restricted...
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