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Search: Posts Made By: bchaps
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 14,730
Posted By bchaps
Re: teak guard

One area of teak located in the cockpit and sheltered by canvas still looks great. But the remaining coverage of Teak Guard has simply failed to adhere. And this was after adding two additional...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,036
Posted By bchaps
Re: Can I learn on a 40' boat?

WellJim...before purchasing our 40 foot sailboat and having no sailing experience, we also heard all of the arguments; Pro and Con. The bottom line is you must decide if you are committed to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-05-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,240
Posted By bchaps
From the OP My wife is my Little lady...she...

From the OP

My wife is my Little lady...she stands five foot tall and weighs in slightly over 100 lbs. It isn't a derogatory term it is truth. Concerning the "Beauty Queen" comment...yep, two...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,240
Posted By bchaps
Follow-up from OP.... We've had numerous...

Follow-up from OP....

We've had numerous discussions and a sailing instructor has been recommended. Since we'll be at the boat before March, the timing for this thread has been perfect.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,240
Posted By bchaps
Wow...great comments! Thank you. We had a...

Wow...great comments! Thank you.

We had a heart to heart discussion this morning and I got beyond silence (Donna, you may have been on the mark).

Yes, she does take the helm on open water...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,240
Posted By bchaps
Thank you all for your comments..... Sailing...

Thank you all for your comments.....

Sailing alone is not an option for me. The boat purchase was a joint retirement decision with the understanding if/when one of us no longer finds sailing to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-27-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,240
Posted By bchaps
Could she sail the boat if necessary?

About two years ago I was discussing our cruising plans with a part-time sailing instructor and he said "it's not your sailing skills that should be of concern, but your wife's! Could she turn the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 6,299
Posted By bchaps
Having read several threds here on Cuba, I...

Having read several threds here on Cuba, I noticed a general theme that I had also believed...that is; when the Cuban doors open for U.S., it will be ruined;...fast food restaurants on every corner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 13,599
Posted By bchaps
Since I am NOT an engine mechanic and only...

Since I am NOT an engine mechanic and only perform normal oil/fuel filter engine maintenance, I have purchased a complete set of inexpensive sockets and wrenches. If while hanging precariously over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,065
Posted By bchaps
How desirable is a diesel generator?

I am familiar with the expression "don't look a gift horse in the mouth", but I'm asking for clarification if I actually have a "gift" horse or a "fleabag"?

My sailboat came with a 6kw Fischer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 14,730
Posted By bchaps
After discussing proper application of TeakGuard...

After discussing proper application of TeakGuard with Martin at AllGuard Products, my wife and I began the task of removing the remaining Cetol from our teak. Fortunately, the sun had done an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,188
Posted By bchaps
I purchased a holder for the skinny 6# LP tank...

I purchased a holder for the skinny 6# LP tank from the Fisheries in Seattle. They were great...it came standard with 1" fittings, but my arch is 1 1/4" tubing. Before jury-rigging something, I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By bchaps
I also will recommend Captain Ed Shires. Ed...

I also will recommend Captain Ed Shires. Ed moved aboard our boat on January 2, 2010 for almost ten days and taught ASA 101,103, 104 and then we did hands-on sailing as weather allowed.

His...
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