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Forum: Boat Reviews   04-14-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7,629
Posted By elkscout
Happy Camper or should I say sailor?

Good to hear your persistence paid off for you. Post some pics when you get a chance.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By elkscout
CaptainForce, you're pictures didn't come...

CaptainForce, you're pictures didn't come through, but I think you're suggesting some degree of PM to prevent a bigger repair job later. I guess I'm mostly thinking of what you're calling embedded...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By elkscout
Well, apparently I'm not the first to think of...

Well, apparently I'm not the first to think of glueing teak planks to decks. Story of my life. I found a thread here from 2006. Sailingdog posted, as well as Jeff H. Jeff mentioned the various...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By elkscout
Architeuthis, good points. Maybe this is a...

Architeuthis, good points.

Maybe this is a segway for another thread. With the advances of sealants and adhesives and float/semi-floating flooring (thinking home applications), what about a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By elkscout
Thanks for the reply John, It seems with...

Thanks for the reply John,
It seems with technology so advanced, there would be a substitute for stainless where it wouldn't have to breathe and could be coated to resist the corrosion/cracking, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By elkscout
Coated chainplates

I've read about chainplates and associated hardware corroding from saltwater and how one type of stainless steel is more resistant than another, and they appear to be the foundation for a boat's...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc)   03-02-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8,068
Posted By elkscout
Hope this question isn't far off topic, but what...

Hope this question isn't far off topic, but what does one do for 2 mos. while waiting for better weather? Are you actually staying in that area? During these instances, does one concern themselves...
Forum: TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc)   03-02-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8,068
Posted By elkscout
Paul, Good to hear you and crew are safe. What...

Paul,
Good to hear you and crew are safe. What was the source/cause of your fuel contamination?
Forum: There's This Place...   03-02-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,898
Posted By elkscout
NE of Australia here's a small map: ...

NE of Australia

here's a small map:

Solomon Islands - Location (http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/PGES/instruction/kid-pages/islands/solomon/location.html)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By elkscout
Thank you SD for the reply. you affirmed my...

Thank you SD for the reply. you affirmed my suspicions, but how can one tell if a teak deck that appears to be solid be hiding soft spots or the compromising of a core deck underneath? I'm thinking...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   03-02-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 11,647
Posted By elkscout
Not to sound like a sexist or stereotyping, I...

Not to sound like a sexist or stereotyping, I suggest learning as much in maintenance and upkeep as you can along with learning to sail. Being an inexperienced female sailor, and one it sounds might...
Forum: herSailNet   03-02-2010
Replies: 100
Views: 21,158
Posted By elkscout
I think the thread originally started as a...

I think the thread originally started as a comparison of living on land w/out constraints to that aboard a boat, probably at sea was implied, w/ limited resources, particularly fresh water, as well...
Forum: Boat Reviews   02-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7,629
Posted By elkscout
If you'd be willing to go as old as a '90 model...

If you'd be willing to go as old as a '90 model and/or raise your budget 5K to 10K, then I'm sure you'd be able to find something. There are plenty of Catalinas in this range, a brand you're already...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-25-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By elkscout
SD, you're so smart :p Maine Sail is mentioning...

SD, you're so smart :p Maine Sail is mentioning it for a friend, who could be in Florida, but that wouldn't explain NE as in NorthEast (I do know a little geography :D ), but it could be in Novia...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 8,488
Posted By elkscout
So compromise, and spend not so big bucks by...

So compromise, and spend not so big bucks by getting a portable A/C. As others have mentioned in this thread, some people get the portable units and only use them at dock. It's often more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By elkscout
I PMed him, but I guess he's offline.

I PMed him, but I guess he's offline.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 8,488
Posted By elkscout
It was funny, but I agree with the other poster...

It was funny, but I agree with the other poster about your demeanor. I think your sarcasm solidified it. :D

Maybe Sbradford figured that God (yes God), gave him two ears but only one mouth, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By elkscout
Who's Our Contestant 4 Name That Price!?

The following is a very brief description of needed maintenance for a boat that is for sale:

This boat is 35 years old. Maintenance is an ongoing effort. In summary, there is some minor surface...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By elkscout
Soft spots under teak decks.

concerning boats with fiberglass decks with teak runners? on top, would one be able to feel soft spots in the fiberglass by walking on the teak portion or some other way, particularly if the teak is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,438
Posted By elkscout
Any chance of revealing what part of the world...

Any chance of revealing what part of the world it's located in?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,873
Posted By elkscout
Will someone mention price ranges for...

Will someone mention price ranges for de-stepping/stepping the mast? I'm shopping the boat market, but if I end up purchasing from the East or West Coast, then I'll need to truck it back to Texas...
Forum: MacGregor   02-23-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,152
Posted By elkscout
[QUOTE=timebandit;573127]If you really don't care...

[QUOTE=timebandit;573127]If you really don't care what they say you should look into the metric crusiers.

I'm not sure what you mean by "metric crusier", but I will probably test drive the wide...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   02-23-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By elkscout
Stitches

DMan, this had me in stitches. :laugher :laugher :laugher :laugher

I'd have given Dottie 2 points for such an attractive Avatar, and four points if it was a pic of her. ;)
Forum: Chartering   02-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By elkscout
What'd I miss? :confused: I always get the...

What'd I miss? :confused:
I always get the sanitized version. :(
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-23-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 5,516
Posted By elkscout
I think you all are missing one point- It's a 21'...

I think you all are missing one point- It's a 21' boat! I'm guessing there's no head to flush or close the door to- maybe a porta-potti. I'm wondering where the galley would be- yes, he might have...
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