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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 11,336
Posted By seabee
Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

RE: Stop freakin waving at me ! have sailed for over 45 years now and I am retired Navy and have traveled all over this...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By seabee
Smile Re: Jib vs shaking out a reef

Wife and I have sailed together for a litte over 45 years now , we sail a 29 foot masthead sloop (watkins 29) and have used our 150 only, many times when the winds are around 25 k and find that if...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,922
Posted By seabee
Re: Roller reefing

i have been at this for 45 years now and the first thing I would ck is to make sure you have enough tension on the head shroud, any amount of curve in this shroud, will make reefing very tuff. even...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-05-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 20,098
Posted By seabee
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

when I was 12 and we lived on a lake, 1mile X 1mile, and a plane flew over the house and it dropped a pod that looked like a torpedo. it was bolted together , so I un-bolted it and that gave me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4,221
Posted By seabee
Smile Re: Think this would work?

I've been sailing for 45 years now and I have been called an old dog, but I have never been told that I looked that cute, thanks for the pic of this sailor.=May your sails always be full and and the...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-13-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By seabee
I have sailed for over 50 years and I use (2) 3/4...

I have sailed for over 50 years and I use (2) 3/4 hp Kasco De-icers on my 30 ft sloop and they keep both my sailboat and dock clear of ice all winter long , I live here in N.Indiana and sail her out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By seabee
I have been sailing since I was 12 years old and...

I have been sailing since I was 12 years old and now I am 67, and I figure I have sailed over 200,000 miles, and I am just now getting started, lets say stink boats get 500 miles on 50 gal (just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By seabee
my wife and I have been sailing for over 25 years...

my wife and I have been sailing for over 25 years and she always got sea sick untill her grandmother brewed up some very strong ginger tea for her and told her to drink about one cup about one hr...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By seabee
seabe==== I found a silver tarp by Rocky Meadows...

seabe==== I found a silver tarp by Rocky Meadows Farm on line and the one real problem with any tarp is the brass grommet holes tearing out over winter this tarp has a 3" hem all around the edge and ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,509
Posted By seabee
seabee==== bought w29 1984 this summer, sailed...

seabee==== bought w29 1984 this summer, sailed her in 20K winds and she sailed very well, but folks are right ,she did not sail very well to point but other than that she did well on all other...
Forum: Lake Michigan   10-08-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,904
Posted By seabee
Bryanphaas--------- ...

Bryanphaas--------- I hail out of New buffalo,great little town, there has been a draft problem on the south marker (red) just stay to left as you come in. every one at...
Forum: Watkins   09-23-2010
Replies: 7
  seabee
Views: 2,183
Posted By seabee
hail to Jgbpa-- NMCB-7 was my first batt.- out...

hail to Jgbpa-- NMCB-7 was my first batt.- out off the old deville In RI. then off to Rota, Spain then off to NMCB-8 , Nam two years 21 year total retired Chief (CMC) we build, we fight .we party...
Forum: Watkins   09-22-2010
Replies: 7
  seabee
Views: 2,183
Posted By seabee
thanks for the info Rduggins, went to the boat...

thanks for the info Rduggins, went to the boat this morning and what I had thought was just a fitting on the top of the tank, was after i wiped off the dirt was low and behold the fuel gage. oh happy...
Forum: Watkins   08-30-2010
Replies: 7
  seabee
Views: 2,183
Posted By seabee
thank you for your input, I had gone to the...

thank you for your input, I had gone to the watkins owners web page and had many hours of looking before buy,including good old boat review. and had found out much about the boat, except for fuel...
Forum: Watkins   08-27-2010
Replies: 7
  seabee
Views: 2,183
Posted By seabee
Cool seabee

I just bought a 1984 watkins 29, and have sailed her 4 times, great boat!! the doctor that owned the boat had a stroke, and was un-able to tell me much about the boat, and if there is anyone that...
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