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Search: Posts Made By: Michael K
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,030
Posted By Michael K
Re: Lets talk about dinghies y'all

There is a fourth method to stow your dink: Dinghy-Tow. It is essentially a semi-davit system that raises a dinghy's stern end out of the water only and leaves the bow to drag. The tilted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By Michael K
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

[QUOTE=Omatako;2083841]How much older would these outboards be?

I recall in the 60's mixing 50:1 outboard oil for 2 hp Seagull outboards and doing the same mix for 250 hp racing outboards in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By Michael K
Re: Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

I've used Seal All with good results. Especially so with pin holes and no patch at all. It comes in a yellow tube and is readily available at Lowes and Home Depot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Michael K
Re: What is your equipment?

The answer is, "I'll show you mine if you show me yours."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,520
Posted By Michael K
Re: The Benefits of Bottom Feeding

We need pictures of these "depreciated" gems. I can't remember how to post pictures or I'd have done so.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,366
Posted By Michael K
Re: Mooring Help


We spoke several months ago by telephone. It sounds like you are well on your way. One thing to remember: it takes time for the mushroom to truly settle in and provide holding power. West...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,611
Posted By Michael K
Re: Help me pick a sailing dinghy

O'Day made a 10' dinghy called the Sprite. It's the little brother to the Widgeon. Certainly a cheaper choice than the Dyer or the CD 10.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Michael K
Re: What material is best for boat yards?

Fstbttms is correct. All run-off, whether it is poisonous or not, needs to be managed. Natural vegetation and landscape design can help in this endeavor. If your state regulations do not already...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,644
Posted By Michael K
Re: Mantus anchor raffle

The real issue is why must we use Facebook to participate? If this vendor is so good, why are they discriminating against those who do not want any part of social media sites?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Michael K
Re: Chainplate Fabricator Recommendations?

I see you are in MD. Metal Craft on George Street in Annapolis is my go-to metal shop. You can show up with blue prints or back-of-an-envelope diagrams and they (Buddy and John) always do a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Michael K
Re: The "SailNet is Done - 4 Year Old Thread!" Thread is Done

In the same spirit of this thread, why has Sailnet elected to post the notice at the top of every page about new ownership and Verticalscope LLC fo so long? Is this really news? Is it important to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Michael K
Re: Oldest person to single hand the East Coast ICW...


Chances are you have many years to go before you breake that record.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Michael K
Splash Page Meltdown

For the past 10 days or so, each time I return to the Sailnet splash page after a second it shifts to showing mostly code and none of the latest forum discussions. It seems as if one banner is...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,744
Posted By Michael K
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,366
Posted By Michael K
Re: Mooring Help

I just wrote three paragraphs about my experience of setting a mooring in Galesville, but Sailnet lost all of it. Instead of typing it all again, why not just PM me with your phone number. I'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,710
Posted By Michael K
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

Regarding the issue of moisture and bacteria, Delta-T is spot on. But if alcohol wipes aren't likely to become a habit for your shoe maintenance plan, I suggest you get two pairs so that one will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Michael K
Re: Interesting Homemade Accessory

The best ideas are often simple and elegant! My only concern is the forward outboard corner of each plate; it may have been better if the PO had made the angle obtuse instead of square - like the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 911
Posted By Michael K
Re: Best week to sail in MA

Since no one has mentioned this, I'll chime in. Late Spring can be very foggy, especially around Chatham and Nantucket. Oftentimes it will not burn off until 11:00 AM.

Also be aware of the shoals...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Michael K
Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

Back to the original topic....

I have a small Lofrans windlass on my 30' catamaran and I like it immensely. Originally it was designed to power up only; releasing the warp was accomplished simply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By Michael K
Re: Baggett and Sons East Coast Road Trip


T37Solare made mention of Herrington Harbour. It has two facilities (north and south) but North is the larger one and has several independent vendors who have leased buildings over a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-24-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,061
Posted By Michael K
Re: Affordable (Shoestring) Cruising

I believe the OP's comment "I won't go without XXX" belongs in the Sex While Aboard thread. Sorry, just couldn't resist!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 8,329
Posted By Michael K
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

As others have indicated, it isn't the (sail)boat that interests thieves but rather the gear. A few years ago someone decided they needed the upper chain, mooring buoy and pickup pennant I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Michael K
Re: Dinghy helm issues

Over on the left edge of the web site you linked is a discussion forum. Have you posed your questions there? Seems to me you'll get the best answers there. Failing that, it sounds to me your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,765
Posted By Michael K
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??


Without pictures of your rehabilitated boat, as far as we can tell you haven't done squat! That's right - without pictures it never happened. So you go right ahead, moan and groan all you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,487
Posted By Michael K
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

I was raised on dinghies starting back in '74, sailing many different designs under 20' over the years since. Over a decade ago I taught adults to sail on Flying Scots for two seasons at one of the...
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