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Search: Posts Made By: BubbleheadMd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 908
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Catalina 30 - Help!


Moyer Marine is now casting new cylinder heads and other parts that were no longer available.

The Atomic-4 is undergoing something of a renaissance. Parts are plentiful and affordable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,240
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Yes, there was a moment when she let go of the wheel and discussion about the lightning. Then, she resumed steering. I feel that she did a fine job of keeping the boat on it's feet and stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,240
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta


You don't have to run downwind under sails. The mast and rigging alone, can provide enough windage (exposed surface area) to propel the boat.

Yes, there is a lack of stability that flow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 5,869
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

If this boat is for "you, you, you", my only advice is to avoid a boat that you have to hoist up onto your car top, by yourself (unless it's a kayak). Rent, join a club, or purchase a small,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Red Dot

I went to the festival and saw this. It was pretty good.
However, don't forget the short film that was shown first:

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat"

This guy is sort of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: a cup of water

I'm in your area, and my boat has been sopping wet from condensation.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-11-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 1,639
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

Where the hell did you find these accounts?

When I stayed in Balto, I was at Henderson's Wharf. They have a gate with a cipher lock before you get to the docks. There's also a car gate that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I can only speak to the 2-blade Martec-

Yes, prop walk to port. Easily countered, once flow is built up over the rudder.
Very weak backing power.

As the pivot pins wear, sometimes a blade...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,357
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Just because you read Playboy, doesn't mean that you don't love your wife.

Relax, my son.

Now for your penance, I want you to say 20 Hail Mary's, 20 Our Father's. Then I want you to go forth...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-02-2015
Replies: 175
Views: 7,722
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Do you know what I do, when I can't sail or even work on my boat?

Out of feelings of impotence and frustration, I buy crap for my boat. This usually results in a backlog of shiny hardware to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 6,594
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Question regarding Rocna Anchor's Roll Bar

Evans Starzinger wrote a good seminar on ground tackle. His premise was basically "using the largest ground tackle you can easily handle on a day-to-day basis will be adequate for 99% of your anchor...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,731
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: New computer selection help??

I must be real lucky, or simply not taxing my computing products very hard.

I have Droid and Galaxy phones and have never had software or instability problems with them. My old Galaxy 4 still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Inverter/charger ????

Here's a real-life example from a friend of mine:

He had a 3-battery setup, 1 starting and 2 house.
900w microwave.

His wife tried to microwave 2 baked potatoes for 10 minutes and totally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-12-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 11,968
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Yup, but ya know, after reading it online in PDF form, I found it was much more palatable to read as a book in my hands. I also keep it on my boat.

The guy has done a lot for singlehand sailing,...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-12-2014
Replies: 379
Views: 23,111
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

This is a dumb question that borders on belonging in OT/Politics/War/Religion.

Just like everything else in life, cruisers and liveaboards span the entire economic spectrum, assuming you're...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 17,477
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Again, with the false equivalency.

Propane is pressurized, and offers many points of failure along the delivery path, requiring many expensive safety features, complex plumbing, and proper storage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 10,791
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I don't sense that Seafarer is the one having the panic attack, it seems to be his family.

Some people simply cannot wrap their minds around a sea-bound life. It's not the norm in our culture. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 19,562
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Florida is at it again

I'm fuzzy on the issue of state vs. federal "navigable waterway".
I thought that if a waterway was designated as "navigable", that it fell under federal jurisdiction. (Army Corps of Engineers and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,688
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

Do you sail with a dinghy? Do you keep gasoline onboard to power your dinghy outboard?

Maybe you don't use a dinghy, but I've heard this argument from several diesel-acolytes who carry gasoline...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Jellyfish west/rhode river?

I live in the Rhode and haven't seen a single one.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,688
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5


If you have developed a prejudice against gasoline engines or the Atomic-4, I'll never change your mind, but since you asked...

1. Yes, running the blower for a couple of minutes prior to...
Forum: P30 08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,443
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Has anyone had or seen this problem ?

I could find no tuning document by Pearson, but general tuning guides for single spreader rigs with deck-stepped masts, typically call for setting them at 15% of breaking strength of the wire.
Forum: P30 08-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,443
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Has anyone had or seen this problem ?

The P30 does have a pan liner.
The chainplates are bolted through knees glassed to the hull. (They are not glassed to the knees as in some Sabres and Irwins) The knees are more than tabbed, they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,263
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

I use a trolling motor with an Avon Redcrest. I find this to be ideal for my use.
I've anchored a few hundred yards from a public dinghy dock and made 4 round trips without recharging.

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