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Search: Posts Made By: bluetommy77
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By bluetommy77
excuse me, SD... 3.5 cubic feet at most (not 4.8...

excuse me, SD... 3.5 cubic feet at most (not 4.8 like I had quoted earlier).
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By bluetommy77
Thanks for the quick responses. The issue...

Thanks for the quick responses.

The issue with removing some of the original concrete is that there were railroad rails embedded (the previous owner says welded to other framework in the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-15-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,299
Posted By bluetommy77
Question forming or adding lead ballast

Hello all:

I have a fairly tender Cape George 36 which sails well in light airs, but was not factory finished and is a bit underballasted. The previous owner reported 3000 lbs of lead was put in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2009
Replies: 268
Views: 73,024
Posted By bluetommy77
Mid Vancouver Island

I can help out occasionally from around Maple Bay up to Campbell River, and have a digital camera.

Anyone in the Sea of Cortes/ Vallarta area can help me out?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 14,077
Posted By bluetommy77
so gar37 how did the horizon in dunedin work...

so gar37

how did the horizon in dunedin work out? i've been noticing up for sale on the net...

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Forum: Chartering 12-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By bluetommy77
dilapidated balls

so, the polypropylene is getting rotten on the national park mooring balls, eh?

it can be so hard to tell what will be packed and what will be empty... sometimes it seems like people can take the...
Forum: Chartering 12-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By bluetommy77
Economy slow down BVI???

Hey everyone:

with a few months of down season on my hands, I'm thinking about heading to the BVI to pick up a few charters (yup, I know all about the work permits, etc...) but I'm curious--and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 5,346
Posted By bluetommy77
Just how big and honkin should the generator be?...

Just how big and honkin should the generator be? Also: does the solidnav system recharge through the prop as you sail, like the asmo permanent magnet systems?
Forum: Living Aboard 05-14-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 8,260
Posted By bluetommy77
We have just moved aboard again after being off...

We have just moved aboard again after being off the boat for the winter. I remounted the interior windows on our cal 29 with lexan and my girlfriend used a headliner/fleecey type material over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By bluetommy77
well you guys beat me to the punch, i was just...

well you guys beat me to the punch, i was just searching 'sewing machines' next. ;-)

any trouble with rust on the sailrite machine, sabreman? we'd like to get something new that we can move to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By bluetommy77
sailrite

Hey sailingdog, thanks

that sailrite website looks completely golden to a guy like me! i worked a year in a sail loft in annapolis and would be totally making our own dodger and bimini. with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By bluetommy77
cal 29 dodger/enclosure internet and bc

Hello:

Has anyone found a less expensive and remote way to get a dodger on their boat? We have a cal 29 which is tied up far, far away from canvas makers and it seems that the people I speak with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 4,309
Posted By bluetommy77
Hey Celiro: Is there little possibility of...

Hey Celiro:

Is there little possibility of moving your traveller and boom bail farther forward in the cockpit? If you have a boom vang it should still keep the sail shape pretty good... You could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 16,421
Posted By bluetommy77
tiller pilot

Thanks CS27,

good info about the TP10, other simrad products. No, I don't intend to link the system with a GPS although I have a lowrance chart plotter I'm currently trying to get to work again...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 16,421
Posted By bluetommy77
no, please keep the post up, i'm really...

no, please keep the post up, i'm really interested in the conversation too... as far as i can see... just two companies for tiller pilots... simrad and raymarine?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 3,058
Posted By bluetommy77
Thanks for your thoughts, you guys. I think it's...

Thanks for your thoughts, you guys. I think it's a good idea to try and be open minded, that's a hard and thoughtful thing to strive for. What's also funny and I guess could be another thread... is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,058
Posted By bluetommy77
i really like that one.

i really like that one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
It's a good point, sometimes giving up your right...

It's a good point, sometimes giving up your right of way confuses the situation more.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
hey chucklesr: absoulutely, many of the...

hey chucklesr:

absoulutely, many of the skippers get into trouble in the bvi! Skippers in the bvi currently do not require certification and in high season periods (christmas or easter) there's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
How about taking a paying, passenger boat ride...

How about taking a paying, passenger boat ride somewhere with an 18 year old skipper? How's this for endangering other people who have no idea what they're getting into?

I'm not talking about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,058
Posted By bluetommy77
yeah, absolutely, i agree... i think there...

yeah,

absolutely, i agree... i think there are certain people who should never try to even be on a boat, let alone skipper one!

it amazes me the iron determination of some folks i've met to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
as far as failing students in the ASA goes:...

as far as failing students in the ASA goes: that's what I was told to do. recommend them more time on the water and retest, do what it takes to prevent failing the students. at least get them through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
It's pretty chilling what you sometimes see in...

It's pretty chilling what you sometimes see in the charter fleet... The BVI especially as they're one of the easiest in the caribbean to qualify for. Every week there would be some great stories...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2007
Replies: 203
Views: 12,752
Posted By bluetommy77
the price of technology

wow, i'm coming out from under a log to chime in here as a newby to this forum. i really like these competence type discussions. There's a lot of things to consider and I'm not sure where my own...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By bluetommy77
sailling in Vancouver/Straight of Georgia

Hey Superdave...

I'm from the general Vancouver area and have lived aboard a cal 29 for two years with my girlfriend, including at anchor around my hometown of Vancouver.

The realization is...
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