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Search: Posts Made By: Tribe95
Forum: Lake Superior 05-05-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tribe95
There was one day last August that was quite...

There was one day last August that was quite warm. :D

I woke up to 36 degrees one morning last June here in Duluth, soon after I moved here from Seattle. You can't really think in terms of "does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By Tribe95
I'm not sure how high these turbines are going to...

I'm not sure how high these turbines are going to be, but I've been to several windfarms on land and the towers (and the blade arcs) are quite a bit taller than most sailboats. They look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By Tribe95
I routinely cartop a 17-foot folding sea kayak...

I routinely cartop a 17-foot folding sea kayak that weighs about 80 lbs. I use a standard rack system with a product from Thule called a "rollercoatser", which allows rolling the boat up onto the...
Forum: San Fran Bay 02-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tribe95
Not 100% on this, but last time I was in SF I...

Not 100% on this, but last time I was in SF I think there was a Coast Guard station near the bridge somewhere (at least I seem to remember seeing one); could that be it?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-04-2009
Replies: 497
Views: 31,542
Posted By Tribe95
Try Roy's on Fleeton Point, Reedville, VA. ...

Try Roy's on Fleeton Point, Reedville, VA. Basic, cheap, but great food and cold beer. Roy Headly is a commercial fisherman and friend of my wife's "people," as she calls her family :) He still...
Forum: San Fran Bay 02-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tribe95
I looked here to see if I could find it, but it...

I looked here to see if I could find it, but it isn't listed:

Marina Listing (http://www.mwr.navy.mil/mwrprgms/marinlst.htm)

Maybe it's still Navy or service-affiliated, but not run bt MWR? I...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-28-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tribe95
You are correct. Fortunately, an officer can...

You are correct. Fortunately, an officer can utilize some discretion in these cases. In the scenario you illustrate above, I would personally never write a ticket as long as the boat did what it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-27-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tribe95
It was very common in Kodiak for Steller sea...

It was very common in Kodiak for Steller sea lions to try to climb up the trawl ramps of the fishing boats in order to get at the fish scraps that were still hanging in the rolled-up nets. One...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By Tribe95
Just FYI - I have a McMurdo Fastfind that was...

Just FYI - I have a McMurdo Fastfind that was issued to me by my employer in 2004 (so it's probably an older model than what you're looking at). Last fall I had a problem with 'locating' my locator...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tribe95
That's actually a place I hadn't thought of - and...

That's actually a place I hadn't thought of - and it's really not that far (IMO - but I drive all over the state for work, anyway).

Thanks - I'll check 'em out!

Ron
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-27-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tribe95
Thanks for all the info, guys. I appreciate it. ...

Thanks for all the info, guys. I appreciate it. I will likely explore some other clubs a bit more in-depth and make some comparisons.

Thanks again

Ron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 31,399
Posted By Tribe95
Good point - I guess I haven't interacted with...

Good point - I guess I haven't interacted with the sailing community long enough to find many, but you're right: idiots are all too common everywhere these days

Ron
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By Tribe95
Puget Sound Area lessons

There seems to be no shortage of options for sailing instruction here in WA. The one I'm presently leaning towards is the Island Sailing Club in Kirkland.

Prices among all who offer courses are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 31,399
Posted By Tribe95
Part of the problem I see as a former...

Part of the problem I see as a former powerboater/wannabe sailor - other than the differences in speed as they relate to potential-for-damage - is that there is care and skill involved in sailing,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By Tribe95
Thanks for the informative post...um,...

Thanks for the informative post...um, "Frank"...:).

Seriously - nice to see the good resources being promoted. I don't have a boat yet, but I am certainly taking notes!

Ron
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By Tribe95
This has to be pretty early as far as hurricanes...

This has to be pretty early as far as hurricanes go. Hopefully it won't get any bigger and everyone is safe and sound. Seems like the biggest danger is per the news reports are a bunch of old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,885
Posted By Tribe95
Also, if you use it where other boats/individuals...

Also, if you use it where other boats/individuals are present, you may end up facing liability issues if anyone else claims injury from this thing (I am not familiar with it). Not something to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tribe95
Wow - beautiful boat! Anyone else find...

Wow - beautiful boat!

Anyone else find pictures of boats like this as addictive as I do? :D

Thanks for posting!

Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,885
Posted By Tribe95
I was only pointing out something that can be...

I was only pointing out something that can be used instead of a firearm, as the OP was asking. And actually, the person being sprayed will likely be debilitated beyond reason: I've been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,885
Posted By Tribe95
You just reminded me of a story; When I...

You just reminded me of a story;

When I worked in Alaska, an enterprising you guy came into our office one day to try and sell us on one of his "inventions," which he hoped we would endorse for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2008
Replies: 105
Views: 10,885
Posted By Tribe95
I'm not sure if we're talking about how to deter...

I'm not sure if we're talking about how to deter thieves when your boat is in the marina, locked up, or how to deter attackers/robbers when you, the owner is present...

That said, here's a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By Tribe95
Isn't there a small quasi-marina near Bow, WA? ...

Isn't there a small quasi-marina near Bow, WA? Anyone who lives there feel free to correct me. I just seem to remember seeing some sailboats moored whilst driving through.

Just FYI, but if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Posted By Tribe95
Sailingdog is correct, Mine is not an EPIRB,...

Sailingdog is correct,

Mine is not an EPIRB, but a PLB - it's a McMurdo "Fastfind", yellow, about the size of a VHF radio (fits in the same PFD pocket as my VHF).

Ron
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-06-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tribe95
Thanks again, all, for the great info and the...

Thanks again, all, for the great info and the hospitality!

Being a typical grubby guy (!), I my initial thought would be that I could probably live without the shower, but the smarter half of me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Tribe95
Thanks for the responses - that's what I was...

Thanks for the responses - that's what I was hoping to hear. Some marinas seem to have way too much activity for me. Sometimes I'd prefer the peace of mind of having a nice spot off by myself, even...
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