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Search: Posts Made By: blutoyz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Noobie--Just purchased my first boat: Holder 14

Perfect size to learn on...good for you!!!

It is a fair weather boat so stick to calm days 7-10kn wind and you will be sailing like a pro and looking for a bigger boat in no time at all. You won't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Sail Tweakers Disease

I tweak because it is the right thing to do. If you have a powerboat and your engine misfires and 2800 rpm you change it...sails are your engine.

My philosophy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,311
Posted By blutoyz
Re: noob question

You sailed dinghys...you can sail a bigger boat. Get a small (25-30) and start living the dream. When you are comfortable then you can take the plunge for a big enough boat to "cruise"

Just my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,210
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

Once my white thingy in the middle is up I lose the shoes...that's just how I roll. Any guest can do whatever they want with theirs...I guess it depends on how they roll;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Waxing the Hull

Don't wax your horizontals...asking for an unexpected swim;)

Starbrite non-skid deck cleaner full strength, scrub, then rinse..easy peasy lemon squeezy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Opportunity of a Lifetime.....or..

^ Yes...actually:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Opportunity of a Lifetime.....or..

I guess it is OK to pay someone just to have the opportunity to work for them...I wouldn't do it ...but OK for someone :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By blutoyz
Re: advice -- swing keel vs water ballast vs fixed keel

2' is awful shallow, look for a deeper marina or a motor sailor like the MacGregor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Damn that Global Warmi....err...Climate Change
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,688
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

The first thing I thought when I read your "problem" is you are forcing the tack and low and behold...quite a few sailors on here thought the same thing. Let the wind do the work and your problem is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,348
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

I didn't read the whole thread but I would say if you call it a "yacht" you are rich. If you call it a big ass boat you are just a sailor;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,022
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Diamond in the rough?

It is amazing what some people will actually try to sell...this is really a sad looking piece of scrap
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By blutoyz
Re: A little traffic

I am not going to analyze it...I have been at PD in the North Atlantic and it is pretty damn lonely but this is just plain cool:D

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By blutoyz
Re: So this happened here yesterday.

I saw this on FB...They should throw the book at this idiot
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Ouch !!!

Oh yeah....if you have trouble gripping you can either get a set of gloves or just wet the sheets a little once in a while
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Ouch !!!

I may be off base but on a 22' you probably don't even need to "winch" your sheets. You sure shouldn't be wrapping them around your hand...ever.

Just my .02 here but on my 27' the winch handle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,990
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I don't wish to hijack this thread but I would bet the OP would be interested in this question:

What is the price range for seasonal (winter) slips in this area? Up here in Narragansett Bay it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,571
Posted By blutoyz
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Darn...if I hadn't just bought that darn Villa I would have enough cash for this little boat...go figure;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By blutoyz
Re: 10 weeks to splash - will it ever get here?

I can't even get to my boat right now, the Marina where I store her only plows the main parking for the "wet storage" boats. I have some work due this year so hopefully we can get there by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 68,235
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I am dizzy after those last few posts...:confused:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Buy a boat with "catalina smile"

At 25' that puts you in a ton of boats that you can get for under $3K ready to sail. I would personally move on to the next one
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Outboard oil mix specs

I agree with the 50:1 cheap tcw3...

Everyone always "overthinks" oil...if it is slippery it is good;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,426
Posted By blutoyz
Re: docking with no motor and 20 knots

I am still chuckling over calling for a tow on a 22' sailboat:laugher

We sure have gotten soft. I do like the idea of sailing up to a fuel dock until it calms if you are nervous about it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Warning!!!!!!

Thank you for this

I was just about to snack on some battrees (RI speak)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,425
Posted By blutoyz
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Whatever you are comfortable single-handing

My pal singles his 44 Irwin center cockpit and has even had to sail into his slip when his trans busted.
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