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Search: Posts Made By: bigdogandy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

That's it, Donjuanluis - Whale Harbor Channel at Holiday Isle.....you're up!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Have you attended one of these gatherings? I'm typically not the sand-bar partying type, but I have to admit to having mis-spent a few Saturday afternoons here. It can be quite a spectacle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

OK, no guesses so far, so here's a photo from a different perspective:


http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r509/bigdogandy/8b6d6e5374e4d2eec67f0eba9ccbd2de_zps4ea836cb.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

OK, so, continuing a theme, name this sandbar......

<a href="http://s1169.photobucket.com/user/bigdogandy/media/sandbar_zps0443ce32.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Forum: Living Aboard 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Another wannabe liveaboard....

I'll reiterate the "go for it" sentiments previously expressed. I wish I had gone with my instincts 30 years ago and bought a boat to live on........

As for what kind of boat to look for, you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Cedar Key it is......an interesting little backwater. Spared from development by the coincidence of a hurricane and a "bad" business decision that led the railroad to divert from Cedar Key to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

No, not Cortez, although that is another nice little Florida west coast village.

The boats in my picture above are in a quaint little village once well known for it's association with the pencil...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Not Fernandina, and not on the Atlantic side of the state, either.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Not Tarpon Springs, but you shouldn't rule Florida out.......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

My apologies for jumping on that answer so quickly...being a local I had an unfair advantage.

Can you name the port that this sharpie and sponge boat call home?

<a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4,398
Views: 237,422
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Cape Florida light at Bill Baggs State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Hello Sailnet.. new P28 here

Welcome aboard, dude. Best way to get engaged here is to find a thread that interests you and just dive in and join the fray!

Once you get up to 10 posts you can post pics, too!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: 1979 C & C 30 Mk1

Hello and welcome to Sailnet, TJT! You'll find this is a great place for learning and sharing knowledge, as well as seeing some great boat and sailing pics and hearing some interesting tales.

How...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

It all depends on:

1: weather
2: condition of the boat
3: your abilities

With the right combination of all 3 you could sail it across the ocean. With any one item being deficient I wouldn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Roller Furler Drum - Repair or Replace

Oh.....thought it was metal from the pics. If that's the case you're probably better off getting a whole new drum. I doubt you'll be able to bond the plastic across the crack successfully.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Roller Furler Drum - Repair or Replace

Have you checked with a local welding shop to see what it would cost to have the crack welded? I wouldn't have much confidence in the JB weld, myself.

Here's a link to a site with info on how to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Newbiw Member -> Present sailor -> Future liveaboard -> Compac 27/2?

That's awesome news, Nomad - congratulations! Post some pics when you get a chance.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: 120V system puzzler

Thank you, Maine Sail.....I'll give them a call.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By bigdogandy
120V system puzzler

OK friends - I have a puzzler - I just installed a new Blue Sea 120V 30A electrical panel (Model 8101, with ELCI) on the boat, and all of the AC systems are working just fine. However, when I key the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,586
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Icw

I would add checking Cruisersnet.net as one of your guides. Good info and updates on conditions there. Sounds like a fun trip you're planning - hope you post pics and stories along the way.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: About to be sailor from Alabama

The Buccaneer is a great boat....I used to crew on a friend's Thistle at the sailing club on Lake Martin years ago and remember regularly getting our asses handed to us by a Buccaneer.

The Bucs...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

That is a sweet looking boat, Clyde. And, your post-whoring narrative was probably the best I've seen so far!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: About to be sailor from Alabama

Hello, X, and welcome to the forum. Let us know what kind of boat you end up with. What part of the state will you be sailing in - lakes, the Gulf, or on Mobile Bay?

War Eagle.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

Welcome aboard, Ultra, and congratulations on being a sailboat owner! Sounds like you've got all the right talents, and an awesome daysailer to learn on.

I remember when I was a kid going to...
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