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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

Checked out the site. "Sailing away to Happiness"? ...as opposed to "running away" from....?
I cant tell you how many times I've fantasized about doing similarly. But family, friends, jobs,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-20-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,099
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Near disasterous first sail

though the weather has been crappy all winter long, I have managed to get out a couple of times since my first outing. ...with much better experiences. Of course, I'm still yet to get my wife back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,457
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

It's a lot like women. We're thrilled when we get one. But over time, we start to think about "the next one". *smile*
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Fiberglass blisters... Boat Leprosy??

Thanks for posting this question. Nearly every used boat advertisement boasts "no blisters". ..as if it really means something. While I dont have any personal experience, I can tell you about a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-29-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,099
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Near disasterous first sail

The ramp, where I cut down the limb it a privately owned ramp that is open to the public for a $5 fee per launch. I think I may have been the first sailboat to ever launch there. ..at least the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Why use a topping lift

oops! If I had taken time to read a few of the recent posts, I would have seen that this has been adequately asked/answered. sorry. my bad.
But thanks for taking a look anyway!
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,499
Posted By Lemonshirt
Why use a topping lift

Having sailed only twice now, I'm a bit perplexed about the line that runs from the top of my mast to the end of the boom. I believe it's referred to as a "topping lift"? I can see that it...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,099
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Near disasterous first sail

Finally made it out for my second sail today solo. Winds were much lighter @ 5 MPH. Took me about 1/2 as much time to raise the mast and get her in the water. I motored to a dock, then hung the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-13-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,099
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: Near disasterous first sail

Many thanks for all the thoughtful replies and feedback. Winds about 45 and 39 degrees. Might be a few days (weeks?..months?) before I get my next lesson. Cant wait.
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-11-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 7,099
Posted By Lemonshirt
Near disasterous first sail

I purchased an old/used 20 footer (Southwest Explorer) about 6 weeks ago, having never sailed anything more complicated than a Sunfish. Between my work schedule and crappy weather, I finally took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: miss-matched engine cowling?

See page 57 on http://shop.evinrude.com/media/document/ModelNumberReference.pdf
this is what put me on the track of thinking it was a 73 25HP. I guess it is possible that some prior owner...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: sailing on work nights

I'm in the same situation. Bought my first sailboat since I had a sunfish 20 years ago. Got suddently struck by sailing fever. No sooner had I brought her home, the weather turned crappy. still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Lemonshirt
Re: miss-matched engine cowling?

Well. ...based on the response (or lack thereof) I thought some pics might add help you (anyone?) answer my question.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Lemonshirt
miss-matched engine cowling?

I'm perplexed as to the year and model of the Evinrude outboard on my new (old)South Coast Explorer sailboat. The prior owner said it was a "mid 80's 8HP. The plate on the motor reads "25302 A...
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