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Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,598
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

That looks a bit longer to me. Maybe you see something I don't? We stop at Morgan City, then on to Houma. That's only a 38 mile run. Houma is a neat stop, BTW. Even if, last time there, a barge...
Forum: Apps & Authors   2 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,598
Posted By RTB
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Yep, outside from Pensacola to Panama City because of bridge clearance.

We didn't use the Avoca cut-off. I never looked at that option.

If you are doing the ICW from Galveston, and didn't...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 2,081
Posted By MastUndSchotbruch
Exclamation This PFD could have killed me!

Starting the new season, I thought it would be a good idea to test the inflatable PFDs. So, I took them home and inflated them through the oral inflator.

Big 'Oh shite' moment: One of them, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 464
Views: 37,469
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I'm terrible at explaining stuff. I guess you've already read this? - Installing A Battery Monitor Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By svzephyr44
Smile Life Raft Renewal - maintenance

Ever wonder what is inside the box? Or what it will cost to get all those expired flares, food, water, etc. replaced and a new certificate issued? I have posted my bill from Vane Brothers on my blog....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By btrayfors
Re: s/v Seaquel Rescue.

Following is from Sally aboard Seaquel, anchored this morning off Boqueron PR. It explains the emergency and the head injury, as well as the trip to PR afterwards.

Dear Friends,
The short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 2,872
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

An in-depth response, including apparent state-of-the-art 'philosophies'.

Actually the trend in ISAF, etc. seems to be indicating just the opposite in that the inherent strength recommendations of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 464
Views: 37,469
Posted By RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Steve - It's good to see you making progress. It is a good feeling to finish a DIY project. You saved a few bucks, plus I believe the old saying...."If you want something done right, do it...
Forum: Beneteau   04-02-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 9,629
Posted By Fleur de Mer
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Lessons Learned
Since posting on this site, Iíve received a number of private emails from potential buyers from diverse locations who unfortunately have had or are experiencing many of the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By bljones
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sail well, and sail long, compadre.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By boatpoker
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By Johnniegee
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

It is always tough when bad things happen to good people so sorry for your loss
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By nemier
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Hi Steve,
,,,Just saw this for the very first time,,, not sure how I've missed this before. I'm sorry.
I feel distraught at your loss - and wish you & your boys peace and growth as time allows....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By cptjak
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Best to you and yours Steve
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By RTB
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I'm sorry I never met Alicia. After meeting you, it was very obvious what she meant to you. You two did a wonderful job raising your sons. You and "the Boys" are some tough dudes. I'm sure she's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By Group9
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Bon Yoyage Smack! All the best to you and your family. Hope to run into you somewhere cruising one day! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By ltgoshen
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack, the healing for and your boys will be hard, Moving forward will tough. I know you have been an inspiration to me in this community Iím sure you are an inspiration to your boys as well. Keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By paikea
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

This will be a life changing experience for you, but mostly for the boys. I deeply admire parents that think and get off the usual grid. You are giving them now an opportunity that will shape the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, Best wishes to you and your boys. I know that the best way to honor a loved one is to live the life as they would wish for you. Sounds like your adventure is such a thing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By chall03
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Best wishes to you and the boys as always. You are an amazing father and an incredibly strong person.

Have a rum punch or two for me while your there.

Coincidentally 3 months from now will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By single2coil
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

We can only imagine, we can only give our thoughts and prayers that we care for you and your family in this tough time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By CS Cruiser
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, All the best to you and yours!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By tdw
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

All very well and good but he is doing it in a Hunter. :p

Salute to you Smack. Argumentative old sod that you may well be but in your own way .... dare I say loveable ? Crikey.

Well .... like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By djodenda
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I remember after my mother died when I was a teenager, my father took us all to Toronto for the weekend for family bonding, and moving forward.

That was kind of what you are doing, Smack.

But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,157
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Amazing strength in the face of terrible loss. So many guys would fold up and drink themselves into oblivion. I probably would.

I wonder how your boys will describe you to their kids many years...
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