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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By sailhog
Re: Latest panama cruising fees

Hi, Ray: Are you asking about the transit fees through the Panama Canal?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,972
Posted By sailhog
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

With fuel prices as low as they are, shipping the boat should be unusually reasonable. Tom Wagoner of Northeast Florida has the least expensive rates of anyone I've come across. He's moved my boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By sailhog
Re: Currents in the ditch

If you're making a long haul up or down the ICW, trying to play the tides is something of a losing game -- in my opinion... That said, if you're making a short jaunt, it can obviously pay off. I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,875
Posted By sailhog
Re: Liveaboard Gulf Coast Florida Marina

I would second Misfit's advice. The storm history for part of the Gulf coast is pretty intimidating... the cyclones tend to be strong and frequent. With this in mind, I'd look for storage up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 65,009
Posted By sailhog
Re: I hate boats...

Seizing isn't necessarily the end of the road for an engine. Markofsealife has the right attitude. My engine was seized five years ago after a year of dry dock. Popped the head, doused cylinder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By sailhog
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Wouldn't a strong solvent such as lacquer thinner or acetone do the job? Get a second opinion on this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,114
Posted By sailhog
Re: Raw Water pump leak

I have rebuilt an oberdorfer a couple of times, and if I can do it, you can definitely do it. Rebuild kits come with instructions... I think it took about 1.5 hours after the pump was off. The only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By sailhog
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

Thanks to everyone... You all have been a huge help.

Jon, I hear what you're saying regarding the poor sailing access. A friend of mine found himself stuck outside on a center console when he...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,468
Posted By sailhog
Re: destin, FL area marinas for 50 foot mast?

Panama City is less expensive. The Bay sailing is better and Gulf access is much better. However, Panama City itself is nasty. Urban blight for as far as the eye can see. Some nice folks, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By sailhog
Re: Marinas of SE Florida...

Andy, thanks much for the info. We're looking to move to Boca around June 1, with eye toward putting the boat on a semi trailer to a boatyard in the Port St. Lucie area for commissioning. It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By sailhog
Marinas of SE Florida...

Can any of the sailors in this part of Florida paint a picture of what slip fees are like between Jupiter and Miami? We've been paying anywhere between $300 and $400 on the Florida panhandle. Looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 3,441
Posted By sailhog
Re: Marvels Mystery Oil

The main reason it's added to gasoline is to slightly lubricate the combustion chambers and valves. If you have any questions on your A-4 I'd suggest going to the Moyer Marine forum. Wonderful...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,824
Posted By sailhog
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-01-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,723
Posted By sailhog
Anything with a nice, sweet, soft, melodious,...

Anything with a nice, sweet, soft, melodious, effervescent yet delicate fart sound to it.
Forum: herSailNet   08-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,456
Posted By sailhog
By now I'd bet she's got about a decade of...

By now I'd bet she's got about a decade of experience under her belt.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,798
Posted By sailhog
Good job, Knotty. Wish I'd read this thread six...

Good job, Knotty. Wish I'd read this thread six months ago.... Got mine rigged with the blocks three feet above the spreader.... wasn't thinking....
Forum: Weather   08-25-2011
Replies: 142
Views: 28,070
Posted By sailhog
Argh.... Good luck to you all.... Caleb, Brad,...

Argh.... Good luck to you all.... Caleb, Brad, Fotosailor, T37, and every last one of you.... Good luck....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2011
Replies: 135
Views: 18,933
Posted By sailhog
Best of luck to all east coast captains....

Best of luck to all east coast captains....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By sailhog
On C-30s the HIN is on the upper outboard stb....

On C-30s the HIN is on the upper outboard stb. side of the transom. Mine was kind of hard to find. Had to use a crayon and piece of paper to get the number....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,324
Posted By sailhog
Looks niiiiiice! The head of my furling head...

Looks niiiiiice! The head of my furling head sail is configured in such a way that I wouldn't use a hook, but the tack end of the business looks mighty nice indeed. Changing head sails while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,152
Posted By sailhog
That's hilarious! "Manyana why not NC" is quite a...

That's hilarious! "Manyana why not NC" is quite a name!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,152
Posted By sailhog
WM sells a decal remover for $7. Wipe it on,...

WM sells a decal remover for $7. Wipe it on, wipe it off....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 7,730
Posted By sailhog
How did I miss this thread? Here's my take...

How did I miss this thread?

Here's my take on the new Womboat. It's okay, I guess, if you like that sort of thing. It's all right. I noticed the head compartment doesn't have a toothbrush...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By sailhog
Gary, I was just joking. Happy to see those...

Gary,
I was just joking. Happy to see those animal spirits! Apologies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,540
Posted By sailhog
So much for the can-do spirit! Give up now. ...

So much for the can-do spirit!

Give up now. Don't read SemiJim's post for inspiration. Just give up!
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