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Search: Posts Made By: FSMike
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By FSMike
Re: Rapido 60 - The most perfect cruiser?

I also wonder where the main sheet traveler is located?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By FSMike
Re: Rapido 60 - The most perfect cruiser?

That cockpit looks exposed to me. Is there a second helm under cover?
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By FSMike
Re: Yanmar not shifting

If you pull the knob out the trans will stay in neutral and you can rev the engine up without it being in gear.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By FSMike
Re: Wet and Wild

What sources were you using for weather information?
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,088
Posted By FSMike
Re: Running one sail

Re: Maneuverability

Main sail only may be better in most situations, but if you ever find yourself forced to sail to a dock with the wind behind you, there is no way to quickly dump the main. With...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,620
Posted By FSMike
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

Amen.
If you can perform your various tasks without hurrying you're doing it right.
Walk, don't run.
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By FSMike
Re: Ga sailing School

I've known the folks at Dunbar Sails for years. They are a class act, enjoy your lessons.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,840
Posted By FSMike
Re: Effective remedies for the no-see-ems

I usually use a spray bottle with 50-50 water and Skin So Soft. Not so hot with mosquitoes but great on any gnat type critter like no-see-ums.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By FSMike
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

I think the 1000 pounds of rock method has since been replaced by the new water ballast anchor theory.http://www.sailnet.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By FSMike
Re: And here I thought Murphy owned 2 boats!

Whatever can go wrong will.
At the worst possible time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By FSMike
Re: Florida Keys, Best Anti-Fouling

Weeden Engineering
Jacksonville, Fl.
(904)355-8411

Shipping to a commercial establishment is cheaper than shipping to a residential address.

Also, don't expect your wife to pick up this can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By FSMike
Re: Florida Keys, Best Anti-Fouling

Unless I'm more senile than usual, the specs I read on Ameron ABC3 indicate that the red has a higher copper content. You should see the delightful pink color this red has when first applied.
I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By FSMike
Re: Florida Keys, Best Anti-Fouling

+1. Also, the red color has a higher copper content.
Forum: Engines 01-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By FSMike
Re: Corrosion product by CRC

Years ago I was driving an outboard powered passenger ferry, and one of our maintenance rituals was to remove the cowling and spray the engine with "CRC", which I assume is the same product or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By FSMike
Re: Manual windlass operated by foot

Lol. I am getting a mental image of an exercise bicycle with a chain/rope gypsy.
Get some cardio exercise and raise your anchor at the same time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,559
Posted By FSMike
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Ah well, this is where I came in.
All I did was ask for judicial precedent on point in this matter, and no one seems able to supply one. (Gary, thanks for your input.)
I'll go away now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,559
Posted By FSMike
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Gary, thank you.
I have been involved in this discussion on two different occasions involving many argumentative posts, and you are the first person to actually profess to have knowledge of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,559
Posted By FSMike
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Thank you Greg, but I'm not asking what the USCG thinks.
I am looking for judicial decisions where the court expressly states that donating a boat ride requires a licensed captain.
That's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,444
Posted By FSMike
Re: Careening my 16' daysailer alone

in South Carolina? Beach the boat at high tide and wait for the tide to go out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,559
Posted By FSMike
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I once got involved in a rather unpleasant internet discussion about this very question. I finally realized that one person was arguing about what the law said, and I was arguing about what the law...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By FSMike
Re: Florida Boat Stuff?

Sailors Exchange
St. Augustine
They're great.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By FSMike
Re: looking for advice on sailing north FL to MA

You can do it if the boat's in good condition and you pay close attention to the weather.

However - if you are going by yourself I greatly recommend an autopilot and enough of an electrical...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By FSMike
Re: Jekyll Island,Ga

It's worth it to take the tour of the millionaires "cottages" if they're still doing it.
Went into the millionaires chapel once, and when I turned around to leave I noticed the large stained glass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 67,601
Posted By FSMike
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Which thing is truly lame -
Flying a pirate flag?
or
Worrying about others opinions?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By FSMike
Re: Cuba

The 10th (and last) edition of Bruce Van Sant's book Passages South mentions sailing the north coast of Cuba using the night lee, but he says to expect longer waits for windows and shorter legs.
...
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