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Search: Posts Made By: robw_fl
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-30-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,931
Posted By robw_fl
Coiling line

I was in a race in Tampa Bay and the captain of the boat showed me a way to coil line (mainly halyards, so they can run free when dropping sail) where you basically take half a loop and lay it over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By robw_fl
rudder post rust

Had a smiliar situation on my boat when I bought it. I reached straight for my pocket. A rudder is not something to toy with, in my opinion. That kind of thing can become a fairly big problem in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By robw_fl
Boat Names

One other one I noticed in Venice - the yacht was named ''Suntan'', and of course, the tender (and/or liferaft) was aptly named, ''Sunburn''
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By robw_fl
Boat Names

There''s a small yellow dinghy tied to a mooring here in Sarasota with the name "Row vs. Wade" painted in large letters down the side. I get a kick out of it every time I see it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By robw_fl
Trying to find free web sites to advertise

Boats for "sale" - sorry - no pun intended in previous message.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By robw_fl
Trying to find free web sites to advertise

I haven''t checked it out, but I heard that BoatUS offers a free classified ad for boats for sail on their site. I''m sure it''s quite a boiled doen version (no pics etc) but hey, it''s a place to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-12-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,591
Posted By robw_fl
Anchor Question Result

Ahhh yes indeed... thanks for pointing that out.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-12-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,591
Posted By robw_fl
Anchor Question Result

Citing this portion: "But a vessel of less than 7 meters in length, when at anchor not in or near a narrow channel, fairway or where other vessels
normally navigate, shall not be required to exhibit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By robw_fl
Engine Room Insulation

Ludlow,

BTW, I can''t seem to navigate the website for the soundproofing tiles. From the reviews, I''d like to talk to the company - but the image maps on their site aren''t working (I''m on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By robw_fl
Engine Room Insulation

Thanks for the replies & info guys - I''m hot on the trail. Regards,

Rob.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By robw_fl
Engine Room Insulation

Curious about the type of insulation used in engine rooms for sound shielding. you know the stuff, usually silver on the outside, flame retardant etc...

Wondered where I might be able to purchase...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-04-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,591
Posted By robw_fl
Anchor Question Result

So let''s see - somehow when the drunk guy, with no lights, was speeding through the 50+ anchored boats, at night, and ran over your dink, they couldn''t find him at fault for anything other than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By robw_fl
Surveyor in Palmetto (Sarasota) Area

No problem at all. Glad to help. Good luck!

Rob.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-27-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 2,947
Posted By robw_fl
Anchor Lights

Have to go back to my notes..but it''s my understanding that an anchor light isn''t functioning as an indicator of length or horizontal position of the vessel unless it''s size merits it. The rule...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By robw_fl
Surveyor in Palmetto (Sarasota) Area

George,
Mike Davenport is a local surveyor here in Sarasota. I''ve met him a few times, and I''m an acquaintance (through my profession) of his wife. I''ve also looked at a boat that he had done a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By robw_fl
Surveyor-Clearwater FL area

I had my current boat surveyed by Butch Nailor. he did quite a thorough job, and I would not hesitate to recommend him. Unfortunately, I don''t have his number anymore, however, I bought my boat at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,236
Posted By robw_fl
Trying to narrow down options - Help please!!!

I have looked at several Cherubini Hunters myself, and have been pretty impressed with them. Several in our area (I''m in sarasota) and one for sale as a matter of fact. 37K I believe. Nice boats,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,777
Posted By robw_fl
who''''s got a boat for sale?

I have a 1969 Morgan 33 Classic for sale Only 19K, w/many upgraded systems. ''98 Yanmar too. E-mail me at robw_fl@yahoo.com if anyone is interested. (Sarasota, FL by the way)

Rob.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By robw_fl
Seeking Weekender Recommendations

Had a 22'' Alberg Daystar for a couple years, and found it to be a comfortable little boat. Similar to the Kittiwake that Jeff mentioned. Weekended occasionally, and it seemed to handle the "slop"...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-23-2003
Replies: 101
Views: 11,878
Posted By robw_fl
The perfect Sailing Song

Koko, yep, that''s the guy. He''s been making records since the early 90''s. I have them all after a friend of mine in Chicago turned me on to him. Heading up there from FL in three weeks to see the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-23-2003
Replies: 101
Views: 11,878
Posted By robw_fl
The perfect Sailing Song

Love the music selections!! I couldn''t believe it when I started reading this thread that someone mentioned David Gray. My favorite artist, fairly unknown (here in the states) and great "sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,356
Posted By robw_fl
C-30 cabin-top mainsheet control

A friend of mine whom I sail/race with has A Catalina 30. A) The C-30 traveler that follows the curve of the deck, while "nice looking" is difficult to deal with - and not only because of position,...
Forum: Chartering 01-16-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By robw_fl
Am I crazy?

I don''t think there''s anything crazy about it...unless you''re concerned about the care of your boat, and you plan on bareboat chartering it...or, you plan on acting as captain w/o license or...
Forum: Living Aboard 01-15-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,837
Posted By robw_fl
Morgan OI41 opinions?

Geoff & tina,

Thanks for the reply. Glad you had a safe trip, and I hope you enjoy your stay over in the Med. Probably hard not to! Good to hear that the boat handled well in some less than...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By robw_fl
Jeff, thanks for the reply. Didn''t really...

Jeff, thanks for the reply. Didn''t really mention build quality in my post, but I take it from your reply that you''re not overly confident w/the OI41. Duly noted. As for the aesthetic and windward...
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