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Search: Posts Made By: sifucarl
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-25-2009
Replies: 647
Views: 49,790
Posted By sifucarl
Are you a sheep...or a sheepdog? If you want...

Are you a sheep...or a sheepdog?

If you want to be a sheep, that is okay, but understand the price you pay. When the wolf comes, you and yours are going to die if there is not a sheepdog there. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 12,552
Posted By sifucarl
Because it's published by a man, targeting the...

Because it's published by a man, targeting the sailing world that is predominantly men.

You gotta remember where Bob Bitchin has come from. He published an outlaw biker magazine and tattoo...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-04-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By sifucarl
Sailing opportunity in Norfolk area? Sep 10-15

My girlfriend and I are making a trip to Norfolk, VA from September 10-15th. If anyone in the area wants or needs a couple extra hands to get some sailing in, we are willing and able.

We are not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,101
Posted By sifucarl
Couldn't agree more. Ever since my first pair in...

Couldn't agree more. Ever since my first pair in '97 I won't wear anything else if I can help it. I'm of the plastic frame of mind though. I love the lightweight of the plastic lenses, and if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 49,605
Posted By sifucarl
Welcome Honorable Shellback

Congratulations Simon, welcome to the ranks of the Honorable Shellback. Ah, I can still remember my first crossing, since our last port of call was Sidney, Australia, our initiation supplies...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-21-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By sifucarl
I won't make it to Texas until the 4th so I'll...

I won't make it to Texas until the 4th so I'll have missed you guys. Good luck and have fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 49,605
Posted By sifucarl
Congratulations!

I've been following with great interest and just wanted to contribute my 2 cents. Preemptive but here's a little something fun, congrats on crossing :D
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-19-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By sifucarl
Boat Ahoy!

Hello all, my name is Carl.

I've read the books, watched the videos, asked the forums, and I finally took my first real step toward my sailing goals. Also been following the Simon saga and can't...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By sifucarl
Qwiet, I'm going to be in Texas early June. ...

Qwiet,

I'm going to be in Texas early June. How long do you plan on making for this trip, weather permitting. Will you be returning to Texas after making the trip. Keep in mind you can't PM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 5,600
Posted By sifucarl
Must assuredly not a shark, you will not have...

Must assuredly not a shark, you will not have seen the dorsal fin like that without seeing the caudal fin as well. My experience would point this towards being a ray also.

Only one way to tell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,244
Posted By sifucarl
Just discovered another one, Hot Pursuit. ...

Just discovered another one, Hot Pursuit.

Synopsis: Young Danny (John Cusack) is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must make a chemistry test and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 6,750
Posted By sifucarl
Well said and I agree.

Well said and I agree.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 69,155
Posted By sifucarl
A: 15 fathoms Q: In miles, how far did the...

A: 15 fathoms

Q: In miles, how far did the Nautilus travel as depicted in the title of the book/movie 20,000 leagues under the Sea
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 6,750
Posted By sifucarl
Just keep in mind, all Coax is not created equal....

Just keep in mind, all Coax is not created equal. RG-6, as others, come in different configurations. Shielding (dual, quad) will make a difference in its ability to fend off interference, as well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,695
Posted By sifucarl
Glorified outrigger?

Glorified outrigger?
Forum: Provisioning 04-09-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,099
Posted By sifucarl
What are your thoughts on using MRE's. They have...

What are your thoughts on using MRE's. They have a shelf life of up to 3 years, they provide enough calories for high energy activities and they have their own heating elements. They don't taste...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,244
Posted By sifucarl
John, Glad to see you found us, welcome...

John,

Glad to see you found us, welcome aboard. I've only been here a short time but I've learned so much just reading the various articles, not to mention I get a laugh or two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,244
Posted By sifucarl
I watched Wind today for the first time,...

I watched Wind today for the first time, excellent movie. I really enjoyed the sailing scenes.

Some other sailing type movies I picked up:
-50 First dates
-Stardust (Good family film if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By sifucarl
I used to polish my dad's brass (Army) when I was...

I used to polish my dad's brass (Army) when I was a kid, cheap labor LOL

Brasso & neverdull actually wear down the metal so over time you will lose any markings. Once you get your brass looking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By sifucarl
Chuckles, you were a snipe weren't you :p I...

Chuckles, you were a snipe weren't you :p

I found that red "bug juice" got the best results, all brass nozzels (Navy doesn't use them much anymore) were always inspection ready with minimum elbow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By sifucarl
Ok, so doing a little reading I haven't found a...

Ok, so doing a little reading I haven't found a cruising multi-hull that capsized/pitchpoled, seems to be related more to the racing side of the house. I didn't realize multi-hulls were so buoyant. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By sifucarl
I didn't realize multi-hulls could get so much...

I didn't realize multi-hulls could get so much speed compared to mono's. So it would seem that the multi-hull speed has a much different dynamic when it comes to top speed. I've read that the mono...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,574
Posted By sifucarl
Multi-Hull stability?

Ok, I'm new but I thought multi-hulls were supposed to be more stable than monohulls. I also realize that when racing they push design and abilities to the limits but reading the article it says 20+...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,406
Posted By sifucarl
WOW, that was quick. I didn't see this, I had...

WOW, that was quick. I didn't see this, I had only found a few very obscure sites. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 3,406
Posted By sifucarl
Anyone ever heard of a Laurin (Koster) 32?

I searched the web for info on this type of boat but can't seem to find anything of value to tell if its even worth looking into.
http://boatsdepot.org/boat.asp?id=1299
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