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Search: Posts Made By: CaptainQuiet
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Looking for marine systems training school

Thanks Chuckles, once again you're a big help.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-07-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Looking for marine systems training school

Thanks I appreciate that, and that is often how I've done it, but I find that being self taught can take much longer than a headlong plunge into a program or apprenticeship. Can you provide a link...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 3,650
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Safety netting for kids

Anybody ever have a problem with the kids climbing over the lifeline and netting?
My one year old can climb over things that height. If a tether doesn't deter her I think the shakiness of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 14,775
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

Scary photo. I could see how that could ruin your midnight sail. Did you try to open the doors? C'mon lets see some more photos.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Looking for marine systems training school

We are a few years away from going cruising again. Having spent a few years on the water, I realize the amount of stuff that I don't know could often fill my little boat and spill over in to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2012
Replies: 120
Views: 14,775
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Have you ever hit a shipping container?

In the cargo container world is there any serious discussion about making the hinges on the containers to where they would open up when submerged in water and thereby sinking? This came up in a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Tanley, forgot your other question.
I've enjoyed the lake much this summer in the best scenerio possible- on other people's boats. Love doing that. With our one year old and a busy work year we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Tanley, Thanks for the link. That's a big one. Not sure what I would do with all that space. Any idea why they are selling?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Brent- where can I see some of the designs you've done. I can't find your website. Love to see more. Got anything in the 40ish range, center cockpit ketch? We're going to be a family of four and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 19,684
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

Chuckles or anyone,
I'm a bit slow on this one. Not sure what signature line to follow to get the bloggers name and info. Can anyone kick start me on this?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 13,214
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Sailing specific songs

This a great thread for a rainy day. One that I didn't see mentioned was the Dave Mathews live cover of Lyle's great song "If I had a boat"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Thanks to all for your replies. A lot to think about.
Funny what started out as a thread on steel boats has turned into an endorsement for aluminium boats. While I greatly appreciate this info, I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

tdw,
What were the shortcomings in your VDS34 performance? And someone mentioned before that maintenance (rust) is becoming less of a problem with more modern paints- would you say that is true,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Ouch. yes those are a bit pricey- but beautiful.
Any idea where I could learn more about the ones mentioned earlier in this post?

"Regarding smaller sailboats (- 45ft) I think aluminium is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Thanks for all the feedback.
I'm not sure we're in the market for a newly built vessel - our budget is more aligned with 10- 20 year old boats.
I'm a novice welder and would like to find...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2012
Replies: 5,177
Views: 327,394
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I'm thinking about making the leap from fiberglass to steel for our next sailboat. We want to do some far flung cruising - maybe even circumnavigate. Our present boat is a 1977 Tartan 37 and while we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 19,684
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

I will miss the community feel and the photo section of Latt and Ads the most.
I haven't seen any good answers to the question of what are cruisers are reading?
My idea for the next mag would be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Hello from Bombay, India

I just checked out your blog and noticed that you are hoping to inform us more about the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. I say bring it ! Love to hear more, what kind of boats are people cruising...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-19-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Re: Hello from Bombay, India

Welcome. I'd love to hear more about the sailing community in India!! I loved that country as a traveler and can't wait to show it to my family as a cruiser.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-19-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By CaptainQuiet
Greetings from Ithaca- not the island, but the fingerlakes

Hello Sailnet crowd.
As the weather here is getting cold I wish this post was from the Island of Ithaca in Greece instead of upstate New York.
But without the cold I couldn't catch up on reading....
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