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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 11,656
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: strange Phenomenon that we've seen at sea

On a very cold clear night Light Pillars over the land. I had never seen them before, found out its light from the city reflecting off of ice crystals in the air(very cold night).

Also SSN 715 ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Need help with botched thru hull installation

What could have gone wrong?
Your epoxy could have a large glob that kicked very hot & melted its way past the syran wrap and may even have melted the mushroom fitting.
I would shove a wooden plug...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,972
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

There you have it, use something different for every cut & report back what works best.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,755
Posted By cruisingdream
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: hardwood plywood source

Homestead woods in Ohio
Marine Plywood by Homestead (
They ship anywhere in US or Canada
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-16-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 9,769
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: generator a good idea?

If you have a diesel engine, would you really want to have to store gasoline on board?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-15-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 5,592
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

1984 US Navy cruiser near the coast of England , 600 foot of boat just isn't big enough when the waves are 60' tall. Only time I ever felt the props come out of the water, and talk about trashing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Looking to sail on Lake St. Clair, MI

I used to be on lake St Clair, presently in Michigan on Lake Erie. Need a check ride, pm me. (note: boat is for sale also) Keith
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Keeping Ospreys off stern rail

Don't you mean a table cloth?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,529
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Motion sickness question. Am I crazy?

Its all in your head, your eyes tell you one thing and your inner ear tell you something different.

My favorite was an Engineering duty officer we had in the Navy, the minute they would ring the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Boat Trucking from Northeast Coast to Great Lakes

My 46 foot 12.5 wide with shallow 5 foot draft (less than 13.5 on the trailer) was $4500 18 months ago from Maryland to Monroe Michigan
The height will raise the price a lot if over the 13.5
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: sailboat salvage in St Pete, FL

Home Depot ... Just buy a sawzall cut it up & throw it away & recycle the lead & aluminum , sell the winches on Craig's list.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,571
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Compared to a CSY 44

blue water boat list available at Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,935
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Old gelcoat chalking

Poli Glow, good for several years (does yellow over time)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Shower manifold cracked

any rv supply store should have one, for about $12.00 for plastic $25 to $35 for metal
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: What to do with 450' of 1" line that -- ready for this? -- floats!

wrap your pilings and anything else you find unattractive for that nautical look
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,035
Posted By cruisingdream
re: What made you buy your boat?

At 6'4" its all about headroom......

and price
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: A very stupid query(noob)

A 26 inch boat is pretty small

Most go with weather windows. tankers/freighters are on a schedule sailboats aren't (or shouldn't be)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,931
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

Home Owners Insurance
Many home owners policies cover liability insurance for sailboats up to 23 or 26foot. Check with your agent & see if you are covered.
Save your money and don't buy insurance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Bummed...

Light crowd Friday , But had a packed house Saturday.
Having fewer boats there meant longer lines to see those that were there.
Seminars were great as always.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Plastic or Aluminum for water tanks?

Don't forget stainless steel
Also I pulled a 40 year old plastic tank out of my boat that did have an inspection port.
Forum: Diesel   11-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Cold start yanmar 2gm

Don't set your boat on fire. Place a hair blow dryer in the engine compartment aimed at the intake manifold for about 10 min , should start like a warm engine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,863
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: loose footed main

I found with a loose foot that I can see the lower sail shape much easier and it inspires me to adjust the outhaul more often thereby I get better performance out of the sail.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By cruisingdream
Re: Sospenders? Good brand?

The collar on the sospenders make them more comfortable so you will wear it more often.
Don't forget shipping cost.
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