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Search: Posts Made By: billsull
Forum: Bristol 03-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By billsull
Re: B24 (sailstar model) fix her up or else, HELP!

Greetings from a fellow B24 owner - mine is a work [not] in progress at the moment, but I hope get back to working on her soon to get her back to her former glory.

Anyway, I've done a lot of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By billsull
Re: New England sailors?

I think the best location relative to the airport depends a lot on how "hands on" you plan to be with maintenance when you get to the boat.

I was definitely in the do-it-yourself camp when I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By billsull
Re: Joshua Slocum

I put the Librivox audio book recording of Capt. Slocum's masterpiece on my iPhone. When I listen to it at work, I am transported out of my cubicle into cockpit of the Spray!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,604
Posted By billsull
Re: Propane off rail instead of locker?

I wanted to protect my propane tank on the stern rail also. I ended up bolting 2 PVC caps together with a length of pipe in one to protect the regulator and solenoid. I cut away portions of the PVC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 10,708
Posted By billsull
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

In some ways, I think we suffer as movie-goers by bringing a sailor's perspective into the theater to see All Is Lost. To expect to see an able sailor aboard a well-found vessel is really to ask to...
Forum: Cal 10-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By billsull
Re: Cal 2-27 anchor and masthead light rewire problems

Here's what I use for fishing wires in the mast. This will require another trip to the masthead:

Ball Chain #3 Spool Aluminum 100 Feet -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 10,708
Posted By billsull
" All Is Lost" movie

Just left the Avon Cinema in Providence RI. I have no complaints at all with the movie, only thanks to Mr. Chandor and Redford for giving us a wonderful film that we will be able to debate about for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,120
Posted By billsull
Re: Largest liveaboard *ever* sells for US .01

The Forrestal was a CV, not a CVN, so there's no "glow juice" aboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By billsull
Re: Robert Redford's new movie...

I whined too soon... they just put up the showtimes for the limited release of All is Lost.

All Is Lost (2013) Movie Times near 10001 - Fandango.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By billsull
Robert Redford's new movie...

Yep, there is a lot of interest amongst sailors in this movie. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited release since Captain Ron! I couldn't make it to NY (or this Thursday's show in Philly) for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,128
Posted By billsull
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

You might say that I'm "head over heels" for my GoPro!

SailingUpsideDown - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By billsull
I got the East River Blues...

So I was trying to burn up my last full week of vacation this year with the never-before-achieved (by me) circumnavigation of Long Island. However, I neglected to compare calenders with the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By billsull
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

Thanks Dino!

Your boat brings back high school age memories for me - one of my best friend's dad had a C&C 30 and I did some of my first "big boat" sailing on that boat in and around Newport.......
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By billsull
Re: New CT (Wannabe) Sailor

Welcome Kickn'

Dino's right about Old Lyme Marina being pretty much the only game in town if you want to keep a sailboat on a mooring in Old Lyme, but it is a very nice operation. If you don't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By billsull
Re: New sailor

Welcome aboard poet!

With your crew, I'm assuming you have a "Classic" and not the "International" Moth. I like the philosophy of the class with the minimum number of restrictions. What does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-06-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By billsull
Re: Used sunfish / purchase guidance

Hi Robert,

With respect to hiking straps, I played around with them, but had a hard time find a location that did put the strap in the way when coming about (when I used one strap down the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By billsull
Re: Hello and older sail boat question

Hi Crystal,

Welcome! Your boat id request was bugging me because I knew this sail logo from days gone past - a childhood friend had one of these and I always thought of it as a Snark Sailboat. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By billsull
Re: Used sunfish / purchase guidance

That looks like a great deal Robert. Go for it!

Caleb's comment about sailing with your daughter made me smile and recall sailing on the sunfish with my daughter. At first, it was just us on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By billsull
Used sunfish / purchase guidance

Hi Rob,
Welcome to sailnet from a satisfied sunfish owner! It was my first sailboat as a kid and I've had one ever since in the family, many moons later.

Of the three issues you listed, the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By billsull
Re: small boat id

I wish - I wight be able to fit in one of those! That's my wife's toy and the little sister of the A-H models you cited, the Sprite. It's a 62, the first year after the "bugeye" version.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By billsull
Re: small boat id

At first I thought it was a Trinka, but they have a different transom profile:

Trinka 8, 10 and 12 Photo g\Gallery (http://www.trinka.com/photogallery.htm)

Then I went into my garage and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By billsull
Essex CT

+3 for the Gris. Another bar that probably has more of the "young'ns" on the weekends is the Back Porch restaurant at Between the Bridges marina in Saybrook. Be advised that here in the land of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By billsull
Re: San Diego sailing

Hi Dan,

Welcome aboard! I found myself saying "yep, me too" several times as I read your post. After one misadventure that ended with me waving to my family as they were evacuated on a SeaTow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By billsull
Re: Replacement batten selection...

I actually wish I had sized the replacement batten I bought last year properly to the actual length of the batten pocket and put an end cap on it. I wouldn't have a hole in my batten pocket right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,444
Posted By billsull
Re: Good Blue Water / Shallow Water Compromise

Welcome aboard Paul!

Have you considered a Southerly? They're harder to find on this side of the pond, but with their British heritage, you'll feel right at home after your crossing:

Here's...
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