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Search: Posts Made By: TrueBlue
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 3,264
Posted By TrueBlue
Be very careful of what you ask for Alex. But...

Be very careful of what you ask for Alex. But since you asked, here's a blast from the recent past . . . ;) .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/archdiver/sugarscoop-giu-II.jpg
Forum: Provisioning 08-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By TrueBlue
Sorry John, wasn't my intent to stomp over your...

Sorry John, wasn't my intent to stomp over your recipe - just never tried candied fruit added to salsa . . . it's probably a kick. I've always made it with fresh fruit, local grown or tropical.
...
Forum: Provisioning 08-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By TrueBlue
Aside from using Cholula hot sauce (from Mexico),...

Aside from using Cholula hot sauce (from Mexico), that's exactly how I've made my salsa for years - spent quite a few winters in Mexico and became very intimate with local salsas. I don't think they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 7,018
Posted By TrueBlue
Large dogs are very ill-suited to full-time...

Large dogs are very ill-suited to full-time onboard living, based upon my observations of several close liveaboard, dog-loving friends. The problems with having a long-legged large dog onboard are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By TrueBlue
It seems that for now, your best option is to...

It seems that for now, your best option is to start off with an affordable, trailerable boat and deal with all the associated downsides of trailering . . . and there are many. But, this approach...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 20,649
Posted By TrueBlue
Frog, After posting that suggestion, I realized...

Frog,
After posting that suggestion, I realized your tastes were honed to Bermudian rigs. Sorry if this is off-topic. But for me, the sight of catboats sailing against a New England backdrop is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By TrueBlue
Another consideration is if the weight of the...

Another consideration is if the weight of the Hunter 33's inboard engine block was originally factored as supplemental to your keel's ballast. Removing the engine would therefore raise the boat's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 20,649
Posted By TrueBlue
If you're searching for a fine quality, stiff and...

If you're searching for a fine quality, stiff and stable daysailer, check out Marshall Sanderling - an 18 ft. gaff-rigged trailerable catboat, that certainly isn't as fast as many much lighter, more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 31,439
Posted By TrueBlue
My immediate reaction upon first hearing the...

My immediate reaction upon first hearing the initial report of this event, was to condemn the PB's helmsman as being stereotypical. But, after reading subsequent reports of the owner's character, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By TrueBlue
Excellent UW shaft zinc tutorial Fstbttms - and...

Excellent UW shaft zinc tutorial Fstbttms - and very close to my technique. The task gets more interesting though, when you're dealing with larger zincs and 4 set screws, such as my old boat's 40 mm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-16-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,671
Posted By TrueBlue
They look like cormorants - very common surface...

They look like cormorants - very common surface diving, coastal predators in the Northeast. Didn't know they went that far offshore though.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By TrueBlue
Or, a fores . . . errr, jib sock.

Or, a fores . . . errr, jib sock.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By TrueBlue
Keith, From your post in another thread, I...

Keith,
From your post in another thread, I assume you know that my wife and I recently sold our NC33. Being an obsessive Nauticat owner for the past 4 years, I had collected a wealth of information...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 11,116
Posted By TrueBlue
JP, we're fine thank you. I do check in on...

JP, we're fine thank you. I do check in on occasion - but don't hang around like I used to. Family activities such as our daughter's recent wedding, have taken priority this summer.

Although,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-24-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 11,116
Posted By TrueBlue
Occasionally, we needed to temporarily tie up to...

Occasionally, we needed to temporarily tie up to pilings which did not have cleats attached. Especially whenever pulling up to docks at the Goat Island Marina for fuel - which has no floating docks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,530
Posted By TrueBlue
What do you mean by "fair game" SD . . .? ?...

What do you mean by "fair game" SD . . .? ? :confused:

I may not ever choose to own a Hunter, Beneteau, or a Catalina as my next boat, nor have I ever owned one in the past. But I do understand...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,530
Posted By TrueBlue
Sailnet needs more members with an attitude like...

Sailnet needs more members with an attitude like tweitz and fewer who think that the worth of all sailboats should only be measured by whatever boat they choose to own.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By TrueBlue
All of RI is a no-discharge zone - out to the 3...

All of RI is a no-discharge zone - out to the 3 mile limit, and there's a lot of coastline. RI may be the smallest state, but has one of the greatest ratios of coastline/per sq mile in the country....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-12-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 12,299
Posted By TrueBlue
Pamlicotraveler, tokobe has accurately...

Pamlicotraveler,
tokobe has accurately described what to expect with overnighting in The Great Salt Pond. We have been cruising there for many years and will continue to do so with our next boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,704
Posted By TrueBlue
I always clipped the mainsail and staysail wire...

I always clipped the mainsail and staysail wire halyards to port and starboard dorade guards, along with the two rope flag halyards.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/archdiver/TBdoradesm.jpg
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-11-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By TrueBlue
Most everyone on my dock last season, who...

Most everyone on my dock last season, who complied with the new regs (issued a yellow compliance sticker), demonstrated that while inside coastal limits, their through-hull valve handles can be...
Forum: herSailNet 06-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,895
Posted By TrueBlue
Ain't that the truth? :cool: John, ...

Ain't that the truth? :cool:


John,
The problem with receiving payment for "services rendered", is that you will constantly be under pressure to perform at a level commensurate with your pay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 4,453
Posted By TrueBlue
JR, are you admitting to being the masked...

JR, are you admitting to being the masked neg-repper? :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2008
Replies: 84
Views: 4,453
Posted By TrueBlue
Mine are back too . . . but I've been cheated...

Mine are back too . . . but I've been cheated (g). I had 10 as a Rep Power before they were last omitted.

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,825
Country:...
Forum: herSailNet 06-10-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 4,895
Posted By TrueBlue
I'm going to get slammed for replying (since I'm...

I'm going to get slammed for replying (since I'm obviously of the "other" gender), but will anyway.

I don't know you personally John - since we've never met, so I can't advise you in personal...
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