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Search: Posts Made By: GoLikeaFish
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-08-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,015
Posted By GoLikeaFish
You're in good company: "I got blistas on me...

You're in good company:

"I got blistas on me fingas!"

- Ringo Star

(I'll continue to contribute what I can on the topic of blisters ;) )
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By GoLikeaFish
That's a disappointment. :( I was hoping...

That's a disappointment. :(

I was hoping there'd be enough room for a water maker.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,856
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Does anyone here have any experience with...

Does anyone here have any experience with trimaran hydrofoils?

http://www.windrider.com/rave.shtml
http://www.hobiecat.com/sailing/models_trifoiler.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Obviously a USO from another planet. :eek:

Obviously a USO from another planet. :eek:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By GoLikeaFish
I'm a newbie too, but can offer this: If it feels...

I'm a newbie too, but can offer this: If it feels right, then go for it and learn from there. What's important is getting out on the water.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-19-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,954
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Regarding socks, just avoid cotton. Go with a...

Regarding socks, just avoid cotton. Go with a synthetic, like polypropylene:

http://www.vtarmynavy.com/Socks.htm
http://www.colemans.com/socks.htm...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-18-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 3,954
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Itís great to hear others are getting the sailing...

Itís great to hear others are getting the sailing bug in The BA. Since starting this thread, Iíve signed up with Club Nautique, but am still in Ďdry dockí due to an arm injury for a few more weeks. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Cool, glad to help. However, I should warn you...

Cool, glad to help. However, I should warn you that I can drink more than one beer in an hour ;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Have you tried: ...

Have you tried:

http://www.latitude38.com/ebooks.htm
Forum: Provisioning 10-14-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 9,526
Posted By GoLikeaFish
But seriously, as a student of sailing and a...

But seriously, as a student of sailing and a decent buzz, you probably don't want to provision wine or beer for an extended cruse. Just stick with the local rum and mix it with whatever.

Store...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,352
Posted By GoLikeaFish
If they're both females, I suggest you try to...

If they're both females, I suggest you try to swing it so you can have both of them.

Disclaimer: that may be illegal in your state. :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,947
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Ooooh. Tell us more about the prirates! :eek:

Ooooh. Tell us more about the prirates! :eek:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,266
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Check out the post from Jeff H on this thread: ...

Check out the post from Jeff H on this thread:

http://sailrc.com/sailrcnirvana/home.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Toy Boat.. Toy Boat... Toy Boat...

Being physically unable to sail a real boat for about two months, I've been exploring RC-controlled boats to get a feel for the dynamics of sailing. I just received a Nirvana II, set it up today,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoLikeaFish
PS has a good article on the new Hunter 49: ...

PS has a good article on the new Hunter 49:

http://www.practical-sailor.com/issues/32_10/boatreview/5324-1.html

Bottom Line: "In our opinion, the 49 offers moderate passagemaking potential with...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 5,086
Posted By GoLikeaFish
One more thing to worry about: ...

One more thing to worry about:

http://www.sfsailing.com/cgi-bin/forum/read.cfm?forum=11&id=4413&thread=1045

http://www.veromarine.co.nz/dirvz/marine/marine.nsf/content/photofeature0007

:eek:
Forum: Provisioning 10-05-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,893
Posted By GoLikeaFish
From: http://www.latitude38.com/calendar.htm

October, 1986 - Twenty Years After, from the article Reprovisioning in the South Pacific by Toni Withington Knudson:

To those of us who have been cruising longer than a year, the search for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Sorry to ask another naive question, but here...

Sorry to ask another naive question, but here goes…. :rolleyes:

Are repairs to a steel or wood hull less expensive and/or more durable than repairs to a fiberglass hull?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 4,888
Posted By GoLikeaFish
From what I can piece together from this and...

From what I can piece together from this and other forums, of the types of used boats widely available in the SF bay area, a late model Beneteau First might be a good balance between budget, comfort,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 6,420
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Just to remind everyone: I'm only citing what I...

Just to remind everyone: I'm only citing what I perceive to be the conclusions of the study linked from the original post I flagged. Iím just trying to cross-check their conclusions with those of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 6,420
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Yes. More to the point: that it contributes to...

Yes. More to the point: that it contributes to the danger for the blisters go all the way through the hull.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 6,420
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Camaraderie, One of the conclusions of the...

Camaraderie,

One of the conclusions of the University of Rhode Island study:

"Deep-seated blistering and delamination of the hull cannot take place unless the polymer in the hull is saturated....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Maltese Falcon

I see there's been no buzz here on the Maltese Falcon. For those interested, this is one serious boat that will no doubt have a great deal of impact of future designs. Here's the official home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 6,420
Posted By GoLikeaFish
Fstbttms, I was hoping you'd chime in on this. ...

Fstbttms, I was hoping you'd chime in on this. Good to know that water temperature retards the problem, even if itís a little bit.

My concern is with the type of blistering that threatens the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 6,420
Posted By GoLikeaFish
The one thing that scares the crap out of me...

The one thing that scares the crap out of me about owning a boat is all of the FUD about blisters. Here are some good links concerning research on the problem:
...
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