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Search: Posts Made By: billsull
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By billsull
Re: Two weeks in Block/Narragansett Bay

Looks like a great itinerary - a lot of nice short hops. I should do the same on my next trip!



I agree with Minne regarding the anchor situation. You're welcome to borrow my little CQR from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By billsull
Re: My wife, the reluctant sailor

Interesting replies all - from cavemen and other alike!



I didn't make the post to get advice for the lovelorn - I was hoping to relate a funny story and give my wife props for doing all that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By billsull
My wife, the reluctant sailor

Does this ever happen to anyone else? A few weeks ago, my wife and I were going to do a long planned sailing trip from CT to Boston and back. This was a going to be a major achievement because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By billsull
Re: Trip Plan

Hi Slayer,

Do you want to stay south of the Cape? I'm heading for Martha's Vineyard this coming weekend, but after that I'm going to Provincetown and Boston before turning for home.

Here's my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By billsull
Re: Chasing the breeze

It was dead calm in my cubicle yesterday (sniff...)


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Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By billsull
Re: New to sailing

Haha! I kept my boat on a mooring in Worton Creek for a couple of years and I would go through cell phone withdrawal every time I went to the boat! I was known to wander around the marina holding...
Forum: Long Island 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By billsull
Re: Charles W. Morgan viewing

Saw that also through several miles of haze. The next day, we saw on the news that the USS Missouri had come home, so that must have been her.

Bonus points to anyone that can answer this...
Forum: Long Island 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By billsull
Charles W. Morgan viewing

Hi All,

We went out last weekend to witness the first sea trials of the Charles W. Morgan. A great time was had by all! If you are lucky enough to be able to get out on the Sound tomorrow, 6/11...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By billsull
First "big" boat--MANY questions

+1 on Faster's (and Barry's) suggestions of possible boats. If you get interested in a boat with an inboard auxiliary engine, spend the money on a pre-purchase engine survey by a mechanic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By billsull
Re: Galilee 15 - Information and PDF's needed

Hi TF,

Welcome aboard! I remember that thread that you mentioned where folks were seeking that owners manual. Poor Bubba may have been scared off by the sheer number of people that wanted it! ...
Forum: Bristol 03-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
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: 1,488
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: 27
Views: 2,543
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: 1,789
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: Announcements and Suggestions Box 11-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By billsull
Re: Sailnet app for IPhone

Thanks - I installed ForumRunner and it works. I'm just glad it runs on my "vintage" iPhone!
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 11-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By billsull
Sailnet app for IPhone

Hi,
About a week ago, my iPhone Sailnet App stopped displaying "Newest" and "Top" messages on those tabs on the home screen. It does retrieve some messages on the subscribed threads, but that list...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 12,153
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: 552
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: 12,153
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: 2,414
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: 789
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: 789
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: 3,398
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: 249
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: 333
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.......
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