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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,494
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

FWIW, my 1991 Cat 36 doesn't have a single leak and has had no hardware re-bedded. Although I don't sail her hard, she did cruise Mexico in the 90s with the PO. Maybe I'm just lucky.

Mike
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 24,122
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Best 30-36' boats for bluewater & liveaboard?

Given that this post is 5 years old, I'm sure the OP has found a nice motor home by now and is tooling around somewhere in Arizona.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 2,165
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Phones Apps

This is a really stupid question, so bear with me. I'm a techno-dummy. I have an Ipad and I've played with a few charting apps, but only at home where the WiFi is automatically working. Does the GPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4,462
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Getting sanitation hose over fittings

I redid my waste system last year with that awful white sanitation hose. I found that hose lube and cursing worked best. I saved a 2' piece of the hose so if I ever run across the inventor I can beat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 9,179
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

You're comments remind me of an old play on words....."Happiness is in the pursuit".

Good luck to you.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 9,179
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

I've always been attracted to the PSC Dana 24. I'd be curious what you folks think about that boat for ocean passages and Caribbean island hopping.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,328
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Boston Bomber in a Boat

Figured he'd be a stinkpotter. No self-respecting sailor would get blood on a boat.:rolleyes:

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Boat recommendations for a Newbe

Take a look at the Catalina 27. They're everywhere, roomy for a 27, sail well and are easy to sell later.

Mike
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6,537
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Beneteau vs. Catalina - seeking advice / opinions

I can't speak to the Beneteau, but I've had either a 1986 or current 1991 Cat 36 for the past 26 years. You will probably not lose any money over the next 5 years with either. You will enjoy the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,906
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

I think the public in general DOES consider sailing or power boating to be elitist. I'm always amused when I tell clients that I'm writing reports on the boat today and they give me the "Oh, on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Catalina 42 ... Why not?

Ha Ha, me too. This thread's been making me get out the 42 brochures again, sure would like that forward cabin. The only threads you ever read here about Catalinas is how they melt in salt water....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,660
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Living on a sailboat

Don't Feed The Trolls. They'll only keep coming back if you do.:hammer

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,099
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: hand held radio for man overboard

Curious what the range is for that. In doing MOB drills, the boat really moves away from the MOB quickly. FWIW, when alone I wear an inflatable PFD AND a belt-pak inflatable PFD just in case. On the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,702
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Does DOW 795 ever cure, bond or dry?

PLEASE don't ever use the phrase "DOW 795" in a title again. :eek: I haven't checked my stocks in a few weeks and I almost had a stroke. :laugher

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,335
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Why so many unused boats?

You might say the same about me if you didn't look closely. The 3% interest rates have had me crazy busy all year. I get out sailing with friends every few weeks, BUT, you'll find me there a few days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,413
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: When is the wind speed too much?

I'm a 10-15 knot kinda guy. If I'm coming back from Catalina and get stuck in windier stuff, I handle it but I don't enjoy it as much. If it's blowing 20+ before I leave the slip, I'm more likely to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-22-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 9,896
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

My EX-wife made me sell my boat.

Pretty much all I have to say on the subject.:o

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 7,778
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: How do you organize your tools?

I use 2 good sized tool bags. In one are the commonly used tools like a mallet, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, crescent wrenches, etc and that one sits beside the nav station out of the way. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2012
Replies: 95
Views: 7,315
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show

I agree. I often go to powerboat shows just to watch the bimbos board the boats with their stiletto heels.:D

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 22,080
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

Becky, lately I find myself re-reading and enjoying a lot of the books by some of the authors you mentioned and others. Try that. ;)

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,641
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: V berths

I have a Catalina 36 which, by all accounts, has a pretty fair sized V berth. When I lived aboard many years ago, my GF and dog & I got along fine. Recently, I find it a bit claustrophobic. I'll wake...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-07-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,867
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Tell Me About Jeanneaus

Thank you for all your comments so far, they are really helping. Is there any downside to the iron bolt-on keel or the deck-stepped mast?

Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 11,464
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Bug out boat

Actually, Tenoch, every word that Capt G said was absolutely true except he forgot to mention NDAA (google it). Your response only demonstrates your lack of awareness of current events. Also, Capt G...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,867
Posted By MikeinLA
Tell Me About Jeanneaus

Hi all. I have fallen hard for the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409. I first saw her at Annapolis last year, but put her out of my mind since the salesman said they only made a 3 cabin. Now I see they have a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,176
Posted By MikeinLA
Re: Thinking about upgrading...

I would judge each boat on it's merits without regard to it's age. If a boat has been well maintained, an older boat could have a newer "effective age" than a poorly maintained newer boat. If you...
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