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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By socal c25
Re: Sails for Islander 36

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-13-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 5,038
Posted By socal c25
Re: MaineSail's Boat vs. Your Boat

I am too damn busy sailing to make my boat as nice as.... well anybody else's boat. I maintain what needs maintained then go sailing. I am in So Cal, so year round sailing takes its toll in wearing...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-11-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By socal c25
Re: prepping for winter storage

Our winter storage here in So Cal is to buy new dock lines and maybe a fender or two. We are lucky or cursed to be able to sail year round, lucky cause we get to sail year round and cursed cause it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By socal c25
Re: Painting over blisters

Just wait for the time to do it correct. You'll be allot happier and have a little more money in your pocket.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By socal c25
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

The Porta-potti slide valve broke, it isn't repairable. I can wait because I am only doing day sails for now (until new potti)... Catch 22
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,152
Posted By socal c25
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

My best up grade this season (we really don't have sailing seasons in So Cal) was sailing the boat almost every weekend and then some, Really though I did rewire the battery compartment and panel I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 8,920
Posted By socal c25
Re: Why I like this Picture...

We sail out of Los Angeles harbor which is a concrete jungle so the only scenic photos we get are marina or sailing photos and Catalina Island pics. Here is one of my boat that a friend shot while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By socal c25
Re: Most Important Safety Equipment

seriously?.... Your all looking at this wrong! The best safety equipment to have is a roll of toilet paper and a change of shorts because when the s#!t hits the fan you'll be calmer and in control...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-08-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By socal c25
Re: Rules of the road ?

I sail in and out of one of the busiest ports in the world (Port of Los Angeles) we have 1200 foot container ships being tugged in and out, tankers, fishing fleets and pleasure boaters sometimes all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,540
Posted By socal c25
Re: My Marina

Gritty you say? I resemble that remark. Yeah your correct there are a few "gritty" marinas back here BUT there are also some nice ones (I'm in a decent one), The city has been landscaping anchorage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,526
Posted By socal c25
Re: Why Not?

I've taken a Venture from Long Beach to Newport Beach here in California about 10-15 miles offshore about 20 something down the coast. I used to sail to Catalina Island 25 miles across the San Pedro...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By socal c25
Re: Brisk sail! And hair dye in the gelcoat…

Soft scrub with bleach is what I use to get out the kinky things that happen on my boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4,101
Posted By socal c25
Re: What to do when conditions get really bad?

#1 remember to lock your keel down, if you capsize you don't want the keel to swing up into the hull causing damage and loosing your righting ability.
#2 I'd rather be in a sailboat than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By socal c25
Re: Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

Ha I have harbor freight gloves $12.95 on sale for 5.99 with finger tips so I cut em off and they have been good for 2 and a half years sailing almost every weekend . I bought several pairs for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-13-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By socal c25
Re: Transporting New to me Sailboat

I agree, I have had a few thing go bad after the purchase not right after but it could happen. if you could spend a day on the boat pumping, flushing, checking and getting used to things and being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 4,037
Posted By socal c25
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

You rock Tom, Your my hero... LOL. I found that Target stores often advertised stuff that then didn't carry, what they did carry was the same brand but similar model as advertised. My wife...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By socal c25
Re: "New" Boat

all the hard work pays off on your first day out, you'll remember non of the pain as you enjoy the wind on your face.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2015
Replies: 1,479
Views: 543,784
Posted By socal c25
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Asdf38: how about an interior pic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By socal c25
Re: Socal sailboat delivery captain needed!

LOL... Depending when you plan this I could possibly crew.
The north bound bash is always good to have extra hands to help.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-02-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 13,286
Posted By socal c25
Re: Best boat for 25 grand for coastal cruising and going from east coast to Caribbea

Your best bet is to look for a boat that someone out grew and is willing to deal on it, look to spend 10k to 15k leaving you with a little bit more to upgrade and repair with. good luck and keep us...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By socal c25
Re: Ranger 23 Paint and...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you. It's good that your handy and have a gf that helps too. As far as the emblems go you could just use generic plastic chrome letters, look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By socal c25
Re: What is your favorite month to go sailing?

Here in So Cal we sail all year round, some days are cold but no snow or ice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By socal c25
Re: Boom Gallows

I don't have gallows (small coastal cruiser), but I wish I did at times as I single hand most of the time and reefing in a blow is a biotch as the boom swings around quite a bit. I did have a problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By socal c25
Re: Catalina 30 - Help!

The price also has to do with the over all condition of the boat AND which engine. the early ones had Atomic 4 then an 11 hp, 15 hp, I think an 18 hp then around 1985 the started to put in 21 hp and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By socal c25
Re: Companionway Steps

That grip tape doesn't look too bad, basically anything you put on the steps will look out of place but there has to be something. I saw a boat that the guy routed down the center of the steps and...
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