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Search: Posts Made By: Squidd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,725
Posted By Squidd
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

Exceeding the USCG max hp rating may bring another fine...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By Squidd
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

This is the part that I would "not" worry about....

Unless you are extremely lucky (or pig headed) the "first" boat you buy will not be your last...You will out grow it, or it will out grow your...
Forum: Outboard 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By Squidd
Re: smallest electric start?

Interesting comparison..torque to HP wise..

I see 25# thrust as slightly slower and less powerful than 2hp gas...

Would it be fair to extrapolate 50# thrust would be very close to 3hp in terms...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Squidd
Re: Dinghy Motor Mount

Hate to keep dragging up an old thread, but that first picture was so crappy, I wanted to show what really went into building the motor mount...

The back of the dinghy had "lugs" that were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,607
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Probably heard this before, but 99% of motorcyclists are "not" vicious criminals...some are...

Yet you find a large portion of motorcyclists wearing black and skulls, ink (and flags)...

It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,607
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

More of a "Patch" ...but we did wear a lot of black and skulls...

No eye shadow, but a lot of ink...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,607
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Kind of sounds like the "motorcycle association" I used to ride with.... :cool:
Forum: Outboard 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By Squidd
Re: smallest electric start?

What is the relative thrust ratio per horse power...?

We started talking 3-4 hp motors and then started comparing electric 50# 65# 68# thrust

Are they comparable, thrust to hp ratings...?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,308
Posted By Squidd
Re: Greatest fear?

I dragged anchor one time on an overnighter...

Was watching fireworks with 50 other boats in the bay... Most of the boats left after the show, but a few of us spent the night...

Wind must have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,607
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

No No No.. your thinking Johnny Depp the drummer that plays with Marilyn Manson from time to time..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,725
Posted By Squidd
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

That's a nice looking dinghy
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By Squidd
Re: smallest electric start?

I'm behind the times. I just picked up a 3 hp 2 stroke off e-bay....

24 lbs auto clutch twist throttle...after a thorough clean up of tank, lines, filter and carb starts on one pull, and half a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Squidd
Re: Dinghy Motor Mount

Thanks to google images and you tube DIY videos, I was able to construct a mount for my dinghy...

It attaches to the back of the boat on two mounting lugs and is supported, reinforced with copper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Squidd
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

Rustoleum Marine bottom paint..

Three years no growth just a little slime at the end of the season
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,200
Posted By Squidd
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

Falling asleep with the autopilot on...

Then kedging off a sandy shore (whew)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,787
Posted By Squidd
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

The auto pilot for sure....

And the solar panels , controlor and battery bank to keep me off the grid all summer..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 3,827
Posted By Squidd
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

I'm kinda partial to that size range too...

I have a "transportable" boat that can be ramp launched (you do need a crane for the keel stepped mast)

Easy enough to launch and retrieve I do it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By Squidd
Re: What's This On My Sail...?

So the reefing Jack line bitter end will need to be secured to tension the jackline....where is that generally located, a cleat on the boom, thru the tack or tack hook ...?

And how is the luff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By Squidd
Re: What's This On My Sail...?

So it's something I'm going to want to keep...?

How are the reef clew rings rigged then...Two separate lines...?

Right now I have a single line reefing on a single reef sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By Squidd
What's This On My Sail...?

Just got this new (to me) used sail off e-bay, couple hundred bucks but it's a perfect match on luff, leach and foot measurements...

It has a bolt rope in the foot which I need and slugs on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Squidd
Re: Dinghy Motor Mount

Let me ask this a different way...

Anyone have a round back Dinghy (as opposed to a solid transom) with a motor mount I could get a picture of, so I can fabricate a mount for mine...?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By Squidd
Dinghy Motor Mount

I'm looking for a motor mount for a West Marine Mini Dinghy....

Anyone have one or know where I could get one...

TIA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,607
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

OK, but I refuse to grow up...

I bought my own boat...

My Kids bought me the flag...

Where do I fit in...?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Squidd
Re: New computer selection help??

that' what i said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,482
Posted By Squidd
Re: New computer selection help??

I like the old Panasonic "Toughbook" computers for the boat..

water resistant, shock resistant and cheap enough to replace if they glitch out.
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