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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,386
Posted By dnf777
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Very sad day indeed. Rather than second-guess what those folks did, or did not do, I ask what would *I* do if caught in a sudden squall in my area, on my boat? Do I maintain vigilance to avoid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,819
Posted By dnf777
Re: Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

those prices are on par or less than Superbowl ticket prices, and I hardly think football is elitist. The top tier events of ANY sport is going to draw big ticket prices. Heck, even when the Stone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2013
Replies: 102
Views: 5,541
Posted By dnf777
Re: Are we elitists?

I don't think so. All boards have some elitists who know everything and are superior to all other mere earthlings, but overall I've learned to just ignore them and carry on with the rest of us...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-21-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,264
Posted By dnf777
Re: rammed:by the customs & border patrol

I have only been boarded once by a wildlife officer while duck hunting in a motor boat. Not nice, but professional in all other regards. I can't imagine being boarded while underway in a sailboat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 13,765
Posted By dnf777
Re: I'm truly at a loss for words...REALLY!

Maybe he's heard Extreme Makeover is going to do a boat episode this season.....and he's got all of us beat on the odds! But good for him, if he enjoys it and catches a breeze.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,372
Posted By dnf777
Re: Champagne taste on a beer budget

Add me to the consensus here. For 10-15k, you should be able to get a really nice, relatively young trailerable boat for the bay. I was having a similar debate myself last year, and ended up with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,574
Posted By dnf777
Re: Beginners Question... HELP!!!

I agree with SchockT. Get a small boat, read the book, and get on the water. That's what I did for a year, then took an ASA course (which I also recommend). But if you're limited, get the boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,189
Posted By dnf777
Re: Twisted Main sheet.

Just helped a guy at the lake take his mainsheet off and untwist it. Same problem, and it pops up about once a year, then goes away with untwisting. Something, somewhere is introducing the twist,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,585
Posted By dnf777
Re: Favorite Cocktail

PainKiller with Pusser's rum, but I'm going to try Larry's Kanau. Always open for suggestions!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,037
Posted By dnf777
Re: Best power tools?

Ditto what Gringo said about sticking with one brand to save on batteries and chargers. Not saying they're any better or worse, but I only have a HomeDepot nearby, so I went with Rigid for the most...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By dnf777
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

I would certainly send the radio back to the manufacturer, with a letter explaining what happened. While they have NO legal obligation, they just might surprise you with good customer service in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 4,089
Posted By dnf777
Re: Waste Marine loses my business

Wait a minute--am I mis-reading your post? You said it had a three year warranty AND you bought the extension? Did you or didn't you? Sounds like they are denying the warranty you purchased. Do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 4,045
Posted By dnf777
Re: Knapps Narrows Incident - Post Mortem

hey, at least you screwed up in wind and current. I'm accomplished all that in calm waters!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 11,262
Posted By dnf777
Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

I don't know. Why do we say "hello" to coworkers when we cross in the hallway? Just common courtesy. What's your reaction if someone offers to toss a dockline for ya?
Forum: herSailNet   08-11-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 9,049
Posted By dnf777
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

Never had that problem. All my life-vests go above the belt.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-10-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,345
Posted By dnf777
Re: Looking for a small boat to learn on

I learned on a Precision-15 that I got when it was 12 years old for a song. Its an open daysailer, but a really nice teacher. Not as easy as a keelboat, but again, a good teacher of how a boat acts...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,164
Posted By dnf777
Re: Essential knots?

To answer this question, I just thought about what knots have I actually tied lately while sailing, and got the following:
1) cleat hitch
2) bowline
3) clove hitch
4) square knot
5) shoe laces...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 6,060
Posted By dnf777
Re: Nuclear s(n)ubs

this is yet another thing that pizzes me off about terrorists. Before their actions, and our reactions, I remember being a stupid teenager in a jonboat running around Baytown and out to the ship...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-09-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,410
Posted By dnf777
Re: Sleeping underway risk

Egyptians always transported the sick and dead feet first, so as the evil thoughts left their heads, they would't contaminate the rest of their bodies. I always sail feet forward for this reason,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,758
Posted By dnf777
Re: Funding the sailing lifestyle

Hang in there CKMeans! There IS a way, even if that means the timing is not right now. A semi-famous Precision boat author stated that a boat is a collection of compromises.....well, so is life...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 4,574
Posted By dnf777
Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

I see the same pattern Smack pointed out occurring on several other unrelated forums. It seems the ones that can self-police and remain courteous, survive, with their ups and downs in traffic. Ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2012
Replies: 83
Views: 4,497
Posted By dnf777
Re: nautical language rant

I have a better solution. Everybody on my boat should just think *exactly* like me, and do everything as perfectly and flawlessly as I do. Then, I won't even have to worry about barking orders in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-15-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 3,773
Posted By dnf777
Re: What is this??

Very graceful lines. Bet she was a looker in her day! Good luck if you decide to bite!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,633
Posted By dnf777
Re: Online Almanac and Sight Declination Tables?

Check out starpath.com. they have links to almanacs at much lower cost than what you mention.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By dnf777
Re: Need an engine part that apparently doesnt exist anymore

check ebay or local marinas for an old junker of the similar model. May cost more than a nut, but you'll have your own spare parts department.
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