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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By silverbranch
I think I'm going to this show too. I've got a...

I think I'm going to this show too. I've got a room reserved at the Doubletree hotel which looks like it's right at the marina where a lot of the sailboats will be shown. There's a Latts & Atts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,871
Posted By silverbranch
The Aeropress is plastic. That's why I thought...

The Aeropress is plastic. That's why I thought it was expensive for what it is, but it works well enough that I got over it. :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,407
Posted By silverbranch
My cockpit drains also go out the bottom of the...

My cockpit drains also go out the bottom of the boat. I was pretty astonished to see that. Here is a photo: (yes, I plan to replace the gate valves, and no, I wasn't the idiot that put a grappling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,871
Posted By silverbranch
I recently bought an Aeropress, which I like so...

I recently bought an Aeropress, which I like so far. It's like french press without the sediment. I didn't know about the oils that a paper filter takes out, but the Aeropress solves that problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2009
Replies: 159
Views: 39,367
Posted By silverbranch
I looked at these pictures a while back and the...

I looked at these pictures a while back and the ones on the last page look like the motor is in bad shape. So he is still happy with it and it's working?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,360
Posted By silverbranch
Maybe, like me, the OP can't swim. I have...

Maybe, like me, the OP can't swim. I have inflatables too, but I wear the non-inflatable almost all the time. If you ever find that lifejacket, let me know. I'll buy one too.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-01-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
Posted By silverbranch
Annie Hill's "Voyaging on a Small Income" has...

Annie Hill's "Voyaging on a Small Income" has some great info on foods that don't need refrigeration. I was shocked to find out eggs don't, but of course after a minute's thought you realize it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By silverbranch
The booklet charts are very helpful. If you just...

The booklet charts are very helpful. If you just want to look at an image of the chart this site has converted the NOAA raster charts into .png images: NOAA Nautical Charts in .png Format...
Forum: Chartering   11-22-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By silverbranch
Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them...

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them out. I see there is a new incarnation of Windjammer Cruises out there too, sailing around the Grenadines. That might be an option. I did a day trip...
Forum: Chartering   11-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By silverbranch
Shared/per cabin charters?

Anyone have any good recommendations for boats that do per-cabin charters?

Unfortunately most of my friends are either broke, have no interest in boats, or refuse to fly. :confused: So a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-18-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By silverbranch
Thanks again for the contest. One great...

Thanks again for the contest.

One great resource I have found for my phone is iPhone Apps, Deals and Discovery at App Shopper (http://appshopper.com). You can search for apps there and when you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,038
Posted By silverbranch
Thanks! I am really looking forward to the...

Thanks! I am really looking forward to the SailingSim as I am pretty new to all this. My first instinct on the materials question was to put steel first, until I noticed that it asked for per...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By silverbranch
Thanks for the replies. I had not thought of the...

Thanks for the replies. I had not thought of the freezing idea.... I did wonder if it was the barnacles/growth but didn't know if they had the ability to do damage like that. Ah well.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By silverbranch
Pockmarks on hull

Hi all,
I just recently bought an old boat (1972 Westerly Cirrus) that's been in the water for an unkown number of years. The last documented haulout in the paperwork was 2003. There were some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,412
Posted By silverbranch
Thanks for the replies. I went down to the boat...

Thanks for the replies. I went down to the boat today meaning to at least get the motor on the boat and start cleaning. I ran into the marina owner who informed me that a previous owner (not the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,412
Posted By silverbranch
Beginner's guide to outboard engines?

Hi all, I just bought my first sailboat, a 1972 22' Westerly Cirrus sans engine. I have an old outboard, an old McCulloch 4hp engine that I inherited and I hope is in working order. No manual, of...
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