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Search: Posts Made By: MazeRat7
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By MazeRat7
I still own my '83 C22 (which I'm trying to...

I still own my '83 C22 (which I'm trying to sell). I put a new Mercury on last summer and went with the 5hp 4 stroke. Initially the boat came with a 4hp Suzuki that only had a single forward setting...
Forum: C36 02-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 4,350
Posted By MazeRat7
Sure why not. Picked up my C36 Tall in Dec 09....

Sure why not. Picked up my C36 Tall in Dec 09. Have had several great sails, some systems have already caused problems, some have been fixed, and I still have a ton to learn. Hope to have her until I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2010
Replies: 2,867
Views: 329,599
Posted By MazeRat7
Well, I wasn't going to say anything since this...

Well, I wasn't going to say anything since this post belongs in BSS (Big Stoopid Sails), but since Smack and I sail the same waters, I figured I might as well tell on myself.

Last Sunday, I helped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2010
Replies: 2,867
Views: 329,599
Posted By MazeRat7
bunch a years back a friend who knew nothing...

bunch a years back a friend who knew nothing about sailing bought a hobie. Ask me to take him out and give some pointers. Well to make a long story short, Once under some way the port pontoon started...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2010
Replies: 2,867
Views: 329,599
Posted By MazeRat7
To each his own

I have really enjoyed this long running thread for several reasons. Mainly it consolidates "prime nuggets" from many different places into one which I can follow like a novel or blog when I want some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By MazeRat7
Sailing Backward

So we have this new yacht and we are required to have a Vessel re-Naming Ceremony per tradition. However, the one aspect of this that has me perplexed is the first sail after the ceremony.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-12-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 11,865
Posted By MazeRat7
Installed the latest on two Linux platforms,...

Installed the latest on two Linux platforms, Ubuntu and Fedora. The Ubuntu install was painless and took just a few mins. The Fedora install had troubles. Had to install wxWidgets and make is still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,744
Posted By MazeRat7
I'm facing several of the same questions....

I'm facing several of the same questions. Upgrading house bank, adding dedicated starting battery, adding solar, and some better power management instrumentation.

That being said, since just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2010
Replies: 65
Views: 3,379
Posted By MazeRat7
What do I do ?

Rum. Until it's gone.

Peace,
Maze
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,095
Posted By MazeRat7
I've only owned two boats, both Catalina's that...

I've only owned two boats, both Catalina's that have very active associations with lots of experts to lean on. I would not consider rigging my first boat unless your getting the hull for next to free...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By MazeRat7
You so have to come over to Austin. The admiral...

You so have to come over to Austin. The admiral and I would love to fish with you... considering you understand the "traditions".:laugher

Peace,
Maze
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By MazeRat7
Great input but there are a couple of points I...

Great input but there are a couple of points I need to clarify. First, yes I'm talking about overnighting since the best fishing is pre and post dawn (according to her). ;) Hence I'm going to be in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-05-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By MazeRat7
Pratical depth limits when setting anchor

So for my boat with what is currently on board (1 Bruce, 2 Danforths, and about 150' of rode), to hit the suggested scope of 7:1, I need 100' for every 10' of bottom depth.

This is in a lake and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,318
Posted By MazeRat7
Smack, Actually I was "out" under motor only on...

Smack,
Actually I was "out" under motor only on NYD and the day after trying to get a feel for her size. Had to visit the pump out station, take on fuel, and practice getting her in/out of dock. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,318
Posted By MazeRat7
Regrets? Hell no. I'm like a school boy in love...

Regrets? Hell no. I'm like a school boy in love for the first time again. :) I remember someone a bit older and wiser than I saying something a couple of months back to me like, "you will soon look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,318
Posted By MazeRat7
Was out for the first time under sail on 1/3/10....

Was out for the first time under sail on 1/3/10. Light NNE winds @ 5kt. Since this was the very first time I've had my new girl out, we took it pretty easy. Headsail first (125) then the main....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,792
Posted By MazeRat7
There was a "plunger" on the counter in the photo...

There was a "plunger" on the counter in the photo of the head. Nuff said. If the crapper is not working more than likely nothing else does either.

Peace,
MZr7
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,025
Posted By MazeRat7
+100 You nailed it. Bravo. Peace, MZr7

+100
You nailed it. Bravo.

Peace,
MZr7
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 6,025
Posted By MazeRat7
Ok, since we have this whole "sport" thing...

Ok, since we have this whole "sport" thing going...

Yup, been there got the shirt. Whitewater rafting, moto-cross, and free climbing... all damn near "kilt me dead". Now I'm back to sailing. All...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By MazeRat7
I did. And I don't recommend it. I purchased an...

I did. And I don't recommend it. I purchased an '83 C22 that was "ready to sail" including trailer for $3200 that was in a slip on the lake. No survey, no trial sail. Big mistake.

When it was all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-19-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,159
Posted By MazeRat7
Greetings from the salon of "Peace of Mind"

As promised, I said a while back I would post in the thread from the salon when we were aboard. Well here we are. It's going to be close to 32F tonight, no worries, the reverse cycle cool/heat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 1,824
Posted By MazeRat7
I don't get it. How does one find them selves in...

I don't get it. How does one find them selves in this state. Oh never mind, now I remember the time I fell 50' on a free climb, and then there was the whitewater thing that trapped me under logs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By MazeRat7
Sure glad I missed those days. While I've only...

Sure glad I missed those days. While I've only been around here since Aug. those that have posted in threads I've started have been very helpful, considerate, and wise. I honestly can say that the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-09-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 4,159
Posted By MazeRat7
Final Update

The survey was outstanding, today is my B'day, and today the deal was closed - can you think of a better gift ? Only thing remaining is the naming, sliver dollar, and getting her ready for our first...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By MazeRat7
To echo what others are saying, I use a double...

To echo what others are saying, I use a double ended single sheet with a cow hitch (larks head) in the middle to fasten to the clew. I'm using 3/8" line and flying a 135. It still hangs up...
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