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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By bblument
Re: Confession time...

Nothing evil about THAT drone usage in the slightest. BEAUTIFUL, inspiring shots, in every way; the boat, the scenery, the wildlife, and the angles and clarity from which you captured it all. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By bblument
Re: noob question

I'll heartily second what I believe is the underlying point DR made above. You can (and should) read a lot, and there's lots of great stuff out there TO read, but everything you read will click into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,146
Posted By bblument
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

Actually, so far, this has been the most polite, measured discussion of the issues involved that I've seen, devoid of personal attacks, suggestions that folks who disagree with a given opinion are of...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By bblument
Re: Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

hheyy, Hey... HEYY!!!! I represent that remark! ;)

When we were first married, my wife and lived in Saranac Lake for two years (frequently the coldest spot in the nation). We loved it, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By bblument
Re: Boom bail P26

Thanks for the reply to the original poster, Rich. I have the same boat, same issue, and had the same questions. I ended up buying the Ronstan bail last year thinking that I could just bend it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,825
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I'll admit that I've been following this thread since its inception, and have read every post. After my one and only foray into attempting to have a polite measured discussion about an issue that...
Forum: Outboard   11-02-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By bblument
Re: Outboard Engine Start-up Problems (fictional)

If you want to get real technical, you may wish to specify what make and size outboard motor is aboard the Grampian. I'm suggesting this because some motors have chokes, while others have primers. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,432
Posted By bblument
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

I don't know if this is a "better" solution or not, but I read the following suggestion someplace a year ago when I rewired my mast (may have been on SailNet, might have been in a magazine... don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By bblument
Re: Yet Another Leaky Portlight Thread

I did EXACTLY the job you're about to do on my Pearson 26. The aluminum extrusions have the same channels and I used the kit from Catalina that you're referring to. It worked great, and I see no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,802
Posted By bblument
Re: The WTF challenge!

They look pretty messed up, but I thought I'd throw another idea at you. It might be too late for this if you've already gone the "vice-grip smash" route.

Penetrating oil for a day or two...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-15-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By bblument
Re: Hello and I need help finding a trader

Well, I guess I have three choices now. I could answer with the same amount of hostility you did, I could completely ignore this and your future posts, or I can make an attempt at making things...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 15,653
Posted By bblument
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

I used one once, but it killed my athlete's foot fungus and my pet head lice. I was really lonely afterwards..... :laugher

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By bblument
Thetford 550P MSD install - in progress

A couple folks had asked me to let them know how things went once I started installing the head listed above on my P26. Here's some things gleaned from my day yesterday that may be useful.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 9,218
Posted By bblument
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

My friend has a canoe stern, and he was extolling the virtues of that design to me at some point. I, of course, promptly forgot what they were because his boat's WAY out of my financial and...
Forum: Outboard   07-31-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By bblument
Re: Evinrude 6hp 1984 - Starter Cable & Spring


I bought a 1987 Johnson 8hp a year and a half ago, and, without any outboard experience, rebuilt the entire bottom end, water pump, carburetor, and replaced the safety interlock and...
Forum: Pearson   07-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By bblument
Re: Are there other active Pearson forums?

Welcome, and stick around anyway.. this site in general seems to have more traffic than anywhere else, and there's a lot of very helpful folks.

Here's a link to another Pearson-specific forums.....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-31-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,361
Posted By bblument
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

Greetings, CoastLife...

Welcome to the beginning stages of adulthood. I'm saying/typing that with a big smile, without any malice, judgement, or sarcasm, simply because not only can I recall...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,753
Posted By bblument
Re: picking a new motor for the job!

I don't know anything about Coleman outboards, but thought I'd chime in just because I, too, sail a Pearson 26. Mine has a mid-80's 8hp Johnson Sailmaster on it that I went through with a fine tooth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 3,663
Posted By bblument
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

We did the same thing in our '72 P26. It had a smelly bladder holding tank and a non-working HeadMate in it when we bought it. Ripped all of it out and replaced it with a Portapotti 550P MSD. It's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By bblument
Re: Sail purchase options

I bought new sails for my '72 Pearson 26 from . The sails were Rolly Taskers, and the rep I dealt with via email and telephone, Jim Johns, was very helpful, very quick to reply,...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By bblument
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

I just finished installing two new compression posts, a new crossbeam (which supports my deck-stepped mast), and bulkheads in my Pearson 26. The posts and crossbeam are constructed from white oak,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,407
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

To the original poster...

I think we're probably pretty similar; I've always learned by doing. With me, however, that's always been hampered/tempered by an almost unhealthy obsession for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 8,803
Posted By bblument
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Maine Sail ..

Before I ask my question, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate all of your articles, helpful posts, and time. As a new sailor/boat owner, you've helped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By bblument
Re: Fresh water for toilet

I'm really new to all of this, but I just bought (and then returned) a Jabsco manual pump toilet to replace an aging, leaking, non-functioning Wilcox-Crittenden Headmate (rebuild kit $70) with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 37,468
Posted By bblument
Re: Clothing optional sailing

I just found this thread. As a new sailor, it's a welcome respite from all the obsession I've been doing over learning the art, the gear, and the boat. We're still in the process of naming our...
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