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Old 15-02-2012, 18:01   #166
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As long as you don't change your last name here because I'll always know you as Ms. Hag.
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Old 15-02-2012, 20:35   #167
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yo there deckofficer,

Your current mug shot is even better than the first one.

the grinnin' sailoress, jonesy
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Old 15-02-2012, 20:45   #168
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yo there deckofficer,

Your current mug shot is even better than the first one.

the grinnin' sailoress, jonesy
Hey Jonesy, nice to meet you. How do you like your tri?

I try and put my best foot forward when showboating, so here is the picture I was taking at the same time my mug was being recorded. Mary Ann, a real trooper in the hot rod community has a steady hand as you see by how tightly see framed her shot of me vs the more relaxed framing job I did, but I had the distraction of driving a stick shift hot rod on 395 northbound between Carson City and Reno, Nevada.


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Old 15-02-2012, 21:24   #169
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Is there anything you can't do? lol Thanks for the laughs Whisky Lima and the tri isn't mine. Race & some cruising on her.........my multi is still waiting to be found.

Any recommendations?
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Is there anything you can't do? lol Thanks for the laughs Whisky Lima and the tri isn't mine. Race & some cruising on her.........my multi is still waiting to be found.

Any recommendations?
Because I sail singlehanded, I'm looking at the PDQ 36. Is that big enough for your needs. I'm one of those people that insist on a full size chart table/nav station and the PDQ has a fold down table in the starboard hull. I also don't care for the typical cat being designed for the charter market with 4 cabins en suite, that is a lot of wasted space and plumbing. The PDQ has only (2) staterooms with 1 large, proper head with seperate, enclosed shower. Without having powered windlasses, I want sails that are small and easy to handle, and at 8500 lbs cruising weight, it doesn't require much sail. Lot of other reasons, but if too small for you, I'm wasting my time, if interested, I'll continue my dribble.
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Yes Bob, the PDQ 36 is a sleek, bright and shinny vessel with a touch of old fashioned (with the full size chart table, I like that!). Nicely appointed with the dive center too.
My situation is that I have learned enough to know that I don't even know how much I don't know. Most times out I see or hear about ways to do things I never woulda thought of. For me sailing is an experience I enjoy sharing with others. Lack of confidence/not a loner/sheer pleasure in sharing the good times and weathering the storms. Well darn, sentimental and a romantic too! This Cat looks like a find. Thanks for your legwork, appreciate it Bob.
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No leg work, I already researched for my needs, it works for me. Small, light, easily driven, well built, and enough produced it isn't like a needle in a haystack to find some on the market.
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Because I sail singlehanded, I'm looking at the PDQ 36. Is that big enough for your needs. I'm one of those people that insist on a full size chart table/nav station and the PDQ has a fold down table in the starboard hull. I also don't care for the typical cat being designed for the charter market with 4 cabins en suite, that is a lot of wasted space and plumbing. The PDQ has only (2) staterooms with 1 large, proper head with seperate, enclosed shower. Without having powered windlasses, I want sails that are small and easy to handle, and at 8500 lbs cruising weight, it doesn't require much sail. Lot of other reasons, but if too small for you, I'm wasting my time, if interested, I'll continue my dribble.
Because the PDQ line was built locally, they are well-known and understood here. I've often thought that were I to get a cat, I'd go for the PDQ 36 or the Gemini 105 as being well-thought out designs and not as scary as the "patio door" types I worry wouldn't be so great on a run.
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Because the PDQ line was built locally, they are well-known and understood here. I've often thought that were I to get a cat, I'd go for the PDQ 36 or the Gemini 105 as being well-thought out designs and not as scary as the "patio door" types I worry wouldn't be so great on a run.
But if you switched, you would be giving up a great counterpoise for your HF antenna over your present boat.
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Sounds like sour grapes from somebody who is not qualified or too lazy to take the test.

I got my 100 ton ticket and it made me a better sailor as I was forced to learn many things I had not paid too much attention to in the past.

Hat off to those that spend the money and go to school to get a ticket.
On this thread it seems the people without a license are the ones with an attitude
......You'll notice most people with this line of negative thinking tend to pollute the other threads with similar opinions. I have learned a lot from licensed skippers and former Navy personnel to boot.
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But if you switched, you would be giving up a great counterpoise for your HF antenna over your present boat.
Exactly. Every boat's a compromise. If I didn't have a son in school who required Sail Mail contact with the Ontario school system at certain fixed points, I wouldn't be so keen on resembling a pirate radio station.
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Reviving this old thread cause I want to know what Rebel Heart is up to.

Hey Eric, what are you up to ???
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Where ya bin Bob?--he's been stirring the pot lately. Eric (it IS friday night.
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You may not believe this but my lonely soul as been hanging out on the SSSSM FB group for solo single sailors. A group I hope to meet up with some day in the future. Truly a fun loving gathering of solo sailors.
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Reviving this old thread cause I want to know what Rebel Heart is up to.

Hey Eric, what are you up to ???
Hey man!

Sorry, been busy, here's what's up:

- hauling out next week for a paint job and some thru hull swap outs.
- i've been working on the boat 3 days a week for the last two months, knocking out projects.
- we're leaving san diego in three weeks for the channel islands, then back in sd for october, then mexico after that
- another baby on the way, going to have in mexico.
- central / south america after that.


so yeah.... i've been hustling

I ordered a KISS groundplane thing, and I'm going to revive that thread of yours where you went through and did the tutorial on your antenna set up. I'll probably run a backstay for the normal operation but on the hook I'll run the one you like.

How have you been? Getting out on the water any time soon?
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