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sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:07

My latest adventure starts today!
 
After many months of planning and intensive engineering I'm setting off on a new sailing adventure. I have taken the engine, frame and wheels from a 1951 ford pickup and will be mounting my 34 foot sailboat on top of it.

I'll be using 2x4's, old spare ropes and a few rolls of duct tape to secure the boats full keep to the ford pickup frame. Then I will set sail east on interstate 80 on a voyage of discovery of the new world.

The only hard part will be getting over the mountains. But think I'll just use a really large spinnaker and lots of cats (the furry kind, not the two hull kind) which should be enough to get me over that hump.

My only question is what anchor do I use when parking and what type of canon do I mount near the bow.

Should make for an exciting trip... See ya'll on I-80 east!!

deckofficer 01-04-2013 09:19

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
And April Fools to you too.

DennisM 01-04-2013 09:20

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Personally, I'd go for a Nikon, not a Canon. But hey, that's just me.

David_Old_Jersey 01-04-2013 09:23

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Welcome to CF :flowers:.

It sounds a great plan :thumb:.......don't let the naysayers put you off (they will no doubt be along shortly :rolleyes:).........I say: GO FOR IT! :)

My only question is, what color duct tape have you decided is best?

boatman61 01-04-2013 09:36

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When anchoring make sure your beam on to the swell...
Recommend Bahamian with grapnels :thumb:

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:47

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey (Post 1199786)
My only question is, what color duct tape have you decided is best?

Well I find that it takes at least three different colors of duct tape. Gray of course for structural, Blue for higher torsional loading and pink for cross bracing and because it looks nice...

HappyMdRSailor 01-04-2013 09:48

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
I've done something similar.... The scariest part was coming down from the Rockies.... Consider more than just a drogue... I wish I had...

:devil::D :cool: :p

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:50

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Quote:

Originally Posted by DennisM (Post 1199782)
Personally, I'd go for a Nikon, not a Canon. But hey, that's just me.

well OK, but should it be a Nikon D2 or D7000?

I really need to proofread betterer.

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:52

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Quote:

Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 1199802)
When anchoring make sure your beam on to the swell...
Recommend Bahamian with grapnels :thumb:

Oh that reminds me to rig up the flopper stopper too...


Grapnel (slaps hand to forehead) I knew I was forgetting something....

Blue Crab 01-04-2013 09:53

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Big deal Chic, that's downwind.

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor (Post 1199815)
I've done something similar.... The scariest part was coming down from the Rockies.... Consider more than just a drogue... I wish I had...

:devil::D :cool: :p

Thats where I reverse the big spinnaker and mount it off the stern. Should make a great braking sail. Where did I put that 10 oz spinnaker cloth? Guess I could also throw out some warps of line and a few anchors too..:)

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 09:58

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Crab (Post 1199823)
Big deal Chic, that's downwind.

Ladies never go to weather!

boatman61 01-04-2013 10:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1199828)
Ladies never go to weather!

Neither do guys... if they've any sense...:p

deckofficer 01-04-2013 10:21

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
I don't think they will allow you to fly the spinnaker on I-80, when you hit Sacramento you will need to take hwy 50 over the hill, you can raise it here.....
https://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...06999ae7c5.jpg

But should have it doused before Meyer's Grade.
https://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...b19988fe85.jpg

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 12:10

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Looks like I need to get a road atlas for the trip east.

Yes, Boat luge down meyers grade. That could be exciting!

deckofficer 01-04-2013 12:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1199933)

Yes, Boat luge down meyers grade. That could be exciting!

Since they have replaced the steel guard rails and upgraded the rock walls, a well designed boat might be able to luge Meyers. Still have a couple of flat miles before Lake Tahoe, that could pose a problem.
https://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...fefe9a8e0d.jpg

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 12:30

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No worries about the flat wind less sections. I'll have 300 feral cats on harness to pull the land yacht along the doldrum bits...

deckofficer 01-04-2013 12:40

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Led by Bubba daboat cat.

PapaBruce 01-04-2013 12:50

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Beware of faulty muffler bearings on the old F150. they're notorious! See you on the right coast!

catakate 01-04-2013 13:42

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I'd make an educated guess on why eskimos use dogs for that but... I'm not educated in this matter, there might be a good reason though...

Blue Crab 01-04-2013 18:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1199942)
No worries about the flat wind less sections. I have 300 feral cats ...


I knew there was a reason you're single: you're a cat lady.

1 cat ...........:flowers:
2 cats .........:whistling::rolleyes:
3 cats or more..:(:(:(

300 cats........... One flew east and one flew west...

sailorchic34 01-04-2013 20:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Crab (Post 1200258)
I knew there was a reason you're single: you're a cat lady.

1 cat ...........:flowers:
2 cats .........:whistling::rolleyes:
3 cats or more..:(:(:(

300 cats........... One flew east and one flew west...

I am a crazy cat lady. But only one cat,so far anyway. Mr. Timmy, who has an uncanny resemblance to Zee's Bubba De boatcat, was pressed ganged into the sailing life and suffers a bit from mal de mur.

bobconnie 01-04-2013 21:37

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:DHeck, go down the 10, and I will mount our's on a flatbed and sail up ta meet ya at the 49 !! Connie has only one cat also !!!

Blue Crab 02-04-2013 03:08

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1200372)
Mr. Timmy... suffers a bit from mal de mur.

I had a dog that felt the only good cat was a flat cat. :thumb:

When flattened, they suffer from mal de purr.:whistling:

Gabrieln 02-04-2013 04:20

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Have a great time!

zeehag 02-04-2013 07:10

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bubba told me he wont eat here anymore--he wants to go with you, as long as he gets those green cans of fancy feast with wild salmon in them..he will do anything or anyone for those....and he is strong....gets mal de tierra, tho.....which leads to mal de furrrr

Blue Crab 02-04-2013 07:58

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https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...x1WZ3rvjV0Db9Q

Here's my personal favorite. It's odd how many of the poor $500 a mo bunch eat beans and rice. This is better, and cheaper when you factor in the fuel cost and time. I'm busy. Who has all day to cook? And the heat! And the steam!

Directions: Open can, slam can on plate, add garnish, eat with fingers and tongue, rinse plate, rinse and squash can. Save can to sell ashore. 30 second meals!

Meeee yow!:flowers:

zeehag 02-04-2013 08:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Crab (Post 1200713)
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...x1WZ3rvjV0Db9Q

Here's my personal favorite. It's odd how many of the poor $500 a mo bunch eat beans and rice. This is better, and cheaper when you factor in the fuel cost and time. I'm busy. Who has all day to cook? And the heat! And the steam!

Directions: Open can, slam can on plate, add garnish, eat with fingers and tongue, rinse plate, rinse and squash can. Save can to sell ashore.

Meeee yow!:flowers:


doyownt forget to add some variety -- crunchy bites in assorted flavors--crackers for the dip :flowers: .....mrorow....

PUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR:whistling:


(uhoh..puter hijack--bubba saw the pink and green and is on his way to your house--his nose in air, sniffing for fancy feast salmon in a green can...i took back puter after he went to shore ..he looks a tad damp...)

Panope 02-04-2013 08:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1199767)
.......I'll be using 2x4's, old spare ropes and a few rolls of duct tape to secure the boats full keep to the ford pickup frame..........

Red Green will be proud of you.

Steve

sailorchic34 02-04-2013 08:25

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
You know some of that cat food looks pretty darn good. Mr. Timmy is pretty much only eating salmon now. I wonder how long THAT will last...

Mr. Timmy has backed down very large dogs before. He wears dog collars and a dog harness. Cat collars are too small for him.

sailorchic34 02-04-2013 08:33

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Panope (Post 1200735)
Red Green will be proud of you.

Steve

Being from the south, I learned early on there that there was nothing that can't be fixed by a little more duct tape... Plus it now comes in colors including pink and fuchsia...

I'm thinking of taking two monohulls a few 2x4's and duct tape and making a catamaran next year.

twoblocktom 02-04-2013 08:50

No worries lady, the Ford will get you there and back if you so decide. And there are still plenty of Chevrolet's to tie up to overnight!

HappyMdRSailor 02-04-2013 09:26

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sailorchic34 (Post 1199827)
Thats where I reverse the big spinnaker and mount it off the stern. Should make a great braking sail. Where did I put that 10 oz spinnaker cloth? Guess I could also throw out some warps of line and a few anchors too..:)


BRILLIANT!!!!

With ingenuity like this, I see no reason your trip shouldn't be more successful than mine...:p

AfterHoursNLCT 04-04-2013 15:29

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Would you PLEASE stop in to SE CT...We need Gals like you......LL

Gelfling 05-04-2013 05:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by AfterHoursNLCT
Would you PLEASE stop in to SE CT...We need Gals like you......LL

I already made my case for her to land in the Chessy in other posts. But seriously, what is with the shortage of 'hippychics' on the east coast?!

SC.....when you get here you should start a revolution!

AfterHoursNLCT 05-04-2013 13:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Gelfling (Post 1203173)
I already made my case for her to land in the Chessy in other posts. But seriously, what is with the shortage of 'hippychics' on the east coast?!

SC.....when you get here you should start a revolution!

I have no idea but they just aren't here. There's a lot of nose-in-the-air types though...LL

Blue Crab 05-04-2013 14:14

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They probably had to get real jobs.:whistling: And note that a lot of them don't need us in the same way we need them, unfortunately.

Teknav 05-04-2013 15:48

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Fred Flintstones had a very distinctive anchor that he used when he was ready to land his bird plane. Just head towards Bedrock, and pick one up!; by the way, the pink ones cost a little extra. Don't forget to say Hi to BamBam! Mauritz :D

HappyMdRSailor 05-04-2013 15:51

Re: My latest adventure starts today!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gelfling (Post 1203173)
I already made my case for her to land in the Chessy in other posts. But seriously, what is with the shortage of 'hippychics' on the east coast?!

SC.....when you get here you should start a revolution!

Aww.. C'mon Gelfling.... JAP's are SO MUCH FUN.... PS you guys need to move to the South!:thumb:


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