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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 21-08-2008, 14:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
Posted By shellback
up the mast

Hello all!

Great topics , ideas and comments so far. Here's food for thought to those who replied to me with questions.

Last season, I had the mast lowered, because I wanted to get work done...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-08-2008, 10:47
Replies: 14
Views: 3,191
Posted By shellback
going up the mast

Hello there,

I need some input. On my oday 27 sailboat, the previous owner had a wire/rope combination for the main halyard. I'm not fond of this combo, however I noticed when we went sailing...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-03-2008, 13:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By shellback
Navy vets are common place in here! Former...

Navy vets are common place in here! Former Aviation Ordnanceman aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64).

Bremerton will give you excellent resources and spots for sailing. Shame you're not...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2008, 16:16
Replies: 19
Views: 5,580
Posted By shellback
Kanani, Well worded and you bring out...

Kanani,

Well worded and you bring out excellent points. I know all too well, that sailing in and of itself is 90% boredom/joy and 10% terror. I broke my right arm last summer in a sailing...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-02-2008, 11:20
Replies: 19
Views: 5,580
Posted By shellback
thanks, this thesis is something I ran across...

thanks, this thesis is something I ran across before I popped into Cruisers Forum. I read through the sections which point out the psychological aspects of cruisers/boaters in general. To see the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21-02-2008, 14:05
Replies: 55
Views: 18,097
Posted By shellback
Our boat's name is "BOOTY CALL"...so when we get...

Our boat's name is "BOOTY CALL"...so when we get our tender soon, we'll name it "BOOTY TOO"

:jump:
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-02-2008, 13:49
Replies: 19
Views: 5,580
Posted By shellback
Psychology of sailing

Hello all,

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm doing a college paper on the how sailing (the effect) it de-stresses the mind and body of the daily grind of life (the cause).

What I'm...
Forum: Indian Ocean & Red Sea 05-02-2008, 13:06
Replies: 41
Views: 14,473
Posted By shellback
being a Navy veteran who has visited Diego Garcia...

being a Navy veteran who has visited Diego Garcia twice, believe me, it's not all that cool (the big footprint atoll) does have a big airstrip, with joint US/British operations.

As for DG is...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-02-2008, 12:45
Replies: 25
Views: 3,981
Posted By shellback
THAT ..was hilarious to suddenly read as I'm...

THAT ..was hilarious to suddenly read as I'm scrolling down this thread. Was waiting for a "feeling flushed" joke to pop online, but yours was funny in that you were waiting for the opportunity.
...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 28-01-2008, 13:09
Replies: 23
Views: 22,363
Posted By shellback
I've been up to Alaska while I was in the navy,...

I've been up to Alaska while I was in the navy, our ship went up into the Bering Sea (that was WILD!)

If you plan to live aboard, I tend to agree with the others, get a wooden boat and have a...
Forum: Meets & Greets 28-01-2008, 13:00
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By shellback
Hello there! Welcome to the forum! You will...

Hello there!

Welcome to the forum! You will find a great bunch of people here, full of great stories, advice of all sorts but above all, you'll be at home!

Secondly, I'm a navy veteran who...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-01-2008, 14:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By shellback
David, Well said! I could have not said it...

David,

Well said! I could have not said it better!

sailboaters do plenty of stupid things, they just don't do it as fast....epic sentence! I love it and amusingly, soo true!

thanks for...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 25-01-2008, 14:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,855
Posted By shellback
:viking:Well, I usually use NOAA and observations...

:viking:Well, I usually use NOAA and observations from Intellicast and other sources, however not from the local weatherman on TV.

Amusingly the two professions where you can lie and get away...
Forum: Great Lakes 25-01-2008, 13:54
Replies: 109
Views: 23,639
Posted By shellback
Hello Southern Star! I've heard some good...

Hello Southern Star!

I've heard some good cruising stories from up your way from other sailors I've been fortunately able to meet locally.

I've even heard of rendezvous too, but usually...
Forum: Great Lakes 25-01-2008, 11:23
Replies: 109
Views: 23,639
Posted By shellback
Great Lakes Sailors?

Hello friends,

As we freeze amid winter's grip and dream of sailing this upcoming spring and summer, I'd certainly like to know how many Great Lake sailors are out there.

I'll start with...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 25-01-2008, 10:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By shellback
Look forward to seeing the member map updated! ...

Look forward to seeing the member map updated!

How cool would it be to actually see where our Cruiser's Forum friends and such are at in relation where-ever you call home.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-01-2008, 11:53
Replies: 14
Views: 2,381
Posted By shellback
Only challenge to me here, is that where I store...

Only challenge to me here, is that where I store my boat at the boatyard, it doesn't nearby hookups for power. I do have a trickle charger on the boat, but I'd like to make these batteries more...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-01-2008, 11:46
Replies: 14
Views: 2,381
Posted By shellback
Yes it's only got room for 2 batteries. Any more...

Yes it's only got room for 2 batteries. Any more and I wouldn't be able to gain easy access to the on battery thats tucks just astern of the other.
Sucks.
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 22-01-2008, 11:40
Replies: 36
Views: 4,742
Posted By shellback
You pegged it !! (pun intended!) Not discounting...

You pegged it !! (pun intended!) Not discounting the dangers of real pirates of past and present, but I too fly pirate flags and wear pirate fun attire from time to time. People who are light...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-01-2008, 08:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,381
Posted By shellback
Battery placement

Hello all,

I have an 1976 oday 27'. My boat has two batteries which are stored under the port side bunk, however it's a pain in the *$# to acess them both freely, because mainly the height...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 21-01-2008, 07:29
Replies: 16
Views: 3,119
Posted By shellback
Rebel Heart is absolutely correct. Getting your...

Rebel Heart is absolutely correct. Getting your Captain's License is always a good goal to aim for.

However, as how other fun replies to this topic stated, my case is the same. My wife, she's...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 18-01-2008, 09:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By shellback
The Water Channel

Hi all,

Has anyone heard when the Water Channel will be returning to Dish Network? When I first heard about the Water Channel, I jumped (ran away from Time Warner Cable) since TWC didn't carry...
Forum: Forum News & Announcements 18-01-2008, 08:28
Replies: 164
Views: 46,659
Posted By shellback
Upon hearing the tragic news of your loss, please...

Upon hearing the tragic news of your loss, please know you have a wonderful community of boaters who care, love you. From us as well as all boaters, we extend to you our deepest of sympathy and...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 08-12-2007, 10:33
Replies: 99
Views: 11,122
Posted By shellback
wow

Simple reminder to all, that practice...practice and practice of MOB methods and constant diligence in wearing your PFD is essential.

I almost became one of those stories last year, when my wife...
Forum: Great Lakes 24-10-2007, 04:46
Replies: 18
Views: 6,950
Posted By shellback
Seaworthy, Being a Great Lakes sailor...

Seaworthy,

Being a Great Lakes sailor myself, I can tell you that yes the waves on lake Michigan can be big at times and the sets are closer to together vs ocean sailing where the swells are the...
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