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Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2020, 17:09
Replies: 270
Views: 32,241
Posted By buzzstar
Re: I'll acknowledge the elephant in the room...Full keel is dead... ssb is dead...

<Look at the dates. You may have awakened a sleeping troll.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-12-2019, 19:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,133
Posted By buzzstar
Re: HELP how dispute boat tax california

Lived in California for all of my 76 years, as has my wife although she is a few years younger. The bureaucrats (public and private), legislators, and governators have slaughtered the golden goose,...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 09-07-2018, 21:46
Replies: 106
Views: 21,726
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Embarrassing story, seeking advice

No reason to be embarrassed, most of us have had far worse occur. The only question is have you figured out what happened and how to avoid the same problem? If not, do it again and ask the rescue...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-07-2018, 21:28
Replies: 125
Views: 10,560
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Life Raft for Coastal...Yes or No?

I'll buy that, but initially you had omitted the vital information, "kayak." I admit I still do not know how one can fall from a kayak, at least while in any ocean water that allowed a rescue...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 16:44
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

I had not visited this part of the thread for a while. We all seemed to ignore the difference between a single payer system, a single provider system, and one that combines both -such as the VA....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-07-2018, 16:04
Replies: 108
Views: 14,698
Posted By buzzstar
Re: eBay sale went south

Did you finish law school and take or pass the bar exam? Auction contracts are enforceable. If you really want to research the subject in the absence of clean facts, try the Florida version of the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-07-2018, 15:46
Replies: 125
Views: 10,560
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Life Raft for Coastal...Yes or No?

If someone knows he could not hold up a paddle, why was he not rescued? While a survival suit could have helped if h'd been wearing it (a key point since I believe most are not put on except in...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-07-2018, 14:50
Replies: 108
Views: 14,698
Posted By buzzstar
Re: eBay sale went south

I do not find the source(s) of some the "facts" and there is nothing attached to the post that says it provides a copy of the bill of sale, BUT if the buyer reported the theft to the police, does...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 14:33
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

As silly as it sounds, you don't get around much do you, at least in the US? The nurses union(s) tend toward the very militant in this state (Kaliphonia), but not so much the physicians, although...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-07-2018, 11:19
Replies: 108
Views: 14,698
Posted By buzzstar
Re: eBay sale went south

While I agree that eBay is very buyer oriented, I also believe it is true that the transaction is complete when title/bill of sale is delivered, and payment is made. Two weeks is a long time to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-07-2018, 10:55
Replies: 83
Views: 8,282
Posted By buzzstar
Re: No survey needed?.... buy "as is where is"?

Not to hijack a spunoff thread, but since when do competent surveyors not at least inspect engines and rigging? They may qualify their observations, but in my experience, mostly from long ago, you...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 10:40
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

Well, I am sure glad these problems do not exist in those places with "free" medical care. My own preference, if I must take me chances, is to do it in the US. BTW, the 8 vs. 12 hour shift issue is...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 10:19
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

You completely avoid the question, and you dare call the medical care in the US mediocre. Wow! [Expensive yes, unless you are illegal, homeless, or penniless, but mediocre, no.] That is real mouthful...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 08:41
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

So, basically, in your case the people of Canada are being forced to subsidize your chosen lifestyle. It is the truth, so just admit it, enjoy it while it lasts. and stop whining about other places,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 09-07-2018, 08:34
Replies: 332
Views: 32,529
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Early retirement and health care for boaters

I am fascinated by how many think health care is "free" in most of the developed world, with the US being the exception. Econ 101 lesson one: TANSTAAFL. If you do not know what it means, look it up.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-07-2018, 23:12
Replies: 43
Views: 4,203
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Surveyors - How Many do You Need

"Surveyors - How Many do You Need?"

There are two direct answers, but neither are useful: 1/ How many can you afford? 2/ How much wood could a woodchuck chuck.... Shop around. See if you can find...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-07-2018, 23:01
Replies: 51
Views: 5,280
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Wasp nest - unwelcome visitors!

I'll defer to Kenomac, but those look like bees to me. I even printed and saved his soapy water suggestion as a better alternative for wasps.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2018, 23:10
Replies: 125
Views: 10,560
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Life Raft for Coastal...Yes or No?

As with many, perhaps most, or even nearly all things related to cruising, it depends on your personal preferences/comfort and budget. The need to use one is infrequent or rare, but if it makes you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-07-2018, 20:35
Replies: 29
Views: 4,414
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Seaworthy Boat Selection for New Sailors

Remember the list in another part the actual post quoted above is just that, a list prepared by a committee. Only your choices count. BTW, although the poster seems to have a concern about "wet"...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-07-2018, 12:43
Replies: 50
Views: 4,985
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Where do you shop for boat parts?

A quick scan of the prior posts failed to reveal the basic rule -if the name of the seller or the product itself mentions boat or marine, the price is probably higher than for the same
type of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-07-2018, 12:18
Replies: 29
Views: 4,414
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Seaworthy Boat Selection for New Sailors

Just to add another "possible" for you to consider: The Dreadnought 32 (various rigs, I like the ketch). Hull was by Dreadnought Boat Works in Carpinteria, CA. Considerable variance in the interior...
Forum: Our Community 02-07-2018, 10:16
Replies: 39
Views: 7,379
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Illegal AIS Fish Beacons: Another Hazard to Navigation

I only quote a portion of the post. Correct, but might it be a good idea to have an available emergency type output on AIS (along the line of what is available for aircraft) that can transmit that...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-07-2018, 22:45
Replies: 60
Views: 8,091
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Has Anyone Ever Used a Stern Anhor as a Brake in an Emergency?

Back a decade or four, I had one. Never used it, ever, despite being sure it was essential gear and vital placement. At some point demoted it to lazarette status. Never needed it through several...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 28-06-2018, 15:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By buzzstar
Re: How do you handle travel fare, etc. for holidays, and family events.

With few exceptions, if you head off in a boat you should realize that you cannot do it all, or perhaps even as much as you once did from a place close enough to your family to get there by easily...
Forum: Our Community 25-06-2018, 09:51
Replies: 39
Views: 7,379
Posted By buzzstar
Re: Illegal AIS Fish Beacons: Another Hazard to Navigation

I like the idea of AIS for floating components fishing equipment. If used with method of identifying type of object in lieu of a vessel name, plus a unique identifier, it would be almost as useful in...
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