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Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 23-06-2019, 13:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Product on Recreational Boat

You'll be about as welcome as a swarm of hornets where I have my boat.
Boating is all about enjoying the elements & natural environment. If you want "NOISE" don't go boating. JMHO
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-05-2019, 13:36
Replies: 101
Views: 8,477
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: 92-year old Navy veteran on boat delivery.

Reading these responses proves there are a lot of thoughtful, caring people who believe as I do, that age is not the deterrent, it's mobility. If you can help him deal with that, then by all means...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 20-05-2019, 17:25
Replies: 72
Views: 6,726
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Do you pay for true LOA?

I have a boating friend who would never admit to lying, but he's been known to say: "I'm a bit of a bull-shi**er myself . . . but do go on with your story"
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-05-2019, 16:14
Replies: 56
Views: 6,737
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Forum: Our Community 14-05-2019, 15:43
Replies: 86
Views: 11,297
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Is This Really What An Inexperienced Skipper Gets?

Keep in mind, the big briny treats everyone equally. That's when you might chance to see those who believe they are 'better' than others suddenly find themselves in trouble. Yes, it happens to all of...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-05-2019, 22:34
Replies: 72
Views: 6,726
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Do you pay for true LOA?

The marina where I keep my boat uses 'finger docks' which will accommodate boats of various lengths. I believe we all pay the same rate. If that is so, why would they care how long your boat is? I...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 07-05-2019, 21:53
Replies: 46
Views: 10,840
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Transparent diesel safe fuel hose?

Where are you? What size? I have a number of pieces in my shop I'm willing to give you, for the price of postage. tell me what you require & I'll tell you if I can help.
You can PM me. I'm home all...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-05-2019, 21:44
Replies: 24
Views: 3,850
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Chainplate Bulkhead Rot Opinions

Eeeeeeeeeyewwwwww!!!!!! . . . Nasty, nasty, expensive looking mess you have there. You don't say what make of boat you own or what size???
Here's my suggestion, if it's in the 25' range & you are...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-04-2019, 16:14
Replies: 13
Views: 3,882
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Karcher usage for boat cleaning

I purchased a 'SIMONIZ' 2,000psi light duty electric power washer specifically to clean my boat, including the teak Deck. Nothing wrong using it on the teak as long as you use the widest angle nozzle...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-04-2019, 20:43
Replies: 35
Views: 4,402
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Importing a Canadian built boat to Canada

Just to keep things nautical; Methinks you meant to say "25 NM (nautical miles)" to your check-in destination. The term 'KNOTS' being a measurement of speed . . . but I'm sure you knew that.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 26-04-2019, 10:16
Replies: 19
Views: 4,680
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Question about anchor chain size. 10MM to inches...

Better still, do what I did; If you're able to visit the marine store to make your purchase, remove the gipsy & take it with you to find a chain that fits perfectly.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-04-2019, 00:41
Replies: 56
Views: 7,630
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Buying and selling a sailboat

Jim, you surprise me. You sound like many others who condemn a great product when they know little about it. Did you know, although "elderly", this engine has only accumulated fifteen (15) running...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-04-2019, 15:37
Replies: 56
Views: 7,630
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Buying and selling a sailboat

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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-04-2019, 15:28
Replies: 56
Views: 7,630
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Buying and selling a sailboat

WELL; It seems I'm not the only one to determine many would-be buyers can be objectionable. Also, what's with saying sellers should be more "realistic"? Does that person mean a seller should always...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-04-2019, 09:41
Replies: 105
Views: 11,547
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Eliminating the 1-2-Both-Off Battery Switch

This sounds very complicated to those of us who are not fully clued in to electrical issues. Why replace one switch with three? I c an understand not wanting the old PERKO style 1-2-all-off which is...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 17-03-2019, 11:49
Replies: 57
Views: 9,002
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Too old for sailing?

Take it from someone who left it too late, Dennis G. has given you the best advice. By the time I decided to "go" my body had given out on me. Osteoarthritis in the lower spine, & more recently...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-03-2019, 14:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,185
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Yellow dust in engine room?

Nuthin' to worry about here, just wipe it all up with a damp cloth & go back to enjoyin' life aboard your boat. I'd be more concerned as to whether or not that reincarnation of the Titanic will hit...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-03-2019, 11:50
Replies: 21
Views: 2,155
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Odd question - where are your interior light switches?

On my boat, there is a master on/off switch on the electrical panel to supply power to all cabin light fixtures & each light is equipped with its own on/off switch . . . Isn't that how most boats are...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 06-03-2019, 12:54
Replies: 36
Views: 6,714
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: From CNN: Several passengers hurt as cruise ship tilts when hit by sudden 115 mph

To call these cruise ships "streamlined" is surely a stretch of the imagination? maybe from fore or aft but from the side? Nothing short of a huge flat wall. UGLY is what I would call 'em. Also, with...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-02-2019, 23:05
Replies: 65
Views: 13,809
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Bottom Paint Color. Does it matter?

My marina provided two choices . . . BLACK . . . take it or leave it.
One of my marina neighbours told me he likes black because fish tend to gather under hull & are easier to catch. Don`t know what...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 27-02-2019, 23:53
Replies: 54
Views: 6,682
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Would you keep the full cockpit enclosure?

Haven`t read any responses to the basic question but thought I would add my own comment as I too had a complete enclosure built for our Passage 24. Reason for doing so: We live here in the PNW where...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 11-02-2019, 13:56
Replies: 11
Views: 3,456
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Controlled situation to near disaster in under 5 seconds

Surely that would depend on how LOUD your horn, & how far away the bridge tender is from your vessel. ???
Forum: Cruising News & Events 07-02-2019, 17:50
Replies: 20
Views: 4,841
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Boat sinks near Gig Harbor, WA with one fatality

This story could be referring to anywhere up or down the west coast.
To call these people 'sailors' is a bit of a stretch of the imagination. I live in B.C. south of Vancouver & we hear of these...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-02-2019, 21:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Faulty breaker or other cause?

Not being an 'expert' on marine electrical, I used all "Blue Seas" product when building my electrical panels, believing it to be the very best quality product available. I surely hope this is not an...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-02-2019, 14:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Sailorbob8599
Re: Strip plank "ceilings" and furring strips out of cedar?

I purchased & completed a Passage 24' F/G hull & deck assembly. I think it cost me far more than a production boat but, I ended up with exactly what I wanted.
I cut 2" wide furring strips from 1/2"...
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