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Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-03-2012, 08:12
Replies: 28
Views: 4,319
Posted By FxdGrMind
Re: Sea of Cortez to Vancouver

The Understatement of the Millenium. Personally I haven't been on this leg the poster is asking about, but I have many a friend that have told me that Sailing South is far easier than North on this...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-03-2012, 23:13
Replies: 93
Views: 13,457
Posted By FxdGrMind
Re: How old is too old?

Too old, only in your nightmares.

I recently meet a pair of retired folk, they quit at 55 and went cruising and kept the budget tight. They have been gone 10 years and are now on their way to...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 03-03-2012, 19:10
Replies: 21
Views: 7,869
Posted By FxdGrMind
Re: Marine SSB License?

Thank you to all who posted the links and information.

God I love this site and the people who are here. I can always find answers to my questions here.

:thumb:
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 03-03-2012, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 6,094
Posted By FxdGrMind
Re: 3gm30 - How to Change Oil ?

Ok just did the oil change on mine today.. I'm sorry but this engine is a pain in the ....

I have a tube that runns from the lowest oil drain plug to the front of the engine.. thought that would...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 28-08-2010, 17:45
Replies: 251
Views: 32,825
Posted By FxdGrMind
Mark, Nic, I was just informed of this...

Mark, Nic, I was just informed of this announcement.

I'm just crushed by the news.

I can only say that I hope that your dreams continue, bring you joy, and some day make a mends.

If...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25-08-2010, 18:11
Replies: 51
Views: 4,509
Posted By FxdGrMind
Saw the persied's on my drive in to work.... ...

Saw the persied's on my drive in to work....

Need more clear nights here in the PNW for it to be worth buying a telescope. Some day on a small island on the ocean, it will come in handy :D

Now...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 24-08-2010, 19:00
Replies: 54
Views: 6,194
Posted By FxdGrMind
Oh man, these stories are nothing. I recently...

Oh man, these stories are nothing. I recently helped a fellow sailor fix the head on his sailboat, again, I say, you got nothing.

Now, imagine working in College as apartment maint person.......
Forum: General Sailing Forum 24-08-2010, 18:02
Replies: 74
Views: 12,058
Posted By FxdGrMind
My SJ23... blue water.... yea NOT! Heck just in...

My SJ23... blue water.... yea NOT! Heck just in the PS, she can be a handful in increasing winds that blow up all of a sudden. You could call her "tender" and that would be an understatement.
...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 12-08-2010, 09:39
Replies: 60
Views: 7,038
Posted By FxdGrMind
I use it every time out on the water. However I...

I use it every time out on the water. However I prefer the UV clothing, hats etc when I can get away with it. Upwind is no issue... it's the down wind leggs that hurt... ya just want to get ne-kid...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-08-2010, 12:02
Replies: 13
Views: 2,676
Posted By FxdGrMind
If you "require" something over you to sleep. A...

If you "require" something over you to sleep. A very light down comforter, I find doesn't hurt. You can find them at BBB and such. I would suggest a duvet cover though, so if you sweat you can...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-08-2010, 18:17
Replies: 32
Views: 3,484
Posted By FxdGrMind
Just a few more $$$ and I'm pulling the "Bat...

Just a few more $$$ and I'm pulling the "Bat Shute".

however I know others that are counting the days.... So not fair!!!!

But the onlything thing realy holding me here right now is the 5 more...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 08-08-2010, 07:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By FxdGrMind
Well, that's several way's to reduce...

Well, that's several way's to reduce sail..........:whistling:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-08-2010, 12:07
Replies: 76
Views: 12,456
Posted By FxdGrMind
That "Dress" must weigh a "TON!" Dang, just...

That "Dress" must weigh a "TON!" Dang, just throw her in the bilge for ballast!
:D:D

Seriously, that's a lot of work to create from individual rings!
:popcorn:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-08-2010, 11:08
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
Zee Quote: self reliant is a better descriptor...

Zee Quote:
self reliant is a better descriptor sometimes than self sufficient. states the reality of life.
EndQuote.

I don't use nails on the boat... but this hit it squarely on the head....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-08-2010, 11:34
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
Wanting is also nice...

Wanting is also nice https://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif


+1.

There is a difference as described in prior posts. Want and need:
Want is something that is hopefully...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-08-2010, 11:27
Replies: 12
Views: 4,392
Posted By FxdGrMind
I suppose adding weight will help reduce the...

I suppose adding weight will help reduce the Radius durring tidal/wind shifts, but I would say that if you are doing that you 1, don't have a large enough ancor or 2, you don't have enough chain on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-08-2010, 08:26
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
Running out of "Wind", just means that you have...

Running out of "Wind", just means that you have to take a breather and then when rested, start up all over again. :p:p:whistling::thumb:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-08-2010, 06:09
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
I'm sorry, but how can one think that being on a...

I'm sorry, but how can one think that being on a boat with someone... means that they do "Nothing"....??? And that's supposed to be...."Fun"....???

Totaly absurd! Thats like wanting to have a...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 04-08-2010, 17:23
Replies: 97
Views: 9,619
Posted By FxdGrMind
Now that's what we are talking about!!! Love the...

Now that's what we are talking about!!! Love the sites! The recipes! The precautions! and on and on and on!

See, it's the "Group" knowledge that this site provides that is just remarkable!
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-08-2010, 16:55
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
Seems that it was.... hey where's the heads up on...

Seems that it was.... hey where's the heads up on the "Tack"???? then.... Time to start the outboard... here let me do that.....OOOOOOPS broke the starter rope....

Oh dan'g sorry that was me......
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-08-2010, 13:14
Replies: 2,321
Views: 203,859
Posted By FxdGrMind
I like to take my time, take in the fragrance,...

I like to take my time, take in the fragrance, quaf a few back, rinse and repeat, a leasurly stroll down the board walk, throuh the valey's, into the woods (desert in some cases), find a cozy place...
Forum: Navigation 04-08-2010, 06:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By FxdGrMind
Just looked at the Garmin web site for Marine...

Just looked at the Garmin web site for Marine maps.

Link:
Garmin | BlueChart g2 Vision (https://www8.garmin.com/cartography/g2vision/programs.html)

Not having one yet, I'm not familiar with...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 04-08-2010, 06:09
Replies: 120
Views: 45,580
Posted By FxdGrMind
Interesting! A little drag... but only when you...

Interesting! A little drag... but only when you have the wind to balance it off? I like it.

So, there's got to be a conversion (Engine HP/WL/displacement = Electric Motor size/WL/Displacement)...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 03-08-2010, 11:57
Replies: 97
Views: 9,619
Posted By FxdGrMind
Ok... looked up Caning online.... I'd call it...

Ok... looked up Caning online.... I'd call it "Jar" ing.... Guess I was thinking that people were creating their own "Tins" of food not glass jars... :banghead:

I Jar Yeast for brewing, helps...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 03-08-2010, 11:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,620
Posted By FxdGrMind
Thanks Buchhla, but that 1977 Esquire article...

Thanks Buchhla, but that 1977 Esquire article was just NUTS!

Was that guy commited when they returned to shore??? OMG! I've never read anything so Depressing in my life. He was speaking about...
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