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Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 26-07-2021, 07:58
Replies: 238
Views: 39,531
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: My yacht is impounded

This reminds me of a great old jimmy buffet song…… Havana dreaming.

Except he got away with it and was paid well.

It seems you can’t rob a train in Kansas and just ride back into Oklahoma to...
Forum: Destinations 19-02-2018, 16:06
Replies: 17
Views: 5,871
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Good anchoring near Ft Myers

I had Merlin key on short list. I’ll look for the others. Thanks lady!
Forum: Destinations 19-02-2018, 15:48
Replies: 17
Views: 5,871
Posted By twoblocktom
Good anchoring near Ft Myers

We have arranged to charter a sailboat in the Ft Myers area and am planing an itinerary. This will be the week after Easter. Any suggestions?
Thanks all!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-12-2016, 11:58
Replies: 68
Views: 12,222
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Has anyone heard of filling the diesel tank with water before welding??

Vapor can be explosive depending on the mixture of fuel and air right? So water will displace that mixture from the tank. What I have done when welding or cutting on a tank is to run a hose from the...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 10-12-2016, 16:27
Replies: 19
Views: 5,097
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Doubting myself

I really not badmouthing the boat. It was just more tired than I realized. Cared for cosmetically, but somewhat neglected at the same time. It may be a great deal for someone but the surveyor felt...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 10-12-2016, 15:19
Replies: 19
Views: 5,097
Posted By twoblocktom
Doubting myself

Well, we made an offer on a cruising boat! Cool right? So when we did the survey we found things I missed completely. Big enough the surveyor, by his actions, said run and don't look back! So it cost...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-08-2016, 12:20
Replies: 12
Views: 2,662
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: 34'+ liveaboard sailboat (cats included) good for Bahamas

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-06-2016, 08:32
Replies: 29
Views: 8,735
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: An extremely subjective guide to buying a boat in the Caribbean

Hi Will,
I just found this thread. I've been following your adventure. Looks like great fun! If you still feel the same way about your broker, I will call him to help me find what I am looking for....
Forum: Classifieds Archive 24-03-2016, 14:21
Replies: 24
Views: 7,305
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Whitby 42 cutter ketch – ready to cruise in SE Asia

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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-03-2016, 07:03
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: At anchor

Thanks everyone! Sorry I can't remember more about the trip I mentioned. When I noticed how different the motion was on boats so close together, I wondered why!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-02-2016, 18:04
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: At anchor

It was a 42' ketch and we had to dive on the bottom after running aground. It was a full keel. Sorry I can't be more exact.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-02-2016, 16:34
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: At anchor

Fair enough Lizzy Belle! As I quizzed the instructor he could not tell me why some of the other boats around us behaved as they did and our boat behaved as she did. In a slip or at anchor, as you...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-02-2016, 15:47
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
Maybe someone knows what type of boat I was on. I...

Maybe someone knows what type of boat I was on. I was at the Langkawi sailing school on the s/v Kay Sarah. She took good care of us! Laying in the marina on night, we noticed the boats around us were...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-02-2016, 15:29
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
Yes, my santana, sadly is parked in my yard in...

Yes, my santana, sadly is parked in my yard in Colorado. We were in Langkawi Malaysia. on leave from work there enjoying a week we may never get the chance to again. I'm sorry I cannot report the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-02-2016, 14:23
Replies: 49
Views: 5,917
Posted By twoblocktom
At anchor

Sitting at the marina the other night I noticed the boat we were on was laying at ease while some of the other boats around us were rocking and rolling to the wake of other boats and to rollers we...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 24-03-2015, 01:02
Replies: 1
Views: 1,202
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Pets into the Philippines

I have not arrived by boat with a pet but I worked in Batangas Philippines for two years with several people who had their dogs with them. All they needed was a health cert. to enter PI showing all...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 12-11-2014, 15:51
Replies: 433
Views: 31,083
Posted By twoblocktom
Re: Convenience of the metric system

Both ways have there purpose. Example: if my friend in the Midwest says "it's only 12*F here." I can reply "it's 81*F here!" Or I can pause, think of his feelings, do a quick conversion, and reply...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 10-11-2014, 05:55
Replies: 433
Views: 31,083
Posted By twoblocktom
If you have trouble with fractions, try working...

If you have trouble with fractions, try working with a dry waller! 9/16= half inch strong, 11/16= 5/8 strong, give me that damn tape!
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 09-10-2014, 20:33
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By twoblocktom
https://youtu.be/EkHTsc9PU2A

https://youtu.be/EkHTsc9PU2A
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 09-10-2014, 19:05
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By twoblocktom
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 07-10-2014, 19:56
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By twoblocktom
Hi Thomas, Thanks for the reply. And you are...

Hi Thomas, Thanks for the reply. And you are right that the other replies have been thoughtful and very helpful to me! I should be traveling late this week or early next. I look forward to getting...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 04-10-2014, 21:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By twoblocktom
Man tries to run to Bermuda in a bubble?

I don't know what to say about this one!


https://www.cnn.com/2014/10/04/us/ocean-bubble-rescue/index.html
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 28-09-2014, 20:46
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By twoblocktom
Al, I have looked over the links you provided....

Al,
I have looked over the links you provided. I should be there by mid October and will try to get over to Pulau Pangkor at my first chance. Also Langkawi when time allows.
Tha more I research...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 24-09-2014, 11:55
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By twoblocktom
Wow Al, thanks! I feel like I am back in class...

Wow Al, thanks! I feel like I am back in class reading your posts. Being unfamiliar with the area I would expect to have to locate places, but you have me scrambling for definitions. It is fun trying...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 24-09-2014, 00:27
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By twoblocktom
I will do that the first chance I get Atoll. The...

I will do that the first chance I get Atoll. The people on the job I have talked to say it is a nice little town also. I am looking forward to it!
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