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Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 29-11-2013, 21:39
Replies: 15
Views: 2,498
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain…

Welcome to CF, nbuckner! I have learned a lot of valuble information here. I found myself in a similar situation last Spring, although we didn't have water coming over the sides. But we have worked a...
Forum: Meets & Greets 21-08-2013, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Landlocked Landlubber

Dale offers great advice, we are just northwest of you and Grand Lake is a great place to sail. Our boat is in Missouri but we've been to Grand many times. Check craigslist, you'll find few...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 16-07-2013, 16:03
Replies: 718
Views: 129,257
Posted By Ray4Man
"If you're on the shore, you fo' shore ain't...

"If you're on the shore, you fo' shore ain't me.... I'm on boat " rapper T-payne.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-07-2013, 15:39
Replies: 38
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Giving it a go...

I think it's great that you posted this. My wife and I finally spent the night on ours for the first time last week, too!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-04-2013, 13:39
Replies: 25
Views: 3,534
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Fail on my wife's first sail

Thanks for all the responses. She is definately a keeper, married 26 years now. And she's not giving up on sailing, she jumped right in and grabbed the tiller so I could deal with the boom.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 15-04-2013, 13:15
Replies: 25
Views: 3,534
Posted By Ray4Man
Fail on my wife's first sail

Hello Forum Friends,

This is my second season with a sailboat, it's only 21' and I have single handed it many times. My wife has been uneasy about getting on any sailboat and many of my lake...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-02-2013, 20:25
Replies: 18
Views: 25,907
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Do All Outboards Pee?

If this is a long shaft outboard, check to make sure the tube going up to the motor from the waterpump has a good seal and acually lines up with the pump. Also find the outlet hose in the engine...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-01-2013, 19:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: wires stuck in mast

Try a plumbers snake. You might be able to snag the wires with the twisted coil spring on the end of the snake. You will likely have to step the mast and build some kind of a brace from 2X4"s for...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-01-2013, 17:22
Replies: 24
Views: 7,053
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Marine Air Conditioning

That's funny, I think I might be the only one with gauges and a bottle that we keep at the lake. And it's come in handy a few times.
Forum: Our Community 24-12-2012, 17:50
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By Ray4Man
Merry Christmas!! Now I can start the countdown...

Merry Christmas!! Now I can start the countdown to March 1. (Boat launch day)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-11-2012, 20:39
Replies: 6
Views: 3,706
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Carpet On Sailboat Floor. Recommendations?

We found soft vinyl that looks just like hardwood flooring. It's easy to clean and until they walk on it, most of my friends think I am a master craftsmen.
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 26-10-2012, 20:02
Replies: 55
Views: 21,222
Posted By Ray4Man
re: Hilarious Craigslist Sailboat Ad

That is too funny. And I think I see the drowning dolpin in another video of his but I didn't see anyone jump in to save it.:thumb:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-09-2012, 20:37
Replies: 53
Views: 16,349
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: soft deck, how bad is bad ?

I am the same way but what I thought would be a three month job turned into 6 months.:whistling: This is my third boat restore but first time on a sailboat. There is a learning curve.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-09-2012, 14:52
Replies: 69
Views: 15,938
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Let's see your pride and joy(sailboat)

Feel free to make fun of the sail but this is our first year "sailing" and we did it on a very tight budget.:flowers:
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 18-09-2012, 19:54
Replies: 135
Views: 13,651
Posted By Ray4Man
Re: Buying, Fixing, and Equipping a Monohull

I am new to this forum and this has been my first season sailing. I went out on a friends sailboat one time on Galveston Bay and was hooked right away. Our family has been boating for over 20 years...
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