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About CruiserJim

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  • Birthday 03/29/1958

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    Alamitos Bay, CA
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    Sailing, road cycling, reading.

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  1. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Mimsy deserved better.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    If Jean filed a release of liability form with DMV, either on paper or online, after he signed it over to Rimas, he should be in the clear regardless of whether Rimas followed up.
  3. I'm in Arroyo Grande right now up on a hill above Pismo Beach, wind is howling, rattling and whistling thru the doors and windows.
  4. Had a long night at Two Harbors once when something like this blew in, pretty much sucked to be on the mooring there but with just my son and me on the boat I didn't want to leave until first light. Wild and exhilarating 3 hour sail back to Alamitos Bay in 40-45kts. Fun in its own way, but all things considered I'd rather avoid it. Looking at the webcam there's maybe just a dozen boats at Isthmus right now, hopefully they 'll go home by Sunday.
  5. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Very creative, I self-identify as a billionaire. Hence the world owes it to me to make it so.
  6. Catalina 27 Tuning Guide

    Re fore/aft mast rake. This does depend on how the boat floats. I had a 1980 outboard motor and tiller version which I think floated a little higher in the stern than inboard models with full pedestals. So I found the boat balanced better with the mast more or less plumb. If the boat floats lower in the stern the same mast position would appear raked aft a bit when using a plumb bob.
  7. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    It's probably more accurate to say Rimas has one mile of experience, he's just done his first mile 20,000 times. His learning is not cumulative.
  8. Catalina 27 Tuning Guide

    Pretty much any tuning guide for a basic masthead rig will suffice. Mast plumb fore and aft. Masthead centered over the boat. Adjust shrouds to keep mast in column on each tack. I like the forward lowers a bit tighter than the aft myself.
  9. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Did the keel really come off? Seems like they would need to be going faster than a C28 can go to actually separate it from the hull. If it did then the bolts must have been pretty much done and it was just matter of time. Lucky to run it aground where help was nearby.
  10. From the NWS San Diego Forecaster Discussion: https://www.wunderground.com/DisplayDisc.asp?DiscussionCode=SGX&StateCode=CA&SafeCityName=San_Diego
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Park him up the Delta in Stockton, they are going to be handing out $500/mo no strings attached in a minimum guaranteed income experiment. Right up Rimas' alley.
  12. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    This. Seems to be a recurring story with private equity. Happened with my own company (after I sold it). Debt service, management fees, etc. all come before the funds needed to deliver the goods to the customer. It works until something goes wrong, but there is little margin to sustain a period of negative cash flow.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The most recent Google Map satellite view shows David Vann's Tin Can still on the hard in Napa. Maybe Jean could buy it for Rimas. Should be cheap.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Big Bang - Mimsy collided with Jen's abandoned Sea Nymph.
  15. Webb Chiles buys a Condo

    FIFY. They don't belong in the same thread.