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    monthly Social Security check, oil painting, martinis

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  1. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Why wait until spring? I hear Alaska is lovely in the winter. Rimas the Iceman.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I listened to some of the interview, but I could not understand most of what he said. Did he give any explanation of how he got from his last reported position, a few miles from Texas Reef, to open water?
  3. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Hawaii to Alaska... via Fiji (almost) and Saipan. Rimas the intrepid mariner. I want someone to ask him what happened in Fiji. How did he escape the reef? He claims it was hard to go north from Fiji to Saipan. Isn't he just drifting? What are the prevailing winds?
  4. Coolboats to admire

    So it is was a commercial "harvesting" method - now outlawed in most places. Quite interesting.
  5. Yanmar diesel on Tartan 34, stops running

    ^ What we thought. My sailing buddy has owned the boat for several years, and it gets used once or twice a month, during the spring, summer, and fall months, little to none in the winter.
  6. Sailing & Millennials that just don't get it.

    I hate to distract from Jack's story, however, I had a pleasant and refreshing experience yesterday at our marina, that made me a little optimistic about sailing and millennials. Across the dock from me is a c. 1977 C&C 26. Cosmetically, she shows her age, but seems sound. She had been owned by an older fellow, who has lost his wife. Anyhow, I met the new owners, a younger couple, younger than the boat, and they are very enthusiastic about the her, and are working hard on many little projects. Good to see. Back to Jack.
  7. That will buff right out

    Yes. Thank you. I always do that. The other consideration is that if it is an exceptional boat, at least in your eyes, spending a boodle over its market value can make sense. But a Huntalina? I don't know.
  8. That will buff right out

    Purchase Price + Cost of Restoration < Market Value of 24-year-old Hunter Why bother?
  9. Craigslist - Not mocking

    Offset companionway?
  10. Yanmar diesel on Tartan 34, stops running

    Interesting. I don't know much about engines, Weightless. It doesn't seem that the engine could have run for 90 minutes recently, if the mixing elbow (thank you for providing the correct term) had failed. Could there have been a small leak for a while? Would that explain the symptoms? I don't know.
  11. Yanmar diesel on Tartan 34, stops running

    Fuel filter housing was replaced. Sailing buddy ran engine at dock for 1 1/2 hours. All was well, until... a few days ago, we left the slip and anchored a short distance (50 yards) away to bend genoa onto the furler. Started engine to return. Sailing Buddy asked me to observe fuel filter housing for leaks. Smoke and water spraying in engine compartment. The unit that mixes water with exhaust fumes had corroded. Sailed back to slip. Sailing buddy very pissed. Left message for mechanic.
  12. Asym's on boats designed for symetrical kites

    Went by the sailmaker today to see how the project is going. Nothing as nice as shiny new hardware!
  13. When you see your old boat on Craigslist...

    It is called Seller's Remorse. There is no cure, only palliative measures, such as buying another bigger, faster boat for more money. Thank you, thank you.
  14. Sailing art

    Very ambiguous! Looks like a transparent tiller. BTW, I am an oil painter of little fame.
  15. Sailing art

    I enlarged the image, and the traveler is above the tiller. Must be something else. Perhaps MidPack can shed light.