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In Topic: Self-tailing winches vs. non-self-tailing

28 June 2016 - 12:18 AM

She was off getting her teeth polished

That's a euphemism, isn't it. Or if not, it should be.

In Topic: The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

07 June 2016 - 08:58 PM


As you can see, it's all nickel-and-dime stuff, nothing major and nothing that keeps me from sailing. The mainsail is really pretty decent. The jibs don't have any UV covers sewn on them though, so I'll need to do something about that or I'll be bagging the jibs everytime which kind of defeats the purpose of upgrading to roller furling.


Depending on how many jibs you have and how often you think you'll change them, a single sleeve could be an option as opposed to having UV covers on all of them.

In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

01 June 2016 - 02:52 AM

No apologies necessary, but not unexpected.



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In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

01 June 2016 - 12:42 AM

Things I've learned never to mention to a Canadian:

Square head screws and how Ontario is one of my favorite states. :rolleyes:

But it is fun to see their facial color change.


(Thanks, fuckers, first time I had to use one of emothingys.)

In Topic: anchoring conundrum

31 May 2016 - 11:45 PM

I don't know, Dylan. Looks like a pretty remote area with possibility of numerous anchoring locations.

I think his attitude may have been similar to someone sitting in sparsely occupied theater and having some douche wearing a tophat come in and sit right in front of you. Sort of like “Why the fuck are you anchoring right there!” So, not so much as claiming rights, but more of “do you really have to do this here” situation.


FWIW, the area I sail in has several popular anchoring spots for MOBOs where they can wade and pee freely just offshore of the mansions. Legally, the owners can't chase people away, and don't try. One of these areas is referred to commonly by the owner's name, one of those local bits that never appear on official charts. Rumor has it he sometimes has boulders hauled out on the ice to cause havoc in the summer.