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Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors

For Galveston Bay and Texas Coast Sailors to share sailing stories, trips on ICW, good and bad anchorages, events and plan raft-ups, etc.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2014

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Hoping to connect with some of you who have boats in the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Texas coastal area. Galveston Bay has some of the most advantageous sailing around. Sailing/cruising options - east into Trinity Bay, north to HYC and Bayland, south to Redfish, East Bay and Galveston are among the highlights, as well as, navigating the HSC with the Big Ships. 

Discussion Forum

Lets talk dingies

Started by Todd. Last reply by Capt Jerry Robbins Dec 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Yachty Gras 2009

Started by Todd. Last reply by ___/)ances With Sails Nov 21, 2009. 3 Replies

Main sail

Started by Todd. Last reply by Jay Jun 16, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by John Shasteen on June 19, 2014 at 10:48pm

Still at Ingleside, haven't moved the boat up to Freeport yet.

Comment by David Salva on April 14, 2014 at 8:52pm
Wednesday night racing on Clearlake started up again three weeks ago. See you on the lake!
Comment by John Shasteen on October 24, 2012 at 5:13pm

I haven't logged on in ages, I hope everyone's boats are still floating. We're looking at moving Paloma from Ingleside up to Freeport in the next month or so.

Comment by Paddy Delaney on July 24, 2012 at 2:06pm

anchored out in the bayou sat by mddoy gardens , fireworks , grilled chicken .......night swim.......you should have been there

Comment by Paddy Delaney on June 13, 2012 at 11:22am

Just wanted to introduce my self most info is on the info page

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on December 31, 2011 at 5:41pm

its new year's eve -whoooohoooo!  headin out to get some wind in th sails and hair, then at 10 tonight, th boardwalk's poppin firecrackers.  im sure they're gonna be a 'blast' as usual.  aint too congested, get under em pertty good, not quite as remarkable as bein offshore under a total eclipse, but it'll do in a pinch.

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on December 30, 2011 at 2:11pm

david i cant find anything else to do, all year fer that matter. when, where and how much water do i need to tote? i draw 4'?

Comment by David Salva on December 29, 2011 at 11:45pm
Anyone doing any sailing in Galveston bay this winter.
Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on June 23, 2011 at 8:06pm

th fireworks, sponsored by th Kemah Boardwalk, were above average last week.  th generous exhibition encourages me to view these next several shows from th bay.  th Boardwalk launches a captivatin display every friday night in june, july 1, 2011 as well as july 4th.  last friday was advertisement at its finest. if yer plannin on arrivin to th area by car, i suggest get here before dusk.  by boat, th bay gets quite congested, so be prepared for anything.

they pop th first firecracker at 9:30 pm. and last for about 20 minutes.

 

like i said last friday was beyond average, tommora should build even more suspense to what is to be expected on th fourth.

 

 

have a great summer

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on October 29, 2010 at 3:38pm
Ballunar Fest at the Johnson Space Center.

Thinkin about motorin up into Clear Lake to watch th launches at 0730 and 1730 saturday.

http://www.ballunarfestival.com/
 

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sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
1 hour ago
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we are the essentially the same.  Using the same mantus bridle as you.  Quick question to you and any others using a bridle.  We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
2 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new). For a short…"
3 hours ago
sam replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My wheel leather is shot. Not only do I have spots of eroded / worn areas but the stitching is now going also. Instead of trying to salvage the Cordavan/ Buckskin or whatever color they call it, I plan on stitching up some new elk leather grey…"
3 hours ago
sam replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chis, I have a 2008 B43 with what I expect is the same charger. Its a Xantrex 40 Amp. It does "run" a lot. As Mike responded. the fan is often on. Mine has done this  since essentially day one, cycling often.I have 660 amp hours of…"
3 hours ago
sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Teak seat metal protrusions

All knowing list....I have a new question.My boat is 9 years old now, and the teak seats are beginning to have metal "brads" sticking up out of the teak. My teak has weathered, as I am of the  natural teak camp, not varnishing or oiling heavily. Has anyone else seen this? Did Beneteau use brads of some sort along with the mastic? I plan on taking a small grinding bit on my dremel tool and touching each one until they are no longer standing proud, then do a little light sanding. Thoughts and…See More
3 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion BACKFILLING TOILET ON OCEANIS 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert, it just occurred to me that another thing that you can do before you start making changes is to close the sea water intake thruhull when not flushing the toilet. If that eliminates your problem then you'll know it's definitely an…"
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Robert & Sandy replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion BACKFILLING TOILET ON OCEANIS 43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you James. I am really quite sure the trouble is in the in hose rather than the brown water out. The latest theory here is the wear plate between the impellor and the housing may be worn causing  loss of the seal which is the only…"
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