Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors


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

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 Odis on November 10, 2008 at 2:18pm
Here is a web site you my find interesting.
Comment by Ladye on November 10, 2008 at 2:04pm
Sounds like ya'll had a great time at Redfish. Hope I can get out on the water at least 1 or 2 more times before it gets too cold.
If you haven't already, check J's photos of Bayland Marina ... this is what happens when the water gets higher than the risers ... the floating docks ended up on shore with boats still attached!
Comment by Ellen on November 9, 2008 at 7:37pm
Yes Redfish is still there! We had a nice anchor out with our buddies on Morning Star. Ate burned chicken; washed down with plenty of adult beverage. Had a great sunset and fabulous sail home today. If only I didn't have to work tomorrow.............

s/v Shibumi
Comment by Odis on November 9, 2008 at 12:22pm
I am currently anchored out at Redfish Is. with Shibumi and a dozen or so other boats. Had a great night, light wind and a calm seas. The wind this morning is about 15 knots from the East. We will be sailing back this afternoon.
Comment by Odis on November 9, 2008 at 12:19pm
Glad to see you setup the site. I was looking into but you know how busy I am, on island time you know.
Comment by J on November 8, 2008 at 11:43am
Ladye Im sure we have mutual acquaintances. Though I miss the loss of my marina neighbors and dread the drive through the speed traps, I do look forward to the ready access to the bay.

Tell the scallywag crew, T & D of Storyville hello if you see them. Im heading to Bayland to work on my boat.

Laters gators
Comment by Ladye on November 8, 2008 at 10:33am
Hi J, welcome. we know several in TMCA - good group. Several of us are in Watergate Marina - our boats did well, but the marina didn't. Glad you survived. You'll have easy access to the Bay now ;)
Comment by J on November 8, 2008 at 1:29am
I thought maybe some here would be interested in TMCA, Texas Mariners Cruising Assoc. Im friends of some of the members and have met others in the group. They are a good bunch of people and are always active.

Ive given serious consideration to joining but given that I live 70 miles away feel that it would be tough making the meetings.

Comment by J on November 8, 2008 at 12:35am
Hello neighbors

how yall be after that damn Ike?

My boat is still on the hard in Bayland Marina. Hopefully it will be wet in a week or two. As you may know the marina washed completely away and is no more.

I have a slip at Boardwalk and hope to be there Dec. 1. At Bayland we were a close group of good friends and we all are missing one another. Some of us are coming to Boardwalk and you will certainly be welcomed into our group.

Did you guys experience any damage?
Comment by Ladye on November 8, 2008 at 12:18am
Maybe so ... that's the deal :)

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Mike Brown replied to Harry's discussion Finding and Preventing Problems in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Harry, thanks for sharing the info on your two problems and fixes. Fortunately I haven't seen the mainsail fuller issue. I have seen the shower sump problem though. On my boat pulling and reinserting the red/hot lead at the box under the sink…"
Mike Brown replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion YANMAR 4JH5E GEAR SELECTION PROBLEMS in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert, thanks for the update, glad all is well. As for lapping the gear box cones in such a short period of time I still have my doubts about it. Just remember not to fix something that isn't broke.  Mike"
Robert & Sandy replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion YANMAR 4JH5E GEAR SELECTION PROBLEMS in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Morning SeaKnots team, especially Mike. Well Liberte been has slipped, antifouled and polished and most importantly the Gori feathering three blade prop has been serviced. Surprise, surprise there was quite a bit of coral growth in the gearing, not…"
John Hanrahan posted a blog post

Beneteau 43 two cabin slip covers

We are taking out cat Genny to the Bahamas this year and I am fearful of the beautiful white leatherette salon cushions.  If anyone has had cushions made could you please give us a name of the maker.  We can make them ourselves if we had the dimensions but would be happy if there was a custom supplier.  The boat is in the Abacos and we are in Halifax so we can't go and measure.Many thanks, JohnSee More
James Taylor replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Inverter Buzzing/humming noise in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I looked at the Beneteau USA site under electrical and did not see the transfer switch on your boat in their images of factory installed equipment ( see below) so I'm assuming the transfer switch was installed as a part of the inverter…"
Nov 18
Edward Hart posted a status
"Stopped in Norfolk. New diesel running fine."
Nov 14
Larry Witty added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43

B43 Inverter Buzzing/humming noise

Hello -Have a 2008 B43 hull 40 which I purchased second hand about a year ago. been very happy with the boat but have 1 annoying problem I would like to resolve. When switching on the inverter I have the following 2 potential issues:1) Voltage display is low, shows between 102-106 volts2) Humming noise coming from some sort of auto switch which is encased in a white plastic box behind the cabinet where the radios are mountedI only have the problem when the inverter is on, no issue with shore…See More
Nov 10
Edward Hart posted a status
"Hooligan is now back in the water with a new diesel and we are heading down the ICW from Annapolis to Jacksonville."
Nov 7

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