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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 Odis on November 10, 2008 at 2:18pm
Here is a web site you my find interesting.
http://cruisenews.net/db/shipsatsea.php
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.............

Ellen
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.

http://tmca.nu/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Jim
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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Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
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Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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…"
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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…"
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sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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…"
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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…"
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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
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