"hey joel..thanks for your comment on gulf coast sailors... I truly appreciate you speaking up.. I don't have a proble with anyone here. think we might get some warm weather soon? its beautiful out today but not as warm as I hoped..."
"You're correct Bella, one is a river, one is a bay, but seeing as how she had to transit the mouth of Tampa Bay to get to the Manatee I figured she knew where Tampa Bay is and could thus decipher what "across Tampa Bay" meant. Regatta…"
Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!See More
Single sailor living aboard Miss Magoo, a Columbia 45 sloop with my dog Lola. Former Navy officer. Caught the bug when I came to Pensacola for Navy flight school many years ago. Just love being around the water. Work in an engineering firm. SCUBA certified, sport pistol shooting.
S. Pasadena, FL
By boat...US west coast, FL west coast, various ports on east coast. Hawaii, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay
Joel, I figured out a way to cruise around the world and get paid for it. I have to tell you that professional crew work their butts off.....the owners get to have the fun while you are working. It wasnt all bad or I wouldnt have done it for 8 years. I have some great stories for when I am on the porch in my rocking chair!
Awesome picture up there of the ole' girl ....got some more you want to share? Im thinking maybe we ought to start a Columbia Group out here ...i hear there are other Coumbia owners amongst the ranks.....
I installed Lifeline AGM batteries upon commissioning the boat when new. I used GPL 27T's on the engine start and bow thruster service. I used the 6 volt GPL 4ct's in the house bank ( total of six, 660 amp hour capacity)I just had to replace both of the GPL27T's. Boat was commissioned in July of 2008, so a bit over 7 years life obtained from those two. Hope to get at least a year or more from the house side, as they have been managed carefully.Just data for those interested,Sams/v LONGHAWKI B43…See More
"hawaii%20sailing%20002.JPG Tracker%20Round%20Trip%202015.PNG For anyone contemplating an ocean crossing with a Cascade 36, just wanted to share two items I incorporated, that were really useful on a recent round trip to Hawaii.
"Even though I owned an 1980 O'Day 30, I can't answer that question. However, a builder that screws in hand rails on a 30 foot cruiser would be asking for liability claims. I don't believe O'Day would have done…"
My Oday is an '84 Oday 30. It does have one or two white caps on the cabin overhead, but it also has an interior handrail that is mounted on black rubber blocks. I removed a bung from one of the interior handrails and…"
It depends. What model O'Day are we speaking about? Who put the rails on in the first place? Are there white caps about 3/4 of an inch on the cabin overhead under where the handrails are? If yes, the rails are…"