"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.....
The new ELECTROMAAX Voyager 160A is advertised as a small case high output continuous model thanks to square wires and hairpin bending. It should fit where the OEM Hitachi 80A was.
We are strugling with the mechanical installation for…"
"Denis I can see your problem with the excessive gap in the belt. I also see you have the new style upper mount and adjuster. I have the old style mount and adjuster and had the opposite problem. My belt was too small and I couldn't fit it over…"
I have a gopro and just started using it at the end of last season. Its a great cam to use for sailing and other adventure sports. what makes it great is all the mountings you can buy or make for it. Last september we attached it to the end…"
"Hi Scott and Mike,
I ordered the kit from Electromaax with a new Voyager 165 A" hairpin" alternator. the installation is not that straight forward.
John Stevens is helping us sorting out the problems we encounter. He suggests we put…"
"Thomas: Maybe you've already done this project.
Here's how I handled the same issue on my ol' 36, Koru.
Grind the surfaces, with 36 grit, about 4 inches back from the center of the joint. (angle grinder is quick, but messy).
"John, l received an email about a GoPro versus water proof cameras but it looks like the 40/43 site still wont share comments properly so here goes.
I have a GoPro3 that I'm still getting used to. My daughter who was just here for a week has a…"