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Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 03-27-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,154
Posted By Opu
I read that the Catalina Island Company is...

I read that the Catalina Island Company is discouraging visitors. Restaurants are closed. Donít know about grocers. ☹️
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,550
Posted By Opu
Transcontinental race?

Wow! Victoria to Boston is one heck of a marathon!:D
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By Opu
Hotel Coral Marina perhaps (a couple of miles...

Hotel Coral Marina perhaps (a couple of miles north of town)? Thereís also Botes Juanitos about a hundred yards north of Baja Naval.
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 07-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,448
Posted By Opu
Hope those are real martinis and not those vodka...

Hope those are real martinis and not those vodka concoctions. :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By Opu
This is a tough trip. There’s a reason it’s...

This is a tough trip. There’s a reason it’s called the Baja Bash. Some thoughts:
— wind and seas are generally from the north
— there is a 1/2 to 1 knot persistent current flowing south
— there...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By Opu
Viking funeral barges? :hide: :D

Viking funeral barges? :hide: :D
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-21-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By Opu
The OP didnít say whether ďflippingĒ the float...

The OP didnít say whether ďflippingĒ the float switch turned off the running pump. A couple of weeks ago I was spending the night on Cheers and when I was going to bed I heard an unusual noise. After...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 08-03-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,103
Posted By Opu
Clearly you are not aware of the Miniature...

Clearly you are not aware of the Miniature Plastic Palm Tree Virus. If your tree was contaminated, it could have infected and ruined the entire industry! :D
Forum: Power Systems 08-01-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,636
Posted By Opu
Dave - Donít force it; get a bigger hammer! :D...

Dave - Donít force it; get a bigger hammer! :D :hide:
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,891
Posted By Opu
Dry chemical cleanup

In the early 2000ís I was racing my Catalina 27 around San Clemente Island. As we were nearing the island I went off watch and went to the head. The boat lurched while I was getting my pants down and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,962
Posted By Opu
Aeronca Champ, C150/172/177/182, T-33/T-37/C-47...

Aeronca Champ, C150/172/177/182, T-33/T-37/C-47 (30 minutes each ROTC indoctrination :socool:). Gave it up after about 300 hours ($$$). Thought boating would be much less expensive. One of my many...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-16-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By Opu
Just as a data point, the shipyard in Oceanside...

Just as a data point, the shipyard in Oceanside charges $120 per hour. I found an excellent free-lance mechanic who charges $80. He does engines, electrical, fiberglass.... I donít know what the Dana...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,645
Posted By Opu
77275 Cheers moored in Catalina Harbor. ...

77275

Cheers moored in Catalina Harbor.

——
Dick
Cheers
Oceanside
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-01-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
Posted By Opu
Another way to look at it is buy the boat that...

Another way to look at it is buy the boat that will work for what you KNOW you will use it for, rather than what you HOPE you will use it for. After you have the experience, then you can make a more...
Forum: Power Systems 05-11-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,583
Posted By Opu
Maybe a rifle cleaning rod with a bronze brush...

Maybe a rifle cleaning rod with a bronze brush end fitting? They come in various sizes to fit different calibers....
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By Opu
A friend in the PNW recently posted a FB picture...

A friend in the PNW recently posted a FB picture of his Nordic 37 in Friday Harbor shortly after splashing from a routine haulout. He was bragging a bit about having the boat in tip-top condition. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,341
Posted By Opu
Are you sure thatís not your output? :hide:

Are you sure thatís not your output? :hide:
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,341
Posted By Opu
Maybe I missed it, but I'm wondering if the NDZ...

Maybe I missed it, but I'm wondering if the NDZ regulations allow discharge of grey water? Soapy shower water, soapy dishwater....
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,413
Posted By Opu
Yeah, funny how they fade after 10 or 15 years....

Yeah, funny how they fade after 10 or 15 years. :ermm:
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,413
Posted By Opu
Red Hats

Mount Gay Rum has red hats that have an event name embroidered on them. I think I have somewhere north of 40 of them, most from the Newport to Ensenada race (itís on April 27 this year). I have a few...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,926
Posted By Opu
I matched on a float switch purchase a few days...

I matched on a float switch purchase a few days ago. WM $40. Brought up Defender on my phone and showed the store manager the $32 price. She verified the part number and rang me up for $32 plus tax....
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,792
Posted By Opu
A few random observations... 1) Some years...

A few random observations...

1) Some years back I helped to deliver a Catalina 38 from Dana Point to Oakland the last week in June. It was sloppy from DP to Santa Barbara, but it was a milk run...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 10-17-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,227
Posted By Opu
Thanks for the video! The scenes of Princess...

Thanks for the video! The scenes of Princess Louisa Inlet and Desolation Sound brought back many wonderful memories.... :Thanx:
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,811
Posted By Opu
I have been going to Ensenada for 36 years, about...

I have been going to Ensenada for 36 years, about 50-50 land and small sailboats. I haven't paid much attention to State Department travelers' warnings during those years, but I think the warnings...
Forum: Power Systems 08-31-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,525
Posted By Opu
The manual for my Hinos recommends 10 different...

The manual for my Hinos recommends 10 different brands including Delo, Castrol and Rotella. I'm using Delo because it seems easier to find than Rotella. In fact, I saw the Delo in cases of three...
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