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Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-17-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Charlie Jones
I look at that a tad differently. I want a boat...

I look at that a tad differently. I want a boat no larger than my 5'2" 108 pound WIFE can handle by her self, unaided by things such as electric windlasses, etc. She's a fine sailor, but I wouldn't...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-13-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,144
Posted By Charlie Jones
While I agree totally with the first post in this...

While I agree totally with the first post in this thread, let's not forget the fact that the boy finally pulled the EPIRB after his rudder shaft had broken and he had zero steering ability.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,122
Posted By Charlie Jones
Can't help but disagree on the 15 HP. With his...

Can't help but disagree on the 15 HP. With his Mega 30, it's way overkill. We push a Rhodes Meridian at hull speed with an 8 HP Yamaha 4 stroke, running at UNDER the start setting- a high idle. In 2...
Forum: Other Equipment 07-22-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,588
Posted By Charlie Jones
Thanks- Perhaps I should be more specific ...

Thanks- Perhaps I should be more specific https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif We sail a Meridian 25 and use 1/4 G4 chain. I can find G4 connectors in...
Forum: Other Equipment 07-21-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,588
Posted By Charlie Jones
Now if I could just find one of those to match my...

Now if I could just find one of those to match my G4 chain. Seems a bit silly to me to join G4 with a G3 chain joiner, and no one seems to make one rated as G4.
Forum: Other Equipment 06-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,588
Posted By Charlie Jones
I can tell you that Evan Starzinger joins chain -...

I can tell you that Evan Starzinger joins chain - 2 circumnavs and Beth is well respected writer on cruising, so they must know SOMETHING.

My big problem is that I use G4 chain and all the joining...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-18-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,198
Posted By Charlie Jones
Noticed your nick name. A friend of mine is Charl...

Noticed your nick name. A friend of mine is Charl DeVilliers, the "Silent Voyager". He was the first single hand deaf circumnavigator. He sails a 36 footer. Web site is-
...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-06-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,871
Posted By Charlie Jones
Hal Roth doesn't find it ludicrous. That's...

Hal Roth doesn't find it ludicrous. That's EXACTLY the steps he recommends. Buying a spare part, INSTALLING it, and keeping the existing one as a spare. Of course it won't work for every thing, seals...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,817
Posted By Charlie Jones
I've noticed that many of the British writers...

I've noticed that many of the British writers call their boats "yachts" even in smaller sizes. Eric Hiscock for example called ALL of his saiiling vessels Yachts, even the first Wanderer, which was...
Forum: Other Equipment 02-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,647
Posted By Charlie Jones
Crewed for a bit on a 50 foot Pinkie schooner...

Crewed for a bit on a 50 foot Pinkie schooner with a tiller, nine feet long.

Had a wheel on my 35 foot trimaran.

My list of priorities for our current boat was it HAD to be tiller steered.
...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-03-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,686
Posted By Charlie Jones
Having just turned 67 two days ago, and having...

Having just turned 67 two days ago, and having just gotten ashore after a delivery trip three days ago, This thread is amusing.

My wife turns 45 tomorrow and we are planning some prolonged...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-02-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,979
Posted By Charlie Jones
Couple of small points on the bread makers. ...

Couple of small points on the bread makers.

First-they can be a real help if someone is troubled with arthritis.

Second, My wife uses ours frequently- to mix and knead the dough. And for that...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-11-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,557
Posted By Charlie Jones
https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emot...

https://www.cruiserlog.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/icon_eek.gif That FLAG looks like IT went round the world for sure!! ...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 01-04-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By Charlie Jones
Looked at my profile- it's pretty slim. But then...

Looked at my profile- it's pretty slim. But then I had huge difficulties when I first tried to post here, so I was just happy to get on.

We live on the Texas "Redneck Riviera" Half way between...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-30-2007, 12:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,676
Posted By Charlie Jones
On the 4 burner stove- waste of space. We lived...

On the 4 burner stove- waste of space. We lived aboard a 35 foot trimaran and had a 3 burner with oven. The oven was nice, but the third burner was almost never used, if at all. Even here in my house...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 12-17-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By Charlie Jones
Rolled it on with a foam roller like you'd use...

Rolled it on with a foam roller like you'd use for epoxy. Came out a matte or semi gloss type finish and really looks good.

I just delivered a boat today that I used Interdeck on the seats - it's...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 12-16-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By Charlie Jones
We painted our glassed decks with Interlux...

We painted our glassed decks with Interlux Interdeck. One single coat almost 3 years ago now. Really should have done two, but we were leaving and had no more time. It's needs to have another coat...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-15-2007, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,859
Posted By Charlie Jones
I read about him several years ago. Quite a tale....

I read about him several years ago. Quite a tale.

Webb Chiles most likely would have been the first around in an open boat, if the Saudis had not, shall we say, confiscated his boat and jailed him...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-13-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Charlie Jones
But that's not cruising- Delivery trips are work....

But that's not cruising- Delivery trips are work. Besides- those planes would fly anyway, whether your crew was on them or not. I'd think that truly cruising aboard a sailing vessel would be one of...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-13-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,720
Posted By Charlie Jones
Our boat was built in 1961 and still carries her...

Our boat was built in 1961 and still carries her original wooden mast. I had to build a new wooden boom though. original was misisng.

All a matter of taking care of it.

Oh- and the Pardeys have...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By Charlie Jones
In my opinion, short of closing the entire aft...

In my opinion, short of closing the entire aft end of the cabin off and going down through the companion slide, washboards are the strongest way to go. Certainly stronger than doors.

Our current...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-12-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By Charlie Jones
When I added a bridge deck to our previous boat I...

When I added a bridge deck to our previous boat I used plywood as a form and glassed over that.

Divinycell, Klege cell, things like that would also work quite well- cut out the sides at the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-11-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,358
Posted By Charlie Jones
Bleach for clothes and Chlorine to put in...

Bleach for clothes and Chlorine to put in swimming pools is the same stuff- just a different concentration. Sodium Hypochlorite.

In the bleach for clothes concentration it's 6% SH to 94% inert...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-12-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,669
Posted By Charlie Jones
Redbopeep- after the first time, I'd tell 'em my...

Redbopeep- after the first time, I'd tell 'em my toilet was malfunctionaing and hand 'em a durn bucket!!!

There's really no excuse for things like what you mention, other than they just plain...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-11-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,669
Posted By Charlie Jones
Two heads aboard?? Hey- in my 66 years I've never...

Two heads aboard?? Hey- in my 66 years I've never even lived in a HOUSE with two heads!!! Even when raising the kids. Why on earth would I need more than one on board a boat? Well, maybe it it was a...
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