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Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't #237865
09/20/11 09:37 AM
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We have all bought sailing gear because it looked cool or the ad was good and then discovered it was anouther POS in a cool box, what gear did you try this year that worked and what was best used to start the bonfire. Extra Points for any good bubba tests you conducted by accident.

Worked:

The yellow Naugahyde boat cover was at least a 4 star success. It held up. its looking dirty but there is no sign of sun damage or fraying. This time last year the white poly was turning to dust. It keeps the boat dry and clean. No sign of mildew and dust does not filter through it. It was cheap. Ugly yellow UV resistant Naugahyde brand fabric was about the same price as good white poly on eBay. The only problems were that sharp things under it will puncture it (You must reinforce it over anything sharp) and it is completely waterproof so you need drain holes over the tramp. The little ones clogged so I ended up with 4 ~1/2 ID eyes.

I think I finally have a boat cover tie down system that I like. I have been trying for years to find a quick and easy system for attaching a boat cover. This year I sewed a webbing loop to each side. On the inside loop I attached a loop of 1/8 bungee. On the outside I sewed a big 1 -2 inch button to the end of the webbing loop. Pull the bungee over the button and you are done. Slip it off the button and you are done. On the stern I have 2 bungee loops. One goes under the hull and the other through the rudder casting. That keeps the cover right where I want it. You may be thinking, I dont want to go to the fabric store and paw around through the bargin stuff looking for cheap giant buttons, how about a ball on the end of the bungee and just slip it through the webbing loop on the other side? I tried that last year and it turns out slipping the ball through the webbing loop, in the dark, 1 beer over your limit, is hard, takes a long time and people walk up and ask what you are doing.

The Croc sandals work. Last winter I bought some Croc river shoe/sandals with hiking boot looking soles. I bought them at 2 pair for $18 at the outlet store as throwaway sailing shoes. Turns out they are comfortable with socks, they have traction on mildew and duck sh*t covered concrete boat ramps (they dig through the goo) and they are nice and soft for trapping.


Ronstan Sailing Watch Going on 6 years, BIG numbers, and you can change the battery yourself

Didnt Work

5 finger water shoe. They were ok at first but then I discovered when I sat on the hull with my heels on the tramp, they slipped and all my toes ended up trying to go in the big toe finger. Next time I wore them, I caught my little toe on a shroud. I now use them to look stylish at the party after the race.

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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: carlbohannon] #237872
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This is probably one of the most useful things I've purchased.

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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: BLR_0719] #237875
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[Linked Image] This is probably one of the most useful things I've purchased.

don't ask me how I know...


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: waterbug_wpb] #237877
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I find this is good to have around. And, yes you can ask me how I know.

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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: catman] #237878
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Glad to hear you got that Diaper rash under control smile

Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: ] #237879
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I know that I could have used some of tha Destin at Tradewinds two years ago.

Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: ] #237881
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Glad to hear you got that Diaper rash under control smile


It's good for those of us with "BALL'S"....... Not that you would know.

Quit now while your just 1 down.


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: catman] #238287
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Supercrew Mike! - 6'4" 45 pound head, hikes on tip-toes and saws 'til he pukes. Can be put away wet.

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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: PeteCullum] #238327
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cool, but JC pukes WHILE he saws the main. Another "don't ask me...." moment.


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: waterbug_wpb] #238340
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
cool, but JC pukes WHILE he saws the main. Another "don't ask me...." moment.


He pukes while he drives too, fortunately it was the same yellow as my drysuit. I've been puked on by worse.


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #238372
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I've been puked on by worse.


Matt Morris puked up wind of me when I had my mouth open. The funny thing about it was when I started puking, I couldn't tell the difference in taste between his puke and mine.


Lee

Keyboard sailors are always faster in all conditions.
Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: TeamChums] #238374
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I've been puked on by worse.


Matt Morris puked up wind of me when I had my mouth open. The funny thing about it was when I started puking, I couldn't tell the difference in taste between his puke and mine.

OK, now that I'm about to puke...

I presume this has something to do with your screen name here?

Mike

Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: brucat] #238378
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Drink Sprite. It tastes the same going up as it does going down.


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: hobie1616] #238394
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Nacho Cheese Doritos, too... Don't ask me........


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: waterbug_wpb] #238408
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A total barf-o-rama...



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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: Keith] #238425
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Why is everyone puking?

Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: PTP] #238436
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I can't speak for everyone else but in Ding's case, it usually happens on day two, after he played poker way too late the night before and...

Like I used to tell my kids when they would puke, "Hey, get a spoon and clean that mess up!"


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Re: Real World Review What Sailing Gear Worked and What Didn't [Re: Timbo] #238439
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Not being a puker, I do admire those willing to pay that price in order to sail. I try to cut 'em all the slack they need, but with 70% of the planet covered with water it takes a right wanker to still make it land on deck!


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