I'm ashamed...I cheated! - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 10-10-2013
weinie's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 378
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 7
weinie is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

It's only cheating if you get caught!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 10-10-2013
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,954
Thanks: 61
Thanked 144 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhr1956 View Post
Not cheating. Motors were invented by sailors that got tired of waiting on the wind.
Or by those who needed to get to work on Monday morning.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

Contributing Editor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
magazine

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rock Hall Cruising Station

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 10-10-2013
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,254
Thanks: 1
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

Am I going day sailing or to a destination ?

On Long Island Sound depending on the current and wind direction

If the current is in full flood in Northport and that just right WEST WIND I could have a pretty good day sail just reaching the sound

If I need to get someplace I would spend the 18 minutes motoring that section VS the 90 + minutes sailing it

If I leave Northport on the Ebb and ride it out to Port Jefferson and the Ebb is still doing its thing then there will be a section of the Port Jefferson breakwater with 3 knots of current

On the other hand on are last long sail (70+ miles ) we rode the full moon flood home and covered it in 10 hours
davidpm likes this.
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 10-10-2013
Minnesail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 935
Thanks: 127
Thanked 34 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Minnesail is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

The last time I was out was on a Melges MC. The wind died as the sun set, but we were determined not to "cheat" and use the paddle. When we finally drifted back to the mooring ball we were probably going 0.1 knots....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 10-10-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,957
Thanks: 4
Thanked 43 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Tempest is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

The only relevant question is...did you have fun...
__________________
Tempest
Sabre 34
Morgan, NJ
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 10-10-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,991
Thanks: 10
Thanked 138 Times in 124 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

The only time to be embarrassed motoring is when someone sails past you.

We had a stiff close reach heading into Block Island a year or two back and sailed past a motoring sailboat with bare poles. We swore we could see the poor bastard's wife point at us and ragging him out. Very fun.
davidpm likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 10-10-2013
capta's Avatar
Master Mariner
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 1,490
Thanks: 13
Thanked 74 Times in 69 Posts
Rep Power: 4
capta is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

The way I look at is that this whole boating thing is supposed to be fun!
What advantage is there in trying to do something in a way expected of you by others if you are stressing out.
If you are not racing, there is no such thing as "cheating". As you become more competent, you can continually challenge yourself and perhaps sail through that passage, but even then, don't hesitate to "cheat" if it will keep things fun, rather than stressful.
__________________
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

Last edited by capta; 10-10-2013 at 10:07 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 10-10-2013
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,886
Thanks: 7
Thanked 46 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: I'm ashamed...I cheated!

Yes it's cheating, hang your head in shame. You should be able to sail up a channel no wider than your boat is long and right into your slip in no wind against a strong current.

Or something like that

I motor when I can't sail, or I can't get where/when I need to go via sail. It's only cheating if you do it when racing.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.