Learning curve - Page 3 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 24 Old 11-30-2006
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,449
Thanks: 5
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
"underestimated offshore conditions"
There are some underused web pages where you can actually read live conditions from the NOAA offshore weather bouys. Sometimes, a bouy is offline (broken) for months on end, but often, you can actually get the data and sometimes video feed on live conditions.
Beats all heck out of listening to the weatherguessers.

You can also download historical data archived from the bouys, which is handy if you're trying to plan ahead and see what the "usual" or "worst" wx for a particular area has been in recent years. Doesn't mean that's what you'll experience, but at least it gives you an idea of what's possible or probable.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 24 Old 11-30-2006
Senior Member
 
sailortjk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
   
PBzeer,
I've been following along, reading your blogs and this thread. Its all very informative and very interesting reading.

I have one question.

It sounds as if you are single handed, is there a reason for this?

I am much more at ease when doing a long cruise if I have at least one more hand on board. They don't have to be very knowledgeable, just someone that can help. Help with prepparing meals, potty breaks, steering(if possible), docking, anchoring, etc.......
sailortjk1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 24 Old 11-30-2006 Thread Starter
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 21,015
Thanks: 0
Thanked 92 Times in 89 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
Yes, I'm singlehanding. Wouldn't mind some company, but the one I thought might be, didn't work out. Aside from that, I'm picky, and used to being alone and not having to adjust to another person. If I go across the Gulf this spring though, I will pick up one or two crew for the trip.

I got back into sailing 5 years ago singlehanding, and have been doing it since, so for most things, I've developed routines. Unfortunately, they are mostly daysailing ones and didn't work as well in cruising mode when things got dicey. I did though find myself making adjustments as I went along. The biggest help would be with food. Sometimes you're just too tired to feel like fixing anything after a long day. And, that's not good.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


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

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 24 Old 11-30-2006
Reward for lost Kraken!
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,449
Thanks: 5
Thanked 132 Times in 129 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
John-
"Sometimes you're just too tired to feel like fixing anything after a long day."
How do you feel about Snickers bars? Oddly enough, they're a fairly well balanced food, comparable to a lot of the "energy bars". Very shelf stable. And a funny thing, whenever I bring a bag aboard for deck watches...they disappear. Much cheaper by the box in Costco & the other big box stores, too.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Learning to Sail: my plan & how was for you captainmario Learning to Sail 6 09-05-2006 10:18 AM
Learning to Use SSB Sue & Larry Seamanship Articles 0 08-11-2000 08:00 PM
Learning to Use SSB Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-11-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome