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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

There are a lot of good sailing instructional videos on Youtube. Familiarize yourself w/ navigational rules as well. Maybe take a Coastguard auxiliary coarse when you get a chance if there's one in your area. Smartphones are a great navigational tool, as long as they are in a waterproof case. I use Navionics, INavX, Anchoralarm, Google Earth, Tides, Radar & Weatherunderground apps.

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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

Thanks again for the information! Another quick rookie question for the community. Canyon Ferry often receives quick and powerful thunderstorms in the fall. The lake lies within a rather large valley, but storms seem to develop quickly and unexpectedly over the mountains. If living aboard a boat, what is the protocol in the event of a lightning storm? I would assume you would lower sails , anchor and hunker down inside the cabin. Is there a better option? Getting to land would be something I would assume that would make a lot of sense, but what if it was unreasonable to get there? Any information on this would be very appreciated!

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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

Bring crackers and cheez whiz
And if cockpit drain are not crossed, cross them other wise you'll have water in the cockpit. When my friend bought he's first boat ( San Juan 21) they were not crossed and he was always anoyed by water coming in...

Have fun and reef early

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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

Stay away from the mast, stays and shroud, pull pit and pushpit, life line, compression post...every part made out of steel. The best thing would be to get a shore but if not possible just keep going... I think you would be suprised how not often sailboat get hit by a lightning strike.( any 1 here got hit??)

Make sure that your boat is grounded properly, usally a heavy wirer runs from the shroud/stays to the keel or a bronze plate that is through bolted to the hull under the water line, usally on the keel but i'm not sure that would work on the San Juan. I even saw boats where the wirer lead to the motor. (inboard engines)

Anchoring doesn't really groud your boat properly, even if you have all chain rode.. the electrical contact is poor between the chain links.

Oh yeah and if you can, put all your electronics in a metal box or in the oven.

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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

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Bring crackers and cheez whiz
And if cockpit drain are not crossed, cross them other wise you'll have water in the cockpit. When my friend bought he's first boat ( San Juan 21) they were not crossed and he was always anoyed by water coming in...

Have fun and reef early

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Huh? I don't get it! What do you mean by "crossed" and how does it help?
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Huh? I don't get it! What do you mean by "crossed" and how does it help?
What i mean is that the port cockpit drain pipe should be lead to the starboard through hull, and the starboard cockpit drain pipe should be lead to the port through hull.

That way, when your healed over, no water gets in the cockpit from the drains... the cockpit floor on this boat is very close to the water line, so when you heal to port, the port side of the cockpit gets under the water line and water comes up the drain ( not much, but enough to get your feet wet...).

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Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

Oh I see! It's just a quirk of that particular model. I thought it had something to do with the thunderstorms he was asking about!
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