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1 Week Ago 03:16 PM
Whitebread117
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Sharp boat at a very fair price- don't think they'll have much trouble moving that one.
1 Week Ago 01:19 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Well - the boat I've done several off-shore races on is now for sale at an incredible price:

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02-08-2015 11:47 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Looking nice Smack.

We just bought a life edge and rail mount, but now I am very jealous of your Navpod!!!
02-08-2015 10:45 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

The boys and I are a few more steps closer with the boat. A new NavPod, LinkPRO, and a couple of other things...

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02-06-2015 05:56 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Awesome. I wish when I was young(er) and stupid(er) I had done something like this.
02-05-2015 01:26 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

A cool kid. Thanks for the link.

Ralph
02-05-2015 11:41 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kyhillbilly View Post
Not sure that this qualifies as Big Freakin Sails but it sure qualifies as a Big Freakin Adventure. Not sure of his age but has to be fresh out of high school. Its a blog about a young man who bought a catalina 25 and is sailing it around the Bahamas. Something most of us only dream about doing only he is living his dream instead of dreaming it. A person can find his blog searching S/V Meadowlark Blogspot.com. Thought a few of you might like it.
Oh hell yeah!!







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GO THE YOUNG PUNKS!
02-05-2015 11:34 AM
Kyhillbilly
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Not sure that this qualifies as Big Freakin Sails but it sure qualifies as a Big Freakin Adventure. Not sure of his age but has to be fresh out of high school. Its a blog about a young man who bought a catalina 25 and is sailing it around the Bahamas. Something most of us only dream about doing only he is living his dream instead of dreaming it. A person can find his blog searching S/V Meadowlark Blogspot.com. Thought a few of you might like it.
01-26-2015 04:11 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yes - that's part of the First Aid kit - and is specified in the ISAF/OSR regs for the grab bag. We have both Bonine and Ginger tabs in the kit.

I've only been seasick off-shore twice in my life, and both times it was when I was attending my puking kids. I recovered quickly both times - and haven't had trouble with it on other trips.

Even so, you're right. You don't want to be puking in a LR where all rations are slim.

In our upcoming cruising grounds, I think realistically we would be in a LR no more than a day - tops...unless of course we got spectacularly unlucky on every front. Stuff does happen, of course. But it seems you have to set everything up to your most likely scenario - not to spending 2 months at sea in a LR, or needing a survival suit in the Carib. Playin' the odds, eh?
01-26-2015 03:59 PM
MedSailor
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Seasickness meds would be my other thought. If I recall, you all are afflicted and in a bouncy raft, and under stress, you're very likely to be affected. You don't want to be barfing up your water rations....

MedSailor
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