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1 Week Ago 10:22 AM
zeehag
Re: Women at Sea

[quote=dsullyec1;929010]Hi Zeehag,

I went to your site and was reading your blogs and can't tell you how impressed I am with your grand adventure on the ocean...pretty much on your own...and with Bubba daboatkat. I will be checking in on you intermittently to see how you're doing. Can I ask you how long you've been boating? Where did you learn your boating skills? I'm a bit old for the game, (63) but am wanting to be a part of it and experience the openess of the seas, the small, quaint towns (as you say...before they become known) the new people, the beauty of this earth...etc. So much beauty to see on this amazing blue planet of ours. I've been fotunate enough to travel via air, ship, train, car, but not by sailboat. There must be a lot to know.

Thinking of you and hoping your days are filled with wonder, awe, and adventures galore!!

Diane[/quote]


first time on a boat of any kind i was 7 in hudson ny and sailed outof catskill creek, uncle phil had 3rd mooring ball from hudson on catskill creek. we used a leaky old rowboat to get to a purist owned and sailed 36 gaff rigged sloop designed by clifton crane and commissioned in 1903--is now a registered historic treasure/place. our instructor was mommas poppas younger brother, and a merchant mariner and captain graduated kings point and sailed tallships and steamships rtw.
sailed that until i was about 20, and we relocated to missery(missouri to the rest of us)
then az then kali-- didnt sail much when i was working critical care nursing... re-acquainted self with sailing in 1987 or 88 when a friend coudnt figger out how to take her 25 coronado out the slip and sail by self..lol.. i sed is easy, and i pushed boat out the slip she managed stinky outboard-- easy peasy. we had adventures to catalina in that thing...was hy larry us... bought first boat in 1990, moved on board the derelict and worked as i discovered restoring a derelict is a pita, and moved to a power boat for abit--- then back to power then sail and relocated and ..... then sailed out of sd in aboat i bought from neighbor, until i am now rebuilding that one in mexico.. in a place in which no one choses to rebuild.(no, not baja)
still planning on panama and canal and caribbean once these repairs are done.....

i noticed there is no way to insert photo here anymore-- is disappointing, as i was going to insert a pic of the boat i sailed so long. is a damshame we can no longer post pix on site--no place for attachments nor able to place from photobucket.. .. sad.
10-02-2012 08:47 PM
dsullyec1
Re: Women at Sea

[quote=zeehag;733241]sailing south from ensenada to mazatlan was fun and at some points wild ride--- winds off cabo were 60 kts from nw-- wow-- we used only reefed jib n mizzensails and clocked 8 kts!!! cooking was less than optimal and i kept spilling the coffee everywhere..LOL... but got it done and enjoyed the sailing---- arrived in mazatlan with 3 gallons of diesel remaining in tank, and broken alternator mount bolts..LOL... jury rigging ddoes work. will prolly go to marina mazatlan for hurrycame season, at his point as i can get repairs done effectively there.
my only complaint, if that--is not being able to catch a dorado(or anything) between cabo and mazatlan-- winds disappeared and fishies were hiding under glassy seas.[/quote]

Hi Zeehag,

I went to your site and was reading your blogs and can't tell you how impressed I am with your grand adventure on the ocean...pretty much on your own...and with Bubba daboatkat. I will be checking in on you intermittently to see how you're doing. Can I ask you how long you've been boating? Where did you learn your boating skills? I'm a bit old for the game, (63) but am wanting to be a part of it and experience the openess of the seas, the small, quaint towns (as you say...before they become known) the new people, the beauty of this earth...etc. So much beauty to see on this amazing blue planet of ours. I've been fotunate enough to travel via air, ship, train, car, but not by sailboat. There must be a lot to know.

Thinking of you and hoping your days are filled with wonder, awe, and adventures galore!!

Diane
10-02-2012 07:14 PM
dsullyec1
Re: Women at Sea

[quote=aferlazzo;597633]It is a weight that you attach to your rode to make the rode pull on your anchor more in the horizontal plane to reduce the risk of your anchor dragging. You can make one up by attaching a weight of say 20 pounds to some kind of roller that goes over your rode, and then attach a pennant to the roller so you can control where the kellet is on the rode from your boat.

Some swear by them, others think they are an unnecessary nuisance. I think if you have an all chain rode, they are much less helpful, but I can see that they could work very well if you use a rode that is primarily rope.

on edit: is anyone else surprised that the author of the OP's quoted article did not mention among her lessons learned that it was a mistake to rely solely on GPS (with her bad waypoints) for navigation? Wouldn't she have avoided her mistake in navigation (which eventually caused her to enter the anchorage location after dark which in turn caused her to anchor in a suboptimal location) by simply looking at a chart?[/quote]

I'm new to all of this and am reading lots of threads so I can learn as much as possible about sailing. See, this was good for me to read...because I'm thinking, wasn't she just panic stricken enough to forget the most logical thing? Seems like that's a common thing to do. But I'm so glad you put it out there, because now I know you have another option. That was one horrendous ordeal. I imagine sailors go through that though, from time to time. It can't all be smooth sailing, or can it?

Diane
01-28-2012 09:20 PM
LManess I cooked for only two. We had a thing called a sea swing. It is a small gimbaled pot with a small propane can on the bottom for fuel.

When it really blows it's great. The little pot goes all the way down in a bracket. That's usually the time for spaghetti. Boil it up and put can of clam sauce over the top and a little parmesan cheese. Goes down great when it's really blowing out.

At the start of this thread was a great sailing story. Yes, she could have looked at a chart, but did you understand that it was getting dark and she had little time? That's when mistakes happen. Also when it's dark nothing looks the same and it can really mess you up.

I was on Lake Erie, just as the light was giving out trying to make it into a little marina that had a break wall around it as the wind started to really whip up. Made it through the break wall gap just fine, and a police car came to the end of the breakwater and turned on his lights on to be helpful. It was completely blinding. Scary stuff. Sometimes you can plan all you want but things just don't happen the way you expect.

Glad she was able to ride it out.

Linda
01-05-2012 09:09 PM
mikieg wow! this guy is desperate. but who am i to bash?
07-16-2011 03:36 PM
sv trinity carol. I know the feeling, sailing alone on my Non Such 36 coming back north from the Bahamas I had two storms offshore which kept me up 48 hrs twice. for a sailor in his sixties it was exhaustion and no more single handling sailing for me. fortunately the Non Such is a very strong boat and even with two reefs in the gulf I could not slow her down over 9 kts for many hours with no moon. I also had problems on the ICW with 5ft 7 draft, because there are many area's not dredged because of cutbacks. I also have a centurion 32 sloop that is a great boat, but the non such is like a condo with all the equipment, 2 gen sets, water maker . Alt of stuff to take care of. Will have to decide what boat to use to go back to Keys and Exumas next season. I left Newport RI early in Oct. My insurance will not cover me 100 miles away from US no matter what month it is. Boats now in the beaufort NC where I have a house for sale. Newport this week visiting children and grandchildren. Don Clare SV Trinity
06-06-2011 08:58 AM
xxuxx
Are you kidding me????????????

[QUOTE=seagypsytexas;737613]My names James, i have in my possesion a set of building plans for the 29' cutter drawn by PAUL GARTSIDE. I intend to build her like the Famous PARDEY'S boat on the intereior layout and deck layout. I am looking for a female that has wooden boatbuilding skills or just a good passion for wooden sailing craft. No experiance is needed, just a passion for wooden sailboats and cruising, as i would also need a crew as well. If this sounds good to you and want to have a lot of fun building a boat and then have a lot of fun sailing to far away places, then i need you. I am planning on building her in arkansas and trucking her to texas for the launch. We will begin sea trials in the gulf of mexico. When sea trials have been complete, we will set sail for the carribian or the south pacific.
So if this sounds good to you, i will be happy to talk with you about. Also maybe if you have a sister or friend that would like to go as well, that would be ok. All interested females may contact me on this site and allso call me....479-774-2064 EMAIL ......seagypsy2012@gmail.com
THANKYOU VERY MUCH AND .......HAPPY SAILING !!!...[/QUOTE]

Your kidding right? Are you giving 50% ownership of the vessel for all her woodworking skills? Can you correctly spell "carribian"??? I can't think of anyone except maybe "Daisy Duke" who might want to join you. Go to "match.com" YUK
06-06-2011 03:48 AM
jerryrlitton [QUOTE=Livia;579511]Does anyone else find it ironic that a bad-arse sailing story written by a woman was accidentally turned into a cooking thread?[/QUOTE]

No, not at all.
05-23-2011 01:00 PM
zeehag sailing south from ensenada to mazatlan was fun and at some points wild ride--- winds off cabo were 60 kts from nw-- wow-- we used only reefed jib n mizzensails and clocked 8 kts!!! cooking was less than optimal and i kept spilling the coffee everywhere..LOL... but got it done and enjoyed the sailing---- arrived in mazatlan with 3 gallons of diesel remaining in tank, and broken alternator mount bolts..LOL... jury rigging ddoes work. will prolly go to marina mazatlan for hurrycame season, at his point as i can get repairs done effectively there.
my only complaint, if that--is not being able to catch a dorado(or anything) between cabo and mazatlan-- winds disappeared and fishies were hiding under glassy seas.
05-11-2010 03:50 PM
xxuxx
who freezes?????????????

We eat all we cook....doncha know?
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