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|10-26-2010 10:05 PM|
|sailingdog||You're right... no one can drill through a skull as dense as yours.|
|10-26-2010 09:12 PM|
Don't forget to drill a hole in your skull to prevent headaches...
|10-26-2010 09:08 PM|
|smackdaddy||C&C - you crack me up dude.|
|10-26-2010 08:52 PM|
Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
You know, from the purists perspective, people went hundreds of years without teeth and it was good enough for them..
|10-26-2010 08:42 PM|
|imagine2frolic||c&c, good on you for asking,and listening. I was worried you would next pull all your teeth to avoid a toothache .......i2f|
|10-26-2010 07:37 PM|
I use to sail a 26' Knock-about and was able to put it just about any place I wanted to. That class of boats do not have an engine, thus you really do need to know how to sail in tight quarters.
And the larger sailboats you will learn why you depart with an ebb tide and return with a flood tide.
|10-26-2010 06:57 PM|
Having had the same boat in 4 places on Long Island over a 30 year time frame
On the great south bay example there is more or less no current or (tide < 18" ) and it pretty much always blows But all boats come out of narrow rivers
On the Peconic a LOT more current (3 knots at some places) and a bit more tide, good wind ,But all boats again come out of twisty narrow places
Greenport LOT of tide and current as in you better go the right way or you will be a LONG time getting home even with a motor
Northport a LOT of tide and current with hit and miss wind BUT lots of moorings to sail on and off IF you can handle and overnight wait for the wind to fill back in
|10-26-2010 06:38 PM|
The other thing is related to your concerns for personal security a la the guns while cruising thread. Using your operating logic about guns (again, i have no issue with that... carry what you want. It's your call), without an engine, you're much more at the mercy of the elements and the kindness of strangers when you'll eventually need a tow off a sandbar, or your stuck wallowing around in no wind off a distance coast... the bad guys you fear will quickly figure you're unable to move, and you'll have successfully made yourself a nice target. In terms of prioritizing safety, I'd think an engine would be a much better personal security investment than any gun.
|10-26-2010 06:05 PM|
A cautionary tale.
I run a small Tartan 27 owners group on yahoo. We had one member who ditched his engine and had dreams of coastal cruising his boat as might have been done 200 years ago. He fixed his boat up (deck re-core, water tank where engine was etc etc) but after a few years of working on the boat his plans changed. He offered to sell the boat to anyone in the group and had no takers. He finally listed the boat on e-bay and another member put in a low ball bid and won. That member now has two Tartan 27s, one with an engine and the other without. The guy who fixed the boat up did very diligent and good work so the new owner was contemplating switching his engine out of the one boat and into the other.
I felt pretty badly for the guy who had such old school dreams but he had fun working on the boat but sadly never got to sail it.
|10-26-2010 04:52 PM|
I checked your site... neat! ...when you had time to ask Abby Sunderland questions, did you get her feedback on going engineless? or how would she have maintained any control when bare poled? i dont think the good sailnet folks are bangin on you, they just give their honest opinion which is valuable.
my two no cents button exists anymore
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