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11-15-2016 10:15 AM
ianjoub
Re: Cape Horn

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Originally Posted by Capt Len View Post
Beef fat,boiled to remove salt . Used to 'sloosh' the masts too (on gaffers).Miles gave me a signed copy of "Once is Enough" Edit. Miles signed 'Because the Horn is there'. his later book.
Ok, just ordered those 2 books off of ebay.
11-15-2016 12:52 AM
capta
Re: Cape Horn

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Originally Posted by Caribbeachbum View Post
Consider reading the book. It's very aptly titled Once is Enough, and is a story of some ridiculously sturdy and resourceful sailors. I'd consider it part of the canon of sailing literature. Moitessier was a fan, best I remember, and called it out as an excellent resource.
I read "Once is Enough" before I set sail on my circumnavigation. Doing so saved my life, the lives of my wife, daughter and crew when we were capsized three times in a tropical cyclone (hurricane) off Fiji. During one capsize we lost the companionway hatch and without a thought I knew exactly how to make repairs and seal that huge hole, thanks to that book. A very important book for anyone who dares venture beyond the sight of land, IMHO.
In the early 70's I met John Guzzwell in Hawaii and he was obviously prematurely grey. He said it happened almost overnight, after the pitchpole.
11-14-2016 11:44 PM
Capt Len
Re: Cape Horn

Beef fat,boiled to remove salt . Used to 'sloosh' the masts too (on gaffers).Miles gave me a signed copy of "Once is Enough" Edit. Miles signed 'Because the Horn is there'. his later book.
11-14-2016 10:37 PM
ianjoub
Re: Cape Horn

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Originally Posted by SailingWithAndy View Post
Nice! Tough old guys. Does anyone know what that substance was that they were rubbing on the lines?
"Tallowing the sheets" was in the narration. Tallow is fat.
11-14-2016 10:13 PM
SailingWithAndy
Re: Cape Horn

Nice! Tough old guys. Does anyone know what that substance was that they were rubbing on the lines?
05-26-2016 11:21 PM
Caribbeachbum
Re: Cape Horn

Consider reading the book. It's very aptly titled Once is Enough, and is a story of some ridiculously sturdy and resourceful sailors. I'd consider it part of the canon of sailing literature. Moitessier was a fan, best I remember, and called it out as an excellent resource.
05-26-2016 06:23 PM
DeadBrilliant
Re: Cape Horn

Really cool!
03-10-2016 12:47 PM
sproatlake
Re: Cape Horn

beast
01-03-2015 10:39 PM
Lemmy K
Re: Cape Horn

waaaaay before gore-tex too.
01-03-2015 10:39 PM
Lemmy K
Re: Cape Horn

tough old boys...
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