SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > Big Freakin' Sails
 Not a Member? 

Thread: Big Freakin' Sails Reply to Thread

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

Topic Review (Newest First)
1 Hour Ago 09:17 PM
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yep. Nice being tied up in the slip for that one. Our dinghy went "walkabout" during that storm. I was thinking it should be tied down on the dock. Next time - listen to the voice in your head, Ralph!

Storms like that remind me of some really long nights at anchor. When we went cruising, I knew we'd never be sailing in 40-50 knots of least, not if I could help it. The one thing I never really planned for was what happens if you are anchored out when one of these storms hits. It is practically unavoidable when you are out cruising. So....just imagine the same storm at anchor. Believe me, if you cruise through Florida or the Bahamas during June/July, you will find out for yourself what it's like. Guaranteed. No doubt, that Mantus anchor will be far more valuable to you than that Jordan Series drogue. But, relax. Everyone in the anchorage will be awake along with you at 3 am, waiting for the drag alarm to sound. Have the key in the ignition, and a plan, just in case it's your alarm that goes off.

I could certainly write a BFS at anchor post for you from one long night at Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos last spring. (My wife's worst nightmare - or- our worst experience ever while cruising) Seriously, I believe living on the hook to be one of any cruiser's biggest challenge. Get it wrong, and it's a quick way to lose your boat.

Nice video, BTW. I could relate.

4 Hours Ago 06:20 PM
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
Looked pretty smooth out, what was the seas doing? I would much prefer to be in high wind than tall steep short period seas.
I take it you didn't watch the video to the end? The seas at our location at that time were running about 6" - as there was only about 80' of fetch from the marina wall to our slip. Heh-heh.
4 Hours Ago 05:43 PM
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Looked pretty smooth out, what was the seas doing? I would much prefer to be in high wind than tall steep short period seas.
5 Hours Ago 05:17 PM
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Riding out a serious storm on our boat...

The little metal fish was panicking.
4 Weeks Ago 03:16 PM
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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

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

1984 Pearson 365 sailing yacht sailboat for sale Houston, Texas

I got a heads up on my blog that she was on the market and contacted my buddy who owns her to get the skinny.

This is a truly fine boat. Jim babied her and everything is top-notch. You couldn't go wrong - especially at this price.

She is absolutely...

Our Harvest Moon Regatta Race and Return On This Boat
02-08-2015 11:47 PM
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
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...

Various Projects: Part 3 | SmackTalk!

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

A cool kid. Thanks for the link.

This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.