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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Trans Atlantic on a Rustler 42

Very nice, Pete... I was in a slip next to a 42 at Jolly Harbor about 6 weeks ago, what a sweet-looking boat...

That's my kind of sailing, my kind of crew... PFDs and harnesses worn only when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,068
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Labrador...

North of Nain or thereabouts, I wouldn't do any real "hiking" alone, or without someone with a rifle and skilled in using it. Even in southern Labrador, where an encounter with a polar bear is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,475
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: advice on sailing around Cape Hatteras?

The only reason for you to go out around Hatteras, is to be able to say afterwards that you did it... :-)

Makes little sense in such a boat, especially in summer when the prevailing breeze is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,065
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The heart of the matter

You're probably thinking of the article in CRUISING WORLD about 10 years ago by Tony Gooch, and his observations/comparison of his AP vs vane during the course of his six month non-stop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: How to prepare/refit a boat for Bluewater

Some suggestions from my experience...

Addition of an inner forestay, or maybe a solent stay. I don't think a simple sloop rig is sufficient for such sailing... I did this on my boat partially to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,068
Posted By JonEisberg
Labrador...

As I'm hoping to be off on a summer cruise before too long, figured I should probably get the account of last summer's trip posted before I do…Fair warning, this is a LONG one. Anyone who might make...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Sounds like you should have waited, what with the wrong tool for the job, and all... :-)

We got into Beaufort early this morning after departing Ft Pierce Saturday, great trip... Would have even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I use clutches for preventers, guys, reefing lines, spinnaker tack downhauls, they work fine...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj19/joneisberg/chancy/jackline1_zps54c77dee.jpg

I'd like to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I have a Dutchman brake instead of the Wichard, but the principles are the same...

I've always been surprised Dutchman endorses the chainplate attachment point, I don't like that idea myself......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Profurl halyard tension

As always, It Depends... :-)

Some people shorten the length of the tang between the upper swivel and the top hat (that's what I've always called it, instead of Darth Vader :-)) If that's the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,389
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Reading one of the recent articles, I came across this rather stunning admission regarding 2 of those lost after, as best as I can determine, their Cal 25 downflooded and sank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,389
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

See Bill Seifert's OFFSHORE SAILING, Tip #70 for his elegant solution, which has been installed on some older J-Boats (not sure about the newer ones)...

For a quick and dirty method, simply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Furling line death trap

No need to get fancy, a couple of 29mm Harken Ti-Lites lashed to the rail works fine for me, and provides just enough height that the line doesn't lay on deck to collect moisture and dirt, as long as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Delivery - NC to St Augustine

Well, at the start of a trip on a boat new to you, I would certainly not suggest you head from Beaufort out around Frying Pan straight away... :-)

Shoot on over to Masonboro Inlet instead... Spend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,552
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Yeah, that's one problem with a thread like this, I described mine for the first time about 1,500 posts ago... :-)

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/1599105-post1290.html

Here's the pic of my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

If you do wind up taking it on deck, I'd suggest positioning it off the centerline as much as practical, to the side opposite the direction your prop wants to walk to...

In my opinion, it makes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,695
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

As others have already said, they're all quite different tactics, and as always, IT DEPENDS on a number of different factors whether one is better suited than another...

I view the drogue as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 5,695
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

John Harries has an interesting suggestion that might work for you, streaming an undersized drogue (a partial section of your Series Drogue would probably do nicely) to help hold the bow up, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: "Cyclone" mooring

However, since chafe is directly related to the amount of stretch a given rope will be subjected to, I still think that Dyneema is an ideal material for this application, given its minimal stretch......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard recommendations

Lookin' GOOD, there... I'm still a bit of a novice to SUP, I'm hoping to get to the point where I look as relaxed as your dog... ;-)

For the purists, I'm sure the inflatables don't match the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Sabre 34 Targa a cruiser or not?

Don't see why not, one has certainly served this couple well...

Matt & Jessica's Sailing Page | Experiencing the world while it's still large (http://mjsailing.com/)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-05-2015
Replies: 1,996
Views: 213,814
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Nah, hull windows are no problem in superyachts... ;-)


http://www.odin.tc/pics/yogi.jpg


The sinking of the 199' YOGI in the Aegean was attributed to the flooding that began in the opening...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-04-2015
Replies: 1,996
Views: 213,814
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

"Relative" is, well, relative in that part of the world... I've never seen weather so violently changeable, as what I experienced down there...

Google "katabatic winds", it will give you a sense...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Mounting containers to lifelines

Jan and David on the Passport 37 WINTERLUDE have been carrying their kayaks for years on the sort of racks you mention:

http://commutercruiser.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSCF14331.jpg
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,515
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

You are a lucky man, you're gonna have a blast... :-)

Good advice from Gary, but one recommendation I'd make... On your way down there, don't dismiss spending some time in the Upper Keys, as...
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