SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.22 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: SVAuspicious
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

In my experience you either furl it fast and relatively loose in which case it bags up in the middle (a windage problem aloft and a snag problem in storage) or your furl it slowly and tight in which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By SVAuspicious
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

It is difficult to talk about this without ending up in PRWG.

Clearly the US Congress has to change a number of laws before there will be any realistic impact on US citizens, particularly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

Thus my question.

I have lots and lots of experience with asym and sym spinnakers the old fashioned way. I have a good bit of experience with spinnakers with socks and furlers, and Code 0 with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By SVAuspicious
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

We have to remember that Congress still has to act to change a number of laws, but this is truly great news. It is conceivable that it will be legal for US citizens to cruise Cuba before the end of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By SVAuspicious
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 5,849
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Practical Sailor has deaf ears

I read them in the library.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

I don't agree, but why do you think so?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Fast boat w island queen berth?

HR 37 and 40 - not all are center queens. Look at smaller Moodys and Najads also.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 509
Views: 18,744
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I can't picture Shawn yelling. I just can't.



Sounds good to me.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 497
Views: 31,551
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Chesapeake Bay Eats

For Miss Shirley's in Baltimore in a different thread: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/2441818-post504.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

I agree with those above that would dissuade you from a Code 0. An asymmetric spinnaker is a much better downwind sail to start with.

I raced for decades before I got to old and creaky for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

But listen closely...



Practice definitely makes a difference in time. It might be interesting to compare your time from the cockpit to my time at the mast - I suspect our boats are actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I'm far from young and buff. As boats get smaller I am less interested in going forward as my weight moves the boat around a lot. Even 15 years ago going forward on my Catalina 22 gave me the heebie...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,935
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Florida anchoring restrictions survey

Read my entire post. Sticking a notice on the boat requires a bunch of time (time not on patrol) and impoundment and disposal costs money the FWC doesn't have. Again, it is less painful to the...
Forum: Chartering 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Definitely check with your bank to avoid surprise fees.

Anchoring near Scrub is between the Marina Cay mooring field and Great Camanoe and West. The further West you get the longer the dinghy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,935
Posted By SVAuspicious
Forum: Chartering 1 Day Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,377
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Can We Bareboat Charter in BVI's?

Maine Sail is correct. Many cards charge international transaction fees outside the US even if the transaction is in US dollars.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Sorry for all the typos (and dumbos) in my post above. I was multi-tasking and distracted.

I'd be happy to sail with you. I've enjoyed your posts and even those I disagree with are well reasoned. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 3,935
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Florida anchoring restrictions survey

Please consider joining SSCA and Boat/US. Your dues, not so much money, go to support your rights in the US (both organizations) and elsewhere (SSCA). There are a lot of membership benefits of both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I can't agree. Lines led aft increase the chances of a failure which means you are more likely to have to go forward to fix something when conditions are unpleasant. The more boats I sea with lines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

And as your example points out, more opportunities for a failure.

I have never seen lines led aft without at least two turning points and an extra clutch. I was on a boat recently with five...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,072
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Common usage changes with time. DD MM SS (or DD°MM'SS") is no longer "usual" - DD°MM.mm is much more common. In some implementations the only clue is the presence or absence of a single decimal point...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,072
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Spacial geometry and associated trigonometry isn't messy at all. It is beautiful and enriching. Where do you think the celestial tables come from?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By SVAuspicious
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I'm with you on everything except this. I've sailed way too many boats with cockpit-led lines that require a winch to be used for everything. The friction builds up too quickly.

Even as I get...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:37 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

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