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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Is it possible to afford the sailing lifestyle while working an ocean-type job?

I'm not sure what the "the sailing lifestyle" is, there are so many definitions. But yeah, it's possible. Get a skill that's marketable and of value on the waterfront. Then sell yourself. I worked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

True, I cut the bail off the shackle. I didn't want to cut the new VPC halyard and have to splice in a new eye. Since I wasn't going to use another snap shackle (it was replaced with a D shackle),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sabreman
Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

I use a bowline when going aloft. The second safety line (usually the spin halyard) may or may not be tied in if I have enough room on the bosun chair. Admittedly, I may use the shackle on the second...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sabreman
Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

The following photo shows a jib halyard shackle that exploded when tensioned 20 minutes before the start of a race. The pin just blew out of it and the sail went slack. It previously showed no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

For rage last 8 years, I've use a Harken. Nice buckle, big pockets. Good crotch start. Cushioned bottom. Belay ring on the seat bottom. A bit pricey, but more comfortable than the 3/4" wood seat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,257
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

I don't have a "worst". Sure there were some gear failures and some scary water and wind, but no one has ever been hurt or the boat(s) badly broken (except for the 420 that I dismayed).

But. if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,515
Posted By Sabreman
Re: How Old is Your Boat

VICTORIA is 31 YO and like Faster says, we too get comments about how she doesn't look her age. She's aging gracefully and can hold her own on a race course when her crew lives up to her lines. In...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Sabreman
Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

If you're looking for a nearby place to shelter, just go into Tangier Harbor. We've weathered several blows there. I suggest entering from the east side as its less of a run from Cod.
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-03-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Use of mainsail

You ask two questions.

Yes, people will sometimes use the the genoa. Sometimes for convenience, sometimes when blowing. With just the genoa beware of lee helm. We don't get much lee helm but...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

Absolutely! When our daughter was 9 she voted the crab cakes the best on the Bay and 11 years later still holds to her "review". Kind of funny... it looks like it's falling into the marsh but has...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

Probably lumpy too, being on the edge of the deep water of Tangier Sound and so near the light.

I can think of 1000 better places on the Bay to put a hook. :)
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Sabreman
Anchoring in Cod Harbor, south of Tangier Island

Been to Tangier many, many times. Never anchored in Cod Harbor (not really a harbor). Too exposed. Anyway, there isn't that much to see that far south on the island. Mostly marsh. Why not go into the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,756
Posted By Sabreman
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

If you have an iPhone, use iSailor or iNavx. Indispensable for quick navigation.


No. Not even close. Like comparing apples and tubas.
Forum: Racing   03-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Sabreman
Re: VOR "Chinese gybe"

It certainly is. I've done a few myself, but not in the dark, with 40 kts wind, and with a canting keel. That will definitely get your attention.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 8,405
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Winch covers--are they worth it?

Winch covers will never blow off if made with a bungee cord on an inside flap that goes around the winch.

I made a full set but stopped using them a couple of years ago. I don't think that they...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Sabreman
Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

Ummmm, don't believe anyone who tells you the Bay is as cold as NY! No way. Yeah it froze during a cold snap but we generally have comparatively short, relatively mild winters. For most people, the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-05-2015
Replies: 278
Views: 15,143
Posted By Sabreman
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I'm on the Yeocomico. Eleven days ago, I went down and shoveled the last 8" and raised the boat an inch or so. And we have a cover. Ice was solid across the creek. Fortunately, Olverson's has...
Forum: Racing   03-01-2015
Replies: 154
Views: 12,551
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I've had the same feeling. During the last 2 editions I followed the race daily and sailed a virtual boat for most of the legs. I love the fact that they went with a class boat to level the field. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Sabreman
Re: 10 weeks to splash - will it ever get here?

Normally, it would be 6 weeks with a couple of those painting and waxing. But this year, I'm going to be on the sidelines for a while recovering from ACL and meniscus surgery. Blew out my knee...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Potomac or Rappahannock?

Too crowded up north, IMO. I'm not one of the people that hates to see other people, quite the contrary. But jeez, the powerboat wakes up there kill a nice day's sailing. Solomons south to Norfolk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Potomac or Rappahannock?

What I don't like about the Potomac is that it takes several hours from our dock to get into the Bay itself. Other than that, it's fine when it's not angry. St. Mary's is beautiful and we've had...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-12-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,781
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Denise said it perfectly. You wife doesn't see why she needs the skill. On our boat, I do most of the navigation, but Vicky can get us home if she needs to. So keep it simple, stress that's it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By Sabreman
Re: You know it's bad when....

That's EXACTLY what happened with us. I was in the cockpit and she was in the head when I heard the "Uh-Oh".
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,865
Posted By Sabreman
New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Wow. That's a shocking picture and I can see why you're so negative toward the finish. In this case, I'm virtually certain the reason is that the wood had a lot of moisture in it and / or the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,865
Posted By Sabreman
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

I agree that something else must have been going on for the poly to fail. When I bought them, both my Sabres had no finish but the POs had used oil on the interiors. I sanded with acetone, sanded...
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