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Search: Posts Made By: JonEisberg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Whisker pole?

Sorry, I think that's a bad idea... And frankly, I don't see how it's possible on anything but smaller boats, in the most benign conditions...

Well, I just watched the first couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

Well, what they're really meant to do, is simply to look beautiful sitting at a dock or mooring in front of a waterfront estate... :-)

But, yes - these boats really are all about the sailing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

Yeah, that would grow old pretty quickly, trying to stay perched atop that little box in a seaway, while fighting the wheel using arms and shoulders alone... :-)

One thing I'm seeing more and more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

The Allied Seawind strikes me as the only one that might have been equipped with a wheel as standard...

There's a good reason for that, I can't imagine how a wheel would be an improvement over a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Funding retirement boat

Damn, and I was starting to think I was the ONLY person out there who thought like you, and Greg... :-)

Admittedly, my attitude is perhaps a bit more colored than most, by the simple fact that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 4,176
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: When Do You Reef?

That's a very nice selection, but I think you need at least one more by Don Casey...

Really a pity that this one never gained the wider readership it deserved...

Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 4,605
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Well, except for the sailing, and cruising... :-)

CRUISING CALIFORNIA would have to be one of the briefest cruising guides ever written. On other place in America has so many miles of coastline,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 4,779
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: generator a good idea?

No, you don't... and, you already have the means to "make electricity", it's called your engine... :-)

I'd suggest holding off on getting a Honda, until you actually feel the NEED to have one... I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: New or Old?

A budget is of primary importance, alright, and you're certainly on the right track to apply it as your starting point... Never ceases to amaze, how many of these "Best Bluewater Boats for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 168,348
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Well, that was my point... He hasn't gone anywhere yet, but his budget has now been ratcheted up to $700/month... :-)

Probably just me, but I've always been wary of such "pre-announcements" with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,689
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Arthur

I prefer to cross from Nantucket Sound, heading out thru Pollock Rip or Great Round Shoal Channel...

Thanks, I came thru OK, but it was a long night, and a bit more 'interesting' than I was...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,499
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

The owner of a Malo 41 has chimed in over on CSBB...


Hadn't heard about it, quite a story, I can add to speculation...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,004
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: high wind gybing technique??

It can sometimes get a bit more complicated in large seas, and sheeting in tight isn't always the best option. When the seas are running large enough, you'll likely want to jibe down in the troughs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Orange oil and bees wax for teak

"Oiling", "Sealing" or applying any teak "Treatment" to teak decks is one of the dumbest things a boatowner can do... :-)

Don't take my word for it, take Rebecca Wittman's ...

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,130
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

Yeah, but that's because Evans is an experienced voyager more inclined to focus on Prevention, rather than a Cure that can be purchased at West Marine... :-)

It's been a week since I linked to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 164
Views: 7,614
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I'd leave the jerry cans behind, if I were you...

Very little good comes of carrying diesel fuel on deck, especially on a trip where it's not necessary to do so...

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 164
Views: 7,614
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Hmmm, I'm not sure the Labrador Current has much effect on that route :-) I've never noticed it, at any rate...

Tidal currents at the Chesapeake and Delaware Entrances, and across the New York...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Mooring Line

I'd second someone's earlier recommendation of the Yale Polydyne pennant. I use one in 1/2" as my anchor snubber, and a pair of 5/8" as my bridle for a drogue. West Marine does sell a comparable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 164
Views: 7,614
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Gotta agree with Dave on this one... Given your time frame, I'd suggest setting your sights on Block I and Newport as being about as far as you're gonna get, comfortably... And even then, you'll be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: What is this?

Here's a good explanation courtesy The Rigging Company:

How to Stow Your Inner Fore-Stay | The Rigging Company (

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 95
Views: 3,913
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

Here's some of my setup...

Tethers port & starboard from the base of the mast, of sufficient length to reach the cockpit...

Forum: Weather 06-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

Their heavy weather book SURVIVING THE STORM is available for free, as well... Absolutely incredible resource, my original $70 volume is one of those books will live on my boat forever:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,175
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Icw

I'm sure you do, Gary, as does most everyone who has them... There's no 'winning' any argument against them, of course, they're just not for me. I'm hopelessly Old School, I simply prefer to be able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

As usual, "it depends", but it's pretty basic trigonometry...

As I mentioned earlier, matching your VMG sailing DDW by broad reaching at an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,491
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boat Consultant vs Broker

That's my first thought, as well... I've got nothing but huge respect for John Neal, but unless he and Amanda (or Barbara Marrett earlier) have done a lot more delivery work than I'm aware of, most...
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