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Search: Posts Made By: Lin and Larry
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 03-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By Lin and Larry
Why Children should go cruising

I was given permission to use a lovely story Ian Johnstone sent to the Flying Fish, the ocean Cruising Clubs year book (well, twice a year book actually), I think he shows a well balanced view of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Lin and Larry
Re: Video of Matt Rutherfords Chesapeake Arrival

Thanks to you guys. Good news is the senator from Iowa (can't recall his name) who is sponsoring a bill to assist those with disabilities has come on board and is speaking about Matt right on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By Lin and Larry
Video of Matt Rutherfords Chesapeake Arrival

Hi

I am sure many of you have heard of Matt Rutherford's amazing voyage around all the Americas - Solo, non-stop on on his vintage Vega 27. He is helping raise funds for our favorite group of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-23-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 14,359
Posted By Lin and Larry
Don't wait, there will never be a perfect time to go

We're getting ready to visit three boatshows in the US in Sept/Oct and I am reading a few forums to learn what potential cruisers are concerned about. Seems nothing has changed since Larry and I set...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By Lin and Larry
Wrong dates for SSCA Annapolis gam

I noted the dates shown in this post were wrong. The Gam is actually on September 23 to 25th. Reason I noted this is Larry and I have been invited to take part. We'll be on the east coast for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,918
Posted By Lin and Larry
As some one who has been wonderfully fortunate in...

As some one who has been wonderfully fortunate in finding that writing helped fill our cruising kitty, I found this to be an interesting discussion. It reminds me about our reaction when people...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-17-2010
Replies: 486
Views: 73,177
Posted By Lin and Larry
Interesting discussion. A few comments - yes we...

Interesting discussion. A few comments - yes we have heard first hand reports of spade rudders damaged while being held stern to the seas by drag devises of various kinds. But in each case, when we...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-17-2010
Replies: 486
Views: 73,177
Posted By Lin and Larry
Interesting discussion. A few comments - yes we...

Interesting discussion. A few comments - yes we have heard first hand reports of spade rudders damaged while being held stern to the seas by drag devises of various kinds. But in each case, when we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Lin and Larry
A simple staysail stay release lever you can build yourself

Unfortunately the diagram of how to build your own J hook would not load onto this forum site. We have posted it on our website under Cruising tips. The direct url is Staysail Release Levers @ Lin &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Lin and Larry
Hi On page 103 of the 3rd edition of Capable...

Hi
On page 103 of the 3rd edition of Capable Cruiser (we just got it finished and out a few weeks ago) there is a diagram of a simple J-hook style release lever Larry made for a friend of ours. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By Lin and Larry
I need help with upholstery fabric

Hi
Taleisin needs new uphostery (last redone 14 years and 55,000 miles back). I have located the fabric I would like, but as I am in New Zealand where it is not available. I can not find a way to...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-19-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By Lin and Larry
Lots of good advise here. If you want to read...

Lots of good advise here. If you want to read about an amazing couple who bought a cheap, rough 100 year old 28 foot boat in Malta because it was cheaper than renting a flat, look up anything you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By Lin and Larry
looking for a chain scrubbing brush

Hi

Several years ago Larry and I bought a ready made chain scrubbing brush that worked a treat.It meant we could scrub muddy chain before it came on deck. It was a yellow plastic fitting that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By Lin and Larry
Need sources for staysail stay release lever

Does anyone know of sources for staysail stay release levers? The one we have on Taleisin was made by ABI but I don't think they are still in business. We have found some made by Johnson marine but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By Lin and Larry
Need help locating hyfield lever sources

Larry and I are completely revising the Capable Cruiserand updating not only the contents but the sources for specialized gear. We would like any leads on sources for staysail stay release levers,...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-29-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 7,185
Posted By Lin and Larry
Happened to notice this thread when I was coming...

Happened to notice this thread when I was coming onto the forum to ask for a bit of assistance. (See general questions regarding hyfield levers) Just had to put in a few cents worth. As some one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,063
Posted By Lin and Larry
para-anchors, suppliers and recommendations

Several months ago, on our website, we wrote that the W.A. Coppins in Nelson New zealand produced what looked like well-made para-anchors at a reasonable price. Not only did another manufacturer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Lin and Larry
Do sailors download videos?

Larry and I are having fun looking at some of the many hours of video tape we took during our last 16 years of voyaging. Thinking of putting together a program somewhat like the slide show...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Lin and Larry
Safe place to leave Taleisin in Hawaii

Hi
We are considering sailing over to the Hawaiian Islands in October. We would then like to leave Taleisin in a safe spot, a marina where she is protected from any stormy winter winds, while we fly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Lin and Larry
Storms off the coast of California

Hi
I read a comment in an Amazon book review about cruising boats getting into some sort of trouble with storms on the coast of California the past month or so. Does anyone have a lead as to where I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By Lin and Larry
Help, trying to locate a sailer in Patagonia

Hi
We are working on a new edition of Storm tactics Handbook. We would like to locate Ron Llewellyn who wrote a story about being dismasted off Cape Horn. It was in the August issue of Blue Water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Lin and Larry
Info for the next edition of storm tactics handbook

Over the next year or so Larry and I are trying to gather information for an updated version of Storm Tactics Handbook. As part of that we just reviewed the Storm tactics DVD and made a list of...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-02-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 4,824
Posted By Lin and Larry
Hi Happened across these letters and wanted to...

Hi
Happened across these letters and wanted to encourage you to get out there and enjoy cruising as we did. Larry and I set off in 24'4" Seraffyn back in 1968 and heard everyone telling us we'd be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Lin and Larry
Any Aussie Sailors who can help me?

Hi
Larry and I have been asked to write a chapter for the next edition of Adlard Coles Heavy Weather Sailing discussing a storm we encountered off Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia many years ago...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By Lin and Larry
Storm tactics and sailing together tactics

Hi
Larry and I have been asked to do two seminars as we refit Taleisin on Bainbridge Island in June. it is short notice so thought I would post the info here for anyone who lives in the area and...
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