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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-08-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By Classic30
Re: Search for missing sailor resumes in NSW

Details in the press are as confused as the sea, but it now appears he wasn't the skipper but was one of the crew taking a turn at the helm..

Must have been pretty nasty, though. Here's one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By sailak
Re: Filming boats with a drone

Not terribly difficult, but you do need to think about the process.

I launch mine from the cockpit of my Crealock 37 by hand-launching and "setting it" outside the lifelines and as soon as I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 5,498
Posted By JonEisberg

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: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By alctel
Re: Crossing into the US from Canada

Do you have the radio station (equipment) license? You'll need it for entering the US, find the application form here (

You'll also need...
Forum: Lake Superior   01-01-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: St Mary's River

I've done the trip a few times, up and down. It's not that hard. I've seen up to 3 knots of current at times, but only in a couple of narrow areas. Mostly the current is not that noticeable. There...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 21,300
Posted By weinie
Re: Found footage
Forum: Lake Huron   09-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,465
Posted By chamonix
Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

Just back from the labour day weekend. Weather was a mixed bag, but the company was great. Was up at Bosolie Bay ( or how ever you spell it), with Scott, his lovely wife and his dog Ginger. Ran into...
Forum: Lake Huron   08-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,465
Posted By flandria
Re: Bad news for Bay Moorings boaters!

Have to add my 2 cents worth.... even though I am at the 500 dock... 533 to be exact, which is the longest walk in the whole marina...

What's with posting satellite pictures of our favourite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,887
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I have internet for the first time on my trip and thought I'd take a moment to share my experience. I'll post pics when I get back home later this weekend.

The good news: It. Was. Awesome.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having (

The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,352
Posted By RichH
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I dont have experience with the Goļot reefing cringles. I dont think I need them as my double line systems are fairly friction free ... or maybe my reefing technique is different than most.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,352
Posted By Faster
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

Actually, I think that's what Jeff H uses, you can individually adjust tack and clew and it should work just fine. I think Jeff's beef (on sail shape/settings) was not with the friction so much as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 5,352
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I have never seen a single line reefing system which actually worked very well. There tends to be a lot of friction, much higher line loads, and an absurd amount of line to haul. I have actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2013
Replies: 1,282
Views: 96,945
Posted By weinie
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I am sensing an end to this thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,595
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…

Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 32,249
Posted By TQA
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

From St Lucia down to Grenada there are three places I currently avoid plus one I am careful about.

Vieux Fort anchorage St Lucia. Theft from boats.

Chateaubelair St Vincent [ Local Gov. is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-19-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,362
Posted By sawingknots
Re: Most of you know how I feel about waving, right?

lifes too short to pay much attention to whats said here! or to most of the other boaters you encounter,just enjoy life and being on the water,"may the wind always be at your back and the path rise...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Where the hell have I been?

Tell me more about the "enlightenment" you received about sail trim.

Just for you, disembodied zombie hands waving: :D...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By rikhall
Re: Throttle control cable

Here is a cable clamp in use - worked very well.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By T37Chef
I see cable clamps used often, I have two on my...

I see cable clamps used often, I have two on my new throttle cable
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By Faster
Re: Throttle control cable

At one end of the cable, cut and slit a piece rubber hose that just fits over the fixed part of the sheath, and overlaps the sliding part. Tightly clamp it to the sheath with a tiny hose clamp, put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By SloopJonB
Thanks for the Like

Thanks to Admin for restoring the Like button. :D

Much appreciated.

Having both Like and Thanks is a good setup. :cool:
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