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Search: Posts Made By: bacampbe
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Mono hull to Cat

I own a monohull, and have chartered several cats. For the most part, your monohull skills will transfer under sail. It won't sail as close to the wind, and you may find that you have to motor-assist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruising Through Tax Season

Filing online is available. If your taxes are really simple (as in 1040EZ), I think you can file that online directly with the IRS.

Otherwise, I've used TurboTax online for several years. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By bacampbe
Re: How do I start my sailing adventures.

Does your school have a sailing club, or offer a sailing class?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Standard name for "Catalina Style" mooring?

It really depends on the sea-state of your harbor. It might get really unpleasant if you get significant wind and/or swell broadside, and the boat can't swing with it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By bacampbe
Re: J22 sailing

Breaking things down point by point:

-- Did the use of the crane contribute to your nervousness? I can see that being a pain, but it's different from the actual sailing part. I infer that your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,390
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

The double-back approach sounds useful. But I'd advise people to check that they can still further trim the winch without accidentally releasing the line. At least on my boat, if the tail does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By bacampbe
Re: cruising guides for Caribbean

For the Virgins, we've had good luck with this:

The 2013-2014 Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands | Cruising Guides...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Mainsail Issues

Or the luff of the sail is cut too long. Did this sail/boat combo work better in the past?
Forum: Chartering 08-05-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8,215
Posted By bacampbe
Re: What's up at the Moorings?

We chartered again from the Moorings in Tortola in May. We had a better experience than the previous time; there are signs that they are investing more in boat and base maintenance. A number of our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,009
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

I'd suggest a letter to Practical Sailor on this. Safety gear is a big deal to them. They did quite a bit of study on harnesses after the Lake Michigan race incident a while back. That resulted in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruisers question

We use two lines, one doubled back from each bow cleat. This cuts down on chafe (but dos not eliminate it) quite a bit because you get less sliding through the thimble.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Cruisers question

I've found mooring balls in different areas may have different setups. I haven't cruised your area, but for example balls in the BVIs usually have a single pendant. I run a pair of dock lines through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Sail care/storage

These are the instructions I've always heard. But out of curiosity, does everyone flake roller-furling sails? Or do you roll them around the luff?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By bacampbe
Re: light duty vs heavy duty

Once you actually get to the Bahamas, you might appreciate a shallow draft again. On a charter in the Abacos, we found even a 5 ft draft enough to make us very tide sensitive when entering or leaving...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By bacampbe
Re: mmsi numbers, ship radio and hand held VHF

Keep in mind a BoatUS MMSI is only good for use in US waters. Your boat may never leave the US, but is that may not hold true for the handheld.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Anegada chart

+1 on the BVIPirate.com Anegada approach chart.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Sailing SVI

We did it just after Thanksgivings in 2012. We stayed in the SVI the whole time, but had a good time. Some points:

-- Everything to the east is uphill most of the time. (Keep that in mind if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Need help identifying this boat

Nimitz-class nuclear-powered super carrier?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,269
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Probability of a lightning strike

The original post mentions 500 strikes per storm. I assume that's over the lifetime of the storm. If so, then the results are based on an implied assumption that you sail under the storm for the full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Wondering about furling Asysms

I've been thinking about getting the Selden furler for a while now, for my Bene 31. I'm surprised to hear that it's more compact for storage than the chute+sock in a turtle. I assume you are coiling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By bacampbe
Re: San Diego day trip

If you want someone to take you, rather than a bareboat rental, there are usually a number of choices. Last time I was out there, there were several who sailed out of charter island and shelter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By bacampbe
Re: From one style boat to another Mono/Multi

I own a mono, but have chartered several cats. The mono is more fun to sail. But if I were going to live aboard for any length of time, I would choose a cat.

As others mentioned, a cat may be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,385
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Yet Another Docking thread

How controllable is your boat in reverse? Could enter the marina in reverse and go backwards the whole way?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Wacky Wind

The OP describes what we consider nice sailing conditions on north Texas lakes :-)

I didn't catch the size of his boat. Our Bene31 is not hard to control under those conditions, but it behaves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,336
Posted By bacampbe
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

We keep a lighter on board at all times. But...

Anchored on the 4th of July after a long, hot day of sailing, waiting for the firework show. 10 people on board. Grill fired up, hot dogs cooking....
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