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Search: Posts Made By: sailingmum
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 84
Views: 10,931
Posted By sailingmum
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

what were they doing out there ?
Gunboat's own promotional material says speed=safety. Megacats safest place in a storm...
But what were they doing out there ? Well, they had someplace to be. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By sailingmum
Re: Moving boats to NE US from Caribbean during late winter. Tips suggestions...

That is terrible time to be out in the ocean for awhile. You're sure to have a couple nasty fronts at least. Depends on your tolerance for weather. Count on many layers. If you do it... make your way...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-30-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 16,968
Posted By sailingmum
Re: Heaving-To versus Bare Poles

Have you read the book ?



QUOTE=sailingdog;355929]First of all, it is Larry and Lin Pardey.

Second, heaving to isn't always a good tactic, as it really depends on the boat, the sails, the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-30-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By sailingmum
Re: Cruising Skills/Practice

Congrats on the new boat !!!!
Do not piss off the boat !!!!!!!!
I'm sure there are MANY fine fellas here that will tell you otherwise BUT it THE leading cause of going overboard.
Move forward on...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 10-31-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 136,688
Posted By sailingmum
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

It's important to wait and hear the report. We do know a few facts - the departure date and place & the weather report. I was anchored in a hurricane whole just ouside ELizabeth City when I heard the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 10-30-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 136,688
Posted By sailingmum
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Busting myth of when to step into liferaft. Worthwhile read. Fromgcaptain
Hurricane Survival – No Place for Absolutes | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,846
Posted By sailingmum
Re: I've never sailed in my life... talk me into it.

Try it ! Admittedly I'm biased since I coach here... The Sailing Academy and Captial Sailing Club located 30 minutes from the beltway in Tracy's Landing MD. We have basic to advanced and the sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,869
Posted By sailingmum
I have had a great experience with them sailing....

I have had a great experience with them sailing. I have progressives including transitions. I thought they would be terrible and worried about the light to dark adjustment. One critical thing is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By sailingmum
Unhappy Motor for JabscoWater Pump Failure

The motor on the pressurized water system is going down again, I put a new one on late winter and now it wants another one. It can't be a voltage drop the run is only about 6'. However, if anyone has...
Forum: Electronics 06-15-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,840
Posted By sailingmum
SSB Receiver Only.. what's next ? Limited budget.

Thanks for posting this.
Electronics/Radio set up is greek to me. Slow to get it. So I appreciate it when things are spelled out plainly.
That said, I'm heading to Bahamas in October, and budget...
Forum: Diesel 12-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By sailingmum
Deale

Just a bit south of Annapolis but excellent are Central Marine, located at Herrington Harbor, Deale.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 127,879
Posted By sailingmum
Maritime inquiry & Thanks to Jeff !

I wonder who knows about International or Maritime inquiry in the Bahamas. I did a cursory search but thought I'd ask here. I would think there would be a formal and public maritime accident report...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 127,879
Posted By sailingmum
Sadly reflecting on Laura & PLB

I first heard about this tragedy from boat I will be joining soon that was in Marsh Harbor at the time. They said that the local VHF had been continually saying no boats should navigatate the cuts...
Forum: herSailNet 11-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,784
Posted By sailingmum
you just need to get laid ... it'll cure all that...

you just need to get laid ... it'll cure all that ails ya !
Forum: herSailNet 11-17-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 10,784
Posted By sailingmum
Heck... just say no... and that's it. I would think...

Heck... just say no... and that's it. I would think.
It doesn't sound hilarious... particularly... but it's just how it goes anywhere...
It is up to you to set boundaries.... i'd say if you say...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,291
Posted By sailingmum
It's called liability. That's why the boat...

It's called liability. That's why the boat owner/skipper is the one filling the tank. Any spills are their responsibility, not the fuel dock attendant.
You can use any number of bells and whistles...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-03-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By sailingmum
I will enjoy putting on foulies and checking the...

I will enjoy putting on foulies and checking the lines... but not before I put on the kettle and find my hotwater bottle.... tide on way in now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By sailingmum
well said !

Indeed, it's all the other stuff ! Thanks.



Being able to navigate, or raise and lower the sails is the easy and fun stuff. It's all the other things you have to know and apply every day that...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-03-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By sailingmum
Quiet at the moment but too darn COLD>>>...

Quiet at the moment but too darn COLD>>> BRRRRRR>>>
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-03-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By sailingmum
Wm ?

Wm ?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-03-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By sailingmum
Makes sense BUT

leather makes sense & I ordered the book Dave referred to. I'll wait til I get it, but today I was thinking I might want to be able to move the chafe guard, instead of having it only fixed on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By sailingmum
the convincing is in the sucessful completion......

the convincing is in the sucessful completion... LOL...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By sailingmum
Lol

Looks like pretty close.. I wonder how many who said zero, are referring to their own boats. Just curious...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 4,614
Posted By sailingmum
oNLY

ONLY IF we let them !
Forum: Provisioning 10-01-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,179
Posted By sailingmum
Mushrooms and Souffles

Great.. now on to find a reasonable $$$ source, I'm particularly looking for shitake and portabello. Did you know shitake is great brain food ???? besides being yummy in anything savory ! Especially,...
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