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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By tweitz
Re: slip vs. mooring

Enjoy your choice Barry. As always, there are a lot of differences beyond just mooring versus slip. if the slip is easily accessible and easy to approach with the boat, that is great. If the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 16,190
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Cheapskate that I am, I still have always felt the investment of a hundred bucks or so on a hand held is well worthwhile. My setup was a handheld plus the masthead VHF. I always monitored the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 16,190
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I saw the comment that said that some of the boats were monitoring the race committee channel and did not hear the weather. Every modern VHF I have seen is capable of getting weather alerts from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 16,190
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

What the video does not convey at all is the movement of the boat. I suspect that the whoops that we heard were the result of the sudden motions, which produce reactions like those on a roller...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By tweitz
Re: Groton CT to Branford CT

As we all talked about Eldridge's, I just want to mention that what we were all talking about is tidal current, not tide. I have noticed a lot of new (and some old) sailors get the two confused. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 16,190
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

For Nancy's question: Unfortunately, while it might seem that the wind and waves will come from the same direction, that is often not the case. Especially when there is a squall line like the one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 304
Views: 16,190
Posted By tweitz
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

While we should try to learn lessons from any incident of this kind, we can't learn lessons until we learns some facts. That will take a couple of days at least. In fact, Fox News report in one of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,954
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single handed docking...

All good advice. Especially easy on the home dock, where you can set everything up a you wish. Two notes: I actually find it easier singlehanded by myself than with non participating crew. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By tweitz
Re: Confession time...

Slightly off topic, but Dale, how did you get those incredible videos?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,075
Posted By tweitz
Re: Diamond in the rough?

I was thinking of buying it, spending a week or two scraping the deck and then setting off for Australia before the winter is over. I thought I would wait for a storm to give me a little extra push....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,965
Posted By tweitz
Greatest fear?

Someone on board having a heart attack or other medical emergency on board. Even at our dock we are a long way from a hospital, and at sea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

That Beluga is very cool. They always look like they are smiling.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By tweitz
Re: Loud hailer/foghorn/PA?

I debated putting in a speaker when I got my new VHF with loud hailing and fog horn capability. Still thinking about it, but I was not sure where I could put it for an easy mounting and fully out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,762
Posted By tweitz
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My latest favorite gadget is my Standard horizon VHF with built in AIS. I love checking out boats or ships that I see and instantly having all the info on the vessel, its course and speed, at my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 203,619
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Our set up does not have a sail drive, but a conventional rudder shaft. Although the twin rudders don't get much prop wash, there is definitely prop walk, to starboard forward, and considerably more...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-15-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,275
Posted By tweitz
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

I have a chartplotter mounted on the binnacle with an internal antenna, and have used a backup portable GPS in the cabin for years. Always got a perfect GPS signal.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 203,619
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the twin rudder portion of the thread -- my Beneteau 323 had a twin rudder for a very good reason, unrelated to any of the speculation. it is a keel/centerboard version, which enables very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 203,619
Posted By tweitz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all of the talk about rudder failures, I am curious what people think of twin rudder designs. Obviously if something comes off in such a way that it crashes around or causes a hole in the boat,...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos   01-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By tweitz
Re: Has Smack seen this one?

For those who doubt how hard it is to recover a man overboard, imagine trying to get someone who is exhausted back aboard on a boat with that design. It is hard for me to understand why someone who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,411
Posted By tweitz
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Never took any of the formal ASA type courses on a boat. But as a kid I sailed about once a year with some cousins, who gave me some clue as to what was going on, and I got the bug. Then, in my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By tweitz
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

We tried the astroturf trick. When it didn't work, I decided that she needed the smell of some pee on it to get the idea. I think my neighbor was ready to call the asylum when he saw me walking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,359
Posted By tweitz
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My lines are all led to the cockpit, but the main sheet is at the forward end, so when I am behind the wheel, I can't reach it instantly. In puffy weather I will lead the traveler lines back to the...
Forum: Beneteau   12-09-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 9,624
Posted By tweitz
Beneteau Halts Production?

When I bought my new Beneteau, I went to see it while it was still on the trailer on which it arrived. Not that unusual to see it right away. There was a fair amount of work for the dealer --...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 18,367
Posted By tweitz
Re: Boat sank at the dock

So sorry to hear of your situation. I can sympathize because I had a similar situation earlier this year. After being launched by the yard, out boat partially sank at the dock overnight. it turned...
Forum: Islander   11-20-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 3,273
Posted By tweitz
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