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Search: Posts Made By: Uricanejack
Forum: Chartering 6 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,272
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Making experienced sailors/boat owners get an ASA 104 to charter

If I remember correctly. Joshua Slocum, was a US Master Mariner. had served as Master of several US merchant ships.
I can't recall why he left this life and chose to sail away by himself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Need advice for autopilot

I would like some advice on the same topic.
I don't have an auto pilot. my budget does not extend to wind vanes and probably not to a under deck pilot.

My Boats a C&C 35 111. Is the raymarine...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing definitions

I donít think there are any specific definitions. The terms have just grown into common usage becoming part of the language of sailing.

The RYA. Have specific minimum requirements for a voyage to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: recommendation, Puget Sound sailing instructor, Puget Sound area

Your best bet would be to contact a sailing school based in the local area you intend to keep your boat in. and arrange a private course. or just join the regular course.

I know cooper boating van...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

Happy thanks giving. my turkey is in the oven.as well
Just giving a method not a specific answer to the question. though I did not mention the nessesary steps of time speed and distance.

In...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,303
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: need help my brain is toast

Transits for compass error.

The simplest way to use a transit to figure out the compass error is to steer directly on the transit.
Not always convenient.

The true bearing of the transit can be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,392
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Tempest Jackdale last question

Hi Just cant quite see things well enough to give you the answer.

I can tell you a good method to figure it out though.

First always work in true on the chart. If you try to work in both you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Chart and Compass Reading

I usually find I agree with Mr Jackdales comments.

Not this time.

The PNW is a lovely sheltered relatively easy area to sail.
You can go from Victoria to Port Hardy without leaving sheltered...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,512
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: ASA Course test

Lets see. Its a voluntary basic entry level course.
I does not officially qualify anyone to do anything.

Itís a practical course where you gain both knowledge and experience by doing.

The real...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 3,410
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I'll make it simple
sounder required? No
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Crew available on the West Coast area

October, November cold wet might be windy.
Whats your current location. Port Angels or further south.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,349
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: When Do You Reef?

C&C 35
About the same. I tend to reef first. I point better with 1 reef than with a furled jib
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Keep a listening watch on CH 11. 12 if further North 5a and 13 south of the border.
You will hear them call in unfortunatly they do a lot of thier own comunication on a private channel. MCTS will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,498
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Just a question or two for the OP.

I noted you instructed in the millitry and aviation.

Are you contemplating becoming a recreational Sailing Instructor?

Are you contemplating instruction...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,498
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

First. I don’t fit your profile. For me its not only been over 15 years. But I’ve done both.
Learning first by experience. Having been a motor boater most of my life.
Started sailing on a sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Lovely pictures, I made it to a few of those destinations myself this year and a quite a few more I've still to see
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,233
Posted By Uricanejack
Forum: C & C 08-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: c&c 35 mk3

On mine the Ice box is drained via a small hand pump and hose to the sink.
I dont think there are any through hulls in the general area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Is it okay to pee in the ocean?

I like watching the Phosphoresance.
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 08-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

Well I went to Vancouver. Arrived about 2000. Tried to call the wellcome center.
The Phone No no longer in service. Maybe I should by this years waggoner.
False Creek was packed Ram Jam full.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: RYA courses, how difficult are they, advice needed

None of them are difficult.

It depends what you want to get out of it.
personaly I would recomend day skipper without bothering with the more basic copetant crew.
Is the RYAthe best for you?...
Forum: Chartering 06-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,693
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Charter fleet ownership

In reality it just doesn't make sense no matter how you look at it. I considered putting a boat in with both the moorings and sunsail programs.
I thought the longer Caribbean seasons would make it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,012
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Pre-sail/Safety Checklist???

I don’t have any actual check list’s for my boat.
I used to fly as a PPL so was quite familiar with the concept. I think I still have one for a 152.
My sailing varies depending upon who with.
In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Uricanejack
Life raft stowage.

I have an older C&C 35 Mk 111.

I bought a life raft for her as I was sailing up the west coast and thought it might make my wife a little happier to know we had one with us.

I ended up buying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,259
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

Yes.

A simple statement of fact.

Lots of people muddle by just fine without. Doesn't change the simple fact.

Old salts do not necessarily make good instructors.
Some of the best instructors...
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