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Search: Posts Made By: drsutton
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By drsutton
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

Laying a board between opposing settees would work on my Helms 27. But, where to stow the board when not in use?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,828
Posted By drsutton
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Forgot the pics. Sorry about that. Once again, these companionway doors were fabricated at a local plastic shop. Material is the same as seaboard except cheaper. Previous board channels were removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,828
Posted By drsutton
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

had these companionway doors fabricated at a plastic shop. Material is the same as starboard except cheaper. replaced board channels with same material.. All materials including hardware about $125
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 7,279
Posted By drsutton
Re: Making Companionway Doors

Just finished these about a month ago.. What a relief to not chase down companion boards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,540
Posted By drsutton
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Number 2 in my previous post should read block.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 5,540
Posted By drsutton
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

This process has worked for me every time.
1. Stow anchor end/near cockpit.
2. Run rode outside all lines through **** on bow.
3. Continue rode back across foredeck to cabin mounted clutch.
4....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,225
Posted By drsutton
Re: Concussions

Dear Brian,
Thank you for your post. It reminds me of the old saying that learning begins after you've been exposed to learning. As a retired neuropsychologist specializing in tramatic brain injury...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By drsutton
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

Not everyone hates their job. I loved mine. I started my career at age 29 in 1964 and retired at age 76. It was the right choice for me. Started sailing at 15 and still at it. In between I learned...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By drsutton
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Attach the whisper pole to the jib sheet or the clue? Use a topping lift or not? Opinions vary are all over the map each with their own rationale. Some make sense while others are stretch. How...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 10,195
Posted By drsutton
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Your comment begs for a conjunction to replace the pocessive. Grammer 101.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 10,316
Posted By drsutton
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

There are those who consider lake sailing beneith their station in life, but there is much to be said for year 'round sailing on Lake Norman, NC.
Bill Sutton
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,041
Posted By drsutton
Re: Do you think there's a philosophical aspect to sailing

I believe the experience is more spiritual than philosophical.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-12-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By drsutton
Re: Just Do It--You're Not Getting Any Younger

The title of this thread reveals a long-standing myth that age alone should be the determining factor and whether to sail or not. A more accurate title might have been "Are you healthy enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,362
Posted By drsutton
Re: When is too old & health dependent to learn to sail

At 78 (79 in 19 days) I moved up to a Helms 27 and spent the first 4 months leaning to feel comfortable solo sailing it. Time well worth investing. Learned my strengths and limitations and now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By drsutton
Re: Dual Backstays

I have the same split back stay on my Helms 27.. My problem is I keep banging in my head into the stay while sitting behind the wheel. Is there a way of adjusting the back stay at the "Y" that allows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By drsutton
Re: Me, My Boat, and Eleven - Whatís Going On?

On the contrary, there are many examples in history where erroneous beliefs bring enormous heartache, injury and death to others. Re: my religion is better than yours and by virtue of my birth, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By drsutton
Re: Me, My Boat, and Eleven - Whatís Going On?

I never fail to be amazed and amused how people's beliefs trump science. Or, give someone enough correlations and an apparent cause will emerge.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By drsutton
Re: Me, My Boat, and Eleven - Whatís Going On?

Ihere's nothing to understand about numerology. It'ssimply straightforward superstition.
Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,261
Posted By drsutton
Re: Do you clear the snow from your boat?

What is snow?
Bill in NC.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,333
Posted By drsutton
Re: How much wind is too much for you?

When fun turns to hard work I draw the line. How experienced is my crew? What is the visibility? Is it raining? Is it snowing? How managabe are the sails? I guess the short answer is it all depends.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,929
Posted By drsutton
Re: Heaving-To

Heaving to with one sail - main or head - works well, depending on your boat. I routinely heave to with just my head sail on my Helms 27.
Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,279
Posted By drsutton
Re: Making Companionway Doors

My thoughts about companionway doors made from drop boards is very straightforward. Glue up the boards, seperate by cutting down the center, attach hinges and mound. Since the drop boards already fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,279
Posted By drsutton
Re: Making Companionway Doors

I'm considering converting my companionway boards to doors. Has anyone done this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,279
Posted By drsutton
Re: Making Companionway Doors

has anyone tried fabricating companionway doors with louvered shutters?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,288
Posted By drsutton
Re: Booze, PFDs and Sailing with non-sailor friends

one more thing. If I'm the only sailor on board, I instruct someone what to do if I happen to fall in the water. Although unlikely, someone needs to know how to head into the wind, drop the sails,...
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