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Search: Posts Made By: outbound
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,030
Posted By outbound
Re: Sailing Hallucinations on long sails

Sleep is an obligate function. Beyond effects on cognition and mood it impacts all your hormonal releases and immune functions. Some say, I believe with good reason, solo sailors are degrading their...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By outbound
Re: 18 months until we walk the plank

Congrads- A lot to think about and arrange. I'm "walking the plank in 90d. Took all of 2yrs. to get everything arranged and still at it. Don't know your business or background but for me/wife it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By outbound
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

Interesting how much drag even a thin line will produce . They make a simple wedge fitting to put just in front of rudder . Some sharpen leading edge . Personally haven't done it but have cutter on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,921
Posted By outbound
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

She owns a fine boat. She's done some homework .she has limited time to be on the water. This is much like what my wife is going through.
Step one - get rid of fear. Had her sail with me through one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 1,475
Posted By outbound
Re: financing a boat

Essex was not helpful to me. I'll send you a pm for a loan broker. She shopped it for me and came in significantly lower with much better terms.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By outbound
Re: First Bottom Job

Need to check with your yard as well. Stuff is very toxic.Due state or federal law they may not allow wet sanding unless effluvium is collected and properly disposed of. In our local yards you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 1,527
Views: 75,043
Posted By outbound
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Sure wish you guys went back to concrete suggestions. Some were great and I learned a lot. One of the reasons some folks on the 3k/m are on the 3k/m thread is they respect and learn from all those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,229
Posted By outbound
Re: Sleeping preference?

You only need to unsnap the ones near the boards edges. For the forward queen a non issue as the whole thing lifts on hydraulic cylinders. For the aft quarter berth just don't snap together where the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By outbound
Re: Little Maid of Kent (Atkins & Co) Plans

Denise he's in love with one of the prettiest boats ever drawn. Maybe he can chat up a local boat builder and get a sense of the expense and labor involved. Perhaps he can serve as the gofer/second...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By outbound
Re: Securing Drop Boards in place? Ideas?

Some races require drop boards be secured.easy way is to mount line stoppers inside and out at base of companion way and run length of bungee between them. That way can disconnect from either side...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2013
Replies: 4,529
Views: 227,314
Posted By outbound
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Lou take a look at the etap line. A Belgian builder that just went under last year I believe. Still see a lot of their boats around.especially a 39' ' version. They developed a 46 but I never saw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 39,870
Posted By outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

By 1995 I had done multiple Marion/Bermuda and a Newport Bermuda race as well as several passages to Caribbean. But then in 2002 stopped sailing for 8yrs. The world has changed in those 8yrs. Before...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By outbound
Re: Running Speed vs Close-Hauled Speed

Might want to look into downloading a sailing polar for your boat. It will give you a fairly good idea if you are sailing your boat up to it's potential. It is always better to compete with yourself...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-24-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By outbound
Re: How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

TJC- Sorry if you thought I was disparaging racing. Think it's an important way to learn to sail as it allows immediate feedback which sailing on your own does not. It's a fun way to learn as well....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,910
Posted By outbound
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

wicked cool boat. ?what kind of steering do you have
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,899
Posted By outbound
Re: Interior Lighting Upgrades

Hi- they are LOPOLIGHTS- made in Norway. Port Supply and euromarine traders in Newport, R.I. have them.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-22-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,972
Posted By outbound
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

Chef got to accept your experience with your boat(s). Never had e-z jacks but have had several boats with lazy jacks and tried 3 and 4 leg systems on one as it gave me trouble. Current boat has mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,195
Posted By outbound
Re: What are the costs of owning a sailboat minus the boat itself?

Having just gone though this exercise in detail other things to consider.
Consumables- fuel,water, and food will be different if you stay in one place versus truly cruising. You will not know the...
Forum: Boat Reviews 05-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,460
Posted By outbound
Re: Cape Dory 25 vs Oday 25 maybe vs Cat 25

Had a CD as one of my first boats. Before Robinhood took all the CD tooling up to Maine they were made in the town next door. Things that favor CD and all Carl Alberg designs are they are strong...
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