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Search: Posts Made By: jmallett
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 11,068
Posted By jmallett
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

Racing one of the slowest forms of transportation invented and winning by 5 seconds after a 3 hour race
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 5,397
Posted By jmallett
Re: Wife won't retire with me....

You're lucky. Mine won't go to work :-)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By jmallett
Re: What is this large bronze part?

It looks like a stem reinforcement from a wooden boat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,647
Posted By jmallett
Re: Tip of the Iceberg?

OK, so the arrmchair politicians have usurped this thread as just another place to spout rhetoric.
I came here to read about and discuss sailing. As soon as you descend into your personal theory of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,647
Posted By jmallett
Re: Tip of the Iceberg?

The requirement to pay would result in substantial legal battles after the event in order to asses the "true" culprit:
- was the weather forecaster to blame ?
- how about the equipment or sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By jmallett
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Here is another article which may help. It explains how GPS finds direction. Because sail boats move at a slow speed (unless you are on an America's Cup team!) and because the current can be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By jmallett
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

You may also want to read the following article
www dot ritchienavigation dot com/docs/ESRitchieLR dot pdf

It illustrates well the problem with GPS units when your speed over the ground is low...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By jmallett
Re: Near-shore tide what to expect. "Need some Guidance"

Consult Eldridge's Tide and Pilot book
www dot landfallnavigation dot com/-bp002 dot html

I am not familliar with that section of the coast (mostly I sail in New England) but Eldridge covers the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-14-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By jmallett
Re: Is the halyard the only support for the boom

On small boats an additional option is a boom crutch. There are various ways to rig these but most are set up inj the cockpit and stand about the same hieght as the boom would be when properly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By jmallett
Re: Calling All Sail-Math Wizards

It could be what's called a blooper or spanker.
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