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Search: Posts Made By: ajoliver
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Finally sailed the Detroit River off Belle Isle

I'd like to invite you to visit the Sandusky Sailing Club on our easy-to-sail Bay. Just tell 'em past commodore Skip sent ya. :) We have members from Ann Arbor, Cincinnati & Pittsburgh - among...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Happy Canada Day...

Darn nice country ya got there. Love to sail over to your "tropics" - i.e., Pelee Island.
I was a (1813) Battle of Lake Erie reenactor last summer.
To bad you guys did not win that round -...
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Crewed for the first time yesterday - wow!

Good one "Dod" - and I have also been the butt of other jokes, like when people ask when I'm going to add elbow pads and a crash helmut to my sailing attire. Hmmmm, do ya think . . . . ?
Forum: Racing 06-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,377
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Crewed for the first time yesterday - wow!

We took a newbie with us last night racing Jib & Main on Sandusky Bay aboard my S2 7.9. I think he had fun - esp. since we won majorly.
We always seem to do better when we take a newbie along -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 1,049
Views: 234,684
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Sandusky Bay, Ohiohttp://file:///C:/Users/arnold/Downloads/sunset%20'13.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Canada Cruising Permits for US Boats

On a related issue, do not fail to check in with Canadian customs, or head directly to a port of entry and check in there, any time you enter Canadian waters. $ 1,000 fine if you do not.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,322
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

This post is quite mis-informed . . Spelling & grammar need some work too . .
" oh and venezuela is not my favorite sailing spot in near future as they ar e being revolutionized...many peiople...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,049
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Getting into sailing

Yup, there are folks who would really rather work on a boat than sail it. I am not one of them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-04-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 5,094
Posted By ajoliver
Re: A survey is not poetry

Another issue with surveys is the romantic rose-colored glasses that some buyers have which prevent them from fully grasping the importance of the flaws that are revealed. In my case, although the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,430
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Why do skippers yell?

And, um, also because some sailors (not just racers) are
Narcissistic Psychos
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,430
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Why do skippers yell?

Well, you could do it this way . .
"3. yelling, derogatory or gratuitous abuse - drink their beer at the end of the day and never sail with them again"
But at one of our Club regattas, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,859
Posted By ajoliver
Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

Good advice - about the only thing I would add is to securely close/lock the lazarette latches. If you get a big, big puff and are knocked down, and if your boat is like mine (S2 7.9), it will sink...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-13-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,119
Posted By ajoliver
Re: stabilizing the boat?

Agree that the FJ is not for you. But if you do keep it, flotation to the mast head is a good safety mod. Yes, you will totally get wet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Caught running aground

the "less patient yacht" could have come up behind the folk boat VERY SLOWLY and offered a tow. I hope he's still stuck in the mud.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By ajoliver
Re: The Girls/Ladies Scrubbing Boats (GSB) Thread!!

To be fair, she cleans the house way more than I do . .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Prices

It's worth it to pay somewhat more for a boat that is in good or excellent shape. You can't believe the time and money required to bring a "beater" (car talk?) up to sailing ready condition. Double...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 2,748
Posted By ajoliver
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

To You All -
I'll be right over !!
But seriously, check out Great Lakes (CLE) beers - best IPA's around.
And Chilean Carmonere . .
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By ajoliver
Re: what are the best resources to find used sailboats

Also be sure to check out the class association web sites for the boats that interest you - there you will find VALUABLE info on what to watch out for . .
If you want to actually do some sailing...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2013
Replies: 78
Views: 4,877
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Slow Racing or Fast Cruising?

We invariably race more successfully when we take along a newbie or other guest. I calls it the "karma factor". Try it !!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-13-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Crew available for weekends - Lake Erie

The Sandusky Sailing Club has adult learn to sail going on during the weekends. See website. You could also just drop in on Sunday afternoons - not too hard to catch a ride. I'd offer you a ride...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,332
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Know the rules!

I'd go further. The only sensible approach to take on the water is the same one to take while driving - that they're all trying to kill you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Weather helm and Weight

Don't know about Bendy-Toes, but for some boats weather helm can be greatly reduced (and pointing much improved) by raking the mast farther aft. I know this seems counter-intuitive (shouldn't more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,389
Posted By ajoliver
Re: Hat recommendations

Don't take this lightly - like I did before I developed a bunch of skin cancers. They cut on me again three days ago for yet another biopsy. Wear a good hat. Pay attention to sun exposure. Use...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-07-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,790
Posted By ajoliver
Re: munich member to this forum

The Bavarians were incredibly kind to me when I was in the Freistadt as a callow youth in the US Army around 1970. If you ever get to the Great Lakes, stop by for a sail. I'm gonna splash my S2 7.9...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By ajoliver
Re: What is the lightest wind I can sail in?

For light air lots of folks also use very light genoa sheets - big fat strong ones weigh enough to adversely affect sail shape. Same goes for spin sheets.
It's fun and challenging to sail and...
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