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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-20-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

well. i think this bit of insightful sarcasm about sums the whole thing up in a nutshell:

once you become a grumpy old fart, and anything with a sense of lightheartedness and joy is a thing to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

the thread has actually proven no such thing. it only proved that a larger number of the people who chose to respond thought it was lame. there is no telling what the rest of the world actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-10-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

actually, unlike the other courts in the country, the supreme court's actual job is to rule on constitutionality. it's their part in our three part government.

-the legislative branch passes laws...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

what are you guys doing? vying for most awesome quote?

love it.

side note:

actually, there is a point about majority rules that many people on both sides of the political spectrum seem to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

ok. this is my very favorite post. classically awesome.

reminds me of a song by the Kingston Trio

http://youtu.be/bp6dsKleGpU
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,644
Posted By captain jack
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

that's a good question. one that i can't answer. but a lot of people make a living that way. the guy who does natesvlogs does it as his sole employment (not a sailing vlog but one i know about). i do...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,644
Posted By captain jack
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

a few points.

a) i agree about the eventual collapse of the global economy...at least as it exists, now. however...

b) the myth of us running out of oil anyday now (which has been a myth ever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

how horrible! you let your children celebrate the murderous scum that stole and plundered and looked and killed (without the justification of support from a recognized government body).oh the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-28-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 6,979
Posted By captain jack
Re: Building or buying a 30ft cruiser

that's pretty much the case in any thread where there is the possibility of more than one opinion:laugher
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-31-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 15,661
Posted By captain jack
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

and, when you swallow this pill it somhow keeps your outside clean from inside? what will science come up with next:D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 13,742
Posted By captain jack
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

it depends on the boat. as a rule, dinghies prefer to be sailed flatter than keel boats. according to mr Lapworth, the designer, my boat (cal 27) is better sailed flatter "like a big dinghy".

one...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,727
Posted By captain jack
Re: Boat Sitting - Is it really an outrageous proposition?

to the OP: you shouldn't be too surprised at all the fairly negative responses. while nature really abhors uniformity, mankind absolutely adores it. note that people love yards of nothing but grass...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-25-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,287
Posted By captain jack
Re: Near disasterous first sail

i always worry about dropping tools overboard. when working on the boat, i keep a piece of light line handy and tie it to the tooll and the other end of it to my wrist. haven't dropped any tools,...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-13-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 49,715
Posted By captain jack
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

well, i , personally, think that, living in a country that is very much a welfare state...where we are willing to carry people without their having to even try to work or control their birth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,645
Posted By captain jack
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

you really should read the sagas. you'd find it very interesting. they did, indeed, get around. there was a lot of travel between the three main scandinavian countries and their settlements,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,645
Posted By captain jack
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

exactly. the original post was obviously a sincere post made after reading an interesting fact in a book, by a respected publisher. there was absolutely no reason for the abusive attacks on the OP....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2014
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,344
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Swallows and Amazons Dinghy sails on the River Thames - YouTube


you may like this, then. ignore the old guy. he's a mixture of useful info and misinformation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,183
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

thanks :)

Beowulf text and translation by John Porter published by Anglo-Saxon books, is a really good facing page translation. quite litteral. recently, a new translation of it hit the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,183
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

that always sounds so like a stanza from Beowulf:


Oft Scyld Scefing scea■ena ■reatum,

monegum mŠg■um, meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas. Sy­­an Šrest wear­ ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,183
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

SAILING THE TEST BOATS FOR THE DRAGON HARALD FAIRHAIR - YouTube

while on the subject of longships, i thought you guys might like this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,183
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

the first movie wasn't that bad. i was disappointed about bombadil and a little disapproving of his portrayal of aragorn and frodo. however, i left the theater excited and waiting for the next two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 14,358
Posted By captain jack
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

i can give you some insight about this. first, any weight above the waterline counts as a negative. it raises the CG. keeping it as low as possible, and even using it as moveable ballast, does help,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 6,074
Posted By captain jack
Re: why so long?

manatee suggested that in post#67 and i responded in post#69.

in an of itself, the suggestion holds merit. in this particular case, the design of the boat would make such a suggestion unworkable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 6,082
Posted By captain jack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 6,082
Posted By captain jack
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

wow dude :laugher that's a fred sanford moment if i ever saw one. i think you mean:

it's not the size of the boat
it's the motion of the ocean
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