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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,722
Posted By MadBassett
Why a ketch?

A ketch keeps its sail area lower, resulting in less heel for equal force. The trade off for this lower aspect is generally lesser closed-hauled performance, though ketch owners will argue against...
Forum: Provisioning   05-11-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 5,627
Posted By MadBassett
Basic Staples ???

Don't forget a good supply of Airborne, our Great Lakes' weather makes for ill sailors.
Dehydrated fruit
Beef jerky (or venison, mmmm)
English baked beans
Tuna
Candy (good foul weather item)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2012
Replies: 439
Views: 58,848
Posted By MadBassett
How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

I'm a 31 year old teenager.
I had a sunfish starting at 10 years old, and my first Boston Whaler at 14 (my best friend and me purchased). I have only been sailing keelboats for a couple of years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By MadBassett
Issues with heaving-to

I think you need to furl in the jib more. Keep it on the weather sheet, but take it in some. That should let the main point you up a bit more.

A
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,068
Posted By MadBassett
What is your End Game?

'End game' implies a cease of action or a final, unchangeable state. What happened to the glory of mid-game?
I am too young yet to say that I'll never stop moving, but too old to think that life is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By MadBassett
Turbo charged diesel

Turbocharging of smaller marine diesels seems such a waste to me. Especially when considering how sailboat power plants are located and housed. Even with plenty of cool water available, heat soak...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-20-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By MadBassett
Available in the Great Lakes

Hello,
I am looking for any new opportunities to crew around the Great Lakes. I am based just NW of the Detroit area, but I tend to have large chunks of free time for sailing, and so quite willing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-26-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By MadBassett
Getting underway!

Hello, Adrian Bassett here.
I grew up, and now live on a smaller inland lake in S.E. lower Michigan. I am an experienced boater, but nearly all my history is with power vessels. I've never sailed...
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