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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,510
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Labrador...

Thanks, that was a kick-ass sail that day, along a magnificent coastline... But I sure was glad I was sailing a boat with inline shrouds, a set of deeply swept spreaders would have made that sail...
Forum: Destinations   2 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By JonEisberg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 636
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: An incredible sail

EXACTLY, very nicely stated... I was just about to reply to scratchee's original post, agreeing that it sounded like a wonderful evening on the water... Hell, any time you combine kids, on a boat...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

And, it's exactly the reason I repeatedly assert (ad nauseum to some, no doubt ;-)) that the suitability of a particular boat has precious little to do with the BRAND, and everything to do with its...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

I'm sure they do, as well....

If that were the case, however, don't you think one of the crew would have NOTICED such an impact? And that Oyster would have at least MENTIONED that in their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Where did you route your furler line?

Actually, there's only one way to go... ;-)

Back along the rail to a ratchet/turning block aft of wherever your position will be when furling the sail - the key to trouble-free furling, IMHO... A...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

I was amused by the assertion that "the possibility of impact with an underwater object propagating structural failure has not been ruled out..." Well, I'll bet if you spoke with any of the crew...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

I dunno, I'm not so sure I'd want to go to sea on a Hunter that had just had her length "extended" by 10%, either...

;-)

And for all those who may think Oyster has done an exemplary job of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

It's already been referred to earlier, but I've always thought it was a shame that Don Casey & Lew Hackler's excellent SENSIBLE CRUISING: THE THOREAU APPROACH has never gained a wider readership......
Forum: Bristol   2 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,084
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

Agree completely... For such a cruise, a gas engine would definitely be a deal-breaker, for me...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Liveaboard in the Maritimes

A few winters ago down in Staniel Cay, I met a couple from St John's who sailed a BCC... They were among many who helped out the Trowbridge family when they showed up to winter over in NFLD...

I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Obviously, I'm in full agreement with that point of view... But as always with these sorts of discussions, the virtual impossibility of agreement on such relative notions of "comfort", or...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

However, I won't be holding my breath for further news on this one... ;-)

Is no one else struck by the total absence of news or other reporting on this event? Virtually new multi-million dollar...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Liveaboard in the Maritimes

The family aboard PRECIPICE wintered in the tiny harbor of Quidi Vidi near St John's, about 6 years or so ago, if memory serves, before transiting the NW Passage the following summer... Poke around...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Aw, c'mon, man... I've 'contributed' my fair share to this thread, aren't I entitled to have a bit of fun, as well?

;-))
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 18,304
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Florida is at it again

I would imagine even the good folks at WalMart might take action, if the RV equivalent of this was sitting in one of their lots, for years on end...

;-)

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 18,304
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Florida is at it again

This doesn't really surprise me, seemed just a matter of time...

I was last in the area south of Venetian Causeway 3 winters ago, though I always prefer to anchor by myself out closer to Monument...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Erie Canal electronic charts

I just ran the canal last week, this plotter was loaded with Navionics, if memory serves...

Hopefully, you'll manage to find your way without relying too heavily on your chartplotter...

:-)

...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Good, I'll go with the one that you're unable to point to anyone here who is actually "against being comfortable on a boat..."

You're free to correct me if that assumption is mistaken, of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 18,304
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Florida is at it again

Here's a very distressing development in the situation regarding the anchorage in Miami Beach, and shore access in the vicinity of Collins Canal...

This has always been one of my favorite spots in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

So, then, would I also be mistaken in assuming you can point to any specific posts/posters in this thread who are "against being comfortable on the boat...", or arguing that "living on a boat has to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Not to mention, one aspect of all this that many aspiring cruisers fitting out their Dream Boats to have all the self-contained comforts of home might tend to overlook...

Having to attend to a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Assuming yours is in response to bubblehead's post, I always wonder how anyone can so grossly misinterpret the point he and others have been trying to make...

;-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

EXACTLY...

I've always thought their article on the decisions made in fitting out HAWK was one of the best ever written on the subject...

http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/Leftoff.pdf

Alanr77...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,079
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

I CAN, actually... I've been in the yacht delivery business for most of my adult life, after all, and I often have the 'pleasure' of having to deal with much of that nice "tech"... :-)

One of the...
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