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Search: Posts Made By: JeffC_
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By JeffC_
If You're Relying on Luck

Maybe you oughtn't go sailing.

Neptune, Poseidon, the Sirens, etc. do not really exist. Just get to the heat gun and get it over with.


Sorry for that burst of rationality. It happens from...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-06-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 4,631
Posted By JeffC_
Gary, You're Right

The term is "wearing ship." Thank you for the correction.

I must be using the term incorrectly. The technique I'm describing tacks to avoid a gybe; you describe the opposite.

And I agree, sea...
Forum: Provisioning 03-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,243
Posted By JeffC_
For preserving in oil: make sure it's a harder...

For preserving in oil: make sure it's a harder cheese. Softer cheeses will go "gooey" in oil.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-04-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 4,631
Posted By JeffC_
Thumbs up Queen, The so-called "chicken gybe" is...

Queen,

The so-called "chicken gybe" is another term for wearing sail, the manuever whereby an actual gybe is avoided by turing into the wind, across the eye of the wind, and then easing onto the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-06-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By JeffC_
TheSailingChannel.Com

Subscribed via iTunes, & got the whole pod-dump of archived ''casts from the (Miami?) boat show. Watched the interview w/ Latts & Atts Bob Bitchin. Mildly entertaining.

Right now, they''re all...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-31-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By JeffC_
sailors in the Los Angeles Area

Just stumbled on this today.

Laurel, do you have a boat of your own, what make is she and how big? And where is she?

I''m in your area and might be interested.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By JeffC_
ebay

Solid advice.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-08-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By JeffC_
Raising sail alone

There are a couple of different ways to do this, but most of it is preference: what works effeciently considering your boat/equipment. Here''s what has worked for me:
<ol><li>Being singlehanded...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,282
Posted By JeffC_
34'''' - 38'''' Coastal Cruiser - My wants vs. my needs.

Richard, Robert, Roland, or _____________,

This is a great post, and sure to draw much thoughtful comment, esp. since you have already started doing your homework.

However, Sailnet is currently...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By JeffC_
GHOST SHIP

<h1><b>BOO!!</b></h1>




Har, har, har.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-02-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By JeffC_
Raising sail alone

Hey, Hoser,

A small Danforth''s light weight and flat profile make it the preferred choice for making your way forward along those tiny weather decks without fouling the anchor on your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By JeffC_
If Sailnet is dead, why is this here?

Jeff, when a car crashes through the guardrail and overturns, the wheels will keep spinning for a little while.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-24-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 3,374
Posted By JeffC_
oil slick calming seas

Only in places you love you life.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,353
Posted By JeffC_
Raising sail alone

Da,

Some sails are attached to the mast by a series of (usually plastic) slides that are sewn to the luff of the sail and run up the mast groove (kind of like hanks on a headsail). But on many...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-19-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By JeffC_
cool site

A stealth advertisement?
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-18-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By JeffC_
Light air technique

I found a Cruising World article <a href="http://www.cruisingworld.com/article.jsp?ID=201823&typeID=396&catID=568">here</a href> that might be helpful. It speaks less about sail choice and more about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 18,583
Posted By JeffC_
the concept of unsinkable yachts

Sorry, John: my post comes off reading kind of harsh, doesn''t it? That wasn''t my intention.

And I certainly wasn''t trying to school you about James Baldwin. I was just talking to the wind....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-15-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 6,680
Posted By JeffC_
Safety Harnesses

This appeard on my news server today:

Jul 15, 12:19 PM (ET)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - The Canadian Coast Guard rescued a woman who floated 15 kilometers (9 miles) across the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 18,583
Posted By JeffC_
the concept of unsinkable yachts

John, if you''d read the article you linked, you could tell it''s not the same text.

The (allegedly) de Plessis article considers the idea of watertight compartments; Baldwin''s article is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By JeffC_
Why spend thousands for electric winches?

An electric winch is understandable; they certainly have extended many a sailor''s life on the water.<P>But this gizmo seems to be an inefficient way to motorize a winch. It requires an inverter to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-13-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 6,680
Posted By JeffC_
Safety Harnesses

Westhaven posted:<blockquote><font color="red">Also I always sail with a "Wichard" knife hung around my neck as a precaution.</font color></blockquote>Reading this made me shiver. I think it''s...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By JeffC_
will you be a transvesselite one day?

Okay, went there. Here''s my summary: aging sailors are moving to powerboats.

The money quotes:
<blockquote><font color="brown">"Forget "the thrill of the wind through the hair," he says. He...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 6,763
Posted By JeffC_
Best Hull type?

''navigator, although I can see it''s too late: the right place for your handbills is the <font color="green">Crew Wanted</font color> forum on this site.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-08-2005
Replies: 9
Views: 4,154
Posted By JeffC_
Skookum 34

Found one <a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-08-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 18,583
Posted By JeffC_
the concept of unsinkable yachts

Whoosh posted:<blockquote>''Unsinkable'' boats are not UNcatastrophic Event boats, and so a fire may still require the crew to abandon the boat...but thatīs a small portion of the issues faced by an...
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