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Search: Posts Made By: FlyingJunior
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-18-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,372
Posted By FlyingJunior
Does a sailboat need a travler?

Yes, I think mostly what I gleaned from this thread is that a traveler gives more leverage in moving the boom to the centerline, as it's horizontal, vs the mainsheet which operates more vertically. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,372
Posted By FlyingJunior
Does a sailboat need a travler?

Hot coffee, rum, cat to pet, a smoke, and a beautiful woman on the boat - who cares about a traveler ?!
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-17-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,372
Posted By FlyingJunior
Does a sailboat need a travler?

I appreciate all zephyrs great advice - it all seems spot on (enough) to me. Especially the part about the rum. More than one way to skin a cat (sorry, couldn't help that one!)
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,372
Posted By FlyingJunior
Does a sailboat need a travler?

Interesting. I always heard - lash tiller to leeward, backwind jib, let main luff (?). Rudder and jib fighting forces(canceling each other out).

Thoughts?
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,372
Posted By FlyingJunior
Does a sailboat need a travler?

svzephyr- I think I just learned more in 5 minutes, reading your post, than I have in my last 50 hours on the water. Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,539
Posted By FlyingJunior
New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

JimMcGee - 40ft = 480 inches

At 2.5% stretch, that = 12 inches. You forgot to convert feet to inches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

Uh, "borrowed" is the first word of the first post in this thread ;-b. No worries.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

I agree 100% with capecodda and tempest. You guys have a clear understanding of my predicament. There is absolutely no good reason to TRY some unfamiliar maneuver that may or may not work, with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

I think the smartest move here would have been to anchor adjacent to the slip and swim a line to the dock/slip and pull 'er in. I realize sailors in days of yore would NEVER swim (didn't know how),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

Thanks for all the responses. Don't mean to offend, and it's POSSIBLE I could have docked it "hot docked", and I've done it before in a 25' Hunter, but that was a solo dock on bigger water. Perhaps...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

Thanks for all the replies. I'm pretty confident I could do it in a dinghy sailor, they're much more maneuverable. I think the anchor and call for tow is the correct answer in this case.

Why an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By FlyingJunior
Daysails vs Destinations

Midwest lake sailor here, jealous. I much prefer a destination.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

When I turn west towards the slip I'd have to be right on, no mistakes. Also can't control speed of entry ( I subscribe to - one should only enter at the speed they're willing to hit the dock at). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,206
Posted By FlyingJunior
docking with no motor and 20 knots

Borrowed Chrysler 22' swing keel. Ignition key broke off, didn't think id have a motor. Wind was 20 knots from the north, dock was to our south. The slip faces east/west, other boats all around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By FlyingJunior
BVI-Jost to Norman in 60 seconds

Seems like boating on crack - I prefer a slower pace. Winds 25-30? Kilometers/hr?! Doesn't seem so strong. Prob motoring because its a cat, we all know those don't sail to weather ;-0
Forum: Chartering 01-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By FlyingJunior
Sail charter on Kauai, any suggestions?

Subscribed, I'll be there in June also. I've looked and looked and only found mention of renting a beach cat on Poipu Beach. I think there is a racing group nearer the airport, perhaps that's worth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By FlyingJunior
what did I do wrong?!

Yes, we had reefed/furled headsail earlier, but then winds settled down a bit, so we let more out. I agree, too much headsail. I think it must have been that plus a shift in wind position. If we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By FlyingJunior
what did I do wrong?!

I normally sail dinghy racers/ centerboard daysailers, so I'm used to doing things a certain way. I have at times sailed keelboats, and always found them more forgiving.

However, this past...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By FlyingJunior
Best knot to attach a painter to a mooring ball?

Bowline plus stopper knot on the loose end, just for extra security
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By FlyingJunior
New Catalina Pricing

To assume the dealer has room to negotiate is to assume one knows his margins and cost structure. Do you have that intel ? You are free to try to negotiate, they are free to engage or not. Do you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By FlyingJunior
First Solo Dinghy Sail!

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Next look for a day with 5-10 knots and singlehand with main and jib, you'll do fine.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By FlyingJunior
Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

When tacking move to the other rail when the boom crosses over, shouldn't have to do anything with Mainsheet . When jibing, sheet in, turn thru, switch rails, then sheet out. It can get tough when...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By FlyingJunior
Complete Newbie...No Idea What I'm Doing...

Don't know about power squadron, but for sailing what you want is instruction thru ASA or US Sailing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

Yes, ', not "! mini Stonehenge anyone ?! (Spinal Tap reference).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

If you find a sailable 30-footer for $3k I wanna see that boat. 25" ok, maybe even 27".
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