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Search: Posts Made By: Jak
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 188
Views: 16,422
Posted By Jak
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

Right here: https://share.delorme.com/RimasMeleshyus
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 11,770
Posted By Jak
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Horrible movie... Seriously.. "My boat is full of water, think I'll climb in the hammock and take a nap". Had he done two simple things... grab a bucket and bail out the boat, and thrown and ugly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,396
Posted By Jak
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

I suppose it depends on how you learn. I would spend the $2k on a boat. A 20ish ft boat is easy enough to teach yourself on (I did). I read some books, bought a 23' boat and never looked back. in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,002
Posted By Jak
Re: Things lost in the water

We had a little blow up here in the Pac NW a few days ago. I was on my boat to make sure she didn't drag etc. The wind picked up my inflatable dinghy, dumped the deep cycle battery, oars, etc, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Jak
Re: Agate Passage and Rich Passage questions

Rich Passage will be fine as long as you have an auxiliary engine. Try to time it with the current and keep an eye out for the ferries. My first time ever sailing was this summer. Fifteen min after I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By Jak
I have a galaxy s3 and love it for sailing. I use...

I have a galaxy s3 and love it for sailing. I use SailFlow for realtime wind data, Radar Now for realtime doppler and weather/wind forcasts, U.S Tides for tide data, and Marine Navigator Lite (free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Jak
Have you thought of buying a cheap 20' with a...

Have you thought of buying a cheap 20' with a small cabin and then selling it when you were done? Not sure of the availability, but here (Pacific NW) you can pick them up for under $1000 USD. Even if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,524
Posted By Jak
Re: Donating my Cal 29 to Charity

You may get more satisfaction donating it, but realize most charities blow them out the doors at lowball prices. They don't care what they get for it, it's all about quick turnover. You will probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,693
Posted By Jak
Another vote for going right over the top of the...

Another vote for going right over the top of the old laminate. I have done it several times (not on a boat). Just remember once you get contact cement on it, dont let them touch until you are ready....
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Jak
Re: newbie from seattle want to learn sailing.

Check out meetup dot com, there is a very active sailing group in Seattle that is always looking to take noobies out. (I am one myself). I was going to go that route, but ended up picking up a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Jak
Just remember, is you go with the...

Just remember, is you go with the batteries/inverter solution, make sure the inverter will handle the watts, or you will be in the exact same spot. Look on your genny, most have 2 numbers, the 1000w...
Forum: News Feeds 10-18-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Jak
Wonder if his fly was down?

Wonder if his fly was down?
Forum: Living Aboard 10-18-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Jak
I have found the same, the large bags you use...

I have found the same, the large bags you use with a vaccume cleaner (or just squeeze the air out of) never last. A vaccume sealer on the other hand is a great investment. When backpacking, I always...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Jak
Not sure about redwood, but cedar is a very weak...

Not sure about redwood, but cedar is a very weak wood, i do not think i would use it as a boom

Jak
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-10-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Jak
Hello from Gig Harbor, Wa

The fiancee and I have made the comitment to go see the world, and are as of yet sailing novices. Hoping to leave in 2 years, during which time we will be learning to sail, selling the house, and...
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