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Forum: Introduce Yourself   6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By jackdale
Re: Wanted: Your Advice for Sailnet's Newest Newbie

I am sorry to say this, but ...

These two statements are contradictory.
Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By jackdale
Re: Vancouver or Victoria

If you really need to get between Victoria and Vancouver quickly, take a float plane.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By jackdale
Re: Main sail trim

I am not sue what type of sail you have - full or partially battened, in-mast furling? It makes difference.

But - some guidelines

Trim the genoa first.

Ensure the halyard tension is correct...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,067
Posted By jackdale
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

No SPOT -yet. The owner might be interested.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,067
Posted By jackdale
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Next BFS

Cape Town, St Helena, Fernando de Noronha, Īles du Salut, Trinidad

http://www.pbase.com/jackdale/image/161077844.jpg

Leopard 44.

Leaving home September 11. (I know, I know)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By jackdale
Re: pilot charts, north atlantic

http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_st=&_pageLabel=msi_pub_detail&CCD_itemID=106&pubConstant=APC
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By jackdale
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

David, these are the methods we use in International Sail and Power Association courses.

I like the numbering idea, shall do.

Jack
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By jackdale
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

I prefer these two methods for upwind and downwind MOB's

http://www.pbase.com/jackdale/image/146566848.jpg

Advantages
a) It can be done easily by one person.
b) There is usually no need to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,791
Posted By jackdale
Re: Drinking while Anchored

It depends

In Alberta



British Columbia (our cruising area) is bit more complicated, but the limit is 0.05.

Driving While Affected by Drug or Alcohol - Road Safety Rules and Consequences...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,791
Posted By jackdale
Re: Drinking while Anchored

Yes, it is legal to consume alcohol while anchored in BC, but you will need to confine yourself to your boat or have a DD. It is illegal to operate a vessel while impaired. There is not set...
Forum: Other Destination   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By jackdale
SAR Contact info web site

I just came across the SAR Contacts - Search and Rescue Contacts World-Wide (http://sarcontacts.info/) web site.

It is a very user friendly way to get the contact information for SAR centres...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By jackdale
Re: Time to resurrect the Ferrocement yacht?

I first saw one at anchor in Turkey. There were red stains along the hull that matched the re-bar.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-15-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By jackdale
Re: ASA 101 Prep?

I used to use flashcards.

On one side of the card, write the elements of the standard. On the other side, write the answer or draw a picture.

My more modern version is use PowerPoint. When...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-22-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By jackdale
Electronic version of 4033 (South Atlantic)

Anyone know of a source for a electronic version (Open CPN compatible) of the British Admiralty chart 4003, South Atlantic or something similar? I have the pilot charts, but they do not work as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-22-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,653
Posted By jackdale
Re: Tethering singlehanded

I place tethers all over the boat. When I come out of the companionway, I clip on using a quick release on a tether attached to a hard point in the cockpit. If I have to go forward, I attach to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Go for it.

As Sail Canada has no Intermediate manual I give those to the students.


I am going to post my CYA Advanced notes for anyone who teaches ASA 106 and my ASA 114 notes (they need some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Thanks

The work is well worth it. I have more I may post them as well.

Excellent points in your other post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Dave

ASA 104 and Sail Canada Intermediate are almost identical. I will post my Intermediate PowerPoint notes on Slideshare.



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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

One big piece of advise. Do not try to teach them everything that you know. KISS.

As an example, I usually do not adjust the traveller in a basic level course. Rough sail trim is fine.

You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By jackdale
Re: Just finished teaching first asa 101 class

Well done. Finishing with the same number of crew as you started with is good. Finishing with the same crew is better.

I spent last weak with 5 15-year-olds on school sailing trip, doing a basic...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By jackdale
Re: Side lights on the mast and COLREGs

The answer to your question is "no". Use a tricolor.

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/images/nr_pics/nr_Rule25b.gif

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesContent#rule25
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By jackdale
Forum: Weather   03-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By jackdale
Re: Best system for logging forecasts?

The Environment Canada web site has marine forecasts for Lake Winnipeg and other Manitoba lakes

Prairies - Manitoba Lakes - Marine Weather - Environment Canada...
Forum: Weather   03-25-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By jackdale
Re: Best system for logging forecasts?

For understand weather this is a great device.

http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/images/wc4.jpg

AMS Educational Materials (http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/aera/ed_mats.html)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By jackdale
Re: Intro; Looking for BC Sailors

Welcome to Canada, eh.

The West Coast is a great place to learn to sail. Navigation can be a bit tough with lots of rocks that are charted but not marked. The tides and currents can be...
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