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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 4,908
Posted By sailbum105
Re: Anchoring Question

There's never a guarantee with anchoring, so when the winds shift drastically and become a lot stronger, you really want to be on-board.

That said, if you can't be on board, I suggest a lot of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,476
Posted By sailbum105
Re: Sleeping underway risk

Your question emphasizes the need for an awake and alert lookout on watch while underway. This is difficult to achieve when singlehanding on an extended voyage or a couple cruising together.

Forum: Learning to Sail   08-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By sailbum105
Re: learning to sail

i suggest you go out with an instructor a few times, whether just you two or as part of a group lesson is up to you. it's more effective to have someone experienced show you, watch you, correct you,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-13-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,301
Posted By sailbum105
Re: Essential knots?

Top of the list: Bowline

figure eight
clove hitch
sheet bend (just a variation on the bowline)
square knot
rolling hitch
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-13-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By sailbum105
Hello from NY

ASA Certified Instructor
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