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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By Joel H.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,081
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Hook and Moor by Robship

Never seen that before. Kind of slick. I had to watch it a couple of times to understand how it wasn't violating the laws of physics.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Mast Walk

:laugher:laugher:laugher:laugher:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,026
Posted By Joel H.
Re: What's wrong with this pic?

I used to be a avid rock climber. Sounds like the movie Lost is to sailing what the movie Cliffhanger was to climbing.

If you ever see a repeat of Cliffhanger, ask yourself this: Why would you be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 93
  Watches
Views: 6,202
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Watches

Two!
A 12yr old all SS divers, and a 8yr old rectangle "commander" dress watch.
The former I wear at work daily in the construction industry. Twelve years of pounding and I can still wake up at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 69,427
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

To the OP; not lame. The word is........TIRED! As in exhausted, weary, worn-out, wasted, etc...etc....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 93
  Watches
Views: 6,202
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Watches

The only reasonably priced and practical watch out there?......Luminox!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Sailors beware

Given the increased frequency and voracity of storms brought on by last century's 'anything goes' business model, what ever they're doing obviously isn't going to be enough.
If cargo was falling out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Sailors beware

Yes, the conclusion will be;...... That they allowed an obviously deeply-flawed, damaging, (and potentially/eventually life threatening), practice to continue effectively un-penalized, in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Sailors beware

Link doesn't work for me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,783
Posted By Joel H.
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

A Sears plastic covered Styrofoam version of a Sunfish.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Bummed...

I was at the show Thur. evening.
I had a good time, but it was obvious the show was significantly smaller this year. Both ends of the venue were cordoned off because the space was not needed. Also,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,800
Posted By Joel H.
Re: DIY Bowsprit

I did one using dyneema and a pc. of Hobie-cat boom on my Catalina 27. It stood the test this summer when the old C27 hit 7+ in 20+kt winds. I love it, and the "old salts" around me were rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Glen Wakefield Forced to Turn Back Due to Rigging Failure

Wow, that really sucks.
I wonder if a couple hundred feet of the appropriate size Dyneema would be useful to have around for something like that. I've been working with the stuff a bit lately and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,625
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Do you clear the snow from your boat?

I tend to visit/work-on the boat all winter long. I sweep the snow off when ever it accumulates which tends to take all the yard dirt with it. Doing that usually means that I only have to do a quick...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Pulley suprise

Enjoyed that! :laugher
Thanks :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Where Do Chicago Boaters Haul?

River trips are Mondays and Saturdays, April-June and Sept-November. Bridges open (sometimes barely!) one or two at a time. Everybody crowds through than waits for the next one. Quite a neat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,435
Posted By Joel H.
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

3 times a week, and after every snow to sweep her off. I don't cover her because of ongoing improvements. Plus, I notice those that get covered without employing a vary, (VARY), good support system...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joel H.
Re: But really, is it sailing, or?

So, an 18' Skiff??????
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By Joel H.
For a loop: Overhand knot on a bight?! Webbing...

For a loop: Overhand knot on a bight?! Webbing ties easy. End to end: Follow through an overhand knot (also called a tape knot). You can even tie a bowline in webbing!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Joel H.
Personaly, I would invest in a second generation...

Personaly, I would invest in a second generation Petzl GriGri at minimum, then use a prusic on a footloop to climb the main (the GriGri locking in the gain), and a prusic on the Jib Halyard as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By Joel H.
+1......

+1......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Jackline system

Jon, I think yours is probably the best advise and approach.

It seems though, that I am most vulnerable moving from the cockpit to the shrouds/mast. Using a lanyard long enough to cover the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Jackline system

Lots of great feedback here, thanks guys!
As to the earlier question: Unless I put something in to lock the hasp between the hatch and the drop boards, it could have a tenancy to push the hatch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By Joel H.
Re: Jackline system

Oh, yes the pic doesn't show it but the line/adjuster is only at the companionway it is webbing from there foreword. I like your recommendation for twisting the webbing, thanks.
I highly recommend...
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