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Forum: US Northeast   03-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By Lucky Jack
Thanks guys for the great feedback. I am not...

Thanks guys for the great feedback. I am not experienced in these waters, although I did assist on a delivery from Maine back to NC a few years ago. I agree that the schedule is ambitious. I...
Forum: US Northeast   03-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By Lucky Jack
Need Advice for 2011 New England Cruise

Fellow Sailors,

I sail out of NC and I am planning a New England cruise with my family during June and July of this summer. We plan to sail direct to NYC from NC, and to begin coastal hopping from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Lucky Jack
mstern, Thanks for the tip. That seems to...

mstern,

Thanks for the tip. That seems to be just what the doctor ordered.

Lucky
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Lucky Jack
Voyage Blog Web Service

Hello all,

Does anyone know of a web service which offers blogging and some sort of voyage tracking in a packaged service? Not necessarily sattelitte tracking, but rather the ability to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By Lucky Jack
Hello Lin & Larry, I acquired and used a...

Hello Lin & Larry,

I acquired and used a similar product from Davey's Arborist Supply when I was in the tower business. It was called a Bokat Rope Washer and we used it to clean lines which we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By Lucky Jack
Gents, Thanks for the good information. I...

Gents,

Thanks for the good information. I will digest it and begin trying various solutions.

I am in a Caliber 40. I don't have anything forward out of the ordinary. Windage from a furled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,770
Posted By Lucky Jack
Yawing at anchor

Gents,

Does anyone have any input on why my boat seems to yaw around a bit in the anchorage when others are lying steady to the wind. In todays episode, I'm using an all chain rode at 5:1 with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 2,644
Posted By Lucky Jack
After seeing the Tartan boat, how about... ...

After seeing the Tartan boat, how about...

"Sweet Tart"

It fits the color, it brings in Tartan, and it sounds like sweetheart.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 224,490
Posted By Lucky Jack
Castine, Maine

Castine, Maine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,324
Posted By Lucky Jack
Gents, Thanks for the feedback guys. ...

Gents,

Thanks for the feedback guys. Especially from Giu, as that was interesting stuff. By the way Giu, pass my thanks on to your Portuguese bretheren for concocting Madiera as I have recently...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Lucky Jack
If the way were clear we'd love to show up and...

If the way were clear we'd love to show up and meet some folks, but alas duty calls this weekend. We are leaving for the Cape on June 12th and plan to stay about 7-10days. We'll be rafting with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,324
Posted By Lucky Jack
Friday the 13th

Fellow sailors,

We all know that a tendency towards superstitions have been rife amongst seafarers for time immemorial. Some in true belief, some just going along with others, and some in just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-21-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Lucky Jack
Bay River, near Oriental, NC

Hello to any NC sailors out there. We're heading to rendezvous with another boat on the Bay River this holiday weekend. Do any of you local sailors have any tips for good anchorages in the Bay...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-24-2008
Replies: 3,397
Views: 844,727
Posted By Lucky Jack
Oriental, NC

Oriental, NC
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-20-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,164
Posted By Lucky Jack
In response to the tendency of a chain hook to...

In response to the tendency of a chain hook to come off when the snubber line is slack, I have been successfully using a West Marine velcro tie for mousing. It keeps the hardware in place when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6,257
Posted By Lucky Jack
Halekai36, As you also noted, you seem to be...

Halekai36,

As you also noted, you seem to be the owner of the same anchor combination that I have selected. I've heard much on the accolades of the ROCNA and am fixed in my confidence there.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6,257
Posted By Lucky Jack
Wow. You gents really came through with some...

Wow. You gents really came through with some great stuff.

My plan involves the ROCNA as my primary and the Max as the secondary anchor. The caliber is fitted with a reinforced bow pulpit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 6,257
Posted By Lucky Jack
Max Anchor Stowage

Fellow Sailors,

I am in the process of fitting out a new Caliber 40 and have selected both ROCNA and Max anchors. The Max anchor appears to have a few issues fitting well into the bow roller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Lucky Jack
Gents, A hearty thanks to all for the great...

Gents,

A hearty thanks to all for the great feedback. It is very helpful and informative.

As things are currently ordered for this boat, the fully battened main will be provided with Harken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Lucky Jack
lucky jack

Gents,

I need some words of wisdom & experience to assist me in requesting the optimal rigging for our new Caliber 40 that is under construction.

The boat shall be rigged with a traditional...
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