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Search: Posts Made By: blowinstink
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,530
Posted By blowinstink
Re: behavior on other's boats

Nonono. I think that is totally the wrong lesson KJ! Justremember that when you get a tweeker aboard, they often need a "hey, I like the boat in a groove like this . . . we can get more out of her...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

Sounds like fun Eric! I wonder whether you can't accomplish that in a boat in the middle range without too much "upgrading". Is it just you living aboard? I was happy as hell on a 33'er (very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

There are so many things that make price and length less than the ideal criteria for evaluation (not to sound like SD :-) ) Can you tell us where you sail and what (besides living on the boat) you'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Radar - what to look for

Mike -
I don't know enough about BBR to compare / contrast for you. BBR does seem to have impressive close range clarity. However, the HD also works well at close range. For instance, I can make...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,502
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think experience and anxiety from lack of experience are significant factors. You can't overstate the value of having "been through that" before . . . it can change the entire character of a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 458
Views: 46,201
Posted By blowinstink
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Seems to me that if you could get that seasickness under control you'd be able to manage those grocery bills :)

Glad you chimed in here. I was beginning to think I'd need to find 5K a month . . ....
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,427
Posted By blowinstink
Re: learning about waves...

Swell vs. waves is a good thing to consider and start to understand. A 15' long period swell might be nothing (kind of an enjoyable up and down to your sailing) 15' waves are another thing entirely....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 179,547
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I'm not sure I agree with everything below (I definitely agree with an awful lot of it and need to chew on some of the rest). But this is one of the best posts in the thread - IMO -- just for form,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5,062
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Am I an 'operator' at anchor?

You can always be charged under the federal law -- so the state law should be viewed as possibly worse (harsher) but not as a lower burden. I have zero confidence that "at anchor" excepts you from...
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