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Search: Posts Made By: scratchee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

I'm having fun trying to figure this out. Do you mean they are fewer because our skills increase, or fewer because we have more sense not to go out?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

I'm not sure what size my genoa is, I'd estimate maybe 130. But in light air the boat handles very nicely under genny alone, and I occasionally do just that, which is why I didn't think much about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

Jon, I have one on each side of the cockpit and one on the coach top. The ones in the cockpit are for the jib sheets; the one on the coach top doesn't really have a dedicated purpose. Oh, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

Excellent, that's new information to me. Many thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

TakeFive, yes, you've described exactly what happened to my furler. I could see it jammed up in there. I normally do control the line as the genoa lets out, but on this trip things went downhill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

So are you saying never tie them tight? If not, then I don't understand the difference between doing it at the dock and doing it underway.

I have understood that the luff and the foot should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

Also AZguy, thanks for the advice about reefing at the dock (as I think somebody else had mentioned also). I'll definitely give that a try next time. One reason I never got the main up is that it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

AZguy, you are very kind to be concerned for my safety! In my area, the greatest danger I faced was getting stuck in the mud with a frown on my face.

Another factor relating to my decisions...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

Zed, for me the normal procedure is to come into the wind, raise the main, then unfurl the jib. Occasionally I will sail under jib alone if I'm just doing a quick leisurely sail. This works fine in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
Re: My crappy sail today

Thanks for the support everyone!

I wonder if some of you locals saw me. I'm also out of Rock Creek, and did see one other boat heading in around 4:30 or so, looking fine under two sails.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By scratchee
My crappy sail today

Had a crappy sail today, learned a couple things.

It was very windy outside of Baltimore today. I went out by myself with about three hours of daylight left. I planned to try reefing my main,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By scratchee
Re: First look tomorrow

Have you looked at this boat (http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/4671728816.html), also in Maryland?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,864
Posted By scratchee
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

While I have criticized the OP in this thread, I should add that I highly suspect that the company's response, which was clearly unprofessional, was made by a person who was untrained and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 9,047
Posted By scratchee
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Is the bottom painted? How much of the remaining work is functional, and how much cosmetic?

You can do this! Gather yourself up and look at the options. It sounds like you've already done the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 9,047
Posted By scratchee
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Well now you've hurt my <STRIKE>DAEMON_SENSE_NODE</STRIKE> feelings.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By scratchee
Re: First look tomorrow

Here's a few pics from the listing when we bought it. This was 2012, Annapolis. I guess my point is, a nice boat that you enjoy can still be far from perfect (as mine is).
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By scratchee
Re: First look tomorrow

I wasn't really referring to the amount of money as much as the relative expense compared to the rest of your finances.

We got a 27-foot boat for very little money (less than $5k) a few years ago,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By scratchee
Re: First look tomorrow

I don't know your personality or budget, but I would also caution you about getting wrapped around the axle over the 10,000 things that can be wrong with a boat. Read over the inspection tips, get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,737
Posted By scratchee
Re: First look tomorrow

First of all, remember that no deal is too good to pass up.

Will the boat be in or out of the water? You'll want to see it out of the water if you are concerned about blisters.

I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By scratchee
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

You are very efficient in your discourse.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,864
Posted By scratchee
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

That may be true, but I am referring to his post on their Facebook page when they didn't respond. In part, "I guess they only care about the new boats they sell. Kind of sad. Well in with the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By scratchee
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

The U.S. Navy taught me to sail! I've been grateful ever since.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By scratchee
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

Not sure if that was meant for me, but I should correct myself anyway. I didn't mean to say only a dive tank, but only a dive tank or other air supply properly designed for underwater breathing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By scratchee
Re: Hookahs Gas vs 12V DC - Which is better and why?

I would be concerned about air quality from anything other than a dive facility (and from anything other than a dive tank, for that matter).

I'm not an expert either, but I am a certified diver...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,864
Posted By scratchee
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

I agree that the response was un-businesslike, but did you read the rude post that the OP posted on the company's Facebook page? (The post here is easy to misunderstand as a gripe to us sail...
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