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Forum: Learning to Sail   03-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,766
Posted By weinie
Re: Running one sail

Sometimes lazy is good.;)
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,439
Posted By weinie
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

You are not 'spilling wind' in light conditions when you add twist. Twist is required here because the apparent wind direction is further aft at the top of the mast than at the boom. It's like the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-09-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,439
Posted By weinie
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

It does. Easing the mainsheet (& vang) will allow the boom to lift and spill wind out the top. But you will have more control by playing the traveler in gusts by simply adjusting the angle of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By weinie
Re: Galvanic isolators

Testing A Galvanic Isolator Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,350
Posted By weinie
Re: Spreading ashes?

Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,828
Posted By weinie
Re: Found footage
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,098
Posted By weinie
Re: I hate boats...

BoatUS: Seaworthy (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 66,098
Posted By weinie
Pull the oil cooler off and pressure test it. ...

Pull the oil cooler off and pressure test it. The suspense is killing us! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,544
Posted By weinie
Re: Whisker pole?

The fitting on the mast for the pole should be installed level with the clew of the sail when flying. Hence the pole would horizontal. The pole should be as long as the foot. If you have a large...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By weinie
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

Sorry, I just gave all my money to this guy who wants to make a new potato salad recipe:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By weinie
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,318
Posted By weinie
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

Just keep going out... you'll figure out what works best for you!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 15,188
Posted By weinie
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Sail magazine just summed it up best:

"The most anticipated sailing film of the past year, of course, was a major feature, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford as an unnamed solo sailor who loses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2013
Replies: 1,155
Views: 83,189
Posted By weinie
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I am sensing an end to this thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2013
Replies: 343
Views: 44,526
Posted By weinie
Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Thanks for a great read! Just finished the kindle version today.

I didn't read through all the posts here so I'm not sure if this was already covered but...

Peter Gibbons? Didn't he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,145
Posted By weinie
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Awesome post... Can't wait to read about the cash Vesuvius!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 187,851
Posted By weinie
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

well this just got more interesting.
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