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Forum: Learning to Sail   03-20-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By foxglove
backing into a slip with single screw

Many sailors put their boats bow-in a slip because they have trouble backing. The problem is partly due to prop-walk and partly due to panic.

You can use prop-walk to your advantage when backing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 14,512
Posted By foxglove
Jon, what is the real story here? You've sailed...

Jon, what is the real story here? You've sailed there. I hear more and more people talking about easing of state dept enforcement. My wife and i would love to go but we don't want trouble.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By foxglove
Thanks Tomm & Bubb, Unless anyone else knows of a...

Thanks Tomm & Bubb, Unless anyone else knows of a solution I think i'll pass on this purchase.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,086
Posted By foxglove
Can't engage pull start on 1988 Merc 5hp outboard

I was considering buying a 1988 Merc 5hp outboard but the owner forgets the way to engage the pull start (if there is a way). The shifter is in neutral, the throttle has no locking device that I can...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-30-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11,493
Posted By foxglove
SD commented about forereaching which I tried...

SD commented about forereaching which I tried after reading "Sailing in Slow Motion" by Beth Leonard in the Dec 2005 issue of Cruising World.

She didn't describe forereaching as a type of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-30-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,690
Posted By foxglove
Our 32 Pearson also 'sails' at anchor. We use 50'...

Our 32 Pearson also 'sails' at anchor. We use 50' of chain followed by 200' of 3 strand nylon which holds well.

Last October, when anchored by the Naval Academy in Annapolis for the boat show, we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By foxglove
Thank you ERPS. May I ask the length of your...

Thank you ERPS. May I ask the length of your porta-bote?

Foxglove
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2010
Replies: 61
Views: 7,516
Posted By foxglove
How fast can my port-a-bote go?

I have 10 foot port-a-abote with a 40lb thrust electric. It was fine in the Chesapeake where tidal flow is slight in most harbors but I was afraid to try it in the fast tides of Carolinas and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-24-2009
Replies: 13
  wakes
Views: 1,551
Posted By foxglove
Thanks for your comments

Larry and Susan's "slider" technique has been mentioned before. Several years ago, delivery skipper Jon Eisberg wrote an ICW piece for Cruising World in which he commented that you can minimize the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-23-2009
Replies: 13
  wakes
Views: 1,551
Posted By foxglove
wakes

Hello,

I posted a comment on seamanship forum about wakes. I hope all will buzz over there and read it and give me your thoughts.
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-23-2009
Replies: 13
  wakes
Views: 1,551
Posted By foxglove
wakes

I sent the following e-mail to Seaworthy Magazine about their assertion that wakes break down over distance. Their position leads skippers of large power craft to assume that if they pass a smaller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By foxglove
Thanks

Thank you for your replies. I'll set my sights on Weems Creek and keep in touch with the harbormaster just in case he knows of an available morring.

Max
s/v Foxglove
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By foxglove
annapolis sailboat show

Hey Chesapeake Bay Sailors,

I'm planning to attend the sailboat show by boat. If I want to go to the Friday show should I plan to pick up a mooring ball earlier in the week or will moorings be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,890
Posted By foxglove
How I use the topping lift

I have the reverse situation. I've always had a topping lift but never a vang.

I use the topping lift to raise the boom to help shape the mainsail in light air. The weight of my boom sometimes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By foxglove
Thanks

I reviewed the SBI website. Looks Good. Thanks to all.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By foxglove
Mail Forwarding Sevice

Does anyone have suggesrtions for the best mail forwarding service? We're heading down the ICW this fall bound for Florida and Bahamas returning in the spring.

We need a service to weed out junk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 17,622
Posted By foxglove
Teak guard failure

I used teakguard in 2004. I not only followed reccomendations but called the mfgr several time to be sure to get it right. By spring of 2005, most of the finish was gone and it's hell trying to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,991
Posted By foxglove
Steer from anywhere on the boat CHEAP

I used to have a 21 footer that I set up so I could steer it from any spot from bow to stern.

I tied a 25 foot length of 1/4 inch nylon 3 stand (stretchy is good) to my tiller with a clove hitch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 13,168
Posted By foxglove
Chart Plotter with Fishfinder

I have a similar problem. I'm considering buying a chart plotter (although I've never used one) that has a built-in fish finder that I would use for depth (I don't fish either). The transducer can be...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-02-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 7,655
Posted By foxglove
4' 5" draft

We're pretty brave since our draft is under 5' but we still hit bottom in many places.

It seems that almost every entrance shoals up every few years. Knapp Narrows, where I have bounced off...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-02-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By foxglove
forereaching

I read an article in Cruising World earlier this year (or maybe last year) about forereaching. It's done under main alone. I tried it on our 32' Pearson recently in 25 mph winds and it worked fine.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 7,488
Posted By foxglove
Sorry I'm Late

I'm late on this thread but I have 15 years and hundreds of miles of experience on a water ballasted boat on the Great lakes and elsewhere.

My boat was an older Macgregor 26 (for which I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,403
Posted By foxglove
One more thing

If you can't get access to your forestay tension, you might be able to accomplish the same by tensioning the backstay turnbuckle.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By foxglove
Dip stick

I use a dip stick that I have marked to indicate the fuel level. But you need an access port to do that. Your tank may not have one.

You might fill the tank to the top, then carefully monitor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-18-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,959
Posted By foxglove
Do some crabbing

Don't forget to pick up some chicken necks or backs along with a net and some line. We cook ours on board.
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