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Search: Posts Made By: sailingfool
Forum: Learning to Sail 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By sailingfool
Re: training - offshore sailing

One not so obvious and sometimes hidden factor in cost is the number of students in the class. An in-the-boat class with many students can be cheaper, all other factors being equal, I would adjust...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By sailingfool
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I always release the halyard tension after furling the jib, and then tension it again before un-furling. I am not sure a tensioned halyard explains the wear you see. I woukd wonder whether the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Buying my first boat please help

Could happen depending on the terms of the agreement. However, the current YBAA contract used by many/most/all? US yacht brokers states the offer self-destructs by default unless the buyer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Buying my first boat please help

You'd pay for survey for a boat without an agreed on price? Say what? The survey follows the signed agreement, the agreement includes the price. I'd doubt any broker or seller would put themselves...
Forum: Chartering 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,211
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Making experienced sailors/boat owners get an ASA 104 to charter

ASA tests include both a written exam and an on-the-water exam. If a school did accepted a challenge for an ASA 104 certification, the on-the-water exam would take most of a day, the cost of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Looking for an ASA or equivalent instructor in Rock Hall Maryland

Yes, you can challenge a class, although I've only seen 101 challenges. If you find a school willing to accommodate you with a 104 challenge, the 104 curriculum is extensive and I think a challenge...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Where can I find reviews of sailing schools

FWIW, the ASA awards annually a number of outstanding instructor the year awards based on student feedback provided directly to ASA. The 2013 list is here:
American Sailing Association...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Looking for an ASA or equivalent instructor in Rock Hall Maryland

You can only get an ASA certification through a school, an instructor (like me) cannot issue a certification directly. If you lineup an instructor who also owns a school, he/she can do a class on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Collision course procedure?

If you intend to use the horn, you should do so BEFORE you lose your control over avoiding the collision. That way you can still bail out if there's no give way as a result.

I personally just...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Heaving to while reefed?

Stopping a boat with a small jib is more difficult but very doable. I usually instruct in a Colgate 26 which has a working jib and they dont want to stop.


In general you should fully ease the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Thoughts on 2 survey items

Generally vessel surveyors don't climb the mast or survey the engine, or at least none of my first eight have...


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Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Online Captains License or class room?

FWIW, I got my license without taking a class. To me the big value of a class is the instructor knows the requirements to get through the process, which are almost more confusing and complex than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Whisker pole?

Good guess...!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Whisker pole?

I'd be interested in pulling this maneuver off when I line up a pole. what serves as an aft-guy, ie the line that pulls the pole aft?


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Whisker pole?

My boat came with a whisker pole and I have to confess I have never used it.

If you can't fly the jib wing-on-wing close to DDW, gybe the main and fly the jib on the other side. The jib will fly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By sailingfool
Re: c&c 34 1981 Pictures, Bad?

Looks to me like hull core repair. The 34's keel pretty much bolts to the bottom without a stub, a keel impact can crack the laminate right at the trailing keel edge, and if the boat stays in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,501
Posted By sailingfool
Re: ASA Course test

Your saying he charges only $400 for a 101 course? Hard to believe, he wont be making much if any money at that rate...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,501
Posted By sailingfool
Re: ASA Course test

Because the challenge is required to include the on-the-water test, which involves at least two-three hours on the water with a paid instructor and school vessel. If you called the school and asked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

In general you dont want to apply more ablative paint than is likely to be used up by the time that you can apply a replacement coat. If you get 4-5 or so coats of ablative paint accumulated then...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,501
Posted By sailingfool
Re: ASA Course test

Actually the test is a requirement to obtain an ASA certification, and passing it plus the on-the-water test obtains the ASA certification.

So ASA likes to have it taken seriously, as passing (and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Destep or not Destep?

For $3-400 to pull and store I'd pull the mast, that is half the cost that I generally see, makes it worth while. If you keep it up and mod the cover, don't worry about leaks, what difference do a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mooring question

You may not have your new boat very long if you dont set good chafing gear on the pennant. Lookup ChafePro. Do not use a dock line in the system at all. If you will be on this mooring for more than a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,875
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I think Jim has the right idea, select a boat based on how you plan to use it, sorta tossing aside the subject of builder as your floating condo isn't going to go around the horn.

I'd add a focus...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Birth place of the U.S. Navy

Well I can tell you that all of us from Marblehead knows that the true home is Marblehead...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,501
Posted By sailingfool
Re: ASA Course test

I've administered many dozens of these tests and the test score is expected to reflect solely the knowledge of the individual test taker. The instructor who signs a student's certification knowing...
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