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Search: Posts Made By: jnew
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 13,392
Posted By jnew
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

"If Walt Cushman beats me inta hahbah, I'll hang myself with an eel!"
Forum: Living Aboard 03-30-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 11,908
Posted By jnew
DC area liveaboard Marinas

Can anyone please recommend a liveaboard marina that would be within reasonable commuting distance of Washington, DC? I will be living in DC for a year and am considering living aboard rather than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,596
Posted By jnew
Good point. Still sounds lubberly though ...

Good point. Still sounds lubberly though ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,596
Posted By jnew
Can I kindly add one small correction? The...

Can I kindly add one small correction? The definite article "the" is not properly used before "H.M.S." ("The His/Her Majesty's Ship" makes no sense). My father was R.N.V.R. during WWII and this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,596
Posted By jnew
Right; it was sometimes used to make sure that...

Right; it was sometimes used to make sure that you didn't miss stays on a lee shore (which would be bad)

And SD is almost right; it was used in the first "Pirates of the Carribbean" movie...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,596
Posted By jnew
Since Rick didn't post a question, I'll jump in: ...

Since Rick didn't post a question, I'll jump in:

What is club-hauling? When might it have been used?

(Bonus points if you can name a [relatively] recent movie in which it was employed)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 7,763
Posted By jnew
Fair enough, and I'm not trying to be critical or...

Fair enough, and I'm not trying to be critical or express any pro- or anti-gun bias, but Camaraderie's point is well taken and important. The legal penalties for carrying a firearm on your boat in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2008
Replies: 1,389
Views: 72,596
Posted By jnew
RAdio Detection And Ranging "Posh" (meaning...

RAdio Detection And Ranging

"Posh" (meaning fancy or top-drawer) is also derived from an acronym. Anyone?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 8,990
Posted By jnew
You're quite right, I am properly chastised. Just...

You're quite right, I am properly chastised. Just wish it hadn't been such a smelly chastisement
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 141
Views: 8,990
Posted By jnew
Sea Queasiness

So yesterday the (acting) Admiral and I took a college friend of mine and her husband out for a sail on Lake Michigan. The wind had veered around from the NNE to the ESE over the past 24 hours, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By jnew
What was I to do? To be brutally beaten, to be...

What was I to do? To be brutally beaten, to be killed perhaps, would not help my case. I looked steadily into the cruel gray eyes. They might have been granite for all the light and warmth of a human...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By jnew
Thanks

Excellent ideas, both. Thank you!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By jnew
Buddy, can ya spare a PFD?

Hi all

I hope this is not an inappropriate post, but my twin niece and nephew (aged 4) will be coming to Chicago next Monday and Tuesday (the 28th and 29th of July) and I'm hoping to take them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 359
Views: 41,410
Posted By jnew
That's brilliant!

That's brilliant!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 4,168
Posted By jnew
Yikes!!

That fire took place on "I" dock and my Dulcinea is moored just off "J" dock. :eek: That's too close for comfort! The harbormaster said my boat's OK, but I'm going to check her out anyway

Is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2008
Replies: 74
Views: 4,784
Posted By jnew
The big fireworks display in Chicago is on the...

The big fireworks display in Chicago is on the 3rd, so we'll head downtown, drop the hook inside the harbor breakwater near the lighthouse, fire up the Magma grill and watch the fireworks from there....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 8,512
Posted By jnew
"Damn the Defiant" with Alec Guiness, Dirk...

"Damn the Defiant" with Alec Guiness, Dirk Bogarde, and Anthony Quayle. Superior to any of the Hornblower movies.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2008
Replies: 99
Views: 15,658
Posted By jnew
We had a similar problem when a 6-foot pine snake...

We had a similar problem when a 6-foot pine snake got out of its cage and went to ground somewhere in my laboratory (I'm a biologist). My herpetologist collaborator (who is good at thinking like a...
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