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Forum: L&A Articles   07-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,356
Posted By captmikem
Stability... not storability... spell checker...

Stability... not storability... spell checker took charge there for a moment...
Forum: L&A Articles   07-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,356
Posted By captmikem
I agree speed is storability. We were traveling...

I agree speed is storability. We were traveling east to west across the Atlantic and had torn the clew out of our chute, so we had the 130 up on the pole and the main with a singlw reef in it on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By captmikem
I have taken a laptop with me to sea for over...

I have taken a laptop with me to sea for over twenty years. First ones were little screen Toshibas. I have had a few crash, but they crash ashore as well. When we were first developing Maptech we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-22-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 46,670
Posted By captmikem
Been reading all these, as I have been ashore for...

Been reading all these, as I have been ashore for a few years now and am thinking it is time to go to sea again. So here are a few of my thoughts on circumnavigating and cruising:
I have been around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 14,385
Posted By captmikem
I have had a couple of Max props on different...

I have had a couple of Max props on different boats. I have had little or no trouble with them and I like the way they run, feather, and give extra power astern. I while ago I bought an HR 42 with a...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles   01-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 17,184
Posted By captmikem
in boom furling

I had a similar system on a 157 foot ketch. The Main mast was 198 foot off the water so it was a big sail. The rig was built in New Zealand and I had remotes for hoisting and furling both the main...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-11-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 8,598
Posted By captmikem
I find it one of the few things on board I could...

I find it one of the few things on board I could really do without most of the time. When one is near the coast of the USA, it seems all you hear on 16 are people calling the coast guard for a “radio...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,045
Posted By captmikem
I agree, the problem is most likely no roach, to...

I agree, the problem is most likely no roach, to tight of a leech line. An easy indicator is to put tell tales about every 10 feet up the leech of the main. big ones, easy to see. When they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 4,070
Posted By captmikem
I replaced the wire on an Alden 54 with Rekman...

I replaced the wire on an Alden 54 with Rekman furling gear with a light Kevlar line. The wire was always getting meat hooks in it and was causing problems. The Kevlar with a Dacron covering was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 28,182
Posted By captmikem
Keels.

It really depends on what you honestly want to do.
I had an HR42 on Lake Champlain, I sailed it down the east coast and the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
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