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Search: Posts Made By: americanfrog
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sunset sail in seattle

thanks Angelfish.

We are in Elliott bay, south of Shilshole and across from downtown Seattle.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sunset sail in seattle

Thanks for the comments caberg and carl -

Agree about the pacific northwest; sometimes we're really spoiled here and can do some real decent skiing on day and sailing the next. Very few places...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sunset sail in seattle

right on. i take the gopro everywhere. Amazing product.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sunset sail in seattle

thanks! just enough wind to push the boat forward... slowly... ;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By americanfrog
sunset sail in seattle

There are a few magic moments in the winter on the water in seattle, last saturday was one of them and i enjoyed a blissful and painted afternoon on puget sound. What a difference with the rum run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Rum Run in Seattle this weekend (short video)

I read 34.9 knots on my anemometer yesterday inside the marina in Elliott Bay (see attached) And i am one of the closest slips to the shore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By americanfrog
Rum Run in Seattle this weekend (short video)

Thought some of you might enjoy this short video of the Rum Run this weekend. We had a blast on the wet and breezy Puget Sound. This just a fun and easy regatta, really. Good times.

Sailing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Last night in Seattle

I tried to hear the cheers, did not... got real time updates on facebook and twitter from my buddies there tho... about the soundtrack. I did the whole video on my phone before going to bed on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By americanfrog
Last night in Seattle

Last night was really special here in Seattle. First the Huskies beat Stanford in college football and second, it was much warmer than usual for this time of year, with a brilliant sunset and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-26-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,630
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Seller agreed to offer, but set a clause,"no discounts after survey"

as long as you can back out of the deal and recover your deposit if the survey uncovers issues you are fine. as others have said you can make a counter then. The key is for the sale to be subject to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,603
Posted By americanfrog
Re: spare anchor

thanks MedSailor

Appreciate the link and advice. Bruce it is.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,603
Posted By americanfrog
Re: spare anchor

hey medsailor, thanks and let us know how it goes.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 5,603
Posted By americanfrog
Re: spare anchor

Wow. Thanks all for the input. Storage is not an issue (very large accessible lazarette on the transom). I think am going to stick with a Bruce -- actually have one that i can pick up easily. Not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,812
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Anybody elsed have trouble with Bristol Finish?

the bristol on my ex catalina 36 latest about three years in the pacific northwest and looked great with a nice wet-looking finish. I sold the boat before i had to re-do it ;-) On my new boat though,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Another first for me today

well, it will meet my winch handle in Haro Strait near the San Juan Island on the west coast. It's been there for a few months now but i take comfort that it will be useful for barnacles and other...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 09-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Using GoPro camera to inspect bottom/prop

awesome, i love my gopro and use it all the time but had never thought of this. how cool, thanks for the tip. that's on my list for this weekend.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By americanfrog
Re: rope clutches

agree with you Marty, i've already upgrade all the running rigging since i bought the boat. it is still w/in specs of the clutches tho.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By americanfrog
Re: rope clutches

Good question but the clutches are the culprit; all the lines, sheets and other halyards are new.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sea lion chasing our sailboat in seattle

[QUOTE=flyingwelshman;919066]Great vid.

External ears = sea lion


awesome, looks like a sea lion as i can spot ears... fun either way. My lab going nuts on the board... my 12 year old loved it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By americanfrog
Re: sea lion chasing our sailboat in seattle

You're right it might very well be a harbor seal..
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By americanfrog
Re: jibing correctly?

I have never sailed at 10' cat before but typically I bring the boom in over gradually but swiftly as I make the turn, that we way I keep better control - like the example in the video below. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By americanfrog
Re: rope clutches

thanks all - I like the spinlock design a lot better and would go that route, but i want to use the originally fittings, as it is pretty hard to get to a backplate with the way the deck is laid out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By americanfrog
Re: Manual or Electric Windless??

lots of factor in play: how often are you going to use your anchor, how heavy is it? how much chain to you have etc... ability to fit on your boat (not be discounted)

But generally i'd advise a...
Forum: Cruising Videos 09-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By americanfrog
winter sailing in seattle

short video of solo sail to toast the new year in January. One of the cool things about Seattle is being able to sail year around. I am posting this now while it's still warm... a way to ease into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By americanfrog
sea lion chasing our sailboat in seattle

This sea lion chased our sailboat crossing Puget Sound from Blake Island on Labor Day weekend. This guy followed and swam under the boat both under sail and power a good 10 minutes. I hear they do...
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