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Search: Posts Made By: theonecalledtom
Forum: Racing 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By theonecalledtom
To clarify - and I think my understanding of the...

To clarify - and I think my understanding of the rule is pretty solid now.

This is at a windward mark to be left to port with the next mark a leeward mark.

Port tack boat tacks at the mark to...
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By theonecalledtom
My reading is that that backs up my response...

My reading is that that backs up my response above. I'm just trying to verify that I'm not boxed into a mental corner here thinking that gaining a late overlap on a tacker inside the zone is fine and...
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rule 18.3

That is a good blog - I've been there before.

My interpretation of 18.3, apprently not shared by all hence the question here, is:

Is the starboard tacker entitled to room despite being clearly...
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By theonecalledtom
Rule 18.3

Question for you rules people!

Port tack boat inside the zone crosses clean in front of a starboard tack boat right on the edge of the zone (possibly outside). She then bears down to the mark...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: What Would You Do?

So - you've probably got a lot more experience than me, but what I have got leads me to not put a boat in my backyard with a plan for it to stay for a few years. Right now I have a 9' RIB in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

Or a pair of soft shackles. Though if you're not looking to change sails on the fly the larks head should work fine, but I haven't tried MultiHullGirl's suggestion and it looks pretty neat...
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By theonecalledtom
One product I've found is Orange Off. Ordered but...

One product I've found is Orange Off. Ordered but not yet tried. Have used acetone in a few spots so far but really trying to minimize its use and make sure it gets washed off pretty quickly.

Lol...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By theonecalledtom
Hylalon without Toluene (California)

Hi All,

I recently bought a 10 year old 9' Caribe. It's seen a lot of use but has been reasonably kept and seems fundamentally sound, I'm putting in a little elbow grease to try and restore it to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By theonecalledtom
I was happy with the Victron I installed in my...

I was happy with the Victron I installed in my last boat and also the linklite I installed in my current boat.

From a very lightweight user point of view (use voltage and amps but never thought to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

No to ice storms and the ocean water is over 60 right now, haven't lost power for more than 24 hours in eight years of ownership here that I know of. When the boat is out of town I leave it prepared...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,191
Posted By theonecalledtom
From what you write my gut says find another...

From what you write my gut says find another place the time at this place is passed.

As for compensation I'm unsure where you stand legally but it would be worth having a frank conversation about...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,201
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

You'll be happy with a sailboat on a lake and 16' is big enough for camping trips, lazy picnics and trailering to other lakes. If you can find a friend who knows how to sail for some on the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,176
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Not I....

Sure it can be done but you can spend a lot of time not knowing you're doing something wrong without some helping hand.

Basics I learnt from my Grandpa, then yearly holidays as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Radar on 18-20 ft sailboat

If you do mount radar make sure the screen is easily viewable from the cockpit, it wasn't on my last boat and anytime it got foggy I found I didn't want to spend the time going to check it (and each...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: How do you start from nothing?

You don't need to join a club to crew on a boat sailing out of it. Once on a boat learnt to do one thing well and keep your eyes peeled on everything around you. Even if racing isn't for you this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

FoolishMuse's book has a good section on sleep citing a variety of long distance sailors personal experiences and also clinical studies. Hallucinations are part and parcel of it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,222
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Journey or the Destination

My only destinations at the moment are for racing deliveries, and while they tend to be lovely I love the delivery sail with the ocean and it's dolphins, whales and flying fish, more.

When the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My feeling is I want to move my jacklines further inboard. Downwind in particular the high side isn't so high, upwind with the boat heeled things feel a bit safer (sticking to the high side).

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Enjoying this thread!

One thought about lines led aft is it makes it harder on my boat to run a good jackline - I have halyards exactly where I want the safety line to go. I'm still trying to work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

According to my email 10% off all Tartan base prices and options right now with deposits placed before January the 12th - Strike NOW!!!

Couldn't see anything on their website - says contact your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I wouldn't rule the model either but there are other manufacturers and models out there that are also both comfortable and somewhat salubrious. Look at Sabre (the 362 for example) or the J109. Going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,060
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

If new to sailing with large downwind sails bear in mind that anything needing a pole to fly it adds considerable complication to your experience and therefore is less likely to get used and likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,661
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Lol Pretty though!

That was the issue that had me worried about tightening my rig for years....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

To jump the main I lead the halyard around a winch and back to the mast, jump with left hand and tail with the right. A cam cleat might be easier but this approach seems to work reasonably well.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,389
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Ditto on auto pilot ftw though if anything is dicey I hand steer - coming out of SD yesterday I had warships on maneuvers a cruise ship coming into the channel and kelp everywhere. Fun times....
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