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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-06-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 11,033
Posted By hotdogs
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

My prediction came true!!! Even better, the response came with an appeal to emotion and some other logical fallacies. New prediction: the poster quoted above will continue to make mathematical...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-05-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 11,033
Posted By hotdogs
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

This is a Brent Swain-quality argument. Prediction: if pressed to justify such a claim via a numerical model, the poster above will be incapable of doing so.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,277
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Cruising may be too safe

In decrying imaginary bogeymen and those that fear them, this comment serves an amusing example of that very problem by conjuring up new ones.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

The P165 is a fine boat, especially learning. There's no harm in sailing it for a season.

Don't discount the time, effort and money that it will require to find a new boat. You can find one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Lingering effect of Sandy

If there are 22,000 "missing" boats, I would expect that to be reflected in the average local slip/mooring fees. Has this happened?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Regarding the gun mount spinnaker, it was previously discussed here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/18182-what-hoyt-gun-mount-spinnaker.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Controlling your power is one of the more difficult parts of a sail-only landing. Too much or too little and you have problems.

One thing that can make mainsheet control tricky is having the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,858
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

I think this is going to depend somewhat on where and how you plan to operate the boat. Overall, at least for me, sailing is the easy part and docking/mooring is what produces stress.

As the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

mr_f gets it.

A 15% difference in the handicap rating is not a 15% difference in speed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

Something looks funny with the math here. My understanding of PHRF is that a rating difference of 24 equates to a difference in elapsed time over a 1 nautical mile course of 24 seconds.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 10,586
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

I don't see Brent Swain around here much anymore. Can't say I miss him.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,991
Posted By hotdogs
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

That's great!

I don't know much about your specific boat, but I've sailed similar boats. They're a lot of fun and you can expect to learn rapidly.

Don't worry too much about not knowing much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,459
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

I'm having difficulty seeing the line in your picture, but couldn't you just remove and re-mount the existing cleat in a more appropriate spot? This would take some work, but costs should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Sailing in Chicago

Thanks for the replies, everybody! I definitely appreciate the thoughtful responses.

I should probably provide a little more detail about what I am looking for. I've been sailing for several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By hotdogs
Sailing in Chicago

I've recently moved to Chicago and I would like to find a good sailing opportunity for next year.

I don't own a boat of my own and would prefer to avoid the hassles that come with it. I'd like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,474
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Cracked Mast

I'm familiar with a boat that had a small crack at the gooseneck. They sent the spar to an aluminum welder for repair. The mast failed shortly after reinstallation. From conversations with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 15,121
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

I don't know what any of that has to do about the topic of this thread, but I gleaned from it that you are mad. Maybe now is an appropriate time to step away from the computer, go outdoors and enjoy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 15,121
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Take it to the appropriate venue. This ain't it.

Earlier in the thread, from the moderator:

Climate Change discussions are for Off Topic. Any further mention of Climate Change will result in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 15,121
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

This is closing the barn door after the horse has left. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 15,121
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Ice on Lake Superior in June

Another interesting thread ruined by people who always try to steer the conversation towards their personal hobbyhorses.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,400
Posted By hotdogs
Re: should I be offended?

Betteridge's law of headlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,239
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Costs of trucking a boat??

I'm going to echo the comments about $1/mile being impossible. That will cover the driver or the fuel, but not both. After fixed costs, profit, etc. you are probably looking at something closer to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 13,453
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

Wow, it's tougher than I thought to find boats that (1) have a large number of listings and (2) we produced across a long period of time.

I thought the J/24 would be a great candidate for this,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 13,453
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

Minnesail, thanks for pulling that together. It's a nice contribution of actual data to the discussion.

I looked around for other boats with a large number of listings. The Catalina 36 has 49...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 13,453
Posted By hotdogs
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

I'm unclear why you disagree. I described factors limiting widespread adoption of old boat homes. You responded with an anecdote. It's not clear what a single datapoint proves.

If living on a...
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