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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,271
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Why Not?

Well I guess you are still new to sailing a cruising boat.
Some of my best sailing was in a small bare bones fin keel boat 24ft. Admittedly we never went away longer than a few days.
No Head, No...
Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
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Views: 437
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Newbie

Why?
Forum: Living Aboard   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Vancouver or Victoria

Depends, where are you leaving from and where are you going.
It can be done in a long day.It's an early start and arrive verry late, if all the way from inner harbour to inner harbour.
If I was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,002
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Buying a live aboard sailboat

Who knows?
There is the asking price and the selling price. The same make of boat will sell for very different prices depending upon location.
The value is also greatly effected by what equipment...
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Mainsail reefing points ...

something I have pondered many times.
Which is better. learning to sail on one boat on one cruise (and Learn) trip.
Or learning to sail one lesson or day at a time on several different boats?
each...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Learning the right way: advice needed!

Yes, nice wee boats easy to sail and perform well should be able to find a nice one for not to much.
There is no single right way to learn. Do what works for you.
I din't take my toddlers sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Topping Lift from shroud cleat on the backstay??

I used to sail a Catalina 27 with a Topping lift on the back stay as you describe.
It works.
I can't begin to list all the reasons I disliked it.
It tends to act like a sheet once its attached. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Topping Lift from shroud cleat on the backstay??

Not usually. I have been known to take the weight of the boom with the topping lift in light airs so as to let the sail fill. Not a trick I use often but it does work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 2,372
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Boarding after a Slip

I don't have any real statistics to refer to.
My family have a few tragedies from the past, lost at sea, part of seafaring. Two of them from when I was young involved getting to and from the boat,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 6,625
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

Good Job, Very well done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Reefing ties remaining on the main? Good or bad practice?

Personal preference, not good not bad.
To some extent depends how deep the reef is. a big bunch of sail hanging down can obscure your view. Its good idea to get it out the way. Though I personally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Advice for a dinghy sailor's first trip on a big boat

K.I.S.S.

You reputedly have experienced skippers and mates.

What to expect, A good time.
Have you got a planned itinerary, if so go over it, where are you going, interesting things to see, any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Cruise Ship

The first one has been floating around the interweb for a while,
The question is why was it where it was, I don't know the answer but some cruise ships go to the Antarctic, its billed as part of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: 1976 catalina 22 possible purchase

Take 1200 bucks with you and by it. or try showing him the color of 1000.
you can't go wrong they are great little boats.
Lift it and have a look just to make sure the keels not about to fall off.
Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Hang a Bruce on the rail?

I had a C&C 24 with a small "Danforth" which hung from clips on the pulpit. No fore deck locker just a hawspipe and a bucket bellow for the rode and chain.

Anchored all over with it never had a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

Back in the day when i used to teach sailing I taught the school preferred method of MOB. I came to the conclusion there are as many methods as there are instructors.
Mostly it was just a good way...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

By the time I come back you will be to cold and tired for me to worry about your threats of violence:wink
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Astoria to San Juans passage

I did this trip not long ago, June, two years, in a C&C 35.
Astoria to Neah Bay Just under 48 hours.
Left Astoria after fueling up when fuel dock opened at 0900. They say its best to cross the Bar...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,105
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

I came back again,

Had a really nice single handed afternoon, evening, and night trip from the SGI through Active Pass and across the straights up past Sand Heads to Jericho. Beautiful sunset...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Uricanejack
Smoke on the Water

Smoke on the Water.
Came across from SSI to Vancouver today. and experienced something new to me. Poor Visibility due to smoke. Didn't realize what it was at first. A light dusting of ash on the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-05-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,402
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: visit Cuba

I'd love to go to Cuba. lots of other Canadians do.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: What would u do? (bareboat dilemma #2)

Some years ago I chartered, from a local charter company.
On one week long charter I had picked a nice boat. while we were away the engine kill switch broke. or more accurately stuck in the kill...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Astra 3 proffesional

Yes.
Where to start what do you know? Or not know? What would you like to learn?

Do you know how to check a sextant for errors and adjust it?
Which would be a good place to start.
Your sextant...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

+1 used to have one. great little boat, lots of fun
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-01-2015
Replies: 125
Views: 12,151
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

I cant say for sure but probably not.
For commercial certification time is recorded not miles. 1 day worked and paid on deck = 1 days sea time. even when tied up. the rules are a bit tighter now for...
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