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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By bljones
Practice how to reef your main IF your jib is...

Practice how to reef your main
IF your jib is hank on, run jib downhaul.
If your jib is furling, learn how to furl it down and reset your jib blocks, or cars.
Enjoy the fury of the storm. Your...
Forum: Living Aboard   5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
  Newbie
Views: 405
Posted By bljones
"WHY?" Is a great question....

"WHY?" Is a great question. http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2011/04/living-aboard-philosothinking.html?m=1
Forum: Introduce Yourself   5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By bljones
Answers: 1.easy. 2.less easy. 3.Stay on the...

Answers:
1.easy.
2.less easy.
3.Stay on the peninsula. This ain't for you. When your first priority is wifi, sailing is not for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By bljones
Re: Thank You, Sailnet

We bought an S2 8.0C
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By bljones
Re: Thank You, Sailnet

LOL...strangely enough, it is. Sorta.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 326
Views: 33,986
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

Time to play catch-up.

Dock Six Chronicles: SWMBO's New Ride (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2015/06/swmbos-new-ride.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By bljones
Thank You, Sailnet

The tale can now be told. Last year, Sailnet, and sailnetters, played integral parts in the acquisition of our new-to-us boat, Karma. Without the over-the-top assistance of the chatterlings in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By bljones
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 326
Views: 33,986
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

Still around, and back in the water. Dock Six Chronicles: It's THAT day!!! (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2015/05/its-that-day.html)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By bljones
SAIL Snowbird Rally 2015- Now less for more

Wow, is this cynical. This year, SAIL magazine is again backing a ICW Snowbird Rally, building on the success the inaugural event saw last year.

But, they have ditched a long time SAIL columnist,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 37,134
Posted By bljones
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sail well, and sail long, compadre.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2015
Replies: 326
Views: 33,986
Posted By bljones
Re: Shameless plug

"what I did this winter" essay:
Dock Six Chronicles: Head Games (http://docksixchronicles.blogspot.ca/2015/03/head-games.html)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 3,948
Posted By bljones
Re: My 128th good film - and the future of sailing journalism

I figure that blogging is essentially literary masturbation- you do it for yourself. If you're lucky, and/or smart, you find an audience. Any actual real income is both unexpected and gratifying,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,270
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Not really- at least 4 out of those 6 months it is too cold and snowy to actually work, and, really, this isn't nuclear reactor design- there isn't as much "studying" as there is gruntwork. So, our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,270
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I've never missed a season, and i sail longer and deeper into the season than most- first in, last out, even wiht all that damn do it yourself work. And I am not standing around waiting for mechanics...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By bljones
Re: Soft Hull problem on prospect boat

walk away- this is more boat than you want to handle and there are lost of better boats out there under $2500 with their engines already installed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,270
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

Fair enough.
Those who sail, sail.
those who learn the skills... keep sailing. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 5,270
Posted By bljones
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

When you "hit the end of your expertise level"... bust through it.

At one time, I didn't know"deep mechanical" or "deep electrical' either...but i have never had 'deep pockets", so I had to dig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By bljones
Re: 40 ft sailboat with 800kg/1729 Lbs Drugs arrested!!

*sigh*... big trouble for moose and squirrel.
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/166/f/c/rocky_bullwinkle_sad_by_chausseeca-d7mif4m.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,200
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

High road, passive aggressive elitism, low road, unadorned aggression, thirdhand- politically correct offense taken, mods bashed, religious slights recognized and remarked.... and the KKK card...
Forum: Weather   02-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,468
Posted By bljones
Re: Do I really need to spend big bucks on a weather station

All of the above advice plus a good selection of wind sites, like windalert, windfinder and windguru. They all have good coverage of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Forum: Electronics   02-20-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By bljones
Re: West Marine - Big sale on Lowrance HDS 5 unit, Friday only

NMEA2000 AND includes Nautic Insight charts, and a 200 khz sounder. that is a screaming deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,434
Posted By bljones
Re: Ouch !!!

how many wraps do you have around the winch now, George?
4 wraps might be tough to fit on a winch the size of the winches on your tanzer 22, but 3 will certainly take the load off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 22,767
Posted By bljones
Re: Hughes Sailboats

Many of the early Hughes 38s had a trim tab.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,200
Posted By bljones
Re: The Chicken is on the market

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140805055410/super-villain/images/9/91/3998596-dr-evil.jpg


You should have used sharks. with frickin lazers on their heads.
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