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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I never said 40-50 knots and 8 ft seas was a typical weekend in Chesapeake Bay in my comment. Here is what I said:

Yes it was heeled over, yes it had up too much sail for the conditions and given...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Different situation. We are discussing a video...

Different situation. We are discussing a video where a boat traveling downwind passed another boat under sail.

There was another situation where a larger boat "ran-over" a smaller boat and kept...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Reading through all these posts of stop or not to...

Reading through all these posts of stop or not to stop I am amazed at the number people who:

1. State the boat was in distress. Yes it was heeled over, yes it had up too much sail for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Now some facts are starting to emerge: ...

Now some facts are starting to emerge:

http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/04/james_spann_on_dauphin_island.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
I sail in Pensacola Bay just east of Mobile. The...

I sail in Pensacola Bay just east of Mobile. The weather for the whole region that weekend was predicted just as you describe. I was disappointed all week that I might not be able to sail for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
I agree with Smackdaddy here. In that video that...

I agree with Smackdaddy here. In that video that boat did not appear to be in distress.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
I think the discerning factor in anchor or not to...

I think the discerning factor in anchor or not to anchor is sea room . I suggested anchoring was a good idea but that suggestion was based on an assumption of limited sea room. Also true for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
I assume from what I've read it was because the...

I assume from what I've read it was because the weather report was a bit vague. And the report indicated thunderstorms - not "sustained storms". As has been said repeatedly, if you insist on never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
learning tool

I think most of us are just trying to learn something from this situation. We may sound critical but the analysis raises some questions.

Questions I ask myself:

1. Would I have even left the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
watched video

Why wasn't the boat into the wind?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
I believe that I read that a line of...

I believe that I read that a line of thunderstorms had gone through already, followed by beautiful weather and forecasts that the weather was supposed to continue. How many times have people here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Now I Gotta Ask

According to the National Weather Service:

A thunderstorm watch for all of southern Alabama, including Mobile Bay, was issued around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, alerting all residents in the affected...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
When in trouble keep your bow pointed into the...

When in trouble keep your bow pointed into the wind. I sail in the Chesapeake with shallow water, steep waves and short intervals.

I have also sailed off the coast of Maine with larger swells.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
Nancy Any boat irregardless of size or shape...

Nancy

Any boat irregardless of size or shape is most stable when the bow is pointed directly into the wind.

When waves are so high that water is crashing down onto the boat the boat may fill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
no 2nd guessing

Apologies if I sound like I am second guessing the organizers it's not my intent.

When you hear about something like this your first response is: WHOA!

Then you start worrying about all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
forecast

I am having a hard time understanding this. My understanding is that severe thunderstorms were forecast. (Someone please correct this if I am wrong)

I also understand that at one point earlier in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,118
Posted By andrewoliv
More Info?

I have read that the regatta had been cancelled. But an hour later it was a go. I am sure someone was looking at a weather radar. So this just popped up out of nowhere?
Forum: Apps & Authors   08-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By andrewoliv
Ipad/ Bad Elf and Which App?

Good point DR. However buying the bad elf to add functionality is throwing good money after bad IMHO.

That's why I suggested the investment in the iPAD mini. Yes it's more expensive but is a much...
Forum: Apps & Authors   08-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By andrewoliv
Ipad/ Bad Elf and Which App?

Get iPAD mini with the WiFi and Cellular option. GPS built in then add the Garmin Blue Chart App. Well worth the investment
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By andrewoliv
Mariner 36 (New Hampshire)

There is a Mariner board. Invite only. Folks rave about their Mariner 36's. I have a 1979 Mariner 28 and am very pleased with it.

I can send you an invite privately if you wish to exchange emails
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By andrewoliv
Re: how to adjust jib leads on toe rail

i could use the tracks with a smaller jib. However, I sail with a 135 and using the tracks the jib would interfere with the shrouds and I cant trim the headsail properly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By andrewoliv
Re: how to adjust jib leads on toe rail

The above drawing doesnt work. I have tracks installed there and they are too "inside" for the size jib I fly (135). I have had to remove the jib sheet from the track and attach to a snap block on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By andrewoliv
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By andrewoliv
how to adjust jib leads on toe rail

I have been heading upwind and adjusting. Was hoping there was some magical piece of hardware. A barber hauler may be an option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By andrewoliv
how to adjust jib leads on toe rail

I sail a Mariner 28 and I have to put the jib leads on the toe rail in order to get the desired sail shape.

I use snatch blocks on the toe rail. This is a pain to adjust. I was in strong winds...
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