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Search: Posts Made By: johnsail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,034
Posted By johnsail
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I sail in warmer waters on the East Coast and to and from Bermuda. My big problem is getting from the bottom of the companionway ladder to the deck, and then to behind the helm quickly yet securely. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-28-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,146
Posted By johnsail
Re: Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Sorry about the repetition on SailNet's many threads. I appreciate the kind words about the Annapolis Book and the video/DVD series. A lot of time, effort, and more tangible contributions on my and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-27-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 5,146
Posted By johnsail
Re: Annapolis Book of Seamanship

FROM JOHN ROUSMANIERE, December 27, 2013: The new, greatly revised, 4th edition of THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP will be available in January. The new features include many constructive lessons...
Forum: Apps & Authors 12-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By johnsail
Re: Annapolis Book of Seamanship New Edition

As a Kindle-user, I appreciate your point. Eventually the book business might appreciate it, too, but right now it's struggling to sort out this clash of conflicting technologies.
Forum: Apps & Authors 12-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By johnsail
Re: Annapolis Book of Seamanship New Edition

Thanks. You have a good point. I take it as a compliment that you'd like to have both versions, one for study and the other for hands-on. I write in the new introduction, "The aim for 30 years has...
Forum: Apps & Authors 12-13-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By johnsail
Re: Annapolis Book of Seamanship New Edition

Many thanks. A lot of eyeballs reviewed the text and proofs. Simon & Schuster is a careful publisher. As you as a technical editor surely know, typos and gremlins still sneak through in any...
Forum: Apps & Authors 11-26-2013
Replies: 510
Views: 115,772
Posted By johnsail
Re: Recommended Reading

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Accepting your invitation to showcase my wares, I'm pleased to announce that the updated new 4th edition of my book THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK...
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By johnsail
Annapolis Book of Seamanship New Edition

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I'm pleased to announce that production is ending on the new 4th edition of THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By johnsail
Re: Safety at Sea by MTAM

This magazine, titled SAFETY AT SEA, is handed out at all US Sailing-certified safety at sea seminars. It's also available from US SAILING, 1 Maritime Drive, Portsmouth, RI 02871 (401-683-0800). The...
Forum: Apps & Authors 02-05-2010
Replies: 510
Views: 115,772
Posted By johnsail
Southwest and by West of Cape Cod is a WONDERFUL...

Southwest and by West of Cape Cod is a WONDERFUL book -- and not just for Cape Codders or just sailors. It's about a boy's growing up on the seashore and in boats under the loving eye of a father...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 6,959
Posted By johnsail
Thanks. I don't know that one, but there are...

Thanks. I don't know that one, but there are others that you may be familiar with others that tease out lessons learned to one degree or another. Tony Farrington's fine book on the great 1994 Queen's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 6,959
Posted By johnsail
Fastnet, etc

From John Rousmaniere: Thanks, Jeff and the others, for your kind words about my book FASTNET, FORCE 10 and my piece that ran in Scuttlebutt on Friday, kicking off other Fastnet stories. A crucially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By johnsail
No, not Captain John. John Rousmaniere

No, not Captain John.

John Rousmaniere
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,135
Posted By johnsail
There will be a COB rescue demonstration, a helo...

There will be a COB rescue demonstration, a helo demo, and much else besides at an all-day Safety at Sea Seminar in Toledo, Ohio, on April 24th. I'm the moderator and Captain John Bonds will speak.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2009
Replies: 77
Views: 5,135
Posted By johnsail
Crewoverboard rescue

From John Rousmaniere:

Whether done solo or by a team, any rescue of someone who's gone into the water is not easy. The best solution, of course, is not to need a solution at all. It's...
Forum: Apps & Authors 06-11-2008
Replies: 510
Views: 115,772
Posted By johnsail
Thanks, Roy1948!! John Rousmaniere

Thanks, Roy1948!!

John Rousmaniere
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-26-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 8,311
Posted By johnsail
Preparing for the storm

Some thoughts about heading offshore at

http://blog.oceannavigator.com/personal_insights/rousmaniere_on_killer_storms_at_sea/
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-12-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By johnsail
Is there a boom vang/preventer?

:oJibs, mainsails -- there's a difference? My mistake! :o

Does the boat have a boom vang? It keeps the boom from lifting (and the leech from curving off) when the sheet is eased on a reach. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-11-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,444
Posted By johnsail
Jib leads and leech cords

This sounds like either a leech cord or a jib lead problem. Either way, it's a simple fix.

If tightening the leech cord (cable) inside the leech (the sail's back edge) doesn't do the job, the jib...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-06-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,613
Posted By johnsail
Books

Thanks, Camaraderie. I'm not too modest to decline to acknowledge your and others' kind comments about THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK of SEAMANSHIP. Three editions ago, I wrote it for sailors for use both as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 6,080
Posted By johnsail
That indicates how much load a rig presses on a...

That indicates how much load a rig presses on a hull, and also how a well-engineered post can do the job. How big is the boat?

For those who'd like to read up on rigging and masts, take a look at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 6,080
Posted By johnsail
Deck- or keel-stepped masts?

The issue of where the mast is stepped (meaning where its bottom, the heel, rests) is important. There are trade-offs but I think the choice is pretty clear if you're going offshore, or sailing in SF...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 6,249
Posted By johnsail
How about an A-sail??

As everybody's been saying, the point of twin sheets is to facilitate a dip-pole jibe by keeping a traditional spinnaker under control while the pole's moved from one side of the headstay to the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,281
Posted By johnsail
COB/MOB Visibility

The quick stop is my favorite go-to maneuver, too. But if the SF Bay tests summarized in the COB Symposium Final Report and other experiences show anything, it's that different boats -- heavy, light,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-23-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,281
Posted By johnsail
Man/crew overboard

How wonderful that someone's thinking about and practicing a recovery -- and is honest and caring enough to report problems! That's step 1 in addressing an issue that most people prefer to wish away....
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