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Search: Posts Made By: MITBeta
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,131
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

I assumed he was DSQ'd for starting his engine.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 13,810
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

In case anyone is still looking for this, it's page 84 of the January 2014 issue:

ISSUU - Latitude 38 Jan. 2014 by Latitude 38 Publishing, LLC
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 2,317
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Sailboat hits Power Line in Cocoa, Florida!

I believe the "air breakers" to which you refer are disconnects that are used only after the main breakers have been opened so that a line can be taken out of service. This is what happens when you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 4,470
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Too Much, Too Soon?

You need to STOP the boat to heave to (or nearly so). make a slow tack leaving the jib alone so that it becomes back winded. When you are head to wind, keep the boat pointed here until you are...
Forum: US Northeast 11-26-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Riggers in Massachusetts

I used Rigging Only to have a new rig built earlier this summer. They made some kind of a mistake related to a change in the hardware they were using, but they fixed it immediately with no questions...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,634
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

My wife and I stayed with friends in the Outer Banks this summer and we all wanted to go sailing, so we rented 2 Hobie Getaways. I had some trouble tacking at first, but my wife (who has WAY less...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-29-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,690
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Kid overboad plan

The great thing about inflatables is that you can deflate, or partially deflate them, swim, and then re-inflate.
Forum: Racing 08-28-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Rule 10 and rule 18?

Boat B should have used its starboard tack status to its advantage earlier (before the zone) or jibed and used its leeward status to its advantage earlier. Once in the zone, the inside boat gets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By MITBeta
Re: I saw the USS Constitution under sail!

We also see the Constitution at least once a week, since she's docked two piers over from the Courageous Sailing Center. But we did get to see her on the water last week as well. We saw her sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,594
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Capsizing fears

15 Type I lifevests = 330 lbs of buoyancy. Keelboat weighs 1300 lbs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 5,892
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Nuclear s(n)ubs

Ha, ha, ha, ha, hah! Excuse me while I clean my drink off of my monitor... :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,037
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Any sailors in new england?

My boat is on a trailer, but I like the Bristol boat ramps: Colt State Park and Mt. Hope Bay. I'm not sure I want to bring my boat through the currents under the Sakonnet River bridge, though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,594
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Capsizing fears

I sail a Rhodes 19 frequently and have been out in 20 knot winds, gusting to 30. You need to know how to "feather" the boat into the wind -- ride the line between close hauled and the no-go zone. ...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,284
Posted By MITBeta
Re: racing rules question narrow channel

I don't think there's anything in the rules about boat lengths, but the privileged boat definitely needs to give the give way boat time to react when asserting that privilege. I was in a race a...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2012
Replies: 53
Views: 4,284
Posted By MITBeta
Re: racing rules question narrow channel

So why didn't you luff him up instead? Or tack and get out ahead of him? Or slow down, let him go by and tack under him?

I'm not saying you weren't right, but you still had a lot of options.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Dinghy sailing - tacking

Ballast in a dinghy is important too. Move to the low (leeward) side of the boat just before you start the tack. This will start the boat turning into the wind. Then move the rudder AS LITTLE AS...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By MITBeta
Re: An occurance on Rainbow Bay

The Rhodes should sail very slowly on jib alone in LIGHT winds, from my experience. But in heavy winds the wind will be putting more effort into turning the boat off the wind than driving it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MITBeta
Re: What to look for, look out for in a used sail

Thanks, Rich. I'll be making use of your tips.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MITBeta
What to look for, look out for in a used sail

I saw a Craigslist ad today for a used main for my exact model of my boat. My main is all blown out and is so bad that I can't make ANY progress to windward under main alone.

How do I evaluate...
Forum: US Northeast 06-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Quonset Airshow anchoring

Thanks for all the advice. We got a late start on the day and came out of Colt State Park in Bristol. We ended up getting down to about the R6 nun off the west side of Prudence Island just as the...
Forum: US Northeast 06-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By MITBeta
Quonset Airshow anchoring

I'm thinking about taking my O'Day 20 out to the airshow tomorrow at Quonset Point. Anyone have any advice about good anchoring spots where we won't get rolled too much? I'll probably be using a...
Forum: US Northeast 06-13-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By MITBeta
Re: Dock and Dines?

I'll add one more to this thread:

Looks like Legal Seafood opened docks at its Boston Harborside location this season:

Legal Sea Foods - The Standard for Quality and Freshness in the Restaurant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By MITBeta
I have no furling genoa fairlead tracks...

... and need some. Here's what the rail of my O'Day 20 looks like:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HBILoZyWh8M/T9k2LTRRgzI/AAAAAAAACPw/wm2bgMATRIM/s548/IMG_20120530_201640.jpg
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By MITBeta
Re: cant attach lower shrouds help!

Make sure nothing is kinked or twisted...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-08-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,503
Posted By MITBeta
Re: How to secure a baby

We have taken a car seat on fin keel daysailors (Rhodes 19) as a place to put an infant if a 2nd set of hands was needed in a pinch. HOWEVER, we never strapped our kid into it. He could sit in the...
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