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Search: Posts Made By: SailingJackson
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,486
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

I've seen that and some other reports of controlled situations where people simulated solo overboard and trying to get back on board. Seems like the conclusion from anyone who has actually tested...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: sailing around Michigan

Brad,

Wave as you go past. I bought a boat in Toronto area and will be sailing to Lake Michigan in a few weeks. Eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan has endless harbors and anchorages. Great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Whisker pole end fittings.....

On my previous boat (36') I elected to get the clip type fittings on either end. That pole could go out to 22' and I got the clip type because it seemed more general purpose. I figured if I were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Picking out a whisker pole

Yea, I guess I did. Survey is next week. I looked at used Tartan, Alden, Sabre, and Morse and decided I just didn't want to give up all the modern design features. I was going to go to Sweden and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By SailingJackson
Picking out a whisker pole

Seems like the standard recommendation for a whisker pole on a Catalina 445 is for a pole that will extend to 24'. I'm wondering if 27' pole might work better. The attached image shows a 24' and...
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By SailingJackson
Raymarine Android App

I know the more recent Raymarine chartplotters work with an iPad, but has anyone tried them on an Android tablet? HP makes a 12" tablet which would seem to be a lot nicer option than the smaller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Single handed docking...

I'd agree that the primary solution is the aft spring, picking up a line left for that purpose, which you left behind hanging on a dock hanger. There remains the problem of what you do if, in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Where do the costs of a bigger boat come from?

If a boat were a blob shape then costs sensitive to surface area (sails, bottom pain, deck wash, varnish, etc) would rise as the square of the basic linear dimension. Costs sensitive to volume (lead...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Needing to use engine alternator vs. generator

Of course it depends. In terms of physics and the 2nd law of thermodynamics, running a generator and charger has a lot more places for losses. The path of energy flow has more stuff to go through. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 3,162
Posted By SailingJackson
Yes and No

Yes,
In the past 5 years there are longer waiting lists for dock slips, yacht clubs have been busier, and boat sales have been improving. This is a short term recovery of the great recession.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 30,299
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Lakes in the US to Sail

Lake Superior is a superior lake. If you like warm water you should avoid it. Only go there if you like clean water, beautiful scenery, a large island group under protection of the federal National...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,916
Posted By SailingJackson
Anybody ever go too big?

I've been thinking about moving up from the Beneteau, Bavaria, Catalina, Jeanneau sort of world and moving into the Sabre, Hallberg-Rassy, Morris, Alden sort of world. As I look around everyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,139
Posted By SailingJackson
Talking Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

What sorts of boats are you talking about? Very few of the J boats, X Yachts, or French boats get anywhere near those numbers. Outside of dedicated race boats the typical numbers are more like 18 or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,139
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Then look for a D/L of 200 to 160, an SA/D of 18 to 17, and a Motion Comfort Ratio of 25 or more. Don't worry too much about the SA/D as you can always reef early.

If the boat is rigged correctly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,139
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Perhaps you meant to say D/L, and 160 to 200 seem fine, but SA/D of 23? Seems like only the racing sleds go that far. Are you including downwind sails for the SA/D number? Perhaps the OP was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Single hand timer

I do that route a lot. You have 115 Nmi which could be done in 30 hours if you keep up 4 knot average. If you can manage to maintain 5 knots then it's only 23 hours. That's a direct line which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Single hand timer

I've done a fair amount. I'll take naps under the following conditions:

Areas without frequent recreational traffic
Only on offshore tack, never when headed toward shore
Using a standard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

The issue of getting from helm to the side deck and then to dock is a good point. I just got back from the Chicago boat show and walked a few boats. The Catalina 445 seems OK in that respect, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,887
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

I'm glad to hear that Hanse is serving you well. Certainly they please a lot of people. Never the less, in terms of quality of build I'm probably thinking along the same lines as the consensus seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,154
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: One Ship Stupid

I agree as a general concept and the genoa block issue is clearly debatable, but I did help out a guy who really seemed to need help. He was a typical self-taught sailor. His boat had a short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,887
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. With the research I've done I have pretty much altered directions. I've always known that, with the right rigging, I could handle just about any size boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

I understand your point but I've certainly had occasions where I've been docking solo and sent into a slip where there's a good crosswind (18 knots) and another boat opposite the dock, without poles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

That might be true, but I don't think so. My day job involves control system engineering and I know how modern RF things work. Things like garage door openers can just send out bleeps and get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 4,444
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

A few things about the middle-quality build of the earlier Catalina and most middle class sorts of boats.

Thru hulls are often not in the right place. To check all my thru hulls in an emergency...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Satirical comments a usually amusing, but I distinctly remember the same comments in made 1992 regarding roller furling. In 1988 it was considered folly to go cruising offshore without the tools for...
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