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Search: Posts Made By: jwing
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By jwing
Re: South Coast 22 vs Catalina 22

First: Do not buy the Cat22 you write about. There are many Cat22s available that are in good shape and for less money. The dealer is preying on your newbieness.

Second: I wouldn't get too hung up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,153
Posted By jwing
Re: Flying drones

WARNING: this post is not sailing-related:



Avalanche danger is highest during weather conditions that prohibit flight, therefore drones are not considered viable avalanche-control tools....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By jwing
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

I hate those Bahamian fighter seagulls. How do keep them from harassing you?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,943
Posted By jwing
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

When chartering in the Caribbean, my friends and I have learned from experience that our vacations are more pleasant when we take off our shoes before we step into the cockpit (and of course, into...
Forum: herSailNet 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 5,571
Posted By jwing
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,036
Posted By jwing
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

Yes. In my experience, the best way to break through the status quo is start with a brainstorming session where all ideas are presented and recorded without regard to their practicality. No criticism...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By jwing
Re: Mast Question

That reminds me...all the trailer-stored boats at my marina are blocked with wood and/or concrete blocks. Generally, the blocking is placed at the back of the trailer and the trailer jack is cranked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,036
Posted By jwing
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

My experience with whitewater canoes and kayaks, which suffer abrasion that is degrees of magnitude more severe than most sailboats are subject to (Granted, kayaks are made from something different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,036
Posted By jwing
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

Yes. However, the correct spelling is: funnin'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By jwing
Re: Mast Question

I "drysail" my O'Day Mariner. Not only is it less expensive than a slip, it is also decreases boat maintenance, since the bottom of my boat does not get fouled. No bird poop like the slipped boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,036
Posted By jwing
Re: Plasti Dip as a bottom paint

I have no basis to make any judgment regarding the suitability of Plastic Dip for a bottom paint. But I LOVE the creative, outside-the-box thinking! BRAVO!

I wonder how much drag the plastci dip...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By jwing
Re: More newbie questions

This is what I do. For me it is the best combination of cost, convenience, and low maintenance. I know I wouldn't sail as much if I had to step/unstep my mast for each outing. Dry storage is much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,503
Posted By jwing
Re: More newbie questions

1. Buy a basic sailing book. Read it some. Go sailing. Re-read the part you read before. Read some more. Go sailing. Repeat as many times as you enjoy. Each time out practice the skills you already...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By jwing
Re: Sailing Newbie here--help to decide on sailboat

Don't buy a jib downhaul; make one. It's easy, simply search the net to see how it works. You'll need a length of rope (no need to get fancy) tied to the uppermost hank, a pulley attached at the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By jwing
Re: Sailing Newbie here--help to decide on sailboat

That looks like a great boat.

I recommend that you install a jib downhaul as one of your first improvements. Going up on that little deck to lower the jib is pretty scary at times. A downhaul is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,583
Posted By jwing
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

I've always said, "If you insist on creating a narrative when you don't have all the facts, you might as well make it a narrative that is pleasant and not critical."

Minnewaska did it correctly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By jwing
Re: Mono hull to Cat

Back when I chartered, well, it was in the olden days before the interwebs, and I didn't subscribe to any of the magazines, either. Therefore, I had no idea that catamaran sailing requires...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By jwing
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

No problem with skin drying. But maybe I'm genetically blessed with non-drying skin and non-chapping lips. I also drink a lot of water. On the other hand, I dislike the feel of oils and lotions on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By jwing
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

I discovered that Listerine works as well as anything else and it feels and smells good on my skin. Yes, Listerine, the mouthwash. It cools the skin, does not leave a greasy, smelly residue.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,630
Posted By jwing
Re: ICW - Worth the Trip?

For a description of my ICW trip south from St. Augustine, see Mark's post #3, minus the expectation of pseudo-Euro charm, or any charm at all, for we were in Florida. The most interesting aspect of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,434
Posted By jwing
Re: Clutches, jammers, and hi-tech lines

Have you seen the November 2014 Practical Sailor feature, "Rope Clutches Tighten Their Grip. Engineers explore new ways to clamp down on high-tech lines."?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,453
Posted By jwing
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

The first and strongest thing that comes to mind is my combination bottle opener/corkscrew.

But that seems too trite. I'll go with my Sharpie permanent marker. I've recorded nut/bolt sizes right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,098
Posted By jwing
Re: One Ship Stupid

That snark might have actually been snarky if I had made the original link to animatedknots.com.



I think animatedknots.com does a good job of explaining the strengths and weaknesses in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,098
Posted By jwing
Re: One Ship Stupid

Animatedknots.com also has a good discussion on why Figure 8 knots are not the best stopper knot. I learned that the hard way twice; once I lost a halyard and once a jib sheet got away from me due to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,098
Posted By jwing
Re: One Ship Stupid

Oh delicious irony! The link shown above demonstrates the Cleat Hitch for a halyard. The same website shows how to make a Deck Cleat Hitch, which is the same as described by vega1860 in post #17.
...
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