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Search: Posts Made By: arknoah
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,372
Posted By arknoah
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

This is pretty much my philosophy, too. I prefer to err on the side of caution, and I always put mine on while we're still in the slip and wear it until we get back and are fully secured in the slip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By arknoah
Re: mystery item from rigging

Oh wow. I was sure this was the right answer....:)
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,256
Posted By arknoah
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

Yeah, that's pretty much key to everything....:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By arknoah
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,072
Posted By arknoah
Re: Some people's children...

This negative back and forth does discourage me a bit. It's not always easy coming to the site and see people sniping at each other.

All I usually want to do is read interesting posts about my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,330
Posted By arknoah
Re: ketch or schooner

From this link and picture

1978 Freedom 40 Sail Boat For Sale - (

I would be inclined to go...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-20-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,925
Posted By arknoah
Re: ASA Course test

I recall that the test for 101 is pretty easy, and in my course, everyone got at least 95% according to the instructor. While I wouldn't condone the group test approach as described in the original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 10,962
Posted By arknoah
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

There is something to be said for this approach. Not long ago, I was at the marina, and noticed that lots of really nicely appointed and respected boats weren't getting out as often as I was in a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By arknoah
Re: First Boat???

I think that's the nub -- trailerable without being hard to launch yet also big enough for even overnight camping seems like a pretty big gap to bridge. As suggested for a great starter boat, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By arknoah
Re: My wife, the reluctant sailor

Wow. I just saw this as a really neat story about how he had a great cruise and his wife shared it with him -- her way. Seemed like a pretty good time to me....:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,697
Posted By arknoah
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

Boy, that does seem like overkill, doesn't it?:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,666
Posted By arknoah
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Oh yeah, the learn to sail on a dinghy thing. You've got a great boat, and I can tell you that if I had started on a dinghy, it wouldn't have taken me long after a few capsizes to say the hell with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,666
Posted By arknoah
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Basically, yes. I took my ASA 101 and 103 courses in 2010 (at age 53), and lots of things just didn't seem to make sense to me for awhile. Over time, though, some things will become second nature...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,493
Posted By arknoah
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I took a combined ASA 101/103 course in 2010 on a 29 foot C&C. Then, I purchased a 17 foot Whit sailboat, manufactured by SailMFG. When it became clear that the Whip was too small for us, we bought...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-04-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,091
Posted By arknoah
Re: New to using a slip

Yep. What he said. My theory is to have all the lines pre-measured so that all I have to do for some lines is to place the loop around my boat cleat, and to mark the bow lines and spring lines so I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,157
Posted By arknoah
Re: Physics of Sailing

And I, like many other sailors, have never forgotten that. It must be valuable, huh?:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,782
Posted By arknoah
Re: Boat naming conventions

We didn't quite do that, but Ilya, the manatee for whom we named our boat is male, so I refer to the boat as "it," or "the boat." It just seems weird to call a boat named for a male "she."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By arknoah
Re: Cold Weather Gear Recomendations

My recommendation is not for specific gear, but to keep your core warm first so that your extremities can then be warm. I have Raynaud's disease and I can get painfully cold in my finger tips in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,470
Posted By arknoah
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

Gee, I hope you don't have to swim well to sail, or else I've chosen the wrong hobby!

There's a great young adult book series by L.A. Meyer with the main character a young woman named Jackie...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By arknoah
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina

Amen to that. My wife was wondering if we should change from our current marina, which is on our local naval air station (clean, inexpensive, basic amenities) to the marina across the river where we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 214
Views: 14,600
Posted By arknoah
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Nope, I don't. Then again, I'm reasonably sure that my bathroom at home has little chance of sinking in the ocean while I'm in the shower.

When on board and out of the slip, we wear pfds --...
Forum: herSailNet 12-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,708
Posted By arknoah
Re: Wrapping a Steering Wheel

Now that's my kind of do it yourself!:)
Forum: herSailNet 12-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,708
Posted By arknoah
Re: Wrapping a Steering Wheel

I agree, though I didn't see anything offensive in DR Ferron's remarks. I saw it simply as a commentary and not a complaint: witness the smiley face she placed in the post.

There have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By arknoah
Re: Underwater Drone

My daughter participated in a summer science camp called "Sea Perch," which essentially built a drone like the one in the video. All they were doing was manuevering it underwater through some hoops,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By arknoah
Re: Finally Own A Boat

Actually, I rigged up a little self steering device from this guide,

Singlehanded Tips Book (

and found it works pretty well; I just had to find...
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