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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By chip
Re: Learning the right way: advice needed!

I learned how to sail on a Catalina 22 with the same sort of ideas in mind. Cheap to buy. Cheap to own. Small enough to slap your hand when you mess up and give you the sort of education that you're...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By chip
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By chip
Re: Thank You, Sailnet

Woo!

Congratulations on getting published blj.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By chip
Re: Yet Another Leaky Portlight Thread

Given the state of the three I've done so far and the evidence of previous failed quick fixes, I think I'll feel better knowing it's just done correctly. I'm hoping to do this right and to not need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By chip
Re: Yet Another Leaky Portlight Thread

Well that sucked. Almost a year later and I actually around to resealing the portlights. Or at least some of them.

http://sailingfortuitous.com/sites/default/files/2015_08_08_adhesives.jpg

The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By chip
Re: Jib Track on Catalina 27

Hmm. The track is supposed to go all the way to the stern, but it should also be longer than 4' (at least it is on my '82). Mine is just like the one in shnool's photo--it goes from about the second...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By chip
Re: Favorite Sailing Song

I never listen to music while sailing, but I do maintain a couple playlists of Yacht Rock and assorted nonsense for use in nautical contexts: Sailing Playlists | Sailing Fortuitous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,084
Posted By chip
Re: harpoons

I almost exclusively refer to my boat hook as a harpoon. Not my wife's boat hook, mind you. Hers is mostly still mostly functional; it has its rubber pads on the plastic hook and it can successfully...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By chip
Re: Toilet Backup

I know almost nothing about marine heads, but my first thought was the joker valve too.

My head was doing the same thing, and I opted for the shotgun approach of buying a rebuild kit...having...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,224
Posted By chip
Re: Riding Sail

I think it would work from the topping lift.

One thing that was hard for me to accept was that it doesn't go on the centerline of the boat. It seems like a riding sail should work like the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 1,787
Posted By chip
Re: Computer Upgrade

Do you mean the charts or the software? You probably already know this, but Windows software won't run natively on Linux (or vice versa).

The charts might work in OpenCPN in Ubuntu, depending on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 1,787
Posted By chip
Re: Computer Upgrade

OpenCPN runs great on Ubuntu, even on older hardware.

And yeah, MS just laid off 7,800 people, mostly in the phone division. I thought this was a fairly even-handed analysis:

Windows Phone is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,618
Posted By chip
Re: Boat Shoes

I'm have radically mixed feelings about this, but these are my favorite boat shoes of all time:

http://cdn3.sarenza.net/static/_img/productsV4/0000074854/HD_0000074854_174421_09.jpg?201403132041
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,484
Posted By chip
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

Yeah, on mine the cheek block is actually aft of the cringle. I don't know if that diagram is actually to scale or not. It's just something I found online, searching for images from the Catalina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,484
Posted By chip
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

A Catalina 27 will go to weather just fine on a reefed main (assuming it's reefed properly).

Here is me doing it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFAZ6HRwcyc

Charrob, as others have said,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By chip
Re: is VHF STILL the only way to contact bridges?

I was stuck at a bridge for a half hour once when the attendant wouldn't answer on the VHF. Eventually I had remembered that I had seen telephone numbers when I looked up the drawbridge schedules (it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 3,065
Posted By chip
Re: Splash 2015

My boat is technically in the water but I still haven't really sailed yet, which is perhaps even more damaging to my psyche than if it were just on the hard.

It's always something: Enlightenment |...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By chip
Re: Bet your Marina doesn't do this on Opening day!

At a yacht club with a gaff-rigged flag pole, you fly it like you do on a boat, where the burgee is higher and the ensign is on the gaff. The gaff is the the most honored position in that type of...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By chip
Re: Tuckerton NJ Channel

Please let us know how it goes. I'm also curious about that area.

I've been to Tuckerton via the western side of Little Egg Harbor, and I've been to Beach Haven (and as far as AC) via the ICW, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By chip
Re: Land sickness ?

Cheers! Glad you liked it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 3,065
Posted By chip
Re: Splash 2015

This is my first spring with a boat big enough to require a lift, and it's making me crazy. On my old 22, we would have been sailing by now.

We technically splashed by some measure, but we're...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By chip
Re: Land sickness ?

We used to get landsick from as little as a weekend aboard. That doesn't happen anymore, but on longer trips, we still get it.

I wrote a little bit about it once here: Landsick | Sailing...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   04-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By chip
Re: I hate the default to mobile site

I also use Tapatalk.

And I totally agree that Sailing Anarchy's mobile site is rad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,869
Posted By chip
Re: Tanker goes out of control on Delaware River

They kind of do appear out of nowhere when you're in a 3000 ft long dogleg in the channel and can't see around the the corner. It's nothing that you can't avoid, but it can be unnerving and would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,869
Posted By chip
Re: Tanker goes out of control on Delaware River

Crazy. Not to fuel the armchair quarterbacking, but that spot is on Chart 12314, just west of Burlington Island, if you're curious. It almost hit the range mark, so it was initially going the right...
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