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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Dutch sailor missing in the Atlantic

No word yet from Sietse or his boat. Even under jury-rig he should have made landfall by now. Unfortunally for us and his family he didn't believe in any long distance emergency equipment like an...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Dutch sailor missing in the Atlantic

Thank you Group9. Getting the word out and asking for a lookout is all we can do right now I'm afraid.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By ilCigno
Dutch sailor missing in the Atlantic

On January 15th 2014 Dutch sailor Sietse Hagen left the port of Tenerife heading for the Caribbean islands. Since his departure, now over 60 days ago, he has not reported home. His friends and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Boom furling

From a sailing standpoint it's certainly better than in mast furling. You can always reach it when it fails and offers a much lower center of gravity. Besides these, I hear only trouble stories. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 3,155
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool

I think my winch handles come in first. Good for winching and killing fish....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By ilCigno
Re: My Fairclough Cover Failed

OK, different weather conditions, different defence measurements. The amount of snow is indeed a lot more than we have over here and cockpit draining in snowy conditions is indeed a serious issue,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By ilCigno
Re: My Fairclough Cover Failed

Reading this tread, I was wondering why this 'Fairclough' cover is being used at all. Here in the Netherlands you don't see structures like this at all. I can see the logic if you're a liveaboard,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Ya gotta see this

Wow, great video. Amazing what drones can show us today.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By ilCigno
Re: New on this forum

Thats really good info indeed :)
Could be a Collin Archer design.
Anyway, thanks for the welcome!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By ilCigno
New on this forum

Hi sailors, I've registered myself to this forum, so here's my small introduction.

My name is Timo, 49y, and I live in the Netherlands (you know, somewhere in the northern part of Europe,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Attaching Genoa Sheets

BTW, I use this 'old style soft shackle' (no dyneema) for connecting the sheets to my genua. It's fast to attach and has never let me down.
http://s8.postimg.org/k4778nbk5/PGKZ3396.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By ilCigno
Re: Attaching Genoa Sheets

I have attached my gennaker sheets with Dyneema soft shackles also. I made a short eye-splice in each sheet for this reason. This configuration has proven to be very reliable, very strong, very light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,735
Posted By ilCigno
Re: WTF is this?

Must be a Most Useless Machine Mark II
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