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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,132
Views: 77,394
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I just installed the flag halyard at the beginning of June, so I don't have a lot of flags YET. So far just the Jolly Roger, pride, and some red white & blue banners.

But my wife and one of her...
Forum: Chartering   04-20-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,974
Posted By Minnesail

Yay, I win a prize!

Mr. Waska is right, upon re-reading the post it does not sound like the parents are divorced. Sounds like a weird family dynamic though.

Obviously if the mom doesn't...
Forum: Chartering   04-20-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,974
Posted By Minnesail

"It's kind of windy out there, do you think I should go sailing?"

"NO! OH MY NO! NEVER! THE HURRICANES ARE DANGEROUS! Have you ever seen the destructive force of a hurricane? Force 12 winds can...
Forum: Chartering   04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 3,974
Posted By Minnesail

Wow, you all jump to the worst case scenario quickly!

There's a whole range of levels of problem drinking, and only at the very far end are you worried about delirium tremens and other dangerous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,462
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Dinghy theft protection

I just don't understand some thieves. The city keeps two 15' fiberglass rowboats as tenders at my lake so we can row out to our boats. Someone stole one this summer. They're too big to put in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 1,132
Views: 77,394
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?


At anchor one evening my wife baked a whole bunch of mini-cupcakes. A friend and I put on silly hats and we dinghied around giving out fresh cupcakes to the whole bay.

And you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,857
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Chapman's 67th Edition

There's a new edition, the fourth, that came out last January. I have two copies of the third edition and one of the fourth...I may have a book problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,468
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Some people's children...

You don't have pants-optional Thursdays at your office?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,592
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Wasn't there a thread a bit back about people who left their halyard clanging against the mast?

I suggest mounting the turkey fryer on their boat! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Minnesail
Partial eclipse photos

This isn't terribly sailing related, except that the pictures were taken over the lake that my boat was on.

Anyway, it was amazing! Not quite as cool as 1979 when my dad pulled me out of school so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

Does this help?

From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia of 1889:
guess-warp, n. 1. Nautical, a hawser coiled in a boat, and carried from a vessel to any distant object for the purpose of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,484
Posted By Minnesail
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

That sounds like the premise for a great horror movie. Dead Calm II, maybe.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,206
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

If I were you I'd pull it and replace it with a depth sounder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,283
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

We did this on our Catalina 22 just last weekend! (Minus the queen air mattress.)

We dropped the table and I cut some boards to bridge the table to the starboard settee. We used the dinette...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-17-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 15,228
Posted By Minnesail
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

It was rainy here today, but I jumped in anyway. I had a brush and scrubbed away some of the waterline scum. Does that count as a shower? Probably not, since I started the day without algae in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,753
Posted By Minnesail
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

Well, back on track then :)

On my little 22' boat for raising/lowering the main I point head-to-wind, either by tying the bow to a buoy or the leeward side of the dock, or by motoring into the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,103
Posted By Minnesail
Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

On Sunday we tried the elevator method for crew-overboard recovery where you cleat a line at the bow and run it back to a winch, leaving a loop in the water for someone to sit or stand on.

Forum: Learning to Sail   07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

My Catalina 22 came with a spinnaker and pole, and is rigged with blocks for the uphaul, downhaul, and spinnaker sheets.

I haven't used it yet. I'll need to buy a bunch of line, and I'll need to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,682
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Yeah, go look at 'em both! It's fun to look at boats.

Take pictures and make a list of what comes with each boat.

I bet you're going to find that you like the '86 better. That newer layout...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2014
Replies: 1,406
Views: 501,811
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

At $75 it's something like 1/20 the cost of roller furling... I think it will be nearly as convenient.

And the boat came with four hank-on head sails and I want to be use them all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Minnesail
Pictures of trailer launch, and a surprise

On Friday I launched my my first boat.

I was expecting a total clown show. I haven't towed a trailer in over twenty years, I've never backed down a boat ramp, I've never raised a mast, I've never...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,076
Posted By Minnesail
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

Yeah, people do that. I hope to. There are places to duck out on the south shore, I'm not sure how it is on Lake Michigan.

Also I looked at those ads again, I think the Hunter for sale is a 23,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,693
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Most Exhausting Delivery thus far

RockDude, we all understand. You're awesome and so are your kids. Anyone who isn't as awesome must suck. All Americans make 70k right out of college, and if they don't it's their fault. Got it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By Minnesail
Won drawing for mooring on city lake!

There were nearly 20 applicants for only 50 mooring balls, and I was lucky enough to win one! Such joy when my postcard was pulled from the metal tumbler.

Soon I will be losing myself in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 11,897
Posted By Minnesail
Re: safe cooking

So what I've gathered is that, done right, propane and alcohol are both very safe. The danger of a fire or explosion from either of them is a small fraction of the other dangers involved in boating....
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