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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By Iraklis
Waterfront condo with dock slip in Stamford, Connecticut

Apologies - please ignore this message... I will move it to the classifieds section.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-11-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 9,545
Posted By Iraklis
Hi everyone. I'm the guy who started the thread...

Hi everyone. I'm the guy who started the thread (see first message)...

I'll gloat here about my initial intuition a bit :-) It was gratifying to see the "Annapolis School of Seamanship" (3rd...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-21-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,873
Posted By Iraklis
Offshore courses (e.g. ASA 108) taught on catamaran?

Hi everyone,

This nautically obsessed member is interested in taking the ASA 108 offshore passagemaking class. However, I want to do it on a catamaran. Does anyone know of a school that does that?...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-27-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 7,237
Posted By Iraklis
sailingdog - I agree 100% with what you're...

sailingdog - I agree 100% with what you're saying, but I can't say this about the halyard. We kept the halyard on an untrafficed corner of the cabin floor instead of on the sole, so this wan't as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 6,874
Posted By Iraklis
Hi Tim, I wrote the exact opposite of what I...

Hi Tim,

I wrote the exact opposite of what I was thinking - the speed differential should be higher in *less* strong winds; when the wind is strong, you'll probably be going close to hull speed...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-26-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 7,237
Posted By Iraklis
MOB drowning experience

Hi everyone,

Last summer, while sailing in the mediterranean, I had the tragic experience of seeing a man drown in front of me without me being able to save his life. I wanted to share the story...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 6,874
Posted By Iraklis
Bottom growth and its effects on speed

Hi everyone,

I know I'm supposed to have the bottom of my sailboat scrubbed every so often to prevent the growth of barnacles and slime. I'm also supposed to defragment my hard drive, go to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By Iraklis
Boat shows: Annapolis vs Newport

Hi everyone,

I'm considering going to the Annapolis or Newport boat shows this year. The Annapolis one claims they have they have the "World’s largest multihull displays" which sounds like a big...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-07-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 9,545
Posted By Iraklis
Slightly unorthodox anchoring technique

Hi everyone,

My (possibly wrong) intuition tells me that the best way for an anchor to set is the following: after the initial tug, let out all the rode you can, and then motor in reverse. This...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,860
Posted By Iraklis
Best season to buy a boat

Hi everyone,

This first post of mine is part question, part statement:

I bought a 1973 Ranger 29 for $7,000 in Sep. 2005 (western Long Island sound). I feel I got a very good deal. I'd think...
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