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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 6,501
Posted By Hewie
Re: Wood Spar Construction

In short, a decent glue joint is stronger than the surrounding wood. Screws just create numerous stress risers from which to initiate a crack.
Dave
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Hewie
Some babble about the variations of forces from...

Some babble about the variations of forces from the water on the prop can damage the transmission.
Dave
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,434
Posted By Hewie
Motor Sailing Question

We were sailing on a chartered Beneteau 37 last week in ~12knts of wind beating to windward at about 5 knots. We were running late, so I started the diesel to push us up to hull speed (7kts). My...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-30-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,781
Posted By Hewie
Kids in the BVIs

We're taking our kids (8 and 10) to the BVIs for a cruising vacation. Our current plan is to do the typical counter-clockwise route (not including Anegada) Since we'll be pulling them out of school...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By Hewie
Looks like another item to add to my wish list. ...

Looks like another item to add to my wish list. Now to decide between the Iris, Vion, and W&P.
Dave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By Hewie
Shortcomings of Orienteering (land) compass

How is a marine hand bearing compass (ie Iris 50) superior to a bearing compasses for land navigation (ie Silva Type 20)? I have a couple of the latter, but am wondering how the marine compasses may...
Forum: Chartering   10-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By Hewie
Flying a burgee

Hi-
I'm about to charter (BVIs) for my first time, and have a silly question: when chartering, is it tradition/in good taste, etc to fly the burgee from your home YC or should I leave it at home?
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