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Search: Posts Made By: GreatWhite
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-13-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By GreatWhite
you can use it for tying the bottom of the...

you can use it for tying the bottom of the netting down, used to keep kids, pets and sails in the boat.
Forum: Racing 07-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By GreatWhite
Just to be clear: 1) the racer in question...

Just to be clear:

1) the racer in question is not a bully off the race course! I think he is aggressive on the course but I am too... the point I see is the rules when followed should keep things...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By GreatWhite
2) Earlier I saw the same racer A hit windward...

2) Earlier I saw the same racer A hit windward mark. There was another boat B approaching the mark but got totally becalmed and was stuck in irons. The A boat had previously been on a port tack but...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By GreatWhite
Rules questions

I was racing on the weekend and a fellow racer and I were on the same tack (port). He tacked to starboard and I did my best to avoid him by ducking under him. We almost collided. He called a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 60,906
Posted By GreatWhite
From the Financialpost today (Hayward is the BP...

From the Financialpost today (Hayward is the BP CEO)

First, the U.S. is guilty of crazy double standards. Hayward should go on TV and say: “Excuse me, which country is the biggest oil consumer on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 60,906
Posted By GreatWhite
Unfortunately unless people wake up and realize...

Unfortunately unless people wake up and realize that the low hanging fruit with respect to oil is GONE, we are now drilling in deeper, into riskier and more sensitive areas to meet the insatiable...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-17-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By GreatWhite
I sail in a location with variable winds and a...

I sail in a location with variable winds and a boat is powered by the foresail.

...for a quick response to increasing wind (if your caught with too much sail up):

flatten (depower) main ...go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,434
Posted By GreatWhite
I have changed slides on my sails. Our slides...

I have changed slides on my sails. Our slides were attached using a small piece of webbing that attached the slide to the sail. Removed the stitching through the webbing. Reused the webbing,...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-14-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By GreatWhite
Optimist Sailing program

I have taken on starting an Optimist program in our community, the first training starts in the summer which is run by BC Sailing. They travel around the province with boats and instructors.

In...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-09-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By GreatWhite
the admirals seem to like the very abundant...

the admirals seem to like the very abundant Catalina 27s but I am not a huge fan of them for their so-so build quality and tubby lines..but they seem to get a lot of people sailing so something to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,909
Posted By GreatWhite
I am looking at back stay insulators right now...

I am looking at back stay insulators right now and just about to order

...I thought I would need 2 insulators- one near the top and one lower but high enough to get the radiating element of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-06-2010
Replies: 488
Views: 74,487
Posted By GreatWhite
Excellent blog there SD...thank you for the...

Excellent blog there SD...thank you for the information!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-05-2010
Replies: 488
Views: 74,487
Posted By GreatWhite
regarding retrieval, this blog describes the JSD...

regarding retrieval, this blog describes the JSD well:

Don Jordan and the Jordan Series Drogue | Adrift at Sea (http://blog.dankim.com/2009/04/19/don-jordan-and-the-jordan-series-drogue/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,138
Posted By GreatWhite
Solar Panel mounting hardware

I am considering my options for mounting solar panels on our CAL 46 (CC). We have large davits which will provide some options. There is a Mizzen on the boat so shade from the mast and sail (when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 5,973
Posted By GreatWhite
Although I liked the skiing/sail analogy....there...

Although I liked the skiing/sail analogy....there is a theory that most things (from sport to playing an instrument to a career) take 10,000 hours to master.

My 4 year old is an awesome skier and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 7,665
Posted By GreatWhite
I love single handing, from my perspective that...

I love single handing, from my perspective that is not a huge challenge.

If you want to start considering peoples sanity you should start looking at those who choose what we do, that is to do big...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-08-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 4,692
Posted By GreatWhite
I sailed as a kid on sun fishes and sail boards...

I sailed as a kid on sun fishes and sail boards so I had the idea of the helm and basic sail trim going into 'cruising'...although this level of skill could be attained in a few weeks of fooling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By GreatWhite
It looks like a cool little course...not much in...

It looks like a cool little course...not much in the way or exercises of test question though.

I will show it to the admiral as she has express interest in learning more navigation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,847
Posted By GreatWhite
my two cents... I have had more luck looking for...

my two cents... I have had more luck looking for authentic connections with people and than making deals... I am not interested in heartless...emotionless 'deals' ...what are we here on this planet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 25,178
Posted By GreatWhite
yes interesting thread...I will put my 2 cents...

yes interesting thread...I will put my 2 cents over there!

Cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2009
Replies: 129
Views: 25,178
Posted By GreatWhite
Hey Smack... I am a little unclear on the context...

Hey Smack... I am a little unclear on the context of this post that you are refering to... but I for one would not choose this approach in purchasing a boat.

I would talk to the PO and feel the...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 11-30-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By GreatWhite
As we are avid skiers in the Interior of BC we...

As we are avid skiers in the Interior of BC we have trouble getting out sailing in the winter. I had a great day of sailing last december in the morning and then went skiing in the afternoon. By...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 502
Views: 93,068
Posted By GreatWhite
Smack, I appreciate you are wanting to focus...

Smack,

I appreciate you are wanting to focus on the 1-3 categories as that has been less focused on in general on SN.

I think you will find a gravitation to the BW side as that seems to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 502
Views: 93,068
Posted By GreatWhite
Here is a slight revision. Regarding 1 and 2,...

Here is a slight revision. Regarding 1 and 2, these lists are massive, many more options than proven blue water capable boats

1. Lake/Bay Boats
-O'day
-Macgregor
-Lancer
-Yorktown

2....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-20-2009
Replies: 502
Views: 93,068
Posted By GreatWhite
Smack...please excue me if I missed something...I...

Smack...please excue me if I missed something...I haven't followed this thread all the way!
Your list is confusing me and it might mislead others!!
...
People come to Sailnet to get advice on...
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