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Search: Posts Made By: SoftJazz
Forum: herSailNet 10-28-2011
Replies: 236
Views: 18,648
Posted By SoftJazz
Cool Sad to say, I've found that men tend to not take...

Sad to say, I've found that men tend to not take the female sailors seriously around here too often, unless they do something like get a captain's license or anything on that order. I've asked lots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By SoftJazz
We get them here on Lake Erie & I've seen several...

We get them here on Lake Erie & I've seen several at the same time. Last ones I saw was about a month ago (there were four of them sighted all total) & I decided, with the weather report & water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By SoftJazz
Thumbs up First Time Sail

Sunday I took my 17-year-old niece for her first-ever sail with my girlfriend & one of her friends. I wish I'd taken a camera to get a picture of her face when we got the sails up & turned off the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 6,040
Posted By SoftJazz
I carry ginger on the boat with me. Everyone who...

I carry ginger on the boat with me. Everyone who experiences nausea asks for some. It appears to work well. My sister & her hubby both experience motion sickness & they both use it all the time.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,369
Posted By SoftJazz
You might want to check this link out. I know...

You might want to check this link out. I know it's Wikipedia, but after having read a few other links, it seems to be fairly accurate & has the pertinent information about this cooking method.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By SoftJazz
Yeah, the neighbors haven't finished taking down...

Yeah, the neighbors haven't finished taking down Halloween yet! Although the attention to Christmas makes Halloween decorations seem about right. The Christmas Monster.

Cute poem, though. I like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,852
Posted By SoftJazz
I know of several boat owners who use...

I know of several boat owners who use dehumidifiers, but you need shore power to use one of those, & you may want to leave it on shore while out sailing. One boat I've sailed on has a rack over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,061
Posted By SoftJazz
Was out once, coming back to home port & the...

Was out once, coming back to home port & the fleet got caught in a massive high winds storm with more lightning than most people are comfortable seeing at one time. We did not get hit, but several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,934
Posted By SoftJazz
I'm glad to see this post because next season...

I'm glad to see this post because next season I'll be on a tiller boat & it looks like I'll have to learn to drive it. I'm a bit nervous because I have very little tiller experience, but I'm always...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 4,237
Posted By SoftJazz
On the Beneteau I used to sail on, they have...

On the Beneteau I used to sail on, they have someone jump. I do not jump. I cannot swim.

On the C&C I sail on, we have springlines set & do all the necessary work with boathooks. I've gone out on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By SoftJazz
I don't think he understands what they really...

I don't think he understands what they really mean by "bow down".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By SoftJazz
Well, that was enlightening! We get...

Well, that was enlightening!

We get waterspouts a-plenty on the Great Lakes, but tend to try to stay out of the water when the conditions for those are in the forecast. I've sat on the beach &...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 10-22-2010
Replies: 87
Views: 11,847
Posted By SoftJazz
Or, they could be 30 or younger in that category....

Or, they could be 30 or younger in that category.

I'm one of them wimmenthings. I'm not supposed to tell my age.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By SoftJazz
I don't know, it sure looks like the tech...

I don't know, it sure looks like the tech dinghies we sail on. The boat club owns several & they don't all have the exact same design. They sure are fun, though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,646
Posted By SoftJazz
I don't have a boat but I've crewed on several,...

I don't have a boat but I've crewed on several, from Beneteaus to C&C's to Columbias to a Tartan 41 (gorgeous boat, that one!) & a few others. Crewing has taught me a lot & I'll probably do that for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By SoftJazz
Yeah, after it was over all the boats around us...

Yeah, after it was over all the boats around us told us we didn't have to get him because the race hadn't started yet. He's got a good sense of humor & actually made the first joke about it before we...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By SoftJazz
Have you ever met the guy who started that? I...

Have you ever met the guy who started that? I think he had cancer pretty bad at one point. He's on "that other site", but I don't hold it against him. He seems to be level-headed & has given a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By SoftJazz
I like your thinking!

I like your thinking!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By SoftJazz
Actually, he wasn't doing foredeck work at the...

Actually, he wasn't doing foredeck work at the time, he was just up there next to the mast. It was before the start & we had no plans at that point to put up the chute on the downwind leg, due to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,794
Posted By SoftJazz
Man Overboard!

I had a bit of a surprise this weekend, as did the boat I was on - the dreaded MOB. The weather was bad, water was just as bad, all were properly equipped with PFD's & we were headed up to the start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 7,387
Posted By SoftJazz
Yes, no & don't know. I learned to sail...

Yes, no & don't know.

I learned to sail from a school that had a collection of POS boats, then went to a Beneteau 36.7 to race, now moving to a C&C 33 to race. Last fall I tried frostbiting in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By SoftJazz
I'm reading "Saving Sailing" by Nicholas Hayes....

I'm reading "Saving Sailing" by Nicholas Hayes. Nick Hayes came to one of our local club meetings & gave a great talk & I bought his book. As many of us know, sailing has gone down in recent years,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,437
Posted By SoftJazz
~Sigh ...~ Wish I could be sailing, but there's...

~Sigh ...~ Wish I could be sailing, but there's ice on the canal, it's blowing pretty decently & it's 29 degrees here. My first sail, Lord willing, will be in April when I'm down on the Gulf coast at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 9,844
Posted By SoftJazz
JohnShasteen, I'll be on Captiva Island off of...

JohnShasteen, I'll be on Captiva Island off of Florida. I'm meeting a girlfriend of mine & we'll be doing the Performance Race Week there.

It's precisely the confined conditions & the lack of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 9,844
Posted By SoftJazz
I live on the east end of Lake Erie & we've seen...

I live on the east end of Lake Erie & we've seen several of those seiches this year. Each one caused damage. Most of them were at the end of the season, so as time progressed, there were fewer boats...
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