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Search: Posts Made By: Cruisingdreamspress
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-30-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 15,360
Re: Heaving-To versus Bare Poles

After taking seven years to leisurely complete my solo circumnavigation around the world I survived many sever storms by heaving to in my full keel Hans Christian, 38 f00t cutter. I beleive if I had...
Forum: Apps & Authors 06-08-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Free Cruising Book to Kindle owners

After completing my seven year solo circumnavigation I wrote ISLANDS OCEANS AND DREAMS. My book is now free to borrow from Amazon eBooks but only from June 8 thru June 12th. It has many 5 star...
Forum: News Feeds 06-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 5,798
Re: best Books shop

Not only can't I go to sleep tonight, I spent seven years sailing solo around the world and. would you believe, I can't find the right place here on Sail Net to let fellow members who own Kindles...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-24-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 62,818
The Best Days

Sailing simply in a Catalina 22 reminded me of an encounter with such a boat by a multi million dollar yacht. Both were anchored. Towering above the 22 the owner of the mega yacht looked down at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,584
I took 7 years off and at the age 54 set off on a...

I took 7 years off and at the age 54 set off on a seven year solo voyage around the world. Had more adventure than I ever imagined. I returned to my home port of Ventura, CA just a few months past my...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-18-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 7,851
Coho is an excellent anchorage where the wind...

Coho is an excellent anchorage where the wind Goddess of Conception will often pinned you down there for days. And that brings up my main point. North bound sailors who are on a limited time schedule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,422
Ken… When you finish your mast painting...

Ken…

When you finish your mast painting you’ll need something to make you chuckle…your search for teak reminded me of this story…A sailor in San Rafael called a local lumber company and asked if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-03-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 14,302
Lance, I read your well-written response...

Lance,

I read your well-written response with interest. Here's more BLAH, BLAH

As a solo sailor, I had to figure out new ways of doing things. For example, I soon learned I couldn’t run back...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Heaving-to

Hey Lance,

The strongest winds in which I hove-to were about 60 knots. I once ran before 80 to 100 knot winds in a nasty squall in the Indian Ocean. It only lasted 45 minutes but blew the sea flat...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Heaving to

Lance,

I have owned Mika, my Hans Christian 38 since 1977. Have had extensive offshore experience. I f you check out FAQ on my website you will find my ideas regarding heaving to...hope this adds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 5,201
The videos on heaving-to remind all sailors to...

The videos on heaving-to remind all sailors to practice this usful maneuver. I would like to see more vidios sent in to help stimulate discussion on techniques.

I hove-to many times on my solo...
Forum: herSailNet 12-04-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,761
I carried a‘beater guitar’ on my solo voyage...

I carried a‘beater guitar’ on my solo voyage around the world. I often sang enthusiastically (and loudly in my lonely hours.) Loved the fun of it. I also enjoyed singing Tom Dooley, Down in the...
Forum: herSailNet 11-29-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 25,314
SV Auspicious's comment: 'Just as an...

SV Auspicious's comment:

'Just as an example, many people (a great number of whom don't single-hand) will tell you to rig lines back to the cockpit. I sail single-handed more often than not and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,796
The Fleming took me around the world on my seven...

The Fleming took me around the world on my seven year solo voyage. No breakdowns. No Problems. Loved it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-23-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,967
Rogue Waves

Fellow Sailnet members, who have added their interesting comments and opinions regarding ’Rogue Waves,’ have motivated me to chime in.
First, there is no doubt that rogue waves do exist although I...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 11-06-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 21,854
Bene 505

When I sail local waters, I don’t often use my wind-up kitchen timer. If I do, I set it for 5 minutes.

Offshore, away from shipping lanes and coastal traffic, I always use the timer. I set it for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,935
If I were to do another solo circumnavigation and...

If I were to do another solo circumnavigation and decided to do so in a 32 foot boat or smaller I would choose a Westsail. I have sailed on one many times including a voyage around Cape Scott on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,612
I read of Zac's encounter with an unidentified...

I read of Zac's encounter with an unidentified boat bearing down on him as he headed for Cocos Keeling Atoll. I had a similar experience in the same area on MY solo voyage around the world.

The...
Forum: Living Aboard 10-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,385
My wife, myself and our two teenagers lived...

My wife, myself and our two teenagers lived aboard for many years (I still do). If any of us wanted say a new pair of shoes we tossed out the pair we replaced whether they were worn or not. This...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-30-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 13,857
I use the figure-eight method as outlined by...

I use the figure-eight method as outlined by Saber 66 on all halyards, sheets and stern anchor rode. During my seven year solo voyage I added one trick that I read about to this coiling halyard...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-19-2008
Replies: 107
Views: 7,129
To Red Sea or no

I had to make that decision on my 7 year solo voyage around the world. I choose the Red Sea for the following reasons: I wanted to see Europe and sail in the "wine dark sea". Sailing around Africa...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 08-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 12,230
Boat Prep for Passagemaking

Andrew Burton's article reminds us of the importance of making lists. With all the thoughts swimming through our heads before an ocean passage it is only human to overlook key factors to sailing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-23-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 15,360
Heaving-to in storms, yes or no

Fellow sailors have already offered good advice on this subject but like all things relating to boats we find differing opinions. My boat is full keel. Based on her sea keeping ability, and my own...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-11-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,544
Hey Crunch, Read as much as you can on the...

Hey Crunch,
Read as much as you can on the subject. Preparation and planning are key. Here are a few suggestions. On my seven- year solo lap around I always tried to remember to wear my harness in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 4,576
Assuming price is not a factor, I suggest you...

Assuming price is not a factor, I suggest you purchase the HC 33. Chances are you will enjoy this fine vessel for many years. In the future, however, should you decide to sell her to move up to a...
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