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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
Replies: 753
Views: 29,731
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob, nice picture of the Valient. (I really want to be bad and say somthing about the flimsy bow roller, but that would be soooo bad - see the P.S.). I have to admit that it is one of my all-time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Bad boat buying experience

Yes, keep us posted. Let us know how it works out and how the boat is!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,142
Views: 226,414
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon makes good points about the need for clear footing, and that hand holds are also important. As he points out, the foredecks of many boats would be safer with hand holds. My Catalina 400 is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,142
Views: 226,414
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon has a good point about the "step" out of the cockpit, but I think that it has some mitigations. On the boat in his picture there are no handholds. I agree that is a recipe for trouble. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 3,272
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Sad news

SailingJackson sounded like a fine fellow. We are all diminished by this loss. Condolences to all.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Tethering singlehanded

Read the thread, "Sad News". Just really sad. Also it points out that with the best of preparation and intentions, even experienced sailors can die out there. So all of us, regardless of the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 753
Views: 29,731
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

OK Y'all. Here it is. In answer to the post it or be quiet challenge: 1970? Carmen Giha steel sailing boat! I'd forgotten that this was taken on the day of the Palo Alto Yacht Club Opening Day. ...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 753
Views: 29,731
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent. I don't know you. I don't know Bob. I don't got a dog in this fight.

So please think about this: Your post #601 came across as petty and negative and dosen't do a thing to make me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

"The lessor of two weevils."

Who is that quote from??

(hint: not a pirate.)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Need sailing with family advise!

ASW, Congratulations on your choice of sailing as a family experience. I learned to sail with my parents. I've sailed with my wife (and sons) for 37 years, and now I'm sailing with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,718
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Anchoring Etiquette?

Good answers above. There is one factor that I might address. When you came alongside, about four boat lengths away, and dropped anchor, you pretty much insured that you would be within his arc...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

On my Catalina I just knock the piles down. I'm kind of carefull to do it in a way that they are neat and spread in different directions. I use a bit of PVC pipe to do this. It seems to work really...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Warning: Thread Drift!!

Here's a little story for you. I was a crew on the M/V Clipperton in the 1970's. At that time, at about 200 feet, it was the largest ship in the San Pedro tuna fishing...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Tethering singlehanded

I agree with Mark, to go forward often when conditions are nice. Practice, practice and practice your various evolutions. Always with an eye on how to make it safer and more efficient. You have to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-23-2015
Replies: 753
Views: 29,731
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Interesting, Jeff.

Yet, recently things have been a bit more respectful lately. Let's hope that trend continues. It's up to us.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Cool!!




Yes, we did it! #1000 says it all! It's cool and that's that!!
Anyone want to try for another 1000?
Let's go to the Whiskey thread and have a drink!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Is



What's it gonna be? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Flag


getting closer ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Pirate




go pirates...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-22-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,286
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Tethering singlehanded

When tethered - move slowly.

Also, I use it in benign weather so that I am ready when the weather gets dicey. Also, I make my stupidest mistakes when I'm complacent - like when the weather is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Oh Vallely, oh Vallely, oh Valley. What are we going to do? Perhaps there are some who "don't give a ", but there are probably many who do, and just want to share a bit of whimsy and good cheer. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,317
Posted By Scotty C-M
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

But, being lame is totally cool. Like the old conumdrum: You have a piece of paper on one side that says, "The statement on the other side is true". On the other side it says, "The statement on...
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