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Search: Posts Made By: TheBishop
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By TheBishop
Inflatable PFD w/ Harness

I've done that route; figure that there are three pieces: south of the Gulf Stream, in the Stream, and north of the Stream. The first is the easiest; the second can be the roughest, and the third is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By TheBishop
It's my understanding that the majority of the...

It's my understanding that the majority of the boat is constructed from recycled materials, including the sails and superstructure. The masts & boom are ex-streetlight poles. (I looked online, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-28-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,594
Posted By TheBishop
Sorry -- I wasn't saying the wind was a factor. I...

Sorry -- I wasn't saying the wind was a factor. I was just asking why, when set is reported, it's the direction I'm being pushed. But when wind direction is being reported, it's the other way around....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-28-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,594
Posted By TheBishop
Riddle me this

If the wind is reported as 360T, it's coming from the North. If the current (set) is reported as 360T, it's going to the North. Who decided this, and was it done just to torture me?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-27-2010
Replies: 121
Views: 8,594
Posted By TheBishop
Answer to set/drift prob.

CTS = 252 T
VMG = 5.4 kt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,667
Posted By TheBishop
Here it is at Amazon

Amazon.com: Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen (9780713689389): Mark Blewitt: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Celestial-Navigation-Yachtsmen-Mark-Blewitt/dp/0713689382/)
Forum: Living Aboard 01-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,851
Posted By TheBishop
You'll get used to it...

On offshore deliveries, I'm always amazed at how well I sleep once past the first few (loud) days at sea. Like a baby; maybe even more soundly. BTW, the best way to gently but successfully wake...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,424
Posted By TheBishop
Looks like a Beneteau 50 to me

There's a pic of one floating a little nicer at www (dot) charterworld.com/images/yachts/Beneteau%2050.jpg

...looks like the boat in the video at about :39...
Forum: Chartering 07-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 4,500
Posted By TheBishop
Try "Harvey Cedars Marina"

I used to work at Todt Sailing Center in Spray Beach (formerly Furie Sailing), but it closed a number of years ago and the land is now part of Spray Beach Yacht Club.

I believe Harvey Cedars...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By TheBishop
Agreed; I left out the part where we pull the guy...

Agreed; I left out the part where we pull the guy to get some of the chute up on deck before hoisting. We don't pull it all the way to the pole before hoisting.

Also, all of this depends on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By TheBishop
Oh, yeah, it helps to have it packed right in the...

Oh, yeah, it helps to have it packed right in the first place. Here's how we do it:

» Connect the halyard to the head.
» "Run the tape" (means: follow the foot of the chute with your hands to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By TheBishop
You didn't say what kind of boat you're sailing....

You didn't say what kind of boat you're sailing. I assume you're flying a symmetric spinnaker. Here's how we do it on our Flying Scot:

1. Pole comes out.
2. Clip pole onto guy (windward side)....
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