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Search: Posts Made By: chip
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 5,194
Posted By chip
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Hey Dave, glad we were able to meet up and that your trip has been going well. Have fun out there!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,646
Posted By chip
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Fog is all kinds of creepy.

We had fog the whole way when we did our boat delivery, which also happened to be our first time sailing in the ocean. It, uh, really woke us up when we heard a ship's...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By chip
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

You can sail all the way from Manasquan to Atlantic City on the inside, but there are like 7 drawbridges, a canal, and a lot of it is narrow winding channels with very shallow water on either side....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By chip
Re: Headset Communicators?

I took this from one of my boat log entries from 2011:




We were idiots.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 4,207
Posted By chip
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

Everyone always wants to circumnavigate the earth in their Catalina 22. I was always curious about outfitting my C22 to sail to the moon. Escape velocity is about 21,771 knots, which is technically...
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By chip
Re: Boom above midline?

I race on a Capri 25, and the only time we have the boom above the centerline is if we get stuck at a windward mark. Sometimes we're cutting it really close as it is, then we'll get a windshift or a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By chip
Re: Halyard Flag Clips

I use nylon sister clips.

http://www.smartyrugs.com/IMG_1942.jpg

I have a set on my halyard, which I connect to each other to close it when it's not in use, then I have more of the same clips...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By chip
Re: Daysailer vs cat 22

It sounds like you already have a fun daysailer in your Hobie. If you want something substantially different that you can more easily spend weekends on, a Catalina 22 is a great option. There are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 Headsail Selection

Oh man, yeah, forget all of the sail stuff. That's all secondary compared to keeping your keel all the way down when sailing.

You're right that 500 lbs isn't a lot of ballast, so it needs to be as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 shrouds.

I believe that the most common practice on C22s is to upgrade the diameter and material of the shrouds. Most of them would have come with 1/8" 304 from the factory, and most replacements today are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By chip
Re: Sailing in the Northeast; need some advice!

I crew on a race boat on the Delaware River (near Burlington, NJ) and have my own boat on Barnegat Bay. Sailing on the Delaware satisfies my jones, but it's not ideal. Most of it is pretty narrow,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 Headsail Selection

This isn't my experience either. I move on just my main. I find that shortening the main helps more with heeling than shortening the jib, and if I'm to the point where I'm only going to have one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 Headsail Selection

There must be something else going on...my 110 doesn't heel my boat that much in 15kts. Are you already doing everything you can to flatten the main? You can take a lot of power out of the main with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By chip
Re: 87 Catalina 22

And once you get it up above the tenor range, you know you're kicking some butt.




(relatively speaking, of course)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By chip
Re: 87 Catalina 22

Some side-to-side wobble in a retracted keel is normal, so don't be alarmed about that. It can be lessened by adding some spacers, but it's not indicative of a problem on its own...they came like...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,457
Posted By chip
Re: A lesser known gale prediction trick

I've been trying to take note of the omens, but I think it's going to require more research:

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

Thanks for checking out out boat log man. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I fly my riding sail off to one side, like a jib in reverse. It is dead flat (and tiny), so it doesn't have a lot of drive, but it does a much better job when it's working like a sail instead of like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

A riding sail is different from a trysail.

A trysail is a type of storm sail flown at the mast to give you enough forward motion to maintain control in very high winds.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,166
Posted By chip
Re: The run aground poll

The only working depth finder on my boat is the 550 pound piece of iron that I affectionately call my swing keel.

I have a feeling I'm in for a rude awakening if/when I get a big boy boat, where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By chip
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

Yep. Tried there. Tried under the sink. Tried in the bilge (and no, not directly over the keel). No joy.

I hope to try again in a few weeks after sanding some of the texture off. I got a super...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By chip
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

Let us know how it goes azguy. I've got a shoot-thru-hull transducer and so far haven't been able to find a place to get a reading using the bag of water trick, squishing it down in wax, or placing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,807
Posted By chip
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I messed around on other people's boats a few times as a kid and in college, but I didn't really start to understand it until I got my own boat, my current Catalina 22.

She can be a strict...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,331
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 fixer upper

You can paint the vast majority of the keel just as it is. There's not much that's tucked away. Depending on your trailer, you might be able to lower it a little to expose more of it too.

If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 3,036
Posted By chip
Re: Problem with Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

Yeah, 20 years ago, GPS was still considered a US military asset, and had something called "Selective Availability" that intentionally degraded the accuracy for civilian users. It wasn't until the...
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