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Search: Posts Made By: smackdaddy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,486
Posted By tdw
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Reality is if you want to dish it out you need to be able to take it when the barbs come back at you. Wilson obviously has a problem with that but hey, thats his problem he has to learn to deal with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,486
Posted By flyingwelshman
Found footage

One of the common complaints about this topic over at SA is that the video is 'boring'.

I was able to piece together snippets from the original video in hopes of livening the thing up a bit.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,838
Views: 181,281
Posted By RTB
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You should post more, but maybe you're too busy cruising?

So....who buys these production boats? Obviously not (in most cases) the hard core passage-making sailors. The ones that need and want a...
Forum: Weather 10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Warning! Mixed Sky

Agreed. Thanks Mark!

Smack, if you want to look up at the sky and know what the next several hours of weather will bring, that Alan Watts' Instant Weather Forecasting is for you. Buy it now, and...
Forum: Weather 10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Warning! Mixed Sky

I just took a couple of photos showing a mixed sky that we have right now as theres a developing bad blob just east of us, heading north but going to give us some squalls and stuff.

The reason I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

With blocks in the mast it is easy to control / change the tension in the Lazy Jacks. I have a similar design - althoug the return of the Lazy Jacks goes internally in the mast in my case -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,107
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Rudder Failures

Yes. Impulse energy is a big deal, and the more static the system, the higher the likelihood of breaking limits being exceeded. You can try to design for worst-case dynamic loading scenarios, but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By PCP
Trouble and bad weather on one of the main Med races

The Rolex Middle sea race is a Med classic but on the end of October not always the Med is a nice place and not a very predicable too.

Many boat are experiencing trouble, the Coast Guard invited...
Forum: Weather 10-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,993
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

See Post # 70 for a Google Earth photo showing you a difficult area.

Many of the boats had people aboard, about half, maybe?
There were multiple reasons why people washed ashore:
Anchor drag...
Forum: Weather 10-15-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,993
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

Midday expecting 45 knots. I still had the bloody sails up lashed to the boom and genoa furled... But by the time it became obvious it would be 60 it was too late to take them down... Then when it...
Forum: Weather 10-13-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,993
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

About 20 boats on the rocks, two stuck on the bridge, one taking water.

My dinghy flipped so i gotta try unflip it and get the engine going. But cant di that till it quietens down, ts still over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

If the cable that comes out the top of the mast is different than the cable that comes out the bottom in the bilge, then bite the bullet and replace. Judging from you photos one cannot have any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,217
Posted By capta
Re: When Do You Get Off?

I'd like to point out something here. When we capsized the first time (of 3) everything anywhere near the companionway went away. Gone. Foulies, binos, tools, charts, whatever; just gone. Honestly,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 207
Views: 13,467
Posted By emcentar
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Youngish sailing punkette here.

Using your cell phone as a hot-spot will burn through your battery and your data plan quite quickly and should be considered a short run solution anywhere you can't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,803
Posted By JTSmith
Re: Catalina or Hunter?


Thanks for that. The blog entry was excellent and most helpful. And the blog, well, let's just say "bookmarked." Outstanding. Love your boat, your kids look great. And so, so sorry for...
Forum: Hunter 09-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,739
Posted By mpickering
Re: Bet You Didn't Know This About Hunters!

We exposed the joint and it appeared to be a hairline crack towards the aft on the port side. Barely visible. There is no evidence of the boat ever having gone aground, we've never been aground...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Faster
Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Just back from another delightful summer's cruising up and down the BC Coast, our travels ranged from our home near Vancouver to Desolation Sound, south to Victoria's inner harbour, and many points...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,960
Posted By Minnesail
Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

On Sunday we tried the elevator method for crew-overboard recovery where you cleat a line at the bow and run it back to a winch, leaving a loop in the water for someone to sit or stand on.

Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-17-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 44,381
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I agree, the lawsuit has no merit, unless there was an explicit guarantee I'm unaware of. However, losing the sat phone was why they lost their boat, the sat company just doesn't accrue liability...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,011
Posted By gamayun
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

It would be a necessary and timely article. I've been thinking about this and other PFD issues a lot over the past 3 years; however, I'm not sure what inferences you'd reliably be able to make about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I think the GC batteries made by Deka/East Penn, Crown, or US battery are good alternatives to the more expensive Trojans. I think from Mainesail's posts that the ones at Sams Club under the Duracell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Costco usually has a deal on golf cart batteries.....Trojans get pricey...had to get them this time as they were the only game in town (singapore)

You can also find white plastic boxes that fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Herreshoff called fiberglass frozen snot, so my guess is he's rolling his eyes at most of us!

It actually doesn't look that bad (or lets just say I've owned boats that were worse when I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 15,294
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think experience and anxiety from lack of experience are significant factors. You can't overstate the value of having "been through that" before . . . it can change the entire character of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 24,272
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Try it before you need it, and while you can still take it back to west marine. These things vary massively in their actual ability to start an engine. Most of them (especially the cheap ones with...
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