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Search: Posts Made By: theonecalledtom
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New to sailing

As jwing mentions there are books to help you look at old sailboats - I'd recommend "inspecting the aging sailboat" by Don Casey. I haven't bought a small boat and there may be more appropriate...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New to sailing

warning, you might end up sleepless planning docking procedures, thinking about provisions, trying to improve your tacks, your gybes. you will likely start talking about lines, wind shifts and sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: "Other" sailing mags

48° North Sailing Magazine - TurnPage48NAugust2014 (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/354728?/0)

Only just started reading this one. Has some amusing articles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,218
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Thought I was going to be sick a couple of months ago sailing deep down wind with a roly swell off the aft quarter. Eventually decided to sail higher and take a couple of hours longer. Felt fine then...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: First Time Crewing!!

I've been collecting links to videos here - 36.7: Sailing Tips (http://sailing367.blogspot.co.uk/p/trimming.html?m=1) if you find more good ones pm me the links and I'll add them
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6,937
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: The difference in a Bene 265 & 281??? Specs are simular....

I can easily singlehand my 36.7 with the roller furler on. Currently working on learning to fly the symmetrical spinnaker as well. Next up double handing. When I bought the boat 18months ago I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Getting Used To New Boat

Someone should post some pictures....

I loved changing boats. Having ten times the number of lines to fiddle with helps but I've learnt so much more about sailing once shaken from my groove and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,796
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

Watching a recent video on sailinganarchy.com the guy rolls his boat over the beach on a small round bollard - looked pretty neat.

the essence of independence | Sailing Anarchy...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-06-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Sail up to reduce rolling?

If you can manage your course to get a little angle on the wind it really helps. Put the traveller higher than you would (even boom a little above centre line) and just get a little air in the sail....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Which weather/wind apps & sites are most accurate?

If you pay for Sailflow it offers a lot of information. I'm not sure what comes as standard but I think I can side by side graph about six models for my local area.

Having used this for several...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,945
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: high wind gybing technique??

We don't have strong winds here but if we did...

- In waves time the gybe as the boat is surfing to reduce apparent wind
- Turning through an S - turning back as the main comes across the boat -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Anchor line snubber

Agreed. Setting a snubber is just an extra step / complication I've only used one with an all chain rode.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tacking a Genoa?

We leave the sheet tight to the moment of luff then free as quickly as possible. As mentioned steering through the wind reasonably fast reduces the time spent bashing the rigging but really turn...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 9,306
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Sailing downwind is much harder than sailing upwind.

Check VMG while gybing and while wing on winging. Quite possibly better wing on wing despite the lower speed. Without a spinnaker I tend to just gybe on deep angles (140 in lighter air, then deeper)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,323
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Weather helm and Weight

Returning here to add an extra piece of information I saw I'd missed Rich's above post - good information! Not sure about adding stitches to my favorite sail but I might tack on some glow in the dark...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: mainsail batten

And so the thread died....

however - I'm still interested - should we expect our sails to shrink?
Forum: Electronics 06-25-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4,153
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: NEXUS Instruments - Experience with?

Does anyone have experience with the auto calibration system? I don't seem to be able to get it to drive the steer pilot instrument, though the one on my laptop display does do something. Using the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: mainsail batten

My experience so far is that battens seem snug when the sail is lying on the boom but possibly overtight when the sail is hoisted and stretched out. I actually have to shave a little off one of my...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Inexperienced crew looking for opportunities

Not a worry with a sailboat....
Forum: Racing 06-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Crewed for the first time yesterday - wow!

Sounds like you had an awesome time!

Don't worry about mistakes there are plenty more to be made - trick is to keep it interesting by making new mistakes each time, though it's nice to have a few...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Pre-feeders rule, even with crew.

Mine just hangs on a string from the tack, thrown into the anchor locker (hangs in there) when not in use.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,837
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

I hate folding sails on the boat. While we're bitching folding them on the dock is a PITA when solo too. Actually my "cruising" sails fold pretty easily on the boat but my 105% race sail has battens...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,660
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Skip Novak’s Storm Sailing Part 10: Anchoring | Yachting World (http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/536705/skip-novak-s-storm-sailing-part-10-anchoring)

Or do what Skip does.

This is part 10 of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

Mclube didn't work for me. Sail rep put super lube on the slug that was causing issues and it's been perfect since.

Don't forget to take all the sail ties off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,660
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

I'll admit to having skipped half this thread, so I may just be repeating.

Though we haven't anchored much on our current boat we used to spend a lot of weekends and the occasional week at anchor....
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