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Search: Posts Made By: jimmalkin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 11,647
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

As a former sailboat delivery skipper currently cruising, I went to see "All Is Lost" in eager anticipation of witnessing Robert Redford dealing with incidents and accidents while single-handing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: maine to bahamas and back

Well done and well thought out - the worry over a careless/carefree/lousy crew is as exhausting as solo sailing. Having said that, I recognize the fatigue that you must have had to deal with in your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,285
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Guitar or Other Instrument Players

After having warped a few 6 string guitars since the 70's (old geezer that I am) I bought a Blackbird (Blackbird Guitars | Carbon Fiber Guitars | Carbon Fiber Travel Guitars...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 6,614
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Closing seacocks

Minne - I had 18 on Taronga - marked all locations with blue tape when offshore or overnight passage for ease of location (should need be.) I always close engine intake, head intakes and overboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: SailNet Rendezvous - Martha's Vineyard July 13-15

For those of you who have expressed interest in a rendezvous in Martha's Vineyard on 13-15 July; there is more information about the SailMV weekend at Martha's Vineyard Sailing Regatta to Benefit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Lessons in downsizing from 50' to 28'

Down - thanks for the comments. Spent a bit of last weekend roaming around MDI and drove through Seal Harbor a couple of times as we explored the land rather than succumbed to the freezing weather. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 11,380
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: 3 Dead in Sailing Yacht Crash in Race from Newport California to Mexico.

It is hard to be emotionally removed when other sailors lose their lives. It is easy to be analytical in our desire to learn lessons from tragedies. The only thing my experience in busy harbors,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,071
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Light gray hull - any pics out there?

I replaced the Awlgrip Flag Blue on a 50' Passport with Awlgrip Whisper Grey - white boot top and black bottom paint. She looked terrific. I did so as the dark top side colors, especially blues,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By jimmalkin
Lessons in downsizing from 50' to 28'

We think about Plan A, but we live in Plan B.

Hence "What I have learned on a little boat from Friday in Mt. Dessert Island to Monday in Tennant's Harbor Maine."

On a little sailboat, you don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,441
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Should i use a radar reflector

I am a firm believer and user of Echomax solid casing mounted to the mast above the spreaders. I have used AIS transponders as well (in addition.) Many commercial fishing boats off shore do use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Led fetish support group

Although I have absolutely NO IDEA as to what the afflicted gentleman from Oxford is discussing, I note that my access to the Coast website for general use, professional use and tactical use LED...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Instrument pod location (companionway)

Absolutely no reason not to have instruments above companionway or mounted on the trunk cabin bulkhead facing aft. You can manage their lights and dim them individually or in sync if you chose at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 4,800
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Coffee Maker

I have nothing to add to this already extensive and highly caffeinated dialogue. I agree with Fuzzy that a Bialetti type machine makes the closest thing to espresso that you can get from a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: what size line are your jib halyards?

The best sheets I know (not halyards) are New England Rope Regatta Braid. Single strand, polyester, very easy on the hands and looks "traditional."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: SailNet Rendezvous - Martha's Vineyard July 13-15

South - the Vineyard Cup will happen and if you and I are there we will have at least the start of a SailNet Rendezvous! Send me a PM closer to the date and we'll sort out details and libations...!
Forum: US Northeast 03-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Maine float plan (Penobscot Bay & Mt. Desert Is.)--your suggestions?

Your proposed agenda is quite manageable. I'd suggest you buy a copy of
A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast - by Hank and Jan Taft and Curtis Rindlaub.
They also have a website. It's full of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By jimmalkin
SailNet Rendezvous - Martha's Vineyard July 13-15

An idea - Over the years I've seen a number of "meet up" ideas in various harbors, tied to boatshows, maritime events, holidays, etc. There is a charitable program on Martha's Vineyard - Sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By jimmalkin
Re: Boat Surveyor near Fall River, MA

Barnaby Blatch - Atlantic Marine Survey - 860-460-0060 in Essex CT - he's done a number of surveys for me and is very good. - About 40 minutes from Fall River MA. bblatch0@gmail.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,523
Posted By jimmalkin
Yeah, she survived and was sailed around LI Sound...

Yeah, she survived and was sailed around LI Sound for a while and is off somewhere now. There is a "Lady Helene" style ketch for sale on Yachtworld that was built in the same year 1964 as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-29-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,523
Posted By jimmalkin
Yup - it was the very same.

Sloop - Twas the same boat. And I had read the Beiser book to prior to buying her in 1970; I was also very taken by his comments and thoughts on the boat.

Having said that, she really wasn't a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,523
Posted By jimmalkin
I sailed a 47' Alden ketch named Lady Helene...

I sailed a 47' Alden ketch named Lady Helene to/from the Caribbean via Bermuda a number of times. Her pilot house/cabin had two large windows port and starboard and two large windows forward. I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By jimmalkin
I think one of the keys to this is that we tend...

I think one of the keys to this is that we tend to get a tad complacent in our home waters or with our established routines.

1 - When we kept the barkey in NYC and the Statue of Liberty was in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By jimmalkin
A very good poem, Sir. I have been pondering on...

A very good poem, Sir. I have been pondering on this issue for a 1/2 dozen years and last year sold our lovely Passport 50 which I had stripped down from "marina cocktail" status to "off shore"...
Forum: herSailNet 02-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By jimmalkin
I would add my personal dopey guy story to...

I would add my personal dopey guy story to Fasters. Was standing at the fuel dock in Liberty Landing NJ, talking with the woman captain of the NY Waterway ferry operation. "Large" guy at the helm of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,715
Posted By jimmalkin
I would suggest Kilarney has it right - lying...

I would suggest Kilarney has it right - lying head to sea and yawing through the wind is uncomfortable and unsafe as you are bow into breaking waves. The advantage of the heaving to solution of the...
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