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Search: Posts Made By: theonecalledtom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,034
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Journey or the Destination

My only destinations at the moment are for racing deliveries, and while they tend to be lovely I love the delivery sail with the ocean and it's dolphins, whales and flying fish, more.

When the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,291
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

My feeling is I want to move my jacklines further inboard. Downwind in particular the high side isn't so high, upwind with the boat heeled things feel a bit safer (sticking to the high side).

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,291
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Enjoying this thread!

One thought about lines led aft is it makes it harder on my boat to run a good jackline - I have halyards exactly where I want the safety line to go. I'm still trying to work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

According to my email 10% off all Tartan base prices and options right now with deposits placed before January the 12th - Strike NOW!!!

Couldn't see anything on their website - says contact your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I wouldn't rule the model either but there are other manufacturers and models out there that are also both comfortable and somewhat salubrious. Look at Sabre (the 362 for example) or the J109. Going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

If new to sailing with large downwind sails bear in mind that anything needing a pole to fly it adds considerable complication to your experience and therefore is less likely to get used and likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

Lol Pretty though!

That was the issue that had me worried about tightening my rig for years....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,291
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

To jump the main I lead the halyard around a winch and back to the mast, jump with left hand and tail with the right. A cam cleat might be easier but this approach seems to work reasonably well.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 7,291
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Ditto on auto pilot ftw though if anything is dicey I hand steer - coming out of SD yesterday I had warships on maneuvers a cruise ship coming into the channel and kelp everywhere. Fun times....
...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 7,993
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I also read that post as someone saying they ****** up.

"I made a big mistake".
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 7,993
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

This incident sucks for the VOR, Team Vestas and most of all Wouter. He got lucky, as he must know, as everyone got out of this okay, though the environmental costs are not insignificant.

Sure he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

I'm looking forward to it, though I can understand NZs (and likely other teams) worry about it looking like the sport of kings and also having a lower promotional value for them than if they were in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,526
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: sailing as exercise?

I also lose weight if sailing for more than a couple of days in a row. The small movements, constantly, add up - even when cruising.

However if you want to challenge both your body and your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Replace Sails

will say that sailing with new sails for the first time in my life has been pretty special...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Replace Sails

There is potential to find something nearly right in a used sail loft (for instance Used Sails from Second Wind Sails (http://www.secondwindsails.com/) which I have never been to...) and get a local...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,686
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Boat Loan

Wells Fargo did our first loan on a 30 year old boat but it took us six months and a huge amount of hassle to get the paperwork saying we owned the boat after we'd paid it off...... completely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,671
Posted By theonecalledtom
Are you saying you have a 1000 square foot sail...

Are you saying you have a 1000 square foot sail on a 36' boat?[/QUOTE]

Yes.

One thing I'm coming to appreciate is there is good light air and bad light air. Some days it's steady and attaches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,671
Posted By theonecalledtom
Slowly getting better at moving in light air....

Slowly getting better at moving in light air. Sail choice is critical and our latest spin sheet is 1/8th inch amsteel with a plastic spool shackle. We recently used this to drift past a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 15,793
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Sometimes I'm out with my wife and sprogs. I may have two sails up but I will be trimmed as flat as possible. Speed is not an objective, comfort is.

Sometimes I'm not.

When I pass cruisers...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

The Selden guide seems mainly concerned with structural stability and a base setting, the North Sail's guide...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

Thanks RichH. I'll check those articles, I've probably read some of them before (perhaps you've posted some of them) but as I keep rereading material it keeps making more sense... just picked up...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,897
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

By this I meant bends the mast, not the boom. Pushing too hard will add strain to the mast at the gooseneck though - you often see masts broken there.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,897
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Sounds like fun!

Steps to flatten the boat / reduce heeling
- jib leads aft
- dump / lower traveller, a big bubble up front in the main can be fine
- backstay, until the sail shape looks flat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,307
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New main sail

You might not want to go to kevlar but having fresh dacron could make a big difference in your ability to make ground upwind. A 5 degree gain further off the wind is worth more in VMG than closer to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I always slack any lines that have tension on them at the end of the sail (typically the jib halyard when using a roller, backstay and outhaul).

Leave everything snug, not flopping around, not...
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