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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,408
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It would be expensive, but perhaps informative, to tow some hulls with different keel attachment techniques, instrument some with gauges, and test to failure via repeated simulated groundings. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2015
Replies: 174
Views: 34,173
Posted By rgscpat
Re: How "afraid" should we be of sailing?

Which foreign waters? Some destinations are safer than home, some aren't.
And so much depends on the preparation, attitudes, risk management, training, and behavior of the sailor.
Go to a dodgy...
Forum: News Feeds   10-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Frenchmen jumps to safety from sailboat in storm tossed seas - Dispatch Times

Wattekamps-Etienne... sorry:

Friends rally to support rescued French sailor Manu Wattecamps-Etienne and cat Pipalup - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News...
Forum: News Feeds   10-23-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By rgscpat
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,727
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Rules of the road ?

There can be multiple answers: A rules answer, a practical/prudent answer, and a courteous answer. Sometimes they are the same.

Not that racing had anything to do with the original post, but......
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   09-07-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Maybe old news.. but sad nonetheless

Terrible when it's your crew's paramedic who dies, too. News story said, "Mr Ashman was knocked unconscious by the mainsheet and possibly the boom (although not confirmed). "

A seventy-five foot,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Boat Lost - Two crew dead.

Another story at Two bodies found in search for missing yacht (http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2015/09/04/two-bodies-found-in-search-for-missing-yacht.html)

"A spokesman for the Bureau...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-16-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 8,875
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

So glad you were there, or things could have turned out much worse.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Info on Bayliner Buccaneer 18

Nickels Boat Works? They should be the current manufacturer contact. Have you asked the bucc18 org owners' group your question?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Transporting Sailboat by land

What is the width of the boat and does the route pass through multiple states or provinces? Are their cities en route that may have to heir own restrictions on oversize loads? If the boat and/or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By rgscpat
Re: What make of sailboat is this?

Rotating unstayed rig?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 1,282
Views: 96,582
Posted By rgscpat
Weevils... Jack Aubrey dishing Stephen Maturin. ...

Weevils... Jack Aubrey dishing Stephen Maturin. (Patrick O'Brian)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By rgscpat
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

Seems too easy here to be comparing apples and kumquats. I guess not every incremental boat dollar is spent in the same way, and so different ways of spending boat dollars would result in different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 3,279
Posted By rgscpat
Re: First time I swore at a customer

Scary thought: This owner doesn't sound like the worst, by any means. He actually listened to you.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-28-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,408
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Maybe keels and rudders need their own ratings?
Cat A keel, New England rock ledge capable in a noreaster... Cat D allowed one gentle coral sand grounding per year at Key West low tide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2015
Replies: 1,282
Views: 96,582
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Many of the novelty flags have lameness potential, but context is crucial.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,744
Posted By rgscpat
Re: ASA for someone with experience?

ASA has a challenge system; you can pay a reduced fee to spend a little time with folks at a school and take a test.

From the school website for Island Sailing:
"
ASA Certification Challenge
...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-02-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 19,195
Posted By rgscpat
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-31-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 19,195
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Outcome, from the victim, Hans Rijsdijk, in the report on Noonsite:
"I was diagnosed with a broken arm and a crushed finger apart from multiple bruises and machete cuts, later increased in a Sydney...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-30-2015
Replies: 150
Views: 19,195
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Hans Rijsdyk told their story on Noonsite on April 21.

They had a security grate on Pelikaan. Hans came out into the cockpit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By rgscpat
Re: What is your favorite month to go sailing?

Any month with an "a", "e", "u", or "r" in it, or any day of the week ending in "y" (in English).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By rgscpat
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Do any "special issues" apply ... traveling from the US as a non-US citizen or resident, or with minor children for whom you are not parent or guardian, guns, prescription medications/special health...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgscpat
PS, Eric, Next week, I'll be visiting my son in...

PS, Eric,
Next week, I'll be visiting my son in the Phoenix area...and he's a sailing instructor. There are sailors in AZ with whom you could visit, dream, plan, and test your ideas.
Forum: Racing   04-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,589
Posted By rgscpat
In general, a slower boat should prefer that you...

In general, a slower boat should prefer that you pass to leeward and not mess up his wind. If someone is stupid about that, you could sit on his wind until he realizes what an ass he's being. And,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,450
Posted By rgscpat
One other difference witwith a smaller, simpler...

One other difference witwith a smaller, simpler boboat is that you ficus more on the sailing, instead of being distracted by all the systems.
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