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Search: Posts Made By: svs3
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By svs3
Let hear for simple seaworthy boats making notable voyages

Check out:

Rutherford Sets Record (http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachting-news-headlines/rutherford-sets-record)

Matt Rutherford's Trip Site (http://www.solotheamericas.org/)

And he did on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,250
Posted By svs3
From the LCRA: Apparently, there is only...

From the LCRA:


Apparently, there is only one public boat ramp open on both Lake Travis and Buchanan and these are facing possible closure if conditions don't improve.

Several towns around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 832
Posted By svs3
A Sign of Things to Come?

Attack of the Jellyfish (http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/06/261513/attack-of-the-jellyfish-shut-down-power-station-climate-change/) :eek::eek::eek:

Also check out some of the links...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 5,766
Posted By svs3
Approach it as a "pay it forward" situation....

Approach it as a "pay it forward" situation. Leave your number, talk to them, you never know you might get a new friend out of the deal and a contact who might come in handy should ever find yourself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By svs3
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: The one that...

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: The one that gets you there safely. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,505
Posted By svs3
Other than avoid the area altogether thereby...

Other than avoid the area altogether thereby denying the pirates potential targets and, essentially, starving the pirates out. I'm not sure what can be realistically done. Frankly, this is an area...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By svs3
You can add to that list one of my favorite...

You can add to that list one of my favorite cruising couples: Tim and Pauline Carr who have cruised the area successfully and safely aboard Curlew, a 100 year old 28ft wooden cutter.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By svs3
Another Missing Boat: This Time in the Antartic

See:

Hope Fades for Norwegian Adventurers Lost in Antarctic (http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Hope-Fades-for-Norwegian-Adventurers-Lost-in-Antarctic-117052218.html)

and

Antarctica:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 5,220
Posted By svs3
Without a doubt: Bob Marley Pass It On...

Without a doubt:

Bob Marley Pass It On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvVKHUCleuk&feature=related)

It's just so hard to go wrong with Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,761
Posted By svs3
I agree with the others wear your PFD outside...

I agree with the others wear your PFD outside your foul weather gear.

Consider this:

While you could get away with doing what you are doing for a while (maybe for your entire sailing career)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,799
Posted By svs3
Yeah Bob was a great writer. :D It is...

Yeah Bob was a great writer. :D



It is possible to be penny wise and pound foolish, as they say.

Of course I said that with no idea of the OP's experience is in high latitude sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,799
Posted By svs3
If it was me doing this trip I would think very...

If it was me doing this trip I would think very hard about spending a season sailing Greenland and as far north on northeastern coast of Canada I could get before trying the NWP. I would use that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 8,098
Posted By svs3
+1 Words to live by, literally.

+1

Words to live by, literally.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 8,098
Posted By svs3
This is known in mountaineering circles as...

This is known in mountaineering circles as "summit fever" the desire to get the summit (or port) despite the overwhelming objective dangers. Failure to recognize it and turn back (or turning back too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 8,098
Posted By svs3
CN and GPS are great and all. But they're just...

CN and GPS are great and all. But they're just tools. Ultimately, it is your knowledge, skill, and experience that determine whether a given voyage is completed safely ... or not.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 8,098
Posted By svs3
GPS and CN are simply tools to get a specific job...

GPS and CN are simply tools to get a specific job done. It is not a question of which one is better. The real issue is skill of the user. I'd take a skilled celestial navigator over an unskilled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 8,098
Posted By svs3
I have often used CN to back up GPS and vice...

I have often used CN to back up GPS and vice versa. It's a good tool to have in your toolbox. You never know when it might just save your butt.

For me it offers a direct connection to all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 6,668
Posted By svs3
The two best are Good Old Boat and Ocean Navigator

The two best are Good Old Boat and Ocean Navigator
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 122,417
Posted By svs3
When I was young I took a NOLS (kinda like...

When I was young I took a NOLS (kinda like Outward Bound) course and within NOLS the following piece of advice is given: When faced with an emergency the first thing you should do is have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,867
Posted By svs3
Though perhaps a bit well worn here are a couple...

Though perhaps a bit well worn here are a couple of my favorites:

"To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,754
Posted By svs3
Steel, On your budget you should look for...

Steel,
On your budget you should look for something close, real close, to home. Buying a boat in FL. when you live in the upper Midwest will kill your budget. Plus freshwater boats age much more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,754
Posted By svs3
CaptFoolhardy read my mind. One thing to bear in...

CaptFoolhardy read my mind. One thing to bear in mind is that often times it is series of small mistakes that compound on each other leading to a catastrophic failure. Fatigue is one of the leading...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By svs3
Try Ted Brewer's book and Skene's (sp?) Elements...

Try Ted Brewer's book and Skene's (sp?) Elements of Yacht Design, as well as, Seaworthiness: The Forgotten Factor, Fredric Mate's book might be worth looking at too. Also check out: Desirable and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 23,754
Posted By svs3
@ trisstan87 FWIW ... I think you confused my...

@ trisstan87 FWIW ... I think you confused my posts with those by SJ34. I am definitely of the school of thought that what the OP asked can be done provided that one has a realistic idea of what they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,677
Posted By svs3
Nice thread. I can definitely relate to the...

Nice thread.

I can definitely relate to the idea of boat ownership as a way to keep a dream alive. But if the boat represents freedom and "the dream" (seemly for many but by no means all) is to...
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