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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By krisscross
Re: What NOT to do with an Oil Fire

Fire blankets are not combustible and dense enough not to let air or oil through, so they do not need to be wet. But who is going to have a fire blanket on a small boat? Not many. A dry towel might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By krisscross
Re: What NOT to do with an Oil Fire

Wet towel = less oxygen getting to the fire
Wet towel = less chance of the towel catching on fire.
Wet towel = less chance of hot oil soaking through the towel and igniting again on top of it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By krisscross
Re: What NOT to do with an Oil Fire

I have used wet towels to very quickly control oil fire in the kitchen (fire was in a large wok used for deep frying).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By krisscross
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

If your wife is afraid of a knock down or excessive heel, you can always get a catamaran (the expensive option). Or take her dinghy sailing on a moderately windy day, in warm water/warm air place, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,081
Posted By krisscross
re: Cruising may be too safe

Most of those killed in Chicago are gang bangers. Very little 'random crime' happens in these places.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By krisscross
Re: A Dragon in the anchorage

http://boomer.user-services.com/photos/990313-12/990313-12-675.jpg
One day they may even build sailboats with anchors like those on submarines.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By krisscross
Re: Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

What is the advantage of sta-locks, other than being able to do it yourself? They are not cheap by any means.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,805
Posted By krisscross
Re: Best Old 35-45 foot liveaboard boat for 2?

Baba 35, if you can afford it. Kaiser Gale Force 34. Tartan 37, Alberg 37, Southern Cross 35. Bristol 35.5. All solid boats with reasonable draft that will keep you safe out there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 6,745
Posted By krisscross
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

Best of luck, Mark. You are THE MAN! :)
Fair winds and following sea.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By krisscross
Re: Advice needed....or are these excuses??

Dude... just get your own boat.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-14-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By krisscross
Re: Missing Sailboat: Voyage Puerto Vallarta to Galapagos

"...apparently the captain of the boat does not have the charts to get to Galapagos! They wandered the seas for 5 weeks with no charts. The Captain swore he did not need to do the night shift."
That...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By krisscross
Re: Ericson 30-2 (Transom-hung rudder)

Traveler in the companionway is just something to get used to. And the mainsheet is rarely smack in the middle of it while sailing. I like it as it makes a great hand hold when going down or coming...
Forum: News Feeds   05-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By krisscross
Re: Man dies after falling off sailboat headed to Mexico from Keys - Miami Herald

Does not look like the same boat/person. Awful story, for sure.
I wonder exactly how he died (drowning, blunt trauma, or something else).
And seems like it would be a good idea to train with your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By krisscross
Re: Ericson 30-2 (Transom-hung rudder)

Best rudder design IMO. Simple, easy to repair, never worry about leaks, protected from damage on grounding.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By krisscross
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Sorry, but this is not likely to happen. One man little sailboat you can carry (that is light enough) - maybe. But they don't sail very well at all and are tippy as hell. Get yourself a proper 14...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By krisscross
Re: Rowing across Pacific?

Probably not as hot, but for an old geezer like me she is hot enough. ;)
Sonya Baumstein (http://sonyabaumstein.com/Bio)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By krisscross
Re: Rowing across Pacific?

Sorry about the link. Looks like MSN took it down. Here is one from a different source:
U.S. female rower readies for solo Pacific Ocean odyssey - News - AM 590 - WKZO Everything Kalamazoo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By krisscross
Re: Rowing across Pacific?

Yes, that reliance on prevailing wind and current pattern is a big part of that project. I really hope she makes it. It sounds like such an awesome adventure. Looking at her boat I can't stop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By krisscross
Rowing across Pacific?

I realize it is not a sailing related event, but I do see some relevance for small boat sailors:

The 30-year-old from Port Townsend, Washington, has undertaken endurance feats in the past but her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By krisscross
Re: Most moronic rationalization for bigger boat

If you really want to get a bigger boat you have to sound more convincing. Like, "On a bigger boat we could have a separate cabin for your mother".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 3,011
Posted By krisscross
Re: Maybe smaller is not so bad?

Why not go small all the way and get a dinghy? Easy to rig, easy to sail, very low maintenance in cost and labor.
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By krisscross
Re: New sailor going from Key West to Cancun: HELP!

Make sure you have an engine in good working condition. Take plenty of fuel (extra in jerry cans), plenty of water, plenty of ready to eat food, and a good life raft, good EPIRB, good radio, good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By krisscross
Re: Mystery (to me) Sailboat

Looks like a soft chine steel hull boat. Nice lines. I would leave the owner a note with a question.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By krisscross
Re: Diving Instructor Robbed and Killed in Bahamas

Dang... pretty hard core. :(
So sorry to hear about such tragedies. :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,949
Posted By krisscross
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

That is a good price for a 35' boat with a running diesel engine. Looks clean and well cared for. Definitely deserves a closer look.
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