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Search: Posts Made By: captkris
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-01-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 8,377
Posted By captkris
Plumer, thats a good one!!!! LOL , congrat

Plumer, thats a good one!!!! LOL , congrat
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 8,377
Posted By captkris
Thank you Andrew for that note, it is the missing...

Thank you Andrew for that note, it is the missing link in how to back into the slip. Very important!!

captkris
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-30-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 6,700
Posted By captkris
bkw, Yes, it all depends on the severity of the...

bkw,
Yes, it all depends on the severity of the squall. Usually, so called squall 20-30 kts I consider just another stronger wind. It requires some standard reefing and other preparations motioned...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-24-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 8,377
Posted By captkris
Larry, you really need medal!!! I have the same...

Larry, you really need medal!!!
I have the same problems with full keel and single 3 blades prop (I guess LH or RH works the same way) on 46' boat. Here is how I dock stern-in if I must to(!):...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,413
Posted By captkris
Well, lets say this: 1. I am using computers...

Well, lets say this:
1. I am using computers without batterys for past 7-10 years. It really works on 110V and 12V same way. When computer is used for the navigation needs, then at the time of power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,413
Posted By captkris
...did someone point that when computer is pluged...

...did someone point that when computer is pluged into the inventer without battery, will use much less power? This is what I am doing (taking the battery out) when using computer on the boat.
Forum: Provisioning 01-15-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 26,963
Posted By captkris
Good source of canned food (excellent quality)...

Good source of canned food (excellent quality) are European stores in the USA.
They have quite extensive choices. Whenever I can, I will buy can food in polish food stores and deli mainly in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
LOL, yes running backstays are a bit of a...

LOL, yes running backstays are a bit of a problem, however manageable. I did some sailing on 46' boat (second reef/short handed, 30-40 kts) with running backs. The way we did jibing was to have them...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
Would you agree with the statement, that flogging...

Would you agree with the statement, that flogging the bunt/sail was the issue at the time when sails were not as strong/stiff and/or canvas, halyards/sheets were relatively soft (to compare with...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
... good point, :-)

... good point, :-)
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-11-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
I know almost everybody saw it, but to those that...

I know almost everybody saw it, but to those that did not see, check this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-PpU8MUbHE&NR=1 ...and dont be scared its like normal sailors live!!!...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-11-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
Take a look at this video ... it may get your...

Take a look at this video ... it may get your attention. Just a though about fun and reefing ... and they do drink coffee!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZDS3miKQCc&NR=1
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-11-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
As far as the reefing ties, I can only comment on...

As far as the reefing ties, I can only comment on what I see on the pictures. The tension on the ties indicates that the sail was not ready to make reefing ties. Proper way to reef is: come up to the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-10-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
... As far as this old wooden yawl. It is a very...

... As far as this old wooden yawl. It is a very seaworthy boat, but the pictures clearly show that the reefing is not done properly. Check the stress marks on the main sail at the reefing point. It...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-10-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
The key is to depower your sails in a bit of...

The key is to depower your sails in a bit of advance to the coming worsen weather. While cruising, depowering gives you much less stress on sails, rig and the ruder. It will slow down the boat, but...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-10-2008
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By captkris
Well, this thread is the perfect example of "how...

Well, this thread is the perfect example of "how to" from simple question couple of guys (to me arrogant and "self righted") can make out of sailing bad taste horror!! I experience that on my own...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-03-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
Giu... u r good man - u actually said: sorry I...

Giu... u r good man - u actually said: sorry I offended u ...
did not expect anything like that from u! I know u dont mean that but at list u said it! Were are u ? In Portugal?!
:-)
did u check on...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-02-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
Well ... did you ever meat any sailor/captain...

Well ... did you ever meat any sailor/captain that told you everything?
:-)
Maybe I am pushing my luck, but....
to me it sounds like:
Nothing found for astontinpolous
Nothing found for phrentix...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-02-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
WOW it works...thanks AjariBonten!! Cool ...

WOW it works...thanks AjariBonten!!
Cool ...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-02-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
Giu....hmmm could write exactly in greek what it...

Giu....hmmm could write exactly in greek what it means A FOC? :-)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-02-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
Someone help please if I may ask yet for help. I...

Someone help please if I may ask yet for help. I copy to my profile picture of the boat and saved it and it those not show up and the forum (pic next to the name). What am I doing wrong?
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-02-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
Sailngdog, What is it with you? Didn’t...

Sailngdog,
What is it with you? Didn’t you read all of my threads? I tried to explain the whole story the best way I could and yet you are digging into it!
Look, we all (crew) agreed to it in...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-01-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
RockDAWG, Before we practice it would be good...

RockDAWG,
Before we practice it would be good if you can surf and study the following:
http://www.ukhalsey.com/LearningCenter/ssIndex.asp
It is few very good video lessons, but you need to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-31-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
First of all I would like to thanks the panel of...

First of all I would like to thanks the panel of decydents and then my dogs, and the fishermans and powerboaters (for buying so much fuel), and at last to that person on the port bow .... in that...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-31-2007
Replies: 118
Views: 10,835
Posted By captkris
WOW...this is really honor although I do not...

WOW...this is really honor although I do not deserve such an honor as I am not one of those sitting at sea for years at the time ... I don’t know what to say because there are greater sailors and...
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