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Search: Posts Made By: wrevans
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

One of my most used techniques for sailing without an engine is using apparent wind to my best advantage. For our boat we probably need 5 kts of wind to even set the drifter and mainsail dead down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

A bunch of crazy, and I mean that in an idol sort of way, kids did in a few years ago from Lopez Island. You cans read a bit about it here.

the Hunter Bay Boat Project...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

And thank you for the reminder. I regret letting myself get caught up in the debate and helping to drag this thread off topic.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

This just keeps going round and round but finally we are getting closer to an agreement. I completely agree that there are some things that an engineless sailboat can't do safely. It has been that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

Your example clearly makes my point on the difference between turning off, or lossing, an engine and sailing an engineless sailboat. I have practiced that same maneuver 100s of times. Why? Because I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

You may already have this resource, but Jay let me copy a few bits of his writing on my blog. Here is a link to his discussion on building a sculling oar.

Knockabout Sloops: How to Build a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

Since there are are so few sailboat that sail without an engine you may feel comfortable that your anger will go unused. No so much for a person sailing. I have lost count how often I have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

This is an endless debate and there are much better ways to spend ones time, like sailing. And many of these engineless topics end up in this same place where someone who has an engine in their boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

It used to be that having the ability to handle a sailboat was just a skill not a display of ego. I have seen way to many unsafe maneuvers under power to automatically equate motors and safety.

If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

+1 on the drifter as a safety device. In light winds we keep ours clipped to the mast ready to launch with sheets setup and stowed. All I need to do is drop and tie off our non overlapping jib and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

Many of the engineless sailing topics that pop up in forums have a similar theme. They start out with a, hopefully, honest request for info and viability of sailing without and engine. The topic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

Is dodging large ships a common issue? Admittedly I don't sail in any shipping lanes but large ferries are pretty common place in th San Juan Islands and I have never found myself impeding their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

I agree completely with the above post. Most of my rowing the first year I sailed engineless in the San Jaun's occurred because I sailed too late into the afternoon. I quickly learned a sense of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

Lots of good advice in this post, although I would take any wind direction other than dead astern if I have to make way against a a current. Even tacking close hauled as our boat quickly overcomes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 104
Views: 8,279
Posted By wrevans
Re: engine-less

I daysail and weekend a modified engineless 30 ft Shield one design from Lopez Island in the San Juan's. I have a bunch of info about sailing without an engine on my blog.

I have been sailing this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 15,293
Posted By wrevans
Just delivered from the East coast after an...

Just delivered from the East coast after an extensive remodel.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_rqLNS-z1IIU/SN4orpfREiI/AAAAAAAAIQI/qXopBjQPI8w/s800/Bolero%202008%20Launching%20-%2009-26%20-%2027.jpg

And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2008
Replies: 163
Views: 17,385
Posted By wrevans
This is my modified Shields Class One Design,...

This is my modified Shields Class One Design, Bolero, fall sailing in the San Juan Islands.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/3040593109_15263e2ed8_b.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 11-19-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By wrevans
I keep her on a mooring in Fisherman bay and pull...

I keep her on a mooring in Fisherman bay and pull her during the winter.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_rqLNS-z1IIU/SPAgRgPIsZI/AAAAAAAAI0Y/5Rhc-MNqtsQ/s800/PA100066_1024.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 11-19-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 2,043
Posted By wrevans
This is a great way to get into sailing and get...

This is a great way to get into sailing and get experience on different boats. I did this when I was your age and never lacked for nice rides and good friends. Enjoy.

Also, if you visit the San...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2007
Replies: 78
Views: 17,630
Posted By wrevans
This thread seems to have wondered a bit but I...

This thread seems to have wondered a bit but I wanted to return to the original post on boat and rigging choices. My advice would be to really closely reread and reread Jeff_H comments. And then if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 4,377
Posted By wrevans
Well I just canít resist jumping in on this...

Well I just canít resist jumping in on this topic. My boat, a 22 ft Bluenose sloop, is an older universal rule type boat that wouldnít make Jeffís list of performance boats in this day and age. But...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By wrevans
SailingDog, What type of boat are you...

SailingDog,

What type of boat are you using your screacher on? What is you working sail area? I am curious how large this asym is in relation to you working sail area.

Thanks, Bill
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,795
Posted By wrevans
Jeff, Thanks for the reply. You...

Jeff,

Thanks for the reply. You definitely answered my first question which was would the jumper struts support the mast if I flew a masthead spinnaker or drifter. My goal in all of this is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By wrevans
Offshore Small Keel/Centerboarders

I just donít seem to be able to shake the idea of sailing away. But if it is going to happen my lifestyle choices (read money) will mandate that it happens in an older and smallish sailboat. I am...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-22-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By wrevans
Offshore Small Keel/Centerboarders

I just donít seem to be able to shake the idea of sailing away. But if it is going to happen my lifestyle choices (read money) will mandate that it happens in an older and smallish sailboat. I am...
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