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Search: Posts Made By: jackdale
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By jackdale
Re: The four finger bowline

Found one

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This is one of two methods I teach.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By jackdale
Re: The four finger bowline

I do like this.

I know 5 ways to tie bowlines. I have yet to a see video of my favorite way to attach to a clew. It involves using an overhand hand knot and transferring the loop. I might just...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By jackdale
Re: Proper winch technique?

I flake the sheets rather than coil. (Actually I flake rather than coil in almost all instances.) That seems to help avoiding jams.

As well single-handing - you can take the lazy sheet across...
Forum: Multihull 02-24-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,944
Posted By jackdale
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I am writing the ASA 214 exam next week, so I have been collecting web sites

Catamaran Vs Monohull (

Multihulls vs. Monohulls |...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 18,204
Posted By jackdale
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

Canadian Criminal Code

The fine is $1,000,000

A good explanation:
The Obligation to Render Assistance at Sea...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 02-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By jackdale
Re: Ads over text

Win 7 Google Chrome
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-27-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,852
Posted By jackdale
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

I am surprised. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board assessed some responsibility to a tug with a poorly lit barge after a collision in English Bay (Vancouver).

Transportation Safety Board...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By jackdale
Re: Teaching the wind techniques

A few things that work for me.

I do a lot of sailing circles; initially I coach them, later the students tell me what they are going to do. I have them point the direction they are going to turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,201
Posted By jackdale
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

The drogues and sea anchors are used differently. The drogue goes off the stern to slow you down, the sea anchor goes off the bow to keep your bow into the seas / winds. The HR could use either.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By jackdale
Re: Explain "Red Sector"

Sector lights require special attention. For example, green does not mean "go". It means you are too far to starboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,609
Posted By jackdale
Re: Is he anchored too close?

I would be OK with that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By jackdale
Re: Asymmetrical Spi & Foil Headstay

This is a contentious issue, right up there with anchors. I am a fan of tackers, I have never had one damage a foil.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-11-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,266
Posted By jackdale
Re: Know the rules!


But here is the line of thinking you should use.

What tack I am on? What tack is the other sailing vessel?

You are starboard. Them you cannot tell, if they were on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 4,294
Posted By jackdale
Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

I run the chartplotter north up (paper chart user) and radar head up (conventional).

I will use them both head up, perhaps with an overlay) when I am teaching folks how to read radar.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By jackdale
Re: Left Coast Off-shore Sailors, what to pack?

Some of my preferences. A little random.

I wear a foulie bib when on deck. I hate a wet a bum.

I gave up on shoes and wear either closed toe sandals in the warmth or sea boots when cooler (I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,211
Posted By jackdale
Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter

Very nice. I was in Vancouver (Granville)on Wednesday..

I knocked on The Thane while in Victoria but Len must have been elsewhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,744
Posted By jackdale
Re: Performance with dinghy on the foredeck

In my experience windage has less effect on vessel performance than drag.

Crew performance is affected by having something to work around on the foredeck.

I do not want to worry about towing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2011
Replies: 475
Views: 98,507
Posted By jackdale ...

In my mind one of the most spectacular views on the plant - Desolation Sound.
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