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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-03-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 4,089
Posted By Priceless
What should I have done?

Another point to consider:

In those conditions it isn''t hard to imagine in the middle of everything else a line going overboard (sheet, halyard, whatever). If your first action is to start the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-02-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Priceless
Invitation to all of a pure heart

As I said earlier in this thread, I have no experience with Wharram boats.

However, the Wharram web site sells reprints of some of his magazine articles. In one of them (Practical Boat Owner,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-26-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Priceless
Invitation to all of a pure heart

Based on zero experience with the particular design in question?

Frank
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-24-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Priceless
Invitation to all of a pure heart

James,

It ain''t necessary to apologize to me; I didn''t design the boat. Just making the point that generalizations are just that and applying them to specifics, a specific boat design in this...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-15-2003
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Priceless
Invitation to all of a pure heart

James,

When you''re going to apply sweeping generalities to a specific boat you really ought to make a bit of an effort to learn more about the boat than you have.

James Wharram''s Gaia (built...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-03-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 7,017
Posted By Priceless
learning celestial navigation

You can sail with your predeliction for young men, Pirate (of Pine Island). I''d rather sail with a sextant and a young lady.

Cheers you duffer, Frank
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2003
Replies: 57
  anchors
Views: 10,215
Posted By Priceless
anchors

I''ve used a 35# CQR on a Catalina 30 for years and a 45# CQR on a 17,000# 33'' motorsailer for several years, all in SE Alaska. No problems with weeds. Only problems I''ve had with these anchors...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 3,826
Posted By Priceless
Storing Rope & Chain Anchor Rode

And go to 5/16" chain.

Frank
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By Priceless
Cruising & War?

I have more empathy for Adrian Brody''s take. But isn''t it obvious that the thing to do is to avoid areas where flying his national ensign makes the captain concerned for his welfare? That''s an...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-13-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,721
Posted By Priceless
Anchor Question Result

As they say, the last place to look for justice is the justice system; and that includes USCG administrative hearings.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-04-2003
Replies: 24
Views: 3,721
Posted By Priceless
Anchor Question Result

Presumably then, boats rafted up at anchor must each show an anchor light?

Seems to me the regs need to be amended to allow a dinghy under a particular length, secured to not extend over a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-14-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Priceless
alaskan voyage

A couple of additions to my earlier message: my use of 4:1 scope is dependent upon an all chain rode, or very long chain, in depths of more than three fathoms. In shallower water not enough...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-09-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Priceless
alaskan voyage

For cruising in SE Alaska (and BC) bring 12" rubber boots, full suit of working rain gear, including Sou''wester, and put an anchor on your boat two sizes larger than usually recommended in the...
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