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Forum: Learning to Sail   10-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,283
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

To the original poster...

I think we're probably pretty similar; I've always learned by doing. With me, however, that's always been hampered/tempered by an almost unhealthy obsession for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,306
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Attach Rope to Becket?

No.

A splice is far longer than a knot, every time.

Splices can jam in blocks (fatter than rope, bad if it happens at the masthead).

You can cut off a knot and refresh wear spots. Can't do...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-25-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,385
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: books on basic sailing..

"Basic Sailing" by M.B. George (Hearst Marine Books, N.Y., 1984) is a great primer with beautiful photographs.

Take all the Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses you can in your area. In fact, if you can...
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