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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 22,782
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

The May issue of Sailing World has a good article on this very topic. They must have been paying attention to this thread. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: America's Cup - anyone else interested?

and now TODAY

24. Stars & Stripes 25th Anniversary - AC Uncovered - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By Smart Pig
Talking Re: America's Cup - anyone else interested?

I'm afraid I've been an Americas Cup groupie ever since I was a crumb-cruncher. My dad was heavily into it -- he was a great sailor in his own right. I learned all about the Js and of course the 12...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 22,782
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Ok good -- I have a picture in my mind now, thanks. The only issue as you describe is that I don't use a tether the boats I race (Scots, Sonars, etc.). If I were to get caught in a line, it would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 22,782
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I can't visualize how that thing works -- is there a video somewhere?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 22,782
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I finally settled on the knife for me.

SOG TWITCH II

I've been looking for a compact and slender pocket knife (one handed opening) that will primarily serve in an emergency (worst fear is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Wear and tear on sets of sails

Good point as I do not know the limitations on Thistle sails.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Wear and tear on sets of sails

Gordon "Sandy" Douglas. Scot class only allows one new set per year. In my 26 years with the class, I don't believe I have ever seen a Scot sailor replace just his jib.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Wear and tear on sets of sails

Exactly -- my belief too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Smart Pig
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Real-Time U.S. Wind Map

The US map was blank with my normal IE Version 8. I had to switch to Chrome to get it to work.



Nice
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Smart Pig
Wear and tear on sets of sails

I pose this question primarily to those who own one-design boats that use only one main and one jib -- usually bought brand new as a set and used together.

Over the course of a few years, which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2012
Replies: 162
Views: 15,894
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Those of us who are above, lets say, 60 please muster up.

I am 69 -- two artificial knees and an artificial Aortic valve. Heading out tomorrow to conduct a rigging party for my fleet of Flying Scots -- 40 strong (I am Fleet Captain) -- to kick off the 2012...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,391
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Catch Moon, Venus, Jupiter--great show up there

During NASA's heyday (Mercury through Apollo) we lived in Melbourne, just south of the Cape. For the Apollo program, we watched every single Saturn V go up -- and the night shots were breathtaking,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What’s in a name?

Tacks Evasion


Got my vote
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2012
Replies: 118
Views: 22,782
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: What sailing knife do you use?

A good work-around knife -- also with one-handed opening.

A bit bulky and heavy for carrying in your pocket -- use on your belt.

Alinghi Yachtsman Ranger 16310 Wenger Swiss Army Knife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,849
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Your sailing "must have".

toss in a good hand-bearing compass -- recommend IRIS 50
Forum: Racing   03-12-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: RR -- port tacker at the weather mark

Yes, there is that to consider.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,849
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Your sailing "must have".

a hole in the bottom ...... to pour money through:laugher
Forum: Racing   03-12-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: RR -- port tacker at the weather mark

Good catches on your first two points.




I see it a bit different. The insertion of rule 13 in rule 18.3, really wasn't necessary as it ALWAYS applies anywhere on the course for a boat who is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Where to start?

At your age -- I would go to any club and seek out some good skipper who is in need of crew on a one-design boat -- pick out one that sails with only two or three total on board. A Lightning, Scot,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: Unreal!!!

Paul is correct
Gybing around to finish won't do it. You have to cross the line from the direction of the last mark.
Forum: Racing   03-11-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,100
Posted By Smart Pig
Wink US Sailing's Race Management Handbook

Pretty expensive book ..... $30 bucks for members, $55 if not.

And if anyone has a need for one ..... keep in mind, if you buy now, it is sort of obsolete a year from now as the revised rules come...
Forum: Racing   03-11-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: RR -- port tacker at the weather mark

Or, if you are going to do it (and we all will of course -- probably on any given race day), then just make sure you've got enough room and wind to pull it off.
Forum: Racing   03-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,925
Posted By Smart Pig
Re: RR -- port tacker at the weather mark

That is what I thought - and thanks for getting what I guess is the final answer. I am curious -- did Dave think this rule needs some work, perhaps as in clarification of "Fetching"?
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