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Search: Posts Made By: captain jack
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-25-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 6,018
Posted By captain jack
Re: Near disasterous first sail

i always worry about dropping tools overboard. when working on the boat, i keep a piece of light line handy and tie it to the tooll and the other end of it to my wrist. haven't dropped any tools,...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-13-2014
Replies: 480
Views: 27,626
Posted By captain jack
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

well, i , personally, think that, living in a country that is very much a welfare state...where we are willing to carry people without their having to even try to work or control their birth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,863
Posted By captain jack
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

you really should read the sagas. you'd find it very interesting. they did, indeed, get around. there was a lot of travel between the three main scandinavian countries and their settlements,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,863
Posted By captain jack
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

exactly. the original post was obviously a sincere post made after reading an interesting fact in a book, by a respected publisher. there was absolutely no reason for the abusive attacks on the OP....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Swallows and Amazons Dinghy sails on the River Thames - YouTube


you may like this, then. ignore the old guy. he's a mixture of useful info and misinformation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,935
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

thanks :)

Beowulf text and translation by John Porter published by Anglo-Saxon books, is a really good facing page translation. quite litteral. recently, a new translation of it hit the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,935
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

that always sounds so like a stanza from Beowulf:


Oft Scyld Scefing sceažena žreatum,

monegum męgžum, meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas. Syššan ęrest wearš ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,935
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

SAILING THE TEST BOATS FOR THE DRAGON HARALD FAIRHAIR - YouTube

while on the subject of longships, i thought you guys might like this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 3,935
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

the first movie wasn't that bad. i was disappointed about bombadil and a little disapproving of his portrayal of aragorn and frodo. however, i left the theater excited and waiting for the next two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 7,399
Posted By captain jack
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

i can give you some insight about this. first, any weight above the waterline counts as a negative. it raises the CG. keeping it as low as possible, and even using it as moveable ballast, does help,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 3,899
Posted By captain jack
Re: why so long?

manatee suggested that in post#67 and i responded in post#69.

in an of itself, the suggestion holds merit. in this particular case, the design of the boat would make such a suggestion unworkable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,002
Posted By captain jack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,002
Posted By captain jack
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

wow dude :laugher that's a fred sanford moment if i ever saw one. i think you mean:

it's not the size of the boat
it's the motion of the ocean
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,550
Posted By captain jack
Re: sculling....wow

i think the guy in the last video i posted had a good idea. it appears he used a wheelbarrow handle to construct his yuloh. that's a good idea because they are strong and not prone to warpage. i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,550
Posted By captain jack
Re: sculling....wow

going to start the design process this weekend. figure out the dimensions i need and stuff. it will give me something to work on while the weather is too bad to actually do much on the boat.

went...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

speaking of cartoon characters, did anyone else notice that the cartoon Kim Basinger, in cool world, was hotter than the real woman? how wrong is that? lol
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

well, the wing surface does have to be on either side of the body or the flying object would spiral down like a maple leaf. however, angels, as drawn, cold never exist. for one thing, there is no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

as has been previously noted, intelligence is rarely considered a qualification for being cool and ignorance is not a guarantee of being lame.



the quality of materials and place of manufacture...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,366
Posted By captain jack
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

but, to answer the thought behind your query, i read that book because, while i was reading about how to sail, i was also reading about sailboat desgn. i am a bit obsessivde in my pursuits. i wanted...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,366
Posted By captain jack
Re: What is the best Sailing book you have read?

glad you asked that, sir. not completely....yet. my first sailboat, bought after reading the afore mentioned book on sailing, and as many other old books on sailing and sailboat design i could find...
Forum: Apps & Authors 01-05-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,366
Posted By captain jack
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

life is too short to take anything too seriously!:laugher

Edy's Grand ice cream. kind of makes me wonder if there is a container of Edy's Fair to Middlin' ice cream, out there somewhere.

how's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

maybe that is the problem. brain surgery is serous. your giorlfriend turning up pregnant when you can't affprd it is serious. politics, because it determines the future of everyone's lives, is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

lol. that's what i was getting ready to point out. i would say he kind of proved my point. people are negative more often than positive.

he could have addressed either of our points but chose an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,354
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

i believe you have missed the point. he gave george cloony as an example, for the sake of the point. i doubt he did research into george cloony and was actally making a point of protest towards the...
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