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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,701
Posted By jfranta
Re: synthetic rigging

We have rigged over 750 boats around the world with Heat Stretched SK75 Dyneema (Dynice Dux) Not one person has complained about vandalism. 2 boats have gotten hit by lightening (carbon masts), with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,701
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: synthetic rigging

Honestly, Dux rigging isn't particularly new, except in the monohull world.

Two years before I bought her, the PO of my last boat installed Dux rigging by Erik PrÚcourt on 'our' F-27GS trimaran. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By Capt Len
Re: DIY eye on wire halyard?

A sailor needs to know how to splice an eye. I assume the wire is small stuff and 7x19. A molly hogan on 1/2" and smaller is easy by hand. A liverpool takes some work Look it up and try on some spare...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 6,879
Posted By aloof
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

Okay, calm down, nobody is going to hurt you. Frankly, sailing across that chartlet you posted would be trivial for an experienced sailor. And a great learning experience for those with less...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 4,376
Posted By captain jack
Re: Money idea for someone with a boat?

a few points.

a) i agree about the eventual collapse of the global economy...at least as it exists, now. however...

b) the myth of us running out of oil anyday now (which has been a myth ever...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,708
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

Spacial geometry and associated trigonometry isn't messy at all. It is beautiful and enriching. Where do you think the celestial tables come from?
Forum: Weather   11-16-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
For the Dags who disbelieve I65 USA to Caribbean

Hi Guys,

The weather for the next few days is really interesting to see for the I65 route from Florida, and north, down to the Caribbean.

Have a look at PassageWeather.com and see the way the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By ShoalFinder
Re: U.S. Navy Creates Hydrocarbon Fuel From Seawater

You're damn right.


At home, people bitch about the Navy using fuel, meanwhile they expected the entire 6th fleet to be on station in New Orleans ten minutes after Katrina hit. There is no naval...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/mitiempo1/media/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg.html)

The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By billyruffn
A generous offer, aka "freebie"

Steve Dashew at setsail.com is offering free download do two of his books: one on weather forecasting, the other on heavy weather tactics. For those who might not know of Steve, he's a long time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By copacabana
Finally finished my Chameleon nesting dinghy!

I started this project about a year ago and worked on it sporadically when I had the time or inclination. It's made of marine hardwood ply and epoxy, sheathed in fiberglass cloth and resin. It wasn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Need help identifying this boat

It's a Columbia Constellation - a 39' - they only built 6 or so of them. It used the cabin top from the 50. Very good looking boat, like a miniature Col. 50.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2014
Replies: 1,126
Views: 76,835
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)   02-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By poopdeckpappy
Ya gotta see this

Dolphins off Dana Point Feb 25, 2014



Awesome
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,861
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: 5,861
Posted By captain jack
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

that always sounds so like a stanza from Beowulf:


Oft Scyld Scefing scea■ena ■reatum,

monegum mŠg■um, meodosetla ofteah,
egsode eorlas. Sy­­an Šrest wear­ ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,861
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

The Oseberg ship was found in august 1903, it took 3 months to excavate and 21 years to put all the pieces back into a boat
This is what it looked like when they excavated it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,861
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Viking Sunstone Found In 16th-Century Shipwreck

Video about the Oseberg Viking Ship replica project
It includes tank testing the hull.
http://youtu.be/tnRXdmqZWqw
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,861
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: 5,861
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)   12-05-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 9,808
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

Sorry, but the only good answer to all those questions is - "It depends..." :-)

Every boat, every situation, every crew - they're all different... Sailors simply need to experiment with this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 9,808
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

Not in the U.S. I just bought the 2014 Nautical Almanac Commercial Edition published by Paradise Cay Publications for about $20.

My Davis Mark III sextant (the "lifeboat sextant") was less than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,230
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailorů


Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
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