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Forum: herSailNet   07-26-2015
Replies: 245
Views: 25,553
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I overcome my fear (yes. still have it) by not worrying at the moment what others think of me. Everyone was a beginner once. If they can't remember what that felt like then so be it. Focus on the job...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,374
Posted By justflie
Re: Where to get OpenCPN charts?

Ok, finally figured out where i saw this. Check the OpenCPN facebook page. On Monday they posted "New Chart Downloader and Updater plugin released". That's why you're not seeing the option in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,288
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Replacing Headliner in Tartan 41 (1974)

Great article in Good Old Boat on this subject this month. Might we worth $5.
Forum: Boat Reviews   05-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By FarCry
Re: Free standing rig

I riveted new vang brackets on both of my booms. There was a lot of experimentation before drilling to determine how far out from the goose neck to rivet the bracket. I ended using a lot of line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By outbound
Re: Sailing Hallucinations on long sails

One of things lost passage making even with crew is your circadian rhythm. Our hormone releases are time linked to sleep. For instance testosterone is primarily released during sleep and growth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By MikeGuyver
Re: Can we put this to bed...?

I made 2 trips out of Portland to Port Angeles last year, one in May, one in June. One over nighter and one harbor hop. 32 hours from Astoria to PA (over night) 3 days via Westport, LaPush . Both...
Forum: Racing   02-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 5,817
Posted By catamount
Re: New Safety Rules?

These tracks are not from the boat's onboard GPS systems, but from a satellite tracking system such as YellowBrick. The satellite tracking systems don't report positions continuously, but at some set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,242
Posted By FarCry
Re: Best boom brake?

I'm not sure that those responding are actually familiar with the OPs sail plan. The headsail is, by necessity, pretty small on her Freedom and will give very little drive downwind alone. It is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,621
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Single-handers?

Zanshin has most of it.

Impact - higher numbers mean you stay closer to the set course, but use more energy. Offshore I turn it down, inshore I turn it up.

Once you have this dialed in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-09-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 16,031
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor


The conclusion of the article that the sailboat technically was a stand-on (formerly right of way) vessel seems off for this situation, because San Diego Bay is a small place with a huge lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: My (almost) Rescue At Sea

Lessons learned:

Foremost, one needs be truthful with oneself about one's physical capability to deal with ones boat, large or small. In this case, the fellow being as elderly as you describe,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,907
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

A bit simplified:

The Racing Rules of Sailing are a private contract between racing boats and an organizing authority in which the competitors agree to replace the standard IRPCAS/COLREGS or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,047
Posted By capta
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

I am sorry to be so blunt and personal, but it was meant as a wake up call to all those who are blundering around on their boats (not necessarily you, in this case) without knowledge of the rules....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 5,462
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Vanishing Seamanship

When I were a lad. The Older and wiser sailors complained about.
The lack of respect for our elders
The music I listened to.
Too much reliance on new-fangled technology like, sounders and RDF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,168
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Docking help

Well, I disagree with many of these comments.

In Florida especially, docking is TIGHT because dockage is at a premium. Many of these docks are perpendicular to the currents which can run pretty...
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