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Search: Posts Made By: THEFRENCHA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 8,739
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Jump '

Like in : Jump now the dock is closer than it seems :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: keel vs deck stepped

I. Have a keel stepped
If I loose mast in nasty condition I will always have a tube where I can insert the spinnaker pole for a jury rig
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 5,902
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Nor Easter and snow
60 mph winds
Boat on its mooring

A bit anxious but nothing I can do !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 6,245
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Also it is my understanding that once you switch to synthetic in your engine you cannot go back to standard oil
Forum: herSailNet 10-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Team SCA, volvo ocean race

They are leading first leg !
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 (http://Www.volvooceanrace.com)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 7,668
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: generator a good idea?

Better safe than Sorry!
I have one Just for peace of mind ...Even with battery monitoring and solar panels...accident happens and draining a battery happens fast.

In my experience , not being...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,218
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Hold on IF you plan sailing Boston than its different
Paper Charts are very accurate and you can do without a sounder
And you can always stay in the shipping lanes
But do not forget a tide table...
Forum: herSailNet 08-30-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

So a guy with no sails looking for advices on....Sailnet?
Forum: herSailNet 08-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,913
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

I sail my 41 footer solo about 90% of the time
It's all about practice and more practice
Get out in open water and lock your helm/rudder in a straight position
Grab your gib line in one hand the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Had same problem and being lazy found an easy fix
Attached spinnaker halyard on top shrivel
Prevents from turning /keeps it aligned
Bottom part turns and roll the genoa

Works fine since ....at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

PM me ! I have a friend just repowering from a Volvo MD 17
But we are in Boston MA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,278
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Salts in the oil

On your translation: Grand chose " does not exist in French
On the contrary : Pas Grand chose " means " not a big deal "
Maybe the guy is trying to explain that it is a minor problem?
Forum: Chartering 07-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Chartering in Boston

Day Sailing trips from Boston on a 40 ft sailboat well equipped
NOT leaving at first light and ending end late afternoon to enjoy evening at restaurant on land

Sailing North : Gloucester 1 day...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,278
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Salts in the oil

Hello

I am very familiar with the Yanmar and I am French living in Boston( 20 years this week)

If I can help with translation let me know We can Skype 3 ways with your dealer

Thefrenchaccent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,645
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

It is a hobbie 16 but with some added features for seating and storage
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,645
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

The most crazy thing is that this guy is actually doing it on a hobbie cat 16
Started October already half way
Planning 27 stops for rest and repair and about to succeed

Le défi d'Yvan Bourgnon...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,861
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Arthur

http://sailinganarchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/at201401_model.gif

Update is not good !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,262
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Same heart attack ! A few years ago as arriving by car at the YC I checked the mooring field and ...NO BOAT !
Rushed to the club to finally find my boat at the dock !
Mooring maintenance ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-05-2014
Replies: 571
Views: 140,940
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

First day I owned the boat ...after a long day sailing ..dropped the anchor...Litterally
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,963
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

Favorite boat name " She said no...III"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,932
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Smile Re: Motorcycle on a 30ft?

If you really need to have your boat and bike at the same place when traveling why don t you put the boat on a trailer and pull with the bike ?

A lot more convenient :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,963
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

I always said that that with a sailing buddy we should rename our boats with Chinese ( kind of) names..

I would be Fook Yoo and he would become Fook Yoo Two

Just for the pleasure of radio chats...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-27-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: measuring a headsail

What do you mean Does not fit Toolong or too short.?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Outdoor oven inside cabin

What do you mean not marine grade ? This thing is stainless steel

And I do have.A shut off valve at the tank Level

I really do not see much difference with the other ovens so called "marine...
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