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Search: Posts Made By: drsutton
Forum: Helms 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By drsutton
Re: New to Group

New to group as well. Mine is a 1981 27 footer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By drsutton
Re: Sail Tweakers Disease

This well known disease has resisted treatment for years until I found my patients responded to a novel approach. Purchase an old mast and mainsail for the back yard. Sit on a stool, grab the sheets...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2015
Replies: 106
Views: 8,386
Posted By drsutton
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

First time I've not sailed most all of January. (NC). Bummer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,952
Posted By drsutton
Re: Greatest fear?

don't sweat it. I turn 80 day after tomorrow and look forward to sailing every day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By drsutton
Re: Which 27 ??

In my opinion, the Helms 27 is superior to either the Hunter or Catalina, but hard to find.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,401
Posted By drsutton
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I have to say that most of my sailing is done solo, partly because my wife finds it too much work. But, mostly because of all the reasons people have mentioned.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,738
Posted By drsutton
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

My homeowners insurance extends to my boat with the same coverage. What makes a boat any different?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,411
Posted By drsutton
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

Crewing on a Lightening when age 15 taught me the basics - an irreplacable experience. Crewing as an adult on much larger boats, racing, off shore experiences added much more. Now 80 and solo sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By drsutton
Re: 2014 Sailing, another season almost finished...

Ya know it's 5 o'clock somewhere. Expand your geocentric horizons.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By drsutton
Re: Can/does anyone sail from Kona to Hilo?

My wife and I lived in Hawaii for a year and during that time we were unable to charter a bare boat.. We were told it was because of unpredictable currents and insurance issues. I did get checked out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,013
Posted By drsutton
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

To all of you light sleepers. The slapping puts me right to sleep.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,847
Posted By drsutton
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By drsutton
Re: Possible Upgrade!

Helms 27. A solid boat, but they are hard to find.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 8,386
Posted By drsutton
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Feel sorry for you sailors in the north. We're just getting into our best sailing season which will last through next late spring.
Bill in North Carolina
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,947
Posted By drsutton
Forum: herSailNet 09-23-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,682
Posted By drsutton
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

I changed boats a year and a half ago to a Helms 27. Since I usually sail solo, I solo sailed every day for about 3 weeks to get the feel of the new boat. Tried to make every mistake I could think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By drsutton
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

Laying a board between opposing settees would work on my Helms 27. But, where to stow the board when not in use?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,995
Posted By drsutton
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Forgot the pics. Sorry about that. Once again, these companionway doors were fabricated at a local plastic shop. Material is the same as seaboard except cheaper. Previous board channels were removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2014
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,995
Posted By drsutton
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

had these companionway doors fabricated at a plastic shop. Material is the same as starboard except cheaper. replaced board channels with same material.. All materials including hardware about $125
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 9,175
Posted By drsutton
Re: Making Companionway Doors

Just finished these about a month ago.. What a relief to not chase down companion boards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,736
Posted By drsutton
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Number 2 in my previous post should read block.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,736
Posted By drsutton
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

This process has worked for me every time.
1. Stow anchor end/near cockpit.
2. Run rode outside all lines through **** on bow.
3. Continue rode back across foredeck to cabin mounted clutch.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 5,386
Posted By drsutton
Re: Concussions

Dear Brian,
Thank you for your post. It reminds me of the old saying that learning begins after you've been exposed to learning. As a retired neuropsychologist specializing in tramatic brain injury...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By drsutton
Re: Help me please, advice also helpful

Not everyone hates their job. I loved mine. I started my career at age 29 in 1964 and retired at age 76. It was the right choice for me. Started sailing at 15 and still at it. In between I learned...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,352
Posted By drsutton
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Attach the whisper pole to the jib sheet or the clue? Use a topping lift or not? Opinions vary are all over the map each with their own rationale. Some make sense while others are stretch. How...
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