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Search: Posts Made By: blackjenner
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 24,450
Posted By blackjenner
I don't think we should be afraid of sailing,...

I don't think we should be afraid of sailing, just like we shouldn't be afraid of motorcycling, rock climbing, or a host of other pursuits that can kill us.

It all comes down to risk management...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 6,526
Posted By blackjenner
I may have said this before. I can fully...

I may have said this before. I can fully understand why a criminal may choose the acts they do. I may have full knowledge of their justification/reasons/excuses for harming others. The key here is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-04-2011
Replies: 647
Views: 50,122
Posted By blackjenner
I'm not a customs officer or a cop in a foreign...

I'm not a customs officer or a cop in a foreign country. I am, however, a former Seattle Police Officer. Here is what I can tell you.

No, they aren't prescient but given reason, they will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,734
Posted By blackjenner
My father in law lives in a Tayana 37. He is...

My father in law lives in a Tayana 37. He is 6'4".

I live on a Baba 35PH (good luck finding one). He has plenty of room there too. Both have amazing headroom.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-26-2011
Replies: 42
Poll: do you gybe?
Views: 7,237
Posted By blackjenner
Gybe? Yes. I have surprised other sailors...

Gybe? Yes. I have surprised other sailors sometimes because I *choose* to gybe when they will not. They seem afraid of it but, like anything else, once you understand what is going on and master...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 10,812
Posted By blackjenner
No need to apologize at all. Yes, we were...

No need to apologize at all. Yes, we were interested in Windfall. We saw it twice. It has much going for it. I hope you enjoy it very much. Congrats.

We decided on this:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 2,862
Views: 325,962
Posted By blackjenner
Dammit, Smack! It's 34 degrees here on...

Dammit, Smack! It's 34 degrees here on Brigadoon. I've really wanted to go out all weekend but, there has been so much to do after moving on last week. So, the best I've had is BFW (20 or so from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2010
Replies: 2,862
Views: 325,962
Posted By blackjenner
Over at SA, they said this was "nothing but...

Over at SA, they said this was "nothing but sheer, blind, luck" or some sort. I disagree.

Sure, the conditions are really awful. But that harbor entrance is much larger than the seems in this...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-09-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 30,439
Posted By blackjenner
Anyone who will do something that scares the ****...

Anyone who will do something that scares the **** out of me is Crazy. But then again, maybe I'm just not competent to do what they do?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-09-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 11,602
Posted By blackjenner
I haven't tried to yet but, since Brigadoon has a...

I haven't tried to yet but, since Brigadoon has a rowing dingy and no outboard, I'll start with rowing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-03-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
To me, if a salon has inside controls (I do admit...

To me, if a salon has inside controls (I do admit an autopilot controls do count to me) then one should have to be able to see outside, right? I mean, one could not sanely have autopilot controls...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-03-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
Raised Salon does not necessarily equal Pilot House

Right?

I've looked at a lot of boats over the last nine months, before choosing the Baba 35 PH.

The distinction seems fuzzy to some -- and it was to me at first.

To me, a pilot house is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 13,624
Posted By blackjenner
Good in some ways, very poor in others. I think...

Good in some ways, very poor in others. I think they were the best example (on film and film isn't real) of daring adventures (with GPS and EIRPB equipment) out for a good time on the high seas.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 13,624
Posted By blackjenner
You know, bljones, if you would stop sounding so...

You know, bljones, if you would stop sounding so damn angry for must one minute, maybe you would get his point.

I think he stated it poorly, or could have stated it in a way that didn't make it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
I think I'll love the Baba. I know the boat is...

I think I'll love the Baba. I know the boat is capable of offshore. However, with those windows I don't think I'd be willing to take her offshore without protections for the pilot house windows,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
Yeah, she is from Vancouver (not the pretty one)...

Yeah, she is from Vancouver (not the pretty one) and has been in the Puget Sound for a while, up near Anachortes for a while at the broker. When she was brought down here, we saw her first (MINE!)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
That is hilarious. Yeah, my new Baba is, in a...

That is hilarious. Yeah, my new Baba is, in a way, a station wagon.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
Apparently, you have never seen a sidehack at...

Apparently, you have never seen a sidehack at full tilt, or one ridden in the show and ice when all regular motorcycles have to hide in the garage. :)

By the way, I've owned the equivalent of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2010
Replies: 147
Views: 39,226
Posted By blackjenner
And here's mine

A 1980 Ta Shing Flying Dutchman Baba 35 Pilot House, designed by Bob Perry; one of about seven in the world.

The thing I really like about this pilothouse is how well it integrates into the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By blackjenner
Here are some more details. The Freedom...

Here are some more details.

The Freedom Project: Suspension and apprehension (http://ourfreedomproject.blogspot.com/2010/10/suspension-and-apprehension.html)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By blackjenner
So the survey went well. The surveyor said...

So the survey went well.

The surveyor said it was "favorable" and when I asked him if there were *any* issues I had to address right now, when it was in the slings, he replied, "nope!."

I'll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By blackjenner
cool stuff to learn here all the time. thank you.

cool stuff to learn here all the time. thank you.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,302
Posted By blackjenner
Thanks, Sailingdog. I have recently spent some...

Thanks, Sailingdog. I have recently spent some time on cats and flirted with the idea during this process. Thanks for your earlier suggestions.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-15-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,302
Posted By blackjenner
And we have decided... We have placed an...

And we have decided...

We have placed an offer, had it accepted, got financing approval, go to survey and sea trial on Monday. After that it's adjustments for survey, close and move to our slip....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By blackjenner
I wish I had....had not...when I surveyed that boat.

So I've spent a lot of time reading survey tips and tricks on this site and others. I've also read "Inspecting an Aging Sailboat" and looked at a lot of boats in our search.

Anyway, we go to...
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