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Search: Posts Made By: flyingwelshman
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,799
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I have internet for the first time on my trip and thought I'd take a moment to share my experience. I'll post pics when I get back home later this weekend.

The good news: It. Was. Awesome.
The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 787
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: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By RichH
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I dont have experience with the Goïot reefing cringles. I dont think I need them as my double line systems are fairly friction free ... or maybe my reefing technique is different than most.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By Faster
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

Actually, I think that's what Jeff H uses, you can individually adjust tack and clew and it should work just fine. I think Jeff's beef (on sail shape/settings) was not with the friction so much as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,412
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I have never seen a single line reefing system which actually worked very well. There tends to be a lot of friction, much higher line loads, and an absurd amount of line to haul. I have actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 35,969
Posted By weinie
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I am sensing an end to this thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…


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...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2013
Replies: 168
Views: 21,895
Posted By TQA
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

From St Lucia down to Grenada there are three places I currently avoid plus one I am careful about.

Vieux Fort anchorage St Lucia. Theft from boats.

Chateaubelair St Vincent [ Local Gov. is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,748
Posted By sawingknots
Re: Most of you know how I feel about waving, right?

lifes too short to pay much attention to whats said here! or to most of the other boaters you encounter,just enjoy life and being on the water,"may the wind always be at your back and the path rise...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Where the hell have I been?

Tell me more about the "enlightenment" you received about sail trim.

Just for you, disembodied zombie hands waving: :D...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By rikhall
Re: Throttle control cable

Here is a cable clamp in use - worked very well.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ffB8MYeqIrI/Ub9Ycu-DCyI/AAAAAAAADX4/tvNgJhy7vDA/s500/cable.JPG

Rik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By T37Chef
I see cable clamps used often, I have two on my...

I see cable clamps used often, I have two on my new throttle cable
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Faster
Re: Throttle control cable

At one end of the cable, cut and slit a piece rubber hose that just fits over the fixed part of the sheath, and overlaps the sliding part. Tightly clamp it to the sheath with a tiny hose clamp, put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By SloopJonB
Thanks for the Like

Thanks to Admin for restoring the Like button. :D

Much appreciated.

Having both Like and Thanks is a good setup. :cool:
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