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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 5,165
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Chart Plotter Location?

Well, I hope you guys managed to finish the trip without anyone getting their hands caught between the plotter and the wheel on that thing, at least you were running her at a time of the year when...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-08-2015
Replies: 396
Views: 25,725
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

The latest from Oyster:



Oh, dear... How will Oyster be able to "compete" with Bavaria, Hanse, and Hunter if they revert to their old methods of attaching their keels ?

;-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,369
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

I'm always a bit surprised whenever I hear this, and I hear it a lot... ;-)

Sure, the Ditch can be a real PITA at times, but I've never viewed it as being particularly Challenging... If you're...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-28-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Far and away the best means of bringing my chain up clean is the use of a little gadget Davis used to sell, known as a "Gunk Buster"... Seems they discontinued it a few years ago, why is a mystery, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-28-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

One of the biggest downsides to a traditional Fisherman/Herreshoff type of anchor, is that one of the flukes will always be pointed skyward, and the anchor has to be dug in really deeply into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,719
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Radar or a Life Raft or don't need either?

I believe some are making a bit too much out of this trip the OP is talking about... As I understand it , he's talking about moving the boat from Brooklyn to Barnegat Bay once in the spring, and back...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-27-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

The first year that the World Cruising Club took over the Caribbean 1500 from Steve Black, they made a request that all participants remove their anchors from their bow rollers for the start, in...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-27-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yes, I am... But I haven't seen anybody aboard lately, perhaps they've gone off somewhere for the holiday?

The sole Outbound in this year's Caribbean 1500 was BIG FRISKY... they had some...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-27-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Just to clarify, the NOAA data I linked to was from the recording station on the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel at Thimble Shoals Channel... Located roughly 7 NM to seaward of Ocean View, where the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-26-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yes, I've watched it... And, through the eyes of a photographer who spent much of his professional life looking through a Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens, as a matter of fact... ;-)

That video is shot at a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yup, this is something some simply refuse to acknowledge, along with the notion that a boat can deliver you to your destination in comparative comfort, and still prove to be as "Fast" as a Hunter, or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-08-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm sure he would.. if he didn't know that the system he developed way back when didn't have similar issues. ;)

Truth is, there's no such thing as "bulletproof simplicity" when it comes to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2015
Replies: 3,188
Views: 415,522
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yeah, a flag mounted at the leeward stern quarter on a boat being sailed with 20 degrees or more of heel, and snagged between a pair of fenders lashed to the rail, is sure to be a definitive...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-22-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 357,939
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well, for me that's a far less likely scenario than coming alongside using an aft spring... However, in that case, 2 midship cleats would be nice ;-) If I owned a boat upwards of 40' or so, I'd want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Egg Whites--Natural Ant-Fouling for Running Gear

I tried Tef-Gel years ago on one blade of my prop, in the brackish waters of Barnegat Bay... The result was no observable effect, I couldn't tell after the summer which blade it had been applied...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   10-16-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 3,495
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Damned, it's winter again...

Me, too... New York Harbor was spectacular this morning... Probably could have carried a tad more genoa, but "gusty" was the operative word today, and I like to be able to easily see under the foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: top down

Yup, mine's the usual sock from ATN...

First time I discovered the possibility of doing this, was on a return passage to New England along the coast of Nova Scotia... Crazy weather pattern, very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2015
Replies: 173
Views: 13,790
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Why I like this Picture...

Beautiful shot, Ron...

A couple of years after I finished college, I spent the month of August on a bicycle tour of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland... Back in the 70's, I was probably one of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Split back stay: pros and cons

"Easier access to the windvane" ??? Have you ever actually used a vane before?

;-)

Hell, most every time I go back to fiddle with my vane, I'm thankful for my single backstay, sitting right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 132
Views: 9,235
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: I'm off! St Martin -> New York

LOL!

Au contraire, I think you may be grossly underestimating how many out there can hardly wait for a sailing forum Gasbag/Know-It-All like yours truly to have his comeuppance... :-)

Almost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Actual maintenance experience.

Absolutely...

David also mentions the Rio Dulce as one of his cruising destinations, I believe his daughter lives in Guatemala, if memory serves...

If I was gonna spend any amount of time down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Ratchet block for furling line

I totally worship at the Altar of Harken, I love their stuff and have a few of their ratchets on my boat... However, the most important ones - mast base turning block for spin halyard, and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Where did you route your furler line?

Actually, there's only one way to go... ;-)

Back along the rail to a ratchet/turning block aft of wherever your position will be when furling the sail - the key to trouble-free furling, IMHO... A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 31,337
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Florida is at it again

I would imagine even the good folks at WalMart might take action, if the RV equivalent of this was sitting in one of their lots, for years on end...

;-)

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2015
Replies: 415
Views: 31,337
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Florida is at it again

Here's a very distressing development in the situation regarding the anchorage in Miami Beach, and shore access in the vicinity of Collins Canal...

This has always been one of my favorite spots in...
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