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Forum: Apps & Authors   07-11-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,589
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

The two apps that do not require internet that we use are Navionics for navigation and for checking tides and HF Fax, for uploading a weather fax from our HAM radio (you just plug it in to the radio...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-02-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 19,955
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

My boyfriend (now husband) bought a 30 foot sailboat to "save money on rent" in Seattle. And if you own a sailboat, you might as well sail it!

We taught ourselves by a) reading lots of books, b)...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-02-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 5,579
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: Anchoring with changing tides and wind

Everyone has already covered most things I would suggest, but I'll chime in to reiterate a few things:

- Chain is pretty key in this scenario - you can supplement the chain with a lead weight, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: wet keel

Hey there,
It sounds like you already figured it out, but I'll chime in anyway in case someone finds this info helpful. We have an encapsulated keep with wood and lead and we had a "keel smile" from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,545
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: Sail Cleaning

I just did some online sleuthing and it looks like the majority of people say it's a-okay o use on sails (probably should have done some more homework before I posted). We recently washed our sails...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,681
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: Need Input on Insurance Companies

It sounds like you've maybe already decided against BoatUS, but for what it's worth BoatUS was incredibly helpful and easy to work with when we filed a claim. Also, it's really cheap to get a coastal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,545
Posted By harmonysimone
Re: Sail Cleaning

I was told by someone, or read somewhere, that Oxiclean speeds up UV degradation??? This may be fallacious, but something to consider. They say the same thing about bleach. Woolite and vinegar is...
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