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Search: Posts Made By: Dan Dickison
Forum: Seamanship Articles 07-23-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 26,369
Posted By Dan Dickison
Loose Foot vs. Attached—What's Best?

<html><table><TR><td><h1>Loose Foot vs. Attached&mdash;What's Best?<br> by Dan Dickison</h1><img src="http://www.sailnet.com/images/articles/fxsails/mainsail.jpg" alt="loose footed mainsail"...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 06-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 37,206
Posted By Dan Dickison
Basic Rig Tune for Most Sailboats

<div id="content"><h1>Basic Rig Tune for Most Sailboats<br> by Dan Dickison</h1><img src="http://www.fxsails.com/img/rigtune.jpg" alt="new sails on a Catalina" hspace="5" vspace="5" border="0"...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 11-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 26,135
Posted By Dan Dickison
Basic Sail Care for the Boat Owner

<HTML><table width="750" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5" border="0"><tr><td width="615" valign="top"><div id="content"><h1>Basic Sail Care for the Boat Owner<br> by Dan Dickison</h1><img...
Forum: Racing Articles 01-29-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 7,642
Posted By Dan Dickison
Making Mark Roundings Work for You

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Forum: Racing Articles 12-22-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 2,205
Posted By Dan Dickison
Gearing Up for Performance

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Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 10-17-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 2,898
Posted By Dan Dickison
Reconditioning Old Sails

<HTML><P>My sails are old and pretty baggy, but I'm not ready to buy new ones yet. Is there anything that I can do in the interim to make them work bettter? </P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison...
Forum: Learning to Sail Articles 10-14-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 3,241
Posted By Dan Dickison
Dropping the Headsail Single-Handed

<HTML><FONT face=Arial><P>When the winds picks up, I often drop the jib and sail with the main. What is the best way to do this when sailing alone? </P></FONT><B><FONT face=Arial><P>Dan Dickison...
Forum: Racing Articles 10-03-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 6,302
Posted By Dan Dickison
What is PHRF

<HTML><P>I know that PHRF stands for something about performance, but what is it and how does it work?</P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison responds:<BR></STRONG>OK, good question. Too few people who are new...
Forum: Learning to Sail Articles 10-01-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 6,990
Posted By Dan Dickison
Leech Line

<HTML><P>I just bought a new sail,and it has a cord with a tiny cleat at the bottom running up the leech of the sail. Can you tell me what this ajustment is called, and how to use it properly when...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 09-29-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,612
Posted By Dan Dickison
Whisker Poles

<HTML><P>How do you use a whisker pole?</P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison responds:<BR></STRONG>Thanks for your question. A whisker pole is conventionally attached to the clew of a headsail at one end and...
Forum: Racing Articles 09-27-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dan Dickison
Speed Week Redux

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Forum: Racing Articles 09-23-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,743
Posted By Dan Dickison
Choosing a Sail

<HTML><P>I'm a little new to all of this and I have a Catalina 22. I usually use a jib and a main, but sometimes I will sail with just the mainsail or the jib alone. If you are only using one sail...
Forum: Learning to Sail Articles 09-20-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 8,562
Posted By Dan Dickison
Using a Spinnaker Snuffer

<HTML><P>I recently acquired an asymmetrical spinnaker with a sock or snuffer. On my first boat I had a radial-head spinnaker and used a pole for control. The sock method appears to be preferable....
Forum: Learning to Sail Articles 09-12-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,792
Posted By Dan Dickison
Instructor Certification

<HTML><P>Would you please tell me where and by whom I can get certified as a sailing instructor? I have been sailing for 30 years and would like to make my favorite hobby a source of income. (I live...
Forum: Buying a Boat Articles 09-09-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 4,238
Posted By Dan Dickison
Center or Aft Cockpit

<HTML><FONT face=Arial><P>I am interested in buying a 35 to 40-foot sailboat with a center cockpit. Are there any advantages or disadvantages to this cockpit?</P></FONT><B><FONT face=Arial><P>Dan...
Forum: Buying a Boat Articles 09-05-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 6,436
Posted By Dan Dickison
Finding the Family Boat

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Forum: Buying a Boat Articles 08-29-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 6,668
Posted By Dan Dickison
Monohull vs. Multihull

<HTML><P>I am a monohull sailor now, but I am thinking of buying a catamaran to live and cruise on. I am interested in the difference in stability in high winds, heavy seas, and capsize...
Forum: Learning to Sail Articles 08-27-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 4,495
Posted By Dan Dickison
Throwing a Dock Line

<HTML><P>What’s the best way to toss or throw a dockline when docking?</P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison responds:<BR></STRONG>Thanks for your question. What you’re asking about is an often overlooked...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 08-14-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 9,018
Posted By Dan Dickison
Using a Marine Head

<HTML><P>How do you use a marine head? I just bought a larger boat with one, but my other boat just had a porta-potty.</P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison responds:&nbsp;<BR></STRONG>Thanks for the question....
Forum: Cruising Articles 08-11-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 15,560
Posted By Dan Dickison
Top 10 Sailing Venues

<HTML><P>How would I find a list of the top 10 sailing locations in the US? We are searching for a place to move where we can sail a 35-foot sailboat, but are not sure where to begin our search for a...
Forum: Seamanship Articles 08-07-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 4,773
Posted By Dan Dickison
Adjusting the Backstay

<HTML><P>I sail a Beneteau Oceanus 500 and adjust backstay tension with a Harken Adjuster. How do I know when I've tensioned enough and how do I know the maximum tension amount for the rig? I want to...
Forum: Her Sailnet Articles 08-05-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,309
Posted By Dan Dickison
Boat Covers

<HTML><P>I have a Catalina 36. What kind of boat covering would you recommend for the off season in Long Island, NY, and where would you suggest it be purchased?</P><P><STRONG>Dan Dickison...
Forum: Cruising Articles 08-02-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 10,952
Posted By Dan Dickison
Sea Level Visibility

<HTML>How far can a person see at sea level? A friend tells me 13 miles. Is that correct? <P><STRONG>Dan Dickison responds: <BR></STRONG>Thanks for getting in touch with your question about...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-26-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By Dan Dickison
Heeling and Performance

<HTML><P>What is the maximum heeling angle for a MacGregor 26?</P><B><P>Dan Dickison responds:<BR></B>It's not so much a question of what the <B>maximum</B> angle of heel is as what the...
Forum: Miscellaneous 07-26-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Dan Dickison
Heeling and Performance

<P>What is the maximum heeling angle for a MacGregor 26?</P><B>
<P>Dan Dickison responds:<BR></B>It's not so much a question of what the <B>maximum</B> angle of heel is as what the <B>optimum</B>...
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