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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 5,113
Posted By Deadline2
In answer to the question at hand, no. The only...

In answer to the question at hand, no. The only case I know of locally was a guy who cut the channel marker too close and caught the sign. It dismasted him in an instant. Give leeway.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By Deadline2
We have done it for years, on trips of 7-10 days...

We have done it for years, on trips of 7-10 days as well as weekends. Three pieces of advice:
No friends or kids, just you two.
Consider sleeping out in the cockpit, under the stars.
Buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By Deadline2
Poor man's autohelm

I need to jury rig a tiller autohelm to a wheel for a cruise up the Chesapeake Bay. Nothing permanent. Is this do-able?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By Deadline2
No substitute for the good old-fashioned brass...

No substitute for the good old-fashioned brass stuffing nut. That won't break after 43 years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By Deadline2
Your husband should get off his duff and do this...

Your husband should get off his duff and do this research himself. He's the expert in the family. I'm just sayin'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 5,464
Posted By Deadline2
Try this

Keep a block and tackle in the bottom of the Lifesling bag. Deploy it to the boom and swing out to hoist up the MOB. Then swing the boom toward you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Deadline2
Miniscus

I'm 63 and my doctor advised me to stop jumping around on the boat. Now I move more fluidly and take care not to shock the knees or twist them. I had torn both miniscus tissues, but fortunately they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 5,768
Posted By Deadline2
Try this

I went out in such a wind Saturday and had to turn back within an hour. In a 32-foot Hunter, so scale matters.

I would recommend sailing closer to port instead of 300-400 yards away. And try to...
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