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Forum: Learning to Sail   10-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By CapnHand
Your situation is not totally hopeless. With 3...

Your situation is not totally hopeless. With 3 reefs, the bimini just might balance the sail. Your chances improve dramatically when there's no wind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,647
Posted By CapnHand
If you can't accept windsurfers then you're...

If you can't accept windsurfers then you're really going to have a problem with this one http://innovoile.free.fr/YPE_e.html

On the subject of fast, anyone else catch this in the news?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By CapnHand
My kids' birthdays are in the winter too,...

My kids' birthdays are in the winter too, December and January. We always got them presents they could enjoy right away, rather than summer things they'd have to wait to use. Since they pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,647
Posted By CapnHand
Rob, I was looking here:...

Rob,

I was looking here: http://www.sailspeedrecords.com/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,10/

It seems to be up to date for 2007, the last posted record I saw was April '07. I'm certain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 3,647
Posted By CapnHand
Was the 50 kt barrier broken? I knew 50 mph was...

Was the 50 kt barrier broken? I knew 50 mph was exceeded but I thought that 50 kt was still being chased.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,331
Posted By CapnHand
I'm looking for a spinnaker sock. If someone...

I'm looking for a spinnaker sock. If someone sees a deal on one of these at the show, please let me know with a post in this thread. I am one of the unfortunate people who has to pay to get in.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 10,777
Posted By CapnHand
I started a thread a while back looking for lazy...

I started a thread a while back looking for lazy jack designs. Slightly different question, I wanted lazy-er, not necessarily cheaper. Have a look, hope it helps....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 229,320
Posted By CapnHand
Somewhere in Costa Rica?

Somewhere in Costa Rica?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By CapnHand
Something to consider for light, infrquent usage...

Something to consider for light, infrquent usage like you have is a portable power pack. About the same cost as a battery, but can be put to other uses. Sears Die Hard ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 7,168
Posted By CapnHand
Check this out. ...

Check this out.

http://www.lmorocz.com/BoatBuilding/mast01.htm
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-10-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,305
Posted By CapnHand
It means you shouldn't buy it.

It means you shouldn't buy it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By CapnHand
Is there any way that you can move the bilge pump...

Is there any way that you can move the bilge pump instead of cutting the floor?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-01-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 17,647
Posted By CapnHand
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-28-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 17,647
Posted By CapnHand
Catamaran Hull Speed

The hull speed formula for displacement monohulls is 1.34 x the square root of the waterline length. When planing, a monohull will exceed it's hull speed.

Obviously this formula doesn't apply to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,942
Posted By CapnHand
It would be better if it was in a size one could...

It would be better if it was in a size one could read. In the two page view the text is too small and in the zoom view the field of view is too limited.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-20-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 8,297
Posted By CapnHand
Proas! I haven't been able to stop thinking about...

Proas! I haven't been able to stop thinking about them since I first read this thread.

Gary Dierking's site (http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/garyd/) has some very simple yet elegant designs.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-19-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 3,645
Posted By CapnHand
You will be using jack lines and a harness, right?

You will be using jack lines and a harness, right?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,843
Posted By CapnHand
June or September are the best times if you want...

June or September are the best times if you want to really get away from the crowds. Especially mid week, you can sail all day and yours will be the only the boat you will see.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,970
Posted By CapnHand
That would likely be the Maltese Falcon...

That would likely be the Maltese Falcon (http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/20060513151951ywnews.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,843
Posted By CapnHand
Yes KW, who knows? I wasn't there, can't say for...

Yes KW, who knows? I wasn't there, can't say for sure. What I am sure about is that there are days when it's better to be on shore wishing you could be out on the lake, than to be out on the lake,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,843
Posted By CapnHand
The Selkirk, now the Spruceglen (2) does ply its...

The Selkirk, now the Spruceglen (2) does ply its trade on the Great Lakes but where I found those pics it states that they "were taken during a North Atlantic storm February, 13, 1987 on an eastbound...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 3,072
Posted By CapnHand
On the subject of sailing and flying, any word of...

On the subject of sailing and flying, any word of Steve Fossett?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2007
Replies: 12
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Views: 1,656
Posted By CapnHand
Is this thing UGLY or what?...

Is this thing UGLY or what? http://www.hardydiesel.com/mrn/Diesel%20Outboard%20pictures.htm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,965
Posted By CapnHand
"They" do make different lengths. It's a trade...

"They" do make different lengths. It's a trade off between speed and power.

http://relimg.reliancemarine.com/7624079.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By CapnHand
The procedures change. Best to call Canada and US...

The procedures change. Best to call Canada and US Customs and get the info directly from them before you go.<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=400 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=basic_text_bold...
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