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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,622
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I came up with the ratchet block idea after MrsB almost went up the mast when a puff filled the lower half of the kite during a douse and another time during a very windy day when we were thinking of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,622
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Here's a great book you can download for free and read on your PC, or convert it to a doc file and read it on a Kindle. http://sfbaysss.org/oldsite20131023/tipsbook/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition.pdf ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 22,633
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

Ok.... Doug here..... (while happily floating in our 1986 CT 56 Tai Chiao in Boston Harbor)..... the theme of this thread is VERY IMPORTANT for anyone trying to sail very far offshore: Be...
Forum: Iberia & The Med   10-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By PCP
Croatia versus Greece

First let me tell you that I find odd that Iberia and the Med are all on the same chapter regarding the several cruising destinations: There are probably more sailingboats cruising there than in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By jackdale
Re: Explain "Red Sector"

Sector lights require special attention. For example, green does not mean "go". It means you are too far to starboard.
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Forum: Living Aboard   06-12-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,901
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Tankless Water Heater, CNG?

There are a lot of sleazy companies that lie and say they are made for use on boats when in-fact they do not meet the minimum ABYC safety requirements..

I don't know of a tankless propane or CNG...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 4,013
Posted By Omatako
Don't read this unless you have time . .

When I first started ocean sailing we had some great systems. We had things like sextants that could help to locate your position in the middle of nowhere. Monochrome radar could tell you if you were...
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