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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 2,429
Posted By colemj
Re: Zinc recommendations?

Pretty much everyone sells them - just google aluminum pencil anodes. West Marine, Defender, Go2Marine, Jamestown, and many internet shops sell them.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 1,477
Posted By midwesterner
I have some questions: How do you figure that...

I have some questions:
How do you figure that a cutter rig is easier for singlehanding?

A true cutter rig has the mast positioned farther back than on a sloop. You alluded to a double headsail...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-06-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,608
Posted By capta
Re: Certified Class v. Learning by Doing

I raced a lot before buying my first big boat. Granted it was way before Columbus found the Americas, er I mean the internet, so information outside one's circle of experience was much harder to come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,353
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Recommendations for OUPV (6-pack) license?

A couple of comments:

Our two club launches are certified for 26 passengers. The launch operators license IS below the 6-pack as its only good for operation within the harbor. Basically log time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2016
Replies: 76
Views: 5,783
Posted By Heller Gregory
Re: What did I do wrong?


It is a Westerbeke w/ 450 hours, don't know why it says a different engine w/ 150 hours?

Not sure what my annual budget is for this? I'm being realistic though, I'm thinking of it as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 4,778
Posted By capttb
Re: MOB Procedure with an inexperienced 2nd mate

Quick stop and heave to aren't complex, should be second nature, we used to do while trolling at 6+ kts. I'd holler "Fish ON !" and go for the rod to get dinner on board while she grabbed the wheel...
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