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Search: Posts Made By: MarkofSeaLife
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,836
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

We all develop online personalities here, so any messages you post are taken in the context of the personality you've exhibited in your prior posts. So it's not out of context as you claim, it's in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Jib catches while tacking

While not common now, there was a time when many would rig "rungs" between the fore'n aft lower shrouds to form a "ladder" by which one could climb up to near the lower (or only) spreaders to give...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,871
Posted By B.J. Porter
Re: Cruising Finances

At age 47 my wife and I are in that minority. As a rule we are generally either the youngest couple in a social group, or the oldest...

In our case its a matter of planning ahead, amassing assets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,652
Posted By RichH
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

Typically oil from a refiner is VERY clean and VERY dehydrated, it only degrades over time in storage - oxidizes, forms gums, etc. and can grow a lot a microorganisms ... when the conditions in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,690
Posted By TQA
Re: Anchoring

A Bahamian moor is a really bad idea unless you are the only one there or you KNOW FOR SURE everyone else is on a Bahamian moor.

Otherwise expect close encounters of the third kind as other...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2014
Replies: 590
Views: 35,247
Posted By fryewe
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

And the pararescue guys had a sat phone and brought medical skills and the youngster was stabilized and transferred to an FF...and then the Captain decided to scuttle his boat rather than sail it to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By hellosailor
Re: How Dangerous?

Phil, you trivialize the magnitude of the task and then you would conveniently foist it off on someone else.

There are 193 member states in the UN. If half of them are landlocked that still leaves...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

When you are in the middle of an ocean and have nothing better to do during a watch that starts at 0300 you have lots of time for 'what-if' discussions with yourself (if you are by yourself and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 14,111
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

In general I would disagree with your thoughts on this. Some comments:

Experience really matters. My first several offshore passages where NYC to/from Bermuda. It seemed like a huge distance at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 14,111
Posted By chall03
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Fatigue management is the major factor yes. Well for us at least it certainly is.

I disagree. While fatiguing, if your doing it right it should be easy and relaxing the last thing that should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,632
Posted By Omatako
Re: Surviving Storm

In the storm we were in, the wind ripped our canopy (actually a full enclosure) off the deck and the flailing pipework was potentially very dangerous and drove us all below. We hastily prepped the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By ChristinaM
BlackCat Systems HF Weather Fax for iPad/iPhone

Gotta plug a great app I've been playing with. BlackCat Systems recently released an app that can be used with a HF radio to receive weather faxes...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-17-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 10,312
Posted By cappy208
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

NO, not when they had bought a 'non refundable' ticket by putting months of time and energy making the vessel ready(?) for sea.

Walbridge told everyone he was sailing east, on the east...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 02-16-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 10,312
Posted By Uricanejack
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

Its easy to sit here at my computer keyboard and say I would have never agreed to leave port on the Bounty into the known path of any Hurricane let alone the one of the most severe ever predicted.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 377
Views: 28,057
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

Cruising Destinations

After I finished my previous post it struck me that there was an area that I had not really addressed in the lifestyle section: cruising destinations. If I was naive about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,425
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal..."

But you have to remember - these kinds of technologies (though certainly imperfect) make sailing much more possible for a wider swatch of people. For example, look at this snippet from the article...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bene505
Re: An indelicate question

I love my little Jabsco
It's so neat for me to pee.
I show it to hot women
Then they want to sail with me.

Sometime two at a time.
Sometimes only one.
No matter how many gals
We always have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,741
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

3M 4200 and 5200 are both polyurethane, not silicone, at least per 3m's web site. It has fumed silica as a thickener, but not silicone. But yes butyl is much better for hull to deck and most hardware...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Bene505
Re: How long do you leave before a storm?


With about a million times less experience than you, here's my thinking... Oh and I'm in a group at work that does a bit of risk management, where you look at the severity of the impact and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-25-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,301
Posted By Cruisingdad
The Art of Washing Clothes Aboard...

This came up in another thread, so I thought I would discuss it here.

As most know, we have been living aboard/Cruising since about 2000, and have been boating since about 1995. All that time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 104
Views: 4,755
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: know it all ???

Back to the original issue, which contains three faulty premises:

1. The first faulty premise is that experience matters most, that experience is the sine qua non for sailing/passagemaking. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 169,214
Posted By LetsGo
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Hi Coquina,

Yes, we did talk to plenty of experienced people before leavingóno one who knew these owners well, but plenty who knew the conditions of the race, and one (the sailmaker) who knew...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By Seaduction
Re: What do I do if the anchorage is full?

You could try a VHF call to the moored boats to see if anyone is interested in "rafting up" with you and your 3 single girlfriends.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,304
Posted By Ferretchaser
Re: New Crew

Just a quick update. All of the little ones have now been outside in the real world for around a week now and are doing pretty well. We have rigged a line on the bow of Linda's boat and they come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,304
Posted By Ferretchaser
Re: New Crew

I think I have the thing sussed now. I just make up a batch of food in the morning and split it into 4 portions. One of them stays on the boat, one at the office and one on each boat I am working on....
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