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Search: Posts Made By: legarots
Forum: Chartering 07-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By legarots
Cote d'Azur / French Riviera

Does anybody have any recommendations for charter companies in the French Riviera?
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 10-03-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 6,191
Posted By legarots
I like lazy jacks, but as others said, they can...

I like lazy jacks, but as others said, they can be a pain when raising the main. What I have found works pretty well is to motor ahead at full speed into the wind, which helps keep the apparent wind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 10,839
Posted By legarots
I was on a Freedom 35 with a carbon fiber mast...

I was on a Freedom 35 with a carbon fiber mast and no shrouds. I missed not having something to hold on to, especially when climbing on board.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,441
Posted By legarots
No boat for me. Living in Minneapolis it doesn't...

No boat for me. Living in Minneapolis it doesn't seem worth it to buy. But if I move, it's a whole different story...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-06-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,491
Posted By legarots
This was an important point, if I remember. What...

This was an important point, if I remember. What you did to heave-to in 15-20 knots (sail combination, sheets, rudder, etc.), will be very different, for the same boat, when in 40 knots.
...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-05-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By legarots
I see it now :o

I see it now :o
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-04-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By legarots
When I read the title I thought you meant San...

When I read the title I thought you meant San Francisco bay
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-04-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,491
Posted By legarots
I think the Pardey's also use a parachute anchor...

I think the Pardey's also use a parachute anchor with this technique. Prevents rounding up and also serves to create the "slick"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 3,781
Posted By legarots
Just curious, how long is the season you can keep...

Just curious, how long is the season you can keep your boat in the water in the Northern Chesapeake?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By legarots
Make your boat a giant solar panel, with Paint!

This may be the future of solar

...inexpensive spray-on solar cells that can be applied to almost any surface...

This can be sprayed onto a range of surfaces at room temperature using an...
Forum: Provisioning 10-01-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 7,545
Posted By legarots
I agree with all the comments about Black Box....

I agree with all the comments about Black Box. That stuff is really good. And since it's box, doesn't get decanted, you can take the leftover home.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 21,263
Posted By legarots
The main sail furler attached to the boom is...

The main sail furler attached to the boom is interesting. It's main sail furling, just not in mast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By legarots
Has anybody enlarged or added drains to their...

Has anybody enlarged or added drains to their cockpit?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,776
Posted By legarots
Don't own either. Working on buying a boat first!

Don't own either. Working on buying a boat first!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2010
Replies: 486
Views: 72,300
Posted By legarots
The description says "Captain Raf and Duke...

The description says

"Captain Raf and Duke are taking out a group of tourists on their 40' sailboat for an ash scattering ceremony" !

Also goes on to say that this huge set rolled into the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 09-17-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,791
Posted By legarots
You could get unflavored carbonated water in...

You could get unflavored carbonated water in cans. I love that stuff.

You could also get 2.5 gallon sized water containers and pour into a cup.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By legarots
A lot of good input here, especially thanks to...

A lot of good input here, especially thanks to GeorgeB for the detailed info about the bay area strategy. Sounds like it is definitely doable, provided strict attention is paid to the weather. From...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,082
Posted By legarots
Can a Catalina 30 go out of the bay / gate?

I'm interested in buying a boat in the San Francisco bay area. My usage would be mostly sailing in the bay, and occasionally sailing out for a weekend or overnight in Drake's bay, or Half moon bay.
...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-13-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By legarots
Does one of you have 29 years of experience and...

Does one of you have 29 years of experience and the other 1 year?
Forum: Boat Reviews 09-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 5,044
Posted By legarots
One of my ASA instructors was on a boat that...

One of my ASA instructors was on a boat that caught fire due to gas. Ever since then will never go out on a boat that is carrying gas.

Wheel seems a lot more convenient while sailing (no banging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By legarots
From west marines web site about this unit, "The...

From west marines web site about this unit, "The sensor's ... recognize the dielectric constant of water only. In the event of an onboard oil spill, straight motor oil that enters the bilge will not...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-30-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By legarots
heave to difficulty

This weekend I was having some challenges getting a Pearson 27 to heave-to properly. I had 20-25 knot winds, with some stronger gusts. The main and jib were reefed, which the Pearson 27 seems to need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By legarots
You can use GeoGarage - Route Preparation...

You can use GeoGarage - Route Preparation (http://marine.geogarage.com/routes/) to draw to your intended route on the map (satellite with noaa overlay). Then just divide the nautical miles by 6 knots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 4,200
Posted By legarots
Is there anything that combines dutchman reefing...

Is there anything that combines dutchman reefing with a stackpack like cover?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-18-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,402
Posted By legarots
Something I never understood about Jack Klang's...

Something I never understood about Jack Klang's rules, as taken from his site:

1. Dock into the wind.
2. Point your bow into the wind when docking. If the wind is from astern, you'll soon...
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