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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By windarra44
Re: Land sickness ?

Land sickness is real in my world!
Last year we spent 5 weeks on the boat exploring the Channel Islands. We later calculated that in those 5 weeks we had only stepped on land for a total of 6...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By windarra44
Re: Barient/Barlow winches

I have 21's and 28's. Found this site
useful.Our Friend, the Barient Winch (http://j29class.net/tips/barient/barient.htm)

Good luck!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,972
Posted By windarra44
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Jim, are you referring to my signature line as mocking a religion??
In my earlier post i was quoting Rap ....although not with the correct attributes.
My fault.

The line in my signature is in no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,972
Posted By windarra44
Re: The Chicken is on the market

As a Christian,I d find this offensive as it Mocks God.I think the diffference is that when someone makes a reference to their faith ,they're not mocking your beliefs.where your signature clearly is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,972
Posted By windarra44
Re: The Chicken is on the market

You know George, reflecting back a little more, it was 3 up 3 down for several days with a couple surf stops in between....we barely got the main up all the way cause we didn't have the crew to keep...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,972
Posted By windarra44
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Power main and she is very finicky, the main had to be played slowly or she jammed big time. I helped bring her back from a race, we weren't racing so I don't know her rating nor did I care....just a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 9,972
Posted By windarra44
Re: The Chicken is on the market

As an early worker/delivery hand on Chicken, all i can say is she is one mucho bitchen ride....she know no politics of affiliations. Leave it at that.

If i could I would!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By windarra44
Re: Small DIY Swim Platform

I've been debating the davits/swimstep vs windvane decision for years.
Windarra is a ketch and I can balance the rig pretty well, the Wood Freeman autopilot is bullet proof and with 980ah I can go 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,240
Posted By windarra44
Re: Small DIY Swim Platform

That is a great looking swim platform, well thought out and solid design!
I am also in the design process right now and am thinking of ways to incorporate the platform into the new davit design we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By windarra44
Re: Moldy dodger

Simple Green works very well. After washing, the fabric it may still show a slight shadowing of the mildew but it is gone the next day.
Forum: Weather   10-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By windarra44
Re: Weather forecasting

Two of my favorites.
Ocean Prediction Center Product Loops (http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Loops/index.php?select1=Atlc&select2=watlsfc&select3=3&select4=normal&select6=******)
earth :: an animated...
Forum: Chartering   04-23-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By windarra44
Tahiti Yacht Charter company

Has anyone chartered with the company "Tahiti Yacht Charter"? And if so were there any problems with the boat or services? I'm about to sign on the dotted line for a 23 day charter out of Raiatea,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,415
Posted By windarra44
Re: Mutiny has its reward, perhaps???

She is one sweet Ride!!

I crewed on her 2006 delivery back from Puerto Vallarta.
She made the Baja Bash feel like a downhill slide.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,042
Posted By windarra44
Re: Grey Water in No discharge areas

I've been out to Catalina and the northern Channel Islands dozens of times and never had a dye tablet put in either of my heads. I usually anchor out and rarely stay in Avalon Harbor so I'm not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By windarra44
Re: Black Sails

Good series, off to a slow start, my only complaint is I have to wear headphones to hear what Capt. Vane is saying........could be the noises in my head though.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,178
Posted By windarra44
Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

That video looks like it was taken with a Phantom Vision 2. The PV2 puts out it's own wifi, you log on with your android or iphone, this gives you real time camera view, and flight info (altitude,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,178
Posted By windarra44
Re: Best Drone for GoPro???

I bought a Phantom Vision 2 from DJI industries a couple months ago. If you already have a GoPro you may want to buy the Phantom 2, the Vision comes with a camera mounted. I just started flying it...
Forum: Racing   09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

Yesssss...Oh MY indeed, She is some sweet Chook.
Thanks to whomever popped the pic open, I'll get it down someday.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,511
Posted By windarra44
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

I've had the same question from friends and even my sister...."so you stop at night right?"

The most recent question though came from my girlfriend a few weeks ago, we were rounding the west end...
Forum: Racing   09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

I'd take this Chicken!!
http://www.sailmagazine.com/boat-reviews/perry.jpg
Couldn't get pic to post :mad:

I helped deliver her back from Cabo years ago.....one sweet ride!
Forum: Racing   09-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By windarra44
Re: Imagine, if you will...

So i'm just guessing here........winning the jackpot of a Chook raffle would allow one to purchase an AC 72?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,188
Posted By windarra44
Re: A philosophical divide?

Through the years I've learned as most have that the more time spent maintaining all systems only adds to peace of mind when they are needed.
I am wrapping up a month offshore cruising the channel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,521
Posted By windarra44
Re: A (stupid?) anchoring question

One thing that caught my attention on the OP was the second anchor has no chain. My experience with rode only anchoring has been very poor, 10 to 15 feet of chain keeps the anchor down.

I agree...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 3,367
Posted By windarra44
Re: When someone lists cook as a skill what is expected?

I agree that planning is the key to great cheffness.
I am not, that's why I let my galley wench (a term of endearment she loves) do all the planning. As said earlier, I keep the boat above water and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,952
Posted By windarra44
Re: Old Lewmar Winch Handle Replacement

You might want to also try HUTTON-ARCO Australia www.huttonwinches dot com. They bought out old inventory and manufacture parts for discontinued Barlow/Barient winches and list Lewmar. I have 8...
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