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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 5,372
Posted By aprilsails
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

I spent one night in the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Tadoussac. I was on a 56' brigantine and the winds were sustained from the North at somewhere just below a Hurricane 1. The boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By aprilsails
Re: World's worst sailor - needs 10 rescues in a month!

Oh wow, the article is priceless. I couldn't help but think of all the recommendations for people to just go out and do it. Apparently there's limits.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,061
Posted By aprilsails
Re: End of the trip, now what....too much stuff?

Can you find a used flatbed trailer on Craigslist, load your stuff on it with tarps and rope, and sell it when you get to Florida?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,718
Posted By aprilsails
Re: WTF is this?

I was also thinking that it was a level alarm indicator of some sort and the red button might be a push to test. It certainly doesn't look as though it's hooked up to anything anymore.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,408
Posted By aprilsails
Re: The Future of Boat Ownership

I think you're probably right. I would also like to point out that millenials have a huge range of sports and activities available to them and are interested in doing lots of activites and not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,508
Posted By aprilsails
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

During Tall Ships 2000 on a pier in Halifax: I'm waking up from sleeping in a sleeping bag on deck. 20 odd trainees swarming up from down below to start cleaning up before deck tours start. Couple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By aprilsails
Re: How many lumens do I need

As an electrical engineer whi deals in lighting design I want to pipe up here. In my experience dealing with commercial installations of large LEDs you are only going to get the manufacturer's rated...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-17-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Any Advice On Yachting Courses?

My husband and I just did the CYA equivalent of the Day Skipper. I have years of experience but my husband was only familiar with dinghy sailing and a few days on a charter boat in advance of taking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Prince Edward County (Lake Ontario)

I have never stayed in the yacht clubs in that area so I can't comment on that. However, I personally prefer sailing Prince Edward Bay over the Bay of Quinte. That may be because I had a boat with a...
Forum: Racing   09-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,680
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Is it time to fire the crew?

Ignoring the tactical mistake made at mark 3, I think that Oracle is having a harder time sailing their boat. It seems to be more finicky and quick to fall off it's foils. If this is the fault of...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,726
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Teaching sailing

I taught teenagers how to steer on a tall ship that handled terribly and had hydraulic steering. The tendancy to oversteer was mindboggling. We found the best method was for us to determine our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,521
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Here's sone pretty girls

If they were caught doing anything serious, the general policy was to change the watches in order that they would barely see each other ever. If they were just caught making out, we teased the ****...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,521
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Here's sone pretty girls

But what about canoodling on the forepeak?

To some extent I agree and to some extent I don't. It's the same as sailing anywhere else but with a lot more people along for the ride and many more...
Forum: Racing   09-09-2013
Replies: 76
Views: 6,369
Posted By aprilsails
Re: America's Cup opening races

I've been watching the coverage after the fact on the AC Youtube channel and I have to say it's really nice watching without commercials. The graphics and display is very well done and I find it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Now this could ruin your summer.

Oh wow. I work throughout Nunavut (fly in and out) and now I'm wondering if all of the sea lifts made it in this year... last year I was in Repulse Bay on the week in early September when they ran...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Nice work and back to you tdw. The Canadian Arctic is some of my favourite stomping grounds for work, although I don't think they've seen many sailboats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Nunavut is the correct territory.

The community is known for creating Arctic Circle Inukshuk's such as this:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2vtdtzc.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Getting closer, but you are a little too far Northwest. The community is located actually on the Arctic Circle (Northern latitude).
Forum: herSailNet   09-04-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 30,327
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

I just completed a week of Intermediate training with my husband and the trainer was complimenting us on getting along very well for the week together. He usually winds up with a lot of screaming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Close but not quite. You're on the correct continent but not the right country.

More hints: This is not a cruising destination. They receive a couple of annual sea lifts. Fishing here is amazing....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By aprilsails
Pretty Lake Ontario

International Space Station images of a whiting event on Lake Ontario. Apparently this can occur naturally in the late summer and is not the result of an algae bloom:

Whiting Event, Lake Ontario :...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

My apologies. He spent a year at school in Australia and did a fair amount of touring. He also likes to peek over my shoulder.

I have the following location to offer with two somewhat useless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2013
Replies: 4,983
Views: 426,714
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Oh no this is fast but my husband recognized it - The Nut in Stanley, Tasmania?

Stanley, Tasmania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley,_Tasmania)
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-03-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,454
Posted By aprilsails
Re: Going ashore while on the hook

I just completed the CYA Intermediate Cruising course and anchoring lessons were included nightly for many different depths and bottom types. In one spot it took us two hours to anchor (dragging on...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-03-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,355
Posted By aprilsails
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

I took the CYA Intermediate Cruising Standard course last week and as part of it we had to dock a 42ft full keeled boat. He has us practice first with bouys and the dinghy anchored as a dock in a...
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