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Search: Posts Made By: Minnesail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

We did this on our Catalina 22 just last weekend! (Minus the queen air mattress.)

We dropped the table and I cut some boards to bridge the table to the starboard settee. We used the dinette...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-17-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 8,285
Posted By Minnesail
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

It was rainy here today, but I jumped in anyway. I had a brush and scrubbed away some of the waterline scum. Does that count as a shower? Probably not, since I started the day without algae in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By Minnesail
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

Well, back on track then :)

On my little 22' boat for raising/lowering the main I point head-to-wind, either by tying the bow to a buoy or the leeward side of the dock, or by motoring into the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By Minnesail
Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

On Sunday we tried the elevator method for crew-overboard recovery where you cleat a line at the bow and run it back to a winch, leaving a loop in the water for someone to sit or stand on.

Forum: Learning to Sail 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

My Catalina 22 came with a spinnaker and pole, and is rigged with blocks for the uphaul, downhaul, and spinnaker sheets.

I haven't used it yet. I'll need to buy a bunch of line, and I'll need to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,608
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Yeah, go look at 'em both! It's fun to look at boats.

Take pictures and make a list of what comes with each boat.

I bet you're going to find that you like the '86 better. That newer layout...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 1,172
Views: 378,220
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

At $75 it's something like 1/20 the cost of roller furling... I think it will be nearly as convenient.

And the boat came with four hank-on head sails and I want to be use them all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Minnesail
Pictures of trailer launch, and a surprise

On Friday I launched my my first boat.

I was expecting a total clown show. I haven't towed a trailer in over twenty years, I've never backed down a boat ramp, I've never raised a mast, I've never...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,353
Posted By Minnesail
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

Yeah, people do that. I hope to. There are places to duck out on the south shore, I'm not sure how it is on Lake Michigan.

Also I looked at those ads again, I think the Hunter for sale is a 23,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,307
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Most Exhausting Delivery thus far

RockDude, we all understand. You're awesome and so are your kids. Anyone who isn't as awesome must suck. All Americans make 70k right out of college, and if they don't it's their fault. Got it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,882
Posted By Minnesail
Re: safe cooking

So what I've gathered is that, done right, propane and alcohol are both very safe. The danger of a fire or explosion from either of them is a small fraction of the other dangers involved in boating....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Any Catalina 22 owner have measurement for..

OK, I just measured mine (again, 1974 model).

It's 24" across and 35.75" wide on the fore edge and 38" wide on the aft edge.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 2,411
Views: 161,476
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I am interested in canning, but haven't gotten started. In my research I've found that our local university has some great info on canning. Not based on family histories of what won't kill you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-12-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,054
Posted By Minnesail
Re: ASA Coastal Nav Exam - HELP

I'm at work now so I don't have my book and notes, so I can't remember if this was one of them, but....

There are a couple typos in the book we used. I took 105 a year ago and if I'm remembering...
Forum: Engines 01-30-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,973
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

If it came to that I'd drink the rum myself and paddle the boat!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 2,411
Views: 161,476
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I have dried meat for backpacking. I drain the fat off when cooking and drying, then when reconstituting it I add some olive oil to replace the fat that was earlier lost. Olive oil transports well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Pete Seeger died today

Hey, it took till post number six before someone starting trashing the man's politics, I was expecting it sooner. Froggy, if you want to get your dander up about someone supporting murderous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 2,282
Posted By Minnesail
Re: trolling motors

BGFTRST: Trolling Motor Buyer's Guide : Cabela's (

Cabela's guide recommends 1 pound of thrust for every 40 pounds of boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 605
Views: 39,109
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?


(Heh heh, sorry)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,904
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

What are you talking about?! You can totally live aboard year-round in Minneapolis!
The Real Houseboats of the Mississippi - - News - Minneapolis - City Pages...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 605
Views: 39,109
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By Minnesail
Your new tender is an Italian luxury pod

Wouldn't this look sharp hanging off your davits?
Italians Condense a Yacht Into a Teeny-Weeny Pod of Luxury | Autopia | (
Forum: Provisioning 10-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Minnesail
Re: The best bread recipe's II

I ordered a copy of "Pirate's Pantry" too, and it's great. My wife particularly like the recipe that calls for "5 squirrels or 15 doves" and another that uses a whole tablespoon of MSG!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By Minnesail
Re: 25 foot seas in the Gulf Of Mexico this weekend

According to the news you have "weakened slightly and remain confused."
Forum: Provisioning 09-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Minnesail
Re: The best bread recipe's II

Sorry for the delay, I went on a 3-day sail and was busy packing and unpacking and such.

3 cups lukewarm water
1.5 tablespoons granulated yeast
1.5 tablespoons coarse salt
6.5 cups unsifted...
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