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Search: Posts Made By: Jim H
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 4,764
Posted By Jim H
Re: Do you sailor's keep a log book?

Over here in the UK, it's pretty much a requirement. Even in the Solent you're dancing with major ships, and there's only more waiting in the channel. A well-kept log can/will be reviewed in court...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Jim H
Re: Just back from a week on the Solent

Yeah. We're staring down the barrel of two college tuitions coming up in about three years, so we're already shifting into some austerity modes. Any ideas about moving up to a Rival 36 or 38 don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Jim H
Just back from a week on the Solent

http://sailingvoyage.com/photos/var/resizes/Sailing-Trips-UK-Europe/Spring-Break-Sailing-2012/P1020212.JPG?m=1333882244

We just got back from a week on the Solent on our Rival 34. We had big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By Jim H
Simple lift for a Rival 34

Our boat was ready for a proper lift out and clean and anode replacement. Also, she was overdue for a topsides cut and wax.

Sealift2 recently added a facility in Gosport– right at the end of our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By Jim H
Impressive honesty! :) In my case, I...

Impressive honesty! :)

In my case, I stupidly wanted to show I could do yachtmaster work at the chart table at 2 a.m. in rough conditions just before we crossed the shipping channels of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 862
Posted By Jim H
A Winter Upgrade List for a Rival 34

It's February work week on the boat (off work for a few days). Here's a copy of a post I just put on our blog at

A Sailing Voyage | A Journal About Sailing a Rival 34 Sailboat on the Southern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-25-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 2,195
Posted By Jim H
Any sailing pressies under the tree?

This is my annual check on who's getting what sailing goodies under the tree. Previous years have included notes of new knives to complete new engines.

This year I received the latest version of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jim H
I've known of the Trekka book for years, but I...

I've known of the Trekka book for years, but I haven't had time to pick up a copy. However, now that I've found a great used book store in Charing Cross that has a good nautical section, I should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By Jim H
Original film from "Once is Enough" by Miles Smeeton

I've just been reading Once is Enough by Miles Smeeton, a famous account of a Cape Horn attempt in 1956 by three in a 46 foot wood ketch. There is one or two surprises.

Once Is Enough (Sailor's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,056
Posted By Jim H
I still wonder what such sailors do about tankage...

I still wonder what such sailors do about tankage on such a small boat-- other than really rely on a water maker or rain water... Then, however, you don't have space for a lot of batteries, or solar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Jim H
The latest I read yesterday is that two crew...

The latest I read yesterday is that two crew members went into the water but all crew avoided serious injury from the event. There's an investigation under way.

If you haven't seen it, the UK...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Jim H
Time Lapse file of 2011 Round the Isle of Wight Race

This is fun:

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The Isle of Wight Race had over 1,900 entries and some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim H
We are tempted by Portland Bill. Even for Anvil...

We are tempted by Portland Bill. Even for Anvil Point, we had to go about two miles offshore before crossing the race/overfall areas even when crossing with the tide. With Portland Bill, we may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim H
Hi, Dylan I warned Doug several times during...

Hi, Dylan

I warned Doug several times during the trip that you would be expecting a new video from this trip. I even tried to bribe him with $20 of iTunes credit as a payment for the documentary....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim H
Three weeks sailing on South Central Coast of England

We're just back from about three weeks of sailing on the South/Central coast of England. It's been a less than great summer weather-wise here (with winds up to 40 knots on the weekends), so we took...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim H
I know the Centaur well. We even joined the...

I know the Centaur well. We even joined the Westerly association for a year to get the book and to research Oceanlords. Amazing boats, Westerly's.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim H
An accurate observation

Yesterday I was climbing all over our boat with McLube (the UK version of Sailkote), a dry lubricant for pulleys, hinges sail guides, etc. The kids were impressed and laughing about how I was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Jim H
I agree, but I like having a reliable Yanmar. My...

I agree, but I like having a reliable Yanmar. My main comfort needs are a good anchor, a good gin tonic with lime (a health/safety requirement at sea) when all is safe and secured, and a reading...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-20-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Jim H
Yeah, I try not to think about the double tide...

Yeah, I try not to think about the double tide calcuations too much... :)

Here's a site I really like-- it's a weather station right on Bramble Bank in the middle of the Solent:

BRAMBLEMET -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By Jim H
A Simple Cruise on a Simple Boat

We're gearing up for 2-3 weeks of cruising that will start next week. We plan to pop out of the Solent and sail as far west toward Lands End as far as we feel like.

The weather has decomposed a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim H
I think it depends on the situation. I've never...

I think it depends on the situation. I've never had the guts to eat one, and those who "swear by them" are usually "hard men of the sea" types. Maybe the taste is improved by recently surviving a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim H
My skills with the toaster are radically...

My skills with the toaster are radically improving, according to the crew. The bagels were a crispy light brown, and received high marks with the eggs.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim H
An Easter Weekend Sail

We just got back from a fun few days of sailing. We didn't make it out of the Solent, but we had a nice few evenings on the hook outside of the Newtown River.

Here's some photos:
...
Forum: Cal 02-14-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jim H
Ugh. I should have noticed that some of the...

Ugh. I should have noticed that some of the images went out of order...

I've cleaned up nearly all of the continuity issues now, and I've done the captions on the first five galleries. I hope to...
Forum: Cal 02-14-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,866
Posted By Jim H
Cal 20 Restoration Photo Galleries Restored

We've received quite a bit of email about the Cal 20 restoration galleries we posted back in 2004. Apple.com decided to discontinue support for the sites back in Nov 2010, and only this weekend did...
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