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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 4,982
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Cleaning/Sanitizing fresh water holding tanks

From Peggie Hall, who does know what she is talking about:

"Although most people think only in terms of the tank, the plumbing is actually the source of most foul water, because the molds, mildew,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,659
Posted By Sabreman
Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

I'd say that your scenario isn't that hypothetical, it's an inevitability in the mid-Atlantic. I can say from experience that most of not all of us have been it this situation. For my part, I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By TQA
Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

The BEST possible destination for a used sail is these guys.

Sails for Sustenance | Donating Used Sails to Fishermen in Haiti (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 4,962
Posted By Stumble
Re: "Paying" friends wanting to go on the boat.


The law on this is a little unclear since the have been relatively few cases dealing with is since the USCG published a clarification a few years ago. However the simple answer is that if...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By ropeclimber
PS- I'm sorry to hear about your furlough. :(

PS- I'm sorry to hear about your furlough. :(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Adding a lifeline gate

If you only want to add a gate, and your current lifelines are in good shape, you could use you existing 3/16" lines and the Suncor Quick Attach fittings to simply cut your lifelines at a stanchion,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By arf145
Re: Adding a lifeline gate

I just did this project on my boat and went the same way as AlexW, using the Johnson fittings and dyneema line. It was, as he said, not inexpensive. But it is DIY doable. What makes it so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Adding a lifeline gate

Nice boxer, we sail with two boxers :)

We did most our selves, had a rigger to put on the swaged fittings.
Rest was DIY.

I don't know the size of your boat, but we decided to add two of these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,796
Posted By Alex W
Re: Adding a lifeline gate

This is a great excuse to change to dyneema (aka spectra aka Amsteel) lifelines. That is a pretty easy project once you learn how to do the brummel splice. It is also a great winter project and can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,949
Posted By aa3jy
Re: Chesapeake Sea Nettles--where are they now?

About typical on Chessy this time of the year..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,755
Posted By Bradhamlet
Re: Winch covers?

We have four covered and one uncovered(never got around to replacing the missing one). The covered ones spin nicely the uncovered one sounds like sand has made it's way into it. It still works but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By nodders
some tips I learned about anchoring this summer!

We headed down to Ontarioís Thousand Islands for a three week vacation this year. Given the shortage of transient slips down that way, the vast majority of boats anchor overnight. We hadnít done a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,009
Posted By RainDog
Re: Docking for Dummies

I recommend finding a buoy near you in a place with little traffic and waves. If you cannot find one, make one with a fender. Spend an hour pretending it is your slip. Approach it from upwind, down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,324
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Dog ladders for sailboat?

Our dock bought one of these for common use and it's an easy 3' drop from dock to water. Dogs seem to have no trouble using it. Does have a weight limit of 130 lbs but would seem to work for most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 11,001
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Sun Awnings & Boom Tents

I had a boom tent, complete with telescoping, aluminum poles, everything you needed. However, it took about 25 minutes to put it up, anchor it in place, then if the wind suddenly came up, it was a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-12-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Man over board

Watch this:

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JohnR is THE MAN!
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-07-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 15,922
Posted By Jeff_H
Heavy weather sailing

Hi Rob,

I apologize in advance if I am being to basic in this description for your knowledge level. The idea of ''powering up'' or ''powering down'' is a little bit counter-intuitive at first....
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