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Search: Posts Made By: willyd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,249
Posted By willyd
Re: How to run aground properly

I recently read a sailing log by an experienced British sailor making his way down the East coast of the US who writes that he deliberately ran his boat aground, parking it on a sandbar, while coming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 4,062
Posted By willyd
Re: Pacific Seacraft 25

I used to own PSC25 hull #1, and it had an iron fin keel. It was bought from me by a friend of the builder, Mike Howarth, as a birthday present for him back in 2011. Here's an article ...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Had a decent sail yesterday on the Severn - wind was 1-15 knots from the NW - W - SW and back and forth and up and down. Wasn't too cold, either. Only saw one other boat, a deadrise-type thing that...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By willyd
Re: Chestertown?

I looked it up in Turkish and got this:

1 Hanım sultan, sultan karısı, kızı veya kız kardeşi, valide sultan
2 Çekirdeksiz bir tür üzüm, sultani

#1 = lady sultan; wife, daughter, or sister of a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By willyd
Re: Chestertown?

Actually the park was pretty convenient, just bring a lock, since it's open to the public. I think that after dark you could probably raft up to the Sultana (why name a boat after a raisin?) since I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By willyd
Re: Chestertown?

I've sailed there twice, once motorless. Really beautiful trip. Be sure to get extra paper towels from JR's Pub to clean the duck crap out of the dinghy that you stashed in the bushes next to the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-05-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 19,982
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Hey, I saw you there in Shaw Bay. I was the scruffy green sloop anchored in between the catboat-like sailboat and the tugboat cruiser, just south of you. It was great sailing there on Saturday, but...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 05-21-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 19,982
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I just got back last night from a 2-week sail, basically from the Severn river, MD to Hopewell, VA, and back: route here (http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm#). I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-29-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 4,652
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

Thanks, jimgo, but I think we're talking about two different things. My mast has no tabernacle, so it doesn't pivot on its own. The Catalina 27 video shows what I'd have to do - first lift the mast...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-28-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 4,652
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

The webbing mast ladder worked just fine - I had a bosun's chair with plenty of pockets, and even if I were not supported by the bosun's chair, you can secure yourself to the mast. It was plenty...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-28-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 4,652
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

I had a friend help me climb the mast on Saturday - I climbed a homemade mast climbing thing (like this (http://www.captfklanier.com/images/mastmatladder1.JPG)), and he hauled on a halyard attached...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,261
Posted By willyd
Re: The hrad to raed thraed

:drager siht ni sdneirf ruoy eb osla nac senihcaM

the reverse text generator (http://spellbackwards.com/)

the misspellizer (http://www.online-utility.org/text/misspellizer.jsp)

and of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,261
Posted By willyd
Re: The hrad to raed thraed

This is nothing new; most sailnetters seem to use this cloaking device already. How many posts are there about rouge waves, Marlborough Inlet (NC), hoving to, putting apostrophes where none are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,230
Posted By willyd
Re: Right Sailboat for Severn River??

Jeff H - yeah, sorry about the typo, I meant anything over 60'6"...

Seriously, I rarely see any of the larger boats near me leave the dock more than a few times a year, unless they do most of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,249
Posted By willyd
Re: How to run aground properly

Holy crap! The wind went from 8/14 SW to 47/63 NNW in the span of 12 minutes (http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=chyv2) last night at Cape Henry, and it had been blowing from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,718
Posted By willyd
Re: The run aground poll

I think the poll is too judgemental, too black & white. What it should say is,

When you ran aground, why did it happen:


asleep?
drunk?
showing off?
bad/wrong/no charts?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,230
Posted By willyd
Re: Right Sailboat for Severn River??

Oops, sorry, I meant to say "boats over 30'6"..."

As someone else alluded to, larger boats moored up the Severn, from what I've seen, tend to motor all the way to Annapolis and then sail on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,230
Posted By willyd
Re: Right Sailboat for Severn River??

Scratchee's comments are right on - you can actually have better sailing on the river because on days when it's rough on the bay, you can get nearly flat water on Round Bay and then pull up to a lee...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 04-12-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 4,652
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

There should be an injunction issued against me doing any sort of carpentry. I thought I'd be industrious and make myself some bookshelves out of mahogany and marine plywood I got for $1 from...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By willyd
Re: crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

Thank you - I was wondering when I'd finally get a considered and helpful response from someone. Better yet, something like that inflatable copilot in the movie Airplane would work even better,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By willyd
crew wanted for solo cruise - May 2014

Here's the plan - I've got nearly a month of vacation days to use up, and I want to spend a good part of that on my boat. I'd like to make another trip down the Chesapeake and either head down the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,453
Posted By willyd
Re: Annapolis - Atlantic early June

Sorry, but this trip already happened. See post #19.
I'm going on a similar trip in May this year, but I doubt I'll take crew.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-01-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 19,982
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Uh-huh.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h52000/h52000.jpg
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-28-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 19,982
Posted By willyd
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I'm putting my boat on dry land until 2015. I don't think this winter is going to end. I wonder if the community college has any classes on how to raise musk oxen or caribou.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-26-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 4,652
Posted By willyd
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

I've been putting together a gimbaled stove box kind of like this arrangement...
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