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Search: Posts Made By: tomandchris
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By tomandchris
Re: What comes first?

The process is as described above, with some exceptions. It really depends on where you live and want the boat. In some areas slips are plentiful. They may be reasonable or expensive but still...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,829
Posted By tomandchris
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

\I am a believer that prop walk is your friend. However, if you find it isn't, for a couple thousand you buy a folding/feathering prop and it goes away.
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Anyone completed ASA 114? Or 214?

I would agree with the above. Other than the differences in how to react to wind gusts, it was more about how to handle the boat for docking and anchoring.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Is the halyard the only support for the boom

On a small boat the halyard.mainsail sometimes is the only thing holding up the boom. In most cases the boat has a topping lift of some sort at a minimum. On a cruising boat they will have a topping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

I would also read Freedoms blog as I remember it had a lot of detail and value in it. I assume it is all still there if you look.\
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

I am sure you will get advise from others that have done the trip, but xort, who sometimes frequents here and did the trip last year in their Endeavor 42. They should have lots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,442
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Docking help

Stay around a marina for a day and watch people dock similar boats. When you see someone that does it well and makes it look easy...introduce yourself. Tell them you watched them dock, loved how easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By tomandchris
Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

If for some reason he pulls them again, leaving a messenger line is a lot easier.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By tomandchris
Re: What is the proper VHF protocol for a dire medical emergency?

Rigga, no holier than thou attitudes please. Your second sentence was helpful, your first paints you as something less than you want to be...hopefully!
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-06-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,278
Posted By tomandchris
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

Obviously, unless somebody survived and is found, we will never know. So, what in the hell is all the guesswork acheiving? Wood failing, containers, whales, Japanese Tsumani, whatever. People and a...
Forum: Lake Huron 06-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By tomandchris
Have a great summer. Sounds like quite an...

Have a great summer. Sounds like quite an adventure. The early heat has brought out some black flies so bring the repellant.

Have a great time.
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