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Search: Posts Made By: JonEisberg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,340
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Arthur

I prefer to cross from Nantucket Sound, heading out thru Pollock Rip or Great Round Shoal Channel...

Thanks, I came thru OK, but it was a long night, and a bit more 'interesting' than I was...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,746
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

The owner of a Malo 41 has chimed in over on CSBB...


Hadn't heard about it, quite a story, I can add to speculation...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: high wind gybing technique??

It can sometimes get a bit more complicated in large seas, and sheeting in tight isn't always the best option. When the seas are running large enough, you'll likely want to jibe down in the troughs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Orange oil and bees wax for teak

"Oiling", "Sealing" or applying any teak "Treatment" to teak decks is one of the dumbest things a boatowner can do... :-)

Don't take my word for it, take Rebecca Wittman's ...

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,856
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

Yeah, but that's because Evans is an experienced voyager more inclined to focus on Prevention, rather than a Cure that can be purchased at West Marine... :-)

It's been a week since I linked to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 6,031
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I'd leave the jerry cans behind, if I were you...

Very little good comes of carrying diesel fuel on deck, especially on a trip where it's not necessary to do so...

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 6,031
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Hmmm, I'm not sure the Labrador Current has much effect on that route :-) I've never noticed it, at any rate...

Tidal currents at the Chesapeake and Delaware Entrances, and across the New York...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Mooring Line

I'd second someone's earlier recommendation of the Yale Polydyne pennant. I use one in 1/2" as my anchor snubber, and a pair of 5/8" as my bridle for a drogue. West Marine does sell a comparable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 157
Views: 6,031
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Gotta agree with Dave on this one... Given your time frame, I'd suggest setting your sights on Block I and Newport as being about as far as you're gonna get, comfortably... And even then, you'll be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: What is this?

Here's a good explanation courtesy The Rigging Company:

How to Stow Your Inner Fore-Stay | The Rigging Company (

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 3,310
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

Here's some of my setup...

Tethers port & starboard from the base of the mast, of sufficient length to reach the cockpit...

Forum: Weather 06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

Their heavy weather book SURVIVING THE STORM is available for free, as well... Absolutely incredible resource, my original $70 volume is one of those books will live on my boat forever:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,701
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Icw

I'm sure you do, Gary, as does most everyone who has them... There's no 'winning' any argument against them, of course, they're just not for me. I'm hopelessly Old School, I simply prefer to be able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

As usual, "it depends", but it's pretty basic trigonometry...

As I mentioned earlier, matching your VMG sailing DDW by broad reaching at an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boat Consultant vs Broker

That's my first thought, as well... I've got nothing but huge respect for John Neal, but unless he and Amanda (or Barbara Marrett earlier) have done a lot more delivery work than I'm aware of, most...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Thanks for this new forum: Vessels Lost, Missing or in Danger

No worries, Donna, I'll get used to it :-) I'm hoping to actually go off for a spell of sailing before too much longer, anyway... Perhaps even beyond the reach of the Web, from time to time :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Wing n Wing

Yup, that can work very nicely, as well, and if your vane or autopilot is not up to keeping the boat going straight, might often be the preferred solution...

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,037
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: What do cruisers do?

Sorry, it was not intended to be condescending at all. I was just trying to 'clarify' the meaning of the term as commonly understood in the parlance of the yachting industry... The term connotes...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Resuming Search!!!!!

You realize it was a 'political' decision to do so, right?

Evans Starzinger puts this in it's proper perspective... Well worth reading:

How ironic, this sort of bowing to public pressure to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,059
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: The impossible happened

Same principle as mousing with wire...

Many headboards have multiple holes spaced further away from the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 128,572
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Agreed, a high quality folder can afford surprisingly good performance...

Several years ago I bought a discontinued aluminum Dahon, the equivalent of what is now their D8, I believe... It's a far...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-10-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,081
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Well, that's a nice romantic, idealized vision of the past, but you might want to read up a bit on the history of professional journalism in America. A century or more ago, newspapers generally...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-10-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,081
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico


Eric and Charlotte are having their Media Coming Out Party today, as a matter of fact :-)

Hmmm, "cracks in the hull", huh? I'm guessing this one will have to be taken with several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,810
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

No real downsides that I can see. The only thing you have to make sure of, is that the blocks on underside of the spreaders will be mounted securely. My spreaders are aluminum, so drilling and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-04-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,121
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Well, I believe I probably enjoy helming about as much as anyone, but I still find it a bit hard to justify the absence of some form of self-steering on a cruising boat that will be sailed...
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