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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By windwalker
Re: Practical Maritime Law

If you are that concerned about him dying at sea........ Are you familiar with his medical history/current medical requirements so that you will be aware if he starts acting differently or how to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By windwalker
Re: Going up the mast

We've been up the mast 5 times in the last two weeks. It was easiest with a third person to tail.

E
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By windwalker
Re: Rotten Luck - Stays & Dinghy Question

Rigger made two new lower shrouds with new hardware.

EDC
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By windwalker
Re: Rotten Luck - Stays & Dinghy Question

Dad is the experienced sailor of the lot. He says we're noobs. So I was double checking that mom and I were right.
Forum: Great Anchorage/Vacation Videos   08-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 6,522
Posted By windwalker
Re: Did someone say flipper?

Wow. Absolutely amazing.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By windwalker
Question Rotten Luck - Stays & Dinghy Question

It's been a really rough week. Dad and I were working on Windwalker after I winched him up the mast only to find that the mast light cover was completely seized (light is out). So he couldn't put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,032
Posted By windwalker
Re: Sail Cover Material

I second the UV resistant thread. Also, as it's unlikely you can heat cut it as previously mentioned, you could potentially use a serger on the edge to prevent it from unraveling. You'd need some...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By windwalker
Re: ASA Exams

I failed to mention that my spouse will not let me buy a boat until I pass Keelboat and BCC. I can't even get a stinking dinghy.

Dad and I have planned a run down SoCal through Baja and the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By windwalker
Re: ASA Exams

This quote is a very important item. I am an ASA Sailing Instructor/Licensed Master. This instructor, whom ever he is, is 100% correct. The key to learning sailing is:

1) Read/Study all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 5,842
Posted By windwalker
Re: Pirate ship for sale

My kids love it. "Pirates not included."
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By windwalker
Re: Sailing with our 3 year old

Dad has a C&L Explorer, 36 foot, rigged for single handed sailing. My parents live on Coronado Island.

I sail on the sailing school's Hunter (maybe 28 foot?) and a Colgate (26, I think) back in...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By windwalker
Re: Sailing with our 3 year old

A) My husband knows absolutely nothing about sailing, as in, he's only taken recreational day sails a dozen times with my father and I over the entire course of his life. His head is in the clouds....
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By windwalker
Re: Sailing with our 3 year old

Part time in San Diego, but most of the time in Atlanta.

I am going to start blogging more about my sailing experiences.

My husband surprised me by suggesting live aboard homeschooling. Yikes....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By windwalker
Re: Developing Nighttime Sailing skills

I have been learning the painful way, on busy nights on San Diego harbor. The most recent was July 4th, which is basically a zoo of drunks and fools.

Knowing nav lights, and having some...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By windwalker
Re: ASA Exams

With three young children and three small businesses, a live aboard approach is not ideal for us. I have always been on sailboats, but am learning the technical details and a skipper's judgment as I...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By windwalker
Re: Sailing with our 3 year old

We have always used a jack line until our kids are pushing 4 (we have three kids). At that point, they will stay in the cockpit or obey and go down into the cabin if things get rough, or we are in a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By windwalker
Re: Books to get kids interested in sailing?

I will second The Little Sailboat. My kids have all loved that book. Go Tinker go!
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By windwalker
Question ASA Exams

I'm currently studying for the written portion of the keelboat and BCC exams.

I'm sadly still a ways away from passing the skills portion on either.

Anyone else?

Elizabeth
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By windwalker
Smile Hi! From Atlanta.

Hi. I've been "crew" on dad's sailboat my whole life but I would like to get one of my own now and teach my kids. It has become readily apparent to me, however, that I am great as far as being crew...
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