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Search: Posts Made By: luhtag
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By luhtag
Re: Cancer sucks!!

My condolences to the Op. I'm currently going through the same thing with my father in law. Put our cruising plans on hold this year to see him through. Stage 4 everywhere. It takes its toll on more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By luhtag
Re: ships on

The boat nerd website's AIS is kind of a hobby viewer type site. All or most of the targets on there are delayed or not even displayed from my experience.

By profession I'm a Captain on Great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,199
Posted By luhtag
Re: Dangers of Whales

Can you imagine careening along at 17 knots in an Open60 with a 12 foot weighted dagger board and hitting a surfacing whale? Definitely not kosher. We need some kind of deer whistle for boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,351
Posted By luhtag
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I learned to sail proper when I was 9. Started off with a styrofoam Snark on Lake Erie. My folks had a place right on the beach so I sailed every day I could. Over the years I had two Snarks, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,507
Posted By luhtag
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

After refitting a few sailboats to date including a Gulfstar 50 were are currently living on and making new, I've learned one sure methodology and it is this:

I usually get a cold beer, I sit down...
Forum: Multihull 03-13-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 22,801
Posted By luhtag
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I grew up sailing lasers, hobies, and prindles. I have lived aboard since 2000 and currently cruise full time on a 50 monohull.

I would love to get a cat if I didn't sail open ocean. The speed of...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8,664
Posted By luhtag
Re: Chicago liveaboards

I lived aboard for a few years in various Great Lakes ports. My advice would be to pull the boat right before the freeze and live on the hard. Bubblers and stuff are great but with a lengthy cold...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By luhtag
Re: Liveaboard families w/small children, under 37'?

We have been living aboard with 3 young children for 4 years now. Ours wasn't a 37' but it was a coastal cruising 40 with a quarter berth layout. When the kids are young, under 7, any boat will work....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,922
Posted By luhtag
Re: The most secluded remote boating spots in the U.S.

I know a couple spots...near Detroit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By luhtag
Re: Tell Me Your Best Sea Story.

I think it was 2003 or 04 I was living in St Thomas, USVI running the local tugboat company there and in St Croix. One of the few nights I had off during the year with no ships coming in I went out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By luhtag
Tell Me Your Best Sea Story.

I love hearing people's sea stories. They are always entertaining and I usually take away some new wisdom from having heard them. Whether it's funny or frightening, let's hear your best.

Back in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 7,636
Posted By luhtag
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Back in my 20's I had managed to purchase my first real boat. A Cherubini Hunter 25. I loved that boat. I had finally graduated from sinbads, snarks,force 5's and lasers.

Anyway I took some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 16,467
Posted By luhtag
Re: Heaving-To versus Bare Poles

Many years ago I would have put up the spinnaker.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,956
Posted By luhtag
Re: Was the freighter messing with me, or did I mess up?

Ships on the Great Lakes follow prescribed routes called Lake Carrier Courses. They are printed on every chart and freighters rarely deviate from them.

Coming out of the locks on an upbound...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,307
Posted By luhtag
Re: Navigators: The Sextant you own and have a License?

Master any gross tons steam or motor. Master of towing any gross tons. Sailing endorsement. First class pilot. PIC, TOAR, STCW, GMDSS, ARPA, QMED, Lifeboat, and every unlicensed deck endorsement...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 39,307
Posted By luhtag
Re: Dangers of LED navigation lights

I use LED lights exclusively for a number of reasons. They are more efficient and more reliable. But mostly they also cut through haze more effectively. There is an unmistakable spookiness to LED...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,204
Posted By luhtag
Re: How high can you point?

I can bench press about 220.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By luhtag
Re: Shroud Chainplate Consideration

For people referencing this thread in the future, if you are wondering about old chain plates, then just replace them. No matter how much of a pain, dig in and do it right.

There is no greater...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,869
Posted By luhtag
Re: Why do skippers yell?

Captains who scream and yell are afraid. Call it stress if it makes you feel better.

If you must raise your voice to be heard over the wind that is one thing. But screaming at someone, although...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 7,456
Posted By luhtag
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

The way I look at it, if you buy an old boat, you only have to fix everything once. Then you're good for a few years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 66,700
Posted By luhtag
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

There's a few out there. I think it tends to go in cycles. Maybe with a plethora of cheap boats available we'll see more and more.

I've been cruising since 23. I'm 39 now and cruise with me wife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,550
Posted By luhtag
Re: Condensation inside sailboat...

I just use a dehumidifier.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 01-02-2014
Replies: 14
Sticky: Kid Boat THread
Views: 3,777
Posted By luhtag
Re: Kid Boat THread

Kid boat in Oriental, NC until 1/12/13. Ages 5, 7, & 8. Then heading south. Will be in Stuart, Fl for a few months then on down to KW.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-02-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 8,021
Posted By luhtag
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

As a ITB Captain for 13 years now as well as a live aboard sailor I'd like to chime in here if I could.

Many of the comments on this thread are encouraging and spot on. In the commercial industry...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-17-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 28,751
Posted By luhtag
Re: Downside of living aboard

For me living aboard was the only option. Graduated college, got a job, bought a 25 Hunter Cherubini, and lived aboard for three years in Michigan. Winters up on stilts.

Later on when my wife...
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