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Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By willyd
looking for sailing opportunity in Seattle/Bremerton

I'm going to be visiting my folks in Bremerton all next week (8/29 - 9/5) and would like to find a boat that needs crew for the day. I own my own 25' sloop and have a modicum of sailing experience...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-15-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,585
Posted By willyd
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

This is hardly a Baltimore, thing, though, as I'm sure you know. Back when I wore a younger man's clothes I rode a bicycle from Severna Park to Seattle and there was fast food litter along the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,620
Posted By willyd
Re: CPES for deck core stabilization

The core of my deck is 3/16" hardboard. I had to replace a couple of soft spots on my afterdeck and an area near a winch, and I found out that at some point in the past, the previous owner had had...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-13-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By willyd
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-07-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Bravo, Bubblehead.

I spent the whole weekend doing yard/house work or messing around with motor vehicles. We just took all of the siding off of our house, so it's now tar paper and old shingles...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-03-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

So we go from icey wastes to gale force winds (http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/arnold_severn_river)? And if so, why on the weekend? They're calling for gusts to 53 early Saturday morning. Last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,869
Posted By willyd
Re: Tanker goes out of control on Delaware River

It's much nicer once you get past the C&D:

http://www.luxurytravelmagazine.com/images/article/Cruises/Seadream/Norway-Fjord-b.jpg
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-23-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I got out yesterday for a brief sail in the afternoon, but it was blowing up and down and all over direction-wise. It felt like it hit 20+ at times (heeling 30+ degrees with a reefed mainsail), but...
Forum: Racing Videos   03-20-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By willyd
OSTAR videos

Here's a newsreel for the 1968 Observer Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race (http://ostar.rwyc.org/?page_id=2647): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMMlLWDajGw Check out the hairdo at 00:29!

Found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,648
Posted By willyd
Re: Do customs officials mind being filmed?

check out the footage starting at 19:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMMlLWDajGw
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-12-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I think the statement is designed so that the ice will all melt by the time any mariner finishes reading the whole thing or figures out what it says.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-09-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By willyd
Re: crew wanted - Chesapeake Bay/Sound of Music cruise

You: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/avatars/catlady.gif?dateline=1342608841

Gretl: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/06/article-2519490-19E9746B00000578-826_306x423.jpg

Er, um, I don't...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By willyd
Re: crew wanted - Chesapeake Bay/Sound of Music cruise

Only if your wife escaped from a convent to marry you.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By willyd
Re: crew wanted - Chesapeake Bay/Sound of Music cruise

That's a start, but does your heart want to sing every song it hears? Plus, the actual tryouts will have to wait until my boat is no longer icebound. In the meantime, I'd appreciate it if...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-07-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By willyd
crew wanted - Chesapeake Bay/Sound of Music cruise

For my cruise down the Chesapeake this June I’ve decided on a Sound of Music theme.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/The-Sound-of-Music-CD.jpg

‎I’ll be renaming my boat...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-26-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,585
Posted By willyd
Re: Poll: Baltimore as a Destination

The Tic Toc club is closed.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-24-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I should put some pink antifreeze in my bilge as well. Maybe dribbling some in the cockpit drains would loosen things up, at least for awhile.

For what it's worth, my car...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-24-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Woo hoo! Time to dig out the shorts and flip-flops.

I spent quite a while Sunday trying to unclog my cockpit drains, which were blocked with ice. I bailed most of the ice and slush out of the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-22-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 9,309
Posted By willyd
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Better yet, the EPIRB, instead of having just one panic button, requires the user to push a series of buttons that indicate how they got into the mess, e.g., "Press '2' if you failed to heed the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By willyd
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

I sail up to my slip all the time, but I don't see how you can give advice to someone without knowing how the dock is configured and how high the pilings are and whether neighboring boats' bows...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,253
Posted By willyd
Re: The Chicken is on the market

No, it would be "I sailed over you." (back translation (https://translate.google.com/#zh-CN/en/%E6%88%91%E8%88%AA%E8%A1%8C%E8%B6%85%E8%BF%87%E4%BD%A0%E3%80%82))
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 10,253
Posted By willyd
Re: The Chicken is on the market

I actually think this was quite well put, and not an incidence of "ugly Americanism" at all. RD constantly tries to pass himself off as "da most educated" and yet refuses to edit his writing to make...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-15-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

There's another ten feet to go before she hits bottom, but she's already more or less hanging by the dock lines.

The water just a couple yards to the right is a lot rougher - it seems that the low...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-15-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
things ain't lookin so good down at the dock right now

someone was too dumb to take off the mainsail and loosen the dock lines in advance of the big blow we're having...
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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   02-10-2015
Replies: 327
Views: 18,204
Posted By willyd
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Sunday was nice, if a bit light, wind-wise. Even had my first grounding of the season while pretending that I was pointed high enough to clear a sandbar. Other firsts - got to use my air horn to...
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