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Search: Posts Made By: jwing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,595
Posted By jwing
Re: Some people's children...

Sounds like every conversation where I work except the subjects are politics, college football, and how other people should raise their children.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By jwing
Re: Diving from Sailboat

OK, looks like our OP smurphy is leaning toward the hookah system. For you readers who are considering SCUBA, hellosailor's post #22 is worth a re-read. SCUBA certification is easy and fun and once...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,057
Posted By jwing
Re: Diving from Sailboat

I have found having a tank and BC very worthwhile for emergency uses. The scuba gear is bulky, but can be stowed at the bottom of the least convenient spot. I always have snorkel gear handy.

You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By jwing
Re: trailer sailor vhf

I have this one: Uniden VHF Waterproof Two-Way Marine Radio (MHS75). I like it just fine. The battery seems to stay charged forever on standby. I hear weather broadcasts on it, but I get better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By jwing
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

For me, it's all about adjusting my mindset and enjoying the best of what is available.

When I sail alone, it's all about the art of sailing: I strive to learn how to sail better, try different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By jwing
Re: Do Sailboats Sweat?

OK, but saying "boats sweat" often causes one to overlook that condensation is happening on all surfaces that are cooler than dewpoint, even if they do not "sweat." Have you ever seen a cotton shirt...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By jwing
Re: Do Sailboats Sweat?

No, boats do not sweat. Yes, water vapor condenses on surfaces that are cooler than the dewpoint temperature. Sorry to be pedantic, but it will help you understand. I keep my boat on a trailer at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By jwing
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

Don makes two excellent points, but they might not be the best approach in Eric's scenario. Here's why I say that:

Eric, you say you want to circumnavigate, yet your financial situation is such...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By jwing
Re: Best learning experience? Best sailing class? Where to go from here?

I know two people who sailed with John Kretschmer. They don't know each other. They both rave about how good their experiences were:

John Kretschmer Sailing - Schedule of Training Passages,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-06-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By jwing
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-06-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By jwing
Re: To survey or not to survey; that is the question.

My choice is #3.

If you are going to jump into the world of sailboat ownership, you should first educate yourself on boat design, construction techniques, inspection/survey, common problems and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,939
Posted By jwing
Re: New cooking pot 40% more efficient ("Jet engineer designs...")

The fins do not increase heat transfer into the pan. If that pan does indeed heat its contents faster, it is because the flared shape of the container keeps the rising flames and hot air in contact...
Forum: Chartering 11-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,528
Posted By jwing
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

Use the engine to have better control of the boat in tight situations, like mooring, anchoring, weighing anchor, dropping the mooring, navigating through the anchorage/mooring field, getting to the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By jwing
Re: O'Day Widgeon or Chrysler Pirateer

I'd lean toward the Widgeon for two reasons:

1) According to sailboatdata.com, they have the same sail area and LWL. However, the Widgeon is lighter, so the SA/d is 45.2 for Widgeon and 22.9 for...
Forum: Chartering 10-28-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,528
Posted By jwing
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

I agree with just about all the responses, keeping in mind that different approaches suit different people. However, I did not see what I think are four of the most important things for a beginner to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,549
Posted By jwing
Re: My crappy sail today

It may have not been the most pleasurable outing, but it sounds highly successful with problems handled, lessons learned, a story to tell, and no bruises to body or boat.

Bonus: no friends or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By jwing
Re: Can I get rid of the Bow pulpit?

I think the lifelines and bow pulpit on the C22 are there mainly for a seaworthy appearance. Because the side decks are so narrow and cluttered with obstacles, the lifelines are more of a hazard than...
Forum: Chartering 09-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,240
Posted By jwing
Re: BVI May 2015

Yeah, what FarCry said. I couldn't imagine chartering a sailboat with the thought that bars are the top spots; there's plenty of alcohol in my town. So I would be looking for the best...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By jwing
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

Me thinks that looks like a lousy place to sail into, even if the crew knew what them was doing. Me and my friends would anchor in the more leeward bay. Then us would take the dinghy around to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,423
Posted By jwing
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Don't let the armchair naysayer wimps dissuade you!!!! This is a fabulous opportunity for the first-time DIY sailor!!!! With your skills, you'll have that yacht fixed up in a couple of months of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,934
Posted By jwing
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

That's a great set of questions; thank you for asking! I'm looking forward to the responses.

This sentence made me chuckle:



In the internet forum world, a contributor may be admonished for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By jwing
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

I'm guessing Percy Priest and Guntersville have similar conditions. What I've learned about sailing in Guntersville is that the small boats go out more than the bigger boats (Hunter 29.5 = bigger). I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 8,153
Posted By jwing
Re: Learning Boat: San Juan 21 vs Catalina 22 vs ???

Hmmm, how the heck did that happen? I never go past the first page of the latest posts list. And EXACTLY four years late? That's suspicious. I'll blame it on Obama trying to ruin America, since that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By jwing
Re: Trust me! I'm an engineer!

That trackhoe paddling the barge was genius of epic proportion.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 8,153
Posted By jwing
Re: Learning Boat: San Juan 21 vs Catalina 22 vs ???

For beginning sailors with a tot on board, I believe comparing the design differences between old, trailerable cruisers in the low 20's is splitting hairs. The big differences will be condition of...
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