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Search: Posts Made By: futureshock999
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By futureshock999
I agree with JimsCAL - this is an area that I had...

I agree with JimsCAL - this is an area that I had experience with when I bought my 1966 Nicholson 32 (they are prone to blistering). As I was told by an employee of the boatyard where she was built...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-12-2010
Replies: 571
Views: 142,432
Posted By futureshock999
Hmmm, it's embarrassing when you can't even put...

Hmmm, it's embarrassing when you can't even put "being aground x times" as your worst stunt.

I would have to say the time I rented a Hobie 16 off the beach in Barbados, on a day that was so windy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By futureshock999
Nope, if he was crossing oceans, I would have...

Nope, if he was crossing oceans, I would have recommended a hydrostatically released EPIRB. If he was coastal cruising I would have recommended an EPIRB or at least a PLB, both in addition to my VHF...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,148
Posted By futureshock999
Sorry, should have said that was already lead to...

Sorry, should have said that was already lead to the cockpit - which resulted in having to move have two people reefing, or me flying back and forth between the mast winch and the coachroof winch and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,569
Posted By futureshock999
Chris, You are very, very lucky on two counts: ...

Chris,
You are very, very lucky on two counts:
1) You have picked up sailing at a young enough age to actually develop your skills from a young age - which is a huge predictor of success if you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 8,362
Posted By futureshock999
If it is a piece of paper credential that you...

If it is a piece of paper credential that you want, my advice is to find an RYA-affiliated programme. ASA and other US programmes are well-accepted in the Caribbean and US charter markets, but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By futureshock999
You paint good gelcoat when it's 44 years old... ...

You paint good gelcoat when it's 44 years old...

Although I do sympathise - I bubbled some of the paint on my boat when I was using the heat gun and a scraper to remove the cockpit varnish on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,148
Posted By futureshock999
Hull shape

One thing that I have not seen mentioned in this thread is the factor of hull shape in determining how far heeled you should be. Some boats, especially racing boats built to certain rules, are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-10-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,694
Posted By futureshock999
Wink Cruiser here...

OK, I have a Laser, Soling, J/24 and J/30 past, so I usually love to play the lines and tweak things...

But my current boat is a full keeled, heavy cruiser, and she doesn't even HAVE a traveller. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By futureshock999
Icom or Standard Horizon

Title informs my brand advice.

A fixed radio with DSC is a must in my opinion, and should be integrated to your boat's GPS. This only takes a single cable, so don't be put off.

One other thing...
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