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Search: Posts Made By: chip
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By chip
Re: A lesser known gale prediction trick

I've been trying to take note of the omens, but I think it's going to require more research:

Omen Potential | Sailing Fortuitous (http://sailingfortuitous.com/omen_potential)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

Thanks for checking out out boat log man. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I fly my riding sail off to one side, like a jib in reverse. It is dead flat (and tiny), so it doesn't have a lot of drive, but it does a much better job when it's working like a sail instead of like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By chip
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

A riding sail is different from a trysail.

A trysail is a type of storm sail flown at the mast to give you enough forward motion to maintain control in very high winds.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,706
Posted By chip
Re: The run aground poll

The only working depth finder on my boat is the 550 pound piece of iron that I affectionately call my swing keel.

I have a feeling I'm in for a rude awakening if/when I get a big boy boat, where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By chip
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

Yep. Tried there. Tried under the sink. Tried in the bilge (and no, not directly over the keel). No joy.

I hope to try again in a few weeks after sanding some of the texture off. I got a super...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By chip
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

Let us know how it goes azguy. I've got a shoot-thru-hull transducer and so far haven't been able to find a place to get a reading using the bag of water trick, squishing it down in wax, or placing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,246
Posted By chip
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I messed around on other people's boats a few times as a kid and in college, but I didn't really start to understand it until I got my own boat, my current Catalina 22.

She can be a strict...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 fixer upper

You can paint the vast majority of the keel just as it is. There's not much that's tucked away. Depending on your trailer, you might be able to lower it a little to expose more of it too.

If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,492
Posted By chip
Re: Problem with Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

Yeah, 20 years ago, GPS was still considered a US military asset, and had something called "Selective Availability" that intentionally degraded the accuracy for civilian users. It wasn't until the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,492
Posted By chip
Re: Problem with Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

Yeah.

Maybe it would be helpful to know that when you do press the SOS button, Spot doesn't even do the contacting. They hand it off to GEOS Search and Rescue and they contact the local...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,492
Posted By chip
Re: Problem with Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

You don't even need a scientific calculator or trig. A normal calculator would be fine, or some careful arithmetic. You just multiply the stuff to the right of the decimal by 60.

If you're given...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,492
Posted By chip
Re: Problem with Spot Satellite Personal Tracker

I don't think that's the Coast Guard standard. When I hear Sector Delaware bay giving coordinates, they use Degrees, Minutes, and Decimal Minutes (DD° MM.mm'), which is neither DD° MM' SS" (the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By chip
Re: Unreal storm...

That storm just missed us too and we only got a couple inches of snow. But still, it's almost April...

http://sailingfortuitous.com/in_like_a_lion
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 97
Views: 4,476
Posted By chip
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

I'm glad that some people are taking it easy out there...otherwise I wouldn't get to pass anyone at all.

Wall of Shame | Sailing Fortuitous (http://sailingfortuitous.com/wall_of_shame)
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,520
Posted By chip
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

You don't have those on your C22? I thought they were standard equipment, but I didn't really think about it that hard.

That's what I have. I run the sheet through the middle of the legs, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 4,469
Posted By chip
Re: Watches

I wear a Timex Expedition Tide/Temp/Compass watch. It's huge, and I'm not confident that any of the time/temp/compass features actually work, but I think it's cool looking. The clock part certainly...
Forum: C22 02-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By chip
Re: ahgottabote

Nice.

The swing keels are iron, and they rust like crazy. You could take it off and sandblast it or go after it with a wire brush and angle grinder and then quickly coat it in something, then fill...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By chip
Re: Hello from New Jersey

Yeah, me neither. I'm sure they're all fine schools.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By chip
Re: Hello from New Jersey

Cool. I went to Barnegat Bay Sailing School in Bayville. Great folks.

I now have a small boat on Barnegat Bay and also crew on a couple race boats, one on Barnegat and another on the Delaware...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-25-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By chip
Re: Hello from New Jersey

Ah, New Jersey.
Forum: Outboard 02-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By chip
Re: Outboard advice for 22 footer

I've never understood the "strong current" thing. Hull speed is hull speed. You could hang a 25HP motor off the back, and you still won't be able to get much over 6.whatever knots through the water,...
Forum: Outboard 02-20-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By chip
Re: Outboard advice for 22 footer

I would say nothing more than 6HP.

If money were no object for me, I'd get a Tohatsu Sail-Pro. It's a 6HP, long shaft engine with the high-thrust prop and generator already included.

On my C22,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-18-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 2,997
Posted By chip
Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

Yeah, the saddle is an LR Baggs LBC pickup. It's passive, so I use a short run to an outboard Baggs Para Acoustic DI to pre-amp it a bit.

It sounds surprisingly like a "real" nylon string with a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 2,997
Posted By chip
Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

No, not really. I used to be on mimf.com a lot, but I never showed much stuff there. I also don't do classical guitars at all. Classical builders are a slightly different brand of crazy from steel...
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