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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,324
Posted By rgscpat
Weevils... Jack Aubrey dishing Stephen Maturin. ...

Weevils... Jack Aubrey dishing Stephen Maturin. (Patrick O'Brian)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By rgscpat
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

Seems too easy here to be comparing apples and kumquats. I guess not every incremental boat dollar is spent in the same way, and so different ways of spending boat dollars would result in different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 2,247
Posted By rgscpat
Re: First time I swore at a customer

Scary thought: This owner doesn't sound like the worst, by any means. He actually listened to you.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,142
Views: 226,618
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Maybe keels and rudders need their own ratings?
Cat A keel, New England rock ledge capable in a noreaster... Cat D allowed one gentle coral sand grounding per year at Key West low tide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,324
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Many of the novelty flags have lameness potential, but context is crucial.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By rgscpat
Re: ASA for someone with experience?

ASA has a challenge system; you can pay a reduced fee to spend a little time with folks at a school and take a test.

From the school website for Island Sailing:
"
ASA Certification Challenge
...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   06-02-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 9,728
Posted By rgscpat
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-31-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 9,728
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Outcome, from the victim, Hans Rijsdijk, in the report on Noonsite:
"I was diagnosed with a broken arm and a crushed finger apart from multiple bruises and machete cuts, later increased in a Sydney...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 9,728
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

Hans Rijsdyk told their story on Noonsite on April 21.

They had a security grate on Pelikaan. Hans came out into the cockpit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By rgscpat
Re: What is your favorite month to go sailing?

Any month with an "a", "e", "u", or "r" in it, or any day of the week ending in "y" (in English).
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,995
Posted By rgscpat
Re: What do I need to enter Mexico by sailboat from Key West, FL?

Do any "special issues" apply ... traveling from the US as a non-US citizen or resident, or with minor children for whom you are not parent or guardian, guns, prescription medications/special health...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,774
Posted By rgscpat
PS, Eric, Next week, I'll be visiting my son in...

PS, Eric,
Next week, I'll be visiting my son in the Phoenix area...and he's a sailing instructor. There are sailors in AZ with whom you could visit, dream, plan, and test your ideas.
Forum: Racing   04-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,241
Posted By rgscpat
In general, a slower boat should prefer that you...

In general, a slower boat should prefer that you pass to leeward and not mess up his wind. If someone is stupid about that, you could sit on his wind until he realizes what an ass he's being. And,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,230
Posted By rgscpat
One other difference witwith a smaller, simpler...

One other difference witwith a smaller, simpler boboat is that you ficus more on the sailing, instead of being distracted by all the systems.
Forum: Racing   03-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By rgscpat
Is this focused on a new racing skipper who'll be...

Is this focused on a new racing skipper who'll be entering a keelboat in a fleet handicap race? How many racing situations would fit well within the scope of one webinar, and are there some you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By rgscpat
In regard to something that Hellosailor said,...

In regard to something that Hellosailor said, California only recently signed a boating safety education into law and the requirements haven't phased in yet. The requirement will likely be a one-time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By rgscpat
For some sailors, there's a wee bitty cultural...

For some sailors, there's a wee bitty cultural divide between racing and cruising...
One catch about getting a ride on a race boat is that the best skippers and boats generally have pick of the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By rgscpat
Yacht clubs, sailing clubs, co-ops, schools,...

Yacht clubs, sailing clubs, co-ops, schools, community sailing programs, and so forth, come in many flavors, budget levels, focus areas, weaknesses, strengths, and personalities. Some are more like...
Forum: Racing   03-19-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,052
Posted By rgscpat
1. Gimballed mug holders. 2. What were...

1. Gimballed mug holders.

2. What were settings compared to tuning guide or sailmaker guidance?

3. Good crew can also tweak for slow if you need to "sandbag" to fool others into thinking your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By rgscpat
Are there folks who might have piled up some...

Are there folks who might have piled up some weeks of Owner's Time?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By rgscpat
Maybe laughing at the agent's presentation and...

Maybe laughing at the agent's presentation and questionable judgment, but definitely not at the owners' situation, which is all too poignant and sad. The point is made yet again that the future is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Diamond in the rough?

Well, maybe a lot of wax.
" it appears to need tires."
"I was not in the condition and very scared to climb up on boat to take pictures of the inside."
"I'm sorry my information is very limited...
Forum: Racing   02-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Rule 18.3

If I were running a protest hearing or arbitration you'd be cross-examined until the original description makes much more sense.
Rule 18 applies to boats on different tacks at offwind marks, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Mast Question

Some yacht and sailing clubs, marinas, etc., have mast-up storage lots with an unobstructed path to a boat ramp or launch hoist/crane. If you can keep the boat in such a place, then you can have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,324
Posted By rgscpat
Flying would be a good way for lame pirates to...

Flying would be a good way for lame pirates to get around but what happens when they meet the flying pigs?
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