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Forum: Apps & Authors   05-25-2007
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 133,233
Posted By abbarr
Moby Dick is Fiction? Bummer :D Survive...

Moby Dick is Fiction? Bummer :D


Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson is Non-fiction

Thanks very much for compiling the list.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,058
Posted By abbarr
Jsd

I've been impressed about what I've read so far on the JSD. Most of what I like has already been discussed above. I find the data compelling. Lots of good info here: Jordan Series Drogue...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-18-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 6,552
Posted By abbarr
keep it simple

Tom,

My boat's 38 feet and I'm in pretty close quarters. I would suggest not complicating things further with extra maneuvering. Each approach will be slightly different depending on wind...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-15-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 7,742
Posted By abbarr
Out of sight out of mind is a great reason to...

Out of sight out of mind is a great reason to check on the state of your emergency tiller. When I checked it on a friend's boat, prior to cruising up the coast, i found that the coupling had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,048
Posted By abbarr
suggestions

It's probably teak, as that seems to be the most common wood used in marine applications. You can check with a couple of your neighbors to be sure. I would fill the holes with dowel and yes, I'd...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-10-2007
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 133,233
Posted By abbarr
a much better read

Survive the Savage Sea (Sailing Classics) (Paperback)
by Dougal Robertson

This is the skipper's original account of the ordeal later included in his son's version "The Last Voyage of the...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-08-2007
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 133,233
Posted By abbarr
The neglected genre...

Books not on the list:

Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm
by Tony Farrington

The Last Voyage Of The Lucette
by Douglas Robertson

117 Days...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,867
Posted By abbarr
Great boat for speed and beaching

I sailed an F27 from Sausalito to Tomales Bay and logged an average speed of over 15 knots with a top speed in Drake's Bay of over 18 knots. The boat handled extremely well and surfed over 8 foot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-03-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,575
Posted By abbarr
I don't see a problem with it in general

If the question is still unanswered it may very well be helpful to have someone chime in even four years later. It's not likely that it'll be helpful to the original poster, but like many posts, it...
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