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Search: Posts Made By: ericread
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By ericread
San Diego Day Sail on a Hunter 44

A group of us from a sailing club in San Diego had a day-sail on Sunday, August 22, 2010. Leaving Harbor Island at about 9:00 am, we set sail for Isle Los Coronados, in Northern Mexico. Our plan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2,251
Posted By ericread
I hate to be the downer here but I just haven't...

I hate to be the downer here but I just haven't had any difficulties in accessing the SN forums. Either at home or on my corporate network.

And before anybody starts hating on SN, remember that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,162
Posted By ericread
Rotate each of the guests at the helm for a short...

Rotate each of the guests at the helm for a short while. Have each of the other guests man a jib sheet or the mainsail sheet and constantly have them trim the sails. While it will be somewhat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
With all due respect, this is absolute nonsense. ...

With all due respect, this is absolute nonsense. President Obama originally annuonced opening of numerous tracts of offshore coastal areas for drilling. It was BP's gross ineptness that put a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
Let's not get ahead of ourselves on the...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves on the celebrations. The pressure on the cap is building much more slowly than expected. This could mean that the oil is saturating the sub-surface rather than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
In all seriousness, thanks to all of you who are...

In all seriousness, thanks to all of you who are engaging in this discussion in a polite and civilized manner. It is apparent that we all want this problem to stop, and I think all of us in the back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By ericread
Worms????? Geese eating crap????? I...

Worms?????

Geese eating crap?????

I thought sailing was supposed to be fun?

I'd better head inland immediately!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
I agree that we should suspend politics as usual...

I agree that we should suspend politics as usual in favor of a solution.

As for the Jones Act, McCain introduced legislation to repeal the Jones Act yesterday. And again, since the Jones Act...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
[QUOTE=KeelHaulin;619059]Maybe the EPA should...

[QUOTE=KeelHaulin;619059]Maybe the EPA should just stop sitting on their thumbs and let that giant oil skimmer go down there. You know the one that can skim 500,000 BARRELS PER DAY. Their entire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By ericread
Dammit! Another reason why I won't be able to...

Dammit! Another reason why I won't be able to sleep tonite... :mad:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 59,877
Posted By ericread
EPA Says Chemical Dispersant Is Far Less Toxic...

EPA Says Chemical Dispersant Is Far Less Toxic Than Oil

I love the name of the article. So if it's a matter of taking a "Really Really Strong Poison", or just a "Really Strong Poison", it would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By ericread
Oh my god!!! I just saw a Bloomberg Ad!!! Is...

Oh my god!!! I just saw a Bloomberg Ad!!! Is this manly enough for the Sailnet crowd?

:laugher :laugher :laugher
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,545
Posted By ericread
When I decided I wanted to singlehand, I started...

When I decided I wanted to singlehand, I started with a rented 22 foot dingy. After I felt comfortable with that, I went up to the Catalina 25.

The dingy let me learn (on somebody elses boat)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By ericread
It is indeed hard to keep a steady hand on the...

It is indeed hard to keep a steady hand on the camera as you fall.....

:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By ericread
I had to laugh at this response, bucause I too...

I had to laugh at this response, bucause I too think it is not a bad looking watch. While it is not a Breitling or a Rolex, it has it's nice features.

If you click on the ad, it actually is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By ericread
I think that age is fine - as long as they don't...

I think that age is fine - as long as they don't put the child in an Open 40 by itself and hope for a new circumnavigation record...

:p
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 07-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By ericread
I had to smile at Smacky's post. I have been...

I had to smile at Smacky's post.

I have been trying all afternoon to make a purchase online. At the point I confirm my purchase it fails. Then I tried to open a help desk ticket. But when it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By ericread
Actually, I was unable to see where this is...

Actually, I was unable to see where this is defined as a Men's watch. There are two diameters of bezels, which would indicate more of a Men's style and a Women's style.

My apologies to my earlier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By ericread
I also had to laugh at that ad. I could just...

I also had to laugh at that ad. I could just imagine the pitch. "Let's all go saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaailing". Or how about "Real men wear Chanel". Or even "Once we sell the sailing watch, these guys are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By ericread
One of the several versions of the "Nigerian...

One of the several versions of the "Nigerian Scam" letters. I have seen many versions, and this version gets a "C-" at best. The most convincing of the Nigerian Scam letters appears to originate...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By ericread
Well said Dog!

Well said Dog!
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By ericread
Diceman; I started this adventure in my...

Diceman;

I started this adventure in my early 50's, and I wanted to learn how to do it correctly. I vote for 4 days for each cert. When you're on the water practice the jibes, reefing your...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,953
Posted By ericread
Look for community college or Jr. college...

Look for community college or Jr. college classes. I took a couple of years lessons on dingys and 30 foot full keel racing boats and I think I paid about $100 for each five week session (certified...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By ericread
I have taken both ASA and US Sailing courses. I...

I have taken both ASA and US Sailing courses. I started with the US Sailing classes, and they were very complete. However, I found that US Sailing is really concentrated on racing. At the entry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 6,031
Posted By ericread
I, for one, believe that the original post...

I, for one, believe that the original post describes an actual emergency and that the person needs assistance.

That said, I would greatly appreciate a $1,000 loan from every one of you in order to...
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