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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,761
Posted By LManess
When I sailed from Panama to the Galapagos there...

When I sailed from Panama to the Galapagos there was no reason to use my engine. However, it is really nice to have when coming into a port. You can take the sails down, you can manuever easily...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-22-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 21,774
Posted By LManess
So, let me get this straight. We're talking...

So, let me get this straight. We're talking about alternatives to guns here right? So, now we're trying to convert a flare gun into a gun??? I thought that was what you were trying not to do.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,676
Posted By LManess
Well, I guess I should tell my up the mast story...

Well, I guess I should tell my up the mast story here - otherwise known as - it sure seemed like a good idea at the time.

I was going into an atoll named Ahe in French polynesia. One of the many...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-29-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 21,774
Posted By LManess
I know alot of people are wondering what to do in...

I know alot of people are wondering what to do in a port, especially if you have decided to carry weapons but now have turned them in to customs. Are you safe at night?

These are only a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,676
Posted By LManess
Well Smackdaddy you probably hit the nail on the...

Well Smackdaddy you probably hit the nail on the head. I find going up that mast a scary proposition but know that at times you don't have much choice but to just go up there and do what has to be...
Forum: Her Sailnet Articles   01-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 37,419
Posted By LManess
I cooked for only two. We had a thing called a...

I cooked for only two. We had a thing called a sea swing. It is a small gimbaled pot with a small propane can on the bottom for fuel.

When it really blows it's great. The little pot goes all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By LManess
Thanks for the info, I think you nailed it -...

Thanks for the info, I think you nailed it - Bequia.

If you don't remember their customs form, then they must have changed it since I was there. It was truly hysterical.

Linda
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By LManess
Are your rats healthy?

I sailed the Carribean many years ago and always was the first one off the boat checking in with customs.

I have told the story countless times about one very unusual island I visited that had an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 110,858
Posted By LManess
Oh, and I forgot one other advantage. If you are...

Oh, and I forgot one other advantage. If you are a cruiser with a full keel boat, you don't have to fiddle with your windvane as much as with a fin keeled boat.

Linda
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2012
Replies: 846
Views: 110,858
Posted By LManess
Well you might consider this. Your keel is...

Well you might consider this.

Your keel is what keeps your boat from slipping sideways which is why full keel boats track better and so cruisers like them. Fin keels are better for racing because...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 9,300
Posted By LManess
Well, you might try another tact. If you...

Well, you might try another tact.

If you don't want this debate, how about you just consider that you are alone sailing. Not literally, just in your own mind. Run lines, both sides of the deck,...
Forum: herSailNet   01-28-2012
Replies: 236
Views: 20,270
Posted By LManess
You know there may be a reason why women don't...

You know there may be a reason why women don't post their opinion.

When I was sailing full time again and again I saw couples sailing where the wife or companion didn't really want to be there. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 6,676
Posted By LManess
Perhaps someone could explain something to me...

Perhaps someone could explain something to me about the Top Climber. I just watched the video and and the line that's being climbed is fastened below to an outer rail and runs to the top of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-28-2012
Replies: 498
Views: 88,118
Posted By LManess
I can tell you how I got started, which might...

I can tell you how I got started, which might help.

I started on Lake Michigan in a small inexpensive boat - a Hobbie Cat - I know you are all laughing now - but it was a great experience - close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 5,041
Posted By LManess
Well I was in a Union 36. The boat I sailed had...

Well I was in a Union 36. The boat I sailed had a Hans Christian hull. Very thick fiberglass. It took a pounding for sure - broke all the igloo water jugs strapped to the rail. Had an outboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 5,041
Posted By LManess
I'm not sure why you're worrying about your boat...

I'm not sure why you're worrying about your boat sinking anyway. Don't hit anything and you'll be fine.
I once sailed through a hurricane single handed in the South Pacific in seas described as...
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