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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 3,316
Posted By gabachojefe
Is there another name for these things? I've...

Is there another name for these things? I've seen "fly" and Windex, but I swear folks around my sailing center call them "aerodex" or something... I'll surely ask next time I'm there, but it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By gabachojefe
Sailing in Africa?

As anyone who's seen my other posts knows, I'm really new to sailing, but I love it. Anyway, I'm moving to (probably) Benin, Guinea, Madagascar, or Cameroon next year. None of these are landlocked...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-22-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By gabachojefe
reefing

The PPSC has one reefing point on the mainsail... a good idea, methinks.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-09-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By gabachojefe
Thanks, folks. c2c: Definitely. I basically am...

Thanks, folks. c2c: Definitely. I basically am trying to get out onto the water in a variety of circumstances & as often as possible, though, too. On the question of my sail trim: I was definitely...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-05-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By gabachojefe
Newbie Single-Hander

So, I took my US Sailing course and signed up for a membership. Took my first single-handed ride today (the center's keelboats are Sonars). Any thoughts on how to trim the jib for least worry? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 18,596
Posted By gabachojefe
I'm with you, Sailor Jim: it's either a complete...

I'm with you, Sailor Jim: it's either a complete joke or a test of stupidy. Having already demonstrated mine, I'll bow out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 18,596
Posted By gabachojefe
Amazing the discussion even got this far. How...

Amazing the discussion even got this far. How about that quantum attractor?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 18,596
Posted By gabachojefe
No argument here; meant that you'd have whatever...

No argument here; meant that you'd have whatever speed you'd have in a similar breeze. I'll stand by my argument about interference, though: in anything more than a couple knots wind, you'd be doing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2006
Replies: 181
Views: 18,596
Posted By gabachojefe
Assuming you could find a place to mount this...

Assuming you could find a place to mount this fan-tasy, you'd only ever be able to go as fast as the breeze coming off the fan. So, in the doldrums, you might gain something, but the bow would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2006
Replies: 11
  ants
Views: 1,179
Posted By gabachojefe
Borax is nontoxic and reputed to kill ants.

Borax is nontoxic and reputed to kill ants.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-14-2006
Replies: 140
Views: 32,013
Posted By gabachojefe
Thanks, Harry. Makes a bit more sense to me now....

Thanks, Harry. Makes a bit more sense to me now.

Another beginner's question (feel free to yell at me and send me to a different forum): why an inflatable (automatic or otherwise) PFD versus a,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-14-2006
Replies: 140
Views: 32,013
Posted By gabachojefe
I'm a true greenhorn when it comes to sailing,...

I'm a true greenhorn when it comes to sailing, but this whole tethering business sounds too much like being keelhauled to my mind. I think I'll take the route of trying to make sure to stay on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-13-2006
Replies: 3,399
Views: 850,136
Posted By gabachojefe
Just learning... in Boston's Inner Harbor

Just learning... in Boston's Inner Harbor
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-10-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 4,839
Posted By gabachojefe
Also, not that Wikipedia's a 100% reliable...

Also, not that Wikipedia's a 100% reliable source, but it seems that "wearing ship" is just a jibe performed by a tall ship. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jibe
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-10-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 6,229
Posted By gabachojefe
Yeah, I gotta agree with Sailingdog... your men...

Yeah, I gotta agree with Sailingdog... your men need a good swift kick in the...
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