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Search: Posts Made By: TomMaine
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 5,196
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Generator Etiquette

These generator threads make me realize how lucky some of us are on the coast of Maine. It sounds similar in other more remote coastal sailing grounds like the Pacific Northwest.

The poll tells...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,974
Posted By TomMaine
Re: To Sail or to Sit

From my perspective(typical)- a coastal sailor that owns an average sized coastal cruiser, has sailed the east coast, I could categorize sailing grounds into 3 groups:

One dimensional; The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Any passionate sailors willing to help answer a few questions?

That's a very interesting subject. I could see sails incorporating art forms. Especially in sailing schools and community programs.

The flower pattern on the cruising boat didn't seem right but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,974
Posted By TomMaine
Re: To Sail or to Sit

Very interesting thread. Having sailed out of Champlain for years, kept a boat down south for a couple seasons, I understand what you're saying. :)

And you've done this before-in part, but what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By TomMaine
Re: International Marine publishing is going away

That is sad news. They're right here in town, or were. IM closed their brick and mortar office years ago but I knew there were one or two local folks still putting out the books from their own...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Starting them out

Great boat, the P30. Congrats!

Don't set your sights too high on how much your family will get involved in sailing.

I hate to say that but it comes from decades of watching families come...
Forum: Electronics 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By TomMaine
Re: iPad 4 as a GPS ?

I've been using an Ipad with Garmin app for a couple seasons, and I love it! It's my main screen now but I don't trust it alone, so I back it up with my older onboard CP and an iphone(often more in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,511
Posted By TomMaine
Re: sailing as exercise?

We do a lot of sailing and combat the lack of exercise with rowing and walking/hiking on trails(a reason to visit a destination for us).

Either of those efforts can supply from moderate exercise...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Help me teach my wife navigation

My thought is, if she enjoys sailing with you, don't try to make her do what she doesn't feel like doing on the boat. It's not worth the risk.

My wife loves to be sailing and but she is not that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Mixing teak and mahogany: how ugly?

Mark is right about through bolting, but I broke that rule.

The last rails did some damage to the wood cabin as they invariably start to leak. Hand rails are high maintenance so I choose to screw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 7,133
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Good stuff here, especially the AP. I like to just sail when I'm solo. No time pressure or destination. It's also an opportunity to sail in and out of harbors, anchorages, onto moorings(with safe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Mixing teak and mahogany: how ugly?

Bleaching them a bit in the sun would be a good idea.

Here's the rails as I shaped them. You can just see the glue line and the bevel ripped in the stock. A 1/2" router bit cut the perfect 1"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Mixing teak and mahogany: how ugly?

I built replacement handrails for my boat a couple years ago. I didn't consider teak for the cost. My boat has a mixture of African mahogany(like the entire cabin) and original teak like the hatches,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How do I keep bow from falling off the wind anchoring?

I don't think so. I have a yawl and usually have the mizzen up anchoring under sail. Once you're anchored, it will help keep your bow to windward.

I like to furl my genoa before anchoring and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,175
Posted By TomMaine
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

I have a 14 year old Garmin b&w plotter that still works great. I had to replace the antennae a few seasons back.

I'm very glad it has held up because I've seen CP's evolve quickly, go down in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

An old Block Island 40 ketch in light air in the lee of the shore.

This really displays a design anachronism; CCA long overhangs-50's light air go-fast tool. :)

I wonder why the mainsail is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I really get what you're saying(some may chuckle). This series of shots I took years ago in light-light air, brings me back to the sounds and feel of generating sail. The slight bow wave forming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I finally watched All is Lost last night. A cold dark night on the coast of Maine, I found myself grinding my teeth watching that poor bastard die a slow death(I haven't decided if he survived or...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-16-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 59,141
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

When I read the winds were not cooperating, I worried for RUFFIAN. Iain and Fiona sail their passages, they have to. Even with their jerry jugs on deck, their range is limited compared to bigger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I appreciate reading how racers in this thread approach light air. Thanks, racers know how to sail in light-light air.

An accomplished racer I knew(J24 and lightning class) never offered much...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-15-2014
Replies: 956
Views: 59,141
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Thanks for your report. I don't know if you met Iain and Fiona(she loves your boat), but they 'rallied' to Bermuda.

Interesting report from them here on their passage.

Something strange...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

I think you're right, Jon. I have seen some light air sailing promotion in the daysailer market. I know it's part of the sales promotion, and hopefully some of the appeal. A Morris DS 36 in light...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

Another benefit for light-light air sailors, I think they sail more in and out of harbors, on and off moorings, even anchor under sail.
Knowing you can sail your boat through lulls and light air...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,555
Posted By TomMaine
Re: I can't kick the old school

You'd fit right in here on the coast of Maine. Schooner rigs are still an industry here after nearly two centuries. They're still working boats now hauling passengers(instead of cargo) on 2 hour to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

Good thought. Light air and thinking, they do go together. Sailing through a fog at a couple knots, it's hard believe what your ears will hear.
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