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Search: Posts Made By: Minnewaska
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 215
Views: 12,183
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I believe the USCG/Navy would allow the option, but I understand that would have been a beat for weeks to get back and he had a sick baby with little to no comm capability. Could you imagine beating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Oh yea. We back into our pier side slip, down a fairway and "parallel park" between two other boats. Reverse performance is terrific. Once I get her moving in reverse, I just pull the throttle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Our Max Prop is now ten years old and has performed like a champ. As mentioned, it feathers (twists parallel to the direction of the boat to reduce drag) when not being turned by the motor. If it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bowline on a bight

That makes more sense, as to why you want a loop. I'm curious, however. Do you keep both ends of your long line tied to the slip, or do you remove one end, so you can drop the loop earlier on...
Forum: Cruising Videos 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,945
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Paragon's North Atlantic Adventure

The real cruising life!

Looked like a rough one. Poor Mo. Nothing worse. Seems to be a trooper though, since she's made it to Iceland.

Great documentary. Thanks for sharing. We just...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Buying a boat without a sea trial-what might we miss?

I was not referring to it literally or legally. I meant that, practically speaking, the owner has no choice. Any reasonable buyer will want a sea trial. Yes, one could offer their boat "as-is",...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Arrrg

Being disappointed in oneself is a self inflicted wound. You are the judge and jury, pardon yourself. You own a house and boat, which literally puts you in the top 10% or 20% of wealth in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Arrrg

Denise, the plan sounds fine. It seems that boat expenses are causing real stress for you. Why not sell the Oday and get a smaller day sailor, without systems? Maybe even a trailer sailor, if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Bowline on a bight

A bowline on a bight should have two loops in the middle of the line. Does yours?

Anyway, why not tie a normal cleat hitch in the middle and continue on with the long bitter end?

If I were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Almost all boats in our marina are launched without the owner present. The skiff ties up along side and hip tows you to your slip.

I was there once and motored her out of the slings. The guys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

I would think it unlikely that WM would have yours in stock.

It may be cheaper to pay the yard to get it off, or at least easier to deal with. They've likely faced hundreds of tough ones and have...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Buying a boat without a sea trial-what might we miss?

Tell the owner, that is a major red flag that something is wrong with the boat. The owner has no choice, but to allow a seatrial. However, the expense of doing so, is usually the buyers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

For a moment there, I thought you were going to say the whole job was a snap. I was very happy to hear it. Unfortunately, you're stuck right where everyone gets stuck. Those couplings are often a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Travel to Cuba

Best place for info is the State Department website. It will link you to other sites for deeper explanation. You can receive a license to travel to Cuba for educational, cultural, etc, reasons. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Nettle Net

I don't get the cooking oil, but a body skin is not warm. The alternative is to avoid the water altogether, which is hotter.
Forum: Chartering 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Pirates bight at norman island reopens after “make over”

Skip the lobster. Have a great time. I highly suggest playing shut-the-box at the bar on Cooper Island Resort, drinking painkillers during happy hour.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Temporary stanchion repair

Seems you have plenty of advice on how to splint the stanchion. The project just reminds me of a common revelation. Many times, when faced with digging into the nooks and crannies of the boat, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Travel to Cuba

It's not technically possible, as you have fees to pay and I believe you are required to have Cuban health insurance for your stay. I suppose someone, out of the goodness of their heart, can pay for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 215
Views: 12,183
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Everyone likes a good car wreck, where is the thread? :)

I think the discussion isn't as much about an inspection solely for safety sake, but some minimal demonstration that you deserve to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,529
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: The run aground poll

The last time I ran aground, wait, I mean the first time, wait, I mean the only time, wait.........what are we talking about?

Well, a few years ago I had my daughter and 7 of her teenage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Nylon or aluminum cleats on mast?

I too would try to avoid cleats on the mast, when possible. Especially any redundant cleats that wouldn't be wrapped underway. Somehow, jib sheets, spin guys, etc, all find them.

I know that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I think that may be the brand anchor sail that we have.

I've taken it out of the bag a few times, laid it out to set it up for the first time, given up, and repacked it. :)

It's not rocket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Nettle Net

Wouldn't just the dive skin do the job?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 752
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I would never fly a trysail as an anchor sail. You might actually create a small amount of lift/drive with a trysail. An anchor sail has no shape and only acts like dart feathers.
Forum: Cruising Videos 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: A Conversation with Mark Lucas the Rigger

The best advice when working with boat yards, is valium. Lots of valium. If you've taken your limit and it's not working, give some to the yard tards.
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