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Search: Posts Made By: SVAuspicious
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,947
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

You'll learn more racing other people's boats (OPBs). Check yacht clubs and racing associations. Google is your friend. If you can't find anything come back and ask. Someone here will help you....
Forum: Electrical Systems 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: fuse popped, ARRRG

Except that the engine makes a dandy air pump, as long as there is adequate intake area. Still, it doesn't come close to the airflow through a car or truck engine compartment.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

I like the sailing. *grin*

Our last trip to the Bahamas I took the boat down (offshore Norfolk to Marsh Harbour) and picked Janet up in Nassau. We island hopped through the Exumas for about three...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,947
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Are sailing schools worth it?

Go racing. At worst it's free. Some skippers will buy beer and feed you.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 853
Views: 46,387
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Janet and I spent Thanksgiving in the Bahamas one year. It was great, even if the canned ham was a disaster. Next time we do something like that we'll take smoked ham we can hang somewhere.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

Trinny hasn't been back for a while so we don't know if she is still reading.

I don't think it takes two years to get ready for ocean sailing. If that is your dream forge on. It shouldn't be too...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: To the Contributing Posters on this Forum.

Welcome aboard. Let us know how we can help.
Forum: Electrical Systems 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 766
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: fuse popped, ARRRG

Ventilation of a car or truck engine is much better than a boat engine compartment. All the sound insulation makes darn good temperature insulation. I haven't ever measured it but the engine room on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 5,860
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

420s are great learning boats. The difference between "really fast" and upside down is small and that is good for learning. When I sailed them there were also lots of sharp bits (rigging, fixed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I put a Davis Tiller Tamer on a Catalina Capri 22. It worked great and was fast. An athwartships line and a reasonable hitch or knot worked as well and only took a few seconds longer.





I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,165
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: in mast furling issue

Glad you got things sorted. Thanks for reporting back. Note that you can run into the same problem with jibs with too much halyard tension or too much backstay tension.
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Portable Generator

Definitely depends on the boat. On a Passport 40 with an enclosure it's just unpleasant.

On a boat with outboards the calculus changes. You have big gasoline storage anyway and a fuel line to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Crushed Cans

+1 on Sodastream. We really like ours. Janet has moved it home so we are back to cans on the boat except on longer cruises.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 886
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Jellyfish west/rhode river?

I was out yesterday and didn't see any jellyfish in the West. I wasn't looking from Auspicious but I was right down on the water dinghying around and didn't see anything.
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Portable Generator

I've delivered a couple of boats that used Honda generators for battery charging (AC to battery charger, not the DC output). It was a messy, smelly, unpleasant evolution while underway. I'd rather...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 5,860
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

It gets mess if men pee standing up. Take a look at the floor under any urinal on land. If men can't hit a target on land how will they do so as they sway back and forth on a moving platform with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Of course. They (or the staysail) wouldn't be much good otherwise.

Recognize that the runners are generally only needed upwind. You don't need them both - just the upwind one. When you tack you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Yes. I have a removable inner forestay and can point much better with staysail alone on that than a partially furled jib on the forestay. It's better yet with some main up but weather helm increases...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Hallberg-Rassy 40. I reef on the helm, not wind speed. Wind speed varies with aspect angle but the helm angle doesn't.

With a 100% jib on the furler I reef the main every time I get weather helm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 5,392
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Except toilet paper and Kleenex. Watch out for those. *grin*
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: My chart question again

You can get print-on-demand charts from any of these vendors: Nautical Charts & Pubs (http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/print_agents.html) .

As Donna said, NOAA charts are freely...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Crushed Cans

Are you stacking the cans on end or on their sides? I haven't had any crushing with cans on end. We often carry La Croix sparkling water and Canada Dry ginger ale.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 377
Views: 61,523
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Reality at Sea - For Cruisers, Singlehanders, and Normal People.

Actually not quite.

"Over" means 'I'm done talking and will listen for your reply.'

"Out" means 'I'm done talking and closing down my station.'

So "Over and out" means 'I'm done talking and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Primer Bulb kink

That would be my biggest concern - early cracking. It's a new outboard. Ask the dealer to swap it out.

Some tanks come with a snap-on fitting and some with a barb. Like you I prefer a snap-on - it...
Forum: Provisioning 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Biscuits on board

Check carefully. Most whole wheat products are a mix of whole wheat and white flour.
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