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Search: Posts Made By: killarney_sailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,942
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: How to run aground properly

The highlight of my grounding career was in a little harbour (forget the name) towards Cuttyhunk. The cruising guide suggested anchorages in both sides of a Y-shaped bay. There were several boats in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

I found on my Niagara 35 with a Max-Prop that I did not have prop walk in most conditions. If I wanted to goose the stern sideways I could by giving a hard burst of throttle. Seemed like the best of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Mr. Bligh's Bad Language

We had an interesting experience crossing the Pacific that was certainly not planned. We visited several places that were part of the Bounty saga. These included Tahiti where the crew became...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Main anchor question.

With the anchor on the left [edit, oops], if the wind switches in the middle of the night the boat will 'sail' over the anchor making the shackle slide up the slot to the other end. The boat pulling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Main anchor question.

Not sure about your description of the change since 3/8" is basically the same as 10 mm. The chain is more than enough for a boat and anchor of that size. I have 3/8" chain on a 40,000 pound boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Double Standards when it comes to the boat!

I am getting so much old line onboard I have to do something drastic. The tipping point was being tied up in Cape Town for a winter in an area famous (infamous) for the 50 knot winds that are pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,675
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Canada; UNSAFE FOR CRUISERS!!!

I would not want to cruise in this part of Canada today. Middle of frigging April and it is snowing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: How much planning do you do for an extended cruise?

Mark, what is the software for downloading sites? I have done it piecemeal including places I might go but am not planning to go. Would be nice to have everything available if needed
Forum: South America 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: South from Panama

We only went as far south as Ecuador which was pretty easy, if slow sailing. We met a couple of boats that were going to southern Chile and they both went Ecuador, Galapagos, Easter, Valdivia. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: How much planning do you do for an extended cruise?

We tend to plan well in the broader scale by having the boat ready to go and having the background information we can find at hand. After that we are pretty flexible within the constraints of seasons...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,561
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

So you don't go to Honduras, such is life. You pick your spots. When we were in southern Africa we were in Mauritius, South Africa, Lesotho, and Namibia. Didn't have enough time to do them full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

If you want to see a boat sail at anchor check out a Nonsuch - and no backstay for a riding sail although I guess you could rig something on the topping lift.

My solution was to anchor off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,561
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

We also have to remember that crime does not only come from locals. There was an uptick in thefts in St Martin when we were there and there was a lot of talk about the place becoming dangerous, etc,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: NEED gear

If you think you will be wandering far from home on Lake Huron you should consider Richardson's chart book instead of individual charts, which can rapidly get expensive. Richardson's is about the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,561
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

Travel in the interior can be much safer as well. Often the cities are the most dangerous places. You can't make broad generalizations. We have travelled for many weeks in the interior of countries...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 904
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

You have choices of 'next-gen' anchors without roll bars. Had the pleasure of meeting Peter Smith the inventor of the Rocna in Namibia of all places and he had a custom-milled version of a new anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: NEED gear

About the handheld GPS, if you have an iPad with a built in GPS you can get a chart package very cheap and you have a chartplottter of sorts. I assume you can do the same with an Android tablet but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Nylon or aluminum cleats on mast?

What are the cleats used for, the loads that they are being subjected to will have a major bearing on what material?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: My dinghy motor leaked.

I started out as a mechanical klutz and afraid of wrecking something if I touched an outboard or the main engine. Over the years I have found that if you are careful, take your time, in some cases...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I think a flopper-stopper goes in the water to stop the boat from rolling. Get one of those going along with a riding sail and it would be pretty comfy, as long as you did not have to make a speedy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: The Purchase of a New Genoa

Something else to think about. Depending on your boat and the conditions where you sail, a 150 genoa may be pretty large which means you either have to partially furl a lot (not good for shape,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Setting a trysail at anchor

I think you are confusing this with having a riding sail on the backstay. I guess you could use a trysail but it is pretty big for this usage.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Travel to Cuba

If you hold multiple passports I would not use the US one for the visit. If you are a member of SSCA you can go there an download a free, up-to-date cruising guide for Cuba. We may visit Cuba next...
Forum: News Feeds 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Cost for sailboat rescue: $663000 - U-T San Diego

I agree, I would love to know the assumptions that went into this calculations.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Clearance Agent Recommendations - Indonesia

Good suggestion to see who the Rally uses. How much time do you have? My wife is on some Chinese sailing discussion groups (there are two) and apparently some Chinese sailors arranged their own CAITs...
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