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Search: Posts Made By: Atlas
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 01-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Atlas
Re: New Crew Member!

Congrats! That's one cute baby. :-)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Atlas
Re: Trying to get started Sailing

No such thing as a best area. Just stay in sheltered areas and don't venture out too far until you get the hang of your boat. Stay well away from commercial vessels, and get someone to show you any...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 10-01-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,373
Posted By Atlas
Re: How soon are they out of diapers?

Not diapers, cloth is the way to go. Lots of little sails to bend on :D
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Atlas
Re: Keeping it interesting for the kid

We have only locally built dinghies here - lightnings and a curious mongrel design based on the Seabird half-rater [url]Seabird Half Rater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Instead of being carvel...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Atlas
Re: Keeping it interesting for the kid

Hi Denise. As I said in my first post, the problem isn't one of safety or our fears. The sailing club won't allow kids below 8 years to sail even Optimists, so that's out of the question for 1 whole...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 09-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Atlas
Keeping it interesting for the kid

Now I don't own a boat, so I have to rely on the sailing club dinghies (1.5 hour commute one way to reach the club too :( ). Also, being quite a newbie, I always stay within the waters I know.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,412
Posted By Atlas
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

NOB - it's great that you feel that the boat checks most of the boxes. There's no perfect boat, and (to use the old cliché) you'd only be letting great stand in the way of good if you let her go.
Forum: News Feeds 08-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Atlas
Re: Coast Guard cutter fires warning shot at Iranian sailboat in brief altercation -

Since when did USCG jurisdiction extend to the Persian Gulf?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,082
Posted By Atlas
Re: Stupid question? Sparks when I connect inverter

Sparks even when the switch is off (obviously) show current passing even when the switch is off. Do you have a multimeter? You could check the resistance between the red and black battery clamps with...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-03-2014
Replies: 412
Views: 104,114
Posted By Atlas
Re: Living aboard - and sex

Sex thread ..... and a goat???? :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,938
Posted By Atlas
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

I didn't intend to be elitist or condescending, and I'm sorry if it sounded that way. However, it's obvious that the OP wanted to have a fun day on the water, but ended up with costly damage (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,938
Posted By Atlas
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

First mistake: you went out solo at the helm without first having gained some experience sailing with others more experienced. Sailing is a lot of fun, but can quickly turn fatal if you don't know...
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By Atlas
Re: Crewed for the first time yesterday - wow!

OK, at last a subject I can contribute my expertise to. ;-)

Other than the usual scraped knees, pinched fingers and onomatopoeia of the boom, I had one odd injury this last season. During a race,...
Forum: News Feeds 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Atlas
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

I had missed the information that the wreck was found inverted with (possibly) her keel missing. That does drastically diminish the survival hopes. Losing your keel suddenly like that is a very...
Forum: News Feeds 05-19-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Atlas
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

Am I being naive when I compare the search & rescue efforts for this yacht with that for the Malaysian airliner?

In the case of the airliner, the probability of finding anyone alive was zero a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 7,715
Posted By Atlas
Re: Fraud on the hook

I'm glad to see that most sailors (and most notably Pat Stockwell) are appalled by the behaviour of the Fata Morgana crew.

One would expect Stockwell to draw some grim pleasure from the fate of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,465
Posted By Atlas
Re: Fish club, or sex toy?

Well that's for the one on the receiving end to worry about. :D
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By Atlas
Re: Here's a funny question for ya.

Creepy! Like Hannibal Lecter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 2,670
Posted By Atlas
Re: Lack of Confidence

Excellent advice. Safety issues need to be tackled first. Next I'd look at the prop or some other small, isolated job which can give you a feeling of achievement when you cross it off your list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Atlas
Re: End of the sailing season

Well it rains nearly every day once the monsoon starts in earnest, and the weather gets very rough.

Our little sailing club has only open dinghies, so there's no cover either.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Atlas
End of the sailing season

It's curtains down on another sailing season in India as we brace for the monsoon rains. Four to five months of withdrawal symptoms ahead. :(
Forum: News Feeds 02-15-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Atlas
Re: Sailboat knocks out power on Sanibel - Island Reporter

Hope there were no injuries on board the boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 3,221
Posted By Atlas
Re: Holding tank size

If you're at or near a marina, just get your holding tank pumped as and when needed. When passagemaking, it flushes out directly to sea. So why do you need a big(ger) holding tank anyway?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-07-2013
Replies: 128
Views: 20,637
Posted By Atlas
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By Atlas
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