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Search: Posts Made By: genieskip
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2014
Replies: 908
Views: 66,580
Posted By genieskip
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,844
Posted By genieskip
Re: Chart Plotter Location?

One at the helm and another, totally independent, at the nav table. As someone mentioned before, if you can't get to the buttons when singlehanding then all the options are useless. I use the one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,889
Posted By genieskip
Re: Pete Seeger died today

He lived a few miles North of me on the Hudson and we often ran into him at local events. I still have a vision of him picking up garbage and putting in the trash can while waiting for the train to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 8,144
Posted By genieskip
Re: What sailing gloves do you wear?

Never wore gloves.Probably never will
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,993
Posted By genieskip
Re: soft shackles

Couple of years ago I followed the directions on youtube and made one. Then another and another. Soon I was going crazy and making presents for my sailing buddies.

They are easy to make, once you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By genieskip
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Defender has a cheap ($21) controller for 12 volt solar installations. Think I'll get one and install it on the dink after watching MaineSail's video.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By genieskip
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Thanks for the video, Maine. I guess I instinctively knew that since every time I wasn't using the tender for any length of time I covered the solar panel to keep it from generating and overcharging....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,981
Posted By genieskip
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to tackle one thing at a time when they are interrelated. If you need lights then you need a basic electrical system, which can be extended to cover the iPad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By genieskip
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

I did a Transatlantic race almost fifty years ago on a boat that had one of those bell clocks. The problem was that the gears had slipped and it rang the bells one hour off, that is, two bells when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,640
Posted By genieskip
Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

There are a number of shops that make bags out of old sails. They will generally give you a bag (usually sell for around $100 or so, depending on size) in return for your old sail. If you can sew you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By genieskip
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

The problem here is that it is not as simple as just adding a forestay. Unless you have a telephone pole for a mast you will need running backstays because the tension on the forestay will bend the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By genieskip
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

I also had a hawk that loved to sit at the masthead and eat his prey. Found blue jay heads and other delicacies on the deck often. I bought something called bird-be-gone from Defender (strips of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,330
Posted By genieskip
Re: Jerry can & fender covers material?

Go to the Sailrite website. They have all the materials and also tons of (mostly free) instructional videos that you'll find very helpful in getting you started on many different kinds of sewing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By genieskip
Re: recommendations for halyard attachment??

I am slowly switching to soft shackles on my halyards as I get rid of the wire. They are easy to make and work great. Highly recommend them. I love the new cordage. This spring I will switch my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By genieskip
Re: Modification for adjustable genoa cars

Interesting. I have the setup on my boat and I am seriously thinking of getting rid of it. All that extra line is a pain and definite tripping hazard. In addition, when the sail is full it really...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-28-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,366
Posted By genieskip
Re: Hell Gate

Eldrige is your friend.I have been going around Manhattan, from the Hudson R to New England and Nova Scotia every year for more than a decade. Look up the high and low water times at the Battery and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,694
Posted By genieskip
Re: Last Boat- Time to look at the end game Cruising Boat

I haven't read the whole thread to see if it has been mentioned, but I would like to suggest a J40 or J42. It has many of the features you want except it has 2 heads (I use the aft head as FWG and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,729
Posted By genieskip
Re: Staysail vs Mast Furling Main

No, it should not be secured to the boom. In serious weather you want the boom lashed to something solid, like a boom crutch or lowered to the cabin top and secured there. The luff should be secured...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By genieskip
Re: Susceptibillity to Sea Sickness with age?

My understanding is that seasickness is caused by the fact that the eyes are sending one message and the inner ear a different one and that problem results in seasickness. As we age the ear gets less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By genieskip
Re: Setting up a spinnaker sock

It all depend on the size of the boat. On a 20 to 25 footer you don't really need a sock. On my 40 footer, unless I have a large and experienced racing crew aboard, I never fly the kite without the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 70,889
Posted By genieskip
Re: composting toilet report

Thanks, fireboat, I'll give the diatomaceous earth a try, even before they return. How much do you recommend putting into the airhead as a preventative?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2012
Replies: 442
Views: 70,889
Posted By genieskip
Re: composting toilet report

WOW - when I started this thread some years ago I had no idea it would get so long and would have so many terrific contributors.

I'm still using my two composters and loving not having to deal...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By genieskip
Re: Track to Hank

It will be a LOT more expensive to buy new sails than it will be to convert to hanks. You could even do it yourself for even less. Get a grommet tool and grommets from any supplier (sailrite is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,551
Posted By genieskip
Re: Does anyhbody still navigate?

I learned that a long time ago when the boat I was on, going from Bermuda to Halifax, was hit by lighting and all our electronics were fried. Of course that was a very long time ago, before loran...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,551
Posted By genieskip
Re: Does anyhbody still navigate?

I learned my navigation while preparing to be commissioned in the US Navy waaaaaay back in the late nineteen fifties and have used it for piloting since (though my celestial is way rusty, not having...
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