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Search: Posts Made By: Yorksailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,409
Posted By mr_f
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Apparently this really isn't true.



http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/catenary.php
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,409
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

OK, here's the general approach to proper anchoring. I can't tell from your description what you did, but perhaps this will help.

As you are aware, anchors only hold by digging into the substrate...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By Stumble
Re: When do coast guard regulations not apply?

Ok, I will say it again with more authority and cites. While racing the only rules that pally between racing boats are the Racing Rules of Sailing (or local rules). The colregs do not apply (at least...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-29-2014
Replies: 820
Views: 43,242
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Why on earth would I take a writing course - which imposes an arbitrary schedule and does not adhere to USCG standards?
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-14-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 43,242
Posted By outbound
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

By 1995 I had done multiple Marion/Bermuda and a Newport Bermuda race as well as several passages to Caribbean. But then in 2002 stopped sailing for 8yrs. The world has changed in those 8yrs. Before...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-14-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 43,242
Posted By capta
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I'm sorry gentlemen and ladies, I really tried to stay out of this, but I just can't.
I've made a dozen or so voyages from the NE to the Caribbean, even one around early February on a 50 footer...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-11-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 43,242
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I've read most of this thread, and have formed some strong opinions.

After careful consideration, I've decided not to share most of them because:

1. I am still unsure of all the facts, despite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Heat Shrink Terminals

Nylon terminals with heatshrink over are ok, but more time consuming than terminals with heatshrink. It is also not as easy to get a good seal near the ring part of the terminal. Here is a link with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,130
Posted By RichH
Re: Miami to Bimini

Damn good advice
Definitely thats the best way to get to Bimini !!!!! Ride the GS instead of fighting it. When going to Bimini, I typically anchor/wait at Rodriguez Key for my jump-off spot.
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