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Search: Posts Made By: Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

Well, gee. I don't. That's why I asked. Was that answer for both - or just the second question?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Get your nose out of your phone!

How do we know he's a passenger? How do we know he doesn't see this every weekend?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

That wasn't the swinging boom?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

...Or much of the spelling of the time was optional or has been abandoned since.

Makes it hard to do a search from complete ignorance.

Thanks again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

That was quick! Thanks! Ol' Richard does seem to have a little issue with spelling....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Vocabulary help - Two Years Before the Mast

So, I've been reading the book in my spare time. Finding a lot of words and terms I've had to look up. This one is escaping me....

geswarps



Anybody here know the definition?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,887
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Puget Sound, San Juans sailing tips and warnings?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 11,726
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

Okay. Another comment....

Pretty sure I saw this very same boat sailing (yes, with sails up) last week. Yeah, we were going faster (less slow?) But it didn't look like their day was sucking.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 11,726
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

The only comment I feel like making on this thread is to paraphrase our local dog trainer...."There are no bad sailboats....just bad sailboat owners."

Also kind of the same as with dogs, my heart...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Humbled

I started sailing on a Sunfish. Owned my own for a while - actually, two of them, but one was a basket case I used for parts.

It is fairly common on Sunfishes for the hull/deck seam to leak over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,033
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

I guess I can still comment, because I have built a boat (a SOF kayak). ;)

First - if in a dark ally you meet the man who can punch his fist through 1/8" plywood with fiberglass skin, don't refuse...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,192
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Very true. We are blessed.

OTOH...people have been sailing long before indoor plumbing, and are in fact, sailing even now in what most of us here would consider "poverty" (out of necessity, in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,033
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Question Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

He may be on to something in some way, but the idea of relying on those "wing-mounted" outboards for steering is a guaranteed fail. If simplicity was his goal, one has to wonder why he didn't go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Didn't mean for my post to be read as "pro-gas...anti-diesel". And didn't mean to imply that boats commonly burn or explode because of diesel. All I meant was that diesel igniting outside of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,247
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Oru Kayak: A quick review

Thanks for the review (first user review I've seen, BTW).

My only question about the Oru is just how well the fold creases will hold up. I know what they say on their website - but I've seen too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Don't have a photo to prove it (note to self - take the photo next time), but you should all see a steel-bodied diesel railroad locomotive that has had the body panels blown out from explosion in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,653
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Diesel isn't volatile like gasoline - but trust me, it will burn without compression. We burned diesel in our caboose oil stoves. Toss a burning paper into the oil pooled in the bottom.....fire in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,849
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

I am way too inexperienced to be giving advice here about sailing, but I did notice something of a general nature that bears pointing out....



At the risk of being obvious and even redundant,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Thanks, George. I was thinking that might be what you were getting at, but didn't want to assume. Yep, I've been keeping the traveler windward to center the boom when I can. My C-Lark didn't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: C-Lark Spinnaker

Does Ballard have the dimensions for your spinnaker, Black? If not, I can measure mine. I'm watching here with some interest since I have the spin, but not the pole. I do have some of the rigging....
Forum: Other Brands 06-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 5,816
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: c-lark rigging

Just comparing specs from my R20 and extrapolating down, 60" sounds about right. I might have to give it a try with my adjustable whisker pole before selling the boat. ;)

You ever sail Priest...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Sounds about how I've been handling the class jib, alright. I'm not familiar with the term, "upping the traveler". What is that?

Yeah - my first sail on the R20 was with the PO on Lucky Peak, at...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Excellent help, George. Next sail will be some interesting learning going on. :)

Funny thing...the PO never used the genny or the pole. He always was solo and always sailed Lucky Peak (had a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,293
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Thanks, George. I'll try applying this next time out.

So, it sounds like handling the whisker pole with genny in a gybe can be similar to the same move with a spinnaker pole, right?

In the...
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