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Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: New Member, Crossing to Ireland from FL

Here's a great article with photos of an October storm. Only nutters would do it then and these Open 60's are definitely nutters. 60 foot of boat and half were forced out of the race on the first day...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What did I get my self into

Congrats! Thats a nice looking little boat!! $1,500 its a steal. Well done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,538
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
re: disappearing boat manufacturers

Well, yes, you are right.
Without getting into a geo-political argument Henry Ford said something like manufacturing at a price low enough for a person working hard can buy.
That's manufacturing......
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-09-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Going to Weather

Couple of tricks here.

There are distinct areas where wind does weird stuff that you only know about from local knowledge. Its been a long time since I did that run up and around Macinaw... I dont...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 1,955
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cruise ship thru Hurricane Hermine - Which route????

Off the New Jersey coast forecast

Buoy 75nm off NJ at Hudson Canyon actual
Wave Height (WVHT): 13.5 ft
5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 10 sec
5-day plot -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2016
Replies: 160
Views: 9,277
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Banned

Damn, i didnt read that thread because I knew it would be a lot of codswallop.

I am very surprised the Mods have banned Smack. He is like a bit of the furniture here.

So the Mods is justa bout...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-18-2016
Replies: 264
Views: 12,634
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Quitting Your Job, Sailing Away... Is it always rosey?

I have only read the first post. This may not be 'answering' the post.

The difference between working and cruising is the vicissitudes - the ups and downs in life.

At work (unless you own the...
Forum: Electronics   08-16-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 1,610
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX220

You are getting a new Garmin chart plotter?

Then it would seem to ve the better idea to have all your other units Garmin too. Then if something doesnt talk to another bit you can lump it all on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What's in your tool box?

Start with nothing.
Only take into your boat what you absolutely need for each job. Leave that stuff on the boat. And absolutely nothing else.

If done wisely you can fit a whole tool kit in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Some seriously big boats!!!

Nice camera work. and nice blend of fixed and airborne.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

I disagree with 5200 for at least one reason.

3oz tube (100 mils) $18.45!!!
If you are lucky to be in Amazons warehouse its still $11.

Where DAP Contact Cement is $8.48 for a QUART! (Litre)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

If you leave the two parts apart for the 15 minutes before you put them together you should be able to use it straight away. But I would wait 2 hours, if you can. I think with the patches I did at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

A coupla points:

If you do have to use repair tape use contact glue to fix it.
If its just a temporary fix for a afternoon race then sail repair tape is fine as the sailmaker can rip it off....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How crazy am I? Sail repair with tape.

Sail repair tape is absolute BS!
The cloth is about spinnaker wieght and the glue couldnt hold a stamp on an envelope!

Get a bit of old sail cloth, or a cut off, but propper weight you would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1,606
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: What do you allow in your head?

Yeah, good to see you are relaxing the total BS of many boats!

I buy toilet paper that's 2 ply or quite thick that's called 'Basic'. If it's called 'Extra Strenghth' or 'extra comfort' it means...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Customs processes in Caribbean

Its all simple
Its all visa on arrival.
Its different in every island.
Every major port you are likely to arrive in is a Port of Entry anyway.
Some islands can be a bit grumpy because there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By MarkofSeaLife

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Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-12-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: How'dy mate

Great photo!!


Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mystery sail found in my boats spare parts

There are plenty of idiots around who buy crazy stuff because they get some bee in the bonet about how salty it would be (see thread on not believing GPS and/or chartplotters).

As you say, stick...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-04-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 3,491
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dead Reckoning and GPS Combined?

Thats why a lot of people (older) like RADAR. Because it was invented in WOrld War 2. It was, by the end of the war, an absolute must have in each of the 3 branches of the services... Even the army...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-03-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 3,491
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Dead Reckoning and GPS Combined?


Momentary loss of signal is not what I mean. I mean a loss of signal for long enough to get a noon sight.

There hasn't been one in 30 years.

Find one and I will buy the beer. (Lite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,091
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Sailed my first gale, looking for constructive feedback on my decisions.

It sounds like you did fine.

A genoa only will not get you upwind. I think you know that now :)

Reef the genoa first done to 1/3 then start reefing the main.

When you are at the second reef...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Eastern Caribbean advice

What's SDR?

Get the hell out of the USVI as quick as you can. Its not cruising till you ate south of BVIs.

I would sail the boat to St Martin and leave it there for Christmas and the fly back...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,767
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: sailing with a partially furled headsail

I doubt any furler or any genoa cant be successfully partially furled. The technology has been popular for 30 years. So unless your furler and sails are over 30 years old you will not have a problem....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 3,031
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Thoughts On The Sailing Forums

I've never been on a sailing forum in my life.

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