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Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By rgscpat
PS, Eric, Next week, I'll be visiting my son in...

PS, Eric,
Next week, I'll be visiting my son in the Phoenix area...and he's a sailing instructor. There are sailors in AZ with whom you could visit, dream, plan, and test your ideas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By rgscpat
In regard to something that Hellosailor said,...

In regard to something that Hellosailor said, California only recently signed a boating safety education into law and the requirements haven't phased in yet. The requirement will likely be a one-time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By rgscpat
For some sailors, there's a wee bitty cultural...

For some sailors, there's a wee bitty cultural divide between racing and cruising...
One catch about getting a ride on a race boat is that the best skippers and boats generally have pick of the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By rgscpat
Yacht clubs, sailing clubs, co-ops, schools,...

Yacht clubs, sailing clubs, co-ops, schools, community sailing programs, and so forth, come in many flavors, budget levels, focus areas, weaknesses, strengths, and personalities. Some are more like...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-29-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,157
Posted By rgscpat
Re: need help my brain is toast

It seems some folks make it harder than perhaps it needs to be. As I understand things and could be very, totally, dead wrong...

Letters are
T true
V variation ... difference between true...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-28-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,157
Posted By rgscpat
Re: need help my brain is toast

Some of us don't have that chart, so we don't know the magnetic direction of the line made by the range itself. That combined with the perlorus bearing should give you the info to know what your...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-04-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

Would conditions have allowed you to set out with the sails down and paddle out?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By rgscpat
NOAA on-line charts to be permanently available

This may be somewhat old news, since the USA's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. (NOAA) announced it two weeks ago, but I don't see it in this thread category, so here goes...

Free NOAA PDF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina

There are some details or sub-topics to the safety and security aspect.

Boat US and others have done some work on evaluating what kind of marinas protect boats best during storms.

Having...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By rgscpat
Re: hi all from the crew on Orca

Nice! Welcome aboard!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-09-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 15,191
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

Hmmm,

The conclusion of the article that the sailboat technically was a stand-on (formerly right of way) vessel seems off for this situation, because San Diego Bay is a small place with a huge lot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,832
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Largest liveaboard *ever* sells for US .01

Uh, Ferret, the only way to get fuel oil to glow in the dark is to light the darned stuff on fire. Though there probably is hazmat in the form of asbestos insulation, grease, CRTs and various...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Americas cup triple touch penalty to Kiwi's

A bit simplified:

The Racing Rules of Sailing are a private contract between racing boats and an organizing authority in which the competitors agree to replace the standard IRPCAS/COLREGS or...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Help me change my pipe dream to a plan!

Liveaboard boats fit to take on the ocean generally are well out of your budget. But a boat that's good enough to learn to sail on and explore local, more protected waters, needn't be. Even a small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,643
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

If I were quite rich, a "Beowulf"-like Deerfoot/Sundeer (several models) would be lovely -- 68 or so length overall, designed for a couple to handle, but relatively tough boats and definitely faster...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,643
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

Here's a try at a more "real" answer...

I'm surprised you haven't heard from more multihull fans. If the weight is carefully managed and the boat is designed as more of a racer-cruiser than just a...
Forum: Weather   08-13-2013
Replies: 142
Views: 27,953
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Hurricane Preparation

Does your marina, club, or harbor have a storm/hurricane plan?
What are your responsibilities under the plan? What timelines do you have to meet or what info do you have to provide? Do you need to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2011
Replies: 279
Views: 86,692
Posted By rgscpat
Summary of Book Viewing Volunteers and regional sorted list

I mean boat, not book!

(And everyone remember this thread is for volunteering to help, and you know to PM people with any questions or requests, right?!)
...
(Use a private message for...
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