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Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By chall03
Re: New to Sailnet, new to sailing

Hey Thomas. Welcome to Sailnet and the world of sailing!

This is a fantastic site. Feel free to as any questions you may have, plenty of people around here who would be happy to help you become a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 2,663
Posted By chall03
Re: Why buy new rigging?

What do you use the boat for?

I find there are two schools of thought when it comes to rigging, extreme optimism and extreme pessimism.

Just because you can't see anything wrong doesn't mean...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 5,793
Posted By chall03
Re: Drinkingwater while cruising?

And try one of these as well.

Rainwater is pure, distilled water evaporated by the sun | RainSnare (http://www.rainsnare.com)

Yes you could make your own....we didn't. It's worth the price and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,642
Posted By chall03
Re: Coastal Cruising Boat Selection Help

WOW!

As for sailing with toddlers then yes we have been there done that and doing again second time around soon!.......Have a look at the sailing with children subform on here.

My quick tips. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,881
Posted By chall03
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Best wishes to you and the boys as always. You are an amazing father and an incredibly strong person.

Have a rum punch or two for me while your there.

Coincidentally 3 months from now will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By chall03
It is time to go sailing

When I joined Sailnet as a 21 year old on a dial up modem who wanted to sail the world it was initially to ask a question or two about how to get my little boat sailing properly.

15 years later...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 7,323
Posted By chall03
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

What SD would or wouldn't say "back in the day" is about as relevant as a limp turkey with flatulence.

Shitting on a guy who has lost his boat is deadset classless regardless of who said what to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 1,052
Views: 185,625
Posted By chall03
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

And you suddenly crave some sushi and a drink of water?
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-23-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By chall03
Re: Watch 4 minutes of children sailing happiness

Sounds like a great initiative.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   05-20-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 48,605
Posted By chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I just found this... :)

Associated Press
21st May 2014
San Diego

Cruising family begins event free circumnavigation.

Charles and Erica of the SV Larggard Heart a Swan 90 have recently...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 16,329
Posted By chall03
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Fatigue management is the major factor yes. Well for us at least it certainly is.



I disagree. While fatiguing, if your doing it right it should be easy and relaxing the last thing that should...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-08-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 48,605
Posted By chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Thats awesome.

Take your sense of humour, a bit of patience and you guys will have a ball. You know that though, that's everyday with a 7 month old.

At that age we got good at hoisting the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-08-2014
Replies: 619
Views: 48,605
Posted By chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

As I have said above there is an element a risk medically in sailing offshore, with the stakes being higher when there kids involved. We believe it to be a small mitigative risk.

I had a post all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-07-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By chall03
Re: Sailing Canada To Australia

Welcome to Sailnet Benny, best of luck with it all. It will be an adventure of a lifetime.

When you get back to Sydney I will buy you a beer :)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-18-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 69,327
Posted By chall03
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

For post 503 let me summarise this thread.

You can't fix stupid.


Rallies do not make cruising unsafe.
Weather routers do not make cruising unsafe.
Bad weather should not make cruising...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By chall03
Re: Hello fellow dreamers!

Hey Gedds welcome to Sailnet.

This is a great place to ask a lot of questions an get some good advice. Lots of good people with lots of experience.

Best of luck finding a cheap boat! ( I am...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   11-10-2013
Replies: 956
Views: 69,327
Posted By chall03
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

This thread would have to be the biggest heap of stinking armchair excrement I have seen on Sailnet in a while.

Two boats we know very little about have gotten in trouble offshore in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By chall03
Re: What do you expect a watch stander to to.

Firstly, we are cruisers who time to time take friends and sailing acquaintances as crew for multi day passages. We are not delivery skippers, and our experience is significantly less than those that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 3,071
Views: 394,221
Posted By chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Again great writeup Smack.

Agree completely with you about blisters.
Forum: Racing   09-26-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 12,167
Posted By chall03
Re: AC 34 - What If?

It was the foils.

Without dropping a bunch of names all over the floor, I heard that from a pretty close, reliable source.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 468,886
Posted By chall03
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

But Brent, Smack didn't actually say anything. He collated everything you said.

The naive amateurish misinformation was all YOU. Feel free to address your quoted comments however, several times...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,940
Posted By chall03
Re: Scary night sail

Great story. So glad you did share it. It put a smile on my face.

It really reminded me on a simple level what joy and fun boats, sailing and the water can bring to people.

I am glad you are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By chall03
Re: Re- introducing myself

Welcome back. Best of luck with the recovery and getting back out there.
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