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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,131
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

Brokesailor, here's the source that brought it to my attention: http://www.sail-world.com/How_to_Undock_Your_Sailboat_with_Natural_Forces/86207

I've never tried to short a turn with a spring line...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,131
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

This is something for which I've been looking for an answer myself. I can't tell you how much stress I am under leaving my dock where I get crosswinded all the time. That, and I really miss...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Lot of good advice, thank you. I definitely appreciate the specific points and notes. I'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By jslade8581
Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Well, it's time to move the boat again. I'm looking to make an overnight sail up from Hampton VA (north of Norfolk) to Herrington Harbour South (south of Annapolis). Any time I make a "big" trip, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By jslade8581
Re: iPad users only

I'm not in my 50s, but I use my iPad 1 for navigation too. Remember you need the 3G version (cell version) to have the GPS. I use and recommend BOTH iNavX and Garmin's BlueChart because I like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,560
Posted By jslade8581
Re: RYA yachtmaster vs USCG license Captain vs ICC

RockDawg,

Your stories about deliveries are awesome. Here's my two cents:
1. If you want to do international deliveries or get a Captain's job on a non US-flagged vessel, get the RYA Yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By jslade8581
Re: I fell out of my Boat (not mob)

I only use the ladder for me. I lower or raise everything to myself using bags tied to a single line (or a convenient handle on the item). I've had friends break their arms falling down ladders.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 7
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Views: 659
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Visitor

Your boat must be comfortable - after all, that's the best seal of approval I've ever seen!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By jslade8581
Re: You are not welcome

The houseboats were lovely, but I got a feel that they were really little more than RVs on the water (in the sense of how they look and even how they're advertised). And personally, I very much like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By jslade8581
A Trip Out to Sea (Simulator)

I just saw this - intense.

Link: Sortie en mer (http://sortieenmer.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Engine room cleanup - better way?

Once I'm done cleaning it, I'm planning to put down an epoxy barrier coat. I hear that's the best to help protect it.

I'm also installing a soundproofing heat shield on the bulkhead and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By jslade8581
Engine room cleanup - better way?

Zephyr is in the yard for some work, and I started working on the engine room since the engine is removed for a rebuild. I'm going to show you a nasty picture, so if you're easily nauseated, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Delivery issues

Not sure if the OP is still looking for a place to start... Here's where I started: Chesapeake Bay Professional Captains Association. Google it and post a job, and you'll get a ton of responses. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 5,459
Posted By jslade8581
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

I'm a believer - my wife and I installed one on our boat. My dad, brother and I went cruising over the spring for about three weeks total, no issues with it. (We use the Airhead composting toilet.)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Funny Sailboat-for-Sale Ad

That ad was awesome.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-01-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3,071
Posted By jslade8581
Re: South from Beaufort NC to Fla

There's the option to use the 12-NM slue from Frying Pan shoals vice heading further offshore if you want to stay closer to land. Well marked on the charts, two buoys on station. Pretty neat to see.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,126
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Stove options

We have an Origo one-burner on our boat. The non-pressurized alcohol is relatively easy to find and it heats up FAST (much faster than we expected).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2013
Replies: 270
Views: 26,549
Posted By jslade8581
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Anyone use ships bells for time

We do it in the Navy. I like it.

I also enjoy when the ship I'm on uses pipes (the whistle sequence done by boatswain's mates).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,733
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Things lost in the water

Not my loss, but my dad's - after he ran us aground in the St. John's River, he decided to jump in to push us off whilst my brother and I were wrestling with the stuck roller furling jib (when it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-06-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By jslade8581
Re: North from Charleston

I just did a similar trip this past year, also in April. We went ICW from Charleston (left nice and early from Patriot's Point around 0530) and up to Georgetown in one day. We enjoyed two days...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By jslade8581
Rustoleum Transformations

I ran a search, and although there was some discussion, it wasn't clear that anyone actually went out and used it. I'm considering refreshing our galley and head countertops with this stuff - I'm...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Sailing from Little River Inlet, SC to Morehead City, NC

I think its useful to close up the thread with a quick after-action report, so here it is. We did the trip with no issues (besides my chronic sea sickness).

About a week before the trip I got...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Sailing from Little River Inlet, SC to Morehead City, NC

We'd be starting the day at the Crickett Cove Marina, which is about as close to the inlet as you can get!



Jeffrey,

Thank you for the in-depth reply, it was really helpful. I'm very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By jslade8581
Re: Sailing from Little River Inlet, SC to Morehead City, NC

Thanks for the information - based on what you've told me, I'll probably go outside from Little River to Cape Fear, inside on ICW from Cape Fear to Masonboro, then outside Masonboro to Morehead City....
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