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Search: Posts Made By: VASailor10
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By VASailor10
Nick, I have an 1983 Catalina 22 than I used...

Nick,

I have an 1983 Catalina 22 than I used to sail on the Potomac, however now her home port is now on the Rhode River just off the Chessy. I looked and found a Catalina for sale at Washington...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-10-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By VASailor10
I think my point is being mistaken. This is only...

I think my point is being mistaken. This is only to be used in a dire dire emergency. AKA you losing your 50,000 dollar boat plus your 20,000 engine! And not to mention your invaluable life! If...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-09-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By VASailor10
Suction Salvage

I am currently reading One Hand for Yourself One for the Ship: The Essentials of Single-Handed Sailing by the experienced (over 400,000 miles) late cruiser Tristan Jones. It is a great read and a...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-04-2009
Replies: 412
Views: 99,056
Posted By VASailor10
The V-berth is...how should I say it? Very...

The V-berth is...how should I say it? Very ergonomic!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By VASailor10
Hahaha nice smack daddy.

Hahaha nice smack daddy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By VASailor10
Yeah I just used your standard BIC but a...

Yeah I just used your standard BIC but a windproof would have done trick nicely. However, I only light my cigars with matches, something just doesn't feel right with the torch.

I thought the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By VASailor10
Yeah true, and also try to get the largest ring...

Yeah true, and also try to get the largest ring gauge cutter possible so you can cut wider lines. They also sell double blade cutters that are like scissors so one can just simply open the cutter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By VASailor10
Essential Tool for Riggers

I have recently discovered an essential item we should all have in our bosuns bag granted it will set you back about $4 bucks: A standard cigar guillotine double blade cutter. Why spend a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2008
Replies: 254
Views: 21,166
Posted By VASailor10
Thanks again for all you've done Cam, and for the...

Thanks again for all you've done Cam, and for the update.

-Spencer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By VASailor10
Great pictures! That is truly remarkable you...

Great pictures! That is truly remarkable you should enter those in a contest or submit them. Theres this book called The Sea thats a collection of maritime photographs, most of which are powerful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By VASailor10
Great Post Bravo! You have chosen an...

Great Post Bravo!

You have chosen an excellent boat, and I cannot think of a more excellent first sail for a newly owned vessel. It sounds and looks like you had a great time and experience. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-19-2008
Replies: 496
Views: 78,753
Posted By VASailor10
Thanks guys this is a great thread, I would...

Thanks guys this is a great thread, I would recommend the The Complete Riggers Apprentice to anyone that is considering cruising. The tools of rigging will prove very valuable after heavy weather...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-12-2008
Replies: 496
Views: 78,753
Posted By VASailor10
Valiente, How would you go about rigging a...

Valiente,

How would you go about rigging a downhaul for a foresail?

-Spencer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 3,581
Posted By VASailor10
Nice Sperry Gold Cups Gui unfortunately I had to...

Nice Sperry Gold Cups Gui unfortunately I had to retire mine today after 2 years of pretty much daily use. Whats with the socks though!?

J34 I agree that white paint looks great you should get it...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-09-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By VASailor10
College Student Seeking Offshore Coastal Experience in Summer

Hello,

I am currently 18 years old and a freshman in college attending the University of Mississippi, but planning on transferring to a Maritime Academy. I have a 1983 Catalina 22 and sail on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By VASailor10
Mississippi Sailing

I went sailing yesterday for the first time since I left Virginia to come to Ole Miss. The University maintains 4 Escape 12', which is basically a wide kayak with a centerboard and a windsurfer like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By VASailor10
Nice video Gui seems like a great day! ...

Nice video Gui seems like a great day!

-Spencer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By VASailor10
Like you said sea tow doesn't come cheap! I...

Like you said sea tow doesn't come cheap! I think they'll learn quick!

-Spencer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By VASailor10
I am in 18 year old sailor, and own a 1983...

I am in 18 year old sailor, and own a 1983 Catalina 22 and sail it on the Chesapeake. When I was really little I sailed on my uncles j/105 but was just a passenger. I do remember one exhilirating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By VASailor10
Gui is a world class sailor and seaman, video...

Gui is a world class sailor and seaman, video extrodrinaire, Portugese tourist minister, and now cigar and wine aficianado?!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,693
Posted By VASailor10
Yeah I thought the same thing. However, it is...

Yeah I thought the same thing. However, it is not the weight of the mast that makes it difficult but the length. It is hard for a 6 foot man to weild a 50pound 30 foot pole. I don't know maybe my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By VASailor10
Cigars?

Does anyone enjoy a fine cigar or pipe while underway or docked/anchored. One of my fondest memories involving sailing was having a cigar and much a bottle of wine (while docked of course!) on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,693
Posted By VASailor10
I have a Catalina 22 and I have this deal that i...

I have a Catalina 22 and I have this deal that i bought with the boat its a 6 foot steel pole with an open block at the top. It is attached to the fore part of the trailer and when raising the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 4,769
Posted By VASailor10
Bossk, To tell you the truth I am not that...

Bossk,

To tell you the truth I am not that familiar with Diesels, however as everyone else said Fuel is the number one issue. I would flush out your fuel tanks completely and maybe get in the...
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-19-2008
Replies: 510
Views: 117,393
Posted By VASailor10
Does anyone know of a good book on Modern...

Does anyone know of a good book on Modern Sailboat Rigging? Every book I seem to find is about classical old fashioned rigging which granted has the same basic tenets of modern rigging except with...
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