"Very interesting to read your comments. They make so much sense to me.
As a mom, if I'd encourage my young teenager to undertake such a dangerous voyage and he would not come home, would /could I EVER forgive myself ? I could not. I could not…"
"I would not allow a 16 year old to take on such a journey.
At 16 the human brain is not fully developed, can not rationalize fully. So, I would fear that he would not make the right decisions when he needs to make them.
He has a lot of sailing…"
"Hi friend...what have you been up to? You have great pictures that would make great paintings.
Please post your beach rlated and boat ones here in our ART GROUP on Seaknots.
Are you painting anything presently?
I have added several boat…"
Hi, Mike. My boat is a 1970 Westerly Cirrus. It's a British-built pocket cruiser made for the rough Irish Sea and waters around the UK. Sturdy as a brick, but slow as a slug. It's 22' long and draws 3.5'. It's the largest 22' boat I've ever been on; 5'10" headroom, large v-berth, enclosed head with holding tank, galley, setee, etc. Sleeps four - drinks ten. Perfect for puttering around the bay and the occasional weekend trip. I looked at larger boats, but since I'm normally singlehanding I figured I'd be better off with something I could handle alone under any circumstances. I made the right choice. (But those classy 30' and larger boats at Toledo Beach still make me drool!)
Ahoy, Mike - and happy Independence Day. I was just cruising around on the site and noticed you're a bit north of me. I sail out of a small marina just south of Monroe. We were out enjoying Lake Erie earlier today, and we'll go out again tomorrow evening to watch fireworks in Luna Pier from the bay. Fair winds!
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"