Tall ship schooner sailor for 10 years in Key West....sailing is my passion but for now sailing in my dreams usually at least 3 nights a week! I`m raising my son in a liberal Ohio village-home of Antioch College...I teach English to Spanish-speaking kids...love blue water, coves, nature, animals, kids, growing things, laughing, good wine and food, music, arts, culture, remote places, speaking Spanish, the wind... I`ve been in 40 foot seas and now am sometimes in those same seas teaching inner city children...long to get back into sailing...
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Florida Keys, Florida coast, Bahamas-Cat Cay, Bimini, HighborneCay, Staniel Cay, Great Exuma-Georgetown, Great Inagua, Port Antonio, Jamaica, Fiji, New Caledonia, Sydney, Australia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, Cuba, and Dry Tortugas...there are more but these are by boat...
Make new friends who share my love for sailing-I could vicariously sail through your experiences! You can take the girl away from the sea, but you can`t take the sea out of the girl...fair winds and full holds...Cathleen
If ya miss the 40 ft seas, I'll post some for ya later. We had a nice little no name storm a year ago October off of Mexico, 40-45ft and 80 knot breezes. Took a couple of good 45° rolls.
Unfortunately left a million homeless in the state of Tabasco, Mexico.
We sustained some damage onboard but after dealin with it for about twelve hours, we made it into the port of Dos Bocas with no steering, which was fun as the last 30 footer crawled up the stern and finished tearing everything loose. Interesting day.
I'm from Troy Ohio, sail a MacGregor 22 and a Catalina 25 on Acton Lake at Hueston Woods. I'm looking to find some blue water crewing experience this summer. In the meanwhile, I'm having fun locally. Would love to hear more about your experiences if you would care to join me for a sail when the weather is a bit warmer.
I've been to Key West a few times myself.
Did you know Callee Frith Manning?
He ex: hubby Chris(?) was on one of those Cats in Key West.
Callee is back in Bermuda with her son.
Hi, Not many places to sail near Yellow Springs, no wonder you have to do it in your dreams. I sail my Bayfield 25 in Lake Erie when the water is not hard. I sometimes think I should move south to were you can sail all year long.
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters.
I‘m going to perform two tests:
- Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"