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Featured Blog Posts – January 2010 Archive (6)

Winter Blues

Winter in Pensacola, we've had some really cold, wet weather this winter. Not very good for sailing, and our channel is due to be dreged in January/February. It's a good thing since I can't get out in the bay during the winter low tides. But the dock time has been good for doing maintenance jobs that need to be done. I replaced the accumulator for the fresh water system, changed the oil in the engine, pulled up all the floor boards and cleaned out the bilges. We also removed the old mainsail… Continue

Added by Bob on January 31, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Jack of all trades or Master of One

Sailing around the world or even around the lake has inherent dangers. There is the possibility of falling off the boat, being hit in the head with the boom, jamming your feet on the toe jammers that decorate the deck, getting your fingers caught in a cleat. While no one goes to sea wishing for an accident, sailing like all sports must be approached with a bail out plan.



Taking on the challenge of skippering a 28 foot monohull in our local women's series is a job I take seriously.… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 31, 2010 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

Splice the Main Brace --- Bits of interesting stuff

Splice the mainbrace

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Splicing the mainbrace aboard HMS Wren during World War IISplice the mainbrace is an order given aboard naval vessels to issue the crew with a drink. Originally an order for one of the most difficult emergency repair jobs aboard a sailing ship, it became a euphemism for authorized celebratory drinking afterward, and then the name of an order to grant the crew an extra ration of rum or… Continue

Added by Terri on January 23, 2010 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

Getting ahead of myself?

Some would say that I should finish the "Across the Pacific" series before I start something new. OTOH, I have the opportunity to interview the local Boat US Vessel Assist Captain here in Seattle so I am going to go for it; hoping I will be able to spend a day on the water with him.

Do any of you have any questions you would like me to pose?

This promises to be a very entertaining and educational experience: Stay tuned.

Added by Orvil Newton on January 16, 2010 at 8:04pm — 8 Comments

Jessica Watson

Golly, another heroine takes my spot. Twenty something years ago I was in such awe when I saw Tania Aebi's pix on the cover of Cruising World. I wouldn't even tell my sailing friends or colleagues about her great adventure. Although I did cut the page off and framed it. Several years later I finally hung it in my office at work. Now, Jessica Watson at age 16 is passing Cape Horn. CAPE HORN, alone, on her million dollar 34 foot monohull. It does anger me that the headlines all say she is sailing… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 12, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

New Years Sail

Met a bloke and his wife the other night on the dock. Did a few hours sailing early this morning 10-15 knot breeze. topping out around .6.7 knots on a Hunter '38. Easy breezy, too easy as they say in the coral sea. A bit chilly, sorta like NZ in summer...

Added by James Hyde on January 3, 2010 at 1:06am — No Comments

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Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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 Mike"
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