How many times have you been so mad at someone that you swore you would never sail with them again? If you've sailed with half as many people as I have then you know what I am talking about. Although there is one man who I believe I will never sail with again. Sorry folks but his idea dwelled on the disgusting side. Other than that there are probably a handful who I would prefer not to sail with and certainly do not encourage our sailing together.
Then, there are those select…Continue
Ever wonder why we do what we do?? Boating that is, for me it the "rush" every time I can get the rail in the water on a broad reach..or trimming the sails to get that last half knot going to windward. And there are the times when things happen that you have no control over at all, like "lighting strikes". A couple of weeks ago, not sure when, lighting hit something near the harbor, and we all walked around saying "sure glad that didn't hit me", well wouldn't you know many of us were…Continue
Does anybody know that dangers the oil in the Gulf of Mexico presents to sailing?
1. Will it damage my hull, or paint?
2. Will it clog my engine cooling water intake?
3. Will it burn out my AC?
4. what is the best defense? Should I take the boat out of the water for the rest of the year? Or maybe take it up a river and moor it in the river?
What says you?
You probably have all heard the time analogy that goes something like this: when counting down to the start of an olympic race, five seconds can seem like an eternity; when you are 5 years old your birthday takes a lifetime to arrive. When you are in your sixties, holidays come around quickly. Similarly, I have learned eight weeks of vacation goes a whole lot faster than eight weeks at the office. Not that I am complaining rather I am just feeling like my summer at home is whizzing by. No…Continue
Added by Kurt on June 20, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments
If you haven't visited my Examiner articles lately, and you like big boat racing photos, check out my articles on the Louis Vuitton Trohhy matches in Sardinia on America's Cup Class boats, and the Copenhagen Cup races in RC44 boats. There's also a video of the complete first race in the finals match between Russions and Kiwis. Here's the link: http://www.examiner.com/x-7657-SF-Boating-Examiner. If that doesn't work Google…Continue
Added by Laird Durham on June 14, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments
Some of you know I have gone mad and bought another boat. She has been on the hard for 7 years in Reedville VA.
Larry Willson had pointed me to a few boats down there. I found this one by chance. Really like these boats and got such a deal just couldn't say no. It looks like i bought myself about a year of work.…Continue
Is the iPad the future of marine electronics? Well, now I'm convinced it is.
When I heard that the folks at Outback Marine Australia had come up with a way to transform Apple's iPad into an integral helm panel instrument I realized that we're only a couple of steps away from turning it into the actual…Continue
Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on June 4, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments
Sorry about this one; But new here
Look at the word cens us Well ..... just got the 6th person at my door asking for my full name, Date of birth, and all persons in my house info. toooooo... Not to mention.. the person spoke broken" American" that wanted all the info. Unreal Ya.
6th time refused to give info. and now got a notice at my door " GOVERNMENT WILL KEEP SENDING SOMEONE UNTILL YOU COMPLETE THE INTERIEW "
Please let me know that others are…Continue