I don't have a boat yet, but I plan on getting one as soon as I can. I'm thinking about a used live-a-board sail boat between 40 and 50 feet, my retirement plan. I'm currently living on the "big island" of Hawaii and I plan on getting back to Oahu soon. I'm looking forward to the life of a sailor, but for now, i'll live vicariously through you guys. Need to get over my sea sickness though.
Yea, Yer comment sounded a bit enstranged, near threat i took it. Though am new to forums and the to-the-point comments one must make to get a clear message across, I may have been vague on my comment. I did not mean to imply I would be "packin" nor did i mean "packin" is the only alternative to defend/prepare oneself in the case of being victimized. My point was whether we pack, carry a kat, leave brownies, build bomb shelters in our bilges, sleep in our crows nest with one eye open -the methods we practice should be confidential therefore leaving 'the element of surprise' for the intruder. "Mum's the word" here. I am however enjoying yer ramping on the subject, and am quite entertained. Yer thread is stirring the pot here on the site, which the site needed, i was gettin stuff done on my house cause i was bored here. Just wish the comments were easier to track rather than goin through ever page to find the latest.
Steve, Im cool with a readd to freind list. Please feel free to bring back to yer myspace page (we're I too abandoned ye). I know I've had to offend alot more with with my context, so I need to learn to not take things so personal i reckon.
read lats and atrts and latitude 38 and cruising world and sail magazine--look in archives for the piracy articles and articles about the robbing of the teams involved in th e baja 1000......is alll true and is all documentable and documented. some folks have been doing this for many years....have fun and dont be paranoid about piracy/robbery on high seas.
You ride a bike yet talk as if you are risk-averse when it comes to sailing d8^)
Cruising is the logical progression from motorcycling - even more freedom but more comfortable (Mostly). Lots of old bikers out there cruising.
Laura and I had both crossed the Pacific as crew on other boats both together and separately before this last trip in our own boat. Nothing scary out there. Bad weather just is. You learn to deal with it. Just don't set off on a world cruise in a boat designed for cocktails at the marina.
Just got an estimate from Keehi marina... not going to Oahu! Will be going to Gentry's soon and see what I'll need to haul out there. Bring those beautiful babes along and you can go sailing with me anytime!!
BTW- That half moon area is Molokini Crater and is a nature preserve. Google has some nice picts.
"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…"