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Old 15-10-2012, 10:18   #46
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Hey everybody! I appreciate all the support (the ones a bit more blunt than others, too).

A couple things that are, maybe, not evident: This has been my second sailing season (the first one where I have been sailing my own boats without an instructor. So, maybe my first one? First real one, anyway.) The boat that I just purchased I sailed for two days to bring to Friendship Harbor without any real incidents (well, aside from being concerned about the anchoring techniques) and last Saturday was the third (& final) sail of the season on her.

When I say that I let the boom out to right her when she heeled up, I did not let it swing wildly out of control, but let it out a foot or so to take some pressure off and make the boat more stable.

As I said yesterday, I am planning on going through the boat over the winter and going out solo in her a bunch next year so that I don't EVER have passengers have a bad experience.

And, for the record, I had the boat under control, though I did not see that gust coming.

I will youtube 'how to reef a sail' and be sure to practice that, too.
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Old 15-10-2012, 10:24   #47
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Re: A Reluctant Crew - What Do You Do?

Did you buy the boat or did you both buy the boat?

Like advice, don't give it unless asked.

Leave them at home unless they ask to go.

If they go then you can molly coddle them like most have said.
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Old 15-10-2012, 17:16   #48
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Re: A Reluctant Crew - What Do You Do?

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3. Let newbies know that you don't really need them to pull the strings, handle docklines, et cetera. It only stresses them. If someone insists on being given a job, I'll assign that person the task of doing dishes once we've returned to port. Otherwise, sit down and enjoy the ride.
That explains why I was in the galley all day - LOL...

Ok you did let me watch you hang the CF burgee while we were on the hook even if you did make me wear a harness and tether while on the foredeck
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Re: A Reluctant Crew - What Do You Do?

*snicker*

Didn't make ME wear one.... I even got to touch the wheel for a nano second, but I was so short I couldn't see over all the heads and I was relieved post haste ; -)
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*snicker*

Didn't make ME wear one.... I even got to touch the wheel for a nano second, but I was so short I couldn't see over all the heads and I was relieved post haste ; -)
I was talking about non-sailors, not you rubes!

If I remember correctly, we had to pry Ex-Calif's hands off the wheel in order to give other children a chance to play.
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...I do recall something about 'cold dead fingers....'


*grin*
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...I do recall something about 'cold dead fingers....'


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