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Old 30-01-2013, 06:27   #16
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That's a relief!! Just remember - NEVER, not EVER, wrap a sheet around your hand.
Yeah.... leave em in the bunk where they belong...

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Old 30-01-2013, 06:48   #18
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Yup. That and ANY sheet at ANY time.

The previous owner of our yacht used to drum that into us the whole time. Then one day, whilst on passage to Bahrain and days from help, he went to sheet in the main, and wrapped the sheet around his hand. You guessed it already. He was lucky not to lose half his hand where that wrap nearly garotted it, and he still has a wicked scar there. Not to mention the inconvenience of then being a crew down effectively (although he could still keep watch, so that was fine!)
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Ahh... The first time you whisper along under sail...

Glad you got to experience the magic that only a tiny percentage of this world understands....

Congrats Moonpie... And Welcome...
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Yup. That and ANY sheet at ANY time.

The previous owner of our yacht used to drum that into us the whole time. Then one day, whilst on passage to Bahrain and days from help, he went to sheet in the main, and wrapped the sheet around his hand. You guessed it already. He was lucky not to lose half his hand where that wrap nearly garotted it, and he still has a wicked scar there. Not to mention the inconvenience of then being a crew down effectively (although he could still keep watch, so that was fine!)
Yup.... an old GF way back when was tending the Drifter as we were approaching Dragonera (Med) from Soller..
I saw the wind acceleration zone veering and coming up fast so told her to let go... she did not... next thing she'd shot along the cockpit seat and slammed into the cabin... there's a lotta force there..
Fortunately nothing worse than bruised pride and a shoulder..
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Old 30-01-2013, 09:03   #21
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Thanks for the warm welcome and the good safety tip that I will implement immediately!

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Old 31-01-2013, 05:08   #22
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Re: I'm in love

Hello Moonpie - welcome aboard!

Sounds like you are a cautious person taking things step-by-step (Banana River, ICW, Gulf Stream, …) and you are probably already aware that good preparation is needed for any successful sailing.

IMHO the three most important tips at sea are:
- watch out for chinese jibes (always sit down in the cockpit)
- stay aboard (pee in a pot)
- keep an eye on your crew (as skipper you have full responsibility)

Happy trails!
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Hello Moonpie - welcome aboard!

Sounds like you are a cautious person taking things step-by-step (Banana River, ICW, Gulf Stream, &hellip and you are probably already aware that good preparation is needed for any successful sailing.

IMHO the three most important tips at sea are:
- watch out for chinese jibes (always sit down in the cockpit)
- stay aboard (pee in a pot)
- keep an eye on your crew (as skipper you have full responsibility)

Happy trails!
Thanks for the tips
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
You're getting good advice. Any questions are fair game here.
Congratulations on the new to you boat and thanks for your service.
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Nice looking vessel if I do say myself. When, you do take your courses. I’d suggest you use your vessel to sail. I tried to sail there boats and found it harder to sail mine. I ended up hiring a captain to be with me for 6 months while I learned the ropes so to speak. Perhaps you could share more details about your sailboat and show some more detailed pictures. Lastly, Please.. do not try any offshore runs till you have your equipment totally checked out by professionals.
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Hi there! For the past 2+ years I've dreamt about sailing. Browsed classified ads, read forums and blogs, and in general just been fascinated with it. I was waiting for the right time and the right boat, when I noticed a boat online for sail right around the corner from me. Went and looked at it, and all of a sudden, I'm a boat owner. Teaching myself to sail and today went out for about 4 hours. Was SO good to shut off the engine and enjoy the peace and quiet. Pretty addicting. So much to do, so much to learn.

Just wanted to say hi.
Moonpie,

Nice looking vessel if I do say myself. When, you do take your courses. I’d suggest you use your vessel to sail. I tried to sail there boats and found it harder to sail mine. I ended up hiring a captain to be with me for 6 months while I learned the ropes so to speak. Perhaps you could share more details about your sailboat and show some more detailed pictures. Lastly, Please.. do not try any offshore runs till you have your equipment totally checked out by professionals. They will find things that you or friends will not find. Perhaps even show you things too. Be Safe.. Not Sorry!

Happy Sailing!
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Today I sailed with both my main and my jib. New levels of love <3
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Moonpie,

Nice looking vessel if I do say myself. When, you do take your courses. I’d suggest you use your vessel to sail. I tried to sail there boats and found it harder to sail mine. I ended up hiring a captain to be with me for 6 months while I learned the ropes so to speak. Perhaps you could share more details about your sailboat and show some more detailed pictures. Lastly, Please.. do not try any offshore runs till you have your equipment totally checked out by professionals. They will find things that you or friends will not find. Perhaps even show you things too. Be Safe.. Not Sorry!

Happy Sailing!
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Thanks for the tips, Richard. I had a rigging inspection done this weekend, and you can be assured I will not go offshore until properly trained. I have the ICW so there's no need for the ocean right now
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