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Forum: The Library 23-06-2015, 04:30
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By mrohr
Re: Best books for total beginners

[QUOTE=Cap Erict3;1853384]I am a big believer in getting blown onto a lee shore, experiencing unplanned gybes and turning turtle before you spend much time reading.

Get out and sail a punt on a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 07-06-2015, 06:36
Replies: 447
Views: 17,716
Posted By mrohr
Re: What Is The Big Deal About Single Handling?

It has been my experience that crew will not always be available at my chosen departure time, location ,schedules etc.,etc..So many erstwhile crew who already have their bags packed at a January...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 22-08-2014, 06:18
Replies: 29
Views: 4,591
Posted By mrohr
Re: Sailboat hits Main Street bridge in Jacksonvill, FL

Well Mr. Navigator, It does seem that 7kts. is a stretch, but you seem a little too sure of yourself. The current speeds speeds listed can easily be exceeded at other stations along any waterway by...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-08-2014, 05:33
Replies: 57
Views: 5,660
Posted By mrohr
Re: Is the liveaboard life still free and easy?

it is possible that an extremely resourceful person might be able to achieve an a extremely basic lifestyle in some backwater (bayou?),I met a few who did who did ,back before the contemporary...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 28-07-2014, 08:37
Replies: 106
Views: 8,665
Posted By mrohr
Re: Chesapeake Bay Anchor Holding Power Test

A characteristic not mentioned yet that I consider very important is the rapidity of setting.
That is: How long the anchor drags before giving its maximum holding power. A quick set is very...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 28-07-2014, 05:44
Replies: 24
Views: 3,911
Posted By mrohr
Re: My Worst Anchoring Experience....

Returning from the Bahamas I anchored below one of the lift bridges in W. palm Beach. Anchor holding fine with a number of other cruisers under my stern and turned in on a quiet night for some...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-07-2014, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By mrohr
Re: Ulterior Anchor Placement?

There have been some boats that have had a hawse pipe next to the mast and thereby storing the chain in the best possible place with regard to weight distribution i.e. deep in bilges and amidships.
Forum: Meets & Greets 12-07-2014, 11:21
Replies: 56
Views: 2,870
Posted By mrohr
Re: Old Geezer looking for Advice...

Yes …get in shape…many many ways to do it…but it helps if you have had an active life and are not too degraded and deflated.Once cruising your conditioning will improve significantly as long as you...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 12-07-2014, 07:18
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By mrohr
Forum: Our Community 12-07-2014, 07:06
Replies: 47
Views: 2,287
Posted By mrohr
Re: Poll-Sailing Experience

yes,yes ,yes,no,no,no,yes,no……..potentially interesting thread but needs to be restructured.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-07-2014, 04:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By mrohr
Re: How much chain

No mention of how far afield this cruiser is going. Agree 20 ' is probably fine for day sailing or a few nites in settled weather. A more extended trip to for a week or more would require the 1.5...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 11-07-2014, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By mrohr
Re: Anchoring: hints on how to pick a spot?

There is IMHO quite a bit of art to it, much of it born of experience.
Assuming you know how to deploy your ground tackle, here are some considerations, in random order:

1. Watch how boats...
Forum: Navigation 19-06-2014, 16:35
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By mrohr
Re: Hi, advice for good Hudson River anchorages for 5.5' draft sailboat returning fro

H. riv. with deep and firm mud will hold any craft using a cinderblock!!! As stated above, just check charts and depth. Most coves off the main channel have water that rapidly shoals.. so pick your...
Forum: Recreation, Entertainment & Fun 19-06-2014, 06:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By mrohr
Re: Acclimating to heat?

Fans,Swimming,Fans, Bimini, Fans ,Dodger, Fans, Buckets of seawater sloshed on deck, Fans, Keep out of the sun, Fans,wear a hat, Fans, Avoid sunburn, Fans.

I have 4 fans on my smallish boat: 2...
Forum: Crew Archives 09-06-2014, 04:51
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By mrohr
Re: Daysailing Hudson River Plus Cruise

Hi Dennis:If you recall ,I too have deep roots in New Paltz and surely we know many of the same characters, Will be in the Great Salt pond during race week and cruising about S. of Cape Cod on...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 07-06-2014, 06:38
Replies: 39
Views: 2,181
Posted By mrohr
Re: Riddle Me This? Propane Safety?

I have a compartment , former ice chest ,in my galley that measures 1 sq. ft . opening by 2ft deep, therefore 2 cubic feet volume. I store pots and a propane stove ( 1 lb. tank ) there.One day I...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-06-2014, 06:14
Replies: 44
Views: 5,080
Posted By mrohr
Re: Centerboards- A maintenance nightmare, or no big deal?

Never mentioned when extolling the virtues of a centerboard and its ability to get about in skinny waters which is certainly attractive is the nagging worry that with very little water under my keel...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 04-06-2014, 15:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,162
Posted By mrohr
Re: City Island, NY information

I have anchored without incident between CI and Hart Is ,just outside the moorings,also in flats below the Throgs neck bridge(either side).
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-06-2014, 05:39
Replies: 32
Views: 2,739
Posted By mrohr
Re: Single Handing for Beginners

This is another area where a tiller beats a wheel,assuming that the boat in question is small enough to accommodate the tiller.

Face forward,tiller between legs or against butt,take a few wraps...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 02-06-2014, 05:55
Replies: 103
Views: 22,402
Posted By mrohr
Re: Abandon living aboard

Well,I have lived aboard (marina type 2) ; cruised and anchored out exclusively (type 3) for two years;but have never done what I call type 4 cruising ,i.e. cutting all ties and sailing off into the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-06-2014, 04:25
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By mrohr
Re: Ideas Regarding Spray Cloths

I use a bungee cord, same color of my weather cloths. There have been a number of instances of stanchions bent and even ripped out entirely when a big sea boarded.
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 30-05-2014, 06:23
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By mrohr
Re: ICW in August?

Once picked up a boat in North Carolina in July……….Did the Great Dismal Swamp, rather it did us ! Yeah, think tropical Africa. Think African Queen
(FWIW one of the greatest boating movies...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 28-05-2014, 15:43
Replies: 38
Views: 5,144
Posted By mrohr
Re: My worst sailing far

I had a pot of boiling water pitched off a gimbaled stove onto the back of a bare leg……….
As luck would have it there was a cooler full of recently melted ice water nearby that I quickly poured over...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-05-2014, 14:53
Replies: 517
Views: 59,826
Posted By mrohr
Re: UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki missing in mid-Atlantic

keel came off? And the builder was?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-05-2014, 04:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,704
Posted By mrohr
Re: I hate steering wheels

Tiller is much easier if alone ,I can tack ,steer ,handle jib sheets drink and eat all the while by using hips to press on tiller and adjust course as necessary.Of course a larger boat (+ 36 ft.?)...
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