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Forum: General Sailing Forum Yesterday, 14:59
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By mrohr
Re: New toy: 9ft nesting sailing dinghy

More pics and details! Typ[e of rig,costs ,how joined,weight etc?

Very sweet!
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 18-07-2016, 18:28
Replies: 74
Views: 4,193
Posted By mrohr
Re: Persistent SeaSickness - Discouraging

Well, there are two stages:

1. You think you are gonna die.

2.You are afraid you won't

.................................luv you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-07-2016, 07:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By mrohr
Re: Marina recommendations in RI, CN, NY

Captains Cove in Bridgeport have cut me a few longer term deals. Eep. if you do not want el or water. Marina is totally safe ....neighborhood not so much.

..............luv you...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-07-2016, 04:13
Replies: 28
Views: 2,699
Posted By mrohr
Re: Free Rum Party NYC Monday 18th on my boat!

Hi Mark am only 90 miles away ( N. on H. river) would love to meet ,but working etc. ,etc. till August.
Love your posts and your irreverent style...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13-07-2016, 04:22
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By mrohr
Re: Poems for Sailors

The Articulate Sailor by James Tazelaar ,best collections of lyrical and profound excerpts from most of the vast sailing literature ,much of which I've read. If you don't know what to read next you...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-07-2016, 03:48
Replies: 35
Views: 3,699
Posted By mrohr
Re: Hand washing clothes on board

get a rectangular bucket and use your bare foot..learned that from the local women in some of the more remote islands,they also taught me.....................oh, never mind....................

Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 12-07-2016, 03:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By mrohr
Re: Crossing Russian Sea Area in Eastern Gulf of Finland

Love this quote!.......Raymond you are a dangerous man!
Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-07-2016, 05:24
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By mrohr
Forum: General Sailing Forum 06-07-2016, 03:52
Replies: 19
Views: 3,595
Posted By mrohr
Re: Ever been hit by a whale or anything else?

Spent a week in the Everglades alone (Wilderness Waterway) on my little 900 lb.sharpie.
quite a big thump on bottom one night while anchored. Too shallow for whales but there were plenty of big...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-07-2016, 03:00
Replies: 41
Views: 2,664
Posted By mrohr
Re: Why do power boats back in and sailboats pull in?

Have used slips where favored view is obtained by facing one direction or another........
Sun direction also can be factor,after shot day on the water might be preferable to have shade in the...
Forum: Weather 19-06-2016, 03:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By mrohr
Re: sailing into a storm

500 NM days? Oh ,Ill have to get me one of those . How many here have one? Are they US navy surplus?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 18-06-2016, 03:11
Replies: 72
Views: 4,737
Posted By mrohr
Re: Will the next generation still go sailing?

The appeal to myself ,and many, is to leave hurry scurry world behind and "get off the grid" to some degree.
Back to Nature ,if you will.....we are older and have some insights as to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-06-2016, 16:26
Replies: 69
Views: 6,153
Posted By mrohr
Re: Can a fireman force you to abandon your boat?

Be afraid,be very afraid. There is a world -wide trend toward Fascism,very pronounced now here in the US. The State and its minions trump (no pun) the rights of the individual esp. without due...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 11-06-2016, 04:23
Replies: 59
Views: 4,626
Posted By mrohr
Re: Three Sailors Rescued by USCG off Oregon

Yes by far the most likely one of the early events in a cascade that led to the rescue,explains the tattered jib.
One doesn't just jump overboard with a knife in ones teeth, swim under a heaving...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 10-06-2016, 05:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By mrohr
Re: Norman's Cay - Exumas

Went by but knew better than to stop and anchor back in the early 1980s
The drug activity was extensive in the Bahamas back then and was risky to be somewhere where drug transfers were taking place...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 07-06-2016, 15:48
Replies: 22
Views: 2,280
Posted By mrohr
Re: Do I need a storm trysail with in-mast mainsail reefing?

We used a small storm jib or storm staysail to good effect in an Atlantic crossing but have only had my storm trysail up once and didn't even need it then. Larry Pardy makes a very good case for this...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 06-06-2016, 03:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By mrohr
Re: Boom Vang and or Topping Lift

I prefer a vang and removal of topping lift,not only for reasons cited above,but the lack of the lift reduces windage .
I am in the market for a replacement of my current vang (simrad) and would...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-06-2016, 03:55
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By mrohr
Re: Do you guys check your bilges 6x a day!?

I am not living aboard now ,but will check bilges if boat has not been visited .for a number days.
IF making a coastal passage,once a day .

In the bad ole days when on an ocean passage,we...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-05-2016, 15:21
Replies: 258
Views: 11,427
Posted By mrohr
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 24-05-2016, 14:45
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
Posted By mrohr
Re: How Much Rode in the Tender?

An anchor that stows well in your dingy is a big plus, esp. in smaller inflatables.
Worth considering a a small drogue that will slow your drift away from land while you mess with your motor to...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 22-05-2016, 04:38
Replies: 26
Views: 2,524
Posted By mrohr
Re: Cat litter use for liveaboards

Many years back,while cruising on a shoestring,I would gather up some loose sand or maybe some sweepings from a handy gutter( complete with cigarette butts,bottle caps etc.),we called it City Litter...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15-05-2016, 13:14
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mrohr
Re: Favorite quotations?

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married!

H.L. Mencken.......(not a sailor,but maybe still applicable)

...............................luv you...
Forum: Our Community 14-05-2016, 03:27
Replies: 42
Views: 3,057
Posted By mrohr
Re: Hi all, First Post. What boat should I get?

Newbie in big new boat,big dreams but unwilling to walk before he can run?

Recipe here to turn new into old ; dreams into disappointment ;bravado into blood;

bank account into...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-05-2016, 18:11
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By mrohr
Re: Ohlson 38 refit

looks like my contessa 32 on steroids! lovely lines indeed!
Forum: Navigation 13-05-2016, 10:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By mrohr
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