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Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-08-2015, 07:56
Replies: 103
Views: 4,748
Posted By mrohr
Re: Is it possible to haul in all chain by hand?

Some thoughts worth trying and/or thinking about: Any breeze at all, 1st step is get the main up esp. if alone…engines do die unexpectedly and one less thing to do once anchor is up and underway.
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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 21-08-2015, 06:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,982
Posted By mrohr
Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

FYI : rig is not a gaff rig ,but rather a spritsail rig. fairly common in smaller dingys.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 21-08-2015, 06:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,824
Posted By mrohr
Re: Why are our words for waves so inadequate?

Best is Beaufort scale……Devised to describe a fully developed sea state as a result of various wind strengths. Most today use this scale to describe wind strength, which is ok,
but not as useful as...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-08-2015, 04:36
Replies: 53
Views: 3,096
Posted By mrohr
Re: How often does a cleat snap?

………………………………………………………...Some years back, ,a boat ran aground on a jetty wall that submerges at high tide here in Kingston. A fellow boater tried to pull him off…..cleat pulled out from deck( of...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 12-08-2015, 05:55
Replies: 73
Views: 5,584
Posted By mrohr
Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Well of course ,a well equipped and thought out cruising boat is pretty close to an island getaway ,with the added bonus of mobility to locations that will give you access to many of those things...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-08-2015, 06:41
Replies: 73
Views: 5,584
Posted By mrohr
Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Many ,many in the Bahamas,but no water,so bring ,or catch your own.

I my girlfriend (later my wife) and I were offered an Island to live on by a charming British educated young man named Terry...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-08-2015, 05:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,019
Posted By mrohr
Re: Seized Deckfill Cap

i have the same issue on my 30 y/o Contessa 32. I just take the water hose below decks l
and fill my tank thru the inspection cover to the tank…….end of issue. This simple work around would have...
Forum: Our Community 04-08-2015, 08:07
Replies: 67
Views: 7,440
Posted By mrohr
Re: What to do - crew dies at sea?

O.K. What happens? Peter Tangvald (sp.?) lost 2 wives at sea;! was shot by pirates inSE Asia and the other lost in an accidental gybe.
Tillman also lost a crew member in mid Atlantic. Lotsa...
Forum: Our Community 03-08-2015, 15:54
Replies: 67
Views: 7,440
Posted By mrohr
Re: What to do - crew dies at sea?

Burial at sea in the old sailing war ships : deceased sewn into his hammock with final stich thru nose (to confirm death). One large cannonball sewn into hammock at the foot, the rest you all know....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-08-2015, 04:45
Replies: 27
Views: 1,498
Posted By mrohr
Re: Companionway door ideas

For serious weather, hatchhboards are available ,otherwise stowed. 99% of time I have a piece of heavy translucent plastic attached to top of sliding hatch and long enough to reach below the opening...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-08-2015, 05:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,654
Posted By mrohr
Re: Fast Sailing Dinghy as Tender?

The same old story as with all craft………If you get something that does it all, you will have something that will not excel in any one area and of course the converse is true.
Get a dingy that fits...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 01-08-2015, 05:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By mrohr
Re: Beach Cruising Everglades National Park

Hi again,I did go in winter mosquitoes not so bad….I did not mention them in my post above since they are a given ,esp.w/no breeze, but never had to wear my jungle bee keepers type hat. The...
Forum: Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 31-07-2015, 15:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,730
Posted By mrohr
Re: Beach Cruising Everglades National Park

Hi…Yes ! I did a solo 100mi. cruise from Chockaloskee to Flamino along the Wilderness Waterway 12 years back.Great trip ……but contact the Everglades national park service and get there 2...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-07-2015, 18:31
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By mrohr
Re: Looking for gaff rigged sailing tips

Cool looking craft,looks like a lot of sail area so I would want the 2 reefs pictured in photos. Dingy sailing is total fun and with what appears to be a narrow beam the crew ill be lively hiking out...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 27-07-2015, 06:30
Replies: 223
Views: 13,342
Posted By mrohr
Re: When we shouldn't encourage people to "just go"

Hi all, I'm new here,but I know many have adventure experience, so your advice will be appreciated.
My life is very dull and I hate my nowhere job so I just need some adventure and cannot afford a...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 21-07-2015, 06:29
Replies: 56
Views: 5,296
Posted By mrohr
Re: Could Not Weigh Anchor Today

Lotsa good advice/ideas here.
Boatman et. al.have excellent sugestion regarding "sailing out the anchor", for a full description see Erick Hiscocks books.
Those that use the recommended patience...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 18-07-2015, 04:20
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By mrohr
Re: Non-Nautical Aboard

Well, there is an old saying that the 3 most useless items aboard a British warship:

1. A ladder

2. an umbrella

3. a naval officer !

……………..luv you all……………….mike………………………………………...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-07-2015, 17:35
Replies: 30
Views: 1,824
Posted By mrohr
Re: Adding engine room vent

i owned a sailboat that the genoa sheet winch base was also a vent.

Base was fabricated of galvanized steel with a baffle that excluded water unless deck at cockpit was completely submerged to 5"...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-07-2015, 04:13
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By mrohr
Re: We have a heater, but is it needed?

Well the other argument for a good (i.e.vented) heater is to dry out your cabin and wet deck gear after any prolonged bash to windward or foul weather. In those conditions even the driest boats tend...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-07-2015, 14:25
Replies: 28
Views: 3,251
Posted By mrohr
Re: Why isn't the boat facing into the wind at anchor?

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To test if the tidal current is effecting the way your craft is laying to her anchor,try changing the position of the rudder… if current rode your boat will change her orientation to the wind.
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Forum: The Library 23-06-2015, 04:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,586
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: 19,312
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: 4,699
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: 5,817
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: 8,931
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...
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