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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-07-2014, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 548
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: 2,213
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: 538
Posted By mrohr
Forum: Our Community 12-07-2014, 07:06
Replies: 47
Views: 1,628
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: 882
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: 1,056
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: 293
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: 875
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 Positions: Wanted & Available 09-06-2014, 04:51
Replies: 7
Views: 547
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: 1,372
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: 2,916
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: 732
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: 1,831
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: 17
Views: 2,875
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: 1,100
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: 1,248
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: 3,113
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: 50,152
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: 1,797
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.?)...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-05-2014, 05:04
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By mrohr
Re: Opennion and or Advice (Battery's)

U consume therefore U must create.

There is no free lunch.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-05-2014, 05:08
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By mrohr
Re: Seperate engine bilge from rest

GILow in post# 2 above is probably onto something. I was boarded by the US coastguard a few years back and after somewhat casual inspection of my Contessa 32 ,he became very serious and inquired as...
Forum: Challenges 08-05-2014, 04:29
Replies: 357
Views: 20,983
Posted By mrohr
Re: Wife is close to axing cruising dreams

This is a sad tale oft told. My bachelor friends will often say that: " It is truly amazing how much grief a man will put up with just to get a little *****" ,all the while slowly shaking their...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-05-2014, 05:09
Replies: 91
Views: 4,989
Posted By mrohr
Re: How much Time is spent Actually Sailing?

Look out on any coastal body of water…Boats sailing are invariably local and out for the day. Those motoring parallel to the coast are usually trying to get somewhere; I say 'usually" because there...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-05-2014, 15:21
Replies: 91
Views: 4,989
Posted By mrohr
Re: How much time is spent actually sailing?

I consider myself somewhat of a purist…..might sail @ 2.5 kts for hrs. and one year had no engine at all and did quite well in my 10 ton sloop.But nowadays I do not have the luxury of infinite time...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 01-05-2014, 09:37
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By mrohr
Re: Sail Trim Article about Twist

Well, i suppose that adding twist to the main on a marconi rig could in fact reduce heeling in a gust or when overpowered , but my first choice would be to drop the traveler down and then see if...
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