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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-07-2013, 23:11
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

Anyone want this soap box I seem to be standing on?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-07-2013, 23:10
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

Um, the boat was Dutch and she was in Irish waters. The Captain may have been somewhat familiar with the area, but I doubt that he was an expert.



In my experience, this happens much less on...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 29-07-2013, 21:56
Replies: 107
Views: 11,807
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Guns? Hunters?

LOL!!!

Since the OP is Canadian, I'll answer based on my Alaskan local. Just for fun. I sail with guns all the time. It's usually kept below, unloaded, somewhere safe and away from potential...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-07-2013, 18:14
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

Based off of what I've seen/read so far, I believe I can figure out a probable approximation of what happened. Note, this is purely my conjecture based on what I've seen.

The engine died, captain...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-07-2013, 14:24
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

Thanks for the AIS track. I'll agree to disagree on whether he should have been able to sail out of there. Being prepared to sail out of this and being able are two very different matters. He was...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-07-2013, 11:30
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

So far, besides hearsay from one member of this forum, I haven't seen any published statements that allude to sabotage or a known engine problem. If the captain thought that whatever problem there...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-07-2013, 18:10
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

Dramatic footage as the Astrid Hits Rocks And Sinks Off The Coast Of Cork - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DGJC9uFjn0)

Here is the video footage of the boat soon before striking the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-07-2013, 18:02
Replies: 108
Views: 10,521
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Another Lovely Old Girl Founders

It's amazing how critical people on this board without much information, and seemingly disregarding what information is given in the article to put blame on a 'stupid captain'. A couple of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 06-07-2013, 22:31
Replies: 1,085
Views: 89,232
Posted By Pyrate
Here's how a situation should go (happened to me...

Here's how a situation should go (happened to me last weekend). A cruise ship was coming down Gastineau channel while I was beating up it. I had crossed in front of the cruise ship a couple times...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-07-2013, 13:48
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Help Me Identify These Snaps

Carpet Snaps and Directional Fasteners from SnapFastener.Com (https://www.kingrichardco.com/carpetsnaps/)

These look like them.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-06-2013, 12:48
Replies: 41
Views: 17,348
Posted By Pyrate
Generally, monohulls will right themselves. In...

Generally, monohulls will right themselves. In calm conditions, they can stay upside down with some limited stability. However, in conditions that would causes boat to capsize in the first place,...
Forum: Meets & Greets 27-06-2013, 22:37
Replies: 64
Views: 4,472
Posted By Pyrate
Re: New Skipper, Old Boat

I'd say a more reasonable itinerary for you would be to take the first year and learn your boat. Maybe take it to Port Townsend, where they have some fine wooden shipwrights, and have them...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 27-06-2013, 08:11
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By Pyrate
Maybe have him on a leash whenever you take him...

Maybe have him on a leash whenever you take him off the boat. Then he'll know that without the leash, he should stay onboard. Also, you could possibly run a jack line on deck as a lead for him....
Forum: Meets & Greets 26-06-2013, 23:27
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Greetings from Alaska

I'm currently residing in Juneau and own a lovely sailboat that I cruise the inside passage with comfortably in my spare time. I know that there's a few boats for sale in town, though you're right...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-06-2013, 22:02
Replies: 127
Views: 19,255
Posted By Pyrate
For recovering my anchor, I generally hand over...

For recovering my anchor, I generally hand over hand the rode unless I need the windlass to break it out (rarely do I). When it reaches the half fathom of chain, I might hand over hand it if I...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 26-06-2013, 18:10
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By Pyrate
Re: 30' to 50' sail boat in the Washington area

For that price and with 3 people, I'd recommend narrowing your search to the 30-35' range. Get a good, reliable hull with a few extras (Autopilot/windvane, RADAR, safety gear, navigation equipment,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-06-2013, 18:06
Replies: 25
Views: 3,171
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Laughs: You know Someones not a Sailor when...

That gave me a good chuckle, OP. Hey, maybe he didn't sink because he's still perched on top of that rock! Tossing out the anchor and letting her fill to just below the floorboards will probably...
Forum: Challenges 26-06-2013, 17:56
Replies: 19
Views: 5,200
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Where Does Ballast Differentiate From Displacement?

Yep, more and bigger boats these days:viking::viking:
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 25-06-2013, 23:42
Replies: 59
Views: 7,019
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Toilet Paper - Poll

Double ply is fine in my Jabsco. Only one clog so far, after a big offering to the porcelain God, and I found mussel shells in the tube. They did NOT come out of me! This was after the boat had...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-06-2013, 22:27
Replies: 127
Views: 19,255
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Singlehanding Tips?

Yep, Gastineau Channel can be very similar with the Taku winds piping up in the afternoons. Some people call storms hurricanes. We just call it a normal winter. Storm surge? Who cares unless it...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-06-2013, 22:01
Replies: 127
Views: 19,255
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Singlehanding Tips?

Ahh, I forgot the PFD part. I'm always wearing when single handing, and not an inflatable. Due to the temperature, it's usually a Mustang jacket, but I've also got a lighter weight vest for the odd...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-06-2013, 21:52
Replies: 127
Views: 19,255
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Singlehanding Tips?

Just practice. If you're bringing others, don't ask them to help with the maneuvers. I've got a 30' full keel cutter with a 3.5 foot bow sprit and regularly single hand it in Alaska (anchoring at...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-06-2013, 21:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Pyrate
Re: Boat Insurance

I'd just shop around for insurance companies. Let them know what your plans are for the boat and a bit about it. My insurance is good for the inside passage and near coastal waters of Alaska. If I...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 25-06-2013, 08:52
Replies: 73
Views: 9,151
Posted By Pyrate
Re: June Giveaway - Boat Galley Cookbooks

Storing Coffee on a Boat (https://theboatgalley.com/storing-coffee-on-a-boat/)

I enjoyed all of the storing articles, but especially the one on coffee. I am a firm believer that without caffeine,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-06-2013, 08:19
Replies: 38
Views: 5,977
Posted By Pyrate
Re: USA Coastguard to stop monitoring 2182 and 2187.5

When I first joined the US Coast Guard back in 2000, they were already talking about getting rid of LORAN. It was not a spur of the moment, rash decision. It was simply antiquated by D-GPS. As for...
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