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Forum: Navigation 22-11-2021, 08:10
Replies: 88
Views: 6,089
Posted By Jdege
Re: 1 Minute = 60 Seconds?

Most of this discussion focuses on angular seconds and minutes - fractions of a degree - as is appropriate.

But I feel compelled to point out that since 1970, there are only usually sixty seconds...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-11-2021, 19:51
Replies: 77
Views: 5,345
Posted By Jdege
Re: Thoughts on ketches and yawls

My Herreshoff Meadowlark is a ketch.

The sails are manageable. I can even muscle the masts around by myself.

The mizzenmast is at the cabin aft bulkhead, so it doesn't clutter the cockpit at...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-10-2021, 11:01
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

I'm descended from John and Priscilla's granddaughter, Hopestill Alden Snow.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2021, 16:35
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

My understanding is that jibing is faster, requires a smaller crew, and imposes less strain on the rigging.

But that tacking is possible. Except that it's not so much tacking as we do fore-aft...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2021, 15:09
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

I heard a comic from NDak once, taking about how her Norwegian ancestors crossed oceans, rivers, forests, and deserts to find the one place in the world that was just as f***ing miserable as the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2021, 12:47
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

Watch the video in #18. Even when they tack they lose ground.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2021, 11:03
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

Hence The Courtship of Miles Standish (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Courtship_of_Miles_Standish).

Standish's wife died in January 1621, Priscilla was the only surviving single woman of...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-10-2021, 08:25
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By Jdege
Re: Sailing Tactics on the Mayflower

Three points:


They couldn't sail as close to the wind,
Usual practice was to wear and gybe,
And while "tacking" was possible, it was difficult, error-prone, and very different than in a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-10-2021, 09:53
Replies: 115
Views: 7,859
Posted By Jdege
Re: Getting a mast on a boat WITHOUT a real crane

Do you have a friend?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxjMnYK7KQ
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-10-2021, 09:44
Replies: 70
Views: 5,180
Posted By Jdege
Re: How How Do You Economically and Comfortably Go 100 Miles Inland?

When I attended the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, this year, I was musing about taking my boat up to it. It's at most a 1/2 mile walk through the woods from the river bank to the entrance.

Of...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-10-2021, 08:04
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By Jdege
Re: Best knot to tie to a loop under pressure

And just keep in mind - if you're bouncing down the road, the load will be intermittent.
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 11-10-2021, 11:29
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Jdege
Re: Retort bag canning (pressure)

I've been using a Sinbo vacuum sealer for many years, to do sous vide.

Nozzle vacuum sealers insert a noozle into the bag, and so will work with non-channeled bags, without the bulk of a chamber...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2021, 19:26
Replies: 333
Views: 15,570
Posted By Jdege
Re: Flat Earth Debate

Actually, it's not.

An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2021, 17:49
Replies: 333
Views: 15,570
Posted By Jdege
Re: Flat Earth Debate

That's so far from the truth to be actively dangerous.

Everyone, each and every one of us, is prone to believe what we want to be true. We all tend to lie to ourselves much deeply than we lie to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2021, 10:57
Replies: 333
Views: 15,570
Posted By Jdege
Re: Flat Earth Debate

Exactly.

I can claim that the Earth is flat, and that I am stationary and the entire universe rotates around me, and I can create a coordinate system that reflects that. And advertising to the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-10-2021, 06:44
Replies: 333
Views: 15,570
Posted By Jdege
Re: Flat Earth Debate

Every statement about the shape of the Earth is false.

Or, rather, is true only to some limited degree of accuracy.

To say that the Earth is flat, or spherical, or is an "oblate spheroid", or...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 02-10-2021, 09:04
Replies: 40
Views: 5,026
Posted By Jdege
Re: Best knot to tie to a loop under pressure

I may be the only one who does this, but I usual finish off my trucker's hitches with a tautline hitch.

I put an alpine butterfly loop in the standing end, take the running end around or through...
Forum: Our Community 30-09-2021, 08:50
Replies: 79
Views: 17,750
Posted By Jdege
Re: Has Cruising Become Too Artificial, Too Expensive, Too Regulated ?

You're unspoken assumption that only government can prevent fraud is unfounded.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-09-2021, 05:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jdege
Re: Why does everyplace I sail seem to have its own special magic?

There are a lot of things I haven't tried, yet.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-09-2021, 20:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jdege
Re: Why does everyplace I sail seem to have its own special magic?

That she does.

She does steer like a pig.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-09-2021, 19:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jdege
Re: Why does everyplace I sail seem to have its own special magic?

Yep.

Superior is a lot more fun on a boat than on a beach.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-09-2021, 17:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Jdege
Why does everyplace I sail seem to have its own special magic?

Why does everyplace I sail seem to have its own special magic?

I haven't sailed all that many places, as of yet, but each and every place seems to be special.

I bought a boat, about a year ago,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2021, 22:39
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Jdege
Re: Disposing of diesel?

It will be a sailboat, after I replace the rigging.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2021, 21:39
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Jdege
Re: Disposing of diesel?

The main danger, I would think, would be being run down by a tow. We don't see the monster tows up here that we would south of St. Louis, but the fifteen-barge tows we do see aren't going to be...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 11-09-2021, 21:19
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Jdege
Re: Disposing of diesel?

The main upright is welded, but the piece holding the two pads that rest against the stem is bolted. Moving the boat forward would mean drilling new holes. Which would be a lot less work than moving...
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