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Forum: General Sailing Forum Yesterday, 17:32
Replies: 82
Views: 6,481
Posted By upstateny
Re: Cruising Advice for a Widower

Sorry for your loss. Lots of good advice here.
I also recommend SAILING OPB.

Check out these videos from sailing wisdom and others that make videos cruising around the world.
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Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-01-2021, 13:47
Replies: 170
Views: 16,330
Posted By upstateny
Re: Common Etiquette screw ups for novices

My boat slip is opposite the fueling dock. I have to keep an eye out leaving and entering my slip for people leaving the fuel dock without looking. I pull in slowly, so its not like I just...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 08-01-2021, 09:33
Replies: 231
Views: 16,758
Posted By upstateny
Re: Anchoring with 4:1 Scope?

Here is what could happen or worse with not enough scope. :banghead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXcKtJAJmCI
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 04-01-2021, 08:27
Replies: 79
Views: 5,556
Posted By upstateny
Re: Ice in the bilge? Sad story. Or not?

What LeighWebber said . This is what happened to me. Plus that year when the winter cover cracked in the spring, my stern was very low and my bow was very high. Yes leaves plugged up my cockpit...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-12-2020, 21:13
Replies: 33
Views: 5,578
Posted By upstateny
Re: Give Highwayman's Hitch Knot a Try for Fenders

Most boats at my marina with a floating dock have their fenders tied on top lifeline. Looks like I had a three pitch strike out on this thread. I see there is another thread here on best place...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-12-2020, 10:26
Replies: 88
Views: 5,716
Posted By upstateny
Re: Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

Give Highwayman's hitch a try for boat fenders. Allows you to remove boat fender with one hand pull and walk away.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz8fKzvN_UU
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-12-2020, 10:17
Replies: 33
Views: 5,578
Posted By upstateny
Give Highwayman's Hitch Knot a Try for Fenders

With a little practice I think everyone, I mean everyone, will prefer the Highwayman's Hitch for tying your fenders to the lifeline.


Their are two advantages to the Highwayman's Hitch for boat...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-12-2020, 10:11
Replies: 229
Views: 15,661
Posted By upstateny
Re: The rise of electric Boats

I have not read all the posts so if this is redundant I sorry.

This couple on Sailing Widsdom has crossed oceans and are doing just fine with an electric motor. Note He is a rigger and their boat...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-12-2020, 18:25
Replies: 88
Views: 5,716
Posted By upstateny
Re: Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

Rigging Doctor video on Integrated Dyneema Soft Shackle is a great video to check out on soft shackles.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnYfCxocZNk
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 15-12-2020, 06:36
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By upstateny
Re: COVID Pop Quiz

Good point. I just picked June 2021 as a hypothetical date. If cruisers think the world will be back to normal in 2021, IMHO think again. :frown:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-12-2020, 11:10
Replies: 88
Views: 5,716
Posted By upstateny
Re: Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

Charlie welcome. I don't think anyone here is using soft shackle for the tack. I would keep the snap shackle at the tack. It's the metal shackle in the clew that can hurt yah.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 14-12-2020, 08:40
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By upstateny
COVID Pop Quiz

A few days ago I called into NPR radio and asked their COVID Doctor/Expert the following question.




After I am fully vaccinated with two shots and wait two weeks, can I still get the virus...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-12-2020, 18:27
Replies: 46
Views: 4,278
Posted By upstateny
Re: 43ft Ketch for New Sailors

Here is a great video of young children explaining all the parts of this schooner. Its not a Ketch but the video may give you a feel good moment. That said, on both cats and monos you need to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-12-2020, 17:23
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By upstateny
Maritime Orgainization Need Our Help

Due to COVID virus this summer many not for profit maritime organizations could not run their normal events that raise funds . They need our help.

Post your favorite not for profit maritime...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-12-2020, 08:52
Replies: 88
Views: 5,716
Posted By upstateny
Re: Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

Interesting there were 9 of you that said you used soft shackle. Some sort of spliced eye(s) seem to be the preferred method when using soft shackle, which obviously reduces weight.

For R/F...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 04-12-2020, 10:34
Replies: 88
Views: 5,716
Posted By upstateny
Jib Sheet Clew Attachment Poll

I am curious how folks here attach their foresail sheets to the clew.

Please state what you do on your boat


do you have a roller fuller or hanked on jib/genoa foresails?
jib sheet two...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-11-2020, 16:30
Replies: 684
Views: 48,055
Posted By upstateny
Re: Why do you guys like monohulls so much?

:thumb: yup definitely a double-wide :popcorn:
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-11-2020, 08:44
Replies: 684
Views: 48,055
Posted By upstateny
Re: Why do you guys like monohulls so much?

This is a really dumb question. Cats have sails and monohulls have sails. Other than that they are very different boats. Why do some people like motorcycles and others like cars? For me, cats...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-11-2020, 13:25
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By upstateny
Re: Winterizing Toilet Advice

Thanks everyone for your help. I really appreciate it.
Here is my Winterizing List that I completed:


Removed main sail and folded to be stored at home.
Removed head sails to be stored at...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-10-2020, 07:46
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By upstateny
Re: Winterizing Toilet Advice

Thanks I think I will buy another 2 gallons and suck it through.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-10-2020, 06:36
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By upstateny
Re: Winterizing Toilet Advice

Thanks everyone. Yup seacocks are all open. Well it went down to 24F last night. I guess what ever was going to happen probably already did. I see one of you posted that you disconnect the input...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 30-10-2020, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By upstateny
Winterizing Toilet Advice

Looking for advice on winterizing a manual pump toilet for the north east where temps can fall to -20F. Yup boat is on the hard. Last two years I pumped it dry. I emptied the waste tank. I then...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-10-2020, 05:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By upstateny
Re: Oil Dipstick Tube Transfer Pump

Very nice electric pump you posted. I may buy that one just to have it for next year to pump out both engine oil and maybe pump on the bottom of the diesel tank. Here is the US amazon link to that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 26-10-2020, 18:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By upstateny
Oil Dipstick Tube Transfer Pump

I was changing my oil today and could not pump the oil out of the Beta Marine using the hand pump on the engine. I found this $20 oil transfer drill pump at Home Depot that is all setup to suck the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-10-2020, 06:38
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By upstateny
Funny Maritime Laws

Funny Maritime Laws :popcorn:
In the comics today Non Sequitur Fun Fact
Maritime Law calls the greater good sacrifice of the most annoying first

https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2020/10/02
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