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2018 resolutions and evolutions

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Phil Herring, Jan 3, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. sailnoproblem

    sailnoproblem

    Joined Oct 10, 2011
    336 posts, 82 likes
    Tartan 34C
    US Toms River, New Jersey
    I agree with you V&VCHEERS!
     


  2. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,028 posts, 367 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    Keep her light. I removed my anchor and chain. Removed a heavy tool box. Put the bedding in the truck after breakfast. Removed the marine head in lieu of a porta-potty. We spend lots of nights on the boat.

    On the other hand, bring the anchor and anchor away from the marina a few nights. Sail overnight to the other end of the lake. With some good wind, this boat would get up the lake in 4 hours!

    Finish a few projects on the boat: motor lift to get the motor pod clear of the water for less drag while sailing. Replace the centerboard... it kind disappeared this first season :yikes: but it apparently happened to a bunch of Mark I Telstars... Wire some mast lights. Fix my windmeter. Fix a crack around the keel trunk in the inner liner (eeek). Change the outboard steering arm to a pull-pull cable system. Maybe install a top-down furler for my spinnaker and get a Code 0 too. All interesting stuff.

    Our sailing evolved in a major way: we switched from monohull to trimaran. We also started using an assymmetric spinnaker on an extendable bowsprit. Compared to a 272, the new boat is a sportscar!

    We are looking forward to a great season!
    Happy New Year to all!
     


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  3. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,386 posts, 332 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Get the damage from Harvey repaired on my boat. Then USE it. I'd very much like to get that last 200 miles behind her for my 12,000 cruising miles since relaunch after restoration. and perhaps a few more :) The boat hasn't been on an extended voyage since my 3 month trip to Florida and back in 2015- and that's WAY too long

    A preliminary to all of that is to get my back surgery done, so I have my balance back !! :)
     


  4. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,386 posts, 332 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast

    Oh I'd love to get back there- anchored st Michaels in both 1983 and 2011- lovely place
     


  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,610 posts, 1,091 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Sorry to hear about your back, Charlie. Good luck with your surgery and have a speedy recovery. I'm sure you will be glad you had it done. It's too bad those things are ever necessary.
    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,386 posts, 332 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Thanks Will. Had all the cardio exams Wed and was cleared. Now just have to get it scheduled- 2 displaced vertebrae- ugh
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,601 posts, 1,895 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Not fun @Charlie Jones s/v Tehani. Listen to the nurses. They are the folk who bring water and pain relief at 2am in the dark.
     


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  8. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,585 posts, 1,745 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I just hope it’s not unpurified rainwater from the deck of a sailboat.
     


  9. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,579 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    Fun how conversations carry from thread to thread. It's like those TV series where you have to watch every episode or you'll miss something :biggrin:
     


  10. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,585 posts, 1,745 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    My wife said she missed me. But her aim is getting better.
     


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  11. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    4,579 posts, 685 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    rimshot !
     


  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,610 posts, 1,091 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    My wife, who is a nurse, wants me to add, It's actually the nurses who really know what's going on so you should definitely listen to them.

    I think I missed that episode. Maybe in the reruns on Hulu:what:

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  13. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,386 posts, 332 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    LOL- my late aunt was a nurse all her life, was director of nurses in Houston's Methodist for a while and was on Dr DeBakey's surgical team ( the heart bypass guy) Been told that all my life :)
     


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  14. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,758 posts, 175 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    My wife is a retired RN. She will be the first to tell you the nurses know what is going on and they keep the doctors straight.
     


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  15. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,610 posts, 1,091 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    My wife, Linda, was also CNO. She was Director of Quality, Survey Coordinator and compliance officer. Was the COO before she left. Had more initials in her name tag than any other exec at Littleton Regional Healthcare. Started as an ICU nurse. Her mother was an OB nurse birthing babies of babies of babies she helped deliver 50 years earlier. My mother-in-law was probably spinning in her grave the whole time my wife held an executive position instead of pounding on old guy's chests in the ICU.
    Another of my resolutions is not to be one of those old guys, this year.
    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  16. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,787 posts, 2,126 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    BlueJ is getting some late-winter love:

    A Velocitek SHIFT compass will replace the GPS-based ProStart compass we now have at the mast. Much more accurate, backlit, and also help keep track of shifts in the median wind.
    shift down.jpg

    And for bigger breeze or for reaching, we have a new 1.5oz reaching kite on order. All BLACK. Heavier and narrower shoulders helps in both cases. (Picture not us but close and helps the crew visualize!)

    black reacher.jpg
     


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  17. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,028 posts, 367 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    Haha! I did not understand the “not us...” so I was confused how your lake looks a lot like West Coast!

    Niiiiiice sail! That is gonna be fun!
     


  18. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,787 posts, 2,126 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Oh yea. I've got a thing for solid kites, and have always wanted a black one. BlueJ has the biggest kite at WYC. The j/22 fleet (who we ALWAYS seem to meet going upwind in the middle of our downwinds) calls us the 'Nylon eclipse'. They all tack to avoid our wind shadow. Now we'll be even more ominous.
     


    Last edited: Jan 25, 2018
  19. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,610 posts, 1,091 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Definitely get the psych-factor advantage.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  20. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,787 posts, 2,126 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Indeed. One of the crew suggested painting the boat black for full effect. I vetoed that idea. Plus I didn't want to have to rename the boat to 'SichuanJ'.
     


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