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  1. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i always hand steer while under sail, never sail with autopilot. i am a highly skilled helmsman. i do a better job :)
     


  2. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i always prefer sailing with a crew. you can't do as much shorthanded

    i love sleeping while under sail :)
     


  3. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i allow no lights in the cockpit when dark out. the nav station is down below and the light shielded from the watch on deck.
     


  4. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i push the boat for what ever the weather. if you push back you get a better ride. if you are underpowered for any given weather then the boats wallow/ sucky ride. allot of windage causes wallowing has been my experience
    especially on boats say 45' and less as i am
     


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  5. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    my favorite ride is on those CCA era boats. like duesenbergs or bentleys smoooooooth!
     


  6. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i love great food underway. i'm a ketone diet fan as best i can
     


  7. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    we get these south westerly winds that funnel up a 50 mile fetch on green bay with these charming 5' rollers that are a hoot to play in.
     


  8. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  9. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    on the great lakes there is no need for chain on your ground tackle making anchoring way easier. that's right i said it :)
     


  10. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i like sailing overnight to a destination and then spending the daytime there
     


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  11. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
  12. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
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    true story. learn what not to do. well written, FUNNY
     


  13. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
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    great read on a long cruise
     


  14. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    pressure cooker , i'm a fan
     


  15. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    my 1966 B&G radio direction finder is still on board, to look at, it's AM so i can listen for lighting if needed
     


  16. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    4,442 posts, 1,065 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL


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  17. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    absolutely
     


  18. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    positively
     


  19. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i like coed crews
     


  20. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    at what speed does the wind wash out ground effects and then you no longer want twist in your sails?
     




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