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Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by Charlie Jones s/v Tehani, Mar 21, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,746 posts, 700 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    LOL a back story on that.

    LONG, long ago, Tom used to post the Wednesday Photo day reminders. I told him it sure helped me because Weds was my trash pickup day, and his Photo day reminder kept me from forgetting So for a LONG time afterwards, Tom would post the Photo day reminder, and append --
    Charlie- take out the trash :)
     


  2. 907Juice

    907Juice

    Joined Apr 7, 2016
    175 posts, 56 likes
    Beneteau First 305
    US Seward, Alaska
    Well it is still winter here in the great north. I spent last weekend on the boat where I finished my battery and electrical wiring job, measured for making my dodger, and most of the way through a complete redo of my fresh water system. Not that exciting, but i should be putting the sails on in a few more weeks.
     


  3. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    answer: 26 mph
     


  4. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    when coastal cruising, how does thermal climb affect surface waves?
     


  5. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    when all the components of the rig and the hull are all dialed in and set just right you can feel it in the ride anywhere on the boat.
     


  6. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,782 posts, 1,755 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    That would be the thermocline, wouldn't it? And the waves would get warmer or colder depending on which way you are going and how fast the fishing boats are trolling.
     


  7. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,747 posts, 1,735 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    I remember that. But to give credit where it is due, it was Dave Gibson that started Wednesday is Photoday!! It was well on when I joined the forum. Dave had annual photo contests that Phil has continued.

    I got in at the end of when Cruising World magazine supplied and moderated the forum. Back in those days, the forum was often dealing with a troubled character or two. Eventually a riot would ensue, Herb McCormick (still editor at CW), would have to ban somebody.

    Once things settled down a new psycho would show up and the cycle would begin again. It was fun and often strange as well. There were lots of 'cruisers' then but mostly dreamers that wanted to cruise. Most never did.
     


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  8. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,746 posts, 700 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Sure-I remember Dave. I was on the old CSBB for a long time. And as a moderator on the TSBB, I understand. But in all the years I've frequented that forum (Since 1993), we've had to ban 6 people. Folks are generally pretty decent, when they get an email explaining why we are upset.

    We had 3 beautiful warm sunny spring days here, last three- equals the sunny days we had in February :( Hope you get sailing weather soon
     


  9. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    thermocline acts as a false bottom that make the waves act as as those of a shallow sea. making them taller and steeper.
     


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  10. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,093 posts, 1,817 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    OK OK "uncle": sharing sailing skills and opinions is taboo i'm thinking.
    my trash goes out on wednesday in ohio and monday in sturge
     


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  11. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    750 posts, 402 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    LOL - I never heard this before, or thought about it, but it makes sense.
    Funny that this is off topic to this thread. ;)
    As for the forum, not only has it become more civilized- we seem to have lost the snobbery that came from whether or not ones boat fit the description of “blue water cruiser“. Imho that’s a good thing.
    I think the improvements in civilized behavior might come from the maturity of Social Media in general. People hiding behind a nom-deplume today are doing so knowing that they can be easily tracked (unless they use some anonymity methods such as TOR and a VPN), especially if they post often enough to create an online persona.
     


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  12. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,782 posts, 1,755 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    If you want that kind of discussion, check out CruisersForum.com. There's lots of valuable information there is you're planning a world cruise, not so much if you're just sailing the Great Lakes or coast.
     


  13. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,820 posts, 1,426 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I dunno ... I've gotten a ton of help at CF, and I'm no world cruiser and never will be. Maybe it's just that people everywhere love me. They are only human, after all.
     


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  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,335 posts, 4,159 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Well of course we love you Gene. What’s not to love? But to tell us we love you. :yikes:
    Well that’s just self serving :poke:

    But if you want love you can always try a bribe :beer:.

    Just be careful where you do it in Florida.
    “Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in Florida”:what:
     


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  15. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,782 posts, 1,755 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
  16. Craig Cook

    Craig Cook

    Joined Jun 3, 2010
    176 posts, 20 likes
    Hunter 27-3
    US Erie
    Guilty as Charged Charlie. I have not stopped in here in a very long time. Yes, we still have the Hunter although it has not left the dock except spring lift-in and fall haul-out since 2017. No, I still don't like the boat but I suppose never really gave it a chance.
    Life happened. My wife has major back issues and can't safely be on a sailboat. In fact, has not been on the boat since the summer of 2017. She can barely walk these days. She also will not allow me to sell it so I'll start bottom painting and waxing in a few weeks.

    The good news is that $700 Dometic frig/freezer I installed in 2017 does a fantastic job keeping the beer cold all summer so sitting on the boat having a cold one is still an option for me.
     


  17. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    9,335 posts, 4,159 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Sounds like a great option. Sharing a beer with friends on the dock. Or just sipping a cold one and watching the marina folks stroll by. It is a great happy place.
     


  18. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,746 posts, 700 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    Hey Craig- good to hear from you. Understand the back issues- still not completely over mine. Tell her best of luck
     


  19. theluckyone17

    theluckyone17

    Joined Apr 13, 2018
    22 posts, 11 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Rexford, NY
    I've been lurking for a while here... got aspirations, but not the boat. Heck, my day sailer still needs that crack in the hull fixed before she sees water.

    Driving down to Long Island to pick up a twin keeled Tylercraft 24' that needs a couple years of work before I put her in the water. I'm giving myself five years, realistically. Then I'll be able to post about my exploits here. :laugh:
     


  20. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    750 posts, 402 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Sorry to hear about the wife, Craig. Can you sail that boat single handed? If not maybe you can find some crew and untie the lines once in a while. Have a cold one for me. :)
     




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