from goincruisin on 1.7.11Have you been dreaming of sailing off to the Caribbean? Has the cold weather gotten under your skin? Are you on the cusp of leaving all those depressing newscasts behind? Let Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) fuel your dreams with knowledge and inspiration, all in the comfort of your own ho ...
from goincruisin on 1.7.11Hi there
You might wish to check out the Seven Seas University which is the educational branch of the Seven Seas Cruising Association. They organize a series of webinars on a wide range of subjects. There are three seminars coming up which would be of interest to you. for more infor ...
from goincruisin on 11.29.10you may wish to look at the courses offered by the Seven Seas University http://sevenseasu.com.
If you are not already a member, you may wish to join the Seven Seas Cruising Association SSCA.org, where you can find loads of good ...
from goincruisin on 11.29.10Are you looking for information on storm tactics, or weather prediction?
from goincruisin on 11.29.10What you are seeing in other boat's fore triangle is most likely an "anchor ball" (made out of flat pieces of black metal or plastic). This is something you are required under the colregs to display when you are at anchor. It is very unlikely that anyone would put their reflector ...
from goincruisin on 11.29.10Whether or not Sully has alterior motives, his advice is sound. You only want to tow a dink in calm conditions and over short stretches. Otherwise it belongs securely lashed on deck. In fact, it is advisable to lift your dinghy out of the water any time you are not using it - most long term crui ...
from goincruisin on 11.29.10Before you go and purchase either, I would suggest trying to heave to. We have found this to be very comfortable and very safe in strong gales with over 40' seas in the middle of the north Atlantic. We also heave to while coastal cruising to park our boat for a lunch break, etc. Every boat ...
from goincruisin on 2.15.09Banner Bay is one manufacturer of riding sails. they also make the "FinDelta" which looks interesting.
Before adding one, however, make sure your rode is centered on the bow. having it off to one side will make your boat yaw. You should also reduce the windage forward. ...
from goincruisin on 2.15.09Hi there
would you please be so kind and post the details of the "anchor failure" - precisely what you did and what happened. I am most interested, as we have had good experience with the Delta, and have written about it repeatedly - though it is a plow anchor and like t ...
from goincruisin on 1.27.09Hello CPuffin
I am really surprised there are not more posts to your valid query. Along with that, my apologies for not replying myself earlier, but we have been "underway" sailing home to Ireland from the US before heading offf on an even longer journey - but that is an ...
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