Israel Hands

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About Israel Hands

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    coastal NC
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    cruising, cycling, plundering

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  1. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    with articles like Great Global Warming Hoax. Copernicus is spinning in his grave.
  2. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    hmmmm... from the website that you proffer: About Us Climate Change Dispatch (CCD) is a science and environmental news site showing its visitors the facts behind the theory of global warming, which are not being told by the mainstream media and the climate change zealots.
  3. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    definitely headed north of it- at least 24 hours ago it looked like smooth sailing "Day 7. About halfway across the Atlantic Ocean. Very pleasant conditions."
  4. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Ditto. And youthfulness helps. I remember my first real heavy weather experience at about 12 - and it was only on the Chesapeake. Fear turned into deathly seasickness...when we lost a shroud at the masthead I silently thanked God because it cut short the full Bay transit. For 24 hours wanted no more of sailing on open water, but by the next weekend was back at it with a good story.
  5. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    My guess is that she's made of tough stuff. She gets a bit of a storm experience under her belt, something to talk and reminisce about for years (like most of us have done), and by the time she lands in the US she's ready to do it again!
  6. Israel Hands

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

  7. Israel Hands

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    I admire how the camper shell is turned the wrong way, and, as Stumbling has noted, how the vessel is adequately powered by an engine so small it looks like a pea head.
  8. Israel Hands

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    50HP engine on that thing??
  9. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    If the Sail Life guy were covering something I was specifically planning to do on my boat, I would find his videos highly valuable, and study every minute of them. His tips are good - for example the simple step of putting everything that will be used for the job out in proper order before starting. But it's hard to watch the entirety of his vids if I'm just mildly interested in what he's doing. The Odd Life couple are just the opposite. They are light on detail, more about documenting the different work that's being done (often in fast forward mode). But they have the camera charm advantage - especially the delightfully bubbly first mate. I watch them regularly even though I'm not in love with their boat.
  10. Israel Hands

    The blight of generators

    Waxing serious for a moment, no one has yet mentioned the significant risk of CO poisoning from one's own generator at anchor. And there are cases of generators killing people in adjacent boats with CO. One of the reasons I have not considered one.
  11. Israel Hands

    The blight of generators

    That makes me think about the poor turn that today's raft-ups have taken, compared to the old days..when everyone was barely dressed, weighed 35% less, had cool boats, and life was good
  12. Israel Hands

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Meanwhile The Guardian practically speaks to this thread today regarding Greta https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/19/greta-thunberg-attackers-climate-crisis-activist
  13. Israel Hands

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Never heard of this character. Going to have to watch some of his adventures on YT later on. I did see this timeless advice
  14. Israel Hands

    Show your boat not sailing

    for some reason I look at that photo and hear Mack the Knife
  15. Israel Hands

    Anchor Advice Needed

    Funny, I have that combo but in reverse order. A Bruce with 15' of chain that stays on the boat for overnight anchoring...for 32 years it has handled the muck and sand bottoms of NC and VA just fine. Not expensive, not fancy, it sits in its cradle and you don't even notice it. Then a big Danforth with 30' of chain as the main storm anchor, with the Bruce set as the other anchor (both forward in a vee).