Dex Sawash

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  1. Dex Sawash

    Front Page Item Re Minis: "Safe Bet"

    But some of them are foilers
  2. Dex Sawash

    East coast where to move to?

    Western Carolina Sailing Club on Lake Hartwell on SC/GA border at I-85 is my answer to same question minus your big multihull (don't know the requirements). Is that a Stiletto? Active club with huge grounds, ramps, slips and moorings. Very close to real mountains (1 hour-ish) but not mountain sailing. No idea about jobs, there's a bunch of multinational corps around making stuff. Property is cheap, you may be able to not work at all. Smith Mtn lake has a nice club (VA Inland Sailing Assoc). The lake is pretty river-y apart from the one area where the club is. Public access has to be the worst I've seen, just a few public ramps. The drive from SML to Roanoke (or anywhere else) is longer than it looks on the map. Kerr Lake on NC/VA border is a great lake with clear water. Just a handful of marinas and not a ton of boats ever. An hour to Raleigh or Durham. Probably an hour to Petersburg VA, bit more to Richmond.
  3. Dex Sawash

    Towing or Towed? Sail & Powerboat in ICW/Atlantic?

    2 powerboats. Fuel $ and arseache payback point is about half a decade.
  4. Dex Sawash

    World Sailing in the Red. Where has all the money gone?

    Has a bright future in rhyming slang though.
  5. Dex Sawash

    Best Anchor Drag Alarms

    Coral <fucks off back to dinghy anarchy>
  6. To determine length for single continuous sheet... With furled jib, tie sheet to clew, lead it back through block and cleat, across cockpit through other cleat then block and back to the jib clew. With jib furled the line should be long enough so the sheet will not be stretched tight between the cleats and make a trip hazard. Fully furled is when you need the most sheet length UNLESS you will use a whisker pole downwind, you may need a couple extra feet to pole jib out square. If I know I'll be using a pole on jib instead of the spinnaker, I usually use 2 sheets then just to keep the sheet length down.
  7. Dex Sawash

    Sun and wind powered cars

    ftfy
  8. Dex Sawash

    Dislodged my stern tube -- how screwed am I?

    Sometimes coupling nuts.(meant to join 2 lengths of all thread end-to-end) will get a job done when normal nuts deform the thread iin a high load pull.
  9. Dex Sawash

    Sun and wind powered cars

    Always thought it was daft that movies had people walking beside the wagons. Now I know they actually did that because it was more comfortable to walk. I have a theory that West Virginia was populated by people too lazy to go any farther.
  10. Dex Sawash

    Bad skippers, slow boats...

    I just bought some singlehanders
  11. Dex Sawash

    DIY Tiller Extension

    Hate the metal ones. They don't move freely and bind up, especially if you have a long stick. When I do a cheap one, I glue very stiff rubber fuel line to a golf club or ski pole. Then insert a short length of smaller hose inside the piece of fuel line for extra stifness and then just hose clamp it to the top of the tiller. There are few things as nice as a new carbon extension with a fresh priapic rubber joint though.
  12. Dex Sawash

    I Want to Go Fast and Party Too (Maine Cat 22)

    Boat unpopular with the ladies?
  13. The hull is just really poor at making a proper bow wave.
  14. Dex Sawash

    Craigslist special. Bubba is selling his project

    Price drop! $20,500
  15. Dex Sawash

    Fduck Foiling!

    Big laugh at 1:10 Posh art historian talking about seeing it as female, cut to closeup of hole. Video editor doing a Duchamp on the art historian?