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About Jackdaw

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    Minneapolis, MN USA
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  1. Jackdaw

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Downwind with an all-lady crew.
  2. Or spectra-cored Endura braid.
  3. Jackdaw

    Protesting other fleets

    At WYC we'll often have 120 boats out in 7 fleets. It can get choppy. Boats everywhere, meeting boats from other fleets everywhere. There ARE cross-fleet protests, but rare. Usually for pure dick-head moves that demand justice, or if you think you might get redress for a total cock-up not of your doing.
  4. Jackdaw

    What boat is this?

    Everything aft of the backstays looks added on.
  5. Jackdaw

    Salvage advise appreciated

    In-fucking-deed. There is a two dollar google chrome app that sucks all your photobucket images down in one go. Best 8 quarters I've ever spent, worth it to get away from that steaming shithole of a website.
  6. Jackdaw

    Dear ICOM....

    What boat does not have 12v power plugs? Or 5v USB plugs for that matter? I have one of those radios, and assumed the power wart was for charging at HOME. On the boat, I'm sorted, and don't need another cable or adapter.
  7. Jackdaw

    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    I've done what you're thinking of doing quite a number of times. You'll quickly learn that with her design, construction, and seakeeping, that you are in fact the weakest link in the system. The Pogo will put up with an atrocious amount of abuse from the sea can come through fine. That being said, while 20-30 knots is a joy in the boat, there is absolutely no reason to be out in 50 while charting in the Cyclades. The morning forecast will announce what to expect that day or even the day before. Explore the island you are on and get drink on cheap wine. If you DO get caught out, the forereaching technique works very well due to the 3-D staysail sheeting which gives a wide tight sheet, as well as the low gooseneck and wide traveler that give the same control of the main. There are of course lots of lees to hide behind, but watch out for shafts of wind screaming down the backside of islands (Bora-style) that can ruin your day.
  8. Jackdaw

    GRIB File Sources

    Requesting a GRIB via email is 100x more bandwidth efficient than browsing for it on a website.
  9. Jackdaw

    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Forereach. The boat likes it, and you're sailing, which helps physiologically.
  10. Jackdaw


    makes you wonder where the rest of the bowman is.
  11. Jackdaw

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Hillbilly divesting in maritime asset, willing to accept loss.
  12. Jackdaw

    Dear Dr. Rules

    Interesting reading the GYA-PHRF 'rule' regarding engines. If it is intended to mandate an engine on board, I think it's poorly written. I think I could argue that this does not cover the ground. An assumption is not a mandate, and the statement about speed only applies if an aux system is installed! B. PHRF base handicaps are made on the assumption that the boat is in racing condition, the boat has an auxiliary propulsion system suitable for the boat’s design that is either an outboard motor (which is permitted to be stowed for racing) or equipped with a folding or feathering propeller, and that the hull and appendages are unmodified from their original design. Any auxiliary propulsion system must be capable of producing a boat speed in knots equal to 1.0 times the square root of the length of water line in feet.
  13. Jackdaw

    Dear Dr. Rules

    This. And the SIs say 'mark or passage' in the list. Marks are listed with a side to pass. Passages just get footnotes about bridge operation. No spins.
  14. Jackdaw

    Dear Dr. Rules

    I'm not arguing that point. Just pointing out that this is the actual definition. Maybe they would be better served calling the bridge a gate, and not a mark. Note that that the SIs say 'mark or passage'. Interesting.
  15. Jackdaw

    Dear Dr. Rules

    Um I think that's EXACTLY how the RRS define 'mark'