Recently sailed from Puerto Deseado to Camarones (Argentine Patagonia).
Got caught in a squall of Cabo Blanco (25-28 kts). Sailing with wind aprox 120 degreees off bow.
Tried to furl Yankee (old, recut sail originally Genoa 2).
Homongous foul-up: bottom 11/2 - 2/3 of sail furled OK, top 1/3...
My "nearly new" Hummingbird depth finder works of-and-on. Better on one tack than the other. Installed near centerline, aprox 1/3 from bow. Some 20 " from leading edge of keel.
Is this depthfinder a POS or should I look into instalation?
Any recommendation on a reasonably priced "better"...
Appreciate opinions (I do not have access to sail plan or NA)
125 % Genoa on 36 ft steel cruising boat has aprox 37 mt^2 sail area. Ketch with cutter stay.
We are planning on buying a jib to put on Genoa stay (back-up sail to be used mostly in Patagonia)
What size (expressed as a % or current...
I an intrigued by the Garcia Exploration 45 yacht
These are pure centerboarders (no lifting or shallow keel).
How ia adequate AVS achieved? Are these yachts adequate for windward sailing?
I am now in Ushuaia (Argentina). Arrived in a 36 footer. Several cruisers here are in the LOA 50 - 70 foot range. I wonder how they manage large sailplans in these high- and erratic wind areas.
Yes, I know they have electric winches etc. But it still gives me the creeps sailing 25+ TWS with...
Yesterday Yacht Club Argentino, San Fernando, Buenos Aires.
New 60 + (?) sloop. Plank on frame.
This boat was designed in the 1940s (1950s??) by Germán Frers Sr. (father of Germán Frers, now in his late 70´s).
Photo 3 & 4: Frers and his new baby -- I understand that the he is the happy...
A bilge water tank has been converted for storing diesel (Van de Stadt 34 "Seal").
It seems to me that the boat´s keel forms 8/10´s of the side walls of the tank (it is not a separate tank dropped into the bilge). The upper 2/10´s of the tank "walls" rise above the hull bottom, and reach the...
Bought this book (zero expectations) a couple of months ago in (amazing) Sea Ocean Books store in Seattle. In the "On Sale" bin ($1.99?).
Excellent account of sailing in times past. An elite sport maybe. But Pinchot was an excellent sailor and true gentleman. His (and his wife's) love for...
Anybody know more about this? Does this charter yacht have a WebPage?
The Inreach devise can receive weather forecasts. This is very usefull for those lacking access to more sophisticated (expensive) alternatives.
Any opinion on the accuracy of the forectasts that result from the Inreach ? What climate model does Inreach use?