|A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing|
|"There is something about the look of the Martin 242 that makes it stand out in the gaggle of 24-footers you find in most marinas today. It's difficult for it to hide. The tall fractional rig, with its huge main, is a dead giveaway. This is not your ordinary weekender. There is something about its knuckled forefront and wide, slightly racked transom that suggests speed and power. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 19, 2004 )
|Paradise in a Pinch|
|"The new entrance to the marina is the old commercial channel. The approach is straight down the fairway indicated by lighted markers on the breakwater. It is, by my measure, the easiest landing in the Bahamas and one of the few that can be easily mastered by the color-blind. Even so, it is unwise to wander the Bahamas without proper charts and an up-to-date cruising guide." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Paradise in a Pinch Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )
|"The principle of tuning is rather simple, but since there are so much variables it will always stay an art, rather then science.
Science, like the theory presented here, might help you develop the art more, see it as an school for arts.
Most sailors only know "In heavy wind have all as flat as possible, In light winds have a deep curvature.
I will not explain what line to pull to flatten the luff, That is dependant on what boat you are sailing, and might change some other things to.
For example: if you loosen the vang to get more twist, the mast will straighten also if it is flexible.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Tuning Sails Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )
|The new AC 4.5 mini America's Cup boat|
|"The Mini 12s were born in the America's Cup frenzy around Newport in the early 80s, but were never designed as a one design, rather, they took the designs of famous 12 meters. Racing them in fleets involved a handicapping system of weighing both boat and skipper and equalizing all boat weights. The class faded, and now the only truly active Mini 12 fleet is at the Seattle Yacht Club." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The new AC 4.5 mini America's Cup boat Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )
|Reaching Kids - Ocean Racing & Education|
|" Additionally, BCMS, in conjunction with the Junior League of Erie, PA, operates the only adaptive sailing program in the region, Erie Adaptive Sailing Experience (EASE), which in June 2004 will host the North American Championships for Access Dinghies. Honestly, these guys have a fantastic program. We need more sailors and organizations like them. Thanks to Jim, Richard, and Ramone, as well as the hundreds of kids who will participate in the building of our boat!
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Reaching Kids - Ocean Racing & Education Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )
|Life at sea, marinas one way to live lite|
|"You can, for instance, simplify your wardrobe big time. Depending on location and amount of travel, you can also eliminate the standing overhead of owning a car. Your utility bills will virtually disappear as you go from thousands of square feet in your home to tens of square feet on your boat. Your local tax bill will decline. Your state tax bill may disappear. Boating is the best excuse ever invented for living lean and simple." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Life at sea, marinas one way to live lite Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )
|Nature vs. Nurture|
|"But never mind. If you must be stuck in the Seychelles, Praslin and the near islands are fine places to be. To our stern, 150 species of fish lurked at the base of rugged Aride, seabird population 1 million, human population zero. To our south, Cousin and Cousine gave sanctuary to the near-extinct Seychelles warbler, as well as to actor Tom Cruise, who has been sighted at the three-room Cousine Island Lodge." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Nature vs. Nurture Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )
|The Sizzler Catamaran, Aluminum Beachcat|
|"The Sizzler was one of various small cats that appeared in the 1970's and tried to ride the coattails of Hobie Cat's success. The name of the company was Great Lakes Manufacturing Co., located in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. It started in about 1974. The owners of the company were Ed Vlack and Art Bates. Bates was the one who ran the company. The designer of the Sizzler was Paul Swenson, an engineer who had built catamarans of his own in the past." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Sizzler Catamaran, Aluminum Beachcat Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 17, 2004 )