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by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

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by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

BBBB - Big Bad Boy Biscay Loctudy to Viveiro – 310 NM It must have been close to one full year. This is the time I spend researching the crossing of the BBBB. Pilot books and cruising guides, passage accounts on the web, youtube clips, and chats with other sailors that did it before. And after all t...
by seadago
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

VeloFellow wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:12 am
Photos or your you tube bikini money shots make twenty first century cruises real?
Hehehe.... not many money-shots, but here they are! :mrgreen:
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by seadago
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

Brest to Loctudy – 60 NM We left the Moulin Blanc marina just after mid-day on June 16th, well into the ebb tide, for the 3-hour ride to Camaret-sur-Mer, at the south entrance of the Rade de Brest. Short ride, about three hours, but uncomfortable: variable NWesterlies inside the rade, and squalls co...
by seadago
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa
Replies: 5
Views: 580

A Journey So Far - The travels of Nausikaa

Hello everyone Tonight, I'm insomniac. It happens to me on land from time to time. So I figured it was a great opportunity to make a start on telling this tale. I will do it in installments, as time permits, but don't expect a chronicle. Not even a sequential account of events. I’m not that kind of ...
by seadago
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 28 CK Centerboard Loading?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: 28 CK Centerboard Loading?

The centerboard is about 1700 lb on my boat. The purchase on the centreboard is a 3-to-1. You can easily calculate the dynamic load with this info. 8-)
by seadago
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

Hi Mike. Many thanks. I'm in Sagres today; rounded up St Vincent yesterday! The situation got much better further south of Cascais, but we also went deeper offshore. Must have been very unlucky, because I got my prop fouled twice already in this passage, and had to endure a rather humiliating (and e...
by seadago
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Sailing the coast of Portugal southbound

Hi everyone Was wondering if anyone had done this before, and may have some advice for me. All the way from Baiona, sailing the coast of Portugal close inshore (talking about up to about 6 miles offshore) has been navigating a mine field of fish traps, pods, and nets everywhere. I found them up to 1...
by seadago
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 33 Cat ketch for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Freedom 33 Cat ketch for sale

Sorry to hear Rick. Interested. Can you pls post some photos. Thanks! Rafa
by seadago
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Mast vibration.
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Mast vibration.

Thanks Gerald! Yep, I think -especulate- that it may be a similar effect. The simile is a bow in tension. When you loose, the vibration of the string transmits to the limbs of the bow and it shakes, so it's the topping lift that vibrates harmonically with the wind, not the mast. I have ss wire toppi...