Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.
Buy my boat
Don't go near the Colvic btw
Lol have you got the mast up yet and is it on boatshed?
What is wrong with the Colvic?
Yeah the rig is all done, no it's not on Boatshed but will be after Christmas.
Colvics are shit, slow and variable quality, supposedly
Ship's knees are (I think) structural parts - attached alongside the ribs to hold up the deck.
Skyscaper sails, I think are additional sails on square-riggers and schooners - and the highest ... try Wikipedia !
Loblolly boy was the assistant to the ship's "surgeon"
(no real idea about "wearing" and "luffing" as I don't sail ... but what 23freedom says sounds right from my reading of Patrick's books.)
Oooh look at all that new rope...very tidy.
You want to sort your grab rails out mind
Yeah they are neglected. The wood is completely sound though, just needs a sand and some oil and it'll be good as new
Well if you need a hand I'm in between London and Poole atm. I think I need to do some work on boats as well as sailing them and sanding rails seems like a start..
twentythreedom have you tried that jcb stuff ? (with holes ... can't remember the proper name ... ah, "Prodec Mesh" tis the Bee's Knees !)
and which oil ? I've been trying "Osmo" ...
If you can get to Weymouth we're on (genuine offer - boat is right there and ready to go)
Jcb stuff? Don't know it tbh
Oil - dunno, a standard teak oil, not sure what brand I'll have a look tomorrow
Don't joke Weds morning sounds good.
It has to be better than my last trip to Weymouth where I ended up outside the train station for 6hrs and had to get a bus to Poole as the train wasn't running.
What is it with the South coast and shit public transport?
I'm going to have to learn to drive and that's good for no one.
Round the world in 42 days! I was thinking about a leisurely 2-3 years if I do it
French sailor sets round-the-world record
That's totally nuts. It'll probably stand for a while, that record, because he had pretty much perfect weather systems and optimal routeing from his shore team. It's an absolutely incredible achievement
I've been following the Volvo Ocean Race recently, and while digging around on the YouTube channel I found this. The Whitbread was the first VOR, basically. This film is fucking brilliant
Absolute nutbag old skool offshore racers. So different to today's F1 style boats and athlete crew. Enjoy
We've just had an "interesting" night in Whitehaven, Thanks to Eleanor !
66 mph gust at St Bees Head, and the storm surge plus spring tide gave 9.2 m at the Sea Lock / bar. Looking at the masts was a bit disconcerting. This was at midnight on Tuesday 2nd ... walked around for the high tide on Wednesday lunchtime (took a few images) and found that there had been some very minor damage on the "North Shore" area.
Hope that your new mast stayed put twentythreedom !
So sailing peeps, you should all be able to tell me where to find the pole star.
Can you tell me how to find it? and what it means?
Look towards the north, you should see the plough constellation
Have a look at this ...
In the northern hemisphere, the stars appear to rotate around the pole star (just not quite as fast !).
Basically, imagine a line extended up from the earth's north pole, this passes almost through the pole star (hence "Polaris") and the stars appear to rotate around this point. Thus giving "north" as a direction for navigation ...
Thing is, I don't think I have ever recognised the plough as a starting point.
I will try to see it next chance I get.
Next question, in what direction should I be looking to see the milky way?
You will need to be in an area with "dark skies" to do the Milky Way proper justice. But the best time is more towards the June solstice in the northern hemisphere. The "core" is not visible at present.
Hi StoneRoad, yes as I understand it I need cloudlessness, no moon and little light pollution. Why is it better in June?
People on the southern half of Earth’s globe have an even more magnificent view of the Milky Way than we do in the Northern Hemisphere. From the northern part of Earth, the center of the galaxy – the richest part, where most of the galaxy’s stars reside – moves toward / along our southern sky on summer evenings (may to august). The galactic center is fairly close to our southern horizon. It is further "up" from the horizon in June.
If you were in the Southern Hemisphere, meanwhile, you’d see the star-packed core of the Milky Way closer to overhead. You’d see more of it, and you’d see it without any interfering haze or clouds on the horizon.
Actually I can remember sleeping out in Australia and marvelling at the night sky.
There is the sloth question for a start ...
Patrick O'Brian Quotes (Author of Master and Commander)
Top work StoneRoad ￼￼(& others)
Celestial navigation is mind-blowing tbf
In the wake of Young Sailor of the Year award going to Montel Fagan-Jordan, I came across this film on youtube about the schools journey to source and repair boats and get the team together. I'm in awe of the young people, the teacher and the school as they've all come together to achieve this.
Kudos to Greig City Academy - especially in the Fastnet last year. What an example !
Kudos also to these guys, the four oarsmen, just broke a record rowing across the Atlantic.
All of them over 6' 4''...in that little thing!
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