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  1. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Great advice and great story, guys! Thanks for sharing! I'm actually not an open water sailor. As a matter of fact, a member who's familiar with my sailing locale described is thus: "can't think of a much safer place to sail." Also, I'm partial to warm water, so I'm waiting until May or so to...
  2. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Hi Ed, I appreciate your offer of research; that's very generous and I thank you. Frankly, it's not in my budget to join a club, as I'm already stretched thin with my other hobbies. I'm also worried about incurring hospital bills if my wife's eyes get stuck in the back of her head from all the...
  3. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Thanks for that, Ed. Earlier in the thread, someone had mentioned getting a sailing buddy or buddies, which I think is great advice as well. I'm hoping to find others to come sail my local waters, as well as me going to theirs. With that in mind, please consider coming up to the Shrewsbury next...
  4. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Thanks for the additional tips, all of which will serve other relatively inexperienced sailors well. This thread alone now allows me go out there with confidence. Trust me, I'm in no hurry to meet Davy Jones! :)
  5. stollie

    Jim Manta's dolly lives

    I got them thru Amazon. Pricey but hopefully they'll last...
  6. stollie

    Jim Manta's dolly lives

    Hi all, I just wanted to put up some pics of the new dolly.
  7. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    You guys have turned this into a great thread. :)
  8. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Thanks guys. This one will work for me, in a waterproof bag.
  9. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    OK guys, thanks a lot! I'm good to go. Wjejr, a special thanks to you. Your info is invaluable, and will keep me out out trouble per the specifics of that locale. If anything else comes to mind at any point, please be sure to let me know. Thanks. Be well, all.
  10. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Thanks for the additional info and suggestions. The PDF is my first piece of gear for sure. I have a full length 3mm wetsuit that I'll probably have to start using, with the weather cooling down. No headgear but I like the look of that Squid Lid...will definitely be getting one of those. This...
  11. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Wow, I'm really glad I asked you guys for this info! Andy, launch point is at the end of Seawaneka Ave, which angles off to the left of Pocano Ave. Shrewsbury yacht club is just south of launch site; lot of catboats there. Wjejr, thanks very much for this invaluable info, which I'll be...
  12. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Oh yeah, PFD for sure. I simply overlooked mentioning it. Thanks
  13. stollie

    Looking for safety tips for sailing all alone

    Hi all, I’m looking for some tips on how to sail safely, especially when it’s only me out there. I’ve only been sailing since last year and my home waters is the Shrewsbury river in New Jersey which, along with the Navesink river, feeds out into the bay. Basically what I’ve been doing is going...
  14. stollie

    Class Legal Sail Clips

    Ok, thanks all. I recently used a couple of those to tidy up my trailer wiring. Brilliant indeed! A lot to be said for the simplicity and cost effectiveness. I'll just have to figure out the optimal size for the "rings." Have you found that the zip ties work better than the plastic sail clips...
  15. stollie

    Class Legal Sail Clips

    PS: I'm a recreational SF sailor, not a racer.
  16. stollie

    Class Legal Sail Clips

    Picking up this thread... Mr. Glos, I'm looking to replace my rather old looking sail ties and found your post. I'm just not sure what these ratchet ties look like. Can you please point me to a link or otherwise indicate what I'd be asking for? Thanks!
  17. stollie

    New John Howard style SF bunks

    Fish on the new bunks, wood painted silver to match covering, which pics don't capture. Next, building a dolly.
  18. stollie

    New John Howard style SF bunks

    WOW!!! Quite a history on that boat, and mad woodworking skills restoring her with only those few broken sticks as templates. And yes, the Penebscot is a sweet boat as well. You're the real deal, son! I appreciate seeing woodworking skill, especially when applied to boats, wooden boats. My...
  19. stollie

    Prayers for SE USA ahead of hurricane Florence

    Hoping for a miracle!
  20. stollie

    New John Howard style SF bunks

    Good to know, thanks. So the boat is not being held down at the bow at all by the winch. So really it'll only be straps across the deck (not over-tightened) that will keep the boat on the trailer as I'm whipping down the highway, eh? Yikes! That there's a nice boat! Looks a bit like a Wherry...
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