Lovesail Member Blogs

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Lovesail Member Blogs

Quite of few of the Lovesail members are prolific writers, here are a few of the blog posts that have been added recently:

Catalina Aftermath….and women who fix sh*t by sailingsideways

Great trip to Two Harbors on Catalina island. Now whenever you use your ( or I use mine) boat and take it out for a day or two there is always a fix it list upon return. So mine is:

  1. Fix Diesel kill switch so it actually kills the engine
  2. Clean and lube all winches -. I had to tack 4 times to make Two Harbors and it was a work out…so assuming winches have resistance going on.
  3. Install larger self tailing winch for Main Sheet and Boom Vang
  4. Sew furling jib cover that is loose

And…I will do this myself. Hence women who fix stuff. Good thing this is a 4 day weekend.

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Anti Paxos swimming by indigoblue (who is currently sailing the Greek islands)

Stopped here for a swim on the way to Corfu for the night. Great spot. Can see the bottom even in 20 – 22m water depth.

Work trip across the channel by vikingsailor

Great 4 day sail + 9 crew (8 day Skipper- 1 comp crew)

Revised Shamrock Quay-Poole – Portland- Cherbourg- shamrock Quay

Planned route shamrock- Cherbourg- Alderney- Poole – shamrock

1st day was planned to go to Cherbourg with weather gusting F7, change of plan headed to Poole

Very good choice as a few where a bit sea sick

2nd was planed to Alderney but as bad weather was continuous, we legged down the coast to Portland nice big Swales kicking are back side in F7 gusting more, down came the main and sailed by the reef fore sail, hand out raw ginger seemed to help a bit, arrived in Portland with a great visit from some dolphins in the marina

3rd day weather was much better, up early and legged it to Cherbourg till about 1230 wind stopped, so motor on for a bit then the wind veered round to sw and picked, arrived in good time and meeting Queen Victoria leaving

4th day very early start again, great sun rise and good winds to start, then dropping and motor on for a bit. Hitting the needles was a very nice site as the day was long, wind picked up tide with us and hitting 11knots. Got back into Southampton water an anther visit from Queen Victoria leaving Southampton.

Just don’t panic!! by SlipstreaM

So there I was, below doing the washing up, when it started…, I could hear a loud rushing of water. I checked outside, but the sound was definitely coming from inside the boat!. I opened all the hatches in the floor, but thank god the inside of the hull was dry. The noise persisted intermittently, and I tried hard to locate the source, but it seemed to be coming from everywhere. A mystery….

After a while I realized I could correlate the rushing of water sound with the noise of a motor running in the distance. When the motor was under load, there was the noise of water, when the load was off and it reved higher, the sound stopped. I went to investigate….

It turned out that a marina diver was cleaning one of the piles, underwater, with a high pressure water jet, about 50 yards away. Amazing how the sound can travel underwater, but be completely inaudiable outside the boat!!

Anyway, case closed, I can sleep soundly tonight!!

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Lovesail User Blogs

Lovesail User Blog Extracts

As a Gold Member of Lovesail members can keep blogs on their account.   Here are a few examples of just a few of the Lovesail User Blogs that members have submitted….

How to? advice please

Hi, after a prolonged trip to the UK, I have now returned to my boat in Italy and found some of the ropes have turned a nasty green. Anyone know the best product to clean them? Is bleach too strong? Flash did not work, nor wash-up liquid. Thanks, in hope.

Spanking Good Sail!

Had a brilliant sail yesterday 10 to 20knts s to sw down to Southwold and back to Lowestoft rained heavy for a while but was still a good sail,prop is fouled going to don wetsuit this morn a give it a scouring.

Sailing Saturday

Hi, any one up for a day sail out of Gosport (Portsmouth Harbour), Uk.   Just a easy socal sail into the Solent, leaving pontoon about 10:00am returning late afterrnoon.  Experiance not required, just need to enjoy being out on the water. Let me know.

Looking for Crew

Next weekend. have a yacht club cruise at SANTA Cruze Island, would like help. Also, the next weekend, would like help with the fundrasier the next Sunday for thr Elderly. tnx

Are you Sailing Corrimandals, NZ Early Feb 2015?

Hi Just putting it out there if anyone would be Sailing in the Corrimandals North Island of New Zealand next year early Feburary (attending a wedding 13/2/15 there).  I would be keen to join up for a sail at some stage or interested if you are maybe sailing from Australia in Janurary over to NZ?  You never know untill you ask!  I welcome you read my profile & would be happy to provide any further details if needed.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.  Happy Sailing Days

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The Best Sailing Blogs – Top 5

What makes the best sailing blogs? Inspirational stories, good writing, fantastic photography, insightful tips, how-to guides and, of course, regular updates. Here is a list of 5 of the best sailing blogs on the internet (in no particular order) which do all of these things and more:

1. Yachting & Boating World

No list of the best sailing blogs would be complete without the big one. Yachting & Boating World magazine’s authoritative website is also home to a few blogs which are definitely worth following. They are regularly updated and include articles and videos from their writers which cover a broad spectrum of sailing topics from news and equipment reviews to guides and interviews with top sailing teams and stars.

2. Sail Far Live Free

Great blogs are all about giving normal people a voice and this blog does just that. Started in 2007 by then sailing novice Kevin as a journal covering his families purchase and restoration of an old sailboat, has grown to over 1,000,000 page views with it’s mix of stories, reviews and tips. The journey they’ve been on makes inspirational reading.

3. The Retirement Project

This fantastic blog chronicles the ups and downs of a couple, Tim and Deb, who set out to spend their retirement living on the seas. Their story is well worth following from the start and anyone with wanderlust or an unquenchable desire to sail will find their posts fascinating and inspiring.

4. Ed’s Boat Tips

The website of the popular magazine Cruising World hosts a number of indispensable blogs which cover all aspects of sailing, but here we’ve gone for ‘Ed’s boat tips’. This is a regularly updated blog which offers advice and tips on the kind of practical issues you might not even think about until you are out there sailing. This blog will help you pre-empt problems and challenges before they happen! Typical post title: “Three Ways To Prevent Electrocuting Swimmers Around Your Boat.”

5. Windtraveler

The ongoing story of a couple who set sail to seek “a life less ordinary” and then found out they were having twins. This insightful blog follows the family as they look to get back on the open seas and deals with a lot of great practical advice on sailing with very young crew members as well as great photography and a compelling story.

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Don’t forget the Lovesail Blog either for informative articles all sailing related!  Lovesail is a global online dating and social networking site for sailing enthusiasts.