Tag archives for sailing

  1. Block and Tackle Efficiencies

    Not long ago a friend was looking to upgrade the mainstay1 block and tackle system on his sailboat. The question was if the proposed system would provide the anticipated reduction in force. It was an interesting question that, while seemingly straight forward, does have a couple of gotchas. Block (pulley) and tackle (rope) calculations are…

  2. One Year Ago: Photo Time Capsule

    Twice a month I get an email from Photojojo with the most interesting pictures I took from that time span the previous year last year; it’s the Photojojo’s Photo Time Capsule and it’s a great way to spend some time reflecting. For instance, May 30th of last year I was sailing in Puget Sound: A…

  3. Summer Sailing Adventure

    [caption id="attachment_4548" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="GPS data visualized using Google Earth. Click image to embiggen."][/caption] Before I left on my trip, I had the opportunity to go sailboat racing with some friends on the Mata …

  4. Summer Wind

    As July finishes up, so does my summer vacation. Less then three weeks remain before my final year of college starts. This summer has been a rather interesting one. If I had to put word to it, I’d describe it as: low-key.

    Many of my friends hav…