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Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 07:11 PM
So I got a couple of days off for the 4th of July figured I would enjoy a little Tidbit time.

First thing ya need for the proper staycation is the proper beverage and reading material

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1920.jpg

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh thats better HOT out

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Ya got to love the bottle cap

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-262.jpg


Forgot the cooler but oh well

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1148.jpg

Figured I would sail to Little Stoney Point beach and hang out and catch some rays.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-2150.jpg

Ya got to love being able to beach a catboat

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-2171.jpg

elf
07-01-2009, 07:16 PM
Yup. Looks like it. Did you build a fire?

Where's Tess.

Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Set a stern anchor

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1819.jpg

tied a bow line to Tidbit's Tree

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-793.jpg

Yea it's Tidbits tree I marked it.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-928.jpg

But Uhhhh Ohhh a a severe storm moved in

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1130.jpg

Thats Ok the cuddy was warm and dry

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1209.jpg

and well lit during the dark storm

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-2362.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Yup. Looks like it. Did you build a fire?

Where's Tess.


Tess was at camp and with the storm no time to build a fire :eek:

davidagage
07-01-2009, 07:20 PM
Looks like a good time Joe..

Claudia and I are headed to Crystal River (a short hours drive) to her brothers place to go scalloping and fishing. Talk about from the water to the plate! Scallop season opened...Today!:D

J P
07-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Set a stern anchor

tied a bow line to Tidbit's Tree



http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-928.jpg




That's a bowline huh? ;)

Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 07:36 PM
That's a bowline huh? ;)

Na just a freakin line tied around a stump ;)

Paul Pless
07-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Damn... That looks awesome Joe. Wish I were doing the same.

J P
07-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Na just a freakin line tied around a stump ;)

:)

That'l do.

Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 07:55 PM
:)

That'l do.

Ya noticed the bow line but ya pay no attention to the Flemished anchor line ????:rolleyes:;):D

Chris Coose
07-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Having a boat really adds to the quality of life. I like to go camping and hiking too but having a boat really adds to the quality of life.

Did I say having ...............

Tom Galyen
07-01-2009, 08:24 PM
"If ya can't tie the right knot, tie lots of them."

Old sailor.

Pugwash
07-01-2009, 08:34 PM
And what exactly did the storm sever?

J P
07-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Ya notice the bow line but ya pay no attention to the Flemished anchor line ????:rolleyes:;):D

Au contraire, the Flemish coil is what brought it to my attention -- the, er, contrast with the bow line work, and everything else being so shipy and all. To be fair, I did take a good hard look at said knot, turning my head and looking at the screen sideways (both ways :)) before concluding that I did not recognize this knot. Truth be told, I was a little worried that there might actually be a bowline in there with some extra wraps and fancy stuff thrown on it. ;)

Looks like a good day out. Beats the heck out of being in the office, eh.

Captain Intrepid
07-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Au contraire, the Flemish coil is what brought it to my attention -- the, er, contrast with the bow line work, and everything else being so shipy and all. To be fair, I did take a good hard look at said knot, turning my head and looking at the screen sideways (both ways :)) before concluding that I did not recognize this knot. Truth be told, I was a little worried that there might actually be a bowline in there with some extra wraps and fancy stuff thrown on it. ;)

Looks like a good day out. Beats the heck out of being in the office, eh.

It's one of those many little bits of terminological tricks, the difference between a bowline and a bow line. :p

In all though, I'm deeply jealous. It's been far too long since I've been on the water, even on a ferry. Last time must have been months ago, just on a little now defunct ferry across one of the local rivers.

Hwyl
07-01-2009, 08:49 PM
From the Captain's license thread:


Aye Aye Captain
It's on my to do one day list ;)

to this



Na just a freakin line tied around a stump ;)
makes somewhat of a dichotomy

Joe (SoCal)
07-01-2009, 08:53 PM
And what exactly did the storm sever?

severe :rolleyes:

Oy between the bow line and the typos sheeesh ;)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
07-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Wow that is one nice boat.


and one round bald head.:D

Nanoose
07-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Looks great Joe.
By the way, where are you at with the car/transport to work thing?

P.L.Lenihan
07-01-2009, 10:41 PM
[quote=Joe ( Cold Spring on Hudson );2245090]Set a stern anchor

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1819.jpg

tied a bow line to Tidbit's Tree

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-793.jpg



Bad knot tying is one thing, but what really drives me nuts is sloppy/incorrect cleat work! I'm surprised Hwyl didn't spot that!! :D:D


Some peoples' kids....I tell ya!!:)




Cheers!


Peter

John B
07-01-2009, 11:00 PM
What a tough crowd.. just jealous cos Joe's gone out in his boat and we're all sitting around miserable and cold in the middle of winter ,sick with the flu, and with no immediate hope of any sunshine sailing staycation or salvation.
Thats right eh guys. No wait , you mean....

P.L.Lenihan
07-01-2009, 11:45 PM
What a tough crowd.. just jealous cos Joe's gone out in his boat and we're all sitting around miserable and cold in the middle of winter ,sick with the flu, and with no immediate hope of any sunshine sailing staycation or salvation.
Thats right eh guys. No wait , you mean....


Cold in the middle of winter? Ha! That'll learn ya to be living on the "wrong" side of the planet :D Sorry to hear about the flu though John....we can only hope you won't be laughing too hard in about 6 months time when us on the other side of the planet get to experience some real Arctic cold,not that comfy stuff you call winter :D:D


Oh, before I forget, here is a nice link for Joe to visit,study and practice when he doesn't know what to do with his hands and is all out of beer and reading material. No point in being part of a "tough crowd" if one can't at least offer up constructive remedies :D

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com



Cheers!


Peter

bobbys
07-01-2009, 11:57 PM
Cold in the middle of winter? Ha! That'll learn ya to be living on the "wrong" side of the planet :D Sorry to hear about the flu though John....we can only hope you won't be laughing too hard in about 6 months time when us on the other side of the planet get to experience some real Arctic cold,not that comfy stuff you call winter :D:D


Oh, before I forget, here is a nice link for Joe to visit,study and practice when he doesn't know what to do with his hands and is all out of beer and reading material. No point in being part of a "tough crowd" if one can't at least offer up constructive remedies :D

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com



Cheers!


Peter.

I like that site, When i was young i worked for a few years as a tree climber, When me and my friend first started the foreman always made us sing little songs/ ditties as we made the knots, I cant remember the bowline one but it was a rabbit going in a hole and back around again sort of thing

John B
07-02-2009, 12:07 AM
Thats fascinating, because on this side of the planet its the chinchilla that comes out of the hole , goes around the joshua tree, and back down the hole.
We call em a broline here too.

J P
07-02-2009, 12:32 AM
Oh, before I forget, here is a nice link for Joe to visit,study and practice when he doesn't know what to do with his hands and is all out of beer and reading material. No point in being part of a "tough crowd" if one can't at least offer up constructive remedies :D

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexboating.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com




Interesting knot site. Didn't see the (CSOH) Rhino Bow Line Hitch though. ;)



I'm just jealous too ... not enough sailing time ...

John B
07-02-2009, 12:49 AM
Isn't anyone going to call me on the chinchilla thing.. have you guys any idea how hard it is to work that into a story? sheesh.

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 01:00 AM
No fear John B...it is just that on "your" side of the planet,shouldn't the chinchilla go down the hole first :D

Cheers!

Peter, wondering when the wascally wabbit jokes are going to start.....

bobbys
07-02-2009, 01:03 AM
Isn't anyone going to call me on the chinchilla thing.. have you guys any idea how hard it is to work that into a story? sheesh..

I dont even know what a chinchilla is!!

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 01:07 AM
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I dont even know what a chinchilla is!!


That's what they calls a fella with a wicked left hook who always goes for the chin and the K.O. punch.......although it is usually spelt as chin-chiller:D:D


Cheers!


Peter

John B
07-02-2009, 01:10 AM
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I dont even know what a chinchilla is!!

Neither do I!.. is it like one of those things kids get and keep in hutches outside until they escape and then die in some tragic accident with the multi purpose rotary gardening device or because they get 'frightened ' and then kark it out of scardness? Guinea pigs?

Nanoose
07-02-2009, 01:17 AM
Thanks for the site link!
Skipper was trying to remind me how to tie a bowline last time we were out...I like the site's way better than his...but don't tell him that! :eek: :o

oznabrag
07-02-2009, 01:23 AM
So... The Constrictor Knot!

Yes, my Brethren, it will substitute for a hose clamp, in straitened circumstances, but it is better to use the Double Constrictor Knot for that purpose. Truly, when properly administered, the DCK is unassailable except through application of a blade.

However, in even more exceptional circumstances, the Triple Constrictor Knot finds it's place in the Pantheon.

If you need to bind an irregular bundle irrefutably, go to the double, add a wrap, make an extra twist under the wraps, tighten with over-wrapped needle-nosed pliers, and Robert fathered your cousins!

2MeterTroll
07-02-2009, 02:29 AM
Isn't anyone going to call me on the chinchilla thing.. have you guys any idea how hard it is to work that into a story? sheesh. dude its a fuzzy grey rat that lives on dust got no rib cage. you pet them and they die. then some swanks buy coats made from the pelts.:eek:

dhic001
07-02-2009, 03:28 AM
So I got a couple of days off for the 4th of July figured I would enjoy a little Tidbit time.

First thing ya need for the proper staycation is the proper beverage and reading material


You weren't very well prepared were you? Where are the females?
Daniel

Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2009, 04:18 AM
Ya know FWIW that nasty storm came in and it was raining hard and blowing snot, breaking waves across my stern

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-831.jpg?t=1246526317

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1898.jpg?t=1246526376



And that little Joe (CSOH) bow knot and cleat held fast no problem, no worries, so nah nah na ;)

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 04:28 AM
Ya know FWIW a nasty storm came in and it was raining hard and blowing snot, breaking waves across my stern

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-831.jpg?t=1246526317

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1898.jpg?t=1246526376



And that little Joe (CSOH) bow knot and cleat held fast no problem, no worrie, so nah nah na ;)

Morning Joe,

With the waves breaking over your stern and your bow toward the beach, you coulda held the bow to the beach with a shoe-lace knot if ya wanted to.... but that ain't real sailor-like is it? :D:D

Cheers,


Peter


ps. beer will stay colder longer if dropped over the side in a fishnet bag and lowered down as deep as you can go, off a line, instead of just in the bilge soup.

Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2009, 04:38 AM
Morning Joe,

ps. beer will stay colder longer if dropped over the side in a fishnet bag and lowered down as deep as you can go, off a line, instead of just in the bilge soup.

Morning Peter
Ya forgot about the massive tide as well ;)

As for the beer, I thought about using the plastic bag that the bear came in and doing that, but the possibility of the bag breaking and loosing the beer was too much to bear. As for a fishnet bag I do not have one and as noted there were no salty lasses stockings I could commandeer for the task ;)

dhic001
07-02-2009, 04:44 AM
As for a fishnet bag I do not have one and as noted there were no salty lasses stockings I could commandeer for the task ;)

As I said before, you were ill equipped. No Tabitha, no stockings, only beer and reading material. Hell, the reading material wouldn't have been needed if you'd taken a female, and the beer would have been colder. Let that be a lesson for you :p
Daniel

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 04:46 AM
As for a fishnet bag I do not have one and as noted there were no salty lasses stockings I could commandeer for the task ;)

Aaah,ya see Joe, sloppy knot work just scares the salty lasses away! Trust me, good knot work always impresses some lasses and tickles their imagination nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

"Massive tides"? Up the Hudson? How many feet where you are?

Cheers!



Peter

pcford
07-02-2009, 04:50 AM
As for the beer, I thought about using the plastic bag that the bear came in

Was it good for the bear too?

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 04:54 AM
Was it good for the bear too?


ROTFLMAO!!!! That might also explain why there were no women around :D:D:D


Cheers!


Peter

Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2009, 05:01 AM
"Massive tides"? Up the Hudson? How many feet where you are?

Cheers!



Peter

Honestly this part of the Hudson is still a tidal estuary, and due to the narrowing of the river where I live you get some pretty strong current and tidal action. The feet rise or drop does not play into it as it does in other locations, but it can get pretty wicked none the less.

And ya know sometimes a sailor just wants to go out on his own without the added distraction of company, I did say sometimes ;)

Hwyl
07-02-2009, 05:01 AM
Bad knot tying is one thing, but what really drives me nuts is sloppy/incorrect cleat work! I'm surprised Hwyl didn't spot that!! :D:D


Some peoples' kids....I tell ya!!:)




Cheers!


Peter

Not (or knot) sure about the reputation I'm getting. If it wasn't for your nice sanding girlfriend I'd set my chinchilla on you.

Joe, a knot has to hold and be easy to release. It's the easy to release part that's the clincher.

Hwyl
07-02-2009, 05:04 AM
blowing snot, breaking waves across my stern





No comment needed

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 05:13 AM
If it wasn't for your nice sanding girlfriend I'd set my chinchilla on you.
.

Saved again from evil chinchillas by my girlfriend :D I'm one lucky nutjob!!

You couldn't survive as a skipper if you didn't have a good reputation Gareth.That says it all for me!


Cheers!


Peter

Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2009, 05:17 AM
Not (or knot) sure about the reputation I'm getting. If it wasn't for your nice sanding girlfriend I'd set my chinchilla on you.

Joe, a knot has to hold and be easy to release. It's the easy to release part that's the clincher.

OY remind me not to post Misc Boat Related posts in the bilge :rolleyes:So here is the deal on the line, and my dramatic rendition of the storm.

Since I didn't have a long enough bow line I spliced ( tied ) several lines together you can see the green one with an existing hoop spliced into it looped into a white one also with a hoop spliced into it. A third one attached using a reef ( Square ) knot, that is close to where I tied it off to the tree. The knot at the tree is a simple knot where you double up the line tie it a few times around the tree and make a simple knot. To release the knot you just pull on the end of the loop and it pops open no problem. Ya know I could have tied a bowline but in actuality I find them harder to loosen when there is a load on the line than the one I mentioned above.

As for the storm and the waves crashing over the stern - ahhh a little poetic license, it was a nice squall and a lot of rain and the Tide & current were running strong, but little Tidbit and her knot deprived captain were never in any real danger and it all held fast - and isn't that really what its all about ;)

P.L.Lenihan
07-02-2009, 05:28 AM
Since I didn't have a long enough bow line I spliced ( tied ) several lines together you can see the green one with an existing hoop spliced into it looped into a white one also with a hoop spliced into it. A third one attached using a reef ( Square ) knot, that is close to where I tied it off to the tree.

Sounds like it's time to cash in all those empty beer bottles and spring for a nice length of rope for future beach exploits:) On the other hand Joe, you could have just used your anchor line......oh no,don't tell me you were already using the only anchor and rhode off the stern......tsk,tsk...gotta have a second anchor and rhode for emergencies Joe, especially on nasty rivers like the Hudson. It's almost as bad as the St.Lawrence river :)



Cheers!


Peter

Chris Coose
07-02-2009, 05:34 AM
How about stepping the anchor into the sand?
I suppose for an overnight, tying off is best. Never slept with my head on the beach.

Well anyways. Good morning Joe. What's for breakfast?

Joe (SoCal)
07-02-2009, 05:41 AM
How about stepping the anchor into the sand?
I suppose for an overnight, tying off is best. Never slept with my head on the beach.

Well anyways. Good morning Joe. What's for breakfast?

Morning Captain Coose can ya believe the hard tack sailors we got on this forum ? ;) Cant a guy be cool enough beaching a catboat and enjoying a beverage without a knot critique ;)

I've done a a bit of camping on her this way and it works out nice, never an issue even over night I sleep sound.

Hmm breakfast is probably coffee and a quick bowl of cereal, going to the gym early with Phill, then possibly a hike with another friend ;)

Big doings this weekend in ol CSOH lots of fireworks and a big party in town, should be fun to watch from Tidbit

martin schulz
07-02-2009, 06:22 AM
Set a stern anchor

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/fosterhere/photo-1819.jpg

What the F. is this? Cordage-snails?

Who are you - the Royal Navy? ;)



Honestly anyone sorting his cordage this way will get sneered upon here, because it is considered snobbish, but also because moisture will stay under it.

Apart from that - very nice pics and I am very much envious, becaus ethe RumRegatta was the last time I had the chance to sail :(

brad9798
07-03-2009, 08:19 AM
'Staycation?'

Do you live on Tidbit now???

;)

oznabrag
07-03-2009, 08:33 AM
What the F. is this? Cordage-snails?

Who are you - the Royal Navy? ;)



Honestly anyone sorting his cordage this way will get sneered upon here, because it is considered snobbish, but also because moisture will stay under it.

Apart from that - very nice pics and I am very much envious, becaus ethe RumRegatta was the last time I had the chance to sail :(

Gee, Martin, all that fussing over the deck coil and not one word about how he's got the last wrap on the cleat locked backwards!:p

Mrleft8
07-03-2009, 08:56 AM
And to think.....An enterprising, strapping young lad like Joe could be doing little odd jobs, like mowing lawns, or cleaning attics for a little extra money, if he had a desire to do so.....

oznabrag
07-03-2009, 09:08 AM
And to think.....An enterprising, strapping young lad like Joe could be doing little odd jobs, like mowing lawns, or cleaning attics for a little extra money, if he had a desire to do so.....

I have heard of this 'extra money', but I have never seen any!;)

Mrleft8
07-03-2009, 09:34 AM
I have heard of this 'extra money', but I have never seen any!;)

Neither has Carter....:rolleyes:

P.L.Lenihan
07-04-2009, 04:52 AM
we're a bit more demanding of our creature comforts, LCD TV, DVD player, internet access, hot and cold water, a stall shower, refrigeration, air conditioning, etc... :p

Holy suffering Jesus!If there is any room left on your boat Norman, I could always come down and sacrifice some time to sharing your misery with you.......I'll even keep an eye on your knots for ya :D:D



Cheers!


Peter

Bob (oh, THAT Bob)
07-04-2009, 05:34 AM
Sailing up (sailing up)
Sailing down (sailing down)
Up (down)
Down (up)
Up and down the river
Sailing on
Stopping all along the way
The river may be dirty now
But she's getting cleaner everyday