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by FrankC
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Skiff Skills Development Program
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Skiff Skills Development Program

I have been sailing an MPS for 3 years now. I am in Washington State (Columbia River Gorge area). It took me 2.5 years to become comfortable/competent in most all conditions up to 20 knots. Like you, I had no fleet available and had to rely on internet and DVD resources. I have made every mistake an...
by FrankC
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell - Advertise for free
Topic: shot main and shot kite
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: shot main and shot kite

I would be interested in the kite. Are you willing to ship to US?
by FrankC
Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: USA
Topic: Dallas Sailing Clubs
Replies: 1
Views: 4295

Re: Dallas Sailing Clubs

Not sure about skiffs, but there is an active Laser fleet in Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I suggest you contact Doug Peckover. He has a website called impropercourse.
by FrankC
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: threading new main halyard
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: threading new main halyard

Thanks for the tips, Paul. Keeping the kite halyard tight was especially helpful. I have a two piece mast, so I separated them at the spreaders, threaded a 19 guage wire down from the crane to the end of the top section and used it to pull the main halyard through. I then threaded the wire up throug...
by FrankC
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: threading new main halyard
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

threading new main halyard

Does anyone have any advice on how to install a main halyard? My stop knot came undone and the halyard slipped into the hole in the mast.

Other than that, the MPS sailing is coming along fine. Thank you.
by FrankC
Mon May 26, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Mast head crane
Replies: 89
Views: 30042

Re: Mast head crane

Hi Chris,

Have you found that this set up works well?

Frank
by FrankC
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Learning to Sail a Musto Skiff
Replies: 58
Views: 24901

Re: Learning to Sail a Musto Skiff

I have been conducting my own mini MPS bootcamp for the past few weeks. Conditions have allowed me to sail 13 out of the last 22 days. I sail about 1.5 hours per day, which usually leaves me pretty tired and sore. I am sailing on an inland lake surrounded by mountains, so the breeze is very shifty a...
by FrankC
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Learning to Sail a Musto Skiff
Replies: 58
Views: 24901

Re: Learning to Sail a Musto Skiff

After a long winter of watching videos, spring has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and I have been able to begin my journey in my new Musto Skiff. I have had five sailing sessions so far. The first session I mostly swam around the capsized boat, wondering what the hell I got myself into. T...
by FrankC
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: tiller bungee
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

tiller bungee

Hi all, I just found this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLJQ5uJ_4w) and noticed the black bungee holding the tiller. Is this a common/useful pimp? The highs here have been around minus 12 C (10 F), so I am just dreaming of MPS sailing until spring. Yesterday was the inaugural day of ice boa...
by FrankC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Boat and Sailor Database - ADD YOUR DETAILS HERE
Topic: 497
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

Re: 647

It is 497. Typing without my glasses on. Getting old is no fun.
by FrankC
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Boat and Sailor Database - ADD YOUR DETAILS HERE
Topic: 497
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

497

Country: USA
Owner: Frank Caccavo, Jr.
Club: Columbia Gorge Racing Association
Email: fcaccavojr@gmail.com
MPSCA Member: No
Sponsor:
First Mustoskiff: 497
by FrankC
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Continuous cunningham splicing
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

Continuous cunningham splicing

Does anyone have some tips on splicing the cunningham control line? I have watched the following video (http://www.marlowropes.com/excel-control-continuous-splice.html) and it seems easy and straightforward. However, I cannot get the covers to pull through eachother. There does not seem to be enough...
by FrankC
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Broken Lower
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Broken Lower

I took my new MPS out for her first sail today in a gusty 8-10 knots. I did lots of swimming but got going a few times as well. However, one of the lowers broke. The wire pulled free from the ferrule and fell into the drink. Is this a common problem? Is there anything I can do to avoid this? I never...
by FrankC
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Stepping the mast
Replies: 16
Views: 5124

Re: Stepping the mast

Well after five hours, lots of sweat and a few explicatives, I figured the rigging out through lots of trial and even more error. I ended up with numbers that at least provide a starting point (shrouds 28, lowers 10, rake 7290). I imagine it would have been funny to see me cheeky with success after ...
by FrankC
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Stepping the mast
Replies: 16
Views: 5124

Re: Stepping the mast

Hi Rick, Yes, the guide is helpful. However there are lots of little details that are not covered. Coming from the very simple rigging of the Laser, I am not familiar with the intricacies of shrouds, lowers, forestays, spreaders, etc. It has been fun learning how to rig the MPS. One of the reasons I...

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