My First Sail!!! - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By NewportNewbie
  • 2 Post By sailguy40
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-25-2011
NewportNewbie's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
NewportNewbie is on a distinguished road
My First Sail!!!

Other than the sea trial before I bought the boat I have been using it under motor. Today I went out with the previous owner under sail. What a blast! The harbor was not busy at all. Got out of the channel for a bit and then turned around and tacked back. Nice sail. Wind wasn't very strong. I think I'm gonna put the 155% genoa on for better light wind performance. I have 135% on it now. A few more outings with others or lessons and I'll be ready for a solo excursion. I'm sooooo hooked!
DRFerron and BentSailor like this.
__________________
S/V Cuajota - 1975 WD Schock Santana 30

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-25-2011
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,854
Thanks: 7
Thanked 44 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 6
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Great stuff
You might want to keep the 135 for a bit though, I have a 155 on mine and although I go a bit faster in light winds, it doesn't point as well and the sail itself is just more of a pain to handle. I prefer using the 135.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-25-2011
sailguy40's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
sailguy40 is on a distinguished road
Sounds awesome and it gets better! I got hooked right from the start Nothing like it, I can be out there all day and night and only burn 1/8 gallon of fuel, if that. This was something unheard of with my powerboats. I will never forget the nice night sleeping in the v-birth anchored a few miles out in big Lake Ponchartrain under the stars. The way my boat was slowly swinging on anchor, me just laying back staring up through the front deck hatch I had open. It felt like floating in space or something, looking up and seeing all the stars and the little dipper just panning by. Priceless experience and what a way to fall asleep. Then it don't stop there, next morning I would wake up to be treated to a beautiful sunrise. So no doubt that a sailboat is the best thing I ever bought.
DRFerron and kpgraci like this.
__________________
Tim
s/v Pirates Lady
Hunter 33

"The sound of the sea, is becoming very familiar to me."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-25-2011
cb32863's Avatar
Lake Sailor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
cb32863 is on a distinguished road
Nice to hear! Always a good thing to have that motor off...

Congrats on a good day.
__________________
Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-26-2011
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
I can't believe that Newport harbor is ever NOT busy, but if you found a day when it wasn't, good for you! That is a pretty harbor.

So, when you planning on Catalina Island? You know that has to be soon, especially when you get hooked.
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-26-2011
carl762's Avatar
Sundance 23
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 878
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 5
carl762 is on a distinguished road
Nice. Now, you'll notice that all you think about now is SAILING!!!!! ... at least in my case. I'm hooked.

A trip to Catalina Island by sailboat would be an amazing trip. Did it by Ferryboat years ago. Love that Island!!!!
__________________
Water is Life
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-26-2011
tomperanteau's Avatar
Crotchety Old Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 843
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
tomperanteau is on a distinguished road
Yep, it's a fun trip. We prefer Two Harbors because it is quiet and has a nice beach and a few nice restaurants. It is also a really pretty harbor and a nice walk across to the back side of the island. We've been to Avalon, too, but you have to be in the mood for the atmosphere there. Too commercial for us. If we want to visit a mall-like place, we can find that closer.

There are both mooring balls and a free anchorage area. Depending on our plans, we have used both. If it is just the wife and I, we'll anchor out for free because she is a fishing freak and the only reason for some of our trips there are so she can fish around the island. The nice thing about that is that our weekend jaunts may only cost us the diesel to pull out of our slip. Sailing is free!
__________________
Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-27-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
aquestforfun is on a distinguished road
Enjoy the new boat. Its a beautiful harbor to sail in and out of. We sail there ourselves. Sometimes we have your luck with not too much traffic but usually we are dodging rented Duffy's who don't know or follow any rules and the Harbor 20 races in the lower turning basin.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The (Environment) Friendly Face of Strictly Sail - Sail World NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-11-2007 06:15 PM
The Club Marine Sail Boat Show this weekend - Sail World NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-22-2007 06:15 PM
Melbourne Club Marine Sail Boat Show - Sail World NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-18-2007 06:15 PM
The Voyages of the Good Ship Jabulani: Finally under sail @ Sail Blogs NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-18-2006 03:15 PM
Sydney Yachts at Strictly Sail Pacific @ Sail World Australia NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-17-2006 08:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:14 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.