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8 Hours Ago 12:06 PM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Windward islands
1 Day Ago 07:55 PM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Grew up sailing on the Chesapeake in an Irwin 37 ("the hundai of boats"); lived aboard in San Francisco for a year in my early thirties restoring a Columbia 34 ("the yugo of boats"), then returned to NYC and sailed a Pacific Seacraft Mariah 34. Now in Venice CA, and looking for a good vessel to sail to Hawaii. Considering a CT-38, but also looking at a bunch of others. Input welcome.
1 Day Ago 07:31 PM
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Why was my password reset?

I figgered it out.
1 Day Ago 07:18 PM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Marina Del Rey, CA
4 Days Ago 03:38 PM
Ensign Bob Hi all!
Old boat owner, new to Sailnet.
Sailing out of MI,Mystic,CT.
Pearson Ensign #286
4 Days Ago 10:20 PM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Home port Napeague Harbor, Cruse in Napeague Bay, Fort Pond Bay.
4 Days Ago 10:19 PM
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Hi all,still a relativ ally new member ,well got my CL 16 up from calgary this week and set it up yesterday in the yard checking for problems,and figuring out how it all goes together ,my son came out for Father's Day to help get set up........and today,although rain and little wind this morning we decided to take it out this afternoon,unfortunately by the time we had her launched the wind came up a bit,much white caps in the gusts,..but then it would be okay so we got it all together( ERICH has taken sailing courses a few years ago) and we're just settling into a good start when...the rudder broke clean off right at the waterline ,needless to say all heck broke loosenot sure all ,a bit of a blur,I almost got the piece of rudder(not sure why but almost jumped in to get it,I thought it had jumped off the pins) but what good is a broken rudder,,, any way course we couldn't get the sail down,boat spinning around and heeling this way and then that way but we finally got it down,and ERICH got control with the ji sail,and me with a tiny plastic paddle trying to steer somwhat ,could not get back to the launch we left from so we worked our way( very stressfull) down and across the lake to another boat launch in around a point in a quieter bay,got in just like it should have gone and got my phone from my wet bag/dry agenda called my daughter,who watched the whole thing from a friends cabin deck with binoculars...all in all intresting and ..guess I need a new rudder!!
1 Week Ago 10:44 AM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hello! New member here. I cruise on Lake Champlain between New York and Vermont. I hail from the Vermont side.
1 Week Ago 05:06 PM
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Thanks Trunorth for advise. Right now my wife and I are land locked here in Arkansas, but there is a small lake sailing club here that offers 3 day sailing lesson twice a year. We plan on starting there. We missed the first session because of a schedule conflicts. Seasoned sailors volunteer their time and their boats to introduce sailing to us new comers. While we wait for the next class my wife and I are preparing by reading books and such and going through a boaters safety class.
I like the idea of crewing on someone's else boat to start.
Thanks again.
1 Week Ago 09:26 AM
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Welcome to Sailnet MatK. There are many ways to pursue your plan but, the best ones involve a stepwise approach that builds your skills and lets you assess your continued interest and commitment at each stage. Lessons is always a good idea to start. After that, look for opportunities to crew for someone you trust who is also a good teacher. Join a well-regarded local sailing club with a wide range of boats from dinghies to cruisers. Sail as many different boats as you can. Do everything you can to keep your partner engaged. Before you jump to boat ownership consider other options that will maximize your leaning opportunities wihile reducing commitment. Chartering with a professional skipper can be a good way to hone your skills and boost your confidence. A boat partnership can also be an opportunity. I am a partner in a boat that I took from Northport NY to Fort Myers FL this past winter. This met my needs of trying extended cruising without carrying the full burden of expense and time commitment. I did the final leg from Key Largo to Ft. Myers with two of my brothers who had little to no sailing experience. It was a dream come true. One of the things that helped me was that one of the boat partners is a former sailing instructor and charter captain. By the time I reached Key Largo I was confident in my ability to skipper a cruising boat in coastal waters. The boat is currently on passage north for its summer home on the Chesapeake. One of the boat partners is skippering with a crew member who is paying to learn as he cruises for about two weeks. It so happens that I am looking to sell my share. Anyone on this forum who is interested please PM me.
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