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Search: Posts Made By: SW329xl
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,930
Posted By SW329xl
The luff length on that sail looks fine to me....

The luff length on that sail looks fine to me. You want to raise the main just enough to pull the wrinkles out, not necessarily to move the draft forward or enough to develop a crease near the luff....
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By SW329xl
Not that reefing and reef points are not...

Not that reefing and reef points are not important, but there are a lot of things you can/should do to depower before you shorten sail. Try flattening the sail with more backstay, and a tighter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By SW329xl
:) I try to make sure to always get in at least 3...

:) I try to make sure to always get in at least 3 days a week:

1 day practice
1 day racing
1 or more days to just sail and have fun.

Plus a couple short cruises over the summer.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By SW329xl
There are lots of good dinghies out there, some...

There are lots of good dinghies out there, some of it will depend on the kind of sailing you want to do, and how athletic you are.

Lasers are a nice popular boat, that you can usually find good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By SW329xl
May through October, and I sail about 100 days...

May through October, and I sail about 100 days per year.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By SW329xl
Cheap is relative. I am not sure of the schools...

Cheap is relative. I am not sure of the schools in LI, but Croton Sailing School in Westchester, NY offers a weekend class for $395. That is actually not bad for a full weekend on the water with...
Forum: herSailNet 04-20-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 7,683
Posted By SW329xl
Nothing, you nailed it. It is weird.

Nothing, you nailed it. It is weird.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By SW329xl
Very cool. I would suggest looking for a sailing...

Very cool. I would suggest looking for a sailing school and learning the basics first and then move on to a coastal cruising class for yourself. In my experience, you will learn a lot more faster...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 6,617
Posted By SW329xl
I would add that you should get a clear picture...

I would add that you should get a clear picture in mind of what kind of sailing you really want to be doing. If you want to daysail, especially shorthanded, then you should look at a smaller boat....
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 04-14-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By SW329xl
Cool. You might want to look at using Akismet or...

Cool. You might want to look at using Akismet or Mollom to filter postings as well. They are incredibly effective at stopping spam and malware from getting into the system. It looks like there is an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,740
Posted By SW329xl
congrats on the new boat.

congrats on the new boat.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 04-13-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By SW329xl
Just got this message for the first time. It...

Just got this message for the first time. It appears to be very intermittent. In refreshing the same page/thread, the warning disappeared. The bad script is not called directly by the page, but...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-13-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,536
Posted By SW329xl
A couple boats you might want to look at would be...

A couple boats you might want to look at would be a J30 and a Catalina 30.

The J30 is going to be a lot like the J24s you like, but bigger. It can definitely be cruised, but leans more towards...
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-13-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,536
Posted By SW329xl
From the boats you have sailed on, you would be...

From the boats you have sailed on, you would be taking a big step down as far as performance. What kind of sailing are you planning to do?
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By SW329xl
Have you looked at the Beneteau First 40.7? That...

Have you looked at the Beneteau First 40.7? That would fit your price range, and definitely falls under the category of performance cruiser.

CHIMPUN......
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,554
Posted By SW329xl
Between those two boats, I would definitely...

Between those two boats, I would definitely recommend the Islander. Have you looked at any Catalina 22s? That might be an even better bet. There are lots out there, and many can be had for very...
Forum: Racing 04-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,192
Posted By SW329xl
Sailormon, I agree that on a daysail or cruise...

Sailormon, I agree that on a daysail or cruise you don't need a ton of upper body strength, but in a race it sure helps. If that strength saves you a second or even half a second on a tack, it will...
Forum: Racing 04-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,192
Posted By SW329xl
You should definitely take a gradual turn for...

You should definitely take a gradual turn for your tacks. Aside from dinghies where you can roll tack them, you always want a slow smooth turn.

You are also right, that whenever possible you...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 04-11-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By SW329xl
Actually your SAs (Systems admins) should be able...

Actually your SAs (Systems admins) should be able to write a script to comb through all the posts in the system and purge them of any infected posts. At the same time, you need to make sure that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 9,598
Posted By SW329xl
Whoa. An MX Ray for $1,400. That is one heck of a...

Whoa. An MX Ray for $1,400. That is one heck of a fun to cost ratio. Plus with that boat, you could cancel your gym membership. I have seen those running in the 3k - 4k range for the most part....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 8,391
Posted By SW329xl
Bob started out in the publishing industry with...

Bob started out in the publishing industry with biker mags. Most of those mags have women posing on top of bikes for their covers as well. You wouldn't expect a biker turned cruiser to put out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2010
Replies: 165
Views: 21,224
Posted By SW329xl
Check with another moderator. The site is going...

Check with another moderator. The site is going to treat mods and non-mods differently. Could be a mod specific bug. Also might want to check with the SAs (Sys admins, not the other site) to see if...
Forum: Provisioning 04-08-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,123
Posted By SW329xl
Limes Onions Hot peppers Garlic Rice ...

Limes
Onions
Hot peppers
Garlic
Rice
Fishing pole

Use the pole to catch a fish, then use the rest to make fresh ceviche. Note when cleaning the fish, save the head and spine to make...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 04-08-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,034
Posted By SW329xl
I don't think you can do anything specific to...

I don't think you can do anything specific to teach kids to love something. All you can do is provide opportunities for them to fall in love. I love sailing, my wife loves sailing, my kids do not. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2010
Replies: 2,947
Views: 357,268
Posted By SW329xl
It was a heck of a lot of fun, and thankfully no...

It was a heck of a lot of fun, and thankfully no injuries. It would have been nice if they had these cool life rafts back then, just in case.

Sports Stuff Medium 60Qt Floating Cooler - Backyard -...
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