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Search: Posts Made By: dreamdoer
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-24-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By dreamdoer
Challenge the norm

So admitting that there are no absolutes and what I am writing about will NOT be right for everyone, I being a trailer sailor came upon an epiphany when I read the book that recounted the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-12-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I am going to buy a depth finder, but not until next spring, in time for the next sailing season. The posts have convinced me that it is prudent and I thank all respondents for taking the time and...
Forum: Electronics 09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

Thanks for the post. I amended my original post to include that I have a solid fiberglass hull.
Forum: Electronics 09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By dreamdoer
Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

Hello:
I would like recommendations as to what is a good depth finder with SHOOT THROUGH hull transducer to buy. I have a pocket cruiser with a solid fiberglass hull (GRP), and I won't poke any...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Well I see there are a range of answers all the way from absolute necessity to no you do not need one. I plan on sailing within sight of shore, piloting as I go. I fully understand that soft...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By dreamdoer
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,380
Posted By dreamdoer
Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Good Morning:
I am a lake sailor who is venturing out into coastal waters. I am a minimalist by nature and am wondering about the necessity of installing a depth finder on my boat. I only draft 1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Clawing off the ol'lee shore

Thank you for the input. So in effect the lifting effect of the keel pulls the boat in the opposite direction(more or less) that the wind is trying to blow the boat. It would seem that no matter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By dreamdoer
Clawing off the ol'lee shore

Good morning everyone:

Compared to a shoal keeled sailboat, is the greater ability of a fin keeled or long/deep keeled sailboat to "claw" off a lee shore due to its higher pointing angle relative...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By dreamdoer
O'Day 22 Coastal Cruise?

I am a sailer with some experience who has a new boat(O'Day 22 shoal keel). What would be the worst conditions encountered (wind and wave) that I could expect to safely sail in? What are the worst...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By dreamdoer
Our Most Perfect Boat

Well collecting and sifting through all the wonderful advice I have mad a preliminary list of the attributes that I feel OUR MOST PERFECT BOAT would possess. I would appreciate any...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

OOps!
Capable of sailing to Bermuda- definitely I
I live in Massachusetts (Big difference than if I lived in Melbourne Australia right? LOL)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By dreamdoer
Red face Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Thank you all for your advice. More specifics as to what my wife (W) and what I (I) would want in a sailboat;
Full head ĖW
Not tender -W@I
Safe-W@I
Comfortable for 2 for up to a month when...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Hi Everyone:
Thank you all for offering such great advice and please continue to provide it. Donna, I was not generalizing when I said that the women who had offered advice all talked about the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-14-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By dreamdoer
Advice on the Perfect Boat Please

Well I have followed the sage advice given to date and have signed up to take my second USCG approved boating safety/intro to boating class and I have sent for an application to join the Pelagic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By dreamdoer
Re: sailing newbie in central MA

Hello:
We are in almost the same boat(a pun intended). I live in Phillipston and am determined to get some sea miles sailing this summer. An experienced member of this site suggested that I check...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By dreamdoer
Sailing in New England for newbie

I am a fresh water sailor who wants to try ocean sailing to see if it suits me. I live in Massachusetts about a 2 hour ride from the coast. I work fulltime and also volunteer regularly during the...
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