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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,449
Posted By hwlovett
Lol.... oh, I almost forget. Baby powder can be...

Lol.... oh, I almost forget. Baby powder can be a life saver after sitting in wet shorts for a few days! Anyone who's spent much time offshore knows about prickly butt from the damp and salt.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,449
Posted By hwlovett
A hat is fine, if it will stand up to the wind,...

A hat is fine, if it will stand up to the wind, and keep water out of your collar. I find that a baseball hat and hood is better, especially is you are "ducking spray." Remember to bring some dish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,852
Posted By hwlovett
Regarding mounting: Be aware that you need your...

Regarding mounting: Be aware that you need your raft in "survival conditions." Its attachment to the boat must be such that it will not be carried away. Similarly, it is important for the crew to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,550
Posted By hwlovett
I sailed on a Hood Little Harbor 38 for a number...

I sailed on a Hood Little Harbor 38 for a number of years, although I don't think it was a Wauquiez. It was an extremely well built boat, and a very strong performer with a 126 rating that it sailed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By hwlovett
Sven, Thanks so much!

Sven,

Thanks so much!
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-31-2010
Replies: 51
  Dare I?
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Posted By hwlovett
I'm amazed that most of these people ever leave...

I'm amazed that most of these people ever leave the dock.

1) I understand that you understand boats and can use the engine and have at least driven a motor boat.

2) That you have studied a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By hwlovett
Atoms Windvane

I have just acquired a boat that has a disassembled Atoms windvane. It appears to have the necessary parts, but I'm not at all sure how the vane is assembled and rigged.

Any information would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 8,169
Posted By hwlovett
I currently have Bona Roba under contract. I...

I currently have Bona Roba under contract. I would be interested to learn what Kulokoo thought of her, as well as meeting other Gladiateur owners.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By hwlovett
Curious

I'm curious what kind of condition you found the boat in? Particularly, the hull, deck, and cabintop? Spars? Engine?

Thanks!
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-26-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 6,153
Posted By hwlovett
1) sails are expensive. 2) practice makes...

1) sails are expensive.
2) practice makes reefing not a chore more difficult that tightening the outhaul.
3) your boat will be in control.
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