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Search: Posts Made By: Dana125
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 2,834
Posted By Dana125
Comfortable weekend, or extended offshore cruiser for 2....

Hi Hilega. I chose co-ownership with one other person to help defray the costs on my latest boat (my third), a beautifully maintained 1988 Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, cutter rigged. Moved up from a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-10-2002
Replies: 329
Views: 42,376
Posted By Dana125
Celestial Navigation? Forget it!

I agree with the premise that sole reliance on electronic navigation equipment is a dangerous (and foolish) approach to seamanship.

Jeff & Tsenator are right on.

The gov''t isn''t about to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By Dana125
27'''' with long vee berth?

mrb222:

How about a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. There are several on the Chesapeake. You should be able to check it out easily.

Drew
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-01-2002
Replies: 57
Views: 9,809
Posted By Dana125
anchors

Maxcontax:

I''ve used a Danforth exclusively over the years on my Westerly 25 without a windlass It weights in at about 6,000 to 7,000 pounds when cruising. I sail on a huge inland with plenty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2002
Replies: 28
Views: 4,347
Posted By Dana125
Anchoring, chain diameter is a big difference?

Back to the issue first presented. Is it better to size up the chain/rode over the manufacturer''s recommendations? I have chosen to get a 16.5# Bruce for my Dana as the primary anchor. She will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2002
Replies: 33
Views: 5,066
Posted By Dana125
which type dinghy is the better

Morning Rick.

Check your sail.net email. I dropped you a line about "Gypsy Grils", the hard dink that Bill used with "Gypsy" for many years. You''re welcome to her. I think she''s salvageable;...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dana125
Anchors for anchor rollers

Sorry, hit the wrong button. Here''s the rest. I anchor frequently, and it looks to me that the stock on the Danforth would catch on the bowsprit bobstay. Are the plow anchors the logical choice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By Dana125
Anchors for anchor rollers

I''d appreciate some input regarding what anchor to keep as a primary anchor on the bow roller of my PS Dana 24.

I sail in an area with primarily muddy/clayey/and sometimes sand bottoms. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By Dana125
Docking lines:tight or slack?

I''m a firm believer in loose lines, but I use snubbers, too. I have used oversized double braided dock lines with Tempo mooring compensators for years. These work great. I love the supple feel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Dana125
Using e-mail archives

I am new to Sailnet, and have joined two of the email lists. I didn''t receive instructions on how to use them. Can someone help me with how to post email messages to the lists.

Thanks you in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-02-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 6,236
Posted By Dana125
Westerly

I own a ''67 Westerly 25 (outboard), and have sailed on a Centaur (inboard). Both are bilge keel boats. I like ''em. Yes, they are slow, but very strong, shoal draft, forgiving, and generally...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-23-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 3,121
Posted By Dana125
Catalina Capri 26 for Sea of Cortez

I''ve just partnered on a Dana 24 (the smaller sister to the Pacific Seacraft Orion 27'') We found a used boat at a fair price (for a Dana). Yes the Pacific Seacraft vessels are expensive, but very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By Dana125
Too small for offshore?

ndsailor,
Of course. GYPSY is for sale; the Dana is going in across the bay from you at Bay Point. Also have a slip at Indian Hills (ROVIN'' TAR was there last year for a couple or three weeks),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By Dana125
Too small for offshore?

Abigail50: Sarah, Hear Hear! Your advisce is good, and your sailing adventures sound wonderful. I envy you. I will own Gypsy, my 1967 Westerly 25 only a short while more. As you know, she was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-06-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 9,109
Posted By Dana125
Water Ballast/Manufacturer

On the small side, the MacGregor 26x is a waterballast/centerboard "motor-sailor"; it is advertised as being able to take up to a 50 hsp motor.

I own a ''67 Westerly 25 heavy displacement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By Dana125
Too small for offshore?

I like small boats, too. Own a Westerly 25 and moving up to a Dana 24. Both are on the heavy/moderately heavy displacement side. This does help dampen the "getting thrown about" feeling that small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,469
Posted By Dana125
Too small for offshore?

I like small boats, too. Own a Westerly 25 and moving up to a Dana 24. Both are on the heavy/moderately heavy displacement side. This does help dampen the "getting thrown about" feeling that small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By Dana125
Charter Vs. Buying

davejam (and snap):

Snap first: Your rental comment implies that you''re dealing with property-incredibly crass.

davejam: Maybe a partnership interest is in order. I note in Cruising World...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-03-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By Dana125
Crusing Bahamas

As a follow up, what is/are the most useful cruising guide(s) for the Bahamas. I appreciate the help.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-03-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By Dana125
Crusising alone

SteveEvans:

My first boat (1981) was an Aquarius 23, sloop rigged, with a rudder that went through the cockpit floor. The outboard was mounted on a cutout in the transom, rather than on a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By Dana125
Crusing Bahamas

I''m interested in this, too. I''ve got two partners in a good boat, and we plan on wintering it south, Florida, Sea of Cortez, maybe even Belize. Anyway. With respect to the Bahamas, how long can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-01-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 4,280
Posted By Dana125
Looking for a quality 27-30ft boat

I will second ndsailors'' comment on the Westerly Centaur. I own a 1967 Westerly 25, and have sailed on a Centaur. I am now trading up to a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 and am selling the 25''. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,931
Posted By Dana125
inland water pocket cruiser

Go to Pacific Seacraft, check out the Dana 24; for the kind of budget you indicate, this may be the ticket. Good resale value, trailerable. Plus, I don''t care what anyone says, a good head and...
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