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Search: Posts Made By: rgscpat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 7,046
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Catalina 42 ... Why not?

Do any C42 owner blogs talk about boosting tankage and stowage of the boats for longer passage making? Of course, that would be something people would probably do with just about any production boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,598
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

A friend of ours who passed away a year ago used to play her bagpipes on ahill above the marina at a mountain lake where we kept a boat. Sometimes we could even hear her piping from our cabin a mile...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,434
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

Yeah, I'm thinking a Westerly 30 is perhaps the smallest boat that has headroom and durability enough for a troll to circumnavigate?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Ready to start sailing, but...

The "Classic" MacGregor 26 boats were made for medium-sized passenger cars of their era and help folks have more a comfortable cruising experience without a big towing vehicle. But even dry and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,540
Posted By rgscpat
Re: How big is too big for one man?

An initial interest in circumnavigations is sometimes an indicator of someone who is very new to the whole sailing idea; while there are hundreds of sailors out there doing the circle around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Ready to start sailing, but...

Many of the boats mentioned (Edel, Sandpiper, WW Potter 19) displace around 1200 lbs., which with adding trailer and gear would be too heavy, but the Siren I believe is described as being under 800...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 3,434
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

Big boats have more room for food and water; that's nice because then you won't have to stop at a 7-11 every few days during your circumnavigation and load up on over-priced junk food.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 5,005
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

Very Close! An on-line and retail chandlery from Annapolis that caters to racing sailors sells a racing Laser for $6,065, or about $500 more for one with upgraded hardware. That's not counting...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

It might be that some folks are not obviously clear enough on the difference between rigging (rudder attached in up position, sail bent on, center board maybe poised to go down with something holding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 5,005
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

The smallest boat that we could do a serious blue water passage in would probably be in the low- 40-foot range --
because my wife might try to kill me if I tried to make a passage with her in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

Would conditions have allowed you to set out with the sails down and paddle out?
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 8,189
Posted By rgscpat
Re: I'm Done

One door closes, another opens?

Navigation 101:
Wherever you go, there you are.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Which type of boat is best?

Time on the water will give you wisdom and give you what it takes to make sailing part of you. Owning a boat and taking formal lessons are two options, but not the only options for getting time on...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By rgscpat
Re: 30 ft boat capsized near San Diego

That would be about as successful as sailing up the Los Angeles river.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By rgscpat
Re: 30 ft boat capsized near San Diego

The follow-up is that it was a power boat (maybe about 28'-ish loa?) that drifted onto the beach in Tiajuana and all nine aboard were rescued. Seems to have been a ho-hum yawner as it turned out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,281
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Miami to Bimini

Seems like the thing to do would be do have a backup plan to sail around Miami, the Keys, or sw Florida or maybe dry Tortugas. Then, if the weather window to cross the stream and back doesn't...
Forum: News Feeds 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Coast Guard rescues 4 after sailboat capsizes - WOODTV.com

A surfing website says the water temp in this area of Lake Michigan is 46 degrees F. That might account for a simple Hobie capsize turning into a distress situation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 226
Views: 12,112
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Just opinion:
It's probably fair and not overly critical, to tell people who are completely new to sailing or voyaging that there are important things that they not only don't know, but aren't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,085
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Yep, but the evil thing about cold water is that the hypothermia is only it's third chance to kill you. First there's the gasp reflex upon initial, especially sudden and accidental, immersion and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,085
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Isn't there one day of the year when there are mass inflations of PFDs by various folks who work with water safety? I think all the water safety rangers participate in it in our state?

Don't know...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By rgscpat
Re: New boat, new opportunity

It seems you might need quite a few of the solar yard lights so you can get them shining 360 degrees around with the required brightness. If I remember the little bitty one-dollar Wal-Mart lights are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,594
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailing lessons

Thoughts, for what they might be worth: It's possible that taking classes with you will give your fiance more "buy in" and commitment so that sailing becomes more of a shared dream and she feels a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-20-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,594
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Sailing lessons

Note that if you were born on or after 1 January 1988 and plan to operate a boat that has a motor of 10 hp or more (such as a sailboat with an inboard auxiliary), Florida does have a boating safety...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Handheld VHF range

The most common situation that comes to mind is smaller vessels where both operators are working at a height of 5 to 8 feet or so.

Two special situations:
* person in water with (immersible)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,085
Posted By rgscpat
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

Sigh. Hellosailer, I had a friend whose body spent three weeks on the bottom of a lake. So it wasn't there for the memorial service and his widow and friends were alternating between hope and despair...
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