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Search: Posts Made By: PontchatrainSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 13,127
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

From another board:

I was on a Melges 24 (USA 9) for the Dauphin Island race this year. After the finish we decided to turn back for Fairhope under the kite. When we saw the white wall coming at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,278
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Re: Downsizing - J22, Capri 21, any thoughts?

Unless your planning on racing, you can find a better value than the J/22. Its a great boat, but you pay a premium because its such a popular one design class.

That said, I think the J/22 days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,540
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Re: ASA or US Sailing...who's best...

Another thing to think about is that most yacht clubs will only hire US Sailing instructors for their counselors / instructor staff and sailing directors. The reason for this is simple -- almost...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Re: Boat Size

Look around for an O'day 39. Its a very solid boat with a huge amount of living space for its size. They can easily handle an adult couple + 2 kids (3 staterooms), and still have the salon for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Re: What is the proper VHF protocol for a dire medical emergency?


Can you find one resource that supports a Pan Pan in the case of a life threatening emergency? Everything I find says that's a mayday situation, period.

Even if you *think* there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2012
Replies: 115
Views: 28,625
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Take a look at some of the racing boats (Olson...

Take a look at some of the racing boats (Olson 30, Hobie 33 for overnighters, etc.) as they are light enough to be launched on most yacht club's cranes -- rather than the boatyards. Around here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Clearing up a few misconseptions

I've seen a lot of poor advice, and would advise anyone who has questions to seek a tax pro.

The first question to ask if its a for profit enterprise or a hobby. Some things to keep in mid:

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 2,498
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
The guy picked up by the USN is being charged...

The guy picked up by the USN is being charged with (amongst other things) piracy -- which carries a mandatory minimum life sentence.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
The boat probably has to be registered with the...

The boat probably has to be registered with the state or would probably meet the requirements to be documented (registered with the USCG). If documented, the state can only require you to display a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2009
Replies: 73
Views: 5,481
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
Buy (or adopt) a cat?

Or have a liveaboard neighbor do the same.

The liveaboard next to my boat has a cat... in over a year I have yet to see a bird dropping.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
My recommendation would be to find a local yacht...

My recommendation would be to find a local yacht club and tell them you want to be crew for a beer can race.

These are relatively low pressure races where you can learn a lot about sailing in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By PontchatrainSailor
West or ANI are probably cheaper if they fit. If...

West or ANI are probably cheaper if they fit. If they don't, I saw this guy: I haven't used him, but am getting a quote right now for a job I'm doing.
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