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Search: Posts Made By: domromer
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By domromer
West Whight potter...tell me about them.

My wife and I are looking to get our first keel boat. We want something small, that's easy to trailer, and has enough room to overnight on. Originally I looked at a cat 22, but the ww has got my...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By domromer
Re: Daysailer vs cat 22

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm also looking at ww Potter 15s. They seem to be kinda in between the cat and the daysailer.
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By domromer
Daysailer vs cat 22

I'm looking to buy my first keel boat. Right now I mostly sail my hobie 16 most weekends. I've been thinking of getting something that would allow me to go further afield and maybe do some camping....
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By domromer
Basic cat sailing question

I've got a pretty basic sailing question. Today we were sailing our wave and we had some real nice conditions. It was stormy and there was nice waves and white caps.

A storm rolled in and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By domromer
Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?

Hey all, another question for you. I'm getting closer to getting my own cat and I've been sailing waves and 16s at my local sailing club. I like the wave because it's roomy, comfortable, and easy to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,672
Posted By domromer
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

Take a class, it will make things much easier. Watching a video on YouTube isn't the same as having someone teach you hands on.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,700
Posted By domromer
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Is a 420 less tippy than a sunfish?
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,071
Posted By domromer
How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

The sailing club I belong to has started a casual open race on Tuesday nights. You can race whatever you like..cat..420..sunfish..it doesn't matter. I've heard over and over that racing teaches you a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I probably only tacked and jibed 4 times in that hour. Two of which ended with me in the water. I sailed the sunfish before In light winds with no issues. More practice I guess. At least falling...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I'll keep at it. I enjoy the cat because it's easy to sail and comfortable. But I think what I like about the sunfish is the quick handling.

Any tips on avoiding the boom? Can I sit in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I'm confused, how does the make a difference?
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By domromer
Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

We had a decent wind here today at 15-20 mph. Normally I sail a hobie wave but today I tried a sunfish. All was going well for a while then i tried to tack...bam I was in the water. After righting...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

Sounds like I'm on the right track. Thanks for all the feedback.

Dom
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

This response sorta leads into my next question. Beyond just enjoying myself on the water. I do have a goal/dream of getting a boat large enough to go on overnight trips with my wife and explore the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By domromer
What does pinch mean?

What does pinch mean?
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

Today I mixed it up and took out a sunfish..man those little buggers are touchy. I gotta say the cat is soooo much more comfortable than the sunfish. With the sunfish it was cool to see how a tiny...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,552
Posted By domromer
New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

A few months ago I took a 5 day sailing class which included 4 days of sailing on J-22s. Just last week I moved to Florida and joined a sailing club. They have an assortment of boats including cats....
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,700
Posted By domromer
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Sounds like the sunfish will work. Is there any other inexpensive dinghys I should be looking at?
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,700
Posted By domromer
Too big for a sunfish?

Well I finished my sailing class and now I'm ready to sail. My plan was to start a sunfish and move my way up eventually. I saw reading about sunfish and I'm wondering if I'm too big for a sunfish...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By domromer
Re: Intermediate sailing class or dinghy class?

No the sailing is more of my "thing" the pattern seems to be I try something new, get interested in it and do it often then she tries it. This is a little different as she is not comfortable on the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-09-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By domromer
Re: Intermediate sailing class or dinghy class?

Thanks for all the feedback. Right now I'm in a holding pattern for the next few months due to an upcoming move. Otherwise I think my plan would be to buy a small used boat with enough room that we...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By domromer
Intermediate sailing class or dinghy class?

I'm just about finished with my sailing one class. We are using j22 boats. The class is 15 hours on the water and 5 in the classroom. My original plan was to take this class, then buy a boat and my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By domromer
Hello from Charleston SC

Just thought I'd say hello. I'm currently taking sailing classes on a j22. I'm really enjoying sailing, and I'm thinking of taking more classes at my local sailing club. I guess I'd better get busy...
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