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Forum: Learning to Sail   09-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By baboon
Re: Force 5 sailboat good trainer?

Great first boat. Durable fun and simple. I personaly feel these sportier small boats are a better first choice for many sailors than standard sit in dingys. Everybody will capsize, but on a force...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-06-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By baboon
Re: Buying and adding 10hp OB to Yamaha sloop 1981 30

I was next to one in my marina a few years ago, it was a pretty substantial boat with a IOR like design with a semi pinched stern a ways out of the water. Sailboat data puts it at 8000 lbs, I think...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By baboon
Re: Guidance with Laser2 Purchase -Please help!-

I sail a laser 2, it is a great boat for 2, and fun for one to sail although a bit of a handful. If it is the newer boat with the spinacker launching set up under the deck and all the gear in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 9,772
Posted By baboon
Re: full battens for a monohull cruiser?

My boat is 30 ft, but from the same time period and with the same small main, big masthead jib sail plan.

On your boat a full battened main is nice for controling the sail, adding lazy jacks will...
Forum: Diesel   12-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,247
Posted By baboon
Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..

Diesel electric power has always had a strong appeal, the idea of running the motor at peak efficiency all the time combined with the generation of electric power for other uses makes sense, and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 11,351
Posted By baboon
Re: 1972 tartan 30

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