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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,681
Posted By slyrss3
Hey Zali, try "sheet to tiller" or "sheet to...

Hey Zali, try "sheet to tiller" or "sheet to helm" self steering. Google it!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-17-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 6,073
Posted By slyrss3
If you had a jib boom, you could rig that up so...

If you had a jib boom, you could rig that up so you could reef the jib from the cockpit, just like reefing the main. Though it's nice to have lines led aft, it's not necessary. You can heave to and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,883
Posted By slyrss3
Here is a nice indoor propane heater that I use...

Here is a nice indoor propane heater that I use on my boat. It uses the 1lb propane cans.

http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/173634_lg.gif...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,883
Posted By slyrss3
The CCA boats have long overhangs. So as the boat...

The CCA boats have long overhangs. So as the boat approches hull speed it sinks further into the bow wave. As it does this, the overhangs are submerged, increasing the LWL even more.
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-25-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 3,890
Posted By slyrss3
Forget about the sailing schools, they're...

Forget about the sailing schools, they're overpriced. Get one of the basic sailing books that have been recommended here, then find a sailor friend to show you how to sail. You should find some one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By slyrss3
Here's a website for small boat plans....

Here's a website for small boat plans. http://www.stevproj.com/BYYCOrdPage.html
Check out the Weekender, it's the first boat. It's a 19 foot pirate ship, and it's sails are made from blue tarp!...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-01-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By slyrss3
tdw I see your point on stowing the wire luff....

tdw
I see your point on stowing the wire luff. I can't wait to hear what your sailmaker suggests. Yeah, you guys are right, we need a pointing genneker!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-01-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,762
Posted By slyrss3
Can you get a 150% genoa with a wire luff? Then...

Can you get a 150% genoa with a wire luff? Then you could fly it like a cruising genneker. When you are done with it, drop it and stow it. No hanks
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-28-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 6,711
Posted By slyrss3
FrankLander: I know this is off topic, but I...

FrankLander: I know this is off topic, but I really would like to know how you like your Ericson 30+. It has the fractional rig, right? Please let me know. Anyone else with a 30+?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By slyrss3
Well guys, thanx for your advice. I'm 6 foot, and...

Well guys, thanx for your advice. I'm 6 foot, and standing room is important! Right now I have a US Yacht 27. On a recent thread on US Yachts went back and forth from them being the worse boats ever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By slyrss3
tdw, I emailed Jeremy Rogers asking him about the...

tdw, I emailed Jeremy Rogers asking him about the contessa 32 and 35, and he mailed me a beautiful brochure on the Contessa 32. What a nice boat! Now, I may not know much about what makes a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By slyrss3
Well, I'm looking for what everyone is looking...

Well, I'm looking for what everyone is looking for....the perfect boat!! But seriously, I would like a boat that is easy to singlehand, big enough for a turn of speed and feel secure on the ocean,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By slyrss3
To tdw, Jeff H and sailingdog, thank you very...

To tdw, Jeff H and sailingdog, thank you very much for your reply.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By slyrss3
Frac rigs and Contessa 35

Can anyone help me out? I have a couple of questions. One, I almost bought a Contessa 35. It is a Doug Peterson design IOR boat. What attracted me to the boat was it's reputation for being seaworthy...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 2,341
Posted By slyrss3
Buying Contessa 35

I have found a reasonably priced Contessa 35 for sale (less than $25K). I know they are Doug Peterson IOR designs. Does anyone have one? Do you like it. I've been watchng them on Yachtworld, and they...
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