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Search: Posts Made By: longwaterline
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By longwaterline
Leave well enough alone. The sloop is the...

Leave well enough alone. The sloop is the superior rig for most sailing conditions, especially inland such as the Chesapeake Bay and most coastal sailing.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-05-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By longwaterline
I relied on Joshua Slocum. If he thought 36 was...

I relied on Joshua Slocum. If he thought 36 was the right size I had to agree and am very happy with the S2 11.0A (36 feet OA for those who don't do the metric system). Anything smaller is slow and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By longwaterline
That's right about the saildrive. I was in...

That's right about the saildrive. I was in Norfolk, VA heading north and spent the night in a marina next to a Gemini 105. The G had come south from Deltaville in some choppy Chesapeake Bay weather...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 4,054
Posted By longwaterline
Although I am a mono sailor one thing I like...

Although I am a mono sailor one thing I like about the Gemini is the fact you only have maintenance on one engine vs. 2 on most cats. But how does that impact maneauverability?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By longwaterline
Deck core problems can be expensive to fix. Have...

Deck core problems can be expensive to fix. Have some soft spots on the coach roof of my 36 foot sailboat, 1982. Some moisture got into the core over the years where hardware is thru bolted into the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 33,583
Posted By longwaterline
Thumbs up Jeff Thank you for that analysis of...

Jeff

Thank you for that analysis of sloop-cutter-ketch. It was the best piece I have seen on the subject and I have printed it for my files. This type of writing is what SailNet is all about

Les
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By longwaterline
Mine has been trouble free and has operated...

Mine has been trouble free and has operated flawlessly for years in light and heavy wind conditions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By longwaterline
Hartge on West River exchanges CNG tanks.

Hartge on West River exchanges CNG tanks.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,689
Posted By longwaterline
Big mistake. Catalina is better. Or go with a...

Big mistake. Catalina is better. Or go with a Valiant 40.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By longwaterline
That's a good start and a pair of kahunas

That's a good start and a pair of kahunas
Forum: Bristol 05-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 21,008
Posted By longwaterline
A good place to start would be "The Seaworthy...

A good place to start would be "The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat" by John Vigor. The essence of the book is that there are boats such as the Valiant 40 specifically designed for bluewater sailing, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,976
Posted By longwaterline
I am looking for a way to inject epoxy under...

I am looking for a way to inject epoxy under pressure into a deck core. Everytime this is discussed syringes are mentioned. Is there a machine or other device that can inject the epoxy into the deck...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-26-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 23,403
Posted By longwaterline
Regarding your consideration of Catalina and...

Regarding your consideration of Catalina and Beneteau the boats mentioned would be fine for your intended purpose although the quality is something I would be concerned about. For example Beneteau...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By longwaterline
Why would you want to switch to propane? CNG...

Why would you want to switch to propane? CNG which I have on Wave Dancer, an S2 11.0A, is a superior fuel and is much safer than propane. Admittedly it is more difficult to refill but you can find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,083
Posted By longwaterline
Unhappy I read the entire thread and did not see any...

I read the entire thread and did not see any discussion of how the boat was used. That's the difference between boats that are designed for off shore use and those that are designed for coastal. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2007
Replies: 187
Views: 17,767
Posted By longwaterline
Cool Many of the serious off shore sailors are sailing...

Many of the serious off shore sailors are sailing relatively small boats. Hal Roth, Lin and Larry Pardee, Joshua Slocum, Webb Chiles, just to name a few. By small i mean in the 35 foot range....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2007
Replies: 91
Views: 6,536
Posted By longwaterline
Cool Stock trading easily funds sailing expenses if...

Stock trading easily funds sailing expenses if you have a capital base to start with and you can do it anywhere over the internet. There is plenty of opportunity to do this becaise of all the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-13-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By longwaterline
I own and sail an S2 11.OA on the Chesapeake. I...

I own and sail an S2 11.OA on the Chesapeake. I have the shoal draft version that draws 4' 8". Thought you might like to know that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,038
Posted By longwaterline
Smile don't forget the horse latitudes

don't forget the horse latitudes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-08-2007
Replies: 62
Views: 3,038
Posted By longwaterline
Horse as in horsepower? Or the equine type?

Horse as in horsepower? Or the equine type?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By longwaterline
Any of the boats on your list found in good...

Any of the boats on your list found in good condition would meet your requirements. That being said my preference would be the Cape Dory 30 with the full keel and being a Carl Alberg design. The full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 5,307
Posted By longwaterline
no such thing

no such thing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2007
Replies: 299
Views: 11,657
Posted By longwaterline
I don't think any of us want this be a pure...

I don't think any of us want this be a pure technical Q & A. That would get old fast. The diversity of views is what makes Sailnet work. That being said perhaps some kind of general mission statement...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2007
Replies: 310
Views: 12,307
Posted By longwaterline
Cool Let's lighten up. If you want to write political...

Let's lighten up. If you want to write political commentary try another blog. The ocean does not discriminate. Out there it is based on developed skills not race, color, or creed. That's the beauty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,511
Posted By longwaterline
Red face #16 does sum it up. I have done both and the...

#16 does sum it up. I have done both and the Chesapeake Bay alternative is hard to top. A crew position on an off shore trip is a good way to get your feet wet and to test what type of sailing...
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