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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By nksmfamjp
Thanks. I'll have to look Into the Catalina 22...

Thanks. I'll have to look Into the Catalina 22 some.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By nksmfamjp
Ranger 20 or similar

Hello. Just spent a day on a Ranger 20 (WA built) with my family. It sailed pretty well in the light to moderate winds we had that day. I liked the boat, but I didn't really like the transition...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By nksmfamjp
Small Trailer Boat

Well, I'm getting close to buying my first boat. I am looking for a sailboat which:
-Is under $2500
-Weighs less than 1200lbs with trailer. I need to trailer behind a 98 Honda Civic until my...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-10-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,384
Posted By nksmfamjp
Thanks. . .Actually the issue is that the USSA...

Thanks. . .Actually the issue is that the USSA guy wants about $125 for his basic class and the ASA place wants $495. Classes are about the same length of time. I was just wondering if there was a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-09-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By nksmfamjp
Tiller / wheel holding while sailing short handed

Sorry, but this maybe a total newbie question. . . .

When sailing solo, how does one hold the tiller in a fixed position while working the jib and or main lines?
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-09-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,384
Posted By nksmfamjp
Other than the fighting posts, I would like to...

Other than the fighting posts, I would like to thank all for posting to this as I'm trying to judge between these 2 schools and also the avenue of no school at all, just going sailing.
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By nksmfamjp
Jib , Genoa or Main only?

We are in Boston for a few days. We are trying to charter a skippered boat maybe in the next day or so. . .Not sure how that affects my question. . .

From other boats and the pier, we see many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 4,333
Posted By nksmfamjp
Boat + Trailer Weight

I'm looking at an 18 - 22 foot boat like a Catalina 18,
Hunter 18, etc. What is the total weight of boat + trailer? My van is limited to 3500lbs, so this may send me to a smaller boat.
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-16-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,064
Posted By nksmfamjp
Renting a Sunfish. . .

I'm renting a Sunfish this weekend. I will be practicing my basic mainsheet techniques, I but I started thinking, can I get more out of this time on the water?? So here it goes. . .

What is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-09-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By nksmfamjp
I would like to be big enough to have a main and...

I would like to be big enough to have a main and a jib. I think that is critical to learning to sail and expand my knowledge. My end goal would be to move to something in the 25' - 30' range in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-08-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By nksmfamjp
Getting started. . .

I'm a stupid newbie who's heart was yanked a'sea on a Sunfish about 11 years ago. It was a blast and I could sail it pretty well in like 15 minutes!

Now 11 years latter, I would like to learn...
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