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Forum: Learning to Sail   02-07-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 20,853
Posted By twinsdad
Where do you sail out of? I'm not that far away,...

Where do you sail out of? I'm not that far away, sail in Western Long Island Sound. The area by Fisher Island Sound is among my favorite places. Love visiting Mystic, Stonington, etc.
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-13-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 20,853
Posted By twinsdad
Back in 1973, I was at summer camp, and not...

Back in 1973, I was at summer camp, and not particularly good at all the "usual" sports. They had a few sunfish, and it looked like fun. From there, started sailing on a 12 1/2 foot sloop...
Forum: Apps & Authors   04-25-2011
Replies: 544
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Views: 139,494
Posted By twinsdad
From everything you said, they are both crazy-a**...

From everything you said, they are both crazy-a** daredevils and supremely technically skilled sailors.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2011
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Sounds like someone who made the right call...

Sounds like someone who made the right call twice!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2011
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Just wait. The Northeast sailing season is...

Just wait. The Northeast sailing season is coming shortly!!!!!
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-20-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 13,801
Posted By twinsdad
Thank you all for your thoughtful responses. I...

Thank you all for your thoughtful responses. I am going to show this thread to the boss and let her decide next course of action. Thanks again.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-19-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 13,801
Posted By twinsdad
1000 Watt inverter for coffee machine

Help!!! My wife needs her morning coffee (I don't touch the stuff), and we can't find a 1000 Watt inverter that plugs in to a lighter plug (boat is equipped with these) instead of one you have to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By twinsdad
Cotton, We often do weekend trips to Port...

Cotton, We often do weekend trips to Port Washington. Grew up in Great Neck so I know the area well. You're in a great spot for sailing.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-19-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,131,774
Posted By twinsdad
Cotton, I sail out of Greenwich Cove, where are...

Cotton, I sail out of Greenwich Cove, where are you?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-17-2010
Replies: 502
Views: 92,877
Posted By twinsdad
Sailingdog, What is your experience with...

Sailingdog, What is your experience with catamarans heaving to? Mine is a Seawind 1000XL - 35 ft. catamaran.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Here in the Northeast, no choice, it's Big...

Here in the Northeast, no choice, it's Big Freakin' Ski time!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-18-2010
Replies: 502
Views: 92,877
Posted By twinsdad
I think this is one of the best discussions we've...

I think this is one of the best discussions we've had on this site. I agree with others that I wouldn't fault the captain since I wasn't there, but I do think I would do things differently. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Max, I think we are definitely on the same page. ...

Max, I think we are definitely on the same page. You really spelled out the choices very well on your last post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
I agree with most of what Max said, except I have...

I agree with most of what Max said, except I have a different take on solo sailing. I frequently sail solo, and I think the danger level is exaggerated. I would argue that my sailing solo, but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-30-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,131,774
Posted By twinsdad
Argyle, Indian Harbor Yacht Club is in...

Argyle,

Indian Harbor Yacht Club is in Greenwich, which is not too far from me. We cruise alot East of here, so maybe we'll cross paths. I'm sailing a Seawind 1000XL (that is being named Double...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,131,774
Posted By twinsdad
Argyle, Where in Connecticut. I sail out of Old...

Argyle, Where in Connecticut. I sail out of Old Greenwich.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Hi St Anna, Things are good here, except...

Hi St Anna,

Things are good here, except sailing season is over. ): I will get some specific info for you on the research, but from short personal experience you can use the autopilot in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
ST Anna, One question, why the assumption you...

ST Anna, One question, why the assumption you wouldn't want to be in a multihull. Alot of research show them to be more capable in heavy winds/conditions. I currently own a 35' catamaran which...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-28-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,821
Posted By twinsdad
I could make the argument either way. A smaller...

I could make the argument either way. A smaller boat will make you more attuned to basic sailing instincts and procedures. On the other hand, a larger boat tends to be more forgiving of small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Smack, I think the answer really depends on the...

Smack, I think the answer really depends on the conditions and your kids. If the conditions are really awful, then I agree with the others (and you) to keep them below. If they are tolerable, it is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-10-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,821
Posted By twinsdad
All I can say is I originally bought a boat as a...

All I can say is I originally bought a boat as a bachelor thinking that would be the "one". Years later, with a family, I have a completely different kind of boat that makes a whole lot more sense...
Forum: Boat Reviews   09-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 7,460
Posted By twinsdad
I think you actually get more room with a wheel...

I think you actually get more room with a wheel given that the tiller sticks well in to the cockpit. Other than that, it's just a matter of preference. As for IB/OB, I think the whole debate is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-09-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,821
Posted By twinsdad
I think the 32ft+ is fine to learn on. My issue...

I think the 32ft+ is fine to learn on. My issue is your buying a boat without having enough experience to really know what kind of boat you should have and what the tradeoffs are. Depending on...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-09-2010
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,131,774
Posted By twinsdad
Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2010
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,895
Posted By twinsdad
Smack, I'm not sure why the shackle to the davit...

Smack, I'm not sure why the shackle to the davit broke or came loose. Nonetheless, it did. Appreciate your feedback. I haven't had time to bring the engine in, but I will let you know whether it...
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