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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-29-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 4,394
Posted By skipperpete
Ref Mac26D, I had a 2000 Mac 26X a few years ago....

Ref Mac26D, I had a 2000 Mac 26X a few years ago.
Found that windage on the bow was a big problem, especially when coming into a dock! Wind could easily blow the bow off to the side.
I later bought...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-10-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 6,776
Posted By skipperpete
Advice for novice on coastal cruising

Wecome to the addicting world of coastal sailing!
Our first boat was a 22 1/2 ''Coronado,1970.
On our first coastal cruise we sailed from St Lucie Inlet at Stuart Florida to Ft Pierce Inlet,about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 10,397
Posted By skipperpete
Live Aboard Marina in Cent. to South Florida for Winter

I agree with the writer suggesting Fort Pierce Marina (believe it''s called "Harbortown Marina).
I live 30 miles south and have heard good things about it.I understand that Stuart (25 miles south of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-07-2001
Replies: 207
Views: 112,974
Posted By skipperpete
MacGregor 26 vs. ?

Have owned Mac 26X (2000) for almost 2 years.
We sail mostly coastal Atlantic and ICW.
If you plan on this type of sailing then there is not a lot wrong with the Mac26X.
As far as 10 knots of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By skipperpete
sails4free

Your first sentence says it all!!!
"there wasn''t supposed to be anything of value in that reply" Why waste time writng then???(if you don''t have anything of value to say??)!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By skipperpete
sails4free

nothing of value in that reply either!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-20-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By skipperpete
Trailerable boats

We use the mast raising system made for the boat which gives much better leverage.Also 1 person is able to do the job if neccesary.
My wife can easily crank up the mast using the winch. Fairwinds-
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By skipperpete
Taking Shelter

I agree 100% ,it was the proper decision under those circumstances.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By skipperpete
sails4free

Denr''s reply has Nothing valuable to say!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By skipperpete
sails4free

ps. you can e-mail me at svmanido@cs.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2001
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By skipperpete
sails4free

Hate to admit I got sucked in to that SCAM!!!!After 6 months or more could not get any satisfaction. After threats to take legal action,got e-mails stating "check #---
was being mailed to replace my...
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