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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,083
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

We're on the boat nearly every weekend, year 'round plus 3-5 10-day cruises per year. 175 miles each way to the boat from work, but I only work 3-4 days per week, so typically arrive at the boat late...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

The best I've found are leather 'belay' gloves for rock climbing. I ran across them on sale at REI for about 20 bucks. Really heavy duty. The WM and gill ones disintegrated in less than a year....
Forum: Weather   06-22-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: If you suffer from heat....

A little shade, a fair breeze and a cold beverage = what heat?
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Technique for tying up a jib

or... rig a downhaul on the halyard and back to the cockpit... haul down the headsail, cleat off the downhaul and the halyard, snug the sheet and you are good without ever leaving the cockpit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

Asking $8900. Not in a hurry to sell, but would consider any offer.

Sailboat Hunter 23.5 1993 - $8900 (http://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/4930907873.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

I've got a dandy Hunter 23.5 for sale. Might fit the bill.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

This is what we have (post #7). Very simple and effective.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Dunno. We have a trim tab on our outboard rudder and a very simple horizontal axis vane to operate it. Trim tab can also be operated via tiller pilot with very low effort.

Works a treat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,649
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Taking my Precision 23 to the KEYS!

We very much enjoyed Treasure Harbor marina on Islamorada. On Hawk Channel side, but easy access to bay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,639
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

That's more or less my story. I was getting older too, so I bought an 11 foot Bolger CarTopper figuring, 'this thing has 4 times the volume of my sea kayak... if I can cruise for a week in my kayak,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,639
Posted By polaris2.11
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 516,811
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I've used bicycle inner tubes filled with sand to weigh down skeeter netting over deck hatches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Moving up - How do you know it's the right time?

Well, you are boat shopping, as you tend to do - and you happen across a boat that you cannot NOT buy. Things change. You jump off the cliff. Enjoying the ride...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,847
Posted By polaris2.11
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Towing a Kayak

We strap our kayaks from the stanchions outside the lifelines. This works well as they are very light weight kayaks (about 25 lbs), so very easy to load and deploy on the water. They also serve as...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Va/nc/sc

We keep our boat (Hunter 23.5) on North Creek on the Pamlico River (10 mi east of Bath NC) and sail most weekends year round. Unless we can find last minute cheap flights to Mexico, we'll be out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,605
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Just be cautious, but stretch a little every time you go out - or at least some of the times. Sail often. Experiment. You'll have it figured out before long.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,994
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Took me a year or so, sailing 100 days per year, to relax and start to really commune with the boat/water/wind. One of the best and finest experiences of my life.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 20,708
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

I'll plug my Sweetie's blog...

Womenswrites (http://bbwomenswrites.blogspot.com/)

Of course, I think she is a great writer and photographer. You may too.
Forum: Outboard   01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Outguessing the Outboard

On my outboard (Tohatsu 8 hp), the output is 6 amps.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 15,539
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

We call cruising on our Hunter 23.5 'pampered' camping. The longest trip so far has been 13 days. We were as ready to go on day 13 as day 1. I spent a coupla decades making several trips a year...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-16-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,027
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Hunter 23.5. We love ours.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 9,262
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

For me the question is more about motor versus no motor. Sail. No question.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,401
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: First time singlehanding, bad things happen, the sound of breaking fiberglass, et

I've wondered about tethers. I used to do a lot of mountaineering and one of the biggest hazards was getting tangled up in your rope. If you read 'Accidents in North American Mountaineering' (yeah,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By polaris2.11
Re: Let's hear you favorite moment this summer

Hard to choose, but last weekend sailing a fast reach for 7 hours, full sail, following sea (oddly, wind had shifted from E to S, headed W) was some foin foin sailin. Surging well over hull speed...
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