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Forum: Learning to Sail   08-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: What the heck do I do with the traveller?

First, use the mainsheet to trim the main. Then use the traveller to fine tune the trim by adjusting the angle of the boom to the wind. The mainsheet can only get you so close - the traveller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 5,935
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

DeeB: With all due respect for the extremely intelligent and immenently knowledgable sailors on this forum, I humbly suggest that the perfect boat for your story is a Gunboat. Fast, elegant, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,814
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: Mobile and Looking for a Great Sailing Community

I'd recommend Annapolis. Almost warm enough for enjoyable year-round sailing. Some people will disagree with me, but I think the sailing community in Annapolis is friendly overall. Rock Hall on...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: How we chose a school

Could not disagree more. There is much more to skippering a boat than knowing how to trim a jib - which is about all most of my racing crew learn to do their first season. The ASA courses teach you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 8,114
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: How much maintenance and repair, really?

Maintenance is neither time-consuming nor expensive - if you don't do it. This seems to be the motto for most of the boats in my marina. On the other hand, I tend to be pretty OCD about maintenance...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,792
Posted By johnnyquest37
Re: Ditch bag

Here is what is in our ditch bag (actually two medium sized bags)

Red handheld flares
Orange smoke
Red parachute flares
Swiss army knife
Air pump
Trash bags, black
Wide brim Hats
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