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Search: Posts Made By: SailingJackson
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By SailingJackson
Anybody ever go too big?

I've been thinking about moving up from the Beneteau, Bavaria, Catalina, Jeanneau sort of world and moving into the Sabre, Hallberg-Rassy, Morris, Alden sort of world. As I look around everyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By SailingJackson
Talking Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

What sorts of boats are you talking about? Very few of the J boats, X Yachts, or French boats get anywhere near those numbers. Outside of dedicated race boats the typical numbers are more like 18 or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Then look for a D/L of 200 to 160, an SA/D of 18 to 17, and a Motion Comfort Ratio of 25 or more. Don't worry too much about the SA/D as you can always reef early.

If the boat is rigged correctly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,949
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Perhaps you meant to say D/L, and 160 to 200 seem fine, but SA/D of 23? Seems like only the racing sleds go that far. Are you including downwind sails for the SA/D number? Perhaps the OP was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Single hand timer

I do that route a lot. You have 115 Nmi which could be done in 30 hours if you keep up 4 knot average. If you can manage to maintain 5 knots then it's only 23 hours. That's a direct line which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Single hand timer

I've done a fair amount. I'll take naps under the following conditions:

Areas without frequent recreational traffic
Only on offshore tack, never when headed toward shore
Using a standard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

The issue of getting from helm to the side deck and then to dock is a good point. I just got back from the Chicago boat show and walked a few boats. The Catalina 445 seems OK in that respect, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

I'm glad to hear that Hanse is serving you well. Certainly they please a lot of people. Never the less, in terms of quality of build I'm probably thinking along the same lines as the consensus seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 5,985
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: One Ship Stupid

I agree as a general concept and the genoa block issue is clearly debatable, but I did help out a guy who really seemed to need help. He was a typical self-taught sailor. His boat had a short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,487
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. With the research I've done I have pretty much altered directions. I've always known that, with the right rigging, I could handle just about any size boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

I understand your point but I've certainly had occasions where I've been docking solo and sent into a slip where there's a good crosswind (18 knots) and another boat opposite the dock, without poles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

That might be true, but I don't think so. My day job involves control system engineering and I know how modern RF things work. Things like garage door openers can just send out bleeps and get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,907
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

A few things about the middle-quality build of the earlier Catalina and most middle class sorts of boats.

Thru hulls are often not in the right place. To check all my thru hulls in an emergency...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Satirical comments a usually amusing, but I distinctly remember the same comments in made 1992 regarding roller furling. In 1988 it was considered folly to go cruising offshore without the tools for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Thanks for your suggestions. I had a bow thruster installed last year on my C36. The Edison pedestal is so crowded with wires that I had them install the thruster primary control in an inconvenient...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By SailingJackson
Questions on the Catalina 445

Anybody active here with direct experience on the C445?

I've been looking for a boat that will take me into a semi-retirement and beyond. I can handle my C36 very easily and had been thinking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-27-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,253
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

It may make sense to work for an additional year to better fund your retirement, but you're wasting that additional money if you use it to buy a newer boat.

I'm looking at new boats myself right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Largest keelboat lauched/hauled by trailer?

Triad does big boats all the time.

Custom Sailboat Trailers 31' + (http://triadtrailers.com/triad-trailer-gallery/sailboat-trailers/sailboats-31-feet/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,651
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

There may be exceptions, but what I've seen in general are two types of boats:

Boats that are 1 to 3 years old and have hardly been used. They were purchased by someone who didn't know sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,651
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I'm not sure if Tartan is really a unique class. Jackett's new design, the Blue Jacket, has received a PHRF of 51/72. (ref here) (http://www.ecsa.net/PHRF/CouncilActions2013) and there are similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,651
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I'm considering buying a new boat and the Tartan 3700 is on my short list. I'd suggest you ignore quite a few of the comments in this thread and focus on the current condition of the company, their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Which batteries for us?

You're doing well to consider all the factors. It's not just the batteries, it's how their features work with your electrical system and the way you use the boat.

My considerations were a little...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

In my experience the trick to making this work is using that same piece of astroturf at home. Lay it on the grass or wherever the dog normally goes and guide the dog directly to it when he/she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,161
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

Phil,
Very nice story. I had a similar event when I was sailing with my sister and her 10 year old son. I told him to take the helm while I went to the foredeck to bring down the asymmetrical. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,161
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I found the same thing when I first started sailing 20+ years ago. You'll find it very enjoyable to sail with sailors, if you can get to know some. Nothing needs to be explained, knots are tied...
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