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Search: Posts Made By: Chris King
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,585
Posted By Chris King
Yes, Maine Sail, I do have a stunningly gorgeous...

Yes, Maine Sail, I do have a stunningly gorgeous Alden 44. Most of the time she lives in a slip. On occasion we pick up moorings elsewhere. There are not a lot in northern California.

These are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,585
Posted By Chris King
The moorings I deal with mostly these days are in...

The moorings I deal with mostly these days are in Ayala Cove at Angel Island. You have to pick up two moorings here, fore and aft, because of the swirling currents. The floats are big heavy things...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,585
Posted By Chris King
Gadgets to help catching a mooring

My current technique for picking up a mooring take two people. One grabs to mooring with a boat hook while the other lays face down on the fore deck and reaches down to the mooring to thread a line...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Chris King
Other west coast boats you might want to look at...

Other west coast boats you might want to look at in include Olson 30s and Express 27s. Both are a little more "racy" than a J30 but are common.

I don't think it would be that hard to find a J30....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chris King
I started this thread 3 years ago and I was kind...

I started this thread 3 years ago and I was kind of surprised to see a new post when I logged on this evening.

I own hull #4, Puffin, berthed in Pt Richmond Ca (San Francisco Bay).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 4,656
Posted By Chris King
I sail on the San Francisco Bay a lot. Often...

I sail on the San Francisco Bay a lot. Often pretty close to cargo ships. I sail out of Richmond and have no choice but to share a narrow channel with some big stuff. The same situation happens in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 10,260
Posted By Chris King
Business, you didn't say where in California you...

Business, you didn't say where in California you are. In the bay area there is a free magazine called Latitude 38. Check out a copy. I think you might find quite a bit of useful information there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 13,343
Posted By Chris King
I think marketing has something to do with the...

I think marketing has something to do with the trends as well. It looks to me like the majority of the boats being marketed have gotten bigger and bigger over the last few decades. I suspect that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,740
Posted By Chris King
I learned to sail on J24s. I did a bunch of...

I learned to sail on J24s. I did a bunch of racing as crew on a Olsen 25 and a J30. I have chartered Beneteaus, Catalinas and Persons. All have there good points and bad points.

In 2005, after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By Chris King
Why is my anchor upside down?

I have a delta anchor on a al chain rode with a swivel between the anchor and chain. It stows on a bow roller and I have a maxwell windless.

I used to be able to just press the up button and it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 11-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,009
Posted By Chris King
I spent the summer of 2006 in the PNW with my...

I spent the summer of 2006 in the PNW with my family. Some of our best memories are of Kwatsi Bay in the Broughtons mainly because of the people we met there. Check it out: Kwatsi Bay Homepage...
Forum: US West Coast 10-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By Chris King
I did the trip in May 2005 on my Alden 44. There...

I did the trip in May 2005 on my Alden 44. There is an account of the trip here: Swiftsure Yachts (Seattle, WA) (http://www.yachtworld.com/swiftsure/swiftsure_11.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Chris King
A perfect evening, other than the generator

Last night I had a excellent boat trip.

In the San Francisco Bay Area our summers are mostly cold and foggy but we often get some nice warm weather in the fall. I was thinking we would miss out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Chris King
I have always wondered how you go about joining a...

I have always wondered how you go about joining a yacht club. I thought a fair bit about joining Richmond. I keep my boat next door at Brickyard Cove. The membership application documents say you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By Chris King
I'm pretty sure you can get teak at McBeath...

I'm pretty sure you can get teak at McBeath Hardwood in Berkeley, PAL lumber in Oakland or Hand Loggers in Richmond.

Chris
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