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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By andrecas
Re: mainsail downhaul?

If your boat has a tiller rather than a wheel, run a line or length of shock cord from the boom to the tiller and then power into the wind. I use a length of shock cord with loops on the ends...
Forum: Provisioning   03-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By andrecas
Re: Where to provision in Bora Bora

It's been about 9 years since I was on a charter in Bora Bora, but I seem to remember a fairly good sized Chinese-owned (I think) supermarket about a mile from the Bora Bora Yacht Club. We had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By andrecas
Re: P 165 self bailing?

I doubt the bilge is self-bailing or the boat would sink. I'm not sure if all P 165s come with an electrical system, but a manual bilge pump is a good idea. You best bet for good info is to go on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By andrecas
Re: New Jersey sailing

If fresh water sailing on a 1200 acre lake in NJ appeals to you then consider Spruce Run in Clinton. It is a state park with 2 ramps, summer storage for 300 trailerable boats (you can leave them...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-30-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,772
Posted By andrecas
Re: bermuda 40

No experience with a B40 whatsoever, but aesthetically it's one of my all time favorites. More to the point of your query, Practical Sailor had a review of them a few issues ago. You may want to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,144
Posted By andrecas
Re: Downsizing & looking for some ideas

Consider a catboat. Shallow draft, easy to handle, trailerable in the smaller sizes ( some even with with tabernacled masts and minimal standing rigging), minimal heeling for guests, and they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-17-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 3,530
Posted By andrecas
Re: Picnic Cat

I've owned a PC for 5 years now and sail it regularly. It's a great, comfy little daysailer. Not performance-oriented since it's a little undercanvassed at 109 sq ft, but I've been out in 25 mph...
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