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Search: Posts Made By: SkipperB
Forum: Pearson 12-01-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 7,057
Posted By SkipperB
Merc2dogs I don't know. Really only been using...

Merc2dogs
I don't know. Really only been using this site for a couple of weeks although I joined a few months ago.
This seems as good a place as any. I have not checked out the Google or Yahoo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Smackdaddy I don't think anyone is trying to...

Smackdaddy
I don't think anyone is trying to scare anybody. Just adding experiences which is the only way we learn. We really don't truly learn it until it happens to us but reading about it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Chall03, I guess the charter company has...

Chall03,

I guess the charter company has its' policies but wanted to mention as always is disturbing to see your dinghy on the backstay over your head, never mind dangerous.

We did think about...
Forum: Pearson 12-01-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 7,057
Posted By SkipperB
SailorMitch, Thanks for the info and...

SailorMitch,

Thanks for the info and surprised there is nothing more established. Will check those out but use this one for now if it stays up.

SkipperB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By SkipperB
Wasting time not what I am interested in. A...

Wasting time not what I am interested in. A little goofing around is okay but I am basically enjoying being in on the posts. Ignore threads are just a waste of time and server space.
What is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,001
Posted By SkipperB
Giu/CK, I have a O'Day Javelin on a trailer...

Giu/CK,

I have a O'Day Javelin on a trailer (both need work) but has sails and is a classic (albeit heavy) dinghy style 14'. It is seaworthy (bays and harbors) and the only necessary work is to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Towing dinghy in BFS conditions NOT RECOMMENDED. ...

Towing dinghy in BFS conditions NOT RECOMMENDED.
Dinghy can serve as drogue until becomes airborne at about 30+ knots. Also if down wind can become severed or attached to backstay or helmsman....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Chall03 Towing a dinghy in those conditions...

Chall03
Towing a dinghy in those conditions always an added challenge. Did you get some ballast in her to keep it in the water? I learned long ago to store them. Nothing more annoying that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Chall03, Although 50 might be pushing it, my...

Chall03,

Although 50 might be pushing it, my experience sailing out of the Whitsundays had a similar ring. What many do not realize is that there is virtually nothing between Antartica and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 104
Poll: BFS Cup 2008
Views: 3,963
Posted By SkipperB
GeorgeB, No, you just tell them you were...

GeorgeB,

No, you just tell them you were already out there!

SkipperB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2008
Replies: 104
Poll: BFS Cup 2008
Views: 3,963
Posted By SkipperB
Sailingdog, Okay, maybe see you sometime...

Sailingdog,

Okay, maybe see you sometime next time through the canal!!

SkipperB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 104
Poll: BFS Cup 2008
Views: 3,963
Posted By SkipperB
Guess your insurer has different terms. I have...

Guess your insurer has different terms. I have Acadia and they are great but my policy is out of water Nov1 to May 1 for the premium (which is very reasonable).
Frostbiting became less fun once...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-26-2008
Replies: 3,289
Views: 514,369
Posted By SkipperB
Boston to Downeast Maine out of Portsmouth, NH - ...

Boston to Downeast Maine out of Portsmouth, NH - sometimes further.
Weekend sails between Cape Ann and Cape Elizabeth

SkipperB
S.V. Suell
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 104
Poll: BFS Cup 2008
Views: 3,963
Posted By SkipperB
Well put, but even us Northeasties go on the hard...

Well put, but even us Northeasties go on the hard when we get down to 15 degrees F. Also no one will insure non commercial boat in water after Nov.1 unless you pay a huge additional premium, so we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Bene505, Although I do agree that BFS is...

Bene505,

Although I do agree that BFS is where you make and find it..... but this is a vote. Abstinence is not the better part of valor.

SkipperB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Bene505, This is how people we don't want...

Bene505,


This is how people we don't want to elect win.... Come on, you're in New England so you ARE an Eastie! Don't forget, we get lots of action and also have to do it with NO visability...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2008
Replies: 104
Poll: BFS Cup 2008
Views: 3,963
Posted By SkipperB
We all should have been sailing last night off...

We all should have been sailing last night off northern New England!!!
Go Easties
See

ANZ150-152-154-261000-
STONINGTON ME TO PORT CLYDE ME OUT TO 25 NM-
PORT CLYDE ME TO CAPE ELIZABETH ME...
Forum: Pearson 11-25-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 7,057
Posted By SkipperB
Glad to hear from Pearson owners!

Thanks for some posts on this. I agree on their being very well balanced.
I have a '74 P-30 and on a run to Boston from Portland, made over 20 miles without really touching the wheel (no autopilot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Smackdaddy, Only met him once as we work...

Smackdaddy,
Only met him once as we work through Virgin Management who handles all the Virgin companies needs worldwide. My company provides commercial satellite and network services of all kinds. ...
Forum: Pearson 11-24-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 7,057
Posted By SkipperB
Thumbs up Pearson thread

Pearson sailboats, although not made for some time now, continue to ply the seas more or less all over the world. Their affordability and toughness make them a great buy for coastal and (with larger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Smackdaddy, Glad to participate. I have...

Smackdaddy,

Glad to participate. I have only been ocean sailing for about 17 years but did a lot of lake sailing as a youth. I have had some interesting days as New England sailing is right up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
Yeah, the Sydney 38 has a lot of spar and keel. ...

Yeah, the Sydney 38 has a lot of spar and keel. They are offshore racing boats and are great if you can have 8-9 on the rail but we only had 4 total crew and two of them were mostly useless on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2008
Replies: 2,862
Views: 326,671
Posted By SkipperB
All are good stories and everyone gets...

All are good stories and everyone gets overchallenged eventually. A little over two years ago sailed a Sydney 38 from Cairns to Melbourne AU. First part of trip into Whitsundays was fun, the next 2...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By SkipperB
C36

In this market I would say an offer of 100K is viable. It really depends on equipment and electronics.

Skipper B
S.V. Suell
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By SkipperB
Other options

Although the Catalina 400 is a substantial boat, the Sabre is undoubtedly a better constructed and durable option. Comparing a 36 to a 40 is usually not a fair situation. Have you looked at the...
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