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Search: Posts Made By: XDLaser
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,747
Posted By XDLaser
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

Buy yourself a boat!

I would suggest first buying a dinghy like a laser, sunfish ect just to mess around with if you don't have experience, if you want to buy a bigger boat in the 18-25ft range...
Forum: Sailing Music 07-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,009
Posted By XDLaser
Sailing Weather Songs

Sometimes the weather needs a little inspiration from us sailors, this song always seems to help convince mother nature it's time to stir things up a bit

Matt Fitzgibbons - The Rain's Coming
The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Why are all local outfitters terrible?

if they have a monopoly they typically don't care about their customers, they know you'll come back because they're the only place in town.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Missing telltales...

west marine has them really cheap ready to apply (red/green), otherwise: yarn, old cassette tape, ect and some adhesive sail tape works fine

I wouldn't suggest sewing them on just because it's...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,957
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

I'd say get a laser, you can find them cheap, I've sailed them with 3 people 110-160lb, the most we had was around 450lbs on an old hull, that was pushing it but it was still sailable especially in a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By XDLaser
Re: 1st dinghy

that's a decent entry price, you might consider scavenging for a laser, it seems there's always one floating around in someones yard (anywhere near water, 200,000+ boats built) who is using it for a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,385
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Be safe out there and sail more, you'll get it!

I remember the first time I capsized, just happened to be when my brother and I sailed way off shore trying to watch the big boats race, the second...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By XDLaser
Re: How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

...and alot of racers sail really fast when cruising! it's just more fun
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 18,565
Posted By XDLaser
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

A great way to start is just to go ask around at your local beach, yacht club, got my first hull for free someone was literally about to take it to the dump, sailed it for a good 10 years then got...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

probably came out of the tack a little too low, also you need to switch sides at just the right time especially on a jibe, when you tack put your back foot over the hiking strap, then when you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,137
Posted By XDLaser
Re: How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

It challenges you to make quick decisions, to learn from your mistakes, to learn from others, I remember the first time I tried singlehanded racing, I'd day sailed for years and years before I ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Wheel to tiller conversion possible?

it's possible in any boat, the question is time and $$$money, it won't be easy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,976
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Cleaning boat cushions

you can probably get away with hosing them down and washing with a mild detergent, mix a small amount of detergent into a 5 gallon bucket, hand wash, spray them down, then let them dry out really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By XDLaser
Re: Wrong halyard material damages sail

that's strange that the sail would tear,

what part of the sail kept ripping? and under what type of conditions?
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