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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2009
Replies: 3,067
Views: 393,789
Posted By ikrieger
Had a bit of a BFS moment couple weeks ago when i...

Had a bit of a BFS moment couple weeks ago when i got my new winchers. Blowing up to 20 knots on lake erie. Scariest part was getting nerves to go out solo and docking with that crosswind. I saw the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 10,386
Posted By ikrieger
Well there is some good advice here and some...

Well there is some good advice here and some pretty funny stuff too. I think I'm going to stick to the original game plan and see if I can get her out on the boat, just the two of us. This way we can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 10,386
Posted By ikrieger
girlfriend/wife hates sailing

Over the weekend I discovered my girlfriend actually doesn't like sailing. "I pray for bad weather on the weekends" were here words.

I've tried to introduce her slowly to sailing by not going out...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By ikrieger
thanks for the advice

To answer some questions: My boat is a Neptune 24 with centerboard.

When I posted this question it was after sailing with 110 jib and full main in 15 knot wind 2-3 foot seas. I trim the tell tails...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,195
Posted By ikrieger
tracking/tacking angles

I just wanted to pose a question out there as I feel I'm not getting the most windward performance out of my boat.

I've looked at my tracks on the gps after sailing and it seems i should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,542
Posted By ikrieger
I originally planned to do the LEIR race from...

I originally planned to do the LEIR race from Port Stanley to Ashtabula (about 60nm). I planned to leave from Cleveland go 80 miles across Lake Erie to Port Stanley Ontario. Lay over for a day then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 3,453
Posted By ikrieger
I just did this on two of my thru hulls. I did it...

I just did this on two of my thru hulls. I did it the old don casey way with about an 8 to 1 ratio of taper on the hole and 8 layers of new glass/matt alternating as i went. I used the smallest patch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,219
Posted By ikrieger
Garmin 76csx

I bought one during the winter and have been using it this season. Practial sailor reviewed the handheld gps units earlier this year, pick up a copy if you can, that may help.

Overall I like it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ikrieger
What size winchers do I need?

I have barient 21 two speed winch. probably from late 70s or 80s. How should I measure the winch? Measure the top lip diameter where the winchers go on, or do they go by the drum measurement (where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2009
Replies: 439
Views: 58,807
Posted By ikrieger
Keeping the tradition going

I have to say I feel the same way. But, as one person pointed out the big sailboating boom was during the 60's-80's and those people were our parents who took us on cruising adventures. I grew up...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-28-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 10,185
Posted By ikrieger
Being on Lake Erie, I generally pay more...

Being on Lake Erie, I generally pay more attention to wave height than wind strength. My Neptune 24 pounds and sprays a lot going to windward and if wave height is above 5ft has a hard time making...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By ikrieger
replacing windows

Any suggestions, tips or leads about DIY window projects would be greatly appreciated!

I was thinking of replacing the windows as described in the link below. What do you think?

I was going to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-29-2007
Replies: 3,429
Views: 919,949
Posted By ikrieger
Lake Erie, Cleveland ohio

holla!

Irwin, Neptune 24
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By ikrieger
I do that too.

I do that too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,855
Posted By ikrieger
Edgewater Yacht club in cleveland

I grew up sailing out of edgewater Yacht club in cleveland where my dad always had his sailboat. Now i have my boat at the marina which is right next to the yacht club. There aren't many perks at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2007
Replies: 151
Views: 12,321
Posted By ikrieger
My daughter Madeline was born last week and we...

My daughter Madeline was born last week and we watched fireworks from the boat for 4th of july. She seemed to like sitting at the dock and the gentle rocking of the boat. I have yet to take her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,033
Posted By ikrieger
I have been sailing since i was 6 weeks old (at...

I have been sailing since i was 6 weeks old (at least thats what i'm told). My family was already sailing during the summers on lake erie when I was born in '81 and for my first cruise we went to...
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