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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By quicksilver512
Blue painted line with an arrow at the bow

Quick sailboat I.D. please. The boat manufacturer in question features a blue line just below the gunwale, (white hull). At the bow the line becomes an arrow. These are older boats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,835
Posted By quicksilver512
Thank you all for your input. Thank you Jeff for...

Thank you all for your input. Thank you Jeff for simplifying the topic for me. I saw reviews of two boats, a Compac 16, and Westerly 26 twin keel, and read that they both perform poorly going into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,835
Posted By quicksilver512
Good boat designs for sails windward

I tried Google last night without success, so I have to ask you veteran sailors. What are the design elements in sailboats that lead to better performance going into the wind?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2010
Replies: 56
Views: 33,590
Posted By quicksilver512
Here is #1 on your list. Initial cost is...

Here is #1 on your list. Initial cost is low............
Freya 39 Full-Keel Project Sailboat (http://providence.craigslist.org/boa/1549000144.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By quicksilver512
Shopping around doesn't cost me anything, and to...

Shopping around doesn't cost me anything, and to a certain degree I learn while doing so. I have seen a whole bunch of broken dreams. I know once I make a purchase the maintenance costs will never...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By quicksilver512
Wow! This is an active site! Thank you all very...

Wow! This is an active site! Thank you all very much. A mast, boom, and sails for a similar sized sailboat have recently popped up on Craigslist for short money, but I think I need to tread...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By quicksilver512
buying a boat without rigging

Just a quick question here from someone who dreams of purchasing a sailboat. (The colder it gets, the more I seem to be obsessed with the idea.) A Whitby 25 is available not too far from me. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-01-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By quicksilver512
You guys are all beyond belief! I am listening...

You guys are all beyond belief! I am listening to your words as if they are coming from the burning bush! To hellosailor and arbarnhart, I think I will have the restraint to walk away from a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-31-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By quicksilver512
I am amazed at the quanity and quality of the...

I am amazed at the quanity and quality of the responses! I will be taking a look at her within the week. I am going to ask a sailing friend with vast experience to accompany me. (I may also bring...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-31-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 2,437
Posted By quicksilver512
free boats

I am very new to sailing, (2nd year at the local community sailing). I have been bitten by the bug of transportation without the expense or use of petrochemicals. I am a few years away from...
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