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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-07-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9,971
Posted By NbyNW
Singlehanding to and from the dock

wow that situation sounds very familiar to ours. We have a 36 ft boat and setup almost exactly the same (except we have a finger pier on starboard side also). We have 4 lines permanently rigged to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-07-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By NbyNW
Flying a Geneker

I finally had my first good wing on wing in 12 knots dead downwind for about 15 miles. With the genoa traveler all the way aft (oddly) the genoa held the wind very well, but I can see how the pole...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-07-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By NbyNW
Flying a Geneker

Thanks splitmind. This leads me to another question and topic. Poleing out the jib.

This weekend my wife and I sailed a downwnid run of about 80 miles. Actually our target was dead downwind. We...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By NbyNW
Flying a Geneker

Definitely a help. I will give it a try next opportunity.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-18-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By NbyNW
Flying a Geneker

My boat came with a geneker but I have no idea how to use it. Can anyone give me a 2 minute primer on how to give it a try?
I have a padeye right neat the bottom of the forestay which I presume is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,115
Posted By NbyNW
Siphon through Sink?

OK, this is probably the most basic question. AND my boat has a warning sticker against it.

I sailed today without closing the seacock under the kitchen sink on a long reach with that side under...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By NbyNW
Buying a boat in Europe

I am an American living in Sweden and bought a boat last year after doing a years worth of research. The bottom line is be prepared to pay a lot more than you would in the US on just abuot everything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 3,244
Posted By NbyNW
Cutlass Bearing Replacement, 1985 Najad 343

go to the najad website and you will find a list of employees there includiong maintenance specialists. I have found they are very responsive and will help you out.
You can also post your question...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By NbyNW
Radar - Mast or Post?

Thanks Jeff. My boat is a full keel and fairly heavy displacement (7000 kg) so I think may be OK on the mast.
You are right about space at deck level being at a premium.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By NbyNW
Radar - Mast or Post?

I am planning on installing a 2kw raymarine radar dome on a 36 ft boat with a 15.5 meter mast. Brochure says it can me mounted either mast or on a dedicated post. What are the advantages,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By NbyNW
Scandanavian Opportunity

I have noticed that its mostly US sailors talking about US boats. But I guess someone out there might know something about some of the lesser known scandanavian boats like linnjett and finngulf for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-16-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By NbyNW
Scandanavian Opportunity

I am new to sailing and in the middle of a 5 year post outside Stockholm, Sweden. Am working on getting started in sailing and sailing with friends, chartering, etc. but eventually want to buy a boat...
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