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Forum: Learning to Sail   10-05-2008
Replies: 304
Views: 57,471
Posted By tommyt
Wait a minute! Although I don't even want to...

Wait a minute! Although I don't even want to weigh in on all the geometry and drawings, the traveler can and does reduce heeling.
Many novices in a puff ease the mainsheet and head up into the wind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 6,070
Posted By tommyt
Never owned a 30 but have sailed on lots of them....

Never owned a 30 but have sailed on lots of them. Great family boat and perfect for a couple. They made over 10,000 of them so there must be something good there.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,458
Posted By tommyt
If you seriously want a boat you will find it....

If you seriously want a boat you will find it. Nothing wrong with being picky. However, I have a friend that has been looking for the perfect boat for 10 years. He just does not want to pull the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,665
Posted By tommyt
Hey, not all boats suck today. CD and I have our...

Hey, not all boats suck today. CD and I have our Catalinas and you have your sled. That is at least 3 good ones.

Tom
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 3,665
Posted By tommyt
I would have to agree with Val on this one. The...

I would have to agree with Val on this one. The older Dufours were fairly well built boats. The newest Dufours, such as the 40 and 34, were built for speed and built light. Most of those are in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By tommyt
Unless you are independently wealthy you may want...

Unless you are independently wealthy you may want to look at economies as well. Florida is not one of the hotter markets for jobs at the moment.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-02-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,487
Posted By tommyt
Sailhagg, Great post!

Sailhagg, Great post!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By tommyt
This really depends on you and your confidence in...

This really depends on you and your confidence in the longevity of your involvement in the sport. Questions that I would ask myself would be similar to those when buying a house....because for many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,487
Posted By tommyt
Unless you are the best damn salesperson in the...

Unless you are the best damn salesperson in the world....and believe me you are not.....you and the buyer are wasting each others time by meeting. The buyer does not want to make a new friend, they...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-27-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,635
Posted By tommyt
Gosh, Alex just loves those Alerions! Whatever he...

Gosh, Alex just loves those Alerions! Whatever he says, and most of the time I totally agree with him, they are pretty boats.

It seems you want a "new" old boat. My guess is you can have it for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By tommyt
David, True, I was being facietious (sp)...

David,

True, I was being facietious (sp) about the 11,000 pounds and the stancion. However, a local charter company that I talk with often suggests using the shrouds for this purpose rather than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By tommyt
Ah, what the heck. At only 11,000 pounds, tie it...

Ah, what the heck. At only 11,000 pounds, tie it to the stancion:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By tommyt
David, Your original post, and the way you...

David,

Your original post, and the way you were doing it, is the simplest. Capt. Jack Klang would agree, as he taught me! You can use the genoa trackj cleat, but the way to go is to add good...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 9,271
Posted By tommyt
This guy went back and picked up the 45' SeaRay...

This guy went back and picked up the 45' SeaRay that he had traded in and continued on his way. Insurance is a good thing.

Not sure about the girlfriend.
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 9,271
Posted By tommyt
Careful on that auto pilot. A guy christened...

Careful on that auto pilot.
A guy christened his new 50' SeaRay and his new girlfriend a few years ago out in Northern Lake Michigan. Set his auto pilot for Greys Reef and went below. Would it not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-23-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 27,561
Posted By tommyt
SD, You really have to stop using all the...

SD,

You really have to stop using all the color and large print. Quit yelling! We hear you.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By tommyt
Go sailing, you don't have much season left. Just...

Go sailing, you don't have much season left. Just rinse it off when you pull her. Your biggest issue on any fresh water lake today is zebra mussels, and they are not going to attach to a hull in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,483
Posted By tommyt
It is a good thing that this is not rocket...

It is a good thing that this is not rocket science, because if it was we would be blowing ourselves up regularly.

In SD's point two, which still seems to be the sticking point...YES, the current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,483
Posted By tommyt
Before this pissing contest started, Alecs asked...

Before this pissing contest started, Alecs asked what typical boat speeds would be. I think that SD answered his queston and gave a decent response as to why the log was giving him the reading that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,483
Posted By tommyt
AE, I can't wait for SD's response, but the...

AE, I can't wait for SD's response, but the answer to your question would be yes!

If he were anchored in a river with a 3 kt. current, his reading would show that he was moving at 3 kts. Anchors...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By tommyt
The Lake Michigan Ports of Call is a good source...

The Lake Michigan Ports of Call is a good source of information for marinas and services on the lake. You may get some feedback from Door sailors on this board, but asking the question on the Sailnet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By tommyt
Your insurance company is going to be involved...

Your insurance company is going to be involved one way or the other. I would make the claim and let them sort it out with the other boats owner. You want to be covered NOW, not be making claims...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By tommyt
Alex, you are one lucky guy. Work hard...play...

Alex, you are one lucky guy. Work hard...play hard!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 4,877
Posted By tommyt
Very cool, Alex. Thanks!

Very cool, Alex. Thanks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,508
Posted By tommyt
Midlife, Sorry you took my post personally....

Midlife,

Sorry you took my post personally. It was meant as much or more for the general population than specific to you. I have noticed a tendency lately on the board of just this situation....
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