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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

There is some great info here. Keep it coming guys! Obviously I'm still in the planning stages. I will let the Mrs. read all of this tonight.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

I've got a catalina 22 right now that I sail locally. I was envisioning a boat large enough for a family of 4 to stay on - a catalina 22 won't handle that. Perhaps I could trailer her up to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By randomforumname
Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

Instead of waiting until the Mrs. and I retire to buy the big boat and cruise, would this plan work?

She is a school teacher. I will also be a teacher within two years (yes, career change). That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 11,309
Posted By randomforumname
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

It looks like the skipper powered down once he entered the harbor and thought he was safe. If he would have kept moving fast instead of going down to "harbor speed" I think he would have been out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By randomforumname
The sailing club in our town needs to rethink their trophies

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7791151360/h228C7727/
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Advice on Making a Sailing Canoe

A monohull open canoe sailing setup is a horrible idea. I had one, so I'm not just talking out my butt. It will swamp wicked easily (because its open) and unless you have a lot of air bags, all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?

Hobie 16 Pitchpole - YouTube

Love this video! The Pitchpole is pretty much like this every time - super surprising and then laughs/high-5's after the fact.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?

Who says pitch poling is always bad? It can be fun done on purpose sometimes. Righting the boat isn't fun - especially if you don't catch her and she immediately capsizes to the other side and you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,495
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?

I've done both boats in open waters in the Gulf of Mexico between Gulfport, MS and the barrier islands ~12 miles offshore.

Lets start with the 16: its faster, will cut through the waves better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 174,175
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

No phone/text messages unless perhaps you and Harry were directly discussing rockD/jake as it pertains to this story.

I would love to hear more about the activity/attitude of the 86 yr old.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2013
Replies: 214
Views: 13,964
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

March of 2013 and sailing an inland lake: It was cold and I didn't bring a heavy enough jacket. I put on the life jacket only because I was cold, not for safety's sake. My friend did not wear a PFD....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Annual maintenance amount

I like this. Probably going to use this tactic.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Annual maintenance amount

Just did not expect to see the number be that high. This guy always does really good work. I guess what I am saying is - "my wife is going to be pissed" :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Annual maintenance amount

25K starting price. Gelcoat repairs, tracking and sealing topside leak, cleaning, waxing. No other local vendors - heck, I have to drive three hours to get to him.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,847
Posted By randomforumname
Annual maintenance amount

I just dropped 6.6% of my original purchase price on boat maintenance. I have spent no other money on the boat this year (not counting yacht club and storage fees). I kind of gave my repair guy carte...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By randomforumname
Re: taking kids out in summer

1. Go at night
2. Go at daybreak but be sure to be off the water by 11am

That's how I get through these miserable Southern Summers.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,168
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

Nolatom:

It's really just asymmetrical hulled cats without daggerboards/centerboards that have a tough time tacking.

I appreciate monohull sailing, but there is nothing like flying a hull or...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,168
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Poor tacking on a Hobie

1. get up your speed close hauled. All sails sheeted in tightly.
2. Sit as far back and windward as possible - you want as little weight on the leward bow as possible.
3. Gently turn into the wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Taking the bull by the horns

Dont try to trailer your 20-25 foot boat to the lake/house/bay (youre either Lake Ponchatrain, Vermillion Bay or Calcasieu lake likely) every time you use it - stepping a mast is labor intensive. A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,181
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

1. Drinking
2. COLD water, no wetsuits
3. No life jackets
4. small craft advisory
5. no reefs taken in
6. spinnaker was up (visible in the water)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Lake sailors: how do you like your wind?

When the forecast is for "Light and variable" at one extreme or "Lake wind advisory" at the other, I typically won't go. I have been on both dead calm and gusting over 30 days but I try to avoid them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,517
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Scariest moment while sailing?

Yea, they all still sail with me. I have to bribe them to get them out there :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,517
Posted By randomforumname
Re: Scariest moment while sailing?

Wife, 4yr old son, 2yr old daughter, and myself were sailing our Catalina 22 on a lake in early Summer. It was decently windy, so my wife dropped the mainsail and we sailed on the 150 genny alone. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By randomforumname
I would like to "fornicate it and go", but I need...

I would like to "fornicate it and go", but I need to finish raising my kids first. Once they are out of the house, it is on.

I need to just take a few days for a mini cruise and quit my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By randomforumname
My biggest boating scare

Could not help but notice that today would be ideal weather to make the Bahamas crossing. I am stuck in my office.

My biggest boating fear is sitting in this office until I am too old, world ends,...
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