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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,421
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

Divi,

Its just that point of view you put forward that enables the pollution problems.

Its not bad mouthing to say ( accurately ) that boards that favor 1000 townhouses at a time on land...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Sailing clubs in CT / Long Island Sound

Like Caleb said, if you shoot straight out the channel you should be okay. If you turn west and try and cut through the islands it can get really shallow. You need a good chart/chart plotter and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

We are really looking for a floating hotel for a day or two at a time in the summers in VT for the next few years, and take baby steps sailing it. I just bought an old Pintail to learn more on, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,808
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Just go and buy this right now -

???8' ELI Sailing or Rowing Dinghy with Sail, Mast Boom, etc (http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/boa/4984559449.html)

I'd get it tomorrow if I didn't have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,808
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Who knew there was such interest in older fatter women?? LOL

That fact alone should make it worth it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,808
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I like Caleb's idea of just keeping a Sunfish on a beach. Every time I sail my Sunfish I always remark what a great boat it is. Not comfortable but it sails like a champ.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,808
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Unfortunately it is very difficult to car top. For example a Sunfish is 140 lbs and its 14 feel long and bulky.. I'm a big dude and I still have trouble even with another guy helping me. My wife...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 36,904
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Amazing strength in the face of terrible loss. So many guys would fold up and drink themselves into oblivion. I probably would.

I wonder how your boys will describe you to their kids many years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-10-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Is it Spring Yet?

When Minnesota thaws, New York is only a day or two behind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,905
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: New computer selection help??

For what it's worth, I buy the Acer sub $300 laptops by the bushel for my college age kids and they are a bit slow but very capable and come with a solid state hard drive and long battery life. Damn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,502
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Ha ha, no. If you think James is going to join a racing program you have missed the point of this thread entirely.
Forum: Chartering   08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

Its the same thing. Go on a "light air " day and know the tides and currents.

The problem will be docking. Even a small 3000 lb sailboat can be tricky to dock the first few times.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,785
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I'm sort of averse to sailing into inlets for that reason. Making the turn in with 20 knots wind if you are constricted can be stress inducing so I will just motor in.

There was a pretty nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By Sal Paradise
re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

The INITIAL price might be low, but the cost is going up fast.. I see them around here in the $2500 - $5000 range with a motor and trailer, in good shape.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-08-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,762
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Nancy

We have a Catalina 22 and have sailed it quite a bit on Lake George. We have even taken it camping at LG and its an ideal boat for that. The pop top makes the little cabin seem pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-03-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,133
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

You could probably buy a nice small boat for day sailing - and rent a nice big one for the one or two weeks you would cruise. Cheaper and easier.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Seeking life wisdom, and an opportunity to crew on a passage

Good advice.

I advise my own sons this - to take a year after graduation for adventuring/travel/enrichment. The career, husband, father thing is like going from indentured servant to plantation...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-23-2014
Replies: 461
Views: 52,504
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

This thread is sort of inching towards a point I wanted to make;

Rather than ask " How much does it cost to cruise?" Ask-

What does $3000/ month look like where I want to go? What does this...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-15-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 16,116
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Bounty captain Robin Walbridge's 'reckless decision' blamed for sinking

You just violated Godwin's Law, bro. Ouch !

Thank you.

http://therealsasha.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/godwins-law1.png
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-04-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 4,439
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Just Do It--You're Not Getting Any Younger

I don't know. I was ..uhh.. less wise when I was 20. I tended to go out in all sorts of rough weather and do other sorts of risky behaviors. Perhaps its just as well that I didn't go too far.

At...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,167
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 30,713
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I'm an american. Sick to death of the guns politics discussion. Leaving the gun discussion off topic is the only thing making it possible for me to follow this thread.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,929
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: crack in cockpit sole of Catalina 22, how serious?

You should be able to put your head under the seats and look around. You may have to move the galley, or the panel between the dinette and the gas locker under the seat. But its simple. You have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Carburetor Rebuild

Yeah, the carbs are cheap .. I guess 100 - 125 bucks.

I " rebuild" mine all the time - no kit needed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 186,464
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

you know what?

I'm not interested in escalating this argument.

Sal
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