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Search: Posts Made By: redstripesailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,116
Posted By redstripesailor
I agree with Nick. I spent a few years working...

I agree with Nick. I spent a few years working aboard tall ships; initially as a volunteer, then as a paid AB and finally as an officer.

It is indeed a very small, tight knit community once you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By redstripesailor
Thanks, Peter. Unfortunately, that's still...

Thanks, Peter. Unfortunately, that's still pretty far north of my price range.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By redstripesailor
103 Sailing Rigs???

Anyone know where I can get a copy of the book '103 Sailing Rigs' by Phil Bolger without having to pay an outragous $100?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-19-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 3,706
Posted By redstripesailor
I spent a few years working as pro crew on...

I spent a few years working as pro crew on various tall ships. Some of those skippers can dock those boats sans engine no sweat. Personally, I've been aboard several 120'+ schooners that we brought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
I should add that I’m not a proponent of wing...

I should add that I’m not a proponent of wing masts, I’m just playing devil’s advocate. I also know that there is some standing rigging associated with this configuration, just not as much. (or so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
I totally agree. But I think that in some ways a...

I totally agree. But I think that in some ways a rotating mast would be simpler. Yes, the joint on which it was mounted could become a problem. However, you wouldn't have all the standing rigging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
Thanks Jeff. I totally agree with you about...

Thanks Jeff. I totally agree with you about becoming one with the boat. I used to work as a sailing instructor for Outward Bound’s Hurricane Island sailing school where we did a lot of engineless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
Wow, Jeff, quite an explanation! I pulled the...

Wow, Jeff, quite an explanation! I pulled the motor out of my boat and glassed over the aperture, thus I'm completely at the mercy of wind and tide. I've spent many an hour on light air days either...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
Jeff, thanks for the excellent (as always)...

Jeff, thanks for the excellent (as always) explanation. I think all of your points are very valid and make perfect sense. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts about this design that I just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 4,438
Posted By redstripesailor
Rotating wing masts

Lately Iíve been reading a lot about rotating, free-standing, carbon fiber, wing masts. By all accounts theyíre much more efficient than the usual arrangement. If this is true why donít we see more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,355
Posted By redstripesailor
Allied 42

Anyone know anything about Allied 42's? I saw one for sale the other day and she was quite the looker. Appeared to be an old CCA, Bill Trip or S&S-type centerboard design. If they're built as well as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-19-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,657
Posted By redstripesailor
New Beneteau First 30

Have y'all seen Beneteau's new First 30?

website: LOG BOOK (http://www.teamfirst30.com/?page_id=30&lang=en)

press release: First 30...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 5,660
Posted By redstripesailor
I'm currently running Nobeltec and I love it. ...

I'm currently running Nobeltec and I love it. Very user friendly, I highly recommend it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,941
Posted By redstripesailor
I agree with nemier's post above. Microbursts...

I agree with nemier's post above. Microbursts are scary stuff. Just about every tall ship to sink within the past 40 years has done so as a result of similar weather phenomenon. Heck, just three...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,941
Posted By redstripesailor
Not quite Albatross, nobody died here. ...

Not quite Albatross, nobody died here.

Yes, the boat was well built. She was only built in 1992 and she met all the international standards required to take students to sea.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 8,941
Posted By redstripesailor
Tall Ship Concordia sinks

I just heard a report that the 188' Canadian tall ship Concordia sank off of Brazil today. Apparently there was no loss of life and the crew and students were in three lifeboats that were picked up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By redstripesailor
I didn't mean to make a generalization that...

I didn't mean to make a generalization that they're ALL assholes and pricks. Some of them are very nice indeed. But I will say that enough of them are jerks that you wouldn't go too far wrong...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By redstripesailor
I agree about the name, perhaps the cruiser part...

I agree about the name, perhaps the cruiser part is in reference to their larger designs??? I do like where their head's at as far as design and construction goes. First of all, it looks good,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By redstripesailor
Walk the docks, knock on some hulls, do some day...

Walk the docks, knock on some hulls, do some day work and make some contacts. If you hang out in a yacht haven like Lauderdale there are plenty of opportunities to grab a berth if you're in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By redstripesailor
Yeah, you gotta get your STCW basic safety...

Yeah, you gotta get your STCW basic safety training. If you want to work any yachts that's a must have.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By redstripesailor
nope, not a spammer. i just stumbled across the...

nope, not a spammer. i just stumbled across the website earlier. I think the unstayed, rotating carbon fiber mast is fairly unconventional. As is the headsail set up on a 20ft boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By redstripesailor
I'm a professional sailor, and I've been lucky...

I'm a professional sailor, and I've been lucky enough to try my hand at just about everything in the industry from racing schooners across the atlantic to driving day boats in Newport to racing megas...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By redstripesailor
Scandinavian Cruisers

Have y'all seen these boats yet?

Scandinavian Cruisers - Home (http://www.scandinaviancruisers.com/)

I welcome the change in thinking away from conventional rigs and racing rules and towards...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By redstripesailor
if you want to go for higher tonnage licenses you...

if you want to go for higher tonnage licenses you need to get your able seaman ticket and then sail on that. once you get 1080 days on a larger boat ( > 200 GRT) and take about five months and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By redstripesailor
boat loan for <$25,000

Does anyone know of a reputable outfit that does boat loans for less than $25,000? Most of the companies (like Essex) have a minimum of $25,000.
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