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Search: Posts Made By: mpickering
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By mpickering
Re: Newbie!!!

If the sail is shorter on the forestay than your existing genoa, just fit it to the tack and raise it normally. The head of the sail will simply be lower at the top and that isn't a problem.
...
Forum: Hunter 10-27-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 23,289
Posted By mpickering
re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

I was a "Hunter Hater" for many years. Like many sailors, I was wary of the non-traditional B&R rig. I fell into the trap that boats had to have conventional backstays. There had to be something...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By mpickering
Re: Permanant Resident

I am in that exact situation. Our sailboat was USCG documented when we bought it. Getting it undocumented is easy. Just takes time. Once you become a US citizen, you can redocument under the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 8,343
Posted By mpickering
My wife and I had a ball at the show this year. ...

My wife and I had a ball at the show this year. This was our first show, having skipped the previous two.

We took a "Take the Wheel" workshop which included demo sails of two boats of your choice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By mpickering
Usually hull or sailing association number. In...

Usually hull or sailing association number. In the case of one-design racing boats, this is usually the hull number used to identify the boat on the course. On regular boats, the assigned number...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 16,760
Posted By mpickering
Generally agreed. However, many of these boats...

Generally agreed. However, many of these boats were not one step from the salvager. The Tanzer 22s were both very nice boats, clean inside, no evidence of mold, water damage or corrosion, good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 16,760
Posted By mpickering
Is the sailboat market really this bad?

I have just had an unreal weekend.

My wife and I attended the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum annual boat auction. We went last year and saw some good deals on various boats. They had listed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 9,907
Posted By mpickering
I realistically hope to own any of the boats I...

I realistically hope to own any of the boats I listed. Admittedly, they wouldn't necessarily be new from the factory but within the realm of doable at some point. All depends on model year. An...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2010
Replies: 88
Views: 9,907
Posted By mpickering
Lots of boats on the dream list... On the...

Lots of boats on the dream list...

On the racing, pure rush side:

Pogo2 Mini 6.5
Star keelboat (that's coming next year)
Any Open class boat (Open 40 or Open 60)

On the cruising side, we...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By mpickering
I'm a keelboat sailor myself and only got into...

I'm a keelboat sailor myself and only got into dinghies this year. I can say they are quite a rush. My club has Snipes, Vanguards and 420s as the dominant 2-person classes with Lasers for the...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By mpickering
Those of us in the Lasers had a lot of fun...

Those of us in the Lasers had a lot of fun getting out to our course between all the J-boats. "Oh look, what a cute little toy!". :)

And we did the same thing, found a knot or two in the puffs,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By mpickering
They are marked on the chart as private buoys for...

They are marked on the chart as private buoys for a measured 1/2 mile. Maybe the owners picked them up and moved them? Shown as valid May to November. I've never noticed them.

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By mpickering
That's not a sailboat; that's high sculpture. ...

That's not a sailboat; that's high sculpture. Absolutely beautiful!

Matt
Forum: Racing 10-30-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By mpickering
Lots and lots of practice. :) I sailed with a...

Lots and lots of practice. :) I sailed with a gentleman who did that with a Beneteau 38. He just spent so much time on his boat that he knew how it handled exactly over the years. Same applies to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By mpickering
Annapolis Sailing School would be a place to...

Annapolis Sailing School would be a place to start. If you want to get out and learn by doing, look at local sailing clubs and get involved with casual racing. Admittedly with the winter coming on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 5,091
Posted By mpickering
To throw my two cents in... The O'Day 37 is...

To throw my two cents in...

The O'Day 37 is a center cockpit boat. Has good reviews and they are cheap for their size.

Also look at the Gulfstar 36, 41 and 44 center cockpits. Older boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 5,532
Posted By mpickering
I've asked that question. One answer I've gotten...

I've asked that question. One answer I've gotten is because people like to say they own a boat. For a lot of people in casual conversation that is an impressive thing to them. Over the years, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,540
Posted By mpickering
The top of the mast would have to be in the water...

The top of the mast would have to be in the water for there to be a threat of the boat capsizing. A lot depends on wind and wave conditions but the boat would have to be on its side first.

As to...
Forum: Boat Reviews 10-21-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,291
Posted By mpickering
The fact that the family built a tent around this...

The fact that the family built a tent around this boat to protect her says volumes. They went to some trouble to preserve this boat and it does show. I'm no wood boat expert but that looks to be in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3,301
Posted By mpickering
While I am no naval engineer and hate to see a...

While I am no naval engineer and hate to see a C-27 mast cut down to size, if you're looking to experiment anyway, why not look into a gunter rig setup for the top section?

Cut say 10 feet off...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 8,762
Posted By mpickering
America's Cup has gone back to being a rich...

America's Cup has gone back to being a rich man's, elitist sport. Done now by professional sailors to win a trophy for the wealthiest who can afford it.

I watched the recent Cup race and was...
Forum: Cal 09-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By mpickering
Do you know what the keel is made of? Lead or...

Do you know what the keel is made of? Lead or iron? If it is lead, you might be able to get away with sistering in some keel bolts from another design if your keel is large enough. When I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,793
Posted By mpickering
My insurance company didn't require a survey. ...

My insurance company didn't require a survey. Good pictures for equipment aboard was sufficient. And given the low cost of my boat at purchase time ($5K) and it using outboard power, I couldn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,809
Posted By mpickering
This quality of the winged keel when first...

This quality of the winged keel when first introduced is what led Dennis Conner to protest its use on the grounds that it violated the draft rules for the 12 meter class when heeled over. He didn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By mpickering
If the boat is in the water it makes it easier. ...

If the boat is in the water it makes it easier. A good sea trial takes 2-4 hours. Preferably with your surveyor onboard. As stated, you can request a sea trial and acceptance of such as part of...
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