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Search: Posts Made By: SailingJackson
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

The issue of getting from helm to the side deck and then to dock is a good point. I just got back from the Chicago boat show and walked a few boats. The Catalina 445 seems OK in that respect, but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,129
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

I'm glad to hear that Hanse is serving you well. Certainly they please a lot of people. Never the less, in terms of quality of build I'm probably thinking along the same lines as the consensus seen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 5,645
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: One Ship Stupid

I agree as a general concept and the genoa block issue is clearly debatable, but I did help out a guy who really seemed to need help. He was a typical self-taught sailor. His boat had a short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,129
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. With the research I've done I have pretty much altered directions. I've always known that, with the right rigging, I could handle just about any size boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

I understand your point but I've certainly had occasions where I've been docking solo and sent into a slip where there's a good crosswind (18 knots) and another boat opposite the dock, without poles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

That might be true, but I don't think so. My day job involves control system engineering and I know how modern RF things work. Things like garage door openers can just send out bleeps and get...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

A few things about the middle-quality build of the earlier Catalina and most middle class sorts of boats.

Thru hulls are often not in the right place. To check all my thru hulls in an emergency...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Satirical comments a usually amusing, but I distinctly remember the same comments in made 1992 regarding roller furling. In 1988 it was considered folly to go cruising offshore without the tools for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Questions on the Catalina 445

Thanks for your suggestions. I had a bow thruster installed last year on my C36. The Edison pedestal is so crowded with wires that I had them install the thruster primary control in an inconvenient...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By SailingJackson
Questions on the Catalina 445

Anybody active here with direct experience on the C445?

I've been looking for a boat that will take me into a semi-retirement and beyond. I can handle my C36 very easily and had been thinking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 4,463
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Would you work 1 additional year to go from $50k to $150k boat

It may make sense to work for an additional year to better fund your retirement, but you're wasting that additional money if you use it to buy a newer boat.

I'm looking at new boats myself right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Largest keelboat lauched/hauled by trailer?

Triad does big boats all the time.

Custom Sailboat Trailers 31' + (http://triadtrailers.com/triad-trailer-gallery/sailboat-trailers/sailboats-31-feet/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,374
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

There may be exceptions, but what I've seen in general are two types of boats:

Boats that are 1 to 3 years old and have hardly been used. They were purchased by someone who didn't know sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,374
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I'm not sure if Tartan is really a unique class. Jackett's new design, the Blue Jacket, has received a PHRF of 51/72. (ref here) (http://www.ecsa.net/PHRF/CouncilActions2013) and there are similar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,374
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

I'm considering buying a new boat and the Tartan 3700 is on my short list. I'd suggest you ignore quite a few of the comments in this thread and focus on the current condition of the company, their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 924
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Which batteries for us?

You're doing well to consider all the factors. It's not just the batteries, it's how their features work with your electrical system and the way you use the boat.

My considerations were a little...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: My Dog Won't Pee on the Boat

In my experience the trick to making this work is using that same piece of astroturf at home. Lay it on the grass or wherever the dog normally goes and guide the dog directly to it when he/she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,904
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

Phil,
Very nice story. I had a similar event when I was sailing with my sister and her 10 year old son. I told him to take the helm while I went to the foredeck to bring down the asymmetrical. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,904
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I found the same thing when I first started sailing 20+ years ago. You'll find it very enjoyable to sail with sailors, if you can get to know some. Nothing needs to be explained, knots are tied...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Caribbean day sail rentals

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks much.
GJ
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By SailingJackson
Caribbean day sail rentals

Anyone know of Caribbean resort areas where one can rent a boat for day sailing? I know there are a zillion beach dinghies for rent, but they generally don't want to you sail out of their line of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

I'm currently in the rather absurd position where value and cost really don't matter much. I can afford to get what I want, even if it makes no financial sense. No debt, no dependents, and sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

I don't think I'd do a custom build. When you look at a boat that has been built for years, like a Catalina 30 or Tartan 3700, you'll see little design tweaks every year. Those come from the fact...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

But the sail cover is not a 60 second job. I've seen some systems that appear to have the sail cover in place while sailing. It's in two pieces, to port and starboard. Do those simply zip up once...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By SailingJackson
Re: Best Coastal Cruiser under 37 ft

It does seem a bit small, but I an also sympathize with the idea that bigger is not better. Somehow I got the idea that Najad got wrapped into Halleberg-Rassy.
GTJ
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