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Forum: US West Coast   04-18-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By j d
Re: visiting the SanDiego area

Guess what I want to know is when you have your best winds, I sail a cape dory. Itís a good strong boat but a bit of a pig in light air. I can avoid May and Jun Thanks for your reply.
Forum: US West Coast   04-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By j d
visiting the SanDiego area

Asking those who know, what is the best time of the year to visit the SD area by sail boat, most paticulary Ocean side? When are your best winds?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,515
Posted By j d
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing alone. Also I can enjoy crew, both sailors and non. Some times its fun to be crew to experience boats other than my own and to see how other sailors do things.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By j d
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

I say yes. You all ready are set up for them so it's only the wire.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2015
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,525
Posted By j d
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I thought it lame when I sailed in to Moro Bay and saw several of them. Thin I learned it was to support their local high school. I can't say supporting your kids and high school is lame.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,326
Posted By j d
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Faster, Thanks for your sensible reply. Never would I condone vandalisms to anotherís boat because it has offended me. I would however step aboard to correct their halyard slap if it were driving me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 13,372
Posted By j d
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I was not going to touch this thread but there is this quote I like.

For boats, even the uglier ones, are among the loveliest creations of manís hands, and though owning them brings a train of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,789
Posted By j d
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

No you donít need to be rich, but you canít be poverty stricken either. People find a way to do what they like and it always has a price tag. Any hunters wife can tell you that elk meat is $30 a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By j d
Re: How do I google it? (dry sailing)

dry boat storage gave me an almost never ending list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By j d
Re: Things that are the same and things that change

Whats this talk about pack rats or throwing away? We are talking boatporn here.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-30-2014
Replies: 3,424
Views: 918,737
Posted By j d
Forum: Living Aboard   07-29-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 6,258
Posted By j d
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Cliff,
I sail a Cape Dory 27. I do fine on it for a couple months at a time alone, but add a wife and baby, I donít see it working. My hanging locker doesnít hold all of my own clothes, the v berth...
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