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Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By FordGirlGoneBad
Bought it, now what?

Looking for a place to live this past year and came upon a 30' Helms sailboat that a couple was living on for sale...well, if they can do it, certainly I can too...a week later it was delivered to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Harken MK I furler. Should I use it? Too old? Furlers vs hank on ? Your thoughts?

Keep the furler......most of us have them for a reason. Our new Harken is actually better designed with the hard Marlon and Toulon balls in it. The furler also gives you the option to reduce sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-29-2015
Replies: 51
Views: 2,867
Posted By davidpm
Re: At what point can the seller just end a deal?

My read on this is that the OP fell into a well researched glitch in human (and other primate) behavior.

Researchers have setup games whereby if two people cooperate they both get half of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 21,270
Posted By tdw
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Reality is if you want to dish it out you need to be able to take it when the barbs come back at you. Wilson obviously has a problem with that but hey, thats his problem he has to learn to deal with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,162
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Boat Name Stencils

Photoshop? Take a picture of the stern, erase the name that is there now, and then add in the name you're contemplating.
Also - consider vinyl lettering instead of paint. Much easier to apply and...
Forum: Chartering   12-18-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,635
Posted By CaribDream
Boy would I love that! This whole experience is...

Boy would I love that! This whole experience is making me wonder if I am biting off too much. I feel like I can handle the 40 but now I'm second guessing. Frustrating.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By hillenme
Backstay tension

My current boat has a navtec hydraulic backstay on a mast head rig, along with with a baby stay that goes about 2/3 up the mast. This is a new thing to me as all my previous experience has been on...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Frustration unable to beat against steady wind & current Narr Bay

As others have said, 3 knots is a lot of current to beat against.
More so since you were beating into it in a narrow river since you lose a lot of ground on each tack.

You don't say whether your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By administrator
harrowing story

Bay News (

Harrowing night on Tangier South ends happily for five survivors of capsized boat

At 7 p.m. on July 9, a 16-foot Carolina skiff...
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