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Search: Posts Made By: climbhike
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By climbhike
Re: Hi, new to sailing just bought a boat... (Chicago Burbs)

Ahoy, Pirate. I'm a frequent visitor to Chicagoland, I've got kids and grandkids in Aurora, Evanston and Highland Park. There are small sail boats sailed and rented on the Tower Road launch in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By climbhike
Re: Replacing compression post w/SS post?

Are you trying to sneak a stripper pole aboard on the sly? Dave G
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,202
Posted By climbhike
Re: Mandatory PFDs

This went off on a few tangents, as expected. I'm a believer in personal responsibility, but try to avoid reckless behavior. If the grandkids are with me I insist they wear their PFDs and I will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,521
Posted By climbhike
Re: Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

I have also seen folks looking to "share" boats. Lots of possible pitfalls to that though. Check Saugatuck, Michigan area Craigslist also Chicago. I have seen these two in the past year. As I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,202
Posted By climbhike
Mandatory PFDs

Maybe I missed it here? Sail Magazine had a contributor write an article that proposed that the US needed to have a mandatory PFD law. Not just minors, everyone aboard. Just like mandatory...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By climbhike
Re: Naming your boat after a loved one is so romantic...

I can commit totally to stick on vinyl lettering! Dave G
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 10,142
Posted By climbhike
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

[QUOTE=Gregrosine;1610202]Change of seasons?!?! What change of seasons? It's still cold winter. It's been cold winter and it's been a nasty winter. I would love to have a change of season but when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By climbhike
Re: Sailing a technological breakthrough?

I've seen Captain Philips, seems they get by on a crew of two dozen or so. How many crew members would be needed to man a sail/motor hybrid? Again you are too close to the tipping point to make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 10,142
Posted By climbhike
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

I'm also a Michigander but at this point I'm enjoying the change of seasons. Have skis and snowshoes and enjoy the best snow in 15 years. Went camping 3 weeks ago for one night, We have other toys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,816
Posted By climbhike
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Dad bought a used Pintail from the original owner in the mid-70s. Passed down to me and still sailing it. Sailing inland lakes can be frustrating, Wind gusts then dies, changes direction, dies...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,285
Posted By climbhike
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Congrats on your boat purchase. Lots of replies seem to fall into the "Practice on a smaller boat" catagory. Maybe we could work out a little trade? I have a 14 ft sloop rig, live in Portage, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By climbhike
Powdercoating steel centerboard?

Anyone ever try gloss finish powdercoating a steel centerboard? This will be a fresh water trailer sailer. Thanks, Dave G
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By climbhike
Re: Rigging boom vang and whisker pole

WOW! Thanks for all the responses. Sorry, there will be no photos. I'm urban Amish, my camera still uses film. Compass not GPS, tapes and CDs not MP3, olde school. The several times I've sailed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-01-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,549
Posted By climbhike
Re: Trailer sailer

Looking at the older Mac S or D, also seen Hunter? with centerboard and water ballast. No hurry when retired, would check Chicago and Milwaukee forecasts before crossing or take long way around past...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By climbhike
Rigging boom vang and whisker pole

Would like to rig a vang and whisker pole for downwind sailing. Vast majority of vangs are anchored to base of mast. Is there a reason you would rig the main to both port or starboard or can you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,549
Posted By climbhike
Re: Trailer sailer

I'm in a similar situation. Currently have a 14 ft Pintail I use on local lake. 45 minutes from home to in the water. Wife enjoys sailing, but is OK with just being passenger. But want to get her...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2014
Replies: 3,289
Views: 515,253
Posted By climbhike
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hope this is not ploy by the NSA to track our locations. climbhike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3,917
Posted By climbhike
Re: Looking for information on a 14 foot MFG Pintail

I also have an early Pintail, sail number 207. Circa 1969? It has the plywood rather than molded seats and no well for motor. My Dad bought her from the original owner around 1975. Bought from my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-25-2013
Replies: 3,289
Views: 515,253
Posted By climbhike
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Currently sailing inland waters of southern Michigan. Hope to buy midsize trailer sailer in next few years for retirement.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-15-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By climbhike
Re: Seven years to retirement, figured this would be a good place to start!

Good to have a plan. Mine is four years till retirement. Have a small sloop for inland waters now. Want to get a mid-size trailer sailer in a few years. I am in Kalamazoo, MI and will be spending...
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