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Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New to Sailnet, new to sailing

Welcome to SailNet, Thomas! Don't be afraid to ask questions when you have them (and you will) and also good luck with your studies.
Forum: herSailNet   1 Week Ago
Replies: 236
Views: 23,545
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

I overcome my fear (yes. still have it) by not worrying at the moment what others think of me. Everyone was a beginner once. If they can't remember what that felt like then so be it. Focus on the job...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

Sailing is one activity where I have never said "I envy you for being at the beginning of this learning curve" because there is ALWAYS another curve to climb. It is what you put into it and if you're...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

I thought that's what those were but found the location odd. We added shore power to our 22 (not a Catalina) and put the outlet inside the cockpit. That location is way too close to the water.


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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

Alexander, keep in mind that no matter what boat you buy, your initial cost to buy it is not the end of putting money into it no matter how well kept the boat was. You'll have upkeep, upgrades you'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

I disagree as long as the trailer is sound. Just the boat? Probably. But the OP might want to compare it to similar looking boats for sale in his area.

Dirt will wash off.

I don't know the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

I googled Portland Oregan sail clubs and came up with quite a few.

When I decided to get into sailing I joined a local sailing club. $40/year. It's a good way to learn if you don't want to pay...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

First, that link doesn't work. Send one that works to me in a PM (I'm a mod so you can do that) and I'll post it for you.

Edit: http://imgur.com/a/Xz5J2

Do you have any friends who boat who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New to Sailing but Want to Learn

Welcome to SailNet.

What worked for me was joining a local sail club. Inexpensive and members are usually happy to have newcomers on board. You also get a taste of different boats and captain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By DRFerron
Re: New to SailNet, just purchased Tanzer 22

Hi Jeff. Welcome to SailNet. I can't answer your questions but I am going to move your thread to the Gear and Maintenance forum.

Congratulations on your new boat! Check out all the books by Don...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Get a Boat. Get a Crew. Sail the World. Simple?

Start by looking for local sail clubs and finding one to join. The rest will follow.

Who knows? You may be back here in six months asking our opinions on that "perfect" boat you've found for...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-30-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Get a Boat. Get a Crew. Sail the World. Simple?

Welcome to SailNet, James.

Personally, I would get more sailing experience before buying the boat you plan to sail the world on. That's a huge investment should you find out that you don't like...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How to know for certain whether marinas actually *do* or don't want liveaboards?

My marina doesn't advertise liveaboard rates, yet we have a few who live aboard. It's only a guess but I get the feeling that by not advertising, they have an "out" if the person and/or the boat...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,822
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Marinas with slip price reduction...?

You can't beat calling or even driving to the marina on a nice day, looking around, getting a feel for the place, having lunch...

When I first looked for a marina I made a list based on location,...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-10-2015
Replies: 282
Views: 15,368
Posted By DRFerron
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

We're still not in the water. I'm not happy. The marina owner called me this morning and I politely told him how unhappy I am. He promised that tomorrow the new marina manager (who promised me we'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Budget schmudget (says She Who Spends Other People's Money Very Well).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Personally, if those were my only three choices, I'd be all over that Tartan. Look beyond the tired cushions and the need for a bit of wood oil.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Yes. Marine electricians.

That said, my SO is an industrial electrician but he knows how to install marine grade wiring and how to read the regulations and whatnot.

I trust that he's not going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,062
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

That's good to hear about Liberty Mutual. It sounds like they've changed. When we purchased our current boat my LM agent (they insure our house and cars) told me not to use them as they don't insure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Ham radio digital while crusing

I was scrolling through some other ham youtube videos and came across this Ham Radio Now episode on digital voice...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmyVEwjhG_k
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,331
Posted By DRFerron
re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

There is a huge difference between the answers resulting from your thread title and what you asked for in your first post. Some of the responses are generic to offshore cruisers, which won't apply to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Where to get OpenCPN charts?

Chart Downloader for NOAA ENCŪ (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/ENCs/ENCs.shtml)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 7,155
Posted By DRFerron
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Perhaps you and your wife could take a sailing course together? That puts you on equal footing and in a learning environment where someone else is the responsible party.

There are also women only...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,229
Posted By DRFerron
Re: female crew wanted for Bahamas cruise

As a woman who sails whenever possible, and who knows plenty of others who also love to sail, perhaps your bait is inadequate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,800
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

That's awesome.

A woman in my marina used to keep a Catalina Capri in a slip. Every weekend I'd watch her husband drop her and one kid off and she'd head off into the bay.
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