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Forum: South America   06-20-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,977
Texas to Brazil

this trip sounds to me like it might last several months, you will have to get a boat in decent condition, and expect to spend a lot of time waiting for weather.

If I were you I would probably try...
Forum: Caribbean   06-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,040
The Thornless path

I'm currently researching for the same trip... I highly recommend that you buy a cruising guide by Bruce Van Sant called "The Thornless Path to Windward: The Gentleman's Guide to Passages South".
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Forum: Learning to Sail   04-14-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
cool! In case you are interested, sometimes the...

cool! In case you are interested, sometimes the Coconut Grove Sailing Club has boats for sale and they offer them to members at a deeply discounted price... if you sign up your email on their website...
Forum: Caribbean   04-12-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 4,166
that is a lot of wind! thanks for the message!...

that is a lot of wind! thanks for the message! good luck!
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Qomomoko, Congrats on the course, I think you are...

Qomomoko, Congrats on the course, I think you are really going to enjoy it, The instructors at the club are great. Let me know of any questions you might have about the club, I will be eager/glad to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,331
Lu, The Coconut Grove Sailing Club has an...

Lu,
The Coconut Grove Sailing Club has an excellent location in Coconut Grove, you would be able to keep your boat at a mooring or on land (depending on the size of the boat), it has excellent...
Forum: Caribbean   03-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 4,166
Miami to Cartagena, Colombia

Does anyone have any advice on sailing a small boat from Miami to Cartagena Colombia? I've read some reports about the weather being very bad along the north coast of Colombia, particularly from the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,506
I have a Compac-16 in the Miami area for sale

In case anyone else is looking for a Compac 16, I have a 1979 Compac 16 in the Miami area for Sale.
It is in good condition, it has an Ida-sailor rudder, the original sails (good condition), a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
I have a 1979 Compac 16 on a trailer in Miami,...

I have a 1979 Compac 16 on a trailer in Miami, and a 1970 Pearson 26 on a mooring in Coconut Grove. I haven't used the Compac after I got the Pearson in November, but I would love to have them both...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
I'm currently reading Lin and Larry Pardey's...

I'm currently reading Lin and Larry Pardey's Capable Cruiser, it is not a novel, but it definitely has many short stories and anecdotes, some of them if not most, written by Lin, your wife might like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
I had not logged in for a while, I ended up...

I had not logged in for a while, I ended up buying a Pearson 26, it has a 4 foot draft (deeper than what I had originally set out to get), but it has turned out fine. Although my draft has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
what do you guys think of this Glander Cay? I've...

what do you guys think of this Glander Cay? I've never heard of them before...

http://www.sailingtexas.com/sglandercay24100.html

seems like it meets my criteria... although it is a bit older...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
I had mostly seen Catalinas with swing keels... I...

I had mostly seen Catalinas with swing keels... I had not realized that they do have some with fixed keels... will definitely look into these more closely...
thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
in the event of running aground, arent twin keels...

in the event of running aground, arent twin keels and wing keels almost just as problematic?

The reason I've included J/24s in my list even though they have more draft than I wish is because they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Guys, thanks for all the replies, I like...

Guys, thanks for all the replies, I like multihulls but they seem to be difficult to come by, and usually seem to be more expensive than monohulls...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Right Boat for Biscayne Bay

Hi all,
I've been sailing Biscayne Bay for about a year and a half on my 1979 Compac 16. Biscayne Bay is great and I want to be able to do weekend sailing a little more comfortably. I am currently...
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