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Search: Posts Made By: FlyingJunior
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By FlyingJunior
BVI-Jost to Norman in 60 seconds

Seems like boating on crack - I prefer a slower pace. Winds 25-30? Kilometers/hr?! Doesn't seem so strong. Prob motoring because its a cat, we all know those don't sail to weather ;-0
Forum: Chartering 01-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By FlyingJunior
Sail charter on Kauai, any suggestions?

Subscribed, I'll be there in June also. I've looked and looked and only found mention of renting a beach cat on Poipu Beach. I think there is a racing group nearer the airport, perhaps that's worth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By FlyingJunior
what did I do wrong?!

Yes, we had reefed/furled headsail earlier, but then winds settled down a bit, so we let more out. I agree, too much headsail. I think it must have been that plus a shift in wind position. If we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By FlyingJunior
what did I do wrong?!

I normally sail dinghy racers/ centerboard daysailers, so I'm used to doing things a certain way. I have at times sailed keelboats, and always found them more forgiving.

However, this past...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By FlyingJunior
Best knot to attach a painter to a mooring ball?

Bowline plus stopper knot on the loose end, just for extra security
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By FlyingJunior
New Catalina Pricing

To assume the dealer has room to negotiate is to assume one knows his margins and cost structure. Do you have that intel ? You are free to try to negotiate, they are free to engage or not. Do you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By FlyingJunior
First Solo Dinghy Sail!

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Next look for a day with 5-10 knots and singlehand with main and jib, you'll do fine.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By FlyingJunior
Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

When tacking move to the other rail when the boom crosses over, shouldn't have to do anything with Mainsheet . When jibing, sheet in, turn thru, switch rails, then sheet out. It can get tough when...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By FlyingJunior
Complete Newbie...No Idea What I'm Doing...

Don't know about power squadron, but for sailing what you want is instruction thru ASA or US Sailing.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

Yes, ', not "! mini Stonehenge anyone ?! (Spinal Tap reference).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-10-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

If you find a sailable 30-footer for $3k I wanna see that boat. 25" ok, maybe even 27".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat to learn on

27-30ft Catalina seems to fit the bill.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By FlyingJunior
Complete Newbie...No Idea What I'm Doing...

Learn to sail well first , then start looking at boats. Horse before cart.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By FlyingJunior
Family learning and fun time

Capri 14.2 or 16.5 - sloop rigged dinghies with no centerboard trunk . In your area, there seem to be a lot if O'day Daysailors, which would be perfect for your needs. Sunfish and Butterflies are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By FlyingJunior
Good First Boat

Or, life is short, buy the boat you want now. I will defer to the residents experts as to recommendations....( you can be a novice and still buy a keelboat)
Forum: Chartering 05-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,368
Posted By FlyingJunior
BVI Charter Lessons Learned

Good tips! Which charter companies do you recommend? I've only done Horizon.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By FlyingJunior
Re: reefing a dinghy

that is a good question that I didn't ask:o - I would think weather helm would be a bit more pronounced with no jib, but I've not ever heard that that was the case. The jib on these boats is pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By FlyingJunior
reefing a dinghy

Question - I know that it's common (and smart) practice to reef keelboats when winds get up and over 15-20 knots. I was cruising by the lake the other day and this poor guy was turtled in a Sweet 16...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 05-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,421
Posted By FlyingJunior
Boat Delivery Boston to Florida

Lady needs to start her own thread
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By FlyingJunior
FJ in need of blocks, newbie at helm. Help!

Or how much time one can waste making a $3 block for a dink. I really think you're joking about this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,140
Posted By FlyingJunior
Small (<20') Pocket Cruiser Cat?

I will defer to you Tropicat, you are way more experienced. I was just recalling my conversation with the Old Salt, who has sailed the globe.

My own experience (limited) is in the BVI, where its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,140
Posted By FlyingJunior
Small (<20') Pocket Cruiser Cat?

I did not realize it was keel weight that enabled my centerboard dinghy to cruise thru tacks like a hot knife thru butter. Something about the centerboard acting as a pivot point comes to mind. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,140
Posted By FlyingJunior
Small (<20') Pocket Cruiser Cat?

Me: hey, catamarans seem cool!
Old Salt: If you like sailing a dump truck.

They don't sail to windward, I am told. It's common to have to motor thru tacks.

RedCFJ - you're fine, people...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By FlyingJunior
centerboard day sailer: raising/lowering sails in stronger winds

I agree with kriskross - to clarify - rig with bow to wind, sheets loose. When you push off, sheet in (you should still be in irons) tight, then either back wind the jib or hold the boom out a bit,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 4,140
Posted By FlyingJunior
Small (<20') Pocket Cruiser Cat?

I'm kinda in the same boat (no pun intended) - have you considered more stable dinghys such as Flying Scot, Mariner, Rhodes 19, or O'Day Daysailer?
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