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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,251
Posted By rorider
RhythmDoctor: It looks like a decent machine. ...

RhythmDoctor: It looks like a decent machine. 3000psi will be sufficient and it looks as if it's a 2.7 gpm flow, also good.
I wouldn't go less than a 25 degree tip, and a 30 or 40 would be a good...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By rorider
Welcome, and I'm glad you love the water. The...

Welcome, and I'm glad you love the water. The trick is to be on top of it, not "in" it. Happy sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By rorider
Island Sailing Club

I'm familiar with ISC, they are a good outfit with locations in Portland, OR, Olympia, WA, and Kirkland, WA.
The boats they have available are well kept, and while there isn't a huge selection, it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   06-10-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,832
Posted By rorider
Port Huron - Mackinac race

First, realize that your experience off the Oregon Coast will only approximate the lake Huron experience. The Great Lakes are mostly rough due to wind; the higher the wind, the rougher, but the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By rorider
I'm hooked...too

First, good on you for taking the class. Next, why not do both? Sailing as a crew will give you one set of skills, being the captain of a boat will give you another. Racing the J24's will be quite...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,796
Posted By rorider
Sailing today vs. "old times"

I think this is it. Nowdays, people want to take their creature comforts with them, it used to be people went sailing to get away from their daily life, now they want to sail while continuing to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By rorider
I'll take one!

Doesn't it? It would be just fine for me. Are you giving one away? ;)
Forum: Wauquiez   01-26-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,289
Posted By rorider
Wauquiez Rendezvous June 4-6 in Port Townsend -...

Wauquiez Rendezvous June 4-6 in Port Townsend - Pt Hudson Marina


(From another forum, so I won't verify the accuracy :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By rorider
Keep us posted as to your success/not success...

Keep us posted as to your success/not success with this, please.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By rorider
Look here

Start here...
Pictou Yacht Club in NS, Canada (http://marinas.com/view/marina/8096_Pictou_Yacht_Club_NS)

Your local yacht club could steer you to instruction if they don't offer any themselves.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-11-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By rorider
Welcome! I grew up in Port Huron and know the...

Welcome! I grew up in Port Huron and know the area you are in from my childhood playing hockey all over the area. Enjoy, and hopefully the summer will remain until you get a few more outings...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By rorider
Oh, I realize that most won't care, however, when...

Oh, I realize that most won't care, however, when venturing into new territory (sailing, for me) I like to test the waters if possible. Experience has shown that most people don't really care, but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By rorider
I manage to hold the line with my stump. If...

I manage to hold the line with my stump. If necessary I wrap it around what's left of my arm to hold the line then reposition my grip. Sounds more involved than it really is.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-06-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By rorider
Not quite new, but...

I'm not new to SailNet and I've ventured a response or two. Now, I want to include more relevant information than I provided initially and explore what results as it impacts my sailing future.

I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-06-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By rorider
Sorry, I posted twice.

Sorry, I posted twice.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-14-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 842
Posted By rorider
Cal 20's enjoy active fleets all over. You don't...

Cal 20's enjoy active fleets all over. You don't say where you are so my advice is to go to Cal 20 Class Association > Home (http://www.cal20.com/) (the Cal 20 Association) and look under fleets to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By rorider
Get whichever you will sail the most. There are...

Get whichever you will sail the most. There are good choices in <24' boats that will give you great experiences, and the same goes for >26'.

The important part is actually sailing A boat. As...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-14-2010
Replies: 3,451
Views: 956,904
Posted By rorider
Portland Oregon area for me

Portland Oregon area for me
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-08-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By rorider
Don't know where you live, but if you want to...

Don't know where you live, but if you want to saiul that part of the river, Sauvie Island, Lewis River, etc. you might look into Fred's Marina. It's close to the Willamette so just a quick motor to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-23-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By rorider
carl762 wrote: My little sailboat is sitting on...

carl762 wrote:
My little sailboat is sitting on a trailer here in Portland. Can't wait to get out. Shopping for moorages right now.

Carl, you might want to look into marinas along the slough...
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