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Search: Posts Made By: johnshasteen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 8,320
Posted By johnshasteen
Re: Bristol 26 vs Cape Dory 25

They are both great small boats, you won't go wrong with either one. Just pick the one you like best - have it surveyed, then buy it and go sailing.
John, s/v Paloma, B29.9 #141
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By johnshasteen
Re: What should i practice next?

Storm training! It could save your life some day.
Years ago, my friends and I thought we were good sailors, but needed storm training. So, anytime a storm was brewing in Galveston Bay, we would head...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 3,900
Posted By johnshasteen
We love to sail in the winter, when the weather...

We love to sail in the winter, when the weather is in the 70's and the wind pipes up - the Gulf is beautiful in the winter. In the summer it's too hot to sail, so Paloma, with 12K BTU's of AC,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By johnshasteen
I agree and would add - any sailboat is fine on a...

I agree and would add - any sailboat is fine on a nice day, but if you are way offshore and the weather pipes up, you will want a sturdy boat. Hunters, and the like, don't fill that bill. If you look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By johnshasteen
The Texas gulf sailing season is just starting....

The Texas gulf sailing season is just starting. In the summer it's just too hot and the winds are to light to sail - the winter here is in the 60/70's and the breeze picks up considerably.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 6,037
Posted By johnshasteen
Let's see, we've sailed Paloma from Puerto...

Let's see, we've sailed Paloma from Puerto Isabella to Isla Mujeres, Galveston to Vera Cruz; sailed through, or should I say survived, two Force 10 storms at sea. Most of the water that gushed over...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By johnshasteen
I don't think there is an owner's manual. Back in...

I don't think there is an owner's manual. Back in the 80's we had a Bayfield 29 and all it came with was an engine manual for the 2QM15 Yanmar.
Forum: Bristol 10-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,106
Posted By johnshasteen
Jim, go to Bristol Owners' Association Home Page...

Jim, go to Bristol Owners' Association Home Page (http://www.bristolowners.org/) , there are lots of B32 owners and all are willing to talk about their boats.
...John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2011
Replies: 2,826
Views: 305,109
Posted By johnshasteen
Not sure yet, we haven't been down to the boat in...

Not sure yet, we haven't been down to the boat in about a month. We're in Bahia Marina, up the ship chanel from Port Aransas.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2011
Replies: 2,826
Views: 305,109
Posted By johnshasteen
Harvest Moon Regatta

Smack, you'll have a great time. We've done the Regatta several times, first time in a friend's Pearson 365 Sloop, the other times in Paloma.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-19-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 17,029
Posted By johnshasteen
Having endured two Force 10 storms at sea, here's...

Having endured two Force 10 storms at sea, here's what I've learned: be as familiar with your boat as you can; know how to fix and have stuff to fix it with for every critical function on your boat;...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-13-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,662
Posted By johnshasteen
I agree with everything and have one thing to...

I agree with everything and have one thing to add. Before you leave port, especially with an unfamilar boat (we still do this with Paloma and we've owned her for a couple of decades), is go over the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By johnshasteen
We sail mostly in the Gulf of Mexico and only in...

We sail mostly in the Gulf of Mexico and only in the winter, when it's finally cooled down into the 70's. The winds are good, so we have a 110 working jib on a roller furling that works very well...
Forum: Bristol 09-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,493
Posted By johnshasteen
You can take a 29.9 anywhere and in any weather...

You can take a 29.9 anywhere and in any weather you are dumb enough to sail. We've owned Paloma since she was almost new and sail offshore most of the time. We have sailed her all over the Gulf of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,541
Posted By johnshasteen
Your Columbia is a tough little boat, our first...

Your Columbia is a tough little boat, our first boat was an old Columbia 28. The better you get with the boat, the more wind you can handle, but try to stay in the under 30 knots if you can, until...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By johnshasteen
Interesting commentary. Down here on the...

Interesting commentary. Down here on the Texas/Louisana Gulf coast, hurricanes are more common, often larger (cat 3-5) and do more damage (Katrina 1833 lives lost, Rita much fewer lost, the great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,655
Posted By johnshasteen
Well, it that's not enough heat for you come on...

Well, it that's not enough heat for you come on down to South Texas, where it gets HOT, and with the prevailing wind out of the south, off of the Gulf, the humidity is usually 100%. But the winters...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,619
Posted By johnshasteen
Down here on the Texas Gulf Coast, winter is the...

Down here on the Texas Gulf Coast, winter is the best time to go sailing out in the Gulf, the weather is in the 70's with strong winds from the S or SE. Summer is brutally hot and the winds die down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,089
Posted By johnshasteen
A few years ago we were making a passage between...

A few years ago we were making a passage between Corpus Christi and Port Isabel and were preparing to go under the South Padre Island Bridge with wind on the beam and having to pass a three boat tow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 22,688
Posted By johnshasteen
We've sailed/bare-poled Paloma through 36 and 40...

We've sailed/bare-poled Paloma through 36 and 40 hours of two Force 10 storms and never thought about it being that dangerous - just brutally tiring and frustrating, running before the storm and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 14,302
Posted By johnshasteen
I'm a young 68 and my bride of 46 years is a...

I'm a young 68 and my bride of 46 years is a child of 65. We still sail offshore whenever possible.
Whenever I feel old, I call my old sailing friend Gene, he's going on 92. A few years ago, he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By johnshasteen
Good stuff, thanks

Good stuff, thanks
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-09-2011
Replies: 486
Views: 72,306
Posted By johnshasteen
How about both? Center cockpit boats are...

How about both? Center cockpit boats are typically wetter boats. However for safety and control in heavy seas, the fin keel would worry me more than getting wet. We've run Paloma bare poles, no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-07-2011
Replies: 486
Views: 72,306
Posted By johnshasteen
Her boat, while a sturdy and respected vessel,...

Her boat, while a sturdy and respected vessel, appears to have a fin keel and center cockpit. I'm sure others will disagree, but I would not go to sea in a fin keel, center cockpit boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,804
Posted By johnshasteen
A little advice from someone who has sailed...

A little advice from someone who has sailed mostly offshore for over 50-years now, if you spend much time sailing offshore, anything that moves, pivots or goes up and down, even if you take good care...
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