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Search: Posts Made By: wannabsailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By wannabsailor
Is Fuel Consumption a Secret?

Is fuel consumption a secret? Iím having a hard time finding the numbers and it seems as if the manufacturers donít want to give out the information. I want to put a 9.9 hp. outboard on a 26ft....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By wannabsailor
To Do With The Dew

I am thinking about buying a trailer sailor, maybe a 26ft. Mac. To go on weekend trips, or perhaps a few week long trips and maybe even a 30 day vacation outing. The wife says ďI like sailing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,127
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: WiFi Connectivity On-Board

Time to show my ignorance, but also time to learn, so are you guys saying that if someone was sailing from... say L.A. to Honolulu, then for those 30 some days they would not have access to wifi,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By wannabsailor
Fuel consumption vs. speed vs.noise

Greetings one and all, hoping some of you with experience in such matters can help. I am trying to find the specs. on a 9.9hp. Outboard. (or there-abouts) I am looking for the quietest ďandĒ most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 2,152
Views: 123,667
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

If you didn't have the dog 100.00 a week would do fine. Go to you-tube and search wayne dwyer's "shanty boat..." then you will find out just how loaded you are!
If you are having fun the money...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,978
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: How small is too small?

You might want to check out a u-tube called crusing lealea, this couple sailed from Hawaii to Alaska and are currently documenting their adventure. They are sailing on an Albin Vega 27. If you check...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 17,391
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Advantages of Cruising in a Steel Sailboat?

But how are they in rough weather? Seems like I heard someone say they enjoyed counting the number of times the other guys rudder came up out of the water during a storm while there steel hull boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Reasons for taking off cruising

Is there anyone else who feels none of the 3 applied to them?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,413
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: First live aboard

The first thing to do is get out of B.C. and head south! No joke...I have seen an awful lot of boats for sale, but if they are north of the border then for some reason they just seem to add a zero to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By wannabsailor
When Lightning Strikes

Ok, another Green-horn question... I have been surfing the web trying to find info on what happens when the boat you are gets struck by lightning. There is a ton of stuff about what can happen to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,710
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

All the same, not a good thing to keep around when they grow up. There is a family in Canada that can attest to that. 5yo and 7yo boys this August.

is ardoin talking about the snake or the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 10,085
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Best Route: Great Lakes to East Coast?

You might consider taking the Chicago River to the Ill. river, down to the Mississippi and out to the Gulf, or perhaps the Erie canal to the Hudson?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Dogs?

By all means give it a try. A friend of mine "had" a chihuahua but he didn't know they tend to fall overboard at night. It's a win-win situationfor you. You'll find out how the dogs do and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By wannabsailor
Can you go too Fast?

New-bee question # 4. I was watching a sailing video of a Picific crossing. The boat was a basic 28-29 footer/fiberglass...etc. When they got up to 6 knots... great, when they got up to 7 1/2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,554
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: What are the costs of owning a sailboat minus the boat itself?

AlyMel, I guess it depends on what State you are in as far as sales tax goes. If you are buying a trailer-sailer, such as a MacGregor 26, it is my understanding that if the boat is under 26ft. in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,766
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Singlehanding a 41' Hunter DS?

Perhaps, but I suspect there is quite a bit of difference between handling a 25 McGregor and a 41 ft. Hunter... I'm just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,766
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Singlehanding a 41' Hunter DS?

ya know, if I were in your situation, after doing all the research and finding the boat I like and want, I think I would go ahead and get it and then find someone with sailing experience on that type...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Potomac & D.C. - Would you?

Thanks. I was looking for a place to stay for maybe a week.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By wannabsailor
Potomac & D.C. - Would you?

Anyone have any thoughts concerning Gangplank Marina vs. Columbia Island Marina vs. any other marinas in that area of D.C. Good idea to stay around there? Bad Idea? Over-priced? Crime? Better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Would a world sailing TV show really make good TV

It could only be an improvement for television. If people sit around and watch baseball then they will watch a sailing show, esp. if they are in bikinis. I'd watch, might learn what 'not' to do!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

In the words of our illustrious moderator, the Cruisingdad, who said: let’s keep it about sailing if we can,…etc. didn’t I read on here one time that there used to be yacht races from Tampa to Cuba?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 3,762
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

Hopefully Cuba will open soon. Someone needs to tell Washington the cold war is over, those nim-ka-poops would probably be surprised to learn we won! Several of my flying buddies use to go on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Bad things that happen at sea.

Thanks for all your info. From some of the sites I have been looking at I can't help but wonder if it one is not safer being caught in a storm at sea then it is driving down the Interstate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
Posted By wannabsailor
Bad things that happen at sea.

I am having trouble finding statistics that would tell me how many sailboats (30ft. and under) are lost at sea during any given year. I am interested in the East coast, and Northern Caribbean areas. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 257
Views: 36,549
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

I think it was MINNEWASKA who said something along the lines of...there are substantially better examples of how to do it.

You got websites for those better examples?

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