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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
Re: First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

I went out on Monday, March 12, with my nephew and niece to the little lake nearby, to get my second sail of the year in. My sister and mom came along, too, although my mom didn't care to try...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
Re: First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

He definitely was. But, I was more interested in just having my cousin ride along, than I was in trying to make him sit "exactly so, right there, now quickly, to the other side!" the entire time.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
Re: First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

That is a sunfish sail, good eye! but it's on a Dolphin Sr, which was intended for a slightly bigger sail. However, in the Dolphin community, the sunfish sail is often much easier to come by....
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
Re: First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

Oh, definitely a bigger boat! This one is simply for use in the small water available around here. Once I head out into the world, I intend to move up to something in the 38 ft range. I like the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
Re: First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

No cooler, this time. I just brought a large bottled water with me, and didn't even have a chance to reach for it, with each gust coming from 20 degrees west of the main wind.

I'm hoping for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By surelyujest71
First Sail of the Year - 03/06/12

I just got in my first sail of the year. Most of you won't recognize me, and I wouldn't expect you to - I live in Missouri. My stomping grounds are basically a conservation lake nearby, and my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By surelyujest71
Makes sense. Light seas in a larger boat (30' or...

Makes sense. Light seas in a larger boat (30' or bigger) can still be pretty rough water for a smaller boat (8' - 15'), especially when the smaller boat doesn't stand very high. 1 ft chop and 1 ft...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-17-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By surelyujest71
Thanks for all the info. It looks like one of...

Thanks for all the info. It looks like one of the best bets is to simply take the classes offered at one of the accredited sailing schools (ACA) and then just head down to the Carribean for a couple...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By surelyujest71
This is all quite helpful; from what additional...

This is all quite helpful; from what additional research I've been able to come up with, it appears that any boat at all qualifies for "time," as long as it's time spent under way. With my Dolphin...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,048
Posted By surelyujest71
To meet 6-pack requirements?

I've only recently started sailing, and only on a Dolphin Sr. at that, but.... I do love sailing, and would like to eventually be on a larger vessel, and do some work chartering out.

I know that...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 19,615
Posted By surelyujest71
I just got my first sailboat last summer, and...

I just got my first sailboat last summer, and only had a few chances to take it out on a small local lake... but wow, what fun! I just did some glass work on the floor of the cockpit (if that's what...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,880
Posted By surelyujest71
Thanks for the link, Sailingdog. I'm sure it...

Thanks for the link, Sailingdog. I'm sure it will come in handy in the future. The location information is good to have; it seems to lack info on such things as Visa/Passport info, tho.

Anyone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,880
Posted By surelyujest71
All that searching forums, and there's an article...

All that searching forums, and there's an article about it! lol. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cruising-articles/20428-entering-foreign-waters.html

However, it would be nice to know specifics...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-05-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,880
Posted By surelyujest71
Sailing in foreign waters

Hey, all; I'm assuming this is the best forum for this thread to open. I haven't been able to find much information on this topic, so far.

I'm about a year (hopefully less) from getting a decent...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By surelyujest71
I had thought a skilled cabinet shop could handle...

I had thought a skilled cabinet shop could handle cutting to fit the curves of a boat...
The cabinet shop's ignorance of how to properly fiberglass the new cabinetry in place, however, seems to be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By surelyujest71
Here's an idea; I'm not sure exactly how well it...

Here's an idea; I'm not sure exactly how well it might work out, but it's a thought. First, take lots of pictures of the interior. Measure the size of cabinets, countertops, etc. Then, go find a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 5,856
Posted By surelyujest71
Good luck, Laura! I don't know too much...

Good luck, Laura!

I don't know too much about the various sailboats out there (yet), but I do think that choosing a cruiser over a racer was a good idea... and also shows a nice degree of maturity...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-04-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 17,231
Posted By surelyujest71
She's a real beauty. I hope my first full size...

She's a real beauty. I hope my first full size sailboat is this sweet. I'll want to live aboard, too.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5,312
Posted By surelyujest71
This is where I show my ignorance - Duhrrrr......

This is where I show my ignorance - Duhrrrr... what? LOL.

I looked around some other threads about heeling, and took the advice "when in doubt, let it out," and this basic rule of thumb seems to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-02-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 6,048
Posted By surelyujest71
Capt seeking Mate for Docking Maneuvers?

WooHoo!! And here I was about to offer you a position as mate on my little ship. Whatever you've got is probably more comfy, tho :D some positions are a little harder to manage on a Dolphin Sr.
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Forum: Learning to Sail   08-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,218
Posted By surelyujest71
I recently got my own very first sailboat to...

I recently got my own very first sailboat to learn on - an old Dolphin Sr - also a 14' boat. It seems to work well, for smaller, inland lakes with little traffic (first time out.) On Lake of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By surelyujest71
looks sort of like this thread started in the...

looks sort of like this thread started in the middle...

How about, sell the house, keep the boat, and pay everything off that way?

Although, come to think of it, many people do need a home port...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 5,312
Posted By surelyujest71
with a tiny boat; new to sailing

I've been reading a lot of forum posts from this website, and learned quite a bit. You see, I dream the same dream as many others, here: to singlehand a sailboat that I can be proud of, perhaps pick...
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