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Search: Posts Made By: boomvangdc
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By boomvangdc
Where was he while on board? Sitting with you in...

Where was he while on board? Sitting with you in the cockpit or did you have him restrained in any way?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 2,971
Posted By boomvangdc
Hey, please consider adding North American Sailor...

Hey, please consider adding North American Sailor (nasailor.com) as well. We update daily with news, boat reviews and other content, including the best of what's out there on sailing blogs. We are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By boomvangdc
Vote now in 2011 Sailing Madness

At North American Sailor, we decided that basketball fans shouldn't have all the fun during March. So we picked 68 representatives of the ultimate in sailing and created SAILING MADNESS.

Sailors...
Forum: Boat Reviews 03-10-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 3,315
Posted By boomvangdc
Beneteau Sense 43

Thought some of you would be interested in our review and test sail of the new Beneteau Sense 43, just launched in Miami. If you check out the Miami Boat Show thread on this forum, you'll see that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,550
Posted By boomvangdc
Are any of you considering the yacht club summit...

Are any of you considering the yacht club summit that US Sailing is hosting in April? We just posted an interview with Gary Jobson about it: Ensuring Sailing’s Future: A Conversation With Gary...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,438
Posted By boomvangdc
Marriott is definitely the best place to stay....

Marriott is definitely the best place to stay. It's basically connected to the show and many of the seminars are held inside the hotel. I would concur that you should reserve at least 2 days, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 6,552
Posted By boomvangdc
The Adams knew what they were getting into. It...

The Adams knew what they were getting into. It appears that they chose to go by themselves and also took a more dangerous route than necessary (see our article for sources of this information:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,459
Posted By boomvangdc
Melnra/Brak, I agree with you to an extent....

Melnra/Brak,

I agree with you to an extent. I don't consider any of the boats on display in Miami to be true offshore cruisers, except the Hylas and maybe the Island Packets. At Annapolis you saw...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,459
Posted By boomvangdc
North American Sailor is at the show and is...

North American Sailor is at the show and is posting daily updates at nasailor.com. Let us know if there's something you want us to cover / ask and we'll do our best. Agree that the show is smaller...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,106
Posted By boomvangdc
prroots, I was going to recommend this...

prroots,

I was going to recommend this article (What Is The Best Racing Boat And Cruising Boat For Under $50,000? | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,273
Posted By boomvangdc
Story and photos here: Missing Aussie Sailor Off...

Story and photos here: Missing Aussie Sailor Off Virginia, Presumed Lost | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,147
Posted By boomvangdc
As you've probably discovered, this is probably...

As you've probably discovered, this is probably the largest segment of cruising boats and with your budget you have a lot of flexibility. It's easy to get overwhelmed. I agree that the best way to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 5,395
Posted By boomvangdc
Here's a good post on some cheap boats in the...

Here's a good post on some cheap boats in the 25-35 range: What Is The Best 25 to 35-foot Cruising Boat For Under $15,000? | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 7,808
Posted By boomvangdc
This article mentions a few other areas of...

This article mentions a few other areas of concern for a Tartan 34: What Is The Best 25 to 35-foot Cruising Boat For Under $15,000? | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,545
Posted By boomvangdc
Why AIS? The channel is narrow enough that you'll...

Why AIS? The channel is narrow enough that you'll have visible contact of anything coming your way. Plus you can't do the ICW at night. AIS seems like overkill.

I do recommend both the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,717
Posted By boomvangdc
You can buy individual issues of Practical Sailor...

You can buy individual issues of Practical Sailor articles on their website for $10 apiece.

We covered the article you are talking about. Might find the information you need here: Practical Sailor...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,379
Posted By boomvangdc
I think San Francisco was the right choice. We...

I think San Francisco was the right choice. We ran a poll on our website (Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor | Boat Reviews, Cruising, Racing, Maintenance, Technique, Photos and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By boomvangdc
Matt, First off, congratulations on getting...

Matt,

First off, congratulations on getting into sailing and planning a post-grad adventure. As you've probably already gathered from this forum, cruising is an amazing way to see the world.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 10,113
Posted By boomvangdc
He's already given a very sympathetic sounding...

He's already given a very sympathetic sounding interview on TV...although if you watch the whole story the news station does point out that the taxpayers had to foot the bill for his rescue.

Link...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By boomvangdc
This article might be helpful: Zincs: Can you...

This article might be helpful: Zincs: Can you have too much of a good thing? | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-09-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,276
Posted By boomvangdc
When we were living aboard last year, we bought...

When we were living aboard last year, we bought wood plates and bowls to use onboard. They are durable and very "yachty" looking. I believe we bought ours at Whole Foods (they were bamboo) and also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By boomvangdc
My husband and I like the stove-top espresso...

My husband and I like the stove-top espresso machines like this one: Bialetti 06799 Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker, 3 Cup....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 120,534
Posted By boomvangdc
There's a map here that shows where they...

There's a map here that shows where they diverted: Tragedy Strikes The Carib 1500: Loss Of Life and Boat | Daily Sailing News from North American Sailor...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-03-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,521
Posted By boomvangdc
The Patagonia R1 is great. I think they make a...

The Patagonia R1 is great. I think they make a hoodie version. Any Patagonia gear is recommended. It's pricey but worth it, lasts forever.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 10,092
Posted By boomvangdc
Paulo, totally agree. This list does a great job...

Paulo, totally agree. This list does a great job of highlighting some of the new innovations that were introduced this year, but isn't that relevant for the typical cruiser or racer looking for a new...
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