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Search: Posts Made By: divad
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-24-2001
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By divad
To trailer or not?

Tom,

I can relate to your desire to have your boat in your backyard! Mine is a two hour drive from home, which isn''t a big deal in the summer when we''re going there overnight, but it''s a drag...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2001
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By divad
To trailer or not?

Oh yeah, I second Rob''s suggestion to get a boat that sails well in light air! While LIS can turn nasty, particularly as you head towards The Race, 99% of the time you''re wishing for more wind.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2001
Replies: 15
Views: 1,611
Posted By divad
To trailer or not?

hi Tom,

I sail LIS off the CT shore also. Don''t let the winter storage issue be the determining factor in chosing a keelboat vs. trailersailor. Shop around and you can find places to winter the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By divad
Mid size Hunter

I can appreciate that... I''d rather sail than work on the boat too. The thing is, all boats will require some work, even a new one (particularly a high-volume bargain boat). You may get a season...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-22-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 10,256
Posted By divad
Mainsail Flaking Singlehanded

The lazy jacks are the key. I frequently perform all sailhandling singlehandedly on my 28'' sloop without trouble, thanks to the lazy jacks, and I don''t even have an autopilot. My main halyard is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-20-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,355
Posted By divad
Pointing

It sounds to me like you''re doing all the right things regarding sail trim. Do you have telltales on the <b>leach</b> of the mainsail, at the end of each batten? I find that these are real helpful...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 7,654
Posted By divad
Catalina 380

Hey Denr, if I''m ever in the Chicago area, I''ll take you up on that! (I sail Long Island Sound). I''m having serious sailing withdrawal right now, with my baby up on the hard (through no fault of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 7,654
Posted By divad
Catalina 380

I must agree with Denr and Jeff; you will be much better off with a 10/15/20 year-old quality boat than a brand new Benehuntalina. Don''t be seduced by the superficial: the sparkling gelcoat, fresh...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,776
Posted By divad
Cape Dory 30 or S2 9.2??

Jerry,

I have a Sabre 28 which I''ve owned for 5 years, it''s a fantastic boat; what do you want to know? Here''s a rundown:

Built in Maine, still supported by the factory. First produced in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-09-2001
Replies: 63
Views: 13,418
Posted By divad
Heeling Paranoia

While I enjoy the feeling of a boat with her shoulder firmly planted into the sea, I can appreciate the fear of others who are less comfortable with heeling. My mother, a powerboater, still is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By divad
traveler location

Good point about controlling mainsail twist Jeff... I hadn''t thought of that. I suppose that the further aft the traveler is, the closer to vertical the mainsheet remains when eased, which would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,522
Posted By divad
Optimal Size for Coastal Cruising

I heard a saying once, don''t remember where, that I like to paraphrase: "Get the smallest boat that will do what you need it to do." Usually, smaller boats get used more often. Depending on how...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 3,470
Posted By divad
To Jeff H

I like Jeff''s take on cruising boats and find myself agreeing on virtually all points of what makes a good sailing boat: deep external lead fin keel, moderate displacement, good windward ability. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By divad
traveler location

Moving the traveller to the cabintop won''t really do anything the boats performance. It will, however, introduce significant additional load to your boom because the sheet would then be pulling on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By divad
Folding Props...Advice/Experiences?

I have a 2-blade Martek folding prop on my Sabre 28, and I have nothing bad to say about it. The boat handles fine in forward and reverse, prop walk is minimal. Just make sure you keep it clean;...
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