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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 54,477
Posted By gdavids
This evening's radio chat logged him at 19 51'N ...

This evening's radio chat logged him at 19 51'N 129 16'W. The big news today is he caught his first fish - perhaps a blue fin tuna. The first meal out of him was delish, and there is enough left...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 54,477
Posted By gdavids
Radio report Thursday night

As of Thursday evening at 9:00 local west coast time, Simon was located at 26 40' N, 129 30' W. Winds are about 15 knots and he is averaging around 6 knots boat speed. He is heading between S and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 54,477
Posted By gdavids
Wednesday night radio chat

On tonight's radio chat Simon reported that conditions were currently about 15 knots and he was sailing due South wing and wing with the genoa poled out. The sea state seemed pretty variable -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 54,477
Posted By gdavids
Update for F.O.S. (friends of Simon)

Hi everybody,we just got off the radio after having a very nice chat with Mr. V.

His current position as of 9:10 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time: 31 05.8' N 128 11.1' W . Wind is about 15...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 54,477
Posted By gdavids
whew...

I just received this email post from Simon within the last hour...

well its taken a while to put this together,large seas and good wind I have had two reefs in the main since leaving SF and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-14-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,857
Posted By gdavids
My previous boat was a Morgan 32 - hull #1. I...

My previous boat was a Morgan 32 - hull #1. I spent 7 years living aboard and doing a lot of sailing. The biggest cruise was a round trip to Hawaii and back from San Francisco. At times we took a...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By gdavids
#10

Woo hoo. Hopefully I can now send my response.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By gdavids
#9

This makes #9.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By gdavids
#8

This makes number 8.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   09-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By gdavids
Strange Rules

I just received a private message from another member and would have loved to respond. Unfortunately after I wrote out my response and tried to send it, I got a message that I was not allowed to do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 3,952
Posted By gdavids
Hylas 42

The Hylas 42 is a boat that has really caught our eye as well. There are a few on the market right now. Which one did you look at? We saw the one in San Francisco and could not imagine purchasing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By gdavids
Hylas 42

Actually I am looking at the one in Puerto Vallarta. The one in SF has an in-mast furling main, which is a deal kiler for me. So do you have any experience with this model?

Greg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By gdavids
Hylas 42

We are currently giving serious consideration to purchasing a Hylas 42. We have not yet had a chance to sail on this boat, but it sure looks like it should be a winner. We will use this boat for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 7,769
Posted By gdavids
Cruising on a Morgan 32

I owned a 1980 Morgan 32 for about 7 years. This was actually hull number 1 of that model. During that period I lived aboard and did a lot of sailing on the San Francisco Bay, California coast and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,957
Posted By gdavids
Morgan 32

Duke,
I owned a 1980 Morgan 32 for about 7 years. She was hull #1. This was the 4' shallow draft version, so she was a bit tender and could not sail as well to windward as some other boats. That...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 12,968
Posted By gdavids
Kiwi prop --- feathering

We installed a Kiwiprop on our new (to us)Ericson 39B about a month ago. We are quite pleased with it. Seems well made and is simple to adjust the degree of pitch. Auto rotation of the prop was...
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