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Search: Posts Made By: Windclimber
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Just set sail

Your anxiety over heeling will fade away. Tell yourself that it is exactly like learning to ride a bike: at first it truly is a little scary, but you keep at it, and before you know it, it's second...
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Windclimber
Talking What Sailors Fear

Here's a fun little sailors' video (50 seconds) that'll make you laugh:

What Sailors Fear

Does it remind you of anyone you know?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Dreamin of the day

Your plan is not too bad at all, a much, much better plan than the people who buy a boat and even then REFUSE to learn anything ("Bowline? I don't need those fancy knots; this works fine." - shortly...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Dreamin of the day

Your plan is not too bad at all, a much, much better plan than the people who buy a boat and REFUSE to learn anything ("Bowline? I don't need those fancy knots; this works fine.") There's a ton of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Im new on Sailnet

Randy,
If you haven't heard this yet - as a powerboater for 30 years - you surely will. Do you know what sailors call someone who switches from power boats to sailboats? A trans-vessel-ite.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Offer Accepted

There are 3 O'Days in my marina, 2 of them are liveaboards, 1 with a diesel heater and an enclosed cockpit. Especially in the winter (here on the Chesapeake), it's the most comfortable and roomy...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Windclimber
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Welcome aboard!

Your signature line reminds of The Critic, by Teddy Roosevelt.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds...
Forum: Apps & Authors 02-09-2014
Replies: 510
Views: 117,481
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Recommended Reading

I've recently read the e-book You Gotta Go to Know by Chris DiCroce, and I recommend it for any armchair or weekend sailors who dreams of living aboard, and also for anybody who has any kind of dream...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-08-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Hello there!

Welcome, Brett!
So, you're in the Navy now - when do you separate? In other words, how much time do you have to plan your next adventure and get a boat?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-08-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Windclimber
Re: New Sailer Looking for Sage Advice

Get a copy of River-Horse by William Least Heat Moon (who wrote the bestseller Blue Highways years ago.) When he's not going off on tangents he tells the story of crossing the country by small boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,884
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Are you done yet??

jephotog, the girl in the bikini was a beer advertisement cardboard cutout that a married couple working on their boat near me saw fit to place in my boat to keep me company. They told me her name...
Forum: Other Brands 06-07-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,451
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Yankee 30

I saw a Yankee in a yard near Annapolis and was impressed - she certainly had the feel of a "real" boat, sort of like a traditional wooden boat but made in glass, not spartan but no-nonsense. Nice...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-07-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 19,808
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Don't give too much heed to your friend who sends you "living aboard sucks" messages; give it the same grain of salt as people who say marraige sucks, living on the east cost or west coast sucks,...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-07-2013
Replies: 224
Views: 90,364
Posted By Windclimber
Re: Who''s living on what??

I've been living on an Albin Vega for going on 4 years now. I agree with some of the other posters here, that bigger isn't necessarily better and that if you're going to live on a boat at all it...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Windclimber
Re: New to Sailing

Don't overlook the FREE instruction you can get on YouTube. Some of the sailing videos are not worth the time, but some are fantastic. Look for the videos by ppconsultant - very clear explanations!...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Windclimber
New to Sailnet

Hey, Everybody!

For years I've been reading Sailnet forum posts, and now I'm finally getting around to joining!

I'm a liveaboard sailor on an Albin Vega, which I completely rebuilt myself. By...
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