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Forum: Racing   02-02-2010
Replies: 106
Views: 9,757
Posted By Alberg30
this from NPR. Looks like both sides would rather...

this from NPR. Looks like both sides would rather race monohulls:

America's Cup Sails Into (And Over) Uncharted Seas : NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123074115)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-27-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,099
Posted By Alberg30
I disagree with Jeff slightly on this point: ...

I disagree with Jeff slightly on this point:

Cutters also give away some performance on deep broad reaches and when heading downwind because the Genoa acts in the bad air of the staysail.

......
Forum: Racing   05-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By Alberg30
Race rules question

Around the windward mark. Boat A is in irons but is closest to the mark. Boat B is on starboard tack one boat length out.

Must boat B give room to boat A (even though boat A is in irons?)
Forum: Racing   05-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Alberg30
You definitely will not point as high with a...

You definitely will not point as high with a poorly trimmed genoa and the 170 is a ridiculously large foresail for a 27' boat.

You're not going to get the shape out of a 170 that you would out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-11-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By Alberg30
Purchase agreement?

I am looking at buying an owner-listed boat. What are the order of steps if I should wish to make an offer.



I know I need a purchase agreement to present a potential lender, but what does this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,622
Posted By Alberg30
Excellent information, Rich! Really...

Excellent information, Rich!

Really appreciate your frank and thorough assessment. As I said, I prefer the Tayana myself, but have been trying to psychologically sell myself on the bigger...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,622
Posted By Alberg30
thanks chris, i am still mulling it and have...

thanks chris,

i am still mulling it and have to get a first-hand look at the Seabreeze, as I am still out of the country.

cheers
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,622
Posted By Alberg30
I am a veteran of both fairly substantial refits...

I am a veteran of both fairly substantial refits and a fair number of offshore passages, some in pretty mean water here in Asia (e.g., South China Sea, Indian Ocean). To me, there's no difference...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-15-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,622
Posted By Alberg30
thanks so much for all the great info. ...

thanks so much for all the great info.

actually, i did want to keep open the option for big water. I have a bit of experience in other people's boats and hope to someday plan a larger trip.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-11-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 13,622
Posted By Alberg30
Tayana 37 cutter vs. Allied Princess 36 ketch

I am looking seriously at these two boats for liveaboard and cruising. Both in comparable shape (pre-survey, seem to be in pretty good shape, but need some work).

I'm handy and have pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 5,471
Posted By Alberg30
I see the C&C line get batted around a lot on...

I see the C&C line get batted around a lot on this and other fora as a good cruising boat. I have never sailed in one, but from what I've seen, they look like the last thing I'd want to cross an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By Alberg30
Petel, it's an interesting subject, but be aware...

Petel, it's an interesting subject, but be aware that real acts of piracy against pleasure yachts are extremely rare. The stats you find almost entirely represent commercial vessels. For example, in...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 18,588
Posted By Alberg30
Well, I think I'll go back to cruisersforum,...

Well, I think I'll go back to cruisersforum, where not everyone is a bloody idiot.
Forum: Cheoy Lee   01-22-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 6,875
Posted By Alberg30
a beauty! congrats!

a beauty! congrats!
Forum: Living Aboard   01-22-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 18,588
Posted By Alberg30
Best/cheapest liveaboard marina in San Francisco Bay?

I noticed some liveaboards in Alameda area. Are those any good?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 11,923
Posted By Alberg30
Yeah, I read about their missionary work a few...

Yeah, I read about their missionary work a few years ago.

Too bad, I used to admire them.
Forum: Racing   12-20-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Alberg30
I think it's great that the Chinese are finally...

I think it's great that the Chinese are finally getting in on the act. The more competitive this can be, the better. It doesn't seem like China Team has a chance next year, but I bet you'll see them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 6,235
Posted By Alberg30
here, here! I have been trying to make this...

here, here!

I have been trying to make this case for years! The worst thing about this avocation is the perception that it is a rich man's sport.

One of the ways I have fought back is to have...
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