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Search: Posts Made By: Lukewarm
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Too much lee helm

Thanks to everyone for the advices. Really very helpful. Now that I look back based on your feedback, I think this is what happened. I had the traveler all the way to leeward to control heeling...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Lukewarm
Too much lee helm

Hi, I'm wondering if someone can please help me understand what I experienced today and how to fix it in the future. The wind conditions were very erratic - blowing hard then dying off (at one gust,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-02-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,009
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Advice please - 30' Rawson Sloop

As somebody with still a lot to learn, it is very interesting to read the tradeoffs between offshore capable but older, less spacious, and slower vs newer, more comfortable, but lighter boats.
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Forum: Learning to Sail 10-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks again for all the feedback. The trip through the 2 bridges went smoothly and was really fun as everyone said. I'll keep practicing this route and hope to start another thread about going...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks Marty. The specs on the boat I'm using says 30' bridge height clearance so I'll try to stay more to starboard and not hog the center lane too much.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks John. That sounds very sensible. I was over analyzing trying to find some rules or traffic signals to follow so I dont cause an accident or disruption in traffic flow when it seems like the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks Marty. Hope you don't mind these additional questions?

For going through those bridges like montlake and university that you can go under without opening but just need to pass under the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks John and Marty. I'll take it some baby steps at a time and get familiar first with the route from Lake Washington to Lake Union - so just University and Montlake bridges - before attempting to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-29-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks again to everyone for advising me to go with the closer Lake Washington vs Puget Sound. Best advice I got and worked really great for me. Over the last 2 months, I was able to go sailing about...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks for all the feedback. I completed and passed my ASA 101 and it was a lot of fun. It was also easier than I first imagined so it seems like my initial worrying were unfounded (or is it because...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks again Marty. Good to know I've looked into the available options. I'm starting this weekend and the forecasts look fine. Super excited now. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-19-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks again Marty. Good info. I'll try to stay within the kirkland waterfront area till I get more experience to handle more challenging conditions. Will also make sure to ask the instructors and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-18-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks Marty. I expect to be mostly north of 520 in the beginning, around magnuson park/kirkland area. I didnt know Juanita Bay can get that rough. Judging by last weekend, there was hardly any wind...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thanks for the advice. For the next year, I'll try not to think about images of orcas and dolphins with the Olympic Mountains in the background. :)
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-17-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Re: Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Thank you for all the feedback. Good to hear the vote of confidence for Lake Washington and the shorter commute. I was mainly concerned if lake sailing will remain interesting for a full year vs the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-16-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lukewarm
Puget Sound vs Lake Washington

Hi,

New to the forums. I'm trying to pick up a sailing club to join and take classes and would appreciate any advice you can provide. I've narrowed it down to 1 in Puget Sound and 1 in Lake...
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