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Search: Posts Made By: danield515
Forum: Racing 04-14-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,544
Posted By danield515
What is the best One design for..?

In the St. Pete area your boat is really going to depend on what type of budget you have.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,868
Posted By danield515
jib inhauler ?

Nikos, there are many other ways to start pointing higher. Less cunningham and outhual, mast rake, sail selection, and sail trim. For a boat of your size I would try these things first if your...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-07-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 7,081
Posted By danield515
small rooftop sailboats

I own and am looking to sell my Minifish due to the fact that I need to race. It is a great boat that is easily handled. AMF alcort stoped making them in the 1985 range. My boat is an 1981 and is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-30-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By danield515
boom vang for 20ft boat

I would not feel safe with 660lbs. I would use jeff''s cascade idea which would give you 1320lbs and piece of mind.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By danield515
Sail brands

Pick a loft that is close to you. You will get much more out of your money if you do. Sailmakers want to have their name known as the best in the area, and will gladly help you in tuning, repairs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By danield515
Sail Care

Jeff is quite right on that one. Washing your sails in a machine should only be done by a pro! Washing them yourself is a big no no. The fabric''s fill and warp threads will soften very quickly, they...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By danield515
Available to crew in Tampa Bay

Same area here! Well, Sarasota FL. Young, yet experianced in boats both big and small. Trapeze boats, Most dinghys, 20 footer range, race boats, ketches, up to 130 ft. Schooners. Light, strong,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 11-18-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By danield515
New Zealand sailing

You may want to check with Oracle Racing at I think thats the site.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 6,672
Posted By danield515
Vanguard 15 dinghy stuff

Sorry I didnt see miahmouses post above! I agree with her on all except the leeward bit, althought the skipper is on the low side this is not at that time leeward.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 6,672
Posted By danield515
Vanguard 15 dinghy stuff

The V-15 has a completely different hull shape than a 470! We have found that in running it is much faster to sail a higher angle yet still wing and wing with weight to windward. The skipper should...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-16-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 5,109
Posted By danield515
Bungee Cord

Im with jeff on this. An important thing to remember that shockcord left in tension, will stretch out untill it no longer will no longer go any further. When not in use for a long period of time...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-16-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2,284
Posted By danield515
Is sailing for me?

As far as your wieght affecting the boat''s speed, this is not always true. In medium to high winds your weight would accually be an advantage! In light winds you could easily make up for your extra...
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