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Search: Posts Made By: paulmcquillan
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-03-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 8,269
Posted By paulmcquillan
Try this site for local WX that takes the terrain...

Try this site for local WX that takes the terrain into account around Conception and the islands

http://www.sdcoos.ucsd.edu/data/interactive/winds/?r=2
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 10,713
Posted By paulmcquillan
If you are buying a boat over 10 years old, then...

If you are buying a boat over 10 years old, then I'd also suggest setting aside 25% to 40% of the purchase price for the refit. I'm pretty picky, but that's where ours ended up.

Sometimes you can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 10,967
Posted By paulmcquillan
Interesting chance to compare. End of August...

Interesting chance to compare. End of August race with our N41 w. new main, old 140% genoa (for about more two weeks).

Broad reach in 17-18 kts wind avg 8.8 (top speed 9.4)
Beam reach in 13-15...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 10,967
Posted By paulmcquillan
There probably are not enough Redlines available...

There probably are not enough Redlines available to worry about chasing after one. The N41 is sweet -- Greg just took first place for the season with his in L.B. I'm doing well racing with ours...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By paulmcquillan
Try the "For Sale" tab at this site for Newport...

Try the "For Sale" tab at this site for Newport 41.
http://capitalyachts.info/

Also try the owners email forum run by this website

Mine's not for all the tea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,897
Posted By paulmcquillan
Antoher choice is GPSNavX (uses the free bitmap...

Antoher choice is GPSNavX (uses the free bitmap charts from the gov). It's been out for some time & may be a more mature product. It's from the same company as MacENC (which uses raster charts)
...
Forum: herSailNet 08-04-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 16,360
Posted By paulmcquillan
Fast and easy to sail can also imply some other...

Fast and easy to sail can also imply some other things. A lot of racer-cruisers (actually most boats over 10 years old) could probably benifit from a number of improvements that make the boat both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By paulmcquillan
We use ours all the time and like it. A...

We use ours all the time and like it.

A north-up display option would have been nice, but too much $$. have found that marking directly on the LCD screen with the Vis-a-vis markers (only) is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-29-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 11,004
Posted By paulmcquillan
I also like the C&C Landfall 38, and like your...

I also like the C&C Landfall 38, and like your husband want the speed. My wife wants the livable interior.

We kept the Catalina 38, Landfall 38 on our final list until the Newport 41 caught our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By paulmcquillan
Probably better to join the Newport email list...

Probably better to join the Newport email list offered through this site -- there are a fair number of happy N41 owners there.

We sailed ours home, so don't have anthing that would help your...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By paulmcquillan
Grew up in western PA and learned to sail on the...

Grew up in western PA and learned to sail on the Ohio River. Plenty big water -- just dodge the tows.

Harrisburgh area might be a little tougher, but where in PA are you really trying to do this?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By paulmcquillan
You could at least look at the RLC rating on any...

You could at least look at the RLC rating on any of the PHRF websites.

At least that gives you a rating based on courses that include beating, reaching and running legs.

The OWC ratings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 5,190
Posted By paulmcquillan
After shutting off the engine, shift transmission...

After shutting off the engine, shift transmission into reverse. Blades will feather due to water flow. When you change from sailing to motoring, put the engine in neutral to start, then shift to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 5,190
Posted By paulmcquillan
After shutting off the engine, shift transmission...

After shutting off the engine, shift transmission into reverse. Blades will feather due to water flow. When you change from sailing to motoring, put the engine in neutral to start, then shift to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-06-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 4,864
Posted By paulmcquillan
EDIT: I just read the VYC BC program you are...

EDIT: I just read the VYC BC program you are asking about. The entry level for your child is two per boat, so their expectations are a little lower that what I describe below. Work in some swim...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-06-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By paulmcquillan
There are different kinds of racers. Not all...

There are different kinds of racers. Not all yell. Just listen to how the skipper's describe their goals and crew relationships. We happen to have a no-yelling boat and have been taking 2nd and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By paulmcquillan
If you move the story to antarctica, then Pelagic...

If you move the story to antarctica, then Pelagic would be a sailing ship used repeatedly for research & photo missions.

Kip Novak's boat He has two -- I think one is about 65 ft and one about 75...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 3,499
Posted By paulmcquillan
Try getting your first lessons on a dinghy (if...

Try getting your first lessons on a dinghy (if your health/mobility will allow). Learning to trim the boat using your body weight is an invaluable place to start. You'll develop sensitivity to sail...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By paulmcquillan
There is a pretty good turnout for the classic...

There is a pretty good turnout for the classic race at our S. Calf club.

Info on the McNish Classic is at www.pcyc.org
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7,034
Posted By paulmcquillan
Catalina has an interesting practice for the...

Catalina has an interesting practice for the "getaway mooring" idea.

The mooring permits are ownd by the individuals, but managed by the harbor which has a boat on station. Visiting boats get...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-21-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By paulmcquillan
Since you are in Colorado, this idea may need two...

Since you are in Colorado, this idea may need two steps. We did sailing lessons as a togetherness project -- and maybe some of our experience will help.

1. Having your wife go from zero saiing to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-20-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By paulmcquillan
In California, I'd suggest talking to some of the...

In California, I'd suggest talking to some of the skippers on this crew website:

http://www.yrrc.com/home.html

The volunteers call it Yacht Racer Resource Center, and I know for sure that a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-16-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By paulmcquillan
Operating radar units are very useful. ...

Operating radar units are very useful. Personally I feel a newer unit under 5 years old is worth more than a chartplotter. New small LCD units are 900 to 1,300 plus install. Even a 10 year old LCD...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,572
Posted By paulmcquillan
0.75 oz is the typical light air spinnaker for...

0.75 oz is the typical light air spinnaker for perhaps 5 to 15 knots AWS. In heavier wind there is some risk of ripping the spinnaker when stuffing the bow into a wave.

The 1.5 oz spin is usually...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-14-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By paulmcquillan
There are two that race out here, and both are...

There are two that race out here, and both are tough to beat in almost all conditions.
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