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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2005
Replies: 65
Views: 14,288
Posted By eric97217
Cruising Catamarans Offshore

Here is my thought on the subject... I have never sailed a cat other than a small Hobie in Mexico, but you should consider what kind of sailing will you be doing?? Most cats are made to be floating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By eric97217
The Race

The big free for all big cat race nonstop race around the world. Is it still happening? I read the book about the 2000 race and then been checking the their web site, therace.org and there are no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 4,483
Posted By eric97217
Formula 40 catamaran

I was watching the Thomas Crown Affair last night and there was a scene where they were racing Formula 40 catamarans (from what I found out searching the internet for boat type). They were flying...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-02-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 2,251
Posted By eric97217
TLC vs. Almost new

In my experance with my boat, 1973 Coronado 23 that was very well maintained by the original owner, I paid $4000, including the trailer and lot of extra parts, safty gear, and a decent motor. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By eric97217
Hand held GPS

I have a hand held Magellan GPS, Sporttrak I think it is called. It has not given me any troubles, has long battery life and is very accurate with speed, location and heading. I am sure it is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 4,361
Posted By eric97217
accidental gybe

I would say it was not no ones fault. A small wind shift will send the boom over. I always make sure I watch my head and its height in relation to the boom when running where an accidental gybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By eric97217
Stern docking

My boat is moored stern in with the bow facing out due to the current on the river I sail but I become use to it and prefer mooring that way. I can steer with the rudder and outboard to get it lined...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 2,472
Posted By eric97217
Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40

Good boat or bad.. There is one for sale at marina where I keep my boat (built 1983 or 1984). It looks like it is brand new. Is the Sun Fizz in general a good sea worthy boat??
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 3,283
Posted By eric97217
Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40

Good boat or bad.. There is one for sale at marina where I keep my boat (built 1983 or 1984). It looks like it is brand new. Is this a good sea worthy boat??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By eric97217
How fast is to fast

If the Mac in on the Columbia River in Portland, then that might be the same one. I am not sure what kind of boat it was. So were does hull speed come into play??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By eric97217
Coronado 35 on Ebay

Replace the old rigging.. I did that. $500 in blocks and new lines and I ran all the lines back to the cockpit and good to go. But if you have to do that once every 30 years, not to bad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By eric97217
How fast is to fast

I saw a 25-27 foot sail boat yesterday motoring up the river going so fast that it was planing all the way back to the keel. I guess if you have a motor big enough to push it you could go fast but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By eric97217
Coronado 35 on Ebay

I have a Coronado 23 and I love my boat. Yes it is 30 years old and the prior owner took great care of it but it is still a sharp looking boat. I would never take it out in the blue but bang for...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-07-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8,771
Posted By eric97217
knock downs

A boat as small as 16 foot most likely did not have ballast to offset the force of the wind on the sails. A keel boat will lean so far before either the rudder looses "grip" and the boat heads into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By eric97217
Radio etiquette

What is the property way to call for a bridge to be raised. I live in Portland OR and we have 7 or 8 drawbridges between my marina and downtown and I dont want to look like a fool when I call for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By eric97217
shroud turnbuckle keep loosing

It seems I am always having to tighten the shrouds. What is a good way to keep turnbuckles from loosing?? I make it habit to inspect my shrouds before every sail but I hate having to tighten...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-03-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By eric97217
Baja HaHa

I am looking to crew during the Baja HaHa in October. I have about year experance sailing my 23foot Coronado on the Columbia River in Oregon.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By eric97217
Outboard installation

I have to take my motor off my 23 ft sailboat and I am not to worried about taking off, it is putting it back on. How do I do it and not drop it in the drink??
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