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Search: Posts Made By: HeartsContent
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Swan owners technical forum

When doing research, its important to look at support also. I can get any question answered and there's a wealth of projects and DIY articles on the Catalina 36 forum.

The forums are quite active.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,194
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Bring ear plugs so you can sleep! It's amazing how noisy it can be, especially if the boat is really moving and even more so if you are beating.

Smaller passages are much nicer, if you have the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,761
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Jeanneau or Catalina

I would suggest that you look at a Jenneau to see if you can tolerate the interior (IKEA) and tiny cockpit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 7,960
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

Hold on just one minute there! That Oyster appears to have a roller furling main and unsuitable to even leave the dock.

Geez, all these high boats with roller furling mains are simply going to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 7,539
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Wouldn't the higher volume of the high freeboard boats cause them to bounce around much more for a less comfortable ride? That's how they keep their bow out of the water, there's more volume.

The...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-13-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 43,154
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Better stated:

How does taxing solve any problem in regards to the rally?

Will increasing the cost to make the sport more inaccessible make anyone safer?

Clearly taxation wouldn't stop...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-09-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 43,154
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

So the answer is taxation? That's pretty disturbing as what's really being said is that we should leave sailing to the wealthy.

It's sad to see this sentiment as it's so against what the spirit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,447
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Take your dock lines or leave them?

Lines on the dock and spares for away. We use a spring line on the dock that we grab with a boat hook and put over the amidship cleat to stop the boat and pull it to the dock. The rest can be...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-27-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,475
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

Put a line across your slip to keep you off the other side. I tied mine from the dock on a middle cleat to the piling between hour boats. It cuts at an angle across the slip and is very effective...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 165,319
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

This appears to be an example of what happens when there is a lack of competent leadership. Where there is no leadership, a void is created. How this void is filled can vary wildly.

In this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,527
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Donating my Cal 29 to Charity

Donating to the Sea Scouts would be really nice if they intend to add it to their fleet and not sell it. It would get great use. I see the local Sea Scouts go out constantly here.

There is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 165,319
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Wow! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. What great lesson to all.
Forum: Provisioning 06-19-2013
Replies: 292
Views: 34,315
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Rum enjoyment

Ron Diaz Grand Reserve - you can thank me later! :)

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Waterspout experience?

One big one off of Honeymoon Island in my old fishing boat. Flying in a C130 from Guantanamo counted 13 once in a big storm.

It's interesting, you really don't hear about people being hurt or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 4,527
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

For a singlehander, wouldn't the Dutchman system be about the simplest solution?
Forum: Apps & Authors 05-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,262
Posted By HeartsContent
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2013
Replies: 161
Views: 6,549
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Politics and Moderation

It's great that there's a place that the poor folks that use tillers, and haven't learned that the Rocna anchor has the best holding of any out there and have not moved up to the pure pleasure of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2013
Replies: 84
Views: 3,810
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Will USCG fly over Cuba airspace?

I was a navigator on a Coast Guard C130 and Cuba is very protective of their airspace. Violating it will be a MIG photo op! :)

The way the runways in Guantanamo were setup required a really...
Forum: herSailNet 04-17-2013
Replies: 281
Views: 15,669
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

Hit the nail on the head! :)

The reality? Women "generally" have no interest there's no conspiracy and there's nothing wrong with it.

Anyway, what's wrong with a boat bunny! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2013
Replies: 237
Views: 11,497
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...

PCP,

That 409 is an ugly duckling like an IKEA catalog.

What I remember about checking out Jenneau is a very irritating step down towards the bow (all models) and clearly I am not a fan of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,458
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Boat loan vs. refi or home equity

I would say that a great many people would say that they perceive houses as a depreciating asset also. Loss in value, taxes and a whole host of costs makes houses questionable investments - in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-26-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: Average number of months for a sailboat to sell

I planned for a year and sold in less then a week - yikes. The boat was very clean and very well taken care of. I was serious about selling and the first buyer was serious about buying and had done...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,119
Posted By HeartsContent
Comparing a P36-2/C36/C34

I have looked at the 34 and 36 Catalina's quite a bit. The 34 really lacks storage, very small galley, has a smaller salon but the berths are awesome and would say best in class.. The cockpits are...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By HeartsContent
Information while racing around the buoys

VMG to the mark is useful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,592
Posted By HeartsContent
Re: What is so bad about a Porta Potti?

The biggest challenge with a PP is capacity. Which is why larger boats have built in systems offering holding, pump out and overboard discharge and usually 10+ gallons. For lite use PPs are perfect...
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