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Search: Posts Made By: calden
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,216
Posted By calden
Ha ha. I just showed off my interest in...

Ha ha. I just showed off my interest in organized team sports! People ask if I'm going to watch the Super Bowl and I tell them "Nope, not interested in basketball."

Carlos
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 6,216
Posted By calden
Donna: I'm with the response that said he...

Donna:

I'm with the response that said he just felt uncomfortable because this was pretty out of the ordinary. In your position I would not tip again.

Tipping is a funny thing in different...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,861
Posted By calden
Among these boats, I have only looked at Catalina...

Among these boats, I have only looked at Catalina 27s and eventually bought a Catalina 25.

I was really, really surprised at the lack of space in the Catalina 27s, especially in the v-berth. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,166
Posted By calden
Love it, Rik. I lived in China for a year a long...

Love it, Rik. I lived in China for a year a long time ago. We took our kids to China and Taiwan in 2001 for a visit. We went to a million night markets and I taught my pre-teen kids to say "how...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,288
Posted By calden
Kathy: Welcome. I would suggest considering a...

Kathy:
Welcome. I would suggest considering a larger boat. I think you will find a 19' boat to be extremely small and tight quarters, especially for boys that need a getaway place. This will...
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 11,447
Posted By calden
Don't neglect the esthetic component. ...

Don't neglect the esthetic component.

Seawards and many others have a very contemporary look that can be plastic-y to a lot of people. Check out their interior pics for the 26:
Hake Yachts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 6,746
Posted By calden
Mike- I think you have a very practical and...

Mike-

I think you have a very practical and realistic attitude. I totally agree.

Carlos
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 6,746
Posted By calden
They were on a mission of bible friendship. Their...

They were on a mission of bible friendship. Their website has lots of stories of communication and friendship through giving away bibles they are toting around. I am not saying this is a bad thing,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,129
Posted By calden
Now that is a GREAT name for a dinghy.

Now that is a GREAT name for a dinghy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,129
Posted By calden
Ha ha. That wouldn't have any connection to your...

Ha ha. That wouldn't have any connection to your avatar, would it?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 12,956
Posted By calden
I'll drink to that! That was my eleventh-great...

I'll drink to that! That was my eleventh-great grandfather who provided the beer for that trip!

Carlos Alden
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 12,956
Posted By calden
I will allow brief tastes when I am out with...

I will allow brief tastes when I am out with friends - a glass of wine at lunch or sips of the infamous Seagram's Dark Honey during a causal race. Then when we're back at dock and buttoned up we can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2011
Replies: 1,053
Views: 245,688
Posted By calden
Sunrise, East China Sea, 1987. ...

Sunrise, East China Sea, 1987.

http://eaglelake1.org/ca/CHINA/sunboat.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 12,956
Posted By calden
Sorry, couldn't help myself. I read all the...

Sorry, couldn't help myself. I read all the interesting and fairly well-thought out discussions about personal responsibility vs. letter of the law, and wondered...

So no takers?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,343
Posted By calden
Had one for three years. LOVED IT for daysailing,...

Had one for three years. LOVED IT for daysailing, but agree with all the comments about the cramped cabin, although there are people that make it work. However, I could NEVER figure out how the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2011
Replies: 129
Views: 12,956
Posted By calden
So who lights up a joint now and then while on...

So who lights up a joint now and then while on the water?
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 18,444
Posted By calden
And another self-taught sailor here who...

And another self-taught sailor here who recommends Seidman's book. Don't be fooled - when you first look through it you'll think it's way too basic. It's not too basic, and there is a ton of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-19-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 6,423
Posted By calden
I bought a Catalina 25 last June. Really like it....

I bought a Catalina 25 last June. Really like it. I moved up from a San Juan 21 and it sails a LOT the same - tacks readily, gets up to speed well, comfortable in the cockpit. I like the fin keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 4,983
Posted By calden
I had a Daysailer (loved it!) and used a Tanaka...

I had a Daysailer (loved it!) and used a Tanaka air-cooled outboard. 3 HP, great little engine, but loud. Super-lightweight, started every time. You can find them in classifieds or on Craigs List...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By calden
Bill - I remember seeing that on the...

Bill -

I remember seeing that on the website. When I went to WM, I just didn't want to spend the money, so got the 15 amp. I was thinking that when I do get a powered slip I'll get a proper...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By calden
Smile Thanks all for the suggestions. I just bought...

Thanks all for the suggestions. I just bought the 15 amp model which does have the equalization feature. :) Not on sale, though.:(

Feels like a lot of charger, but I'm sure it will be good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,549
Posted By calden
Need a charger - recommendations?

Hey all:

Got a boat recently - Catalina 25 - and the battery seems okay, but the charger looks quite antique. I was charging the battery the other day and the meter on the charger was jumping from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By calden
Sounds like a good plan so far. Couple of...

Sounds like a good plan so far. Couple of ideas...

-If you get a basically sound boat that needs this and that and the other thing, consider a trailerable boat. Your size requirement makes this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By calden
Oh no! That's disappointing. But I...

Oh no! That's disappointing.

But I wouldn't let that stop me. Surely you can get a loan for a new engine. Priorities.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By calden
Thanks

Hey all:

Thanks for the quick responses and helpful advice.

Yes, it's an inland lake. I know it's not a Great Lake, but it's large, surrounded by very steep cliffs and mountains, fairly...
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