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Forum: Learning to Sail   05-12-2011
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Newbie will be on Lake Havasu for a week

There is probably a better place to post this, but the crew forum didn't seem appropriate. My ancient Newport 16' and I will be at Lake Havasu from (tentatively) May 19th to 24th. My fiancee has...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-23-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
I got the buzzing noise every time I got close to...

I got the buzzing noise every time I got close to or passed hull speed as well (which I am fairly sure I can do with only two people aboard). I thought the swing keel was resonating as the waves...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
Sorry for missing some replies here; I thought...

Sorry for missing some replies here; I thought the thread had died. I had a wonderful three day trip to lake pleasant two weeks ago (my third sail), did not turtle my boat, and with some frayed...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
With 3 crew, for ballast I would have 200 lbs of...

With 3 crew, for ballast I would have 200 lbs of lead and ~500 lbs of meat. I was worried that, with a deep skinny keel and a 14' waterline, the boat could pivot on the keel during a jibe and the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-28-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
Thank you for the replies. One good reason to...

Thank you for the replies. One good reason to winch up the keel when reaching is that is keeps quite a bit of weight aft, but my serious concerns are jibing; I see a lot of warnings about not having...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-28-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,227
Newbie: Centerboard / Swing keel distinction

As a newbie to both sailing and this forum, I apologize if I am duplicating a thread here, but a brief search through the forums didn't answer my questions.

I am teaching myself to sail on a 1969...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Here it is in my backyard. I unfortunately have...

Here it is in my backyard. I unfortunately have no pictures with it fully rigged.

http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~hardesty/hostedPics/IMGP0351.JPG

The lower hull is good, aside from one spot...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-20-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Already a lot of great replies...I think I may...

Already a lot of great replies...I think I may end up with a new avenue to accomplish no work while in my office.

It may be blasphemy to some here, but I don't currently have any intention of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Physics grad student with a new obsession

I have never sailed until very recently (after my first boat purchase), but always thought it would be something I would enjoy, having spent a lot of time on lakes fishing with my father as a kid. I...
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