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Forum: Learning to Sail   09-19-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 3,118
Posted By dtfm
Starting out big

My initial exposure to sailing came on a 38 footer. That''s what I used to get all of my certifications through bareboat.

After learing those basics, I''ve gone back and now sail boats mostly in...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-19-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 5,576
Posted By dtfm
outboard reverse

We call it the "wheelbarrow" method.

I sail a lot on a Cal 22 that likes to back up straight as an arrow, even with the tiller cranked all the way over. By grabbing the tiller in one hand and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-09-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,404
Posted By dtfm
only using achorages

Folks I know who anchor in the San Juans swear by their CQRs. In fact, a guy I know who works for a charter company up there and has sailed the islands extensively for 15 years says it''s the only...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By dtfm
Cal 27 to mexico

On a somewhat related note, I do know that a 1970 Cal 34 has been sailed down to Mexico and across the Pacific. Check out http://www.aljian.com/mandolin/
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-08-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,942
Posted By dtfm
Battle of the Sexes

So Jeff H., which boat did you and your wife go with. I always enjoy reading your extremely informative posts. I''m curious as to what you sail.
Forum: Chartering   06-18-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,680
Posted By dtfm
Charter Certification

You will need an ASA bareboat certification (or equivalent) AND coastal navigation certification to charter from most places in North America (at least places I''ve looked at). In fact, most places...
Forum: Chartering   06-18-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By dtfm
san juans/chesapeake

Recently chartered from San Juan Sailing in Bellingham, Washington and would HIGHLY recommend them. Small, family owned operation with a good fleet of well-priced charters. Very knowledgable about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 13,920
Posted By dtfm
Structual Improvements to a Catalina 27

The book I was trying to recall the name of is "Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling and Gear" by John Vigor, published by International Marine / Ragged Mountain...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 13,920
Posted By dtfm
Structual Improvements to a Catalina 27

Tsenator: No that is not it. I have that book by Vigor. It is a different book I am talking about that is aimed at cruising generally and offers 5-10 pages aimed exclusively at the modifications...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-09-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 13,920
Posted By dtfm
Structual Improvements to a Catalina 27

There is a popular cruising book out there that I always see at Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. -- can''t recall the author but it may also have been by Vigor.

Anyway, this cruising book has an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-21-2002
Replies: 11
  C & C
Views: 2,357
Posted By dtfm
C & C

The current issue of "Cruising World" has a "classic boat" review of the C&C 35. You might want to track that down.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-29-2002
Replies: 48
Views: 7,629
Posted By dtfm
Cruising Advice

Ok, apparently one more good reason to go cruising is so that you don''t end up 60 and bitter that life has passed you by like Sailormon6. In fact, I think his perspective is common amongst members...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2002
Replies: 53
Views: 40,237
Posted By dtfm
Can a Bristol 32 Circumnavigate?

I was in my local bookstore yesterday reading a book about small crusing boats (forget the exact name). They talked in the book about a guy who circumnavigated in a Catalina 27. Sure, he made a lot...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,691
Posted By dtfm
Green Water Cruising

Jack:

Thanks for the good advice. Oh, and I haven''t ruled out trucking her home, even though it offends my purist sensibilities. It IS a long bash home.

Jim
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,691
Posted By dtfm
Green Water Cruising

I''ve seen lots of discussion about what types of boats will stand up to an ocean crossing or circumnavigation but that''s not my "cruising" plan. I plan to hop down the West Coast from Oregon to...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-23-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By dtfm
CRUISING WITH CHILDREN

I second the library recomendation. We''re planning on taking a 2 year old and a 4 year old on an 18-24 month cruise (Mexico/Central America). Surprisingly our local library either had or could get...
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