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Search: Posts Made By: swimnfit
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By swimnfit
Re: sail quote

I've known a couple people that got the FX sails and, while not dissatisfied, they have also not been completely overjoyed.

When it was time for my new sails I considered FX. I decicided to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,885
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

I actually have Sunbrella "Captain Navy"
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 9,548
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Tartan(s), Sabre, Pearson(s), C&C(s), Catalina(s) - "Chesapeake Draft"

Rob,

Not certain if the C34 is still in consideration for you but I certainly would not write it off just yet. Although I'm a West Coaster, many folks I know are sailing in the same waters that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,460
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I cannot even remotely imagine the pain and loss.
I am ever so sorry Steve.
Forum: herSailNet 11-14-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Samantha

BIG FAN!!!!

I'm even following her daily on the Vendee Globe App on my smartphone. She's currently 13th and 280 NM behind the leader. But hey... It's REALLY REALLY early in the race.:D
Forum: Chartering 09-21-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Need help finding So Cal daysail for 7 of us non-sailors

Consider coming down to san Diego. Before I bougt my boat my wife and I chartered from Bob Svoboda, the licensed and insured skipper of Babayaga... a beautuful Westsail 43.

If you want to go for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Please recommend sailboat museums NE US

Ditto on Mystic Seaport... Great place to visit.

I had lived in Maine for a short time and if you are in the vicinity of Bath,, check out the Maine Maritime Museum. They still have a wooden boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-07-2012
Replies: 85
Views: 17,673
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I would think that one of the top priorities in moving aboard a C27 would be to maximize the use of the cockpit area for additional living space from below. An awning or full Bimini would do the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Catalina 27 Maintenance - Where to start

Congratulations! The C27 is a great little boat.
Most of the Catalina family has some great owner support groups where you can get answers to most if not all of your questions specific to your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 6,240
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Too good to be true??? Help me ASAP!!

Seems to be at least on the surface a fine boat. For information and support Catalina usually has some great owners groups. Here's the link for the 25.

Catalina - Capri - 25s International...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By swimnfit
Re: Sticky mainsail

I squeezed a small wad of cloth betwwen the first two lugs that go up the mast. I then staurated the cloth with SailKote (Super Good Stuff BTW):). Then, as the sail is raised and lowered it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By swimnfit
Non-Typical day of sailing in San Diego

Yesterday, shortly after passing near this area in the bay, a plane made an emergency landing. Needless to say not a typical day of Bay Sailing in San Diego, Fortunately, everybody walked (swam)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 16,644
Posted By swimnfit
Unhappy I live and sail in San Diego and find this entire...

I live and sail in San Diego and find this entire incident to be extremely tragic on many levels. True somebody should have said something or reported the vessel to the CG. But having personal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 16,644
Posted By swimnfit
I must be missing something completely. Could...

I must be missing something completely. Could someone please clarify "SA"? I presume it is a website and I have seen it reference a number of times in this thread but for the life of me I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 16,644
Posted By swimnfit
Here's the latest from Signonsandiego: ...

Here's the latest from Signonsandiego:

Definetely a MacGregor 26 and overloaded. Tragic and unneccesary.


San Diego boat accident victims ID'd as father, son - SignOnSanDiego.com...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By swimnfit
I am retired Military and am waiting for a slip...

I am retired Military and am waiting for a slip at either of the two Navy marinas located here in san Diego. Understand that the Military marinas are run by the local commands Morale Welfare and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By swimnfit
Since I live in San Diego I would have to give a...

Since I live in San Diego I would have to give a nod to the maritime museum here in town. The USS Midway and the Star of India (world oldest active sailing ship) are real highlights of any visit....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-05-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,558
Posted By swimnfit
Let me see if I've got this right...;) If I...

Let me see if I've got this right...;)
If I drop my headsail. ;)
Tie my tiller off. ;)
I can create a "slick" on the surface of the water upwind from my boat?:confused: :confused: :confused:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By swimnfit
Have not made the sail to Long Beach or stayed in...

Have not made the sail to Long Beach or stayed in a marina there. However, the LOG online has a great marina directory for all of Southern California. Check it out


The Log.com...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 6,004
Posted By swimnfit
At 17 I had bought a Laser... Great boat, fast...

At 17 I had bought a Laser... Great boat, fast and sporty. I admire your idea to get something that you can overnight in. Your budget and weight limits really restrict some of the more robust boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 13,209
Posted By swimnfit
Came accross this thread and while old found it...

Came accross this thread and while old found it interesting and thought I would throw my two cents in as well :)
My perfect boat "tongue in cheek"

Drinks six :puke
eats four :thewave: ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-25-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 4,126
Posted By swimnfit
heres a link to a website that has some pretty...

heres a link to a website that has some pretty creative solutions:

Hidden Safe | Can Safes | Fake Hidden Safes | Secret Money Safe (http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/fake-can-hidden-safe.html) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2010
Replies: 367
Views: 30,551
Posted By swimnfit
I have been following Abby since she set out. ...

I have been following Abby since she set out. and as all would aggree, this is the worst of possibilities. Having spent a career in the Navy (albeit on ships) I have sailed the oceans around trhe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By swimnfit
Welcome to So Cal!!:cool: You may also take...

Welcome to So Cal!!:cool:

You may also take a look at Pier 32 for the Marina or Chula Vista Marina. Pier 32 is brand new with some nice amenities. Both of these marinas are much further down...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-31-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,775
Posted By swimnfit
I had an old Columbia Bubbletop. I loved that...

I had an old Columbia Bubbletop. I loved that boat. :p While they are not considered great boats, they are generally sturdy built. This poor Columbia has been neglected in a cradle for 10 years...
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