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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-09-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By tri413
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Obviously I'm very biased, but I suggest taking a look at a Flying Scot. It seats up-to 8 in bench seat comfort, sails great main-alone and is easy to ramp launch behind any size car. Some people...
Forum: Racing   07-08-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By tri413
Re: First race in 20yrs

We sailed PHRF B and I believe the rating was 123 and we felt like it sailed to its rating. We never won Annapolis Race Week or anything, but we did well in club racing.

Our turning point came...
Forum: Racing   07-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By tri413
Re: First race in 20yrs

I grew up racing an SJ34 on the Chesapeake (Desparado) and I'll tell you that she was a handful under spin in heavy air. She's fast on a reach, even without the kite, so I'd save youself the risk...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By tri413
Re: Newbie seeking HELP

Is your motor reliable? If not, I'd get that sorted out. Sailing is pretty easy until something goes wrong. Having a reliable motor gives you more options when bad things happen. Just keep the...
Forum: Chartering   07-02-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By tri413
Re: 49 knots is "Locally fresh trades"?

I have to say that I was thinking the same thing, however the boat was a 2014 Lagoon 450 with a really nice Raymarine suite of linked instruments. I watched on two different days (Tue) the wind...
Forum: Chartering   06-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By tri413
Re: 49 knots is "Locally fresh trades"?

Reefs are good, no matter who owns the boat. I learned the last time I sailed in 20+ that the helm is WAY more comfortable when the boat is balanced.

I had the boat setup per the spec for 30 to...
Forum: Chartering   06-29-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By tri413
49 knots is "Locally fresh trades"?

Just got back from a week aboard a Lagoon 450 in the BVI and on the return sail we had gusts to 49 kts between Salt and Peter. That is a lot of wind for a guy who mainly sails an inland lake in VA....
Forum: Chartering   11-14-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 3,237
Posted By tri413
Re: BVI May 2015

Missingyou, how did you like sailing clockwise around Tortilla? We are planning a similar itinerary, counter-clockwise. Last trip, I aborted an attempt to sail from Jost to BEYC via North route...
Forum: Chartering   04-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,370
Posted By tri413
Re: Pirates bight at norman island reopens after “make over”

I was in the BVI for a day-trip with an Island Time (http://www.islandtimeltd.com/) center console last week. I was snorkeling the Indians and saw a lot of boats in there. The owner said the beach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By tri413
Best feed for photos

I'd be interested to know if there are particularly good feeds for sailing photos. I'll throw out a first, but somewhat simple one...Windows 8 has a few nice background "themes" available...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,765
Posted By tri413
Re: Great Boat at Auction: Navy 44

Very solid, but VERY spartan interior...think attack sub. Also, as stated, they are old-school PHRF/IOR race designed with heavy spin poles and foil head stay - so complex and as stated, slow by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,012
Posted By tri413
Re: O'Day DS or Flying Scot?

I have owned and raced a Flying Scot for over 7 years. And since I bought a fixer-upper (I'm #1 on Google "Balsa Repair"), I know quite a bit about factory support and construction.

Over the last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By tri413
Gaff-rigged schooner on the Mobjack Thursday

I just got back from a Thursday-Friday cruise on the Mobjack. I followed an interesting looking gaff-rigged schooner into the Severn River. Don't see to many of those on the bay!

The 20kts NE...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-13-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 13,917
Posted By tri413
I love my Alberg 22. It is a very seaworthy...

I love my Alberg 22. It is a very seaworthy design and actually has a good turn of speed. I singlehanded it up the Mobjack this week when the wind was 15-20kts from the NE. The bay had kicked up...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-31-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 3,406
Posted By tri413
Beware frontal passages!

Thank the Lord for doppler radar! What a horrible batch of storms on Thursday night. That front swept through with a real vengence. We were passing the Perrin River (our emergency shelter) heading...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-28-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 3,406
Posted By tri413
I'm heading there tomorrow for the first time. ...

I'm heading there tomorrow for the first time. Given the forecast, I'll probably take your advice and head up the East River.

Friday is supposed to be N 10-15...perfect for the trip back up the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,022
Posted By tri413
I grew up in Newark, DE and spent most of my...

I grew up in Newark, DE and spent most of my youth on the Sassafras, so I'm a little disappointed it didn't get more mentions. There are a plethora of facilities in Georgetown. My marina intel is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2,613
Posted By tri413
Last winter I helped shorten and re-rig a Bristol...

Last winter I helped shorten and re-rig a Bristol 29.9 on Long Island, Bahamas (a scenic place to work on boats BTW) and working from <a...
Forum: Racing   07-17-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 35,395
Posted By tri413
I used to race on a Santana 30 that did quite...

I used to race on a Santana 30 that did quite well in Chesapeak PHRF. Great all around boat and reasonalbly priced.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,722
Posted By tri413
When I asked the USCG about installing a mooring...

When I asked the USCG about installing a mooring they replied:
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By tri413
My friends are in the Sales office at Rockett's...

My friends are in the Sales office at Rockett's Landing (downtown marina) and I always get a chuckle from the "artist's rendition" of the marina chock full of sailboats. I am still amazed to think...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By tri413
I second Tod's suggestion. The stretch from...

I second Tod's suggestion. The stretch from Potomac to Deale is LONG and there are no good stop after PAX. I did Potapsco to PAX in a long day, so get an early start, time the flood if possible and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By tri413
Interesting post. I'm in Richmond, VA but grew...

Interesting post. I'm in Richmond, VA but grew up sailing/racing on the Sassafrass in my parents 34' San Juan. Now married w/ 3 kids at 33, I live on a reservoir where I keep/race my 19' Flying...
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