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Search: Posts Made By: wannabsailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By wannabsailor
Is NSA a bad thing?

I have begun seeing videos and comments from other sites that more and more people are giving up sailing, and that some Marinas are going out of business in spite of local government's complaints,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By wannabsailor
What do you read thats...

Hi Guys/Gals,

A while back several people started talking about book by a guy named Damato(?) called Breaking Seas, a story about self proclaimed nerd who decided to sail around the world... he...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-22-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 10,483
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Are we in over our heads?

Yea, yea, yea,… and all those who told you not to do it will be so envious when you return and say things like “ I wish I could have,” or… “I wish I would have” done something like that, or “you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

Lot of good info... thanks guys.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

Wow, a lot of good info. I never even considered an in-board. From all the comments it looks like it is time to reconsider some options I thought I didn't have.

I was considering a mid 90's Mac...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

Thanks for the reply, I'll be looking that up for sure!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 11,333
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I suppose all sail boats have good features and bad, but I have to agree with the guys who say the Mac ain't bad. I think it's a pretty darn good sailboat, esp. those built in the 80's to the mid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By wannabsailor
.25 gal/hr. Really???

Either next Fall or the Fall of 2016 I plan on doing "The Loop." I'm looking for a 25-28 ft. "something" maybe a Macgregor? (any suggestions?) My biggest concern is fuel. Every now and then I will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-05-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 11,932
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Don't have an answer but for you but can tell you a story.

A few years ago, when I first started looking for a boat, I struck up a conversation with a woman in P-cola, Fla. She told me she was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,418
Posted By wannabsailor
Is Fuel Consumption a Secret?

Is fuel consumption a secret? Iím having a hard time finding the numbers and it seems as if the manufacturers donít want to give out the information. I want to put a 9.9 hp. outboard on a 26ft....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By wannabsailor
To Do With The Dew

I am thinking about buying a trailer sailor, maybe a 26ft. Mac. To go on weekend trips, or perhaps a few week long trips and maybe even a 30 day vacation outing. The wife says ďI like sailing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-14-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 6,596
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: WiFi Connectivity On-Board

Time to show my ignorance, but also time to learn, so are you guys saying that if someone was sailing from... say L.A. to Honolulu, then for those 30 some days they would not have access to wifi,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By wannabsailor
Fuel consumption vs. speed vs.noise

Greetings one and all, hoping some of you with experience in such matters can help. I am trying to find the specs. on a 9.9hp. Outboard. (or there-abouts) I am looking for the quietest ďandĒ most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 231,147
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

If you didn't have the dog 100.00 a week would do fine. Go to you-tube and search wayne dwyer's "shanty boat..." then you will find out just how loaded you are!
If you are having fun the money...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,520
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: How small is too small?

You might want to check out a u-tube called crusing lealea, this couple sailed from Hawaii to Alaska and are currently documenting their adventure. They are sailing on an Albin Vega 27. If you check...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 19,477
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Advantages of Cruising in a Steel Sailboat?

But how are they in rough weather? Seems like I heard someone say they enjoyed counting the number of times the other guys rudder came up out of the water during a storm while there steel hull boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Reasons for taking off cruising

Is there anyone else who feels none of the 3 applied to them?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,713
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: First live aboard

The first thing to do is get out of B.C. and head south! No joke...I have seen an awful lot of boats for sale, but if they are north of the border then for some reason they just seem to add a zero to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By wannabsailor
When Lightning Strikes

Ok, another Green-horn question... I have been surfing the web trying to find info on what happens when the boat you are gets struck by lightning. There is a ton of stuff about what can happen to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-03-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4,392
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: what wrong with this pic, or look before you......

All the same, not a good thing to keep around when they grow up. There is a family in Canada that can attest to that. 5yo and 7yo boys this August.

is ardoin talking about the snake or the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 12,606
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Best Route: Great Lakes to East Coast?

You might consider taking the Chicago River to the Ill. river, down to the Mississippi and out to the Gulf, or perhaps the Erie canal to the Hudson?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,090
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Dogs?

By all means give it a try. A friend of mine "had" a chihuahua but he didn't know they tend to fall overboard at night. It's a win-win situationfor you. You'll find out how the dogs do and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By wannabsailor
Can you go too Fast?

New-bee question # 4. I was watching a sailing video of a Picific crossing. The boat was a basic 28-29 footer/fiberglass...etc. When they got up to 6 knots... great, when they got up to 7 1/2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: What are the costs of owning a sailboat minus the boat itself?

AlyMel, I guess it depends on what State you are in as far as sales tax goes. If you are buying a trailer-sailer, such as a MacGregor 26, it is my understanding that if the boat is under 26ft. in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,613
Posted By wannabsailor
Re: Singlehanding a 41' Hunter DS?

Perhaps, but I suspect there is quite a bit of difference between handling a 25 McGregor and a 41 ft. Hunter... I'm just saying.
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