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Search: Posts Made By: NewportNewbie
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 4,231
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: opinions on the beneteau first 30

I test sailed one. Very very nice boat. Speedy? That's all relative. Probably not as fast as some may want as it hasn't done well in racing. Comfy yes. Sexy yes yes. Modern yes. Fun yes yes. Got any...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 06-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By NewportNewbie
30 ft boat capsized near San Diego

Nine people missing after boat capsizes in California - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/us/california-boat-capsized/)

Not a lot of details except people are missing. Just says 30 ft boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

I plan on it! Already planning the next video!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

Good tip...although half the fun was sailing and tacking up the coast! Next trip is planned for an around the island 3 day trip.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

Thanks! I'll look into that. New main is on the list of things to replace by next season. Its getting a tad baggy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

I also included a youtube version for those that cannot watch the quicktime version...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

lol...thanks smack. Those are my Revo sailing glasses...They have a special water lens...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Catalina Video Up!

Thanks! My jib sheets are run through adjustable jib track on the deck, tun back to a block on the toe rail then up to the winch. I'll check on those turnbuckles.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By NewportNewbie
Catalina Video Up!

Finished (for now) the video detailing my recent Catalina trip...pics and vids...

On my site:

Catalina Video! | Cuajota (http://cuajota.com/?p=1007)

comments welcome!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Just getting back from Catalina!

If you are in SoCal its a must. The amazing thing about it is how untouched it is and how its still a part of nature that modern civilization hasnt tainted. Catalina Harbor was sailed into by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By NewportNewbie
Low Cost/Unobtrusive Bimini?

Looking for a Bimini thats not too expensive, unobtrusive and can easily be removed and setup. The wife would like it for mostly motoring, being able to sail with it up would be a huge plus but not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By NewportNewbie
Looking for a new headsail...cruising laminate? Dacron?

So here is what i am looking for. Good value, long lasting, and great performance.

Good value: hopefully under $2k for a 135 Genoa for a 30 ft boat.

Long lasting: I wanna keep it on a curler,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Just getting back from Catalina!

Isthmus/Two Harbors....Sun rising.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Just getting back from Catalina!

sailfow.com I think is what I used for that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By NewportNewbie
Just getting back from Catalina!

Full report here later this evening. I'm the meantime. My blog has a bunch if pictures.

Http://www.cuajota.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

HAHA…well I am out at least twice a week when I can, now that the sun sets later, maybe 3 or 4 times a week. Yes, it was blowing and you probably saw me with the 155 up. The Santana 30 doesn't need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

By the way, I am gonna do complete media coverage on my blog, pics, videos, instant updates, if anyone is interested…check the blog!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

Gonna hold off for a day, Wednesday and Thursdays forecast is way better. Current forecast for Tuesday is 30 knots wind and 9ft waves with a 7 second interval. No Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By NewportNewbie
Going to Catalina in Gale???

OK, planning on heading over to Catalina for a few days....I have a fairly experienced crew, and a guy who has decades of sailing experience going with me....Have been planning a trip to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By NewportNewbie
Redoing wood in black...thoughts?

I have very little wood on my deck, the 3 pieces of wood around the companionway I think I wanna do in black...ideas? Is there a black stain I can use then what do I use to protect it? Make sure it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By NewportNewbie
ATN Tacker experiences???

I have been wanting to get an Asymmetrical Spinnaker so I can go Pole-less. I have a standard Spinnaker that came with the boat that has never been used. I saw that the ATN Tacker attaches the clew...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By NewportNewbie
Convert Symmetric Spinnaker to Asymmetric?

Can or should this be done? I have a big old unused Symmetric spinnaker and because I want more ease of use, I am planning on getting an Asymmetric Spinnaker. Can I have my regular spinnaker recut...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By NewportNewbie
Im Back! 4 days of sailing in a week! WOW!!!!

Hey guys and gals...happy 2014! Its been CRAZY...had a death in the family and just LIFE in the last 6 months. Well its calmed down enough to FINALLY be able to get some quality sea time. It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By NewportNewbie
Re: All is Lost Movie Discussion Thread....SPOILERS

I know it's a movie. But I for one know I can learn what NOT to do in such situations. Instead of saying. Oh it's a movie. I won't look at it for any sailing information.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By NewportNewbie
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