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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 25,169
Posted By drmattito
high quality yacht brands?

I grew up sailing but didnt pay a lot of attention to most boat brands when I was a kid, save a few that I would see on a regular basis in Galveston Bay.

My father and I are getting back into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 25,169
Posted By drmattito
high quality yacht brands?

Ah, thanks. I just didnt know. Oh, and I forgot Trintella.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 10,330
Posted By drmattito
solo across the Atlantic

I want to thank everybody for giving me some advice. I just came upon this message board a couple of weeks ago after my father and I made the decision to get back into sailing.

While I do have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2005
Replies: 30
Views: 25,169
Posted By drmattito
high quality yacht brands?

I know that this is very subjective, and most of us love our own boats, but I was wondering what brands of cruising boats do you consider very high quality overall? Aside from Swans and Hinckleys,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By drmattito
nanotube paper

I saw an article on nanotube paper. There was even a picture of someone folding the stuff into oragami.

Considering nanotubes are one of the strongest substances known to man, how cool would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,984
Posted By drmattito
Modern Schooner

Back around 1990 I was down in St. Barts and saw quite possibly the most beautiful boat ever. It was a blue hull 85'' modern schooner. Its body looked similar to some of the Swans that I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-19-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 10,330
Posted By drmattito
solo across the Atlantic

Just looked at the boats you suggested. While I could cross the atlantic in one of them, I was thinking of something a little more substantial. I''m not trying to beat a certain time getting across...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 10,330
Posted By drmattito
solo across the Atlantic

I have a couple of life goals regarding sailing, the Drake Passage, and sailing across the Atlantic. The latter brings me to the question that I want to ask...

Not that I am experienced enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2005
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By drmattito
how do we.....

I think one of the best ways to get kids into sailing is to give them the experience. What does this mean? It means volunteering your time and boat to take children sailing.

If you have kids in...
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