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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Ham antenna for sailboat

Hello;

I recently bought a small fiberglass sailboat that I sail in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of southern California. It has a 29 ft aluminum mast. I have not yet tried it, but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,852
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Boat Name Protocol ?

Is there any protocol for naming a boat? I just bought a "new" 20 ft sailboat and am thinking about giving it a name. I know of two different names it has had with previous owners. There were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-01-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Mid-West, Highlander vs Lightning

Hello;

Is there anyone out there who has sailed (or crewed on) both Lightning and Highlander class boats? I am looking for an inexpensive boat of either class for day sailing and have found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,608
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Beating to windward

Somewhere above there were comments about sheeting angle of the jib/genoa and inside or outside of the shrouds. On the Trailer Sailor forum I found this entry:

“Oh, I thought you were going to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,608
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Beating to windward

Thank you all very much. This has turned out to be more complex than I suspected.

Can anyone comment on the Star (Olympic class) or Lightning cb sloop? I live in southern California and sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,608
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Beating to windward

Thank you to all who have replied. I had no idea! I had thought that, among "normal" boats, pointing was more a matter of sailor skill than rig and design. Apparently, some boats do if fact point...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,608
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Beating to windward

Can some sailboats point higher than others? I have heard that the Olympic class Star and Flying Dutchman sailboats can point higher (sail closer to the wind) than most other sailboats. I have also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By rlltrash
Re: 17' - 25' Swing / Lifting Keel Boat (again)

I sailed a Viper 640 last fall. It was fun, but for day sailing there are no back rests and I thought the curved side decks were slippery (found myself sitting on the sole more than once.) Can the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By rlltrash
Re: 17' - 25' Swing / Lifting Keel Boat (again)

Thank you all for your replies. I am looking for a daysailer, weekender, and occasional club racer (with small "camping" type cabin.) Of course, I would prefer a faster boat to a slower one - but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Sailboats in Long Beach / San Pedro, CA

Thank you for the reply. I will check them out.

Is anyone familiar with what is available in the Long Beach and/or San Pedro area?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb 17' - 25' Swing / Lifting Keel Boat (again)

I am looking for a "Trailer Sailer" with a LOA of about 17' - 25'. A Mac 26 D or S is OK, but a little bigger than I would like.

So that it can be ramp launched and recovered without too much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Sailboats in Long Beach / San Pedro, CA

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good place to rent a sailboat in the Long Beach / San Pedro, CA area? (Or places to stay away from?) I have found several companies on the internet but most of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,986
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb 16'-18' Catamaran help

I am looking for a used 16 18 catamaran. Here in southern California there are lots of them for sale, but which should I get?

1. The boat will be used mostly in sheltered coastal (Pacific)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,029
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Good small tow vehicles

Hello all;

We need to get a another vehicle soon and want one that can pull a boat. The max. boat and trailer gross weight will be about 3,500 lbs. (Our catamaran weighs only a few hundred pounds...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Have you sailed a Trimaran ?

I did a little more checking on Trimarans this morning and they look Expensive! The 14' - 18' models are not too bad, but the 24' - 26' models are $25 - $100 K. This may be another false start.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Have you sailed a Trimaran ?

Hello All;

I am looking for some experiences from Trimaran sailors - especially sailors of the:

Corsair 750, Corsair F-24, and Corsair 24 and the
Dragonfly 800 and Dragonfly 25

Is anyone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Boat Builder Reputations (who makes good boats?)

Yes - a swing keel, keel & centerboard, weighted centerboard, drop keel, or lifting keel. I could get a shoal keel boat but they are usually 2+ feet long (which puts the boat high on a trailer) and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By rlltrash
Question Boat Builder Reputations (who makes good boats?)

I am looking for a used sailboat of <26'. The ones I see most often are: Cal, Capri, Catalina, Hunter, MacGregor, and O'Day. Of course, there are very many others.

I imagine sailboat builders...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,031
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Single-handed Sailing, So. Calif.

Thank you all very much. I really appreciate your comments.

I have been looking at Single-handed Race results for California and noticed several smaller boats that showed up often: Ultimate 20,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

Thank you all very much. Are there any more Hunter or Catalina sailors who can comment on their boats?

Also, unless it is noted above and I missed it, how many gallons of water do these water...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

Sum, you should work for MacGregor. You are a great salesman! Is there a way to access the ballast tanks?

You say your boat was in Florida (in salt water I assume) for two months and you had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

In looking through the archives, I found several threads from years ago. One problem I had not thought of is Marine Growth in the water ballast tanks - when the boat is sailed in salt water. Can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate that. A special thanks to Sumner10 for taking the time to write that great report on the MacGregor and include the pictures.

To answer the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-21-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By rlltrash
Lightbulb Water Ballast Boats ?

Hello All;

Are there some readers who have experience with Water Ballast boats? If so, what kind of boat(s)? Please tell us about it - pros and cons.

The MacGregor 26 is the only one that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,031
Posted By rlltrash
Re: Single-handed Sailing, So. Calif.

Seaojoe

What kind of boat do you show in your photo? It looks very nice.

Richard
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