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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By skrap1r0n
Have the crew give you a secured credit card...

Have the crew give you a secured credit card (prepaid, available from most banks) with enough on it to cover their air fair and meals before you leave. You should be able to get an average cost for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
noooo Thats a Triumph Sprint RS. About 300 more...

noooo Thats a Triumph Sprint RS. About 300 more CC's then the SV.

At any rate, I went out this weekend and there was absolutely NO wind. None at all. I had the sails up anyway, and was able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By skrap1r0n
not unless you are trying to find an island in...

not unless you are trying to find an island in the south pacific
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,695
Posted By skrap1r0n
you know, I always subscribe to the theory that...

you know, I always subscribe to the theory that when the time is right, and the item you are trying to get is supposed to be yours, it feels right and it all goes smoothly.

In short, if you are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 7,691
Posted By skrap1r0n
Just bought my first one. A '80 Catalina 25. We...

Just bought my first one. A '80 Catalina 25. We love her. She is essentially stripped down, it's like the previous and original owners didn't do anything to her. No instruments, lines aren't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By skrap1r0n
The one on the back... maybe part of a...

The one on the back...

maybe part of a boomvang?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
ok I have heard this term a bunch of times, but...

ok I have heard this term a bunch of times, but what exactly does it mean when a sailboat surfs? Is that like a surfboard surfing? gaining speed coming down a wave?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-27-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,957
Posted By skrap1r0n
I recently started sailing. Purchases my first...

I recently started sailing. Purchases my first boat a few months back and took it put, having never sailed, only reading about it. I read Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Boat Handling front to back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
Hull Speed for a Catalina 25 is 6.31 kts, so in...

Hull Speed for a Catalina 25 is 6.31 kts, so in all fairness, I am within a knot of that point. I just have a feeling, that eeking out that last knot will be tough. I will try out my 150% this coming...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
oh i don't want to go speedboat fast, I love the...

oh i don't want to go speedboat fast, I love the moment when I cut the motor and am purely on sails. I was just wondering if there was a preferred method for trimming the sails. Bow to stern is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
lol yeah well, true that. My other hobby involves...

lol yeah well, true that. My other hobby involves fairly intense speed...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/skrap1r0n/TrackDays/DSC_7064.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,723
Posted By skrap1r0n
Trimming sails...can you simplify?

I realize there are as many theories and techniques and rigging set-ups for managing sail trim as there are tips on improving your golf swing, but is there a simplifies theory on how to go about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By skrap1r0n
Question about using a trapeze

I have really been scoping on the laser 2's lately, but I have a question the really pertains to any boat like this. When you sailing like this, how exactly do you get around the boom when you tack?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By skrap1r0n
is that guy on the boat ramp getting sick?

is that guy on the boat ramp getting sick?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,578
Posted By skrap1r0n
my sheets clip to the clew of the jib. when I get...

my sheets clip to the clew of the jib. when I get done sailing, I pull off my sheets and roll them up and stow them below, then I remove the jib.

the clip makes it easy to do this.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 4,578
Posted By skrap1r0n
ok wait, you use a larks head straight through...

ok wait, you use a larks head straight through the clew of your jenny? Mine is hank-on, so I am not sure I could do that, although I like the idea of not having to worry about it hanging up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By skrap1r0n
that is one cool picture...

that is one cool picture...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2007
Replies: 101
Views: 18,402
Posted By skrap1r0n
speed it relative, but stupidity knows no bounds....

speed it relative, but stupidity knows no bounds. You may have a fast sailboat, but it will be slow compared to an old beater car. The fastest car is slow compared to a passenger plane.

Put an...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-25-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By skrap1r0n
Welcome aboard! It took me close to 10 years...

Welcome aboard! It took me close to 10 years before I was able to get my first boat. I will tell you what, I never joined a sailing club, but I wish I had, I could have gotten more time. As it is, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By skrap1r0n
Gui, you may have a money making idea there...

Gui, you may have a money making idea there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By skrap1r0n
Thanks SD, I will read it

Thanks SD, I will read it
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By skrap1r0n
well look at the word "reefer", it has 3 distinct...

well look at the word "reefer", it has 3 distinct meanings and one of them is particularly pertinent to sailing. Why wouldn't the first assumption on this site be in regards to sail management?

If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By skrap1r0n
Me too. I was actually thinking that it was kinda...

Me too. I was actually thinking that it was kinda cool (no pun intended) to have a Pneumatic furling/reefing system sharing lines with a cooling system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By skrap1r0n
I am not going to make that conversion just yet,...

I am not going to make that conversion just yet, however, when I start this project, I want to set it up so that it will work in the event I do make that conversion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By skrap1r0n
are there books or something out there showing...

are there books or something out there showing layout options for the various types of running rigging?
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