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Search: Posts Made By: benjamen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By benjamen
Re: Yet another first boat thread

Actually, one of the lakes is minutes away and I will probably keep the boat in a marina there most of the time. However, I would like the ability to take it to the other (bigger) lake, and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By benjamen
Re: Yet another first boat thread

I recognize that my want of a smaller, trailerable boat that can handle lakes and the coast conflict with my wife's desires of being comfortable being on the boat for a weekend. :laugher
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By benjamen
Yet another first boat thread

After enjoying sailing classes and crewing for local sailing races, I am finally getting to the point where I can purchase my first sailboat. I am within an hour of two lakes and within 5 hours of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By benjamen
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

I do love the post whoring! :laugher

That is nice boat you have yourself. I am jealous. I am learning to sail up in north Georiga, but haven't figured out what to buy as of yet. I have crewed...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,674
Posted By benjamen
Re: Why do you race

I am new to sailing and do not yet own a boat.

For me racing lets me learn how to sail better. It also exposes me to the pros and cons of more boats ahead of my first boat purchase.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,633
Posted By benjamen
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

From the point of view of someone with no sailing experience before currently taking the ASA courses:

If you skip taking a course and go straight into buying a boat:
1) How do you know you are...
Forum: Iberia & The Med 11-02-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By benjamen
Tunis

I have the possibility of landing a nice job in Tunis. Being that I am currently landlocked at my current job, I am very excited! For those that know this area, where are some of the nicer places...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 9,263
Posted By benjamen
Re: Bug out boat

Everyone once in a while every country has a little internal turmoil. I simply prefer to have the option to easily go visit another country during that time frame.

Let’s talk about facts, not...
Forum: Apps & Authors 10-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By benjamen
Re: iPhone / iPad Apps - sugestions

How about a compilation of nautical charts from around the world?

or

How about one that lets you take a picture of a boat and the app lets you know what type, model, make it is?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 4,700
Posted By benjamen
Re: Optimal propulsion system

How feasible would it be to use an electic engine and batteries charged by solar cells? If your not using the motor that often it may have time to solar charge back to full between uses.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 8,243
Posted By benjamen
Re: Don't need no lessons..just go..

I guess I was more worried about buying a boat that ending up not being even close to what I actually wanted and it costing me an arm and a leg.

Being someone who learns better by doing, I am apt...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-03-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 8,243
Posted By benjamen
Re: Don't need no lessons..just go..

If you don't come from a sailing background, how do you get started without taking a class? I couldn't imagine figuring out which boat to buy with no prior knownledge of what is good??
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By benjamen
Re: Name my boat! Balboa 8.2

Boat: Schrödinger
Dingy: Cat

Boat: Pavlov
Dingy: Dog

:laugher
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By benjamen
Re: Hello from Georgia

It looks like you can not PM through the website until you have 15 or more posts.

I may try to get my feet wet sailing by talking to this club:
Barefoot Sailing Club at Lake Lanier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By benjamen
Anyone lose a yacht?

$3.2 million yacht sinks in Lake Tahoe marina - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/3-2-million-yacht-sinks-lake-tahoe-marina-161906416.html)

I am really curious what they did to sink this monster...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By benjamen
Re: Hello from Georgia

The website will not allow me to send Private Messages yet.

It is nice to see others learning to sail in the area. I have been having trouble finding anyone else interesting in sailing.

As...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By benjamen
Re: Hello from Georgia

Not an lot of responses! :laugher

Where/how should I start learning to sail in the Atlanta area?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-21-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,696
Posted By benjamen
Re: USCG 2011 Boating Statistics

For any kind of meaningful statistical inference, you need to find the ratio between the number of fatalities versus the number of boaters for each state and compare that number. Since Florida and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-21-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By benjamen
Hello from Georgia

Hello all; I am new to sailing and looking into trying my hand at it. Living in Georgia, my options seem to be Lake Lanier or go down to the coast. Are there many others on here from Georgia?
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