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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,486
Posted By YeahJohn
Check this out Liz Clark and the Voyage of Swell...

Check this out Liz Clark and the Voyage of Swell (http://www.swellvoyage.com/) 1966 Cal' 40. She is living the dream, single handing a Cal 40.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,813
Posted By YeahJohn
Latitude 38 also has the baja ha-ha. It is a...

Latitude 38 also has the baja ha-ha. It is a regatta from San Diego to Cabo. Lot's of boats sail down the west coast and meet up in San Diego to do the Baja portion together. Anyone who has traveled...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,916
Posted By YeahJohn
My 150 seems to get out of hand fast, when I...

My 150 seems to get out of hand fast, when I reduce it to the jib reef marks it is way more comfortable for my wife, also it helps to check your jib car locations. Any time you are running into a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 14,515
Posted By YeahJohn
I guess the issue will be wind if you are looking...

I guess the issue will be wind if you are looking to sail... but if you are just looking for a nice first boat, to float around on, learn, and motor some then almost anything will be fun, and when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,469
Posted By YeahJohn
I guess it all depends on the seller, and price...

I guess it all depends on the seller, and price range. Part of selling anything is dealing with buyers. I would say that is why most avoid it or enjoy it depending on who you are and what makes you...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,632
Posted By YeahJohn
That being said your boat should round up into...

That being said your boat should round up into the wind before it ever would go over, it would be more likely in your case that you would damage standing rigging before your boat went down, also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,325
Posted By YeahJohn
Not to drop on the 'closed' thread but I must say...

Not to drop on the 'closed' thread but I must say for some boats you can rig a basic swivel mounted chart plotter. When at the helm swing it out of the cabin and when in the cabin position it where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,800
Posted By YeahJohn
Dock info is very important. Our marina allows...

Dock info is very important. Our marina allows boats to hang over slips up to 4 feet, so using a pivot technique is out of the question, my slip always has a wicked side wind and current, and the bow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By YeahJohn
Give them a call, they some how have there...

Give them a call, they some how have there inventory memorized.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 742
Posted By YeahJohn
My Projects List: Help?

Okay. So like the rest of you I am trying to get my boat ready for a fun summer. We sail a few times a week now but I am wanting to get a few things done. Here is my list, please help with advice on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,760
Posted By YeahJohn
Where are you located? Minney’s Yacht Surplus is...

Where are you located? Minney’s Yacht Surplus is awesome but it is in Southern California.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 15,592
Posted By YeahJohn
Rail mount rod holder, sail and troll at the same...

Rail mount rod holder, sail and troll at the same time. Lots of excitement when you hook up with a nice fish, drop sails reel in fish. You issue with fishing deep is going to be anchor rode. Fishing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-14-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,123
Posted By YeahJohn
I always try to find out what boats sell for...

I always try to find out what boats sell for around my marina. It seems that boats that are worth it normally sell for their list prices, while boats that are listed to the owners nostalgic value...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,423
Posted By YeahJohn
To the OP. I realize that your original post has...

To the OP. I realize that your original post has gone a tad off topic but I wanted to see if you bought a charger, batteries, etc. Any marine charger will work the easiest application for small boats...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,797
Posted By YeahJohn
You may be surprised what tightening your...

You may be surprised what tightening your backstay will accomplish. Here is a helpful video on mast rake basics.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By YeahJohn
If I had a boat that was worth more than...

If I had a boat that was worth more than sentimental value I would probably go with Boat US as well.
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-12-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5,250
Posted By YeahJohn
I find it fun to take a class every once and a...

I find it fun to take a class every once and a while. My wife and I took a class on cursing the channel islands. A class on anchoring etc. I have found that most often people in class are looking to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,378
Posted By YeahJohn
It all depends what you want and need. Boat US is...

It all depends what you want and need. Boat US is super picky and may not even be able to get you enough insurance for your marina. You also need to pay for a survey during the Boat US process. I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,496
Posted By YeahJohn
Drawbacks of furlers. One more thing to fail on...

Drawbacks of furlers. One more thing to fail on your boat. I have seen many boats lose there head sails on windy days thanks to furler failure. Also you take away options, now you have a 150 all the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,662
Posted By YeahJohn
1988 32' Irwin Sailboat...

1988 32' Irwin Sailboat (http://panamacity.craigslist.org/boa/2284718434.html)

This boat may be worth a look?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4,685
Posted By YeahJohn
Do not go into this thinking you will make any...

Do not go into this thinking you will make any money. Yes you may be able to sell the boat for more than you bought it for, but you will pay for every upgrade with way less return.

My advice may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 18,529
Posted By YeahJohn
Update. They trailerd the boat from Indiana?

Update. They trailerd the boat from Indiana?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 18,529
Posted By YeahJohn
So sad. In the article from fox along with the...

So sad. In the article from fox along with the video clip, it states that the boat was a rental. That could not be right and if it is should not be right.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 23,339
Posted By YeahJohn
Don't they make a furling head sail with a...

Don't they make a furling head sail with a intermediate reef point for basic reefing. Yes a storm jib is needed but in a situation where you are just trying to reduce heel reefable headsail should do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 28,292
Posted By YeahJohn
Best iPhone and iPad apps for sailing

Whats apps are you guys using on your boats and for sail plan? I know there is always someone asking questions about navigation etc. with these devices but it would be cool to compile a list of great...
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