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Search: Posts Made By: LakeMi
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,240
Posted By Faster
Re: Inflatable kayak as a small boat tender

Use a stern ladder, works best. My wife gets out easiest by stepping on the first underwater ladder rung, reaching up and pulling herself out of the boat. Getting in is the reverse. That way you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,208
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Hull maintenance and painting questions?

Freshwater usually indicates a freshwater anti-fouling bottom... or sometimes teflon racing bottom... There are 2 big criminals to freshwater bottom paint... algae, and zebra muscles. The muscles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,070
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Learned something(s) today

Poling out the jib with a whisker pole is a common technique for sailing dead down wind... Not always the fastest way to get there, but in this case I was confined to a channel, so had no option but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 3,443
Posted By jimgo
Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

LakeMI, if you go read some of my other posts, you'll see that I'm usually the guy arguing to buy the cheap boat. In this case, though, I think you're setting yourself up for a bad experience. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By Faster
Re: Going to look at a boat

Here's another for comparison.... price also TGTBT except for stated issues..

26ft Ranger Sailboat (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,254
Posted By jimgo
Re: Going to look at a boat

Here are some good resources for self assessment:
Catalina - Capri - 25s International Association (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,984
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 good starter or waste of money

I love my Catalina 22. It's a surprisingly tough little boat, although I think 4' waves would get old real quick and I wouldn't personally try sleeping 5 on mine (unless you're all under 3' tall). I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Frogwatch
Re: Weather helm

When sailing close to the wind it is the tendency of the boat to want to point directly into the wind. You feel it as pressure on the tiller. It can get so strong that it is hard to hold the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Cat 25

Displacement hulls have a theoretical maximum speed. More sail power means more speed only until the boat hits its "hull speed." Once at hull speed, any additional power (from more sail area, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Seaduction
Re: Another noob question jib and roller furling

You attach it to the forestay with the "hanks" on the sail. Attach the jib halyard to the top end of the sail (the narrow pointy end) and attach the sheets to the "clew" of the sail (bottom back end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jimgo
Re: Cat 25

I meant the difference in winter storage costs for you. Assume the C25 has a trailer. Do you have a tow vehicle that can pull 6000+ lbs for whatever the distance is you're going? If you hang out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,365
Posted By cthoops
Re: Dock vs. mooring

This is our first year with a boat and although we originally chose a mooring because of the significant cost savings, we are planning to stick with it. Temperatures are cooler because the boat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,804
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Scary night sail

When I first signed onto this site, I got a lot of flak for being un-educated, un-prepared, and taking unnecessary risks. Some of those people who tsk'd me have moved on.

Unfortunately, it seems...
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