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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By gpittman
Looking to buy an Irwin 10-4

I am considering purchase of an Irwin 10/4. I plan to use it on Chesapeake Bay for day sailing and occasional over nighters or weekends. Maybe even a longer cruise once in a while. I will also be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By gpittman
Need Performance Info: Catalina 22 vs Columbia 23T

Barquito, I watched all the Atom videos on YouTube. Great adventure and the Triton seems like the most seaworthy of the group. On his site, it looks like he is giving in and installing an engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By gpittman
Looking for advice

I am looking for advice on buying a used boat. I will be sailing about 90% of the time in the Chesapeake. Since my wife is not a sailor, I also need a boat I can handle solo or with minimal help at...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By gpittman
Topping Lift Vibration

Hi. I assume you are talking about this happening while sailing with the main up. True? Not sure about the Islander but most boats don't need the topping lift rigged with the main up. Removing the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-09-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By gpittman
Making Progress - Thanks for all the info so far....

OK. I am a little jealous. Sounds like you have fun times ahead. I look forward to reading your progress through the summer. Fair winds....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By gpittman
Open Ocean Racing Tactics

Thanks everyone. The reason for the question was to see if there was any gouge on the best way to play fronts and weather systems to maximize speed and distance toward where you need to go. I guess...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By gpittman
Open Ocean Racing Tactics

I am looking for a book or articles on tactics and using weather for open ocean racing. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,860
Posted By gpittman
Catalina!!!

Way to go. You can't buy experience like that. Thanks for sharing. Love the pics.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-31-2012
Replies: 3,423
Views: 917,062
Posted By gpittman
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