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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Re: Youth pfd - headrest or not

Not sure if I emailed you, but I might have done so as we were following your blog. I cannot PM here because not enuf posts yet. Anyway, we are still 4 years from departure, so actually buying...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Re: Youth pfd - headrest or not

We have followed your trip and even contacted your broker about your boat, but you were not on St Martin while we were there. We are a few years behind you--kids are 3 and 5 right now. After...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Re: Child Harness

The advice of not using the spectra tether for climbing is very helpful. Used as a tether on the boat, would the connection to a jackline provide the equivalent of stretch?
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Child Harness

We are using climbing harnesses (Edelrid Fraggle) rather than sailing-specific harnesses. The Crewsaver child harness has no crotch strap and the West Marine child harness does not look that strong...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   03-04-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Re: Youth pfd - headrest or not

I decided on the Stohlquist Escape for the 5-year old. We have been pleased with the Stohlquist Nemo and will continue to use that for our 3-year-old. The Nemo has the "headrest" and also has an...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Youth pfd - headrest or not

Mustang's Youth pfd comes with or without a headrest (model 100 or 70). It seems that the headrest might be bulky, esp given our expectation that the kids wear them whenever they are out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,146
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Re: Alden 44 owners

Congrats. I had the opportunity to look at Exile a couple of years ago. Beautiful boat. I think they were asking a bit more and I was not yet ready to pull the trigger anyhow. I esp like this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By fecklessdolphin
race participation

I have the new job of being Race Commodore for our yacht club on a lake near Minneapolis. We have have laid back club with just 6 Sunday races over the season. While we have 90 sailboats, less than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-28-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,146
Posted By fecklessdolphin
where is it listed

I do not find a listing on yachtworld for a boat with that name
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,146
Posted By fecklessdolphin
Alden 44

Did a discussion board for Alden 44 owners ever get started? We are shopping for a family boat and this one is high on our list. I wonder if there are specific things to look for, esp in the...
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