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Forum: Racing   08-19-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By rcibul
Point Taken..

I agree with your comments, I am new to the racing game and certainly can benefit a great deal from more experiences racers. I am not looking for a quick fix or any kind of magic gear to improve...
Forum: Racing   08-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By rcibul
Best Bets

Thanks for all the advice, I will put the information to good use! It is beginning to sound like the best thing I can do is tune the rig first, and then consider retiring my 10 year old sails. I...
Forum: Racing   08-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By rcibul
Kidding about the motor..

..just kidding about using the motor, just desperation talking!

Thanks for the advice, the mast is in column, but I am going make sure the shroud tensions are equal. What about rake, or is that in...
Forum: Racing   08-16-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By rcibul
Rig Tuning

Thanks for the advice! One the things I plan to do is to find somebody who knows rig tuning to check out my boat and see if all those parameters ( mast rake, stay & shroud tensions, etc.) are...
Forum: Racing   08-15-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,184
Posted By rcibul
Unhappy Rookie Catalina 28 Racer

Racing fascinates me... so I decided to get involved in the Wed nite races at my club and learn by experience. I have a 1996 Catalina 28 (STD rig) with no mods from the stock setup. Wing keel. full...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-26-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By rcibul
LI Sound to Raritan Bay Update

~ UPDATE ~

Thanks to all for the excellent advice I received from SailNet'ers. We had a most excellent trip from Long Island Sound through NYC to Raritan Bay!

We took the ride down the East...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By rcibul
Thanks for the carpet advice.. I am off the the...

Thanks for the carpet advice.. I am off the the carpet shop with my old carpet template to talk those guys into cutting, sealing, and binding some primo new outdoor carpet!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By rcibul
Cabin Carpet

My new (to me...) 1996 C28 mkII has outdoor grade carpet in the cabin that is pretty worn, and the rubber backing is turning to dust. I like the idea of carpet and was wondering if there is a source...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By rcibul
Thanks hellosailor and rads for the info on my...

Thanks hellosailor and rads for the info on my upcoming Manhasset to Raritan Bay trip.

We sailed from Huntington Bay to the Knickerbocker YC in Manhasset Bay this Sunday, and am planning to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-31-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By rcibul
Thanks for the excellent advice.. just what I...

Thanks for the excellent advice.. just what I need!

I will overnight in Manhasset Bay, and I was told if I leave Manhasset when the tide is High at the Battery the timing should be right for a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-29-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By rcibul
Thanks, I will definitely pay close attention to...

Thanks, I will definitely pay close attention to Eldridge to hit the slack window at Hell Gate. I have also heard that commercial traffic can be pretty heavy and the channel is relatively narrow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-29-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By rcibul
Insurance

I just bought my first boat ( ADAGIO 1996 Catalina 28 mkII ) and I am shopping for insurance. Any advice on marine insurance brokers? They are pretty easy to find online, but I was wondering if there...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-29-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3,601
Posted By rcibul
Cruising from the Sound to Raritan Bay

Just bought my first boat ( ADAGIO 96 Catalina 28 mkII ) and I plan to sail her from Huntington, LI to her new home on Raritan Bay. I have not been that way before and I am looking for some advice on...
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