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Search: Posts Made By: jwing
Forum: Chartering 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By jwing
Re: BVI May 2015

Yeah, what FarCry said. I couldn't imagine chartering a sailboat with the thought that bars are the top spots; there's plenty of alcohol in my town. So I would be looking for the best...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By jwing
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

Me thinks that looks like a lousy place to sail into, even if the crew knew what them was doing. Me and my friends would anchor in the more leeward bay. Then us would take the dinghy around to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 3,721
Posted By jwing
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Don't let the armchair naysayer wimps dissuade you!!!! This is a fabulous opportunity for the first-time DIY sailor!!!! With your skills, you'll have that yacht fixed up in a couple of months of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By jwing
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

That's a great set of questions; thank you for asking! I'm looking forward to the responses.

This sentence made me chuckle:

In the internet forum world, a contributor may be admonished for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By jwing
Re: Looking to purchase a hunter - First sailboat

I'm guessing Percy Priest and Guntersville have similar conditions. What I've learned about sailing in Guntersville is that the small boats go out more than the bigger boats (Hunter 29.5 = bigger). I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 7,227
Posted By jwing
Re: Learning Boat: San Juan 21 vs Catalina 22 vs ???

Hmmm, how the heck did that happen? I never go past the first page of the latest posts list. And EXACTLY four years late? That's suspicious. I'll blame it on Obama trying to ruin America, since that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By jwing
Re: Trust me! I'm an engineer!

That trackhoe paddling the barge was genius of epic proportion.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 7,227
Posted By jwing
Re: Learning Boat: San Juan 21 vs Catalina 22 vs ???

For beginning sailors with a tot on board, I believe comparing the design differences between old, trailerable cruisers in the low 20's is splitting hairs. The big differences will be condition of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By jwing
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I prefer the TillerClutch because of the very fast, simply-made adjustments that can be done with one hand. I tried the home-made rigs. They worked fine in light air when I had the leisure to futz...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By jwing
Re: Selling the house or renting

I have had mostly bad experiences with renting houses. I never made any money for myself, but lots of money for the banker, the insurance guy, the taxman, Home Depot, the real estate agent, attorney,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By jwing
Re: New to sailing

YES! You won't find a better beginner boat than the Daysailer, although there are many that are just as good.

BEWARE! That particular boat is over 30 years old. The ad says it was posted 26 days...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By jwing
Re: First Boat???

Not knowing you, your wife, or your kids, this question is nearly impossible to answer. However, for the average John and Jane Doe and their two average kids, I'd say that a trailerable boat is too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By jwing
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?

Frag, I haven't been on a Hobie Wave, so I can't comment on that particular boat. I did briefly own a Hobie 16 when I was in my 20s. (I'm now 57.) I'll relate my experience with that boat as it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,670
Posted By jwing
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

[QUOTE=catlady;2038385]Many marinas do not allow using a grill – even a small propane Magna type – on your boat when docked there. Are you sure that wasn't the culprit? [QUOTE]

These two posts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 3,670
Posted By jwing
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

Maybe they were looking to get invited over to the party where the excellent music was playing. Or maybe the wine-drinking ladies think you're hot.

Life is better when you assume the best in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By jwing
Re: New to Sailing

I went from Sunfish and Hobie sailing a few times per summer as a kid to bareboat charters in the Caribbean in my thirties and forties with nothing in between. I did well on the big boats but I knew...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By jwing
Re: Humidity smell

Using an air conditioner presents two problems to a boat in San Francisco:

1) The weather in SF is usually cool enough to not want to chill the boat interior even further. The heat from a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By jwing
Re: Humidity smell

Actually, you live in a fairly high relative humidity area. When air with high humidity is cooled, like at night, the relative humidity (RH) goes up. Combine that with your hull sitting in cool water...
Forum: Chartering 07-09-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,854
Posted By jwing
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Regarding onlookers #1: Whatever they do or think is up to them and it doesn't really matter to me. However, I can control my perception and reaction.

Regarding onlookers #2: When I see them, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By jwing
Re: Which type of boat is best?

I offer this recommendation that's parallel to all the excellent advice given so far:

I think that you are on the right tack by defining what type of experience you are aiming for and asking for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By jwing
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

I decided against the toe pinchers and the flimsy aluminum; I went with the 4-step, telescoping, stainless steel boat ladder. I'm happy with it.

Telescoping Gunwale Hook Ladder 4-Step - Overton's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By jwing
Re: Yet another first boat thread

I think that most people would not pull a weekend cruiser sailboat for 5 hours each way more than once or twice, especially adding in the rig and de-rig time. Even if you kept your boat at an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By jwing
Re: Bought the first sailboat!!

You probably don't need life lines and therefore you probably don't want them. On a boat that size, they get in the way and are just marginally effective. If you are sailing on a lake, you are not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,283
Posted By jwing
Re: Defend Defender!

Yep, it doesn't surprise me that a customer service phone answerer is not conversant on all products. What she should have done is tell you that she would find the information you want and offer you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By jwing
Re: splitting a oday mariner 19

You are asking the wrong crowd. Try over here: Home - Mariner Class Association (
They are super-helpful.
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