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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-07-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,119
Posted By patrick303
dousing a hanked jib

I have a hanked jib on my Rhodes 19, which I lower under way when approaching the mooring.(I have no motor). I agree that the best way to douse it is to head up, cleat the main sheet hard, and go...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By patrick303
Suitable Boat?!?

Get a Laser or a Sunfish, used. Check the Cape Cod Times on Sundays. You can usually get a sunfish for about $600-800. Beach wheels are a good idea also. Kids can sail, and the boat is very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 6
  HELP?!?
Views: 1,073
Posted By patrick303
HELP?!?

Lasers and sunfish are both 14''. Lasers are faster but less stable than sunfish, not that sunfish are very stable either. Sunfish are a little more forgiving. Kids can climb around on the sunfish...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By patrick303
Help about Boat!

They are the same boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By patrick303
Cat 22/Bayliner US25, Cat 25?

Get a Catalina. They are a proven manufacturer,and design. They are easy and fun to sail and you won''t regret it. Good Luck and have fun!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By patrick303
Help info needed

In Cape Cod, many sailors own a single-sail 14'' catboat called a "Beetle Cat". It can be gaff or Marconi rigged. A beautiful boat, wooden,wide-beamed. Is this what you''re talking about? Contact me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By patrick303
question for those who know how to sail

I have sailed sunfish, lasers, blue jays ( all 14''), Hobie Cats (16''), Rhodes 19''s, O''Day''s (22-24)'', Catalina''s (22-28''),Beneteau''s(36-40''),Privilege Cat (40''), etc. Small boats are the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,403
Posted By patrick303
Centerboard problem

Thanks for your reply. I would like to try what you have suggested. Unfortunately, the boat is now in the water. It was launched on Memorial Day. It usually stays in the water until Labor Day....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,403
Posted By patrick303
Centerboard problem

The CB on my (new to me last year)30 year old R19 has a hole in it. About the size of a nickle, and going all the way through, it''s just up from the bottom of the board, and the board is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 4,921
Posted By patrick303
Bottom paint -- how often?

Any idea what happens when the bottom is painted and you do NOT re-launch for 6 months? My newly bought used Rhodes 19 never had any bottom paint, so I applied 2 coats after haul out last fall, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By patrick303
FL bottom paint help

Hi! Do you have any information on what happens if you paint the bottom ( 2 coats ) and then do NOT re-launch for 6 months. The boat is on a trailer and I painted the bottom in Oct, 00. It had never...
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