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Forum: Learning to Sail   03-14-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,942
Posted By gonewthewind
Should I learn the sextant?

Hello everyone, I'm looking to do some sailing in the Caribbean soon and I thought it may be good practice to learn how to do celestial navigation, not just for fun but as a secondary means of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By gonewthewind
Re: Florida to Bimini tips?

Great advice! Thank you guys. I hadn't considered leaving late at night to arrive in the morning, good idea. I'm already prepared for the not being able to leave the cockpit scenario as I remember...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-30-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By gonewthewind
Florida to Bimini tips?

Hey everyone! I'm looking for a few tips or advice, feedback etc.. Planning to solo sail from Florida to Bimini mid to late jan 2014. The boat is a Watkins 27. For those not familiar she's a slow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,667
Posted By gonewthewind
Re: Watkins 27

I have owned a watkins 27 built in 81 for a couple years now, and have sailed her from upper chessapeake to florida and lived on board for a year. I find them to be really great boats, she's a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By gonewthewind
Re: wind direction & jetstream question

Thankyou very much for the help!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By gonewthewind
wind direction & jetstream question

I have been preparing my watkins 27 sailboat to cruise to the USVI from Maryland,
however I am not sure about the prevailing wind direction at diferent times of year after leaving Ft Lauderdale, Fl....
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