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Search: Posts Made By: thomasward00
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By thomasward00
Sailing 23 FT American Spirit, need marine radio advice

I'm looking to keep costs low and the power draw down on my battery, I will be sailing Lake Pontchartrain, would a 5 Watt handheld radio be good enough for my needs?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By thomasward00
Bilge Pump for 23ft swing keel American Spirit

The boat is slipped right now, It will have a Deep Cycle 625CCA battery, can someone suggest a size and or model that I should be looking at.


Thanks in advance
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By thomasward00
So if a person is just looking to cruise around...

So if a person is just looking to cruise around the lake with their Wife a Catalina 22 would be better suited...

I'm not looking to race, just something to cruise in.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By thomasward00
Is this boat good to learn to sail on? Link to pics

The seller is asking 3K, it comes with all sails and 4 stroke Nissan outboard.


https://picasaweb.google.com/113921810479784607961/KiwiRacingBoat?authkey=Gv1sRgCJKh6J2Sw5KfSw


Is this too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,451
Posted By thomasward00
Do you have a link for that light strip? That...

Do you have a link for that light strip? That seems like it would be ideal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,451
Posted By thomasward00
New boat owner, need tips on interior LED lights

I've recently purchased my first boat a North American Spirit 23, I'm looking to install Interior LED lights, does anyone have any pointers?

Thanks in advance
Forum: Orphan Brands 09-11-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 31,843
Posted By thomasward00
Does anyone have tips for replacing the cabin...

Does anyone have tips for replacing the cabin windows? I'm assuming that they are plexiglass.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-09-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 12,686
Posted By thomasward00
Free or low cost GPS navigation software?

I'm looking for the best freeware or low cost marine GPS navigation software, hopefully something that will show a depth chart, I will be purchasing a USB GPS Receiver.

Thanks in advance
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-29-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 31,843
Posted By thomasward00
Purchased for 2150.00 ...

Purchased for 2150.00

https://picasaweb.google.com/113921810479784607961/AmericanSpirit?authkey=Gv1sRgCLr8086olM3qngE
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By thomasward00
Although it is never good to overlook a...

Although it is never good to overlook a Hurricane, the difference between a Cat 1 and 4 is HUGE..

Being from the New Orleans area and having gone though Katrina, 6 ft of water in the house. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2011
Replies: 135
Views: 18,117
Posted By thomasward00
Looks at though Irene has dropped to a Cat 2, it...

Looks at though Irene has dropped to a Cat 2, it certainly isn't another Katrina. While all boats should be secured, this isn't the storm of the century.
Forum: Orphan Brands 08-18-2011
Replies: 234
Views: 31,843
Posted By thomasward00
I'm in the New Orleans Area and will be picking...

I'm in the New Orleans Area and will be picking up my 23 American spirit on Sept 15th, it's in good shape but I need to find a trailer..

Any ideas for a low cost solution, I won't be hauling it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By thomasward00
Just put an offer in on my first Sailboat, link to pics

I just put an offer in on an American Spirit 23, I looked at Catalina and O'Day 22's, but greatly prefer this design.

The seller listed it at 2600.00, I whittled him down to 2150.00 and he is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 13,489
Posted By thomasward00
I want to be sailing for at least a year or so...

I want to be sailing for at least a year or so before heading into the Gulf on a 22ft boat, I'll just cruise around Lake Pontchartrain for a while, learning how to sail.

Thanks for the help
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 13,489
Posted By thomasward00
I know several very experienced Sailboat owners...

I know several very experienced Sailboat owners that have all offered to come along and inspect before purchase, they will also take it out on sea trial with me.

It seems as though the beast...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 13,489
Posted By thomasward00
I"m in the same boat as you, I'm down here in SE...

I"m in the same boat as you, I'm down here in SE Louisiana and will be sailing Lake Pontchartrain and eventually the Gulf. My budget will be between 2k-3k, I will be keeping the boat in a slip. ...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico 07-25-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,131
Posted By thomasward00
I will be purchasing either a 22 Catalina or...

I will be purchasing either a 22 Catalina or O'Day in the near future, I'm in Slidell, but maybe in the Spring I would certainly be up for a sail to Ship Island.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-25-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By thomasward00
Thank You for the warm welcome, Within the...

Thank You for the warm welcome,

Within the next month I will be taking local lessons by an ASA Certified instructor on his 23ft boat on Lake Pontchartrain, which is where I will eventually sail...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By thomasward00
Hello everyone, looking to buy my first sailboat

I'm down here in the New Orleans area and am in the market for my first boat, I will mainly be sailing Lake Pontchartrain.

I'm looking for either an O'Day or Catalina 22ft. I received some...
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