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Forum: Chartering   10-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,051
Posted By LongWay
I did ASA thru 104, plus had some day chartering...

I did ASA thru 104, plus had some day chartering experience locally, in Texas, before I tried chartering elsewhere. I have never had anyone turn me down yet for chartering. I think they look for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-10-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,019
Posted By LongWay
I have a Catalina 30 that I have primarily used...

I have a Catalina 30 that I have primarily used for cruising but starting to do some racing. Any info on the best way to sail the C30 fast? Are there any rig/sail tuning guides out there for a C30?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By LongWay
Haul Out in Kemah/Galveston Bay

Does anyone know of a shipyard near Kemah or on Galveston Bay for haul out of a 30' boat that allows do-it-yourselfers to do a bottom job?

The only ones I know of are Seabrook Shipyard and South...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,524
Posted By LongWay
One more thought. Johnshasteen makes a very good...

One more thought. Johnshasteen makes a very good point: staying attached to the boat has to be the highest priority. The PFD is only needed if you are seperated from the boat, and by that time you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,524
Posted By LongWay
I use inflatable PFD's with harnesses. Here are...

I use inflatable PFD's with harnesses. Here are my rules:

1. If you are more comfortable in any situation, where it and tie off. Being more safe is always a good option.

2. When I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By LongWay
Thanks all for the insight.s I have owned her...

Thanks all for the insight.s I have owned her for two years and she is kept in good condition. Most sailing so far has been in the protected waters of Galveston Bay or near shore. Now looking to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By LongWay
Catalina 30 Offshore

I know that a Catalina 30 is not a bluewater cruiser. However, is this an acceptable boat for a 30 mile offshore race in the Gulf of Mexico?

No intentions to cross oceans or even the Gulf of...
Forum: Racing   11-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,223
Posted By LongWay
I think a Mini would be great, but there are two...

I think a Mini would be great, but there are two issues preventing me moving on a Mini. One is that I occassionally take friends or family out, so a Mini would not be a great fit with my wife and 12...
Forum: Racing   11-22-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,223
Posted By LongWay
Thanks for so many good suggestions. I have had...

Thanks for so many good suggestions. I have had the J105 suggested to me before, but it is not a boat that I see very often in long distance offshore races. I have never sailed one, but there is a...
Forum: Racing   11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,223
Posted By LongWay
I guess nothing with sailing would be considered...

I guess nothing with sailing would be considered low cost, especially racing.

Maybe I should say reasonable cost and modest offshore? I am not considering major campaigns, but would like to be...
Forum: Racing   11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,223
Posted By LongWay
Very good point. I can afford a few thousand a...

Very good point. I can afford a few thousand a year above normal maintenance, which I am assuming I spend now on my Catalina 30.
Forum: Racing   11-20-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 4,223
Posted By LongWay
Low Cost Offshore Racing

I am interested in doing some offshore racing and would like recommendations for a good boat that I can purchase and outfit for about $100k.

Races would primarily be in the Gulf of Mexico. I would...
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