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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By domromer
Easier beach retrieval?

I launch my O'Day daysailer off the beach at the Dunedin Causeway. Getting it off the trailer is no issue, but getting it back on at low tide can be a real pain. I back in just far enough that my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By domromer
Re: Need a road trip trailer sailor.

Gotta change my location...I'm actually in Clearwater Florida...oops.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By domromer
Re: Need a road trip trailer sailor.

So far we've ruled out peep hens..to slow and potter 19..small cockpit, small cabin and 19 ft overall is too big.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By domromer
Re: Need a road trip trailer sailor.

Beautiful boat, but a little bigger than we need.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By domromer
Need a road trip trailer sailor.

My wife and I are planning a year long road trip, the plan is to trailer a small sailboat (under 20ft) behind us. Here is what we are after.

1. Shallow draft, want to be able to explore the...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-25-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By domromer
On the cusp of buy an 81 compac 23...I've got a few questions.

So I've been going back and forth with a guy selling a compac 23. He's actually the 3rd owner in a month. Someone was selling earlier in the month. A guy purchased it and told my friend whose boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By domromer
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By domromer
Howmar 12 day sailor vs catalina expo 12

I found a howmar twelve locally. Looks like a fun little daysailer. I also found a Catalina expo 12 as well. It's much newer and has a roller furling sail where as the homar has a lateen sail.
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Forum: Learning to Sail   11-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By domromer
Re: Daysailer vs cat 22

Quick update...I bought a peep hen!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7552/15804588711_4f7be3094b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5ADAP)Anchored for some swimming - Camping in our new Peep Hen on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,174
Posted By domromer
West Whight potter...tell me about them.

My wife and I are looking to get our first keel boat. We want something small, that's easy to trailer, and has enough room to overnight on. Originally I looked at a cat 22, but the ww has got my...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By domromer
Re: Daysailer vs cat 22

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm also looking at ww Potter 15s. They seem to be kinda in between the cat and the daysailer.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By domromer
Daysailer vs cat 22

I'm looking to buy my first keel boat. Right now I mostly sail my hobie 16 most weekends. I've been thinking of getting something that would allow me to go further afield and maybe do some camping....
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By domromer
Basic cat sailing question

I've got a pretty basic sailing question. Today we were sailing our wave and we had some real nice conditions. It was stormy and there was nice waves and white caps.

A storm rolled in and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5,015
Posted By domromer
Hobie wave vs 16 in the ocean?

Hey all, another question for you. I'm getting closer to getting my own cat and I've been sailing waves and 16s at my local sailing club. I like the wave because it's roomy, comfortable, and easy to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-26-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,480
Posted By domromer
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

Take a class, it will make things much easier. Watching a video on YouTube isn't the same as having someone teach you hands on.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-21-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 8,707
Posted By domromer
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Is a 420 less tippy than a sunfish?
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,838
Posted By domromer
How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

The sailing club I belong to has started a casual open race on Tuesday nights. You can race whatever you like..cat..420..sunfish..it doesn't matter. I've heard over and over that racing teaches you a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I probably only tacked and jibed 4 times in that hour. Two of which ended with me in the water. I sailed the sunfish before In light winds with no issues. More practice I guess. At least falling...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I'll keep at it. I enjoy the cat because it's easy to sail and comfortable. But I think what I like about the sunfish is the quick handling.

Any tips on avoiding the boom? Can I sit in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By domromer
Re: Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

I'm confused, how does the make a difference?
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By domromer
Flipped a sunfish twice today...what was I doing wrong.

We had a decent wind here today at 15-20 mph. Normally I sail a hobie wave but today I tried a sunfish. All was going well for a while then i tried to tack...bam I was in the water. After righting...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,389
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

Sounds like I'm on the right track. Thanks for all the feedback.

Dom
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,389
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

This response sorta leads into my next question. Beyond just enjoying myself on the water. I do have a goal/dream of getting a boat large enough to go on overnight trips with my wife and explore the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,389
Posted By domromer
What does pinch mean?

What does pinch mean?
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,389
Posted By domromer
Re: New sailing j-22 to a Hobie wave

Today I mixed it up and took out a sunfish..man those little buggers are touchy. I gotta say the cat is soooo much more comfortable than the sunfish. With the sunfish it was cool to see how a tiny...
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