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Search: Posts Made By: jwing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By jwing
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?

Frag, I haven't been on a Hobie Wave, so I can't comment on that particular boat. I did briefly own a Hobie 16 when I was in my 20s. (I'm now 57.) I'll relate my experience with that boat as it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,257
Posted By jwing
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

[QUOTE=catlady;2038385]Many marinas do not allow using a grill – even a small propane Magna type – on your boat when docked there. Are you sure that wasn't the culprit? [QUOTE]

These two posts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,257
Posted By jwing
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

Maybe they were looking to get invited over to the party where the excellent music was playing. Or maybe the wine-drinking ladies think you're hot.

Life is better when you assume the best in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By jwing
Re: New to Sailing

I went from Sunfish and Hobie sailing a few times per summer as a kid to bareboat charters in the Caribbean in my thirties and forties with nothing in between. I did well on the big boats but I knew...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By jwing
Re: Humidity smell

Using an air conditioner presents two problems to a boat in San Francisco:

1) The weather in SF is usually cool enough to not want to chill the boat interior even further. The heat from a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By jwing
Re: Humidity smell

Actually, you live in a fairly high relative humidity area. When air with high humidity is cooled, like at night, the relative humidity (RH) goes up. Combine that with your hull sitting in cool water...
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By jwing
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Regarding onlookers #1: Whatever they do or think is up to them and it doesn't really matter to me. However, I can control my perception and reaction.

Regarding onlookers #2: When I see them, I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By jwing
Re: Which type of boat is best?

I offer this recommendation that's parallel to all the excellent advice given so far:

I think that you are on the right tack by defining what type of experience you are aiming for and asking for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By jwing
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

I decided against the toe pinchers and the flimsy aluminum; I went with the 4-step, telescoping, stainless steel boat ladder. I'm happy with it.

Telescoping Gunwale Hook Ladder 4-Step - Overton's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By jwing
Re: Yet another first boat thread

I think that most people would not pull a weekend cruiser sailboat for 5 hours each way more than once or twice, especially adding in the rig and de-rig time. Even if you kept your boat at an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-22-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By jwing
Re: Bought the first sailboat!!

You probably don't need life lines and therefore you probably don't want them. On a boat that size, they get in the way and are just marginally effective. If you are sailing on a lake, you are not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,131
Posted By jwing
Re: Defend Defender!

Yep, it doesn't surprise me that a customer service phone answerer is not conversant on all products. What she should have done is tell you that she would find the information you want and offer you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By jwing
Re: splitting a oday mariner 19

You are asking the wrong crowd. Try over here: Home - Mariner Class Association (
They are super-helpful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwing
Re: You are not welcome

That's a good point. I've observed is that most people I've encountered, while travelling in their countries, are savvy enough to understand that American individuals are not the same as American...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By jwing
Re: You are not welcome

In my international travels, I find that most non-USA people like Canadians better than they like Yanks. Since I am a polite traveller, people sometimes assume that I am Canadian (I take that as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3,382
Posted By jwing
Re: AMF Puffer Restoration

I'm not a fan of Blue Hawk anything, even though saying that is contrary to my own self-interest in Lowe's profitability.

Considering that the attachment to the boom is not a simple matter and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By jwing
Re: Where to start for a wannabe cruiser?

Bareboat charter. Start somewhere easy, like the British Virgin Islands. Or maybe there are easy, multi-day options around NE USA/SE Canada.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,582
Posted By jwing
Re: Lake sailors?

I sail on Guntersville Lake in northeastern Alabama. The lake is a 75-mile long, 69,000-acre impoundment of the Tennessee River with 900 miles of shoreline. It is surounded by wooded mountains,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By jwing
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

Yoga is good, but be very careful with it. If you feel that you are stretching, you are going too far and/or doing it wrong. Yoga is good for strenghtening small balancing muscles and it also good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By jwing
Re: Buccaneer 18 vs. Coronado C-15 [Catalina]

I would say the C-15 is a sit-ON, not a sit-in, and for that reason, I do not like them.

I've never seen the other two, but they appear to be sporty. You may like that, but your wife may not,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,225
Posted By jwing
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

I agree that a small boat makes sailing more intuitve, but there is another key: Go out on the boat that you own, regardless of its size, find some open water, forget about all those sailing class...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By jwing
Re: Sailing a technological breakthrough?

Sailing cargo ships are probably not in the future; see nolatom's post #6. I'm guessing hydrogen, derived by solar-powered water fission, then re-combined in fuel cells, will be the fuel of the...
Forum: Multihull 02-25-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 17,148
Posted By jwing
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

My philosophy is "Own small; rent big." Therefore I get all the sport sailing action I want close to home on my own small mono. However, when I go on a cruising vacation, I much prefer a cat for one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,690
Posted By jwing
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I first sailed at Boy Scout summer camp. They had a small fleet of Sunfish and I earned a Sailing Merit Badge.

After college I bought a Hobie 16, and that boat punished me, but I did learn. When...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-21-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,427
Posted By jwing
Re: Learning to sail by full immersion.

My experience is that learning to sail is fairly easy. Learning the finer points that will make you an really good sailor requires experience and active self-teaching; i.e., full immersion as you...
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