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Search: Posts Made By: Barquito
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Barquito
Re: What percentage of boats are sold for competition vs sport?

I would imagine there are a large number of people who intend to race a little (local races usually held every week), and go cruising on the weekend. Oh, the exact percentage... 66.7%. Just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 3,993
Posted By Barquito
re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Take an experienced friend along next time. If that isn't possible, then go out on a dead calm morning, and practice motoring. Return to the slip a bunch of times. Enjoy your new ride, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Barquito
Re: Confronting Fear

Ron - I share your apprehension about sailing at night (my wife even more so).

I think what worries me is dealing with bad conditions at night. I would assume that those who enjoy sailing at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By Barquito
Re: Books on the sailboat - a good idea?

I don't need books... the voices in my head are entertaining enough.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By Barquito
Re: Thinking about a new project

Other than some sturctural killers, look out for stuff that will suck up your budget: replacing sails, motors, rigging (running and standing), personal gear (pfd, etc), operating expenses (launch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,965
Posted By Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I don't remember the site, however, I recall seeing a genoa off of Pyewacket (an 86' maxi sled) for sale for something like $1500. I would imagine that could be recut into a bunch of sails for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 3,537
Posted By Barquito
Re: "Paying" friends wanting to go on the boat.

What about doing some lessons? I did a 'Family and Friends' ASA lesson. This included a couple of days on the boat. The owner kept his boat in very good shape. The money he made from lessons...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By Barquito
Re: Clean/Polish Painted Hull before Applying Graphics?

Should just be smooth, clean, and dry. I'm putting my boat name on tomorrow morning. I think the instructions said to spray with window cleaner and dry.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Barquito
Re: Towing a Capri 16 with a Subaru outback?

Yah, but the 16 weight something like 4 times as much as the 16.5.

I wouldn't worry about trailer brakes... just ask your passengers to wear helmets. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Barquito
Re: Towing a Capri 16 with a Subaru outback?

I think the tow capacity is 2000 lbs, so, with nothing in the boat you should do OK. Auto transmission will be better than manual. AWD will help on slippery ramps.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 1,024
Views: 304,965
Posted By Barquito
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The cheapest way would be to not paint it at all. There is probably some left over from last season. Will probably get a good growth of whatever grows in your lake. Pressure wash and scrape it all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By Barquito
Re: Forestay Tack Position

I don't think the hole you use will impact performance much. You can adjust mast rake (which does impact performance a lot) by adjusting the forestay toggle. I think most people put the forestay in...
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