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Search: Posts Made By: thisiswater
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,129
Posted By thisiswater
Membership Etiquette

I'll be blunt: how does one join a yacht club? Is it appropriate to inquire or better to wait for an invitation? Many thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By thisiswater
Thanks everyone. It's a common cove stripe,...

Thanks everyone. It's a common cove stripe, however the boats we've seen have had the deep navy hull and gold stripe. We might have been able to swing the one we saw in dry dock but she got away. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By thisiswater
Who Builds This Boat?

Hi everyone! Dh and I have seen two boats w/ this cove stripe, one in dry dock that was for sale. Who builds them what is the price range? Many thanks!
...
Forum: Racing 08-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By thisiswater
haha re: like your looks ... sounds like the...

haha re: like your looks ... sounds like the sailing anarchy board! :) :cool:

I've figured this all out, I think. It wasn't the greatest sail on reflection - skipper was a screamer. I'm happy to...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By thisiswater
Points Taken!

Points Taken!
Forum: Racing 07-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By thisiswater
Why the age limit? Thx.

Why the age limit? Thx.
Forum: Racing 07-29-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By thisiswater
IODs: What are your thoughts, feelings, experiences

I crewed on an IOD for the first time yesterday. They are incredibly beautiful, simple and therefore elegant, they conjure of yaching's "golden age." AND they are wicked uncomfortable.

I get...
Forum: Racing 07-29-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By thisiswater
Sitting on/Leaning/Pushing Boom - IOD Race

Hi everyone! I had the pleasure of crewing on an IOD yesterday. I'm a newbie so be patient with me. When downwind, the skipper had me "sit" on the boom, putting all my weight into it. Is this a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By thisiswater
Yes, I've got gloves and am good to go! I've...

Yes, I've got gloves and am good to go! I've gotten great advice here and look forward to being a helper v. a helpee as time goes by!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By thisiswater
Race Week - Wish me Luck!

Hi everyone - First experience crewing on an IOD tomorrow! Festive times here in Marblehead!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By thisiswater
Thanks everyone - these are great points. I'd...

Thanks everyone - these are great points. I'd never "guess" about what to do and wouldn't have a drink until afterwards. Thanks for telling me about gloves - have been out in only the most fair...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By thisiswater
What do you look for in novice crew?

Dh and I are getting invites to crew on J24s, J29s and (favorite) IODs. Dh has more experience racin, I've been stuck on Race Committee boat. I don't want to be a tagalong - perceived or real. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By thisiswater
Ackkkk!

Totally intimidated here! Thank goodness I learn by doing!
Forum: herSailNet 05-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By thisiswater
I attended last year and loved it, but would have...

I attended last year and loved it, but would have had a lot more fun if I'd gone w/ a friend. I was in touch with one of the organizers right before and after the event but then had a very tough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By thisiswater
New To Race Committee - Etiquette Please!

Hi Everyone - Dh and I are novice sailors who've been invited to work on the Race Committee at the local YC. We are new to sailing and *really* new to racing, having crewed a handful of times last...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,173
Posted By thisiswater
I agree w/ Sailing Dog. Community Boating is...

I agree w/ Sailing Dog. Community Boating is kind of a herd-ish scene and instructors are volunteers -- I think it's a great place for kids to learn. However, if you can afford it (and the best...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By thisiswater
You know, I have to own the sexism & preconceived...

You know, I have to own the sexism & preconceived ideas driving my surprise about this marketing:

1) That Chanel is a glam brand, for women.
2) That there is a are women I could/would label...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By thisiswater
Dr. B: I'm a woman! And boy do I think...

Dr. B:

I'm a woman! And boy do I think there's a time & a place for Chanel.

I just didn't think it would play to either gender on a sailing site ... It's not a brand I associate with work,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By thisiswater
I'd love to have been at that marketing meeting! ...

I'd love to have been at that marketing meeting! "Let's position this 4000 Chanel watch at sailnet." Maybe they did it at Sailing Anarchy too! They're really buying into a lot of myths and don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By thisiswater
About that banner watch ad (above)!

Would most sailors wear a Chanel watch? :eek:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By thisiswater
nevermind

please disregard this message . thanks.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,019
Posted By thisiswater
Amy, I'm also in MA and just signed on for...

Amy, I'm also in MA and just signed on for private lessons at a local yacht club. I think the price is great (35/hr or 45/hr for two students); dh and I are taking a lesson together on Friday - I'll...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By thisiswater
How about sending as much prelim info as I have...

How about sending as much prelim info as I have to the surveyor for an early opinion, what would be a standard fee for this kind of expertise/opinion? If we could get ballpark idea of what's what w/...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By thisiswater
Thanks so much!

Thought I posted my big thank you! This is all so helpful as is Sailingdog's
checklist. What a site!

Yes, I know not to use a surveyor connected to the boatyard or seller - lol!

As we move...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By thisiswater
Questions About Surveyor

1. What does a survey cost?
2. Is there any reason for prospective owners to be present when it's done?
3. Would anyone be kind enough to share some names, ideally in Maine. We
live in MA, but...
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