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Search: Posts Made By: Southcoasting
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,437
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god...

Those Bristol 24s are one my favorites...Standing headroom, decent sized cockpit, good seamotion (heavier for its size), shallow 3.5' draft, great timeless looks, and an outboard motor well makes for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,504
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Ospreys

Michael,
I wasn't referring to you or your efforts...I was referring my comments to aa3jy who has the problem in his local marina...I directed my suggestions towards him to see if his marina can do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,504
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Ospreys

I think you fail to see the point that they did not take over your spot...Humans took over their spot and took down their potential nesting points, mostly by chopping down trees that the marina and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,504
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Ospreys

You can help to live in peace together by gathering this community of boaters and come up with alternate solutions suggested here like creating places for them to perch on...Obviously, this mooring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Rigging Company in Northeast

Rigging Only is down the street from me (I bike/walk there!) and and have gone there for a few nick nacks (rope, hardware, vinyl decals) and and pretty happy with their service...Their prices are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Southcoasting
Sail Lofts in Southcoast, Mass Region

All,
I need to take my sails for cleaning, restitching, etc to a sail loft and wanted to get opinions from others out there who may have used one of the local sail lofts around this area...

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,738
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: I've taken your advice...and found a better boat

Awesome! Sounds like this boat may have found you! Looks pretty nice for the price...As long as the systems to get you on the water and sailing are intact, I think you're golden!

This boat is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 3,930
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Looked at a boat last night...Update.

Nowadays, you can find a good to be true deal if you're patient and wait for the boat you really want...

For me, my boat found me at way below value and I got to sail her right away

Of course,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Congrats! Good luck on your future trips with her...I think she will do just fine!

Check out the "Furled Sails" podcasts on itunes...There is a whole show about the WW potter association from the...
Forum: US Northeast 07-16-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Beginning my voyage plan from Fairhaven, MA to Bucksport, ME for July/August...

Don't have much experience sailing too far out of Fairhaven but a couple hours sail away you have some great spots...

Red Brook Harbor, about 2-3 hours sail up Buzzards Bay offers great holding...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Check out the Cape Cod CL...A WW 15 footer is for sale there for $3800...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Coastal cruiser in NE

Sounds like you want the best of both worlds...A seaworthy trailerable sailboat...

Problem is, trailerable sailboats are typically light, which would make them not as seaworthy as heavy built...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,513
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds

Thank you all for the replies!

I have been sailing a few times since and know I have quite a bit to learn about balancing my sails/rudder/centerboard, etc.

I look forward to continue to learn...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,513
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds

Thanks Caleb,
I'll read this article thoroughly...
I've actually sailed jib n jigger on 20 knot winds just fine and actually enjoyed being able to run the two and still go 5-6 knots...I just got...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,513
Posted By Southcoasting
Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds

SO this past weekend, I was out sailing on light winds all day...Decided to head into New Bedford harbor for a bit then started to head out...

Upon getting out to Buzzards Bays, I start realizing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: SailNet Rendezvous - Martha's Vineyard July 13-15

As of right now, we will be there...It will probably our first time out there since this will be our first sailing season coming up...
Forum: Mass Bay Sailors 04-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Charitable Donation: Sailing?

I would if I had more experience and a bigger boat!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,409
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: Sam's Club Battery

Yup,
just picked me up a pair of group 27s over the weekend while in New Hampshire visiting family...I don't have a club card but sister does plus I got them tax free...

They do indeed say East...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-27-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Southcoasting
Re: SailNet Rendezvous - Martha's Vineyard July 13-15

Hmmm...Sent the event to the wife...I think it will be a nice trip for us that weekend...I think we will be there, of course pending weather...Even if the rendezvous does not happen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,107
Posted By Southcoasting
Indeed! As a rookie sailor myself, I felt...

Indeed! As a rookie sailor myself, I felt overwhelmed at first but knew I would eventually get it...but when I stumbled upon his website tutorials, it was as if I found gold!!!

Through his...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By Southcoasting
very nice first boat...I love the color scheme

very nice first boat...I love the color scheme
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,792
Posted By Southcoasting
Wife and I bought a 700 sq ft, 2BR 1BA house when...

Wife and I bought a 700 sq ft, 2BR 1BA house when we moved back to New England...We went from looking at 3000 sq ft former ship captain Historic fixer uppers in New Bedford, MA to eventually settling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 13,149
Posted By Southcoasting
I have a beach condo as well that I rent but...

I have a beach condo as well that I rent but that's why I say: "way more valuable to the person who owns it"...You yourself believes this since you say "I like more the boat". :o

By the way:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 13,149
Posted By Southcoasting
But, when you think of it this way, that moving...

But, when you think of it this way, that moving house (40ft boat) that can get you all these wonderful areas to live a few days/weeks at a time in these beautiful places is way more valuable to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 13,149
Posted By Southcoasting
As a beginner that will start to sail next year...

As a beginner that will start to sail next year and never sailed before, I think there are lots of factors behind this "decline" or lack or younger sailors out there...But really there are a couple...
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