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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Boston By Air

Alright, I'm almost two weeks into my trip and LOVING IT! Thanks everyone for all of the advice! Last weekend I met up with my old college roommate and we went all over boston. I saw a lot of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Boston By Air

All this food talk is making it that much harder to wait! Some great advice here... I'm definitely taking notes and am going to have to plan this out. The charters are out of my budget, so sorry for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Boston By Air

Thanks for all the posts so far! That swan boat looks like "fun"... HAHA! I think I'll stay on land if that's the only option :)

I've been looking into the island hopping options... cheap and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By CarpeAquam
Boston By Air

Hey SailNet'ers!

I just found out that I'm going to be in Boston for work from September 9th to October 4th and I'm trying to plan my trip. I'm really wanting to see some of the nautical side of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: First Boat Buying Advice

Seconded!

I picked up my Starwind 22 "project boat" for $900 with the trailer and it was ready to sail (just not pretty). Another $800 bough a good outboard and left me with plenty to spend on...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-24-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,648
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

Main Sail did a post on sailing apps: iSail: Seven apps to set sail to - CNN.com (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/28/tech/apps-for-sailing/index.html?iref=allsearch)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: !@#$ 5200!!

You can buy a drill guide if it HAS to be precise... but they aren't worth it in my opinion. Drill around it if the area can be covered by the hardware and refill it all. OR, drill at high speed with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: !@#$ 5200!!

Drill the screws out, refill the hole, and then drill and set it properly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,475
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Young people and adventure

No kidding... Why do you think I'm on sailnet so much! Haha. I'm lucky that I mostly enjoy what I do, but it's sad that sitting in a cubicle for 50% of our life is the norm. We all have choices, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,475
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Young people and adventure

I usually refer to it as MY boat, but I know someone who would argue with me....

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,475
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Young people and adventure

Some people do... I can't, but that's because of more than just having a kid. There are other adventures to be had. I can say without a doubt that I sail MORE because of my son. I wouldn't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 3,475
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Young people and adventure

Well said. Seeing the world through a child's eyes is an incredible thing.

I was constantly on adventures as a kid, through boyscouts and trips with my parents. We sailed the atlantic, fished the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 10,676
Posted By CarpeAquam
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: What are the costs of owning a sailboat minus the boat itself?

The mechanic at the boat rental where I worked in high school told me to never buy a boat... he said, "a boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into!"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 10,676
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Where are the younger people?

Some would say the same about Earth... might as well try to make it better.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

Well, that was a lot of posts with really good advice! Thank you all!

I definitely don't want to ever be in a situation where it is necessary, but I also know that I am the type that takes more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

Free foam and the boat I already have seems considerably cheaper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

Thanks for the advice! I agree, ideally I want to be more than flush with the water if it goes. I think with a cat, you are probably better off with the air bladders. Foam might be more weight than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

Alright, I've been crunching numbers:

The boat weight 2600 lbs with a 775 lb keel so there is 1825 of fiberglass/wood. I'm going to just assume that it's all fiberglass because I don't know how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Making Your Boat Unsinkable

Good advice... BUT, she has a trailer! I will be taking trips to the great lakes and the gulf someday (hopefully soon). I don't have ocean hatches and with a pop-top, thin companionway boards, and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,224
Posted By CarpeAquam
Making Your Boat Unsinkable

More than once I have seen posts saying it's easy to make your boat unsinkable, but after searching the forums, I don't see a comprehensive discussions about it. Best methods? Styrofoam added to bow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 10,676
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Where are the younger people?

I get the same thing when I take some of my water skiing friends out. Of all the people in the world, I would think they would get it. What's so strange about spending all of your time and money so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2013
Replies: 153
Views: 10,676
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: Where are the younger people?

It's nice to know I'm not the ONLY in the 20-something age that doesn't play video games AT ALL.

But to be fair, every generation has their time-killing vices. My father (and most of his...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,648
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

These threads show up in search engines when you search for specific subjects... no harm in keeping them thorough for when someone happens to come across it :)
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-17-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 9,648
Posted By CarpeAquam
Re: What are your favorite iPhone/iPad sailing apps?

Have any of you tried the LifeProof cases? I got one for my iPhone this year, so I can't give a thorough review yet, but there are videos of people using them surfing and snorkeling. I'm not sure I...
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