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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

A lot of good info here - Thanks. I'm partial to lead also but finding good boats 24' - 30' in my price range with lead ballast has been a challenge.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By Adirondackman
Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

I'm looking at a boat that is claimed to have a cement ballast. Is this something that should concern me? The boat is a 1987 Com-Pac 23-2

Thank You for any input!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By Adirondackman
Winged keel

What are the pro's/con's of a winged keel?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Opinion - 79 Person 26

Thanks - c.breeze
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: What is a "Catalina smile" in regards to the Keel?

I understand the "Smile" now. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Opinion - 79 Person 26

James - Thanks alot. Sounds like you really know Sailing.

Good input like you have provided is the reason that I joined this site.

I'm making an offer on the Person
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Opinion - 79 Person 26

I Apologize. I know that you are just trying to help

Thanks - John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Opinion - 79 Person 26

DUDE - Relax, You will live longer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,882
Posted By Adirondackman
What is a "Catalina smile" in regards to the Keel?

I'm looking for my first Boaot and was advised to look at the Keel for a "Catalina Smile".......... Can anybody elaborate?

How do you check Keel Bolts?

Thanks Again
John
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2013
Replies: 3
  Newbe
Views: 308
Posted By Adirondackman
Newbe

Hello to all you seasoned Sailers. I have dreamed about sailing for a few years now and decided to get with the program. I'm looking for my first Sailboat now and can't wait to hit the wind! I plan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Opinion - 79 Person 26

How do you check the Keelbolts and what do you mean " Catalina Smile" ?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-13-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Adirondackman
Opinion - 79 Person 26

I'm looking for my first Sailboat and have found a 1979 Person 26 for sale. Original Sailes, 3yr old 8hp Tohatsu motor.

Good first sailboat? Pros - Cons

Thank You
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Adirondackman
Re: Boat recommendations for a Newbe

Thanks for all of the Good advice. I would like to stay under 10K for my first boat. I have been looking at a few Catalinas and Bristols around the NY - New England area. It looks like it gets real...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Adirondackman
Boat recommendations for a Newbe

Hello,

I'm looking to purchase my first Sailboat and I'm overwhelmed by all the different models available.

I would like to purchase a Boat between 24' and 30' to learn to Sail. I would...
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