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Search: Posts Made By: nolesailor
Forum: Chartering 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,247
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

As an FYI for Sunsail and their prepaid fuel charge...the last two years I went I declined the upfront fuel charge. On both trips, Sunsail staff filled our boat up with fuel once back at the Sunsail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,727
Posted By nolesailor
Re: What boat for a 10-15 year trip?

Then why ask the question if you think you already know what is out there?
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Hello All...thought I'd check in with an update or two for any others that might stumble upon this thread. While we haven't actually gone out on the boat yet, we have taken our six month old down to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Maiden Voyage Trip Report - A 23-hour tour!

Concerning reverse and the prop walk...that is pretty standard for non-folding/feathering props. Learn to use the prop walk when backing it up and it can actually become your friend! Just Google...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

I don't think the charter company would have quite that level of enthusiasm with the use of their boats :). That said, if there are questions as to whether they would let you go there, you could...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

While your questions concerned the engine...gas vs. diesel...and most have opined on this...I would just say that from reading the original post, there is a considerable difference between a 22' boat...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-26-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By nolesailor
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

For comparison purposes, I have a Catalina 28 and a 25 lb manson supreme. Our displacement is 8600 lbs. We debated on going for the next size up...but for our immediate plans involved anchoring...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-22-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Chef - Thanks for the photos...anything I can show my wife of kids out there and having fun (while still being safe) will be helpful...

Concerning lifeline netting...I have the same question as a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

To clarify, I meant what were your reasons for purchasing one over the other (i.e. Salus over Mustang)...didn't want anyone thinking I needed their reasons for purchasing a life jacket in general. :)
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

I noticed that several people on here recommended the Salus lifejacket...in researching, this lifejacket is not Coast Guard approved, which was clearly stated on some websites when describing the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-15-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

All...thanks again for all the replies, the advice and suggestions are appreciated!

Medsailor - Great advice, a cosleeper would be helpful for overnights...but we certainly aren't there yet!

We...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-14-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

We also use a white noise machine on land, so carrying it over to the boat is a great idea. I appreciate all the responses, and once it gets closer and the Admiral begins voicing her concerns, I'm...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-13-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

TomMaine - those two pictures of your daughter sailing in the same dinghy...when she first learned and after college graduation must really bring back some memories...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-13-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Engineer - Thanks for the response! A dinghy w/ outboard is definitely something we are looking into for next summer for trips to the shore/beach. How old was your youngest when you first did an...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-12-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Thanks for the replies...that was something I was wondering, whether it was better to keep them in car seats or not. It seems most have used car seats with success, but I also like the idea of the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,583
Posted By nolesailor
New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Hello All,

I know there are additional threads out there with advice about sailing with children, but most I've seen seemed to address older kids. I am now the proud parent of a four month old...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Moving to Florida

I will also second Sailing Florida Charters in St. Pete...my wife and I took ASA 104 with them a few years back and were very happy with them. We've also chartered with them several times when we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,322
Posted By nolesailor
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

I know this is a little late as the OP already ordered some VPC, but I would second Alex W's recommendation for Samson XLS Extra. I recently replaced my first and second reef lines with this (single...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,805
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Do I need new sails

As someone who just replaced their sails with a new main and genoa this year, I can say that there is a noticeable difference between the previous, 15-year old sails and these new ones. More speed,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

I have no doubt replacement parts can be ordered for brands no longer in business...and as I'm sure the OP has noticed, there are a lot of boats out there from companies no longer in business. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

Thanks for the insight GeorgeB...happy to have this confirmed by Catalina owner!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-23-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

As the owner of a Catalina with a wing keel...I've seen posts before from people with anecdotal evidence that Catalina's with wing keels have longer rudders. While I haven't measured my rudder and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-21-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,338
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Suggestions for 28-32 cruiser?

There are numerous boats that would likely serve your purposes, with some previously noted, but I would also suggest looking at a Catalina 28. We have had one for several years and have been very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By nolesailor
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

Hahaha. I once had some type of electrical issue (can't recall specifically what it was) and spent ages trying to figure it out, all the while my wife kept telling me to turn stuff off and back on. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,153
Posted By nolesailor
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

Since we're on the topic of borrowing...I just went down to the boat this weekend to discover that someone had permanently borrowed our hose and nozzle, again. Unfortunately, our marina has a lot of...
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