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Search: Posts Made By: Epiphany
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Epiphany
Boat Choices: Double-Check

Look folks. There''s got to be a happy medium somewhere in here. I genuinely appreciate all your advice, including your admonitions to "do it right". But I''m leaning more toward Nike''s slogan:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,637
Posted By Epiphany
Boat Choices: Double-Check

I''ve been researching boats and rigs for the past several months, and am now approaching a purchase. I''d like to get your thoughts on any conclusions you think are erroneous, or that I''ve missed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-02-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 18,021
Posted By Epiphany
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter

Jeff H:

Thanks for your very thorough explanation of the relative advantages of fractional rigs. However, unless I''m mistaken, your list of favorite boats was focused more on performance types....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 18,021
Posted By Epiphany
Sloop vs. Fractional Sloop vs. Cutter

I anticipate purchasing a 35-38 foot boat, primarily for single-handling in offshore waters, around the end of the year. I''ve done a lot of reading on the advantages and disadvantages of various...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By Epiphany
High Tech on the High Seas

Bermuda,

Looks like you''re on the cutting edge. Just a couple more questions. Iridium seems to be the only satphone with truly global reach (no gaps). Even though I don''t plan to be in some the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,147
Posted By Epiphany
High Tech on the High Seas

From what I''ve read, it seems that sailing and communications technology is on the verge of what I want. That is, integrating GPS, chartplotter, auto pilot and radar with navigation software on a...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By Epiphany
Seeking Experience

I will retire effective April 30 at age 57. After completing ASA certifications 101-108 in June 2004 I want to sail as much as possible with two objectives in mind: 1) to gain as much sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Epiphany
Crazy?

To the fantasea, jbanta & kokopelli9,

Thanks to the three of you for making my day. You''ve offered a lot of encouragement right at the point where I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Epiphany
Crazy?

Hey, Another Old Buzzard,

I needed that! I''ve been sitting here at this keyboard, and with my head in a series of books, and while that''s a good start, I still haven''t got out on the water in a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-26-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Epiphany
Medical courses for offshore cruising

As a whitewater canoeing guide and instructor, I was required to take a Wilderness Advanced First Aid course every two years to maintain my certification with the National Parks Service. It is an...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-21-2003
Replies: 52
Views: 6,535
Posted By Epiphany
Perfect storm

Joub,

I think you''re right. This could go on forever, and I''ve probably already wasted too much of my time on these tunnel-visioned zealots. Thanks for your suggestion.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-19-2003
Replies: 52
Views: 6,535
Posted By Epiphany
Perfect storm

To tsenator:
Thanks for your open-minded and thoughtful response. You are apparently affiliated with an organized Christian religion but are willing to consider and respect other views. I have...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-18-2003
Replies: 52
Views: 6,535
Posted By Epiphany
Perfect storm

Brenda,

You are probably convinced by now that I am a raving atheist. I am not. I cannot observe the natural world around me and deny that a being with an intelligence that surpasses the sum total...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-15-2003
Replies: 52
Views: 6,535
Posted By Epiphany
Perfect storm

Dearest Brenda,

First, let me be clear that I respect your beliefs. Whatever is true for you is true in your own mind and perception.

Secondly, I was brought up from youth in a Protestant...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-12-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Epiphany
Formal Instruction

I am a rank neophyte when it comes to sailing, but I''m going to spend my retirement years sailing around the world until I die. I''ve had a lot of feedback from fellow SailNet message boarders that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-12-2003
Replies: 52
Views: 6,535
Posted By Epiphany
Perfect storm

This is God. I''ve been reading all these messages and just want to let you in on a little secret, just between us. If you think I''m sitting up here in heaven and waiting for a request from you to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Epiphany
Crazy?

You folks just blow me away. I haven''t come across a group of more knowledgeable, dedicated and helpful people since my early days of whitewater canoeing. If you''ve got anything else to offer, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Epiphany
Crazy?

Since my first posting on July 30, I''ve learned a lot. SailNet has got to be the premier website for information. I''ve been extremely impressed with the number of responses and their quality. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2003
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By Epiphany
Crazy?

OK, here it is. I''m 56 years old, nearing retirement, a neophyte to sailing, with a dream of spending my final years sailing single-handed to anywhere in the world that looks interesting. The plan:...
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