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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,292
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

Thanks for the video Delezynski. I subscribed to your channel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,292
Posted By W3ODF
Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

(Moderators I wasn't sure where to put this thread. Please move as necessary).

Does anyone have experience with the Porta-bote as a tender/dinghy? Good or bad? I priced them out at about $1800 for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,599
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

Very true on the Pearsons. I crew on an old Pearson Vanguard (33'/ 10K Displacement) and her best point of sail is a beam reach. Downwind is quite literally dead downwind, so we often tack downwind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,599
Posted By W3ODF
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,599
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Albin Vega or Pearson Triton 28?

Aaron,

I have also considered the Albin Vega as well for a cruising boat. I was able to get a few minutes of Matt Rutherford's (Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at...
Forum: Chartering   11-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By W3ODF
Re: San Francisco in January?

GROGGY,

Thanks for the update. A dinghy sail might be very nice as well. Especially in 10 knot winds!
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Titus thanks for the candid post. I really like the idea of velcro on the storage compartment lids. Mine are bungee corded and they fail often. Which why my bilge probably had 30 gallons of water in...
Forum: Chartering   10-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By W3ODF
Re: San Francisco in January?

George / Paul, thanks for the quick and candid response. Its interesting that you guys look at 10-15 knots as kind of slow. In Lake Erie we are quite happy if we can get a 10-15 knot breeze. There...
Forum: Chartering   10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By W3ODF
San Francisco in January?

So it looks like I am headed to San Francisco the last week of January for a business conference. I'll have a Sunday free and maybe a day during the week. I'd love to be able to sail the Bay while I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-21-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Caleb you beat me to it.

Joe, I wouldn't be terribly concerned. 99% of the reason for my knockdown was improper weight distribution (sitting on the low side). When I have another person for crew...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-03-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Capsize

That would be the bomb! Thanx for the idea.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Jim,

That is an excellent point! :rolleyes:

Most of my experience in sailing has been on big boats. Moving to a dinghy, was challenging to say the least. The very reason for getting a dinghy...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Capsize

Yeah it was the tiller and rudder assembly that deep sixed. I've though of piecing it together or building a homemade jobby. But someday I'd like to trade up in boats - and having less homemade would...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-08-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,835
Posted By W3ODF
Dinghy Capsize

I capsized my dinghy about a week ago and learned some pretty valuable (and expensive!) lessons from it. Firstly, capsizing the dinghy was something on my list of things that I want to do in sailing....
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy Heave to question?

Hey all, thanks for the great comments! Yes the dinghy, an O'Day Widgeon, has a jib. Glad I consulted first rather than doing it the other day (because it was gusty and I had a passenger).
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,049
Posted By W3ODF
Dinghy Heave to question?

Is it possible to heave to in a 12' centerboard dinghy?

The reason I ask is because its something I have never done and when I have been to sailing schools the instructors seem reluctant to do as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By W3ODF
Re: Dinghy sailing - tacking

Hey thanks everyone. Great replies! I also talked offline to some of my sailing mentors and this is what they said as well:

1. Be sure your jib is inside the shrouds not outside.
2. A 45 degree...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By W3ODF
Dinghy sailing - tacking

OK, firstly I just got my US Sailing Basic Keel a few months ago. Did it on Lake Erie. But my personal boat is an ODay Widgeon sloop dinghy sailer. Secondly, I realize I am a pretty terrible sailer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 37,564
Posted By W3ODF
There are several 'less-than-lethal' shotgun...

There are several 'less-than-lethal' shotgun loads on the market that would not penetrate the hull. Some of these can be found in other calibers as well. I say 'less-than-lethal' with some mirth;...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 37,564
Posted By W3ODF
If you or only looking for a last ditch item then...

If you or only looking for a last ditch item then just get FOX Labs Pepper Spray. It darn isnt perfect, I have been sprayed several times as regular training and can fight through the effects for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By W3ODF
I am fascinated with the inland seas that are in...

I am fascinated with the inland seas that are in my neck of the woods. I like this museum:

Great Lakes Historical Society
Vermillion, OH
The Great Lakes Historical Society...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 28,171
Posted By W3ODF
I'm no expert on the subject but I have always...

I'm no expert on the subject but I have always found that its easier, in the long run, to buy from a distressed owner (needs money, wants to avoid headaches, needs to dump an item, etc.) is better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 37,564
Posted By W3ODF
CNC, Very salient concerns. I have read...

CNC,

Very salient concerns. I have read similar stories on Noonsite. Something to also keep in mind is advance detection of someone coming onto the boat surreptitiously. Having a weapon is near...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-19-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 37,564
Posted By W3ODF
I like the fire extinguisher analogy. The...

I like the fire extinguisher analogy.

The little pocket lakes around my area have had several criminal issues. I watched a domestic altercation while I was pulling my kayak. A friend of mine was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 37,564
Posted By W3ODF
Serious question.. what do you use it for? Would...

Serious question.. what do you use it for? Would you ever have to cut sheets or lines?
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