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Search: Posts Made By: Jimq
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-05-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Jimq

I''m from New Mexico and I left there and learned to sail in Alaska. I will probably be moving back to New Mexico in a few years to retire. My brother is also from New Mexico and is a sea captain. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-24-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By Jimq
boom vang for 20ft boat

Thanks for your reply but I''m mainly interested in whether 660lbs working load is enough for this boat and the size of the sail.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-23-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,606
Posted By Jimq
boom vang for 20ft boat

Is a boom vang with a working load of 660lbs,3:1 enough for a 20ft boat with a 21ft luff and 8.7ft foot?
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-21-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 7,122
Posted By Jimq
Nelson Sailing Dinghy

I have a Nelson sailing skiff that is 11ft. It''s lapstrake fiberglss, no wood. They were built in western Washington by Nelson Plastics, no longer in buisness. They are good little boats.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-18-2001
Replies: 63
Views: 13,902
Posted By Jimq
Heeling Paranoia

You might try reefing the main and maybe a smaller jib instead of furling the jib and sailing on the main alone. You may have a little better control of your boat that way.
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-18-2001
Replies: 22
Views: 4,678
Posted By Jimq
How big is too big to start out?

When I first started sailing I bought a 16ft sloop with a fixed keel and a cabin and then got a book on sailing. Within a year I stepped up to a 28ft Columbia and had a great time with it. I lived in...
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