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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By arknoah
Re: My vision

A quick response to you would be to applaud your efforts, and point you to a non-profit in Maryland, CRAB. They may be a resource to you for instruction, boats, safety, etc. You can find them at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By arknoah
Re: Docking as an art form.

In fact, even better the second time around, I think....
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By arknoah
Re: Theoretical Hull Speed

Actually, the theoretical hull speed for mine is 6.4 knots, though unless the wind is really light, I usually start off with a reef, primarily because it's harder for me to put in a reef when the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By arknoah
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By arknoah
Theoretical Hull Speed

Yesterday was a great day. Not only did I make it out to the bay with some rather fancy maneuvering, I also got up to 7.1 mph, which is just shy of the 7.4 theoretical hull speed for my boat. This...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-08-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,455
Posted By arknoah
Re: mainsail downhaul?

This is pretty much what I do. I tie the tiller to one side so that the back-winding of the genoa keeps things under basic control. I lower the main as far as it will go, tying off the aft end with...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By arknoah
Re: Getting Back On the Water

You made a good choice. It gives you the opportunity to get your sea legs back, get clear instruction from ASA, and introduce your family to sailing as well. And the opportunity to sail lot without...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-27-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,430
Posted By arknoah
Re: Is a 32' Sailboat Over-sized for a Beginner?

Just one comment regarding living aboard, not learning to sail on either a 27 or 32 footer: a number of people will tell you to get the biggest boat you can afford. However, for ease of use, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By arknoah
Re: Captains License Downside

That's the reason I aspire to earn my license in the future. Learning and becoming more competent on the water is really the goal for me: the license is just the recognition of the competence and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By arknoah
Re: Parts for Old Pintail?

Yep. That would have been my suggestion. I used to own a SailMFG boat -- Whip Hull # 33, and thought there would be a wealth of information there. There is also a forum where you can ask questions...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By arknoah
Re: First Time Buyer Questions

You seem to have gotten a lot of good suggestions in this thread. In my opinion, two really good boats for beginning sailors are the Catalina 22 and the MacGregor 25. While they both could be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,445
Posted By arknoah
Re: Cockpit tent

Yeah. That's my inclination, too. And you could see what about the tarp works for you, and what you might gain -- if anything -- from the more formal tents that have been described here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 3,316
Posted By arknoah
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

This is pretty much my philosophy, too. I prefer to err on the side of caution, and I always put mine on while we're still in the slip and wear it until we get back and are fully secured in the slip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By arknoah
Re: mystery item from rigging

Oh wow. I was sure this was the right answer....:)
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-09-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 3,244
Posted By arknoah
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

Yeah, that's pretty much key to everything....:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By arknoah
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 5,096
Posted By arknoah
Re: Some people's children...

This negative back and forth does discourage me a bit. It's not always easy coming to the site and see people sniping at each other.

All I usually want to do is read interesting posts about my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,227
Posted By arknoah
Re: ketch or schooner

From this link and picture

1978 Freedom 40 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1978/Freedom-40-2289544/Netherlands#.VFZe7haOorY)

I would be inclined to go...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-20-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 4,200
Posted By arknoah
Re: ASA Course test

I recall that the test for 101 is pretty easy, and in my course, everyone got at least 95% according to the instructor. While I wouldn't condone the group test approach as described in the original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 15,536
Posted By arknoah
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

There is something to be said for this approach. Not long ago, I was at the marina, and noticed that lots of really nicely appointed and respected boats weren't getting out as often as I was in a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-03-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By arknoah
Re: First Boat???

I think that's the nub -- trailerable without being hard to launch yet also big enough for even overnight camping seems like a pretty big gap to bridge. As suggested for a great starter boat, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,539
Posted By arknoah
Re: My wife, the reluctant sailor

Wow. I just saw this as a really neat story about how he had a great cruise and his wife shared it with him -- her way. Seemed like a pretty good time to me....:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 5,206
Posted By arknoah
Re: What is the worst sailing or marine invention ever?

Boy, that does seem like overkill, doesn't it?:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,225
Posted By arknoah
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Oh yeah, the learn to sail on a dinghy thing. You've got a great boat, and I can tell you that if I had started on a dinghy, it wouldn't have taken me long after a few capsizes to say the hell with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,225
Posted By arknoah
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Basically, yes. I took my ASA 101 and 103 courses in 2010 (at age 53), and lots of things just didn't seem to make sense to me for awhile. Over time, though, some things will become second nature...
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