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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,092
Posted By grmitche
Catalina 27 - knew a guy in SF that lived on 1...

Catalina 27 - knew a guy in SF that lived on 1 for a couple years after a divorce. It worked well. Head, etc. There are a couple on the east coast for <$10k, sail it home.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-03-2010
Replies: 280
Views: 86,487
Posted By grmitche
Years of racing on SF Bay I've got plenty of...

Years of racing on SF Bay I've got plenty of examples - but none more memorable than when I was asked to come help train some newbies on an Olson 30. Masthead kite - 20+ knots near the golden gate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By grmitche
There used to be a rule of thumb that 35-40% plus...

There used to be a rule of thumb that 35-40% plus would be a "stiff" boat - but that is when all boats had slack bilges. Nowadays most boats have a pretty sharp turn to the bilge and get much more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 26,078
Posted By grmitche
Andersen winches sent me replacement drums for 10...

Andersen winches sent me replacement drums for 10 year old, out of warranty winches - that had issues with the top plastic spring. All for the cost of return shipping. excellent service.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 19,087
Posted By grmitche
If I get to florida - I'll look you up for sure. ...

If I get to florida - I'll look you up for sure. Might happen around year-end.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,656
Posted By grmitche
I would not want to be on a 54' boat that truly...

I would not want to be on a 54' boat that truly pitchpoled. There's almost no way the mast would've survived or the people without injuries. I've been on boats (skiffs and small multihulls) and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 19,087
Posted By grmitche
We had our first family cruise this summer on our...

We had our first family cruise this summer on our Contour 34 - and while it was great - the appeal of something like the rigid deck of the wharram would have been even better. I've not sailed one -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,563
Posted By grmitche
I had the monohull - and decided to go multi for...

I had the monohull - and decided to go multi for several reasons. I realized that we didn't really use the interior space that much and that deck space was much more important. With 2 small kids, the...
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