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Search: Posts Made By: kwaltersmi
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

square wave = short, choppy and steep waves with a short period. They seem to have "sharp" edges that pound a hull unlike the often more rounded swells on the ocean.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,970
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

True enough, the NOAA radio forecast almost always states a chance of showers and thunderstorms. I'm less worried about thunderstorms and squalls then I am about heavy seas. You can reef, drop...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,970
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

In good condition, the Cat/O'day/Hunter would all serve your needs. I recommend making sure whatever you get has a very reliable outboard so that you can choose conservative (read low wind) weather...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Keel Position & Forward Movement Question

You'll likely want your swing keel fully extended beneath the boat for any upwind work. Make sure you've got your sails sheeted in and your main's traveler and boom up to windward as far they'll go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 10,577
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

s/v Panache (http://sailpanache.com/sample-page)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Anchor lights

Very organic anchor light! Does it flash green at sundown?

Speaking of solar anchor lights, what do you think about carrying something like this solar powered LED from Carmanah...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,120
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Miami to Bimini

For what it's worth, here's some perspective from a couple who recently made the crossing on their Catalina 34:

Blog Post: Bahamas PassageTurf to SurfBahamas passage: Take two | Turf to Surf...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-02-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,887
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Island Packet and Cape Dory 33- 40 range.

Another interesting unique feature of IP's is that they use proprietary resin "Polycore" filler for deck core instead of balsa or other wood. Not sure if this is better or worse than anything else,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Splashified!!!

Always a good feeling to see them float for the first time each year. Happy sailing!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-26-2009
Replies: 158
Views: 44,125
Posted By kwaltersmi
Good list CD. Well thought out. How do you...

Good list CD. Well thought out.

How do you feel about life rafts?

I'm still not sold on radar as a necessity. I agree they are a nice luxury. However, they draw a lot of power when active....
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