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Search: Posts Made By: sailingfool
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 151
Views: 11,696
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Actually the fact I've done that in the past is the reason I say its likely to be pointless. Hey, maybe Boston is a backwater, the OP's boat is in XXXXXX {redacted per OP}, you give Google a shot...
Forum: Chartering 10-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Online Captains License or class room?

FWIW, I got my license without taking a class. To me the big value of a class is the instructor knows the requirements to get through the process, which are almost more confusing and complex than the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,212
Posted By sailingfool
Re: RI Broker?

I would second Joe's recommednation of John, we bought through him last year and I felt he was a fair and reasonable guy to work with, seems to know the area coastal cruising market well.
Forum: Chartering 08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

No, no and well no.

Renting you a boat without an insurance rider or the equivalent for your use, or other carefully prepared legal protections, puts the boat owner at risk not only for damage you...
Forum: Racing 08-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

You want to pull the foot forward, up towards the bow, until the wind has taken the clew to the new leeward side of the mast, then release the foot and trim.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,359
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

Congratulations on selecting a beautiful boat. I've always considered my fondly-remembered C&C 30 the best instance amongst my boat ownerships. Enjoy.

I expect the main halyard does not come back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Rigging Failures

No offense to the OP intended, but his speculation as to the causes of the problems that occurred seem to reflect a limited understanding of sailing, and the blames assigned to the skipper need other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I doubt that the dacron UV shield that Doyle glued to our new 135% adds even a pound to the weight of the sail and it certainly has no effect on the general use of the sail. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I've used genoa sleeves on a set of sailing club Harbor 20s. The use of a sleeve adds about 15 minutes to the getting underway/closing up time and I considered this practice a real pain. These...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Midship Cleats...

Ideally use the same cleat that you have for your other dock lines. Be sure to have a plan to prevent the sheets hanging up on the cleat. I am planning to install a set of folding cleats for that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,131
Posted By sailingfool
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,748
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

This thread has a lot of good area info, you wont have any trouble enjoying your month:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,748
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

If chopped liver is not for you, I think this operation seems to provide a good sail experience:
Adirondack III - Boston Harbor Sailing, Sightseeing Boat Trips, Romantic Sunset Cruise, and Sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,117
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Should someone avoid buying a cruiser that was used for racing

In General you will reduce the cost of your investments if you buy a boat which has been used the same way you intend to use it: racer, daysailer, coastal cruising, bluewater, dock condo.

Buy a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-12-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

FWIW, readers will understand the post better - the right adjective is "documented", not "registered", and the result is a certificate of documentation, not a title. Registering and a title relate...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sizes of genoas

Here's how PHRF NE sets adjustments:
PHRF New England - Handicapping - Handicap Adjustments (

In these area rules there is in fact a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around

Travel along the Canal edge and the adverse current pretty much disappears.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,365
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

Pretty bad idea, see if you can get a loan and have a inboard installed.

FWIW, a former member ran a P36 with an outboard, see SV Distant Star in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,377
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Please recommend sailboat museums NE US

USS Constitution Museum, Old Ironsides, Boston, MA (

MoY at Fort Adams...
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