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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By CambridgeKid
Real Life Weather Scenario

With tropical storm Bret moving north in the Atlantic, I have two questions for you guys to kick around.

1.) My friends are in the midst of an Atlantic crossing. Their last known position (8 hours...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By CambridgeKid
I think the reason he turned back before was that...

I think the reason he turned back before was that he was singlehanded. Part of me says, "Aha, so it was singlehanded...surely he can do it better crewed." But the other part says, "Wait, why was he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By CambridgeKid
I just meant that they depart this week... for...

I just meant that they depart this week... for the three week (or so) trip.

Honestly, I don't know them well. I get good vibes from them...the skipper's been sailing for 10 years or so... he's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By CambridgeKid
Am I crazy if...

...I cross the Atlantic this week in a Gulfstar 50 with two others despite the fact that I have a mere 10 hours of sailing experience? I figure...what better way to learn? But then I also think...no,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By CambridgeKid
All-- If this guy were to go ahead and buy...

All--

If this guy were to go ahead and buy Boat X, what's the likelihood he can resell it later at the same price? If there's not much change in price I suppose there's not much risk in 'finding...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By CambridgeKid
This sounds pretty great. I'll PM you.

This sounds pretty great. I'll PM you.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 7,045
Posted By CambridgeKid
I guess I worry about getting in over my head,...

I guess I worry about getting in over my head, but your advice seems sound. I'm thinking two months taking lessons here in the harbor and sailing with friends to get some one-on-one instruction is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-20-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By CambridgeKid
Thanks a lot. I'll take a look.

Thanks a lot. I'll take a look.
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-20-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 7,045
Posted By CambridgeKid
How much experience before...

How much sailing experience is it worth having before buying your own boat? I have zero at the moment. How much time did you spend on another's boat before you made the plunge and bought your first?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-20-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By CambridgeKid
Hello from Boston

Hi, all.

I'm in Boston and know absolutely nothing about sailing, but I'm told you eat an elephant one bite at a time, so I'm starting here.

If you're also in the Boston area and would like to...
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