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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By DSnider748
I totally agree with Overboard... Set the Jib for...

I totally agree with Overboard... Set the Jib for best performance, and concentrate on the Mainsail. The Jib is allows the sailboat to point like an arrow head, delivering excellent control with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By DSnider748
Been my experience that you have the core set of...

Been my experience that you have the core set of skills to provide emergency repair, and maintenance. With that said, you will be more than busy, and achieve self satisfaction with maintance, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By DSnider748
Smile I was hanging on the side, as she began to sail without me

I have been solo sailing a 15 Ft. Sloop for several months now. Early on, I learned that when all Helter Skelter was all too often breaking loose, I found myself swinging wildly for something to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 2,677
Posted By DSnider748
You did a great job of "think fast", managed the...

You did a great job of "think fast", managed the OMG, and resolved the issues to have a nice day. Trust me, this will be just the 1st of many lessons you will never forget.

I've sailing for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By DSnider748
Outstanding! Your 1st voyage out, and no OMG...

Outstanding! Your 1st voyage out, and no OMG stories, which challenge you to not return. You make it sound so easy, and capable of being a no-brainer...

I've been sailing now for months,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By DSnider748
Yes, I completely agree with you, and this is a...

Yes, I completely agree with you, and this is a very important point for both of us. A spotter can only judge the mast height as it comes into potential contact with a hazard, while the spotter is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By DSnider748
Lesson Learned: Mast caught in tree limbs

I had just spent 1.5 hours rigging the 15 Ft. Sloop at a new docking location at the lake. Being fully aware of the mast which extends approximately 28 Ft high, physically walked the route to the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-06-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,181
Posted By DSnider748
You should be able to buy a highly functional...

You should be able to buy a highly functional (may not be the prettiest, but everything is in respectable shape) for along the lines of $800 to $1600 (including trailor)... for a Day Sailor along the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-06-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,405
Posted By DSnider748
Recently, I became aware of the same issue; while...

Recently, I became aware of the same issue; while tacking close hauled for both port side and starboard side, I encoutered distinctly different handling and speed differences. Thinking about the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-04-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 19,917
Posted By DSnider748
Feedback and Advice on turning up wind in a big gale

Wow, what a story; sounds familiar. Here is my review and advice on how to turn from down wind, to up wind in high winds.

* Absolutely get a Jib for your boat. Your boat was made to sail with...
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