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Search: Posts Made By: PJFORD
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,734
Posted By PJFORD
Re: beachable/groundable trailer sailer

Sandpiper 565; Hurly;Macgregor;Siren 17;Precision 21; Just to name a few, Good Luck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 9,705
Posted By PJFORD
Re: Center Cockpit Versus Aft Cockpit

Remember the Irwins; give me a 34-37 ft center cockpit aft cabin ketch! Now you're talkin'!
Forum: herSailNet 03-12-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 5,969
Posted By PJFORD
Re: Women and men brains...

Just remember we can only perfuse one at a time! In between we're almost normal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,015
Posted By PJFORD
Re: Considering a Hunter 27 as a first boat on Lake Michigan

There's no "wrong" boat just the one you traded for the one you now have, Happy Sailing!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2012
Replies: 513
Views: 113,329
Posted By PJFORD
Love all those pics! Don't you wish you could...

Love all those pics! Don't you wish you could "bottle"the energy and enthusiam of the young?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2011
Replies: 513
Views: 113,329
Posted By PJFORD
Awesome pics! thanks for posting them for all to...

Awesome pics! thanks for posting them for all to enjoy while "armchair" sailing.
Forum: herSailNet 12-07-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 9,190
Posted By PJFORD
Just to clarify; I'm still married, 40 yrs. on...

Just to clarify; I'm still married, 40 yrs. on April 8, 2012. What is still difficult for her to comprehend is, that it was about being together, enjoying life, never to escape it. I believe it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 26,165
Posted By PJFORD
Using the vang attached to the toe rail on my...

Using the vang attached to the toe rail on my boat allowed for a much more stable downwind wing-on-wing arrangement. Of course conditions always dictate sailset (rolling heavily can be perilous), and...
Forum: herSailNet 12-07-2011
Replies: 65
Views: 9,190
Posted By PJFORD
I hope you can pull it off and get away for...

I hope you can pull it off and get away for awhile! Too many people can't seem to let go of the imagined security of jobs and housing. I know first hand; I prepared the boat (c&c Wave 26 / shoal...
Forum: herSailNet 11-30-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,850
Posted By PJFORD
You already know this line; "If GOD meant us to...

You already know this line; "If GOD meant us to wear clothes, we would have been born with them on". Last baby I helped deliver was all shiny and new and "buck naked".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By PJFORD
Sailing; The fine art of getting wet and becoming...

Sailing; The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense. What a JOY!!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By PJFORD
Welcome ! Check out the Cedar Creek Small Boat...

Welcome ! Check out the Cedar Creek Small Boat Festival on sunny Florida's Gulf side. A great way to get acquainted !
Forum: SailNet FAQ 09-25-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,168
Posted By PJFORD
Often trolled while crossing Lake St. Clair;...

Often trolled while crossing Lake St. Clair; picked up several smaller muskies doing this; also jigged the Detroit river for walleye while drifting ( got plenty of offers for a tow! ha, ha). Adds a...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 09-09-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 7,168
Posted By PJFORD
Check out the lastest/fastest growing trend in...

Check out the lastest/fastest growing trend in southern flats fishing, sit-on top kayaks! They stow readily on deck, very stable, serve as second dinghy, great shallow water stealthy boat and a blast...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 09-09-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By PJFORD
I always choose the main; better control (you can...

I always choose the main; better control (you can "back" it if needed), and generally the main will not hoist well off the wind so heading-up leaves you with a flogging genny/jib while you raise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By PJFORD
Life jackets are no guarantee of survival,...

Life jackets are no guarantee of survival, although they greatly inhance it. I wonder why more people don't use jack-lines/harnesses when at sea during unsettled weather? My back is still sore from...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-31-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 12,963
Posted By PJFORD
Down our way we refer to coming in to fast as the...

Down our way we refer to coming in to fast as the "E-Q", as in entertainment quotient; it rises exponentially with boat speed as a boat approaches and other owners scramble to "fend-off" the clown...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,600
Posted By PJFORD
When to go and how?

It's been said many times that if you wait 'till everything is perfect, you'll never go at all. That being said, one does have to be prepared and more importantly, to know the limits of yourselves...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By PJFORD
Wow!! Etherial , existential; beauty is in the...

Wow!! Etherial , existential; beauty is in the eyes of the "beer holder", and everything looks better at closing time. Hope this doesn't rock your boat.
Forum: herSailNet 08-22-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,850
Posted By PJFORD
We're supposed to wear clothes?? Nobody told...

We're supposed to wear clothes?? Nobody told me!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,782
Posted By PJFORD
Had a "California" dodger (full height and length...

Had a "California" dodger (full height and length of cockpit) and we loved it. Pedestal table flipped up, feet up, music on, pour the wine ,life is good!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-11-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 8,971
Posted By PJFORD
If you enjoy the limited range of a keelboat...

If you enjoy the limited range of a keelboat (weight and all) as i did for the 10 years i sailed my c&c 27, go as big as you like or can handle, life is short! On the other hand there is the axiom...
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