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Search: Posts Made By: FirstCandC
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 6,984
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

To the original poster, I am also a big dreamer, with huge aspirations of going abroad.

But like you, I am fortunate enough to be close to many great sailing areas. There is nothing wrong with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By FirstCandC
Defender Sale

Oh no, here we go again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,106
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

They sure are beautiful. I know you only have to do this once in a blue moon, but has anyone ever pulled the prop shaft on one? Seems like it would be a nightmare.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: "Other" sailing mags

Another free jewel:
SOUTHWINDS | Southern & Florida Sailing Magazine (

Always good for a few pages every morning!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: "Other" sailing mags

SpinSheet - Chesapeake Bay Sailing (

The magazine is free if you can find it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Book list link?

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Claiborne Young passes

I am very sorry to hear of his passing. His site has always been a great resource.
Further condolences can be made there at Cruiser's Net | Cruisers Helping Cruisers (
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: New owner of an old 505...

Welcome! You have bought the sailing equivalent of a go-cart on nitrous oxide. Once you learn to figure that thing out, there will be MANY happy days with that boat.
Here is another link:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,336
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I hope none of the exercises listed here will have any effect on your trip, but there is some info in the second post on this page:
Cruiser's Net Ľ NORTH CAROLINA ? All Cruising News...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,042
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

Barry you have me drooling over autopilots now. Life stinks on a windy day singlehanded at the mast with no autopilot. The boat won't stay pointed into the wind for long.

My main halyard goes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,042
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

Beej, I am a noob, too. You are one season behind me, but likely to pass me in skills soon! The only time I am behind the wheel is when under motor. I am constantly checking my gauges and looking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Getting into sailing

You guys are rough on us newbies!!
Cabin Boy Dance - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,035
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

Continue to learn.
Somehow shorten the maintenance/to-do list to get ready for longer trips.
SOLO to Cape Lookout.
SOLO to Ocracoke.
Teach the Admiral as much as I can.
More overnights on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6,108
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Newbie buying a dirt cheap liveaboard...

You will be shweaty, broke, and sunburnt. You may get malaria from the man-eating mosquitos, or pneumonia from the ridiculous moisture level every time it rains. You will learn to drink your adult...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Weather

Weather History for New Bern, NC | Weather Underground (
I tried to send a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

Here is a link to the US Power Squadron:
USPS Educational Department (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 5,442
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

Wow, we can't see the forest for the trees!!! The obvious question should be, how does your boat sail?? It looks like a blast!

You just had to mention the GoPro, didn't you marcusc? Now that is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: Complete Newbie...No Idea What I'm Doing...

The Alberg 30 Sailboat : (
They are pretty boats. There is a lot of info on them, including this site. Not much tankage and space.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 5,904
Posted By FirstCandC
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