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Search: Posts Made By: emcentar
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By emcentar
Re: Words of Wisdom; Words of Warning

I can't believe you aren't getting more stories in this thread. I've only had my boat half a season and I have one.

The first sail I took on my new-to-me Pearson 28-2, when I raised the main, it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By emcentar
Re: I've never splashed before

Another 'spring chicken' here, doing research. Is it correct to assume the reason most of the boats sink are open seacocks?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 8,573
Posted By emcentar
Re: Where should we retire with our boat?

Right now my retirement dream is to have three places: little studio in NYC, a cabin in the Adirondacks (for summer), and a little cabana on the beach in Tulum, Mexico (winter). I'll AirBnB the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,295
Posted By emcentar
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

Perfect short-handed docking. Actually, I'll settle for doing it without sweaty palms and a racing heart.

Actually, it's a big learning year for me. New boat and only half a sailing season with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By emcentar
Re: Polar Vortex

It didn't even occur to me to worry about risk to my engine from the wind, so clearly I'm not worried enough. What's the risk there?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By emcentar
Polar Vortex

I'm sitting in my apartment listening to the howling wind and very nervous about my boat, which I left in the water this winter (first winter with the boat). The Chesapeake is a fairly warm body of...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-02-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 3,202
Posted By emcentar
Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season

New pelican hooks on the lifelines, replacing cotter pins, adding a mid-ship cleat and a whole host of minor issues that came up on my survey this summer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 4,882
Posted By emcentar
Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing

Does anyone here own a pair? Both the hype and the hyperbole might be premature, I understand from people who do own a pair of Google Glass that they just don't really work that well. The only use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

Not yet, I haven't. I'm still worried about flunking the boat check-out, since I haven't caught a mooring buoy since my first sailing class five years ago and I have to remind myself how my own...
Forum: herSailNet 12-02-2013
Replies: 129
Views: 10,171
Posted By emcentar
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

There should be a thread on what makes a great sailing marriage.

I'm the partner who really loves to sail, loves it so much I had to have a boat. My savings paid for the boat and I pay the slip...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

After much research into other options I agree this advice is probably spot on. But this is our first year with our own boat (purchased in July) and we're still pretty inexperienced. It's a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

I checked out The Bitter End Yacht Club and it looked great! Perfect, in fact. I was all set to tell the wife that we were headed there for a winter break -- and then I priced it. I'm sure it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,520
Posted By emcentar
Re: Admiral wont let me name the boat "Bikini Bottom"

To those who council you that there are other fish in the sea, you should also take heed that this boat name is likely to also repell any women you would like to date. "It's a SpoungeBob Squarepants...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By emcentar
Re: Educated decision.

My suggestion is going to be a little unusual. I would first invest a little effort and funds into making sailing an enjoyable experience for your wife. The more you can get her to share your love...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,715
Posted By emcentar
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

I'm curious about this question too, since this is my first winter with the boat. Let me rephrase the question, though.

My boat is winterized, in the water, and has no cover. It's an hour drive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

I've already winterized the boat. Maybe I'll sail through future winters once I'm more experienced, but judging by the number of 'winterized' tags on the boats in my marina, I'm not alone in sitting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

Madeira is a lovely suggestion, and although I've been to Portugal twice, I've never been there. But getting to Portugal from the U.S. is expensive, for reasons that seem to have less to do with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,381
Posted By emcentar
Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

Does anyone here have suggestions for a winter getaway for newbie sailors? I'm planning a vacation in late winter, and ideally, would like something with some access to sailing, or is on a sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,328
Posted By emcentar
Re: Sailing is better than sex...

If you think the wife won't get jealous if you sail with someone else then you just haven't found female sailor companions yet. ;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By emcentar
Re: Used Sailboat asking price / purchase price reality

How long the boat has been on the market is often a reasonable indicator of how much it has been overpriced relative to its true market value.*

*Usual caveats apply, especially in this case: the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-17-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,726
Posted By emcentar
Re: Warning warning advertising for paying crew

Out of curiosity, I did click through the other reviews of this company (which are presumably removed from the original post but were easy to find as not all references to the boat name have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By emcentar
Re: sailing on work nights

Wouldn't it be easier to just leave work sooner?

I agree, these 6:30 pm sunsets are for the birds. But I can barely steer a path through the crab pots in broad daylight. Add solo sailing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 3,524
Posted By emcentar
Re: "Paying" friends wanting to go on the boat.

What about AirBnB? Plenty of people appear to have their boats listed as informal hotel rooms. See for example:

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/629731
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 5,553
Posted By emcentar
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

I'm so sorry to hear that. Boxers are wonderful dogs. My current girl is my second boxer. I lost my first to cancer at 13 after a good long life - and did exactly what you are doing, palliative...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By emcentar
Re: More beginning sailing technique questions

I may be too new a sailor myself to give advice, but I have noticed that downwind sailing in waves I need to be much more conservative in my angle to the wind because the waves are also 'steering the...
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