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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 2,244
Posted By capecodda
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Since I've been noted as a "reference owner" of a complex 52, I thought I'd add some more detail than might be helpful.

I'm a coastal sailor that does an occasional offshore passage, one or 2...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   23 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 2,244
Posted By alanr77
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

Jim, I think your question might help me along the way as well. The amount of time people spend on their boats likely has a direct correlation to what type of gear they have. The cruiser who lives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,638
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

My suggestion--and what I have done on every new-to-me boat--is to tie some jacklines from docklines or whatever and try out different things on the water for a few weeks. It always gave me better...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 2,244
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

The answer must come from you. What do you need? What do you want? And what can you afford, both financially and with you other resources like time, skill, effort, etc. we chose a 37-footer, although...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By smurphny
Re: Before we knew better

There should be a fine for not having at least a jib up when it can catch any wind at all and add to the forward speed:-) It's always such a wonderful moment, relief, tension easing when the engine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,638
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Chances are you read that on a sailing forum... :-)

The assertion that the majority of drowned MOBs are found with their flies open has been repeated ad nauseum for as long as I can remember......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Before we knew better

While I do know a few sailboat owners that seem to motor more often than not, it's never for lack of desire. One runs a 49ft heavy cutter without powered winches and needs you at the mast to raise...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Before we knew better

One of my special pleasures was beating hard to windward against the flood on my old gaff ketch and besting some clown with his sail covers on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By scratchee
Re: Before we knew better

Somebody else said it first but I have repeated it often: a person on a powerboat is heading somewhere; a person on a sailboat is already there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,638
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Personal preference? On the high side I'm balanced on that Cabin - deck joint. And in my little fatty Catalina, leeward tends to get swept by waves in our typical conditions. High side is drier for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By alanr77
Re: Before we knew better

I think what I mean when referencing work is this: when I get in my powerboat, I turn the key and start the outboard. Then I steer towards whatever I want and get there at 35 knots, regardless of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,145
Views: 80,381
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

My friend the seamstress made me another homemade Jolly Roger, this one with a cat theme.

Lame? Probably.

Did I fly it? Heck yeah!
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Minnesail
Praise for Taylor Made Products

I just want to give some praise to Taylor Made Products.

I bought a flag kit from them for the stern of my boat. It looks great and the flag is high quality and made in the USA....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,638
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

They may be dinosaurs, but they still work very well and you could pick up a building with one.

All the best,

Gary :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 3,638
Posted By Barquito
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

I like the idea of triangulating tethers at the bow. You could have two perminantly attached tethers that meet in the middle with one clip. They would only be long enough to kneel and reach the bow....
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Siamese
Re: mainsail downhaul?

On my Catalina 28, I head into the wind while under sail (no motor), and make sure I have the slack out of the topping lift so the boom won't fall. Always double check it.

With the boat into...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,153
Views: 228,179
Posted By bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I like a nice big wheel but I'd keep it at 40" dia., maybe as much as 44" dia.. I've sailed with duel wheels starting in 1974 on the Carter 39. It was a novelty then. I think twin wheels are fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,720
Posted By alanr77
Re: Catalina 30', How seaworthy?

These threads are always fun aren't they? I think the number one spot for reoccurring threads has got to be taking a production boat offshore or not. Some would have you believe that a Catalina 30...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,153
Views: 228,179
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

If you want "fast", it looks like this boat rates around a 96...about the same as my '89 Hunter 40. So it's fast for a cruising boat. But that Elan is crazy nice. A great boat.

It just comes down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By mf70
Re: Solid Fiberglass Maintenance

Congratulations!

One thing: Your boat probably still has cored decks, so stay on the alert for water penetration or soft cores near all through-deck fasteners.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Cheap Electrical Tools = False Economy

My Multi-meter is one of those really cheap generic ones - but it does have a continuity tester - and I know I "need" a clamp meter...

But Flukes are crazy expensive for the li'l poor cruiser....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,818
Posted By azguy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,818
Posted By aeventyr60
re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

^well at least you get to practice your heavy weather skills for a few moments and then it's over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,818
Posted By TakeFive
re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

Nope, not sure of anything. Too busy trying to react to get out a yardstick.

The essence of my point is unchanged by a few inches.

His bow was high, his stern dug in (not on a plane), and he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,278
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Maintaining Good Vision

Most of the time, my dodger is not in place - I really don't like looking through that wavy plastic, either. However, when the weather is cold, and rainy, the dodger goes on and so does the full...
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