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Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 19,259
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Topping Lift

Another advantage of a topping lift is that if it is properly sized it can double as a main halyard if the dedicated halyard breaks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Companionway Steps

I just removed some 3" wide anti slip tape which had been in place for several years and had lost its effectiveness. Then took 2 Treadmaster 8 X 18" (?) pads and cut them in half lengthwise and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By Silversailor
Re: sailing around Michigan

Brad, there are lots of great harbors as you head north along the MI coast with plenty of water to accommodate your boat including (S to N) White Lake (duck inside and dock at the YC), Pentwater,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Jib/Genny sheet question

Consider using soft shackles. Easy to make.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,591
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Purchase then store, or wait?

Stumble's comments are good advice. I suggest being aboard every day and working alongside any yard employees. Then you will see/understand how things go together, problems encountered in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Silversailor
What Happened to the "Classifieds"?

With all the active viewers of this site I am surprized that there are so few Classifieds. All of us have extra "stuff". How come no one is posting it for sale?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,190
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

The Hanse 385 (or it's predecessors, the Hanse 375 or 370) satisfy your criteria. I sail a 2006 Hanse 370e, purchased new. It's a modern cruiser with a turn of speed, well constructed. A good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-22-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,190
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

Have you looked at the Hanse 385 or the Dehler 38. Both offer a significant step up from the other production boats mentioned. The new Dehler is more racer oriented than the Hanse but both have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Silversailor
Online Maintenance Log

I'm looking for a form or program for an online maintenance log that I can run on my Apple computer. It can be a simple spreadsheet program or something more. Hopefully, free. I just want to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,438
Posted By Silversailor
Re: Favorite Boat Shoe???

Rugged Shark makes a number oif 3 eyelet boat shoes available in med and wide widths. Very comfortable. Good support. Good grip. Priced cheaper than Sperry and discounted regularly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,259
Posted By Silversailor
WM Foul Weather Gear

I'm in the market for some new foul weather gear for me and the Admiral. I would appreciate some feedback on WM's gear or others that you strongly recommend. We sail Lake Michigan, both coastal and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 3,953
Posted By Silversailor
I have a 2006 HAnse 370e, hull #9, and absolutely...

I have a 2006 HAnse 370e, hull #9, and absolutely love my boat. This is my 5th sailboat, including 13 years as a Pearson owner. The hull is very stiff and strong and I'm glad that I chose the "e"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
Posted By Silversailor
I too recommend the Hanse. They are unique boats...

I too recommend the Hanse. They are unique boats with very modern sail plans (all boats 30-65') are rigged with self tacking jibs and large (but not unmanagable) mains, modern hull design for...
Forum: Racing   10-27-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By Silversailor
I've just started to race and skipper as well. ...

I've just started to race and skipper as well. After a few "around the can" club races and some distance (70-200 mile) races ZI'm just beginning to learn a few things. Here's some food for thought:...
Forum: Chartering   09-22-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,142
Posted By Silversailor
5 Wk VI Charter Wanted

My wife and I are experience sailors who have chartered directly from owners for about 4-5 years. We are looking for a 35-45'' modern monohull in the US or Brit VIs for a 5 wk charter beginning...
Forum: Chartering   09-22-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By Silversailor
VI Catamaran wanted

I need a 3-4 stateroom cat in either the American VIs or the BVIs for 7-10 days either mid-Feb or the last week in March. I prefer to rent directly from (or at least through) an owner. My wife and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 2,503
Posted By Silversailor
STACK PACK/SAILS

I am cosidering switching from a standard sail cover to a stack pack (made popular by Doyle). Also considering a new main and genoa. Any experience/recommendations with the stack pack? Any...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-28-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By Silversailor
LOOKING FOR BOAT

My wife and I are experienced sailors. We sail our Pearson 34 on Lake Michigan and have spent the last 6 winters, 4-6 wks, sailing private boats in the Caribbean. We are loking to rent a private...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2001
Replies: 36
Views: 11,105
Posted By Silversailor
Boat buying advice for 35''''+ range

Ditto on the post 1985 Pearson 36. I have sailed Pearsons for 9 years and they are solid, well built, good sailing boats. You should be able yo pick up a nicely equipped P-36, 1987-89 for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Silversailor
BVI DOCKAGE

Nanny Cay is probably your best spot. My wife and I are experienced sailors who have rented private sailboats directly from owners in the Caribbean for the past several years. We would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By Silversailor
CHARTER YOUR BOAT???

If your sail boat is in the Bahamas, VI''s, Grenadines, or other southern cruising ground would you consider chartering it to me and my bride? We are experienced sailors, with our own Pearson 34 in...
Forum: Chartering   08-28-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 4,081
Posted By Silversailor
BVI, St. Martin or Antigua

While St Martin etc is certainly dfferent sailing than the VIs it is still great. Anguilla is a wonderful place. The main bay is spacious and almost empty, and the people warm and friendly with...
Forum: Chartering   08-28-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,086
Posted By Silversailor
I WANT TO CHARTER YOUR BOAT

My wife and I are experienced sailors. We sail our Pearson 34 in Lake Michigan, spring, summer and fall. Each of the last 6 winters we have spent 2-6 weeks sailing in the Caribbean on private...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 942
Posted By Silversailor
BAHAMAS/CARIBBEAN BOAT WANTED

My bride and I are experienced sailors. We have maintained a boat on Lake Michigan for 15 years and have spent from 2-5 weeks of each of the past 6 years sailing in the VIs, Lesser Antilles, etc. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 4,082
Posted By Silversailor
Pearson 303/O''''Day 30/Catalina30

I owned a 1986 Pearson 33 for 8 years and now own a 1990 Pearson 34. I think that they are much better built boats than Catalina, Hunter etc. Take a look at the older Pearson 323, 34 and 35. Buy...
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