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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,696
Posted By CapnA
I can't really speak about Rangers, but I have a...

I can't really speak about Rangers, but I have a 1984 C&C 32. I can tell you that I love the boat. It is extremely well built, and it sails well in most wind conditions. Due to its displacement,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,520
Posted By CapnA
I've owned Sunfish and Lasers over the years. ...

I've owned Sunfish and Lasers over the years. The Laser is more fun to sail (quicker and more strings to "tweak"), but there is nothing quicker than a Sunfish to rig and launch.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 8,285
Posted By CapnA
My father looked at buying one new back in the...

My father looked at buying one new back in the early 1980's. It's been a number of years since I sailed on a Mega, but I recall that they are somewhat tricky to sail to their potential. Don't get me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 13,398
Posted By CapnA
We sail on the upper Chesapeake and use our...

We sail on the upper Chesapeake and use our asymmetrical spinnaker a fair amount. As a previous poster mentioned, the north/south alignment of the bay with light summer winds make it ideal for using...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,925
Posted By CapnA
I bought a Cal25 (Mk 1) for less than $2000 in...

I bought a Cal25 (Mk 1) for less than $2000 in decent condition. They were pretty sturdy boats, and they sail great. Not tender for its size. We routinely had it out in 25+ winds. The one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3,405
Posted By CapnA
We always keep a bunch of "dollar store specials"...

We always keep a bunch of "dollar store specials" down at the boat for our daughter. Things like little rubber dinosaurs, plastic animals and my little pony, etc. Basically, small cheap toys that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,546
Posted By CapnA
The admiral may not realize it, but a shower on a...

The admiral may not realize it, but a shower on a smaller boat really is not all that pleasant experience. Most smaller boats have somewhat crampted heads, and it can be hard to move around while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By CapnA
C&C definitely should be on your list. They are...

C&C definitely should be on your list. They are fast, and the construction quality is excellent.

In the Tartan line, I really liked the Tartan 33. Big cockpit, nice layout below. It has a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By CapnA
Kevin - You're going through one of the most...

Kevin -

You're going through one of the most exciting and intense experiences of a lifetime. Enjoy every minute of it!

Definitely shoot me a message in another month or so, and we'll get you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By CapnA
Congratulations Kevin! Having a baby puts a...

Congratulations Kevin! Having a baby puts a whole new perspective on things. We we didn't take our daughter sailing until after her first birthday, but she has pretty much grown up on the water. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-09-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By CapnA
For reasons that I don't fully understand, the...

For reasons that I don't fully understand, the North East River seems to be secret to people in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. North East has a great crabhouse ("Woody's") where cold beer and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By CapnA
Kevin - Thanks for your comments. It is a...

Kevin -

Thanks for your comments. It is a nice place, and the people are really friendly and approachable. As you mentioned, it is about as north as you can get in the Chesapeake. We even have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-01-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 8,719
Posted By CapnA
Congratulations on your purchase. I also (more...

Congratulations on your purchase. I also (more or less) gave up golf a few years ago for sailing. I didn't belong to a club, but I found that I no longer had enough time to play. Now I can spend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By CapnA
After years of owning a vintage Cal25, I looked...

After years of owning a vintage Cal25, I looked at a Cal31 when it was time to buy a larger boat. I liked the 31. They are pretty quick, as reflected by their PHRF. The build quality is fairly...
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