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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 5,130
Posted By Murph
Re: Too hot to sail...

Who'da thunk the South Fla. would be nice & cool compared the the NE this time of year?

Aaaah.....96 degrees with a "feels like" factor of 101.

Sail, water, sail, cold beer, sail, jump...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2012
Replies: 257
Views: 42,853
Posted By Murph
Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

Re: Can I sail to the Bahamas with NO experience?

Sure you can.....but I wouldn't recommend it.

I've immersed myself in all things sailing for about 10 months now, including lessons, about 20...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 8,131
Posted By Murph
Re: Got Our First Sailboat!

Congrats! Ocarina speaks truth and has big medicine......Casey will set you free! Acquire the book. I'll be watching for your pics and future posts with great anticipation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By Murph
Re: No financial crisis ?

Good answer, Owl! After studying up on slip and yard fees here I've decided to wuh.....wuh.....hang on, I'll get it out.....wait.

As painful as it is, my heart tells me to keep saving, keep...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Murph
Re: Total newbie

He's not copying Lou......must be out SAILING!

Luckyyyyy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 4,110
Posted By Murph
Re: Videos : Sailing Vancouver Islands West Coast

WOW! THAAAAANK YOOOOUUUUU for the pics & vids. With this martini I honor thee(s).
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Murph
Re: Total newbie

Welcome, congrats & good luck.

Where in Fl are you and what did you buy?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2012
Replies: 322
Views: 14,901
Posted By Murph
Re: Why all the angst against racing on Sailnet?

Just sharing a noobie perspective on this gig.....I say sail on sailor....but IMNSHO you forfeit your cool card the second you willingly compromise safety. Those few experiences made me realize...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2012
Replies: 322
Views: 14,901
Posted By Murph
Re: Why all the angst against racing on Sailnet?

Here's my nickels worth: I've spent some time with a few hard core racers on a hard core boat pushing hard core limits for nothing more than a few seconds of finish time. I might be new to the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,890
Posted By Murph
Re: Looking for a liveaboard, don't want to die in the ocean.

In decent condition till you see ‘em……these are tough environs on any boat that’s not meticulously cared for…..and those boats cost more than that $20k.
That being said, “The Journey’s the thing!” ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 6,890
Posted By Murph
Re: Looking for a liveaboard, don't want to die in the ocean.

I've been kicking tires for 8 months and I can say with some certainty that not many boats in your price range will accommodate your height, dude.....like none. Find a project boat or raise the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By Murph
Re: exercise

I sailed a sunfish for a little over an hour last night.....15-20 with twitchy little shifts from SW to to W. Between the shifts & the gusts it was all I could do to collapse on the dock upon my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2012
Replies: 206
Views: 16,752
Posted By Murph
Re: Fond Fairwell

Here's my nickle: I'm new here and might not know a doosh from a donut but I've learned a whole lot about sailing(and sailors) in a very short time on this site.

As usual, there are all sorts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 1,670
Posted By Murph
Re: New to Sailing world

Yeesh....tough room:D

Sage, get down to the marinas and yards. Kick tires, talk to folks, get invited on board. You'll find the city, then the neighborhood, then the street, then the house.
...
Forum: Racing   06-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4,139
Posted By Murph
Re: Sailing simulation software - sail shapes and wind direction

Sail Sim 5....just checked out the demo....looks SUHWEEET. Thanks Justflie....or should we call you GAMEFLIE?

This is exactly why I log on to this site.....I learn cool stuff every day.

Word
Forum: herSailNet   06-26-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 9,085
Posted By Murph
Re: Life vests for the well-endowed

Holy Shite that was funny, Jones.....I have nothing productive to add to this thread
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Murph
Re: Tired of Sailing?

Middleground/Stratford....halfway between Bridgeport, Ct and Port Jefferson, NY.....lovelay!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,834
Posted By Murph
Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

I learned to stay on the boat.

One time me & my friends jumped in and we couldn't get back on board because the topsides were too high and there was a baby on board in the cab.....wait.....that...
Forum: C & C   06-24-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Murph
Re: C&C 27 Project Boat help!

Sounds like you're committed to reincarnating the old girl. Wanna spend the best $40 of your boating life? Consider "This Old Boat" by Don Casey. It's an instructional encyclopedia for all thing...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Murph
Re: Looking to sail in Ft. Lauderdale

Owl, it looks like I'm too new to PM. I don't wanna start spamming everyone to hit the post quota....although it's tempting. You can email me from my profile or grab my contact info from GSC. I'm...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Murph
Re: Looking to sail in Ft. Lauderdale

Yeah, Betty Lou called me last week and we got that sorted out. I haven't even rigged a 420 yet but I know for a fact I'd want to double hand one first....those things are tanks compared to the 'fish...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Murph
Re: Finally bought a boat

Awesome.....Congrats! I'm in the same boat so to speak. Took some lessons, reading constantly and eyeballing used boats lustily every single day. I'm saving up for a 7-day blue water course but at...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Murph
Re: Looking to sail in Ft. Lauderdale

Thanks for the reply night0wl. As for GSC, I'm already a member! I joined in Oct. and completed the 2-day course on the Sunfish. I haven't competed in any lake races but I get down to Sailors point...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Murph
Looking to sail in Ft. Lauderdale

Anyone in SoFla looking for inexperienced crew? I have some keel boat experience and recently completed a 2-day small boat course. I see so many boats living in their slips and it kills me.....I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By Murph
Looking to sail in Ft Lauderdale

Anyone in SoFla looking for inexperienced crew? I have some keel boat experience and recently completed a 2-day small boat course. I see so many boats living in their slips and it kills me.....I...
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