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Search: Posts Made By: pkrupela
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-31-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 2,099
Posted By pkrupela
Catalina 27 or 30

I have to echo the sentiments of Greg Peterson. I also had it in my mind to buy a C27 but after seeing just how much more room there was on a C30 the decision was easy. In So. Cal., where I sail,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-31-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 5,237
Posted By pkrupela
Catalina 27 or 30

I own a C30 and have sailed both. PHRF of So. Cal. rates the C30 at 192 and the C27 at 207. I agree - the big difference is in comfort as both are great boats for coastal cruising. The C30''s...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-20-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By pkrupela
Want to Crew Dana Pt.

Mark, Sarah

Email me at and we can talk about going out. Sorry, I haven''t been monitoring the list much lately.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,200
Posted By pkrupela
Sea Sick info needed

Luckily, I rarely if ever get seasick - my gf on the other hand usually does. She''s tried everything - and the one thing that always works is oral scopolamine... not available in the US (the...
Forum: Racing 08-03-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,635
Posted By pkrupela
Racing crew in Dana Point, CA

I sail a 1988 C30 out of Dana Point. Fairly experienced and the boat is pretty well set up for racing, but my gf has no interest in it. So if there is anyone (preferably with some experience) that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-03-2001
Replies: 60
Views: 7,614
Posted By pkrupela
Dumb question on shoes

for sailing school - nothing wrong with white soled tennis shoes either.... I''ve found that tennis shoe style boat shoes give more support... I personally use Teva''s but Sperry, Harken and others...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-03-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 3,629
Posted By pkrupela

not to try to simplify things - because sail trim really does take a lot of study and practice to get it right... but you typically tack while beating to windward... therefore your mainsheet should...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-03-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 5,682
Posted By pkrupela
Prop walk - Catalina 30

I also had this problem - especially in my last slip, where I had to back to starboard in a narrow channel. Until I got the hang of it, I had all sorts of problems. I found that by giving the boat...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 08-02-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,352
Posted By pkrupela
Want to Crew Dana Pt.

I sail my Catalina 30 out of Dana Point most weekends... Where did you do your sail training? Always looking for reliable crew.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-14-2001
Replies: 63
Views: 13,832
Posted By pkrupela
Heeling Paranoia

I had to look at this thread since my gf has some degree of heeling paranoia - oh, by the way, we own a Catalina 30. First of all, boats like Catalinas, Hunters, Beneteaus, etc. do best when sailed...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 06-14-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By pkrupela
Crewing in San Diego

I have a Catalina 30 in Dana Point - if you want to drive up (not that far depending on where in SD you live), let me know. Most weekends and the occasional weekday are free.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-29-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 747
Posted By pkrupela

Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-29-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,455
Posted By pkrupela
Crew San Diego

I live in San Clemente, so it''s an easy 45 minute drive to SD for the day. I have taken a number of sailing classes from dinghies to keelboats to coastal navigation, and Sunday is a good day for me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-09-2001
Replies: 19
Views: 10,898
Posted By pkrupela
Bluewater Cruisers

C&C and Tartan are not of the bombproof quality as some of the boats listed, such as Pacific Seacraft, Cabo Rico, Tayana, Passport, etc. but are more suited for long-distance cruising than Catalina,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2001
Replies: 19
Views: 10,898
Posted By pkrupela
Bluewater Cruisers

Add Cabo Rico to that list also - and Rob Homan - where is that Catalina 30 located, if it''s left coast, I may be interested.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-03-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By pkrupela
Day sailor in Dana point, Ca wanted


I live in San Clemente, and have limited sailing experience (sailing with friends over the years). I do have a lot of experience on the water however, and owned a power boat out of Dana...
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