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Forum: Racing   04-14-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By danield515
What is the best One design for..?

In the St. Pete area your boat is really going to depend on what type of budget you have.
Forum: Racing   04-14-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 3,954
Posted By danield515
jib inhauler ?

Nikos, there are many other ways to start pointing higher. Less cunningham and outhual, mast rake, sail selection, and sail trim. For a boat of your size I would try these things first if your...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-07-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 7,352
Posted By danield515
small rooftop sailboats

I own and am looking to sell my Minifish due to the fact that I need to race. It is a great boat that is easily handled. AMF alcort stoped making them in the 1985 range. My boat is an 1981 and is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-30-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,643
Posted By danield515
boom vang for 20ft boat

I would not feel safe with 660lbs. I would use jeff''s cascade idea which would give you 1320lbs and piece of mind.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 2,242
Posted By danield515
Sail brands

Pick a loft that is close to you. You will get much more out of your money if you do. Sailmakers want to have their name known as the best in the area, and will gladly help you in tuning, repairs,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By danield515
Sail Care

Jeff is quite right on that one. Washing your sails in a machine should only be done by a pro! Washing them yourself is a big no no. The fabric''s fill and warp threads will soften very quickly, they...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-18-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By danield515
Available to crew in Tampa Bay

Same area here! Well, Sarasota FL. Young, yet experianced in boats both big and small. Trapeze boats, Most dinghys, 20 footer range, race boats, ketches, up to 130 ft. Schooners. Light, strong,...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   11-18-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By danield515
New Zealand sailing

You may want to check with Oracle Racing at oracleracing.com? I think thats the site.
Forum: Racing   11-18-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 6,937
Posted By danield515
Vanguard 15 dinghy stuff

Sorry I didnt see miahmouses post above! I agree with her on all except the leeward bit, althought the skipper is on the low side this is not at that time leeward.
Forum: Racing   11-18-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 6,937
Posted By danield515
Vanguard 15 dinghy stuff

The V-15 has a completely different hull shape than a 470! We have found that in running it is much faster to sail a higher angle yet still wing and wing with weight to windward. The skipper should...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-16-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 5,374
Posted By danield515
Bungee Cord

Im with jeff on this. An important thing to remember that shockcord left in tension, will stretch out untill it no longer will no longer go any further. When not in use for a long period of time...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-16-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By danield515
Is sailing for me?

As far as your wieght affecting the boat''s speed, this is not always true. In medium to high winds your weight would accually be an advantage! In light winds you could easily make up for your extra...
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