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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By jhorsager
I thought I did. All the things that you...

I thought I did. All the things that you mentioned exist in Virtual Sailor. I suggested you maybe take a look at that for inspiration.

Different boats, rigs, sails, instruments, maps,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By jhorsager
What you're describing already exists, right down...

What you're describing already exists, right down to the reefs, charts and instruments. It's called Virtual Sailor (http://www.hangsim.com/vs/).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,525
Posted By jhorsager
My advice would be to take a look at some of the...

My advice would be to take a look at some of the applications that already exist, like Virtual Sailor (http://www.hangsim.com/vs/). Incidentaly, this particular application is easily modded if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By jhorsager
It's a table (brand = Tide), that when rotated...

It's a table (brand = Tide), that when rotated 180 degrees, offers a very different functionality to the user. Thus the phrase, "the tides have turned."

It is required equipment in U.S. and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,232
Posted By jhorsager
I would add Pacific Seacraft's Dana 24...

I would add Pacific Seacraft's Dana 24 (http://bluewaterboats.org/dana-24/) to this list, though they certainly aren't cheap.

I think I'd also add the Nor'Sea 27, the PSC Orion 27, and the PSC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 6,232
Posted By jhorsager
You might want to consider chartering and renting...

You might want to consider chartering and renting boats, as well as crewing on other peoples boats. That way you both learn and get a feel for what type of boat would suit you without plunking down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,145
Posted By jhorsager
Sailing Directions

"Sailing Directions" published by the NGA, along with their other publications, can also come in handy: NGA Publications...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 7,207
Posted By jhorsager
Not that I'm advocating it -- but the liveaboard...

Not that I'm advocating it -- but the liveaboard population in Seattle contains a high percentage of sneakaboards. Some do it because the slip fees are higher for liveaboards, and some do it because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 13,059
Posted By jhorsager
"With Jean-du-Sud Around the World"

Thanks for the tip. I can't believe I've never seen this. I found it here: With Jean du Sud Around the World (http://www.thesailingchannel.tv/jean-du-sud/index.html). Amazon lists it as 'out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-21-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 7,429
Posted By jhorsager
I've never sailed one, but I've heard good...

I've never sailed one, but I've heard good things. Supposedly they're very seaworthy and stoutly constructed. I've actually never seen a Nor'Sea that wasn't the aft cabin layout. I'd be curious to...
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