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Forum: Learning to Sail   12-19-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By poorfatjames
Welllll.... Maybe I'll just get a...

Welllll....
Maybe I'll just get a laser/sunfish/force 5 to learn on. There are lots of those around the city for under $600. I'll learn on that and just crew on those big 18' boats.
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-18-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By poorfatjames
I've been looking at some of the boats and...

I've been looking at some of the boats and guidelines suggested, and have three in mind.

As far as learning to sail is concerned, would I be at a real disadvantage in a 5000 lbs 26' vs. a 2100...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By poorfatjames
cost of slips around Galveston Bay?

Can anyone give me an idea of slip cost around the west Galveston Bay/clear Lake area for a 26' boat? I can't seem to get any numbers out of the few places that have web sites.

Any tips on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By poorfatjames
Yes, I'm seeing the same problem. I'm new here...

Yes, I'm seeing the same problem. I'm new here and have been reading lots of old posts with messed up quotes and "&"s.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2006
Replies: 92
Views: 11,476
Posted By poorfatjames
No, it was overbudget because a tropical storm...

No, it was overbudget because a tropical storm destroyed the biggest set in the movie. And sea sickness, and delays in shooting, and a MYSTERIOUS DEATH. That story might have been more interesting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-17-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 8,052
Posted By poorfatjames
Smallest boat for 100 miles into Gulf of Mexico?

What would be good sailboats for going 100 miles out of Galveston into the Gulf and back? (specifically, to the Stetson and Flower Garden Banks- on this map, the first and second western most orange...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-17-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By poorfatjames
JM Yachts? I think that's right next to Bay Area...

JM Yachts? I think that's right next to Bay Area Sailing School, where I'm taking the class. If I have time I'll pop in.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2006
Replies: 140
Views: 9,194
Posted By poorfatjames
+1 lol best answer

+1

lol

best answer
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-13-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By poorfatjames
Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and...

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and suggestions.



I guess I'd like to be able to set anchor and stay overnight on the water, even if I didn't do that every time. I don't even know what...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-12-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 8,627
Posted By poorfatjames
small beginner boat to learn on and sleep in?

I would like to get a boat that I could learn to sail on (I'm taking an ASA 101 basic keelboat class this weekend). Because I would have to drive about an hour to an hour and a half to actualy go...
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