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Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By wandering.star
Re: New Member - DFW

Welcome to the community and good sailing. Of the lakes you mentioned, lewisville and texoma offer the best water with most of our lakes sooooo low. I used to sail on lewisville, also had an old...
Forum: North American Yachts   11-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By wandering.star
Re: anyone else put a traveler in their spirit 23 ?

Yes. I have a spirit 23 'poptop' that came with the main sheet traveler across the cockpit seats right in the way of the cabin. I wanted a better solution for us old folks so we did not trip on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By wandering.star
Re: New to sailing

sounds great. You will most likely not need the storm sails. Usually just the main and working jib are sufficient, but the genoa is great in light airs. And yes most spinnakers are colorful, but...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-31-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By wandering.star
Re: New to sailing

If you can find the book Annapolis guide to sailing , it should help with your question about sails and which ones to use when.

If you have a 'bunch' of sails, you probably have at least one main...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By wandering.star
Re: New to Sailing and Sailnet

Welcome to sailnet and to sailing. What boat will you be sailing and on what waters please
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By wandering.star
Smile renovating my spirit 23

Inviting any readers to share in my happy moment. Several months ago I bought a Spirit 23 which was badly in need of maintenance and repairs, the most trying of which was to re-insert the swing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By wandering.star
Re: Concern about lightning strikes

Thanks for your reply. I had wondered if something like that would be helpful.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By wandering.star
Concern about lightning strikes

I am a 'trailer sailor' in the process of doing major restoration on a Spirit 23 and would like to leave the mast up while working on the boat in my yard. I have a fear of lightning though, having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,925
Posted By wandering.star
Re: Catalina 22 fixer upper

I guess you could say the swing keel needs attention. It was dismounted and laying in the floor of the cockpit when I bought the boat 2 weeks ago. The lift cable is missing but the pin is still in...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-06-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By wandering.star
Hello from Bonham Texas

I am new to sailnet but have been sailing for over 55 years in small sailboats, small as in under 18feet. Just bought a 79 Spirit 23 that is in pretty good condition overall but needs cosmetic work,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,925
Posted By wandering.star
Re: Catalina 22 fixer upper

I am really interested in your progress. I am new to sailnet, have just acquired a 79 sprit 23 footer which I will need to reinstall the swing keel. my plan is to dig a shallow trench anfd slide...
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