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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 3,118
Views: 402,326
Posted By Sublime
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Just popping in to complain...

Smack, the video isn't done yet? Gah!! Hurry up with the video!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 73,408
Posted By Sublime
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Hannah sure ruffled some feathers! :laugher

IMO cruising does not mean living aboard. And someone living aboard does not necessarily "cruise". Hell, you can take 3 day "cruises" aboard a ship if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13,093
Posted By Sublime
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

First, I should make a correction. The mast is about 30 feet and some change per the manuals. I always remember the mast height from the water is 40' and figure the boat from waterline to deck is 5'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13,093
Posted By Sublime
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

My hunter 260 has a 35' mast that I can raise and lower myself.

The mast has struts on either side which run to the deck to keep it from twisting or swinging.
It uses a gin pole which attaches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,165
Posted By Sublime
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

If you want a boat easy to single hand, go with the sunfish.

Lightnings and the scots are fun but above 12 kts of wind will be a handful singlehanded.

That said, if it were me, I'd learn how to...
Forum: herSailNet   09-14-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 32,222
Posted By Sublime
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

As a female sailor, I have found that I am only able to command a pink or purple vessel. If I'm on a boat that is of any other color, I get distracted, indecisive, randomly toss things overboard and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-15-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,171
Posted By Sublime
Re: Dinghy Capsize

You were just starting to see the benefits of dinghy sailing. A dinghy can make you one hell of a sailor.

One person should be enough ballast. I have a boat with 132 sq ft of sail. It uses an 80...
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