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Search: Posts Made By: BC100700
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2,032
Posted By BC100700
ymiri - I would take the lesson no matter what. ...

ymiri - I would take the lesson no matter what. I was looking to get into sailing as well and decided the best thing for my situation was to start small. I have a 14' day sailer that I bought for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By BC100700
A bucket would come in handy. The boat is self...

A bucket would come in handy. The boat is self bailing so once we took on a little water, we just pulled the plug and it drained pretty quick. But, I definitely will be adding that to the checklist...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By BC100700
Thanks Vic for the kind words and encouragement. ...

Thanks Vic for the kind words and encouragement. I purchased this book the first day back and have been reading in. There is loads of good information there. Congratulations on your journey as...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By BC100700
Thanks Eric. My wife did mention a lesson...

Thanks Eric.

My wife did mention a lesson and we both agreed that it would be a good idea. In a trip around the lake on I noticed a couple of similar sailboats and figure I will stop by and ask...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By BC100700
Thanks for the encouragement. I am actually...

Thanks for the encouragement. I am actually planning on taking some lessons. My coworker has been sailing for many years and belongs to the local YC so I am planning on taking a lesson through his...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By BC100700
Humbled and Excited but not totally discouraged

I may not have some of the terms correct, bear with me.

Went out on the first sailing experience with my Wife on Sunday. We purchased a 1973 14' Oday Javelin from Craigslist about a month ago and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-25-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By BC100700
How to store?

I am planning to put my 14' Oday Javelin in the water this weekend at the family cottage. The downside is leaving on Sunday night, I plan on pulling her up on the beach at the cottage or tie up to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-12-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 6,725
Posted By BC100700
I like the dinghy route myself, however, I have...

I like the dinghy route myself, however, I have unlimited summer access to an inland lake which will be a good place to learn and teach my kids the basics. I found a 14' Oday Javelin on Craigslist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 6,670
Posted By BC100700
That is true. In my many years of going to Grand...

That is true. In my many years of going to Grand Haven, I do not recall a lot of sailing cat's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 6,670
Posted By BC100700
Since I am quite the novice and plan on honing my...

Since I am quite the novice and plan on honing my skills on Lake Michigan, I have a question about wave patterns. Would a multi hull handle the steep swells and chop better? I have been out...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,979
Posted By BC100700
+1 on the good plan. I have a similar plan...

+1 on the good plan.
I have a similar plan except for the circumnavigation part of it (yet), mostly cruising the Great Lakes in the summers. I am looking at some sailing schools here on Lake...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By BC100700
Thanks for the words of advice on the boat. I was...

Thanks for the words of advice on the boat. I was actually thinking of starting out on something a bit smaller. We used to sail on my parents boats and the biggest my dad ever had was 19'. I was...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-20-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By BC100700
Hello Sailnet

Hello from Western Michigan.
I am looking to become a returning sailing enthusiast. My family used to sail often when I was a kid on a day sailer my Dad had (not sure of make/model/year). I am...
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