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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,472
Posted By emcentar
Re: Help the "new generation" pick a cruising boat

Hey! Another young DCer who sails! That's awesome - I've been hanging around here for years and I've never seen anyone else from DC before. A great many NoVA and MD folks, true, but hardly anyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,225
Posted By emcentar
Re: Sailing Magazines

I have a subscription to Good Old Boat. I pick up Sail and Cruising World for light reading on trains when traveling back and forth between DC and NYC. I confess I enjoy not a little, the surprised...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By emcentar
Re: Dear Annapolis...

Saturday I followed the directions on the website which lead me straight from exit 22 to a parking lot. Paid $10 which went to the Annapolis High School Band (the kids were directing traffic). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By emcentar
Re: Dear Annapolis...

I didn't have anything to do with the show, but as a local I'm happy to hear you had such a good time.

I love the sailboat show, but I'll second the recommendation to come on down to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-15-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,109
Posted By emcentar
Re: Are we in over our heads?

You know, I think if my little brother told me he had quit his job, sold his house, and in 10 days was going to launch a trip south with his girlfriend who had never sailed on a boat - and said boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By emcentar
Re: Heading for the Annapolis boat show tomorrow

Dang again - I owe Jimgo a drink (if not a sail) for putting me in touch with the previous owner of my boat. I'd probably still be kicking tires instead of sailing if it weren't for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 7,361
Posted By emcentar
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

Me too! Actually, I can't decide whether I want that or a Fatty Knees with a sailing kit. If only I could justify either one as a tender for our 28 ft boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By emcentar
Re: Heading for the Annapolis boat show tomorrow

Dang! I walked right by you in this window but hadn't seen this thread, so I didn't stop.

I figured all the Sailnet-ers would be at the bar. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,993
Posted By emcentar
Re: My crappy sail today

Great thread - I'm learning a fair bit reading this.

I've heard that furlers can jam in a blow, but have never seen any advice on how to avoid this - very useful. I do have a winch in a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By emcentar
Re: Annapolis boat show

I went for the first time last year (my first year with the boat). I quite enjoyed myself. I think James is right that it's not a serious place to shop for a new boat, but the window shopping is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By emcentar
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

I'm never seasick in the cockpit, but going down below while motoring underway will start my stomach turning within a few minutes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,479
Posted By emcentar
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

Why cross an ocean? You have a decent budget for a good 25 year-old coastal sailor and you are located within an hour's drive of one of the best coastal sailing areas of the country. Build your...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,109
Posted By emcentar
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I'm a runner. Every other day it seems I meet a novice runner who has never run more than three miles before training for a marathon. I've been running 15 years, but I've never run a marathon. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,555
Posted By emcentar
Re: Funding retirement boat

The best way to fund the retirement boat is always to save for the boat. Put $100-$300 out of every paycheck in a separate savings account, never take a withdrawal from that account, and you'll have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By emcentar
Who are your favorite vendors at the Annapolis Boat Show?

Last year was the first year I went, and I mostly ogled - checking out $600,000 boats I can't afford, spending way too much time with the beautiful Adirondack pack boats that I can't store in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2014
Replies: 264
Views: 22,683
Posted By emcentar
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Well, I don't know about that. I sailed a Flying Scott with no engine for five years, and that was the only period of my sailing existence so far where I had to be repeatedly towed off the water. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,581
Posted By emcentar
Re: Annapolis live-aboard

If funds are an issue, it is much cheaper down here in Tracy's Landing.

But if I were you, I'd want to be in Annapolis, price be damned. Annapolis is a nice town with lots of good food and good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,202
Posted By emcentar
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

That's an interesting link! Thanks! (in 95% of fuel leakage fires the fuel is gasoline - wow - I'd always heard diesel was safer but hadn't seen the data.)

For the record, I think my alcohol...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,202
Posted By emcentar
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Ha! No - I don't have rubber caps for my alcohol stove - some previous owner must have lost them. Thanks for the heads up - refilling my canisters every weekend was not only a pain, the high...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-25-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,202
Posted By emcentar
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

I have an Origo stove, but my rate of alcohol consumption is much higher than others report here - in fact, it seems to evaporate entirely between weekends on the boat. (Yes, I have the burners...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,109
Posted By emcentar
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I do hope you guys update this thread as you travel south and let us know how it goes. Better yet, post lots of pictures.

+1 for spending October in the Chesapeake. Not only is it a safer...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,109
Posted By emcentar
Re: Are we in over our heads?

I think for your own comfort you'd also like to be out of the Chesapeake before November. The Chesapeake is lovely in October, but most of us here winterize our boats well before Thanksgiving. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By emcentar
Re: Guy new to sailing! Advice please :)

Buy a cheap 22' boat with an outboard and learn how to sail on your lake. You will have a blast.

The path from there to blue-water sailing can happen a number of ways. Find an experienced...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By emcentar
Re: Gaining Experience

Go ahead and enjoy your trip! I actually enjoy sailing courses - James may consider them a substitute for sailing your own boat but in my experience sailing courses and sailing are compliments. The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-22-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11,109
Posted By emcentar
Re: Are we in over our heads?

And one more thought: cruising is all about maximizing the ratio of fun to fear/drudgery. A good boat is a great start to that equation, but experience helps a lot too. So to agree with a poster...
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