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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 6,835
Posted By WesleyBailey
Swinging while at anchor

My Pearson 30 sails around the anchor when there is any breeze at all. I generally set a second anchor off the stern. An anchor sail would probably work too, but I already have the other anchor. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,426
Posted By WesleyBailey
Prop for Atomic 4

>I am using a 12"x5" three blade prop and can only attain about 1700 RPMs Indigo has come out with a 3-blade 10"x7.4" prop that they claim will give higher RPMs<

As I understand it, the 12X5 prop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 3,159
Posted By WesleyBailey
Pearson 30 reverse problem

Well, yes and yes.

The underwater geometry of the Pearson 30 rudder is swept back, which gives the pilot great leverage on the tiller. While this takes the pressure off while sailing in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 2,251
Posted By WesleyBailey
West Wight Potters, Tampa Bay Area

Check out Windjammers

http://www.windjammerssailing.org/

Very active sailing club.

Wesley Bailey
P30 Pilgrim
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1,912
Posted By WesleyBailey
Good anchorages from St. Pete to Ft. Myers???

There are several good anchorages along the way if you go down the intercoastal waterway. We like to stay a night at the Buchanneer, on Longboat Key (I believe) excellant food, nice dock. There is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2000
Replies: 19
Views: 6,771
Posted By WesleyBailey
Shipmate alcohol stoves....

I own an old Pearson with the original Homestead alcohol stove in it. I used it a couple of times. It was very nostalgic, taking me back to my days as a youth when we camped out cooking on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-21-2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3,101
Posted By WesleyBailey
Tampabay to the Florida Keys

With decent weather most people make it from
Tampa Bay to the Keys in about 36 hours. The usual routine is to leave late in the day so that one arrives during the daylight. During the winter...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-21-2000
Replies: 7
Views: 3,101
Posted By WesleyBailey
Tampabay to the Florida Keys

With decent weather most people make it from
Tampa Bay to the Keys in about 36 hours. The usual routine is to leave late in the day so that one arrives during the daylight. During the winter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 2,276
Posted By WesleyBailey
Cabin Moisture Problems

There are some electric heaters made especially for drying out boats, but I use an ordinary electric heater on a timer to help keep my Pearson 30 dry in the wintertime. Of course, that only works...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-04-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 2,139
Posted By WesleyBailey
Need info on Tampa Bay area

If you can find a copy of "A Gunkholers Guide to the West Coast of Florida" I believe that you will have one of the best available detailed lists of marinas including the Tampa Bay Area. There are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-23-2000
Replies: 10
Views: 2,407
Posted By WesleyBailey
Cruising Cuba

We were in Cuba a couple of years ago and found it a wonderful place to sail.
Few of the magizine articles that I have read regarding cruising in Cuba have been accurate or even handed regarding...
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