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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By jhwelch
Re: Towing a dinghy (Portland Pudgy)?

I have towed mine about 4,500 miles up and down the east coast of the US. One feature that I love is the drain plug in the stern which I leave open for draining if there is a chance of much rain. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: sail quote

Don't know why your boat, or any boat, necessarily has a lot of weather helm. Not sure it is a characteristic of CCA boats if they were well-designed. Has your sail been done? If not, why not make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: sail quote

Flo, I use Dominic over at Grand Marina so I don’t have any direct experience with Doyle Alameda. Unless you have the tall rig version, the second reef will be sufficient. I am assuming that Doyle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,493
Posted By christian.hess
Re: sail quote

stay with 2...on small boat the difference between 2 and 3 reefs is negligeble unless its a huge 3rd reef down to 30 percent or so...

you can spill wind if needed on old cca boats...or any boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Upgrading

Sure, head across in company with the Flyin' Hawaiian.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,196
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

thats what I was saying at least,..maybe my words werent corectly expressed vangs are extremely useful for upwind legs wehere the boom tip should be about 6 inches or so from the deck...inside the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2013
Replies: 1,143
Views: 295,003
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

This one is worth reposting as a larger photo. Nice picture!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,110
Posted By bristol299bob
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