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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Chartering smaller sailboats? Where?

Well, it is no where near the Chesapeake, but if you happen to be in Northern Wisconsin, Superior Charters has an IP27 currently in the charter fleet. They don't have any sub-30 foot Pearson/Alberg,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 9,334
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

I'm not an expert, and I haven't crossed an ocean by sail yet, so take this for what its worth.

You've got 3 large variables here, the design of the boat, the condition of the boat, and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Degree of difficulty in circumnavigating Lake Superior ?

The Mississippi isn't totally ice free, there is still ice down on Lake Pepin. The first barge broke through 12-14" of ice on Pepin two weeks ago. Depressing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,878
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Are abandoned boats a big problem in the U.S?

The marinas can raise the price of the slip so that the calculation doesn't work out anymore. Or the federal reserve could drive interest rates to zero....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,891
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Watch Out for Lost Containers!

Some of the containers that fall overboard are probably headed straight for the bottom. Others are going to float relatively close to the surface for a period of time. All of them will likely have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Miami sailboat rental for a day

Different chartering companies have different requirements. A lot of chartering places will want a boating resume listing any classes/certification and your recent experience with boats. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Miami sailboat rental for a day


Glad it worked out for you. I had to do some searching to find that guy. Most of the charter places were offering multi-day charters on 30+ catamarans. ARC was a good cheap way to get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,770
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Craigslist Scam???

Wait, there are ATMs that spit out $100 bills? I guess my neck of the woods is low-rent, because they only spit out $20s around here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Miami sailboat rental for a day

I was in Miami for a few days on business in the middle of January two years ago (and being from MN I was looking for a sailing fix) and I chartered a J24 for a few hours from this guy:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,641
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Things you would only see in a marina!

Mobsters and gangsters don't lock their cars. Maybe if you found out who owns it, leaving it unattended would make more sense. But more than likely its just going to be someone without much savvy, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Winter storage

IF the angle is actually steep enough to shed rain/snow, then it will be fine. The problem usually is that the angle between the mast and the lifelines isn't steep enough, rain or snow builds up, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By NateCP16
Re: New Hobby

Don't overlook that "finding a place to keep it" part. You'll probably be looking at $100-$400/month for a slip, depending on where you are, so the cost to keep it in the water for one year will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,379
Posted By NateCP16
Re: has anyone heard of a Luger

I had a Luger Leeward (16') for a couple of months. When the wind kicked up the hull flexed quite a bit and I quickly sold it for something more solid with ballast. The larger Lugers (like yours) are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,203
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Small boat voyaging

James Baldwin (Atom Voyages - Home ( outfits small boats for long voyages. He has some great stories from his voyages and a lot of great how-to articles on his site.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,541
Posted By NateCP16
Re: What does the Centerboard Do...?

Some people with keel/CB designs end up removing the CB due to maintenance issues. My ComPac 23 only has a 2' keel (no CB), and it sails just fine (though it would make less leeway if it did have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 73,413
Posted By NateCP16
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

+1 on the health insurance. I'm 29 (relatively young by sailing standards) and every time I start to get the serious cruising bug my wife reminds me what our healthcare costs would be without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Moving a steel cradle

What is the beam of your boat? The cradle is probably 1-2 feet narrower than that. You might be able to fit it on a 5x9' trailer on its side, but that will mean more work getting it on and off. If it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,855
Posted By NateCP16
Re: pros/cons of boom footed jib?

I also have a ComPac 23. A club footed jib would not work for me. The lower forward shrouds (and lifelines) are going to really limit the size of the jib. The boat is no race horse to begin with, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Towing a Jon Boat + Security once landed?

On my 23 footer I use inflatable kayaks. I have a small 1 person kayak that is usually stored on the boat, deflated in a locker for use on weekend/day trips. I also have a larger 2 person, heavy duty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Marinas while in transit

My first preference is anchoring, but when I can't identify a good anchorage in the area, I'll call ahead (day or two if possible) and reserve a slip by credit card. Ask them to not charge your card...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By NateCP16
Re: Big Question, need answers...

Read every single thing on this website: Atom Voyages - Home (

You can do it on a small boat and a small budget, and he tells you how, but there is a tremendous amount to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By NateCP16
I'm a fellow MN lake sailor and use a Lowrance...

I'm a fellow MN lake sailor and use a Lowrance iFINDER H2Oc handheld GPS with a lake chip that covers MN. You can scroll in very close, or pan out and see the entire lake. I usually take a look at it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,807
Posted By NateCP16
I have a Com-Pac 23, which has two lowers and one...

I have a Com-Pac 23, which has two lowers and one upper with a masthead jib and the consensus with owners seems to be just the jib is preferable on windy days if you're only going to raise one sail....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By NateCP16
jp - I'm 26, live in MN, not interested in racing...

jp - I'm 26, live in MN, not interested in racing or clubs and went from a dinghy to a small cruiser for exactly $2,000 last year. The activity on Craigslist will pickup considerably as the weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 8,396
Posted By NateCP16
It is an interesting question from a...

It is an interesting question from a safety/redundancy point of view. Everything on the boat is subject to deterioration and damage, why not a backup skipper?

My previous experience with boats has...
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