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  1. Lost the rig

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    My description and takeaways for a nasty event. I will humbly accept feedback. This event took place in October, 2019. It was the first day of a 12 week beer can – lake sailing - race season; racing every other Saturday. Typically, we manage to get in three races each race day. During the...
  2. Telstar 28 Paging Salty Dog!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    We live on the Mighty Mississippi and currently sail a San Juan 21 from our own dock. Time for a change and we are serious about a Telstar 28. Thin water, fast, capabl and trailerable. Planning to inspect a couple boats in the next weeks. Prefer 2006 or newer. May move the boat seasonally - up...
  3. Paperwork involved after I purchase a boat.

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi, I've been trying to find answer to this question but haven't been able to do so. I am currently in US and would be going home to Macedonia next year, which is a land locked country. I would either want to buy a boat from the US and ship it over, or buy a boat somewhere in Greece or another...
  4. Advice for buying this Catalina 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi, I am new to sailing. Have only been on a boat once but have been reading a lot about it. I looked at a Catalina 30 and did a self inspection and would appreciate experienced advice and recommendation on purchasing a boat in this condition. I would like to know which of these are deal...
  5. How crazy would I be to...

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    ... purchase a 32foot ocean capable sailboat without working electronics? The panels have been removed, in process of updating. There was a guy showing one off for an out of state friend, but when I asked if the motor could be started, the guy declined. Despite the owner saying the motor is...
  6. USCG Boarding Procedures

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    What procedures should you follow for a USCG boarding as relates to stopping the boat so they can board? Do you heave-to? Should you drop sails? Continue on course?
  7. Boat inspection trip to & help wanted in Englewood FL (Port Charlotte/Sarasota)

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, First off, my apologies. I did check out the local boat buying assistance thread, but I'm not able to send PMs yet and didn't see anyone listed for this neck of the woods (it's a good hour south of Tampa/St Pete.) I'm heading down to Englewood, FL (in between Sarasota & Ft...
  8. Considering a Hunter 27 as a first boat on Lake Michigan

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    We are considering an early 70s Hunter 27 as a first boat to be used out on Lake Michigan near Chicago/Indiana. Because I am unfamiliar with Sail boats and worse yet older ones, I am hoping there might be a few good people to offer some suggestions on what to inspect when viewing a prospective...