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  1. Small boat ocean crossing

    Living Aboard
    Hey there So we all know that different types of boats cross the sea from small boats to cruise ships but, But im more interested in small boats under 30ft cross and what they do to prepare and what do they take with them and such,
  2. Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    How possible do you think it would be to sail around the world on a Catalina 22. You know. Buy the boat and fix her up real good. Do you think it would make it the whole 30,000 miles?
  3. Confronting Fear

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I've been sailing/racing for 25 years in the SF bay and Delta. Feel I'm ready to do some coastal cruising. I've even done a couple of coastal races as foredeck crew: Spinnaker Cup, Lightship, Drakes Bay also the notorious South Tower Race 4 years in a row from the Stockton Sailing Club to South...
  4. 800 die at sea in Typhoon

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Do you want to see what the true power of the ocean can do? Back during World War 2, a whole fleet of Navy ships got caught in a 145mph typhoon with 90 foot waves. A bunch of them sank...killing 800 sailors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Cobra_(1944) And you guys think getting...
  5. Position wanted - Feb/Mar/Apr Pacific

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hello Sailing Community, I am male, 31 years old and looking for the oportunity to cross the Pacific Ocean in the beginning of next year. Currently I am working on the Galapagos Islands in the conservation sector and I am looking for a new challenge. I could start in Mainland Ecuador or...
  6. I want to crew on an offshore cruising boat

    Crew Wanted/Available
    I apologize if this is the wrong section as i did not see a crew available section on sailnet. I am looking to crew on an offshore passage sometime between now and the spring to build offshore experience before i head out on my own boat next spring to bermuda and off to europe. I have never...
  7. Seaworthy Sailboat Help!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    To start, I'll tell you my plans with the boat. A friend and I, both 20 yrs old, and are experienced surfers and sailers. We've both always wanted to go on an adventure to wherever we might end up, meeting new people and surfing new breaks along the way. So the plan is to be crossing oceans as...
  8. Cruising in a Hunter?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi Everyone, I would like a second opinion and any advice I can get. Here is the situation: I have a 1984 Hunter 31 in Bremerton, WA and I am planning a trip through the Panama Canal and up to Charleston, SC. I have been advised to just truck it rather than sailing by a couple of members...
  9. 22 ft Sailboat for beginner

    Introduce Yourself
    I am looking to buy my first sailboat, based on the info below does anyone have a good suggestion? size: 22 ft Ballasted keel location: Portland, Maine (Ocean) - boat will be docked all summer "easy" to sail - a forgiving boat for a fist timer cabin sleeps 2 or 3 comfortably large cockpit...
  10. offshore modifications...

    Gear & Maintenance
    So in preparing my boat for the first passage im ever going to make in the mighty ocean ive been researching various modifications and i came across a site with a fellow with a coribee who sailed it all the way to greenland from somewhere in europe and it seems like he had two very easy but...
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