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  1. Child Lifejacket: Help Needed

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Hi everyone, I’m new on the forums and I am hoping someone might be able to help me find some more information about the Crewsaver Supersafe 150N Air lifejacket. The current lifejacket we have is very close to being outgrown and we need to find a suitable replacement very soon. From the...
  2. Spinlock Tether Recommendation

    Gear & Maintenance
    First off, I just joined this forum, but I've been reading and learning from it for quite a while, so I'd like to thank everyone who posts here. I'm going to start doing long-distance races, and am trying to figure out which tether would be best for me. I already have a Spinlock Deckvest, so...
  3. Sailing Lake Ontario 2

    Canadian Maritimes
    Dear Friends! We are preparing a sail from Toronto to Sackets Harbor this weekend on a class B 32' boat. Crew of 4. Point to point direct distance is apprx 160 n/miles, but I am reluctant to sail so far from the shore line. I think we should cross south to Niagara Falls and continue along the...
  4. Safety while sailing the world - avoiding becoming a victim of crime

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    So I found this website..... ......that shows different countries crime rate. And I've noticed alot of popular international warm weather sailing destinations are off the chart when it comes to crime. For example the USA has a murder rate of 4.8. But look at the murder rates of some of...
  5. Thugs - [email protected]@dy thugs !

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Thought I'll share this with all of you here on the forum, it helps me to vent my anger and frustration ! Last Friday I was checking a famous auction site for bargain boat bits in preparation for the new sailing season. Saw (what is most likely) my own outboard advertised there on a 24 hour...
  6. How Many Have a Liferaft?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm curious how many people have liferafts aboard? Are you primarily a coastal or bluewater sailor?
  7. Going up the mast on a trailerable sailboat?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all, I have been an avid reader of the forum, but this is my first post, so forgive me if I botched this thread! So I purchased a 1978 Laguna Windrose 22' sailboat about a year ago, and it has been kept in a slip on KY Lake. During my last sail, I noticed that the white light on the...
  8. Safety Product for reboarding - need guidance please.

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all. We are looking for feedback on safe methods of reboarding. Could you please let us know what you think? Thank you, Tom
  9. Safety & Rescue Thesis

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there, I am working on a water safety and rescue product design thesis. And as part of my research I was hoping anyone reading this who ventures out into the sea could fill in any of these 4 questions.As much replies as possible is truly helpful. Thanks for your time. 1. Do you use a VHF...
  10. Safety Tips for Boating With Kids

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    Good article on what to keep in mind when boating with the kiddos: http://boatinglocal.com/news/safety-tips-for-boating-with-kids.html
  11. My Sails are Old and Baggy

    Seamanship & Navigation
    I frequently see boats with newish sails rigged, and old sails stuffed away "in case of emergency". Just today I noticed a thread here in which the poster is asking about a new mainsail and suggesting he would be keeping the old sail for backup. Is this really a good practice? In my line of...
  12. Shallow draft on a B.57 ?

    Beneteau
    Dears, I've searched as much as I could and did not find in the forum... Would anybody have a feedback on a Beneteau 57 with the shallow draft option, in terms of performance, stability, safety, etc? Thanks soooo much ! :-)
  13. Hurricane Irene advice

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Lets hope the forcasters are wrong as they are just about 90% of the time. I am in Norfolk, Va and I am really paying close attention. I am new to keeping boats at the marina, all of previous sailboats have been on trailers. I was at the marina this morning and no one seemed overly...
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