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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    I am in the new sail purchase mode and keep reading about sail cloth for high and low aspect sails. The literature I've researched online gives a simple formula to calculate a sail's aspect ratio (AR), which I've just done for my boat. The literature is rife with qualitative discussions of...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    Made a real nice 5' luff, 7' foot anchor riding sail. Tried it out at anchor in about 10-15 mph winds. Sheeted it off to one side of boat. Seemed to hold boat steady, but then all of a sudden the boat would sail through the wind, back-winding the riding sail and slap it back and forth (noisy)...
  3. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Hi everybody, I'm organising a trip on a sail boat with few friends and I was wondering if anybody have experienced to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Greece/Italy/Croatia or so.... to Africa and back, how long it might take? And any other useful tips are welcomed.. Thanks! Bruno
  4. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Headed to the keys with a Precision 23 behind my truck in a couple of weeks. I am 28 years old and I have been to Key west and I do like it, but I don't love it. I was originally thinking about keeping in key west because the prices were right ! My question though is if I want to be cruising...
  5. Crew, Captains, Help Wanted, Jobs, and Available
    Hi Everyone ! Happy new year to all of you ! I hope it has perfectly started ! I'm planning a trip to NZ with my best mate (Grégoire) and his girl friend (Anne-Laure). He was my sailing partner on HC16 when we were a bit younger. We have both sailed proper sailing boat as well, up to 42' and...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    I am a local artist here in the Shenandoah Valley (Virginia) looking for old sails! I am raising money for a second mission to the Philippines. I will be using the material to patchwork upholster ottomans and storage seating and then selling those items to raise funds. Any help you lend me is...
  7. 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?
  8. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Here's some videos I just found that were filmed within the last few days. This Portland to San Diego sail is going on RIGHT NOW! A little background on the videos - a total sailing newbie from California crews on his friends sailboat.
  9. Gear & Maintenance
    I bought a sad old 15' sailboat for cheap recently. One of the most apparent problems with is is the luff track screwed onto a square fiberglass mast. The track is in several segments, and the joints between them are not properly aligned. To add to this, the metal is bent in places. I have to...
  10. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Good Evening Sailnetters, I'm sure this sorta post is common, but I feel compelled to document the experience for any others total newcomers. :D I had never sailed or been aboard anything bigger than a 16' powerboat aside from riding along on the delivery of my 74 C&C 30. I had read...
  11. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello. I got a quote for a main from FX. I also got one from Doyle whose offices are right in my marina. Now the price difference was more than 60% for the same quoted fabric! (Challenge 7.03 Dacron). I want the convenience of a very local loft but does it make sense? Thanks, Florent
  12. Pearson
    I have a 1972 Pearson 30. It was bought last Sept. 2013. When we pulled her out of the water for the first time, I live in Ohio, so she has to come out for the winter. I found that there was a 8 inch in diameter blemish in the rudder that the previous owner kept putting epoxy in for the last...
  13. Crew, Captains, Help Wanted, Jobs, and Available
    Hi, My name is James, I am 27 years old and live in Gran Canaria, speak fluent Spanish (and English). Haven't been sea sick yet :D. I consider my self easy going and get on with most people. I am new to the sailing world but wanting to dive in head first. I have just completed my Competent...
  14. Crew, Captains, Help Wanted, Jobs, and Available
    :):laugher Experienced captain on well-equipped 38’ sailboat looking for crew from NC to Florida, then on to the Bahamas this fall. Prefer fit female 50-65, but will consider other. Single person only due to limited space. Sailing experience desirable. Good sense of humor a must. Captain has...
  15. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Alright I'm a student designing a boat on the computer and it has to have the jest of the boat. None of the complicated scaling and measurements have to be on the design, but I was wondering if a full keel gives better stability than a fin keel. My boat is just supposed to sail to a designated...
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