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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 Wanted/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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvPnY64v-U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiFS0_E_rDA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9cFgq3Xrao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTO4ccSHh7w This Portland to San Diego sail is going...
  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 Wanted/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 Wanted/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...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    Howdy! My name is Kevin and pretty new to forums. I am a sailor and keep my s/v Slippery Shrimp, a Taipan 28 1976 in the King Harbor Marina. Always looking for great info and hearing about others experiences.
  17. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi Folks, Long time lurker, first time poster with a question that may rankle. After over a decade of daysailing and doing short weekend cruises to nearby locations - CA Channel Islands mostly - on our Newport 30 MkII, we've decided to step things up with a larger boat that can handle guests...
  18. Newport
    My wife and I are attending a wedding in Newport this summer and are looking for a boat to sleep on. Friday 7/13 and Saturday 7/14. It's kind of a shot in the dark but I was wondering if anyone knew of a service or avenue through which these things are booked, or if anyone is willing to rent the...
  19. General Discussion (sailing related)
    KiteBoard Maui 2012 - Sail on Vimeo KiteBoard Maui 2012 - Sail on Vimeo Kite Sailing on the North Shore of Maui, Hawaii :)
  20. South America
    Hi im a young Canadian looking to join a sailing trip to south america, peru specifically from vancouver or northern us in the spring/summer of 2012. I have just recently returned from a trip to New Zealand. Im originally form Calgary alberta where there is no ocean so after being in New zealand...
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