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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, This post is to share my experience with the Hayn Hi-Mod rigging fittings. This post should be considered a warning and advisory regarding the Hi-Mod fitting designated for 1/8" 1x19 wire. I learned the following while re-rigging my Sparrow 16, a 3-stay, 3/4 rig sloop mini-cruiser...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    a) Do you have a window in your Bimini and/or connector? b) If so, how big? c) What's the setup? Cover? How is it attached? I understand that Bimini/connector/dodger setups can vary greatly from boat to boat. This is for a Catalina 36. Nonetheless, the size of the windows in the Bimini...
  3. Cruising and Sailing with Children
    The Crew: Young couple and a Toddler The Plan: Live and cruise for 2-3 years through the Bahamas and Caribbean Boat budget: $30k Boat Size: Under 35' ideally Experience: New to cruising; Sailed a 22 footer for 4 years in Biscayne Bay. Requirements: A boat that can be single-handed if needed A...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all. We're new to the site, and to this world and could use the opinion of some wiser folk. We have a 38 foot Wharram catamaran being built. We're looking for a mooring tie that is strong due to the high weight of catamarans. Something like 10,000 pounds. We were leaning toward the sampson...
  5. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi there and sorry for yet another dumb (and predictable) question. I'm having a really hard time deciding on the size of my first boat. I know it's only natural and a zillion people had this same question before but I can't seem to make a decision, regardless of all the reviews and posts I've...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, reviewing your site I noticed that this would be a great location for a new sailor. Whilst I have experience sailing a 34 and a 52 I have never owed a keel boat. This is where I can learn the ins and outs of ownership. I plan to retire soon and my intention will be to live on a boat...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, I am contemplating getting an asymmetrical spinnaker for my boat. My I is 34.5 I was contemplating a 33' luff from North Sails but according to my calculation 36 should work too. I'm not looking to race, just to make the boat move properly in light wind. I want to get a sock as I...
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