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Old 09-05-11, 11:04 PM   #1
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Sailing, sailing................

A tiny bit of my weekend. Sailing an E Scow in 25 knot winds. Not for the faint of heart!
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Old 09-05-11, 11:11 PM   #2
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Looks cold.

And mannnn....I'd be gettin' a little green under the collar right about now....*insert puking non smiling smiley here*

Glad you had a good time, Tom. Yup. Better you than me! *feels sick already*
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Nice! Looks like a lot of fun. I don't know much about sailing, but I recently got to experience my first sail boat ride. I'll definitely be doing it again.
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PBR on a sail boat? Tom are you a closet hipster?
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Never mind the PBR. Where are the PFD's?
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Old 09-06-11, 08:07 AM   #6
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PBR on a sail boat? Tom are you a closet hipster?
I was drinking Red Stripe. First rule of sailing: Variety in the cooler (Also useful as a PFD, so second rule is save the cooler!)
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Looks like a great time, I actually saw a pretty embarrassing display of what I can't quite bring myself to call sailing over the weekend. These kids were on an overloaded hobie and simply unable to get the sails trimmed right for sailing close to the wind, as a result they pretty much were being pushed about randomly which is all well and good except of course they were in the Atlantic and if the winds had shifted their next stop would have probably been north africa.
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Looks like a good time. I'll be sailing my new boat in two weeks, can't wait to see how she sails.
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Looks like a good time. I'll be sailing my new boat in two weeks, can't wait to see how she sails.
What are you getting? I have had a hankering for a new boat lately. We sold our Cal 20 a few years back. Want something that is easy to sail to it's handicap to make it a good PHRF racer. Cal 20 was a giant slayer when sailed well.
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Was the "rudder dude"on my brothers sloop this past Sat.
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Got a knotmeter/speedometer?

Tell the guy with bare feet that cleats and hardware in general really hurt when you hit one with your foot.

Don't tell him how I know that.
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What are you getting? I have had a hankering for a new boat lately. We sold our Cal 20 a few years back. Want something that is easy to sail to it's handicap to make it a good PHRF racer. Cal 20 was a giant slayer when sailed well.
Cal 20 was my learner boat. Great boat, lots of fun but I planned to live aboard while going to school and bought a Fraser 30. I had that for a few years and upgraded to a locally built 40 ft shiplap sloop. Great for living aboard but nasty on the maintenance. Oh the college stories that old girl could tell! I sold it when I got married and was boatless until 4 years ago when we bought a Beneteau 36.7. Overkill for the (not so) Great Lakes but she will be a fresh water vessel until I move it to Vancouver. That won't be for another 10 years or so... Sail on boys!
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Looks like funtimes. I learned how to sail in 25 kn winds (and rain). Being lashed w/ rain and winds and heeling so the deck's in the water and shivering the whole time was basically a ton o' fun.
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What are you getting? I have had a hankering for a new boat lately. We sold our Cal 20 a few years back. Want something that is easy to sail to it's handicap to make it a good PHRF racer. Cal 20 was a giant slayer when sailed well.
A Voyager '14. Exactly like this one: http://voyager14themightyatom.blogspot.com/. She's no racer but a nice little day sailor. I've got a Laser also but my wife has shown interest in sailing and the laser really is no fun with two aboard. I'm trying to sell the laser so it doesn't look like I'm running a boat yard in my back yard. But I will miss her and secretly hope no one buys



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Cal 20 was my learner boat. Great boat, lots of fun but I planned to live aboard while going to school and bought a Fraser 30. I had that for a few years and upgraded to a locally built 40 ft shiplap sloop. Great for living aboard but nasty on the maintenance. Oh the college stories that old girl could tell! I sold it when I got married and was boatless until 4 years ago when we bought a Beneteau 36.7. Overkill for the (not so) Great Lakes but she will be a fresh water vessel until I move it to Vancouver. That won't be for another 10 years or so... Sail on boys!
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the Voyager is a nice boat. Used to have a few Compac 16s at the boat rental I worked at. Very similar boats it appears.

I think we may end up with a Catalina 22. Would love a Merit 25, but they are few and far between and I want something that would be sailed main and jib until our sons are old enough for us to fly a kite again.
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