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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Arnold, Jan 12, 2021 at 10:21 AM.

  1. Tantalum

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    Shut the F**** up, you wanted a spinnaker, you're getting a spinnaker, even if it costs us the first leg! I just can't understand why you are insisting to put it up on the wrong side

    Sorry.. one more, this one is a joke, but it was very well put together, the folks who made it are a bit like the AvWeb guys of sailing

    It's so accurate it hurts
     
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    I've sailed with some of those.
    5:13 - If I was out just goofing off, I would sometimes sail out near a turning mark just to listen and watch...
     
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    Anyone else seen the Robert Redford movie “All is Lost”?
    Might put one off sailing.
     
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    Thanks I needed that.... sooooo truuuuueeeeee


    The Yeller.... yea been on a few of those boats.. and they wonder why they never have a consistent crew.
     
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    There is a sailing school/club in Boston where you can join, they'll teach you how to sail a larger boat and you can take them for overnight or longer sails. Don't know how it works, I had a friend who would do it and loved it. They might have something like that near you. I'm a daysailer/sunfish sailer myself.

    Cruising 30 (bostonsailingcenter.com)
     
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    Lots of pilots, including me, are avid sailors. It's just another wing (or two, or three...) - just turned on it's side. ;)

    I sail for the same reason I fly. Handling a sailboat well requires a certain amount of skill and concentration. It forces me to forget about all the other crap going on in life for a little while.

    Go for it!
     
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    That Katy chick is cute AF!
     
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    Just bought my first sailboat this fall. 32 Hunter. Never sailed before, but I have a partner who has. So far so good. Learned a lot already. Will see how it goes next year
     
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    Like @Sac Arrow , I too grew up sailing the boats from the base sailing club. Dad had a 32 Hunter and a 34 Hunter at various times. And, I also joined the sailing club at NAS Cubi Pt when I was "estacion ditto".

    If you're really interested in coastal sailing, look into a local sailing club. I recently saw an ad for a national franchise type scheme for power and sail memberships that looked interesting.

    My dad epitomizes the old saw about owning a sail boat. He always says that the 2nd happiest day of his life was the day he bought the boat...
     
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    Hi Arnie. I have sailed numerous times on my friend’s sailboat. Sailing is fun, and romantic indeed. But, it is a lot of work! And, you will need and want a crew, if you plan to sail often. That means, you are going to put your lady friend to “work”. Are you and she ready for that? Things can get really busy especially when you sail in busy water like here in the NYC harbor. That is why I chose a power boat over a sailboat. My wife enjoys boating, fishing, cruising while sitting and sipping a flute of bubbly instead of jibing and tracking all day long... I think you have to feel “passionate” about sailing. Otherwise, I strongly recommend power-boating instead. Just as others recommended here, you and your lady friend should take a few sailing lessons together to see if it is what you two really want to pursue. Enjoy!
     
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    I probably rented that same boat 30 years ago!
     
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    Started working for a sail loft at 14 and have owned multiple boats from Opti’s on up...these days I bareboat a couple times a year and help
    Reposition charter boats from the Caribbean each hurricane season....St Thomas to NYC is a common trip up and back. I find day sailing as boring as it gets unless I am going somewhere. I came from a one design or IOR racing background in reality part of the problem. Probably why I have a diesel Sportfisherman to run around the bay and fish the gulf. Even with my background I will probably never own another sailboat and normally spend about 30 days a year on average on sailboats. Don’t get me wrong Mrs Warlock who will tell you she does not sail but likes an interline regatta or 10 days going down island as her favorite vacation...so maybe there is a good reason to buy a boat...
     
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    If you live near Puget Sound/Gulf Islands and you're not sailing any more, you are squandering the opportunity to enjoy one of THE top sailing regions worldwide. But of course you already know that. :D

    I learned to sail Flying Junior sloop-rigged dinghys on the lakes out there as a teenager in the 1960s. Then keelboats on the saltwater off WA and B.C. Owned and raced a J24 for a few years (what an incredible boat, especially pointing up). Then moved overseas and chartered in the Med, the Aegean, Ionian, Adriatic out of Dubrovnik, the Solent, Cape Town, off Scotland and a few other places.

    Sailing can open the door to some really enjoyable, memorable adventures. People don't realize you can charter an excellent sailboat for less than the per person cost of a resort hotel, and you have a different waterfront view every single day. :cool:
     
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    one of the channels I watch is featuring this.
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    seems a sweet boat.
     
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    Seems as if I did the opposite of everyone. I learned to fly young. I learned to sail within the past three years.
     
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    It's all part of the adventure...and never too late. :thumbsup:

    I grew up in a coastal working class community. Most of my friends fathers were mill workers, longshoremen, loggers. Back then everybody made a good living, but we didn't know anybody that had a boat bigger than an aluminum cartopper for fishing, and nobody flew airplanes.
     
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    It's a 17ft dinghy indigenous to the Chesapeake called a 'Mobjack'. An older design but the one that was offered to us was of fairly recent production. Wasn't even the cost or financial risk, just the fact that I would own another 'thing' that needs to be taken care of and stored. If my son does get into the racing thing beyond what he does at school, we'll join a club or buy one of the designs that is currently being raced.
     
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    Same path as me - Raced FJs in college in the midwest then J24/30/44 in Pensacola and then our own San Juan 24 out of Oak Harbor WA along with a lot of overnights in the San Jan Islands. I wouldn't mind having some small planing hull like an International 14 as long as I could leave it someplace where I didn't have to rig it every time.
     
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    I should have figured that there were a bunch of sailors here too.

    I grew up sailing Hobie 16s and assorted daysailers. Bought a Columbia 8.7 the year I graduated from college and kept it 7 years until I bought a house. Eighteen years later I still get the opportunity for a day sail here or there, but with a wife who doesn’t like sailing due to seasickness I haven’t been able to successfully lobby for a another boat. I’m probably maxed out on toys too.

    Somehow the google algorithm couldn’t leave well enough alone, and I got sucked into the vast array of cruisers trying to sustain a livelihood from monetizing the documentation of their adventures. While I’m not ready to drop everything and head for the seven seas, I might try to convince my wife to bareboat charter a cruising cat in the Caribbean.
     
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    Friends of mine (husband and wife) were competing in a Thistle championship some years back. See the centerboard trunk that everyone has their feet on:
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    Every tack and jibe the crew has to get across the boat between the boom and centerboard trunk. It's easy to bang up your shins,elbows, etc. on the way across. But, hey, it's part of the game.

    So the husband(helm) and wife (crew) are out to dinner - casual wear - she has shorts on. Husband goes to the restroom and some other woman at the restaurant hustles over to the table and hands the wife a card and says "It doesn't have to be like this." The card was for a battered women shelter.

    That's sailing.
     
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    The yeller, yeah, I sailed with him a few times. Very knowledgeable and competitive, national regatta top finisher, so I sailed with him and endured the abuse to absorb the knowledge. The one they didn't show was ADHD guy, I also sailed with him. Owned the boat, insisted on being on the tiller, got distracted by everything and anything. After about the fourth shout of "we're getting headed" he'd finally fall off. Same again when getting lifted. "SQUIRREL!" I sailed with him twice, finished last every race and said fugetaboutit. He drove me nuts. Also sailed on the party boat a couple of times, fun, but like Captain ADHD, we were back markers.
     
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    Another reason I'll be looking for a used 19ft Flying Scot. I can take folks out, they can help if they want, but the boat is small and simple enough that I can handle everything myself easily.

    Reason #2 for the Scot, our local club has a very active one design fleet and race every Sunday afternoon. Gives you a good reason to get out there, improves your skills, and afterwards hang out with your friends. There are worse ways to spend the afternoon.

    Absolutely, I've chartered a few times in the BVIs, but want to expand. Dubrovnik and the coast of Croatia looks to be a beautiful place and may be my next charter.

    Club has lots of dry storage and unobstructed hoist and trailer launch areas, so yeah, can leave the boat rigged. Makes it easy to drop in for a quick evening sail.

    Sometimes I think I'd like to cash out, buy my dream boat (Amel Super Maramu), and spend the rest of my days in the islands wearing nothing but shorts and T-shirts.
     
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    Thanks to Covid and a ban on inessential travel at work, I feel like I'm living that part of your dream, albeit on zoom meetings rather than traversing turquoise seas and sunsets.
     
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    Lolz, yeah.
     
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    I dabble in sail boats. 2 hulls FTW. The second photo is what I currently sail, well used to sail before Covid..... This boat belonged to a friend, it was my first attempt at making a sail. Had some errors but won 7 out of 10 regattas it entered before being retired for the 2nd generation.

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    The reason I still sail...hard to get there right now...
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    I hear you! Anchored near Anagada:

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    Off the Bight:

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    The ladies enjoying a drink on the Willy T:

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    Take out the boats and add race cars and it will be the same. I have worked for some real winners, I tell ya whut....:lol::lol:
     
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    Ahhh a Sailing Anachry/Beachcats/catsailor.com member....
     
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    From their expressions, I'm not sure 'enjoying' is the right word.
    It looks like someone may have filled the shot ski with diesel.
     
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    Maybe not diesel, but it certainly was combustible lol!
     
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    One of my classmates has a business of moving other peoples boats from Annapolis to Miami. His name is Skip Krause and he may give you some pointers.
     
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    You can pretty much skip to the 2:00 minute mark in this video, but this is the the kind of stuff I used to do with our Hobie 16. It takes some balls to do hull flying wearing the trapeze, I would be about as aggressive as this guy, but sitting on the sidebar, I could get it pretty close to horizontal.

    One thing you do not see, and maybe he just took it off for the video, is a rope tied around the deck supports, which is needed to right the boat if (or when, more accurately) you dump it. It normally takes two people hanging off the rope to upright the boat, but if the wind is strong, and you swim the mast so that it blows in to the tarp, one person can right it.

     
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    The Dalmatian Islands off the coast of Croatia are still largely unspoiled. A nice change from the coasts with wall-to-wall hotels elsewhere. It was inexpensive and uncrowded when I was there a few years ago. The katabatic winds are extraordinarily predictable - start mid-day and build to 20-25 kts every afternoon. Some outstanding sailing. Only heads up is over the couple of weeks I was there we got hit with the Bora wind coming down the Adriatic off the Dolomites for one day. If that happens you'll want to plan something on a reach, as beating into that wind is a complete waste of time.

    If you get out there make sure you take a day or two to explore Dubrovnik itself, and go north to the village of Ston (you'll have to motor up the narrow channel the last few miles). The salt pans, the wall and the ancient village are well worth the side trip.
     
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    Here is some pretty good wipeouts and recoveries.

     
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    Speaking of Hobie Cats... didn't Mrs. Bo Derick do a birthday suit photo shoot on a Hobie one day?

    And....



     
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    I have been around airplanes all of my life and sailboats most of it. Never owned an airplane but have owned 3 sailboats. The wife and I sold everything and went cruising at age 35 for 5 years, we are 59 now. We started in Florida and went down Island including Venezuela, Curacao and Bonaire. We then sailed the boat back up island to Texas. The retirement plan is to do some more cruising.

    I have never been much of a sailboat racer. It seemed like allot of work to go in circles. Racing does teach you allot though and I have done a fair amount of it on other people's boats. On the last boat we won almost every race. Most of my racing is because I was talked into it.

    We have not done much costal cruising. If that is your plan I would look at trawlers, you do not sail much in the ditch. That is my experience along the Gulf Coast.

    I owned a 1988 Catalina 30 and it is a great boat. For the wife and I it was too small to live on. We did live on it every weekend for several years and the last 2 months before we went cruising. When we went cruising I wanted a boat around 38' my wife wanted mid 40's. We ended up with a 1982 416 Morgan and it worked great for us. When we were cruising we met couples on 27 to 60 foot boats and most of them were happy with the size that they had.

    Before we went cruising we did 3 bareboat charters in the BVI's. What really made us want to go cruising was 2 land vacations. One to Micronesia and the other to Key West. Below is a picture of our boat in St. Lucia.

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