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  1. Thanks Wess, appreciate your insights. As far as multi hulls, I am looking forward to next weekend, going out with some friends on a Gemini 35 for the weekend over to St. Michael's and maybe up to Rock Hall. It's good company on this trip and rare when I sail on anything civilized with creature comforts. The skipper is the son in law of the guy who created the Gemini company. His wife still runs the company but unfortunately the boats are no longer produced here on the Bay.
  2. Looking forward to selling the Ariel and choosing the next boat carefully. I am convinced that with the suggestions from here and keeping my eyes open I'll do well. Thanks for the suggestions and advice. I am almost certain to keep in the 25 foot range as it makes sense for my crew size and I am happy with my perfect little protected slip where i keep my current vessel. The boat above, J 22/24's and Evelyn's have all been enjoyable to read up on. The reality check on larger boats like the hobie 33 etc was needed. Thanks
  3. Reasons not to sell on Ebay. So surprisingly (to me) my little pearson ariel got a ton of interest and some guy bought it and then called me to say he will be flying up Friday to sail it down starting Saturday to Louisiana (from Baltimore!). Needless to say that is utterly ridiculous. His plan was Rimas like to say the least, I politely let him know that single handing my Ariel to Louisiana had a about a 1% chance of success as currently outfitted. I am not Jean Mondieu. He was bummed that I insisted on sending his deposit back.
  4. The Evelyn 25 seems like a good possibility for my entree into a "racier boat". Couple within a few hundred miles of me. Seems like there is a 25 a 25.5 and 26. With drafts between 4 and 6. Much prefer 4.
  5. Crash and Sisu (and all), you are very helpful and make valid points, thanks for your input. Getting a lot of interest on my Ariel that i posted above, taking a guy out for a test drive in an hour, so that is encouraging. As a first boat and never sailing before, buying the ariel was a good choice but excited to be looking for my next boat.
  6. one other consideration is i only race with 2 or 3 crew max - I've only done non spin, but would like that to change but crew is small.
  7. Whats it rate?
  8. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pearson-Ariel-/162674010642?hash=item25e0206a12:g:tFMAAOSwpDBZjKUf&vxp=mtr So last year I raced this boat and came in last, this year we did much better. This is my first boat, but she's gotta go so can get something a little racier (which would be anything). Any suggestions for my next boat, I'd like to spend around 15k. The family isn't into sailing so not too worried about creature comforts, light air performance a big plus, I really like Hobie33's what is similar? or do i just buy an old J boat of some sort? Sailing is in Chesapeake Bay. Racing was the smartest thing I could have done to become a better sailor, its really been enjoyable.
  9. Don't you be yelling at me when I'm cleaning my gun I'll wash the blood of the tailgate when deer seasons done.
  10. We should hijack this thread to point out that James McMurtry is the greatest living songwriter in america today. There is a lot to choose from but complicated game is a master piece. Anyone from the Chesapeake Bay should listed to the Carlisles Haul track By the way: Roscoe tried to miss em, but he didn't quite......
  11. Bob and Mae come up from little townWay down by lake Texoma where he coaches footballThey were two A champions now for two years runningBut he says they won't be this year no they won't be this yearAnd he stopped off in Tushka at that "Pop's Knife and Gun" placeBought a SKS rifle and a couple a full cases of that steel core ammoWith the berdan primers from some East bloc nation that no longer needs 'emAnd a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol I mean .50 caliber made by bad ass Hebrews And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton'sSoon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a timeWe're gonna have us a time
  12. I am!
  13. I am going to write up some commentary on our low end racing, why just last night RC forgot the flags and used a series of colored pool noodles to get the racing going, We may just keep it that way.
  14. If your school really has a compelling story find a good commercial real estate attorney file a quick suit and get a stay to begin with.,