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  1. Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll look into them. I wasn't looking to race my boat more to spectate when I wasn't sailing. I don't want to camp but I'm not looking for anything fancy.
  2. I don't have any place picked out in Florida. I just want to head somewhere warm where I can do some sailing for a week. Could be the coast or it cold be a lake. I'm looking for pointers as to a good destination. If there was something like a wooden boat show or some races to attend that would definitely be a bonus. I'm also interested in trying to learn how to windsurf so if there was a school where I could take windsurfing classes half the day and sail my dinghy the other half that would be cool also. My dinghy is a Spindrift 11N from B&B Yachts which I built this year. I didn't get it done until late September so I've only had a few chances to take it out.
  3. I'm thinking of taking my dinghy down to Florida for a week in late January or February and was wondering if there was anything interesting going on around that time that would be worth checking out when I'm not sailing the dinghy. I've never taken a boat with me on a vacation so I'm really not sure how the logistics of it all would work. If there was someplace I could stay and leave the boat in the water or pull it up on a beach that would be ideal. I have a nesting dinghy that I carry in the back of my truck so I don't want to take it apart everyday and load it in my truck if possible. Thanks for any recommendations, Hugh
  4. If a new vlog shows up with bikini click bait in the thumbnail I tend to tell google that I'm not interested. In the opposite vein I like the "Follow the Boat" vlog but hate their thumbnails which tend to be overly dramatic while their vlog is pretty down to earth and boring (but in a good way).
  5. I prefer the longer videos. 15+ minutes is good. I'd rather watch a monthly 30 minute video than a weekly 5 minute video.
  6. I watch in the evenings mostly. I have a small computer hooked up to my TV. The audio output of the computer goes to my hi-fi.
  7. Radio controlled sailing

    You want a transmitter which allows you to add a curve to the sheet input (usually called a throttle curve) and exponential to the rudder control. The FlySky is the best bang for the buck and provides telemetry data so you can keep track of the status of the batteries and the boat.
  8. Best Science Fiction Movies

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Repo Man Mr. Nobody Donnie Darko
  9. Small home built beach cat?

    Thanks for the responses. Why is a the capacity of wooden catamarans so low when a 10' minicat has a maximum payload over 500lbs?
  10. I've just about finished building my first boat (B&B yachts Spindrift 11N) and am now starting to daydream about my next project. I definitely have a need for speed so I'm looking for something that will get the adrenaline pumping. I was thinking a small catamaran would fit the bill. Does anyone know of any plans or kits of beach cats? Preferably around 10' long? I'm thinking of something like the Minicat 310 but with wooden hulls. Most of the beach cats I've found are 14' or longer and the long term plan is to live on a ~38' yacht so the shorter the better. thanks, Hugh
  11. The Brits seem to be big into dinghy cruising. Maybe this can provide you with some ideas: http://dinghycruising.org.uk/
  12. http://inflatedwingsails.com/
  13. That was a pretty fucked up episode. I can understand initially going after the guy, finding someone breaking into/onto your home and stealing your stuff would get anyone hot under the collar. Once the guy started begging that they not kill him I think I would have let it go at that point and just given the video to the authorities the next day. Joining a third world posse to hunt the guy down seemed like it could have easily ended very badly.
  14. Building my first boats

    I'm building a dinghy and so far it's only taken twice as long as planned and it's still not done. Building is fun but I'd rather be sailing.
  15. Check out SailLife. No sailing just endless boat projects. Other decent ones TotalBoat Nick Gates - His channel appears to have 15 episodes of an old TV show where he fixed up and old wooden dinghy and spends time on various classic boats. My Classic Boat - Not a lot of boat work but lots of neat old boats.